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Davis: UK will refuse to hand Brussels £50 billion exit fee

The UK will refuse to hand Brussels £50 billion to pay for its divorce from the European Union, David Davis has insisted.

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No need for EU to 'punish' UK for Brexit, warns London Mayor

The European Union will be making a major mistake if it tries to "punish" the UK for Brexit, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned in a keynote address in Brussels.

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Ministers would consider direct rule if powersharing talks fail, MPs told

The Government will countenance the reintroduction of direct rule in Northern Ireland if extended talks to restore powersharing fail, Secretary of State James Brokenshire has warned.

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Wife 'overjoyed' as Marine Alexander Blackman likely to be home within weeks

The wife of Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, who fatally shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, has spoken of her joy at the prospect of him coming home in a few weeks.

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Tycoon denies racism after 'coloured' tenants ban from homes due to curry smells

A property tycoon who banned "coloured" tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry has insisted he is not racist.

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'Low-priority' items could go in NHS prescriptions shake-up to cut costs

Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans.

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Tesco to take £235m hit after reaching deal over accounting scandal

Supermarket giant Tesco will take a £235 million hit after reaching an agreement with authorities over its accounting scandal that will see it make a hefty compensation payout to investors.

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Westminster terrorist's 'shocked' wife 'totally condemns his actions'

The wife of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood has said she is "saddened and shocked" by the atrocity, saying she "condemns" his actions.

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Fears over offenders wrongly returned to jail because of faulty tag straps

Equipment used to monitor dozens of offenders or suspects in the community is faulty, it has emerged.

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Google Home voice-controlled smart speaker gets UK launch date

Google Home, the tech giant's voice-controlled smart speaker to rival Amazon's Echo, will launch in the UK on April 6.

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Qatari investors being courted by UK ministers for security and health projects

Qatari investors will be urged to back cyber-security and healthcare projects as part of a drive to secure trade deals as the UK prepares for Brexit.

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Civilians could become chief constables under Government plans

Civilians could compete with senior police for chief constable jobs under new Government plans.

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Reassurances for workers caught up in botched nuclear power station deal

Workers at nuclear power stations at the heart of a botched decommissioning deal will not be under threat, Energy Secretary Greg Clark has said.

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BT fined record £42 million over 'serious breach' of Ofcom rules

BT has been hit with a record £42 million fine by the telecoms watchdog and is facing compensation costs to rivals of £300 million over delayed high-speed cable installations.

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MP calls for suspension of hunting after hounds linked to bovine TB

Hunting should be suspended while the Government investigates the scale of bovine tuberculosis among fox hounds, ministers have been told.

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Take That take on Ed Sheeran in albums chart

Take That could topple Ed Sheeran from his top spot in the albums chart this week.

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Brokenshire: Parties have 'few short weeks' to strike Stormont deal

Parties in Northern Ireland have a "short few weeks" to strike a deal to save powersharing at Stormont, Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said.

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Watchdog considers Comic Relief probe after complaints over swearing and sound

TV watchdog Ofcom is considering whether to launch an investigation into the BBC's Red Nose Day telethon after the fundraiser sparked more than 150 complaints.

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Boris Johnson postpones Russia visit to attend Nato meeting

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has postponed a planned visit to Russia in order to attend a meeting with Nato counterparts, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Estate agent vows to remove 'sexist' advert

A "sexist" advert for an estate agent depicting a young woman with an older man will be removed after it sparked a backlash.

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