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Becoming Sinn Fein's Stormont leader 'honour and privilege' for Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill has described her appointment as the party's new Stormont leader as the biggest honour and privilege of her life.

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Labour's Tristram Hunt and Jamie Reed formally stand down as MPs

Labour MPs Tristram Hunt and Jamie Reed have formally stood down from the House of Commons, paving the way for by-elections in Stoke-on-Trent Central and Copeland on February 23.

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Tunisia beach massacre victim identified by glittery nail varnish, inquest told

A victim of the Tunisia beach massacre was identified by her glittery nail varnish after being shot in the neck and chest, an inquest has heard.

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GCHQ spy agency chief Robert Hannigan to step down

The head of spy agency GCHQ has announced he is to step down after just over two years in the post - sparking a search for candidates to take over one of the most senior roles in British intelligence.

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Mother jailed over 'sickening' plot to let paedophile rape daughter, seven

A woman who took part in a "sickening" plot to let a paedophile rape her seven-year-old daughter has been jailed for nine years.

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High-velocity rifle used in gun attack on police officer on garage forecourt

A high-velocity rifle was used to spray up to 10 shots at a petrol station and injure a policeman in North Belfast, the chief constable has said.

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Theresa May vows to shape 'stronger future' as she unveils industrial strategy

Prime Minister Theresa May launched the Government's new industrial strategy for a post-Brexit Britain as she held her first Cabinet meeting in the regions.

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Self-fuelling tumours resist breast cancer drugs, research shows

Breast cancer tumours can overcome attempts to shut off their oestrogen fuel supply by making the hormone themselves, scientists have learned.

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UK could stay in single market in post-Brexit plan drawn-up by Wales parties

Britain can restrict the free movement of labour after Brexit while remaining in the European single market, political parties in Wales have said.

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Theresa May and Donald Trump 'to discuss trade tariffs' at White House meeting

Theresa May and Donald Trump will hold talks this week on slashing tariffs on existing trade between Britain and the United States and making it easier for workers to move between the two countries, it has been reported.

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Trump win and 'customer-friendly' sports results hit Paddy Power Betfair takings

Donald Trump's shock election victory and unfavourable sporting results dented takings at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair to the tune of £40 million in the fourth quarter.

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Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase cancer risk, agency warns

Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a Government body has said.

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Government urged to 'radically reshape' energy market

The Government is being urged to "radically reshape" the energy market to avoid more job losses in the steel industry.

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UK faces slow growth and rising unemployment due to Brexit, think tank warns

Britain is facing three years of slow growth, rising unemployment and squeezed consumer spending as the Brexit-induced collapse in the pound triggers a radical rebalancing of the economy.

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Call for policy rethink as 'obesity is not going to bankrupt NHS'

Overweight and obese people dying early saves taxpayers billions and means obesity's impact on the public purse has been overblown, a think tank has claimed.

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When Margaret Thatcher performed a u-turn in Downing Street

Margaret Thatcher famously said "the lady's not for turning", but made an exception when behind the wheel of a Rover 800, newly released documents show.

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Being first to hold talks with Trump 'biggest statement' about women, says PM

Being the first world leader to hold talks with Donald Trump in the Oval Office is the "biggest statement" she can make about the global role of women, Theresa May has said.

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Corbyn refuses to say if he would deploy troops to defend ally invaded by Russia

Jeremy Corbyn has refused to say whether he would deploy British troops to defend a Nato ally invaded by Russia.

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Climate change deniers will 'test our world to destruction', Charles warns

The Prince of Wales has warned climate change deniers they will "test our world to destruction" unless action is taken to cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Jeremy Corbyn refuses to say if he will force his MPs to back Brexit

Labour faced accusations that it was being "cannibalised" by Ukip and the Liberal Democrats, as Jeremy Corbyn again refused to say whether he will force his MPs to back Brexit.

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