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Ukip leader to stand in Boston and Skegness

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is to stand as a candidate in Boston and Skegness in the General Election, the party has said.

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Japan's premier will 'continue to trust British economy after Brexit'

Japan's prime minister has said he will "continue to trust" the UK's economy after Brexit has taken place, as he states that maintaining an open Europe is a matter of concern to the world.

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Theresa May commits to delivering HS2 rail link

Theresa May has committed to delivering the HS2 high-speed rail link.

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Marathon monkey business as 'Mr Gorilla' Met officer finishes 26-mile route

A Metropolitan Police officer who has been crawling the London Marathon in a gorilla costume since the race began on Sunday morning has completed the 26-mile route.

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Police still questioning Whitehall terror suspect and six held in separate swoop

Terror police are continuing to question seven people, including a suspected knifeman arrested in the heart of Westminster, held after separate operations in London.

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Louise Redknapp denies marriage is in trouble

Strictly Come Dancing star Louise Redknapp has denied that her marriage is in trouble.

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Hundreds seeking compensation over ops by convicted breast surgeon

Hundreds of private patients of a surgeon convicted of carrying out needless breast operations are seeking compensation over the "devastation" wreaked by his crimes.

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School heads raise fears over exam results 'manipulation'

Headteachers are set to raise concerns that test and exam results can be manipulated by politicians to suit their own agenda.

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Secondary schools facing 'perfect storm' of pressures, headteachers warn

Secondary schools in England are facing a "perfect storm" of pressures that could have severe consequences for children, headteachers have warned.

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Maxine Peake reveals discrimination over accent in TV industry

Silk star Maxine Peake has told of the discrimination she faced in the TV industry over her accent.

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Army plans for 40,000-strong war division 'at risk over funding and recruitment'

Ambitious Army plans to establish a 40,000-strong war-fighting division are at risk unless the Government delivers on funding and recruitment, a hard-hitting parliamentary report has warned.

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Alexander Blackman praises 'wife in a million' after release from prison

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, who shot dead a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, has praised his "wife in a million" as he spoke for the first time since release from prison.

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Boy who stabbed Barbie dolls should go into care, judge rules

A seven-year-old boy who stabbed Barbie dolls and made gestures to cut their throats should go into council care, a family court judge has ruled.

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Diana's brother Earl Spencer pays tribute to her 'bravery' amid fundraiser plans

Earl Spencer has paid tribute to his sister Diana, Princess of Wales' "bravery in fighting for good causes" as the charity set up in her memory announced plans for a gala fundraising dinner.

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Jeremy Corbyn urges young voters to stop Tories 'holding them back'

Jeremy Corbyn will on Saturday make a direct plea to young people to "step up" and register to vote to stop the Conservatives "holding them back".

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PM feeding 'poisonous lie' about immigrants which causes hate crime: Tim Farron

Theresa May's focus on cutting immigration feeds the "poisonous lie" that migrants are a drain on the country and leads to people "being beaten within an inch of their lives" in hate crimes, Tim Farron has said.

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Social care for elderly must be a priority for new government, warns watchdog

Elderly social care, energy prices and financial fraud must be top priorities for the next government to maintain consumer confidence and a thriving economy, a watchdog has said.

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Call for changes to legislation paving way for UK space launches

A bold plan to build commercial space ports in Britain is at risk of being grounded by poor legislation, MPs have warned.

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Britain's Got Talent balloon sculptor bids to pop world record

The stakes are about to get seriously high on Britain's Got Talent as one hopeful attempts to break a world record on stage.

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Coronation Street viewers shocked by Bethany Platt rape scene

Coronation Street viewers were left horrified and sickened as the Bethany Platt grooming storyline came to a head with a disturbing rape scene.

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