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Child sex abuse probe lawyer read about his suspension on the internet

The national probe into child sex abuse has been plunged into fresh controversy after its senior lawyer said he learned of his suspension from the investigation via the internet.

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Four-fifths of consumers confident over job security, says spending power report

A record 81% of consumers feel confident about their job security, according to a report.

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Most people have older 'heart age' than actual age, study reveals

The vast majority of people have an older "heart age" than their actual age, a new study suggests.

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Lack of funds harming female offender rehabilitation efforts - report

A shortage of accommodation and lack of funding are hampering efforts to help female offenders turn away from crime, a watchdog has warned.

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Signing ceremony set to finalise Hinkley nuclear power station deal

A signing ceremony is expected to be held to finalise the deal to build the first new UK nuclear power station in a generation.

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Bob Geldof attacks Donald Trump and Boris Johnson at Canada summit

Bob Geldof used his opening ceremony speech at the One Young World Summit to label Donald Trump a "racist" and a "liar".

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Scandal-hit ambulance trust to be put into special measures

A scandal-hit ambulance trust is to be put into special measures after a regulator found it was putting patients at risk.

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Some painkillers 'increase the risk of developing heart failure'

Common painkillers used by millions of people in the UK are linked to an increased risk of heart failure, experts have said.

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Barnsley suspend coach Tommy Wright over payment allegations

A Championship football team has suspended its head coach following allegations he took a £5,000 payment to help place players at his club.

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William and Kate go off the rails in daredevil steam train adventure

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found themselves on the wrong side of the tracks when they made an impromptu stop to see a Canadian steam train.

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Ministers 'blatantly ignoring' smart motorways safety concerns, MPs warn

Ministers are "blatantly ignoring" safety concerns about smart motorways, according to MPs.

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Negotiating Brexit could cost £65m and require 520 more staff, think-tank warns

Planning for Brexit could cost the Government £65 million a year and involve hiring at least 500 civil servants - but time is being "wasted" on "political squabbles and turf wars", a new report warns.

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Child sex abuse probe lawyer read about his suspension on the internet

The national probe into child sex abuse has been plunged into fresh controversy after its senior lawyer said he learned of his suspension from the investigation via the internet.

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for Labour unity as he targets 'socialism for 21st century'

Jeremy Corbyn has set out a programme of "socialism for the 21st century" as he urged his fractured party to unite to take on the Conservatives in a general election he said could come as early as next year.

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Tributes paid after two Matalan workers found dead near Cardiff city centre shop

Tributes have been paid after two Matalan employees were allegedly stabbed to death near the city centre store where they worked.

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William and Kate use first joint tweet to sign virtual visitors' book

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have signed a virtual visitors' book - with their first joint tweet.

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Nine out of 10 shoppers using own bags since 5p charge introduced - study

Nine in 10 shoppers in England now use their own carrier bags following the 5p Government levy introduced a year ago, according to a study.

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Sam Allardyce says he has "paid the consequences" for "error of judgment"

Former England manager Sam Allardyce has told reporters he made "an error of judgment", adding: "I have paid the consequences."

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Junior doctors urged to abandon industrial action after court ruling on contract

Doctors' leaders have been urged to stop threatening industrial action in the wake of a High Court judge's ruling on an NHS contract dispute.

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Pippa Middleton 'has good reason to fear all iCloud information has been hacked'

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister has "good reason" to fear that all information held in her iCloud account has been hacked, a High Court judge has said.

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