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UK 'must relax immigration rules for Australians as price of free trade deal'

Britain will have to relax immigration rules for Australians if it wants to strike a free trade deal with the Commonwealth nation, its high commissioner to London has said.

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Watchdog reveals nuisance callers can buy sensitive data for '4p per record'

Potential nuisance callers and scammers could be able to buy sensitive personal and financial information for as little as 4p a record, a watchdog has warned.

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Government ignores pleas to scrap tax credit 'rape clause'

Women who have a third child as a result of rape will have to demonstrate their circumstances to health and social care workers or specialist charities to avoid losing money through tax credit restrictions, the Government has confirmed.

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Teenager remanded in custody over Leonne murder

A teenager has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks, who was found stabbed to death on a path.

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Flights to the UK from Gambia suspended by tour operators

Flights to the UK from the crisis-stricken Gambia have been suspended by British tour operators, the Foreign Office said.

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'Ginger Spice' gives birth to a boy

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner has given birth to a baby boy.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall chosen to fight by-election in 'capital of Brexit'

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall will fight the crunch Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election in a major test of his plan to replace Labour as the party of the working class in the Midlands and the North of England.

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Four family members run boilers under RHI scheme, says ex-DUP health minister

A senior Democratic Unionist has revealed that four family members run boilers under the controversial green energy scheme at the centre of Stormont's powersharing crisis.

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Washington and London lead way with women's marches after Trump inauguration

Hundreds of thousands of people have joined women's marches in London and Washington DC as protests were held around the world following President Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Man dies in Tooting stabbing

A man has died following an early-hours stabbing at a house in south London.

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France's Socialist Party begins selecting presidential candidate

France's governing Socialist Party begins the process of selecting its candidate for the presidency this weekend with the first round of voting in its primary contest.

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Drivers' lives at risk due to dangerous second-hand tyres, warn councils

Dangerous second-hand tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk, councils have warned - with a local authority finding one such tyre stocked to be 23 years old.

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Brexit will destroy Good Friday Agreement, says Gerry Adams

Taking Northern Ireland out of the EU will "destroy" the Good Friday Agreement peace deal, Gerry Adams said.

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President Donald Trump vows to start working 'to make America great again'

After a heady night of celebration Donald Trump will start working to unite the nation he vowed to put first and deliver on his campaign promises.

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PM 'confident' of striking trade deal with US

Theresa May has emphasised the importance of Nato and the European Union for security and said she is "confident" of striking a trade deal with the United States despite Donald Trump's "America first" strategy.

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Hacker responsible for Trump 'gunfire' tweet, BBC Northampton says

A BBC regional news outlet briefly provoked alarm by appearing to break a world exclusive about a gun attack on Donald Trump.

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PM's post-Brexit strategy includes energy storage and battery research centre

Theresa May's industrial strategy will include a move to make post-Brexit Britain a world leader in cutting-edge energy storage and battery technology with the creation of a new research institution.

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Man held over murder bid on Glasgow street

A man has been arrested in connection with an attempted murder on a busy city street.

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Sir Michael Fallon vows the US will remain UK's closest defence partner

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has promised that the United States will remain Britain's closest security partner after Donald Trump's inauguration as president.

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Trump sworn in as 45th US president with vow to 'put America first'

Donald Trump vowed to put "America first" as he set out a nationalist agenda after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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