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MP's rape 'survivor' story moves House to tears

An MP has moved colleagues to tears after revealing she was raped at 14, telling the Commons: "I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor."

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'Highly organised' IS plotting terror attacks on UK from Syria, warns MI6 chief

Britain can never be safe from Syrian terror threats until the brutal civil war is brought to an end, spy chief Alex Younger has said.

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Controversial lawyer Phil Shiner admits paying fixer to find clients

Controversial human rights lawyer Phil Shiner, who brought murder and torture claims against British Iraq War veterans, has admitted a string of misconduct charges including paying a fixer thousands of pounds for finding clients.

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Immigration inquiry MPs to tour UK and gather views at public meetings

An influential Commons committee is to tour the country as part of a new inquiry on immigration.

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Norovirus cases higher than in last five winters

Levels of the vomiting bug norovirus are now higher than in previous years, figures show.

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Labour under fire after most MPs back Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Labour has faced an onslaught from all sides after most of its MPs backed Theresa May's plans to trigger the process for quitting the European Union by the end of March on condition the PM reveals her strategy.

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Johnson's Saudi Arabia 'proxy wars' comment a personal view, not policy - May

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been slapped down by Downing Street over his claim that British ally Saudi Arabia has been "playing proxy wars" in the Middle East.

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Domestic abuse related to roughly 10% of crimes recorded by police

Around one in 10 crimes recorded by police are linked to domestic abuse, official figures show.

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Control of National Grid gas pipe network sold to overseas consortium

National Grid has agreed to sell a 61% stake in Britain's £13.8 billion gas pipe network to a team of global investors including Chinese and Qatari buyers.

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Sports Direct profits hit by sterling collapse but Ashley still buys jet

Profits at scandal-hit Sports Direct have taken a hammering following the collapse in sterling - but it has not stopped billionaire owner Mike Ashley splashing out on a new corporate jet.

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Teenagers jailed for life after murders should be named in reports, says judge

A judge says a teenage couple detained for life for murdering a mother and daughter should be named in media reports.

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Number of Sure Start children's centres closing rises every year since 2010

The number of Sure Start children's centres closing has increased every year since 2010 with 156 shutting in 2015 alone, official statistics show.

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Hundreds of police accused of abusing power for sexual gain, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed.

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Patients waiting week longer to see consultant than four years ago, experts warn

Patients are waiting a week longer to see a consultant than four years ago, experts have warned, as they pointed to a "worrying" trend for increasing waiting times.

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Sufferers of psychotic illnesses 'may have treatable immune disorder'

Some sufferers of psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia may have a treatable immune disorder, research suggests.

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Aid department examining contractor spending after figure soars to £1bn

The foreign aid department has said it is considering how to increase scrutiny of contractor spending after a newspaper investigation found it had soared to £1 billion a year.

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Giraffes in danger of extinction as population plunges by up to 40%

Giraffes are being pushed towards extinction, with the global population plummeting by up to 40% over the past 30 years, conservationists have said.

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Ban on junk food ads aimed at children extended to online and social media

Junk food advertising is to be banned across all children's media - including online and social - in a landmark decision to help tackle childhood obesity.

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Labour under fire on all sides after backing Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Labour faced an onslaught from all sides after most of its MPs backed Theresa May's plans to trigger the process for quitting the European Union by the end of March on condition the PM reveals her strategy.

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Ex-football coach Jim McCafferty to face court on child sex charge

A former football coach and Celtic kit man has been charged with a child sex offence.

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