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Don't babble on about politics, Oscar winners urged by British director

The British director of an Oscar best film nominee has urged this year's winners not to "babble" on about political issues.

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CSA complaint cases 'taking more than a year to resolve'

It is "totally unacceptable" that people owed thousands of pounds back from the Government are having to wait more than a year to get their cases reviewed, an MP has said.

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Three remanded on slavery charges after raid on bunker cannabis farm

Three men have appeared in court charged with drug and slavery offences after police discovered a cannabis farm in an underground nuclear bunker.

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'Disadvantaged' A-level pupils offered free tuition to help get into university

A-level pupils from poorer backgrounds will be offered free tuition to help get them into university in an effort to increase diversity.

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Transport Secretary urges buyers to think twice about opting for diesel

Drivers should think long and hard before buying a diesel car, the Transport Secretary has said.

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It's not the time to ditch Corbyn, says Tom Watson

Labour's leaders must take "a long hard look" at what is not working following the party's defeat in the Copeland by-election, deputy leader Tom Watson has said.

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Harriet Harman: I was encouraged to pity exceptionally beautiful girls

Labour former deputy leader Harriet Harman has revealed she and her three sisters were "encouraged to pity exceptionally beautiful girls" when they were growing up.

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Squatters near Buckingham Palace evicted over 'security risk'

Squatters shacked up in a grand building metres away from Buckingham Palace have been evicted in an early morning "stealth mode" operation.

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Anger as Trump's press chief bars UK news outlets from White House briefing

Donald Trump's press secretary has barred news organisations, including the BBC, from a White House press briefing.

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Rail operators accused of 'smokescreen' to prevent passenger compensation claims

Train companies are failing to properly inform passengers about their rights, a consumer group has claimed.

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Co-op is first UK retailer to use only Fairtrade cocoa in its products

The Co-op is to become the first UK retailer to use only Fairtrade cocoa in its products, giving a huge boost to the Fairtrade movement.

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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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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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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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