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MPs' 1.4% pay rise confirmed by standards authority

MPs are to receive a 1.4% pay rise - well above the 1% pay cap imposed on public sector workers - it has been confirmed.

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Tributes paid to woman killed by Storm Doris debris in Wolverhampton

Tributes have been paid to a woman killed in Wolverhampton after being struck by flying debris caused by Storm Doris.

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Jeremy Corbyn vows to continue despite humiliating Copeland by-election defeat

Jeremy Corbyn is resisting calls to consider his position after Labour crashed to a humiliating defeat in the Copeland by-election.

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Former Stephen Lawrence murder suspect jailed over drugs plot

A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been jailed for more than six years over a £4 million drugs plot.

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Remain campaign outspent Leave by £5m in EU referendum

The Remain campaign outspent Leave by a margin of more than £5 million in last year's EU referendum, new figures have revealed.

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Advocate General for Scotland Lord Keen charged with firearms offence

The UK Government's most senior adviser on Scots law has been charged with a firearms offence.

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Banker's family in 'think again' plea as thug jailed for single-punch killing

The heartbroken family of former Queen's banker Oliver Dearlove urged people to "think again" before using their fists, as the thug who killed him with a single punch began a six-year jail term.

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Blind man Tasered by police who mistook cane for gun

A blind man has been Tasered by police after his cane was mistaken for a gun.

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Jailed boyfriend of Towie star may be released within weeks

The boyfriend of Towie star Cara Kilbey may walk free within weeks after being cleared of masterminding a multimillion-pound drugs empire but jailed for possessing criminal property.

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Brave football mascot Bradley Lowery asked to lead out England at Wembley

A five-year-old football mascot whose battle with a rare cancer has won the hearts of people around the world has been invited to lead out England at Wembley.

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Corbyn: EU migrants deliberately left 'dangling on a string' by Theresa May

EU migrants in the UK are being deliberately left 'dangling on a string' by Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has warned.

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Tory ex-home secretary Lord Waddington dies at 87

Conservative former home secretary and governor of Bermuda Lord Waddington has died at the age of 87.

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Price of stamps to increase by 1p

The price of stamps is to increase, Royal Mail has announced.

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Roald Dahl-owned Francis Bacon triptych could fetch £56m at auction

A Francis Bacon triptych once owned by the celebrated author Roald Dahl is expected to fetch up to 70 million US dollars (£56m) at auction.

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British media have 'demonised' Ukip and made me a virtual prisoner, says Farage

Nigel Farage has said he is living like a "virtual prisoner" and is "frightened" to leave his home because of the way the media has "demonised" Ukip.

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'Shifting goalposts' on PIP will hit 160,000 disabled people - Labour

Around 160,000 disabled people will be stripped of benefits entitlements after the Government shifted the goalposts to deal with legal rulings, according to Labour.

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New home-buyers could need £23,000 to get onto property ladder

People aspiring to get on the property ladder across England and Wales could find themselves needing more than £23,000 for a deposit and moving costs, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

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Pressure from parents seeing children misdiagnosed with special needs

Children are being misdiagnosed with special educational needs due to pressure from pushy parents, according to a poll.

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Soaring energy bills a result of government intervention, report finds

Electricity prices have soared because of constant intervention in the energy sector by successive governments, a Parliamentary report has found.

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Government warned over price intervention as Centrica reports profits rise

British Gas owner Centrica has fuelled further controversy over energy prices after reporting another rise in profits, while boss Iain Conn warned against Government intervention in the sector.

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