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Ex-Tory MP Bob Spink who defected to Ukip charged with electoral fraud

Former Conservative MP Bob Spink, who defected to Ukip and became its first ever MP, has been charged with electoral fraud.

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Hospital staff more likely than patients to be served fresh food, report finds

NHS staff are more than twice as likely as patients to be served fresh food in hospitals, according to a new report.

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Southern Railway's parent firm sees complains soar amid industrial dispute

The rate of complaints by passengers travelling on trains operated by Southern Railway's parent company soared at the end of last year.

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Anti-ageing drug could be on the market in three years, say scientists

A drug that reverses ageing, promotes DNA repair and could even help astronauts travel to Mars by reducing the impact of cosmic radiation, may be on the market in three years, scientists claim.

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MP told to apologise over failure to declare interest in telecom firm

A Conservative MP has been told to apologise to the House of Commons after failing to declare his interest in a telecommunications company while taking part in parliamentary inquiries relating to the industry.

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Calls for 10% fruit and vegetable subsidy to encourage healthier eating

Healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables should be subsidised by up to 10% to encourage healthy eating habits, a study suggests.

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Drug-resistant strains threatening efforts to eradicate TB, scientists say

Decades of progress in combating tuberculosis are in danger of being derailed by the rising tide of drug-resistant TB strains, experts have warned.

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Westminster terror attack claims fourth innocent victim

The Westminster terror attack has claimed its fourth innocent victim, as police confirmed that a 75-year-old man has died in hospital.

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Sea ice cover reaches record low as winter ends in the Arctic

The Arctic has ended the winter with record low sea ice cover after warm temperatures and "heat waves", US scientists said.

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Finish the peace building of Martin McGuinness, Bill Clinton urges mourners

Former US president Bill Clinton has told mourners at Martin McGuinness's funeral to finish the peace building work he began.

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Sir Richard Branson says hard Brexit 'a shot in the foot' as he urges new vote

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is calling for a second EU referendum, warning a hard Brexit will be a "shot in the foot" for Britain.

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Student thrown over bonnet of killer's car in Westminster attack

A student injured in the Westminster terror attack went over the bonnet of the killer's car as the carnage began, his mother said today.

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Quarterly retail sales show biggest drop since 2010

Retail sales in the three months to February recorded their biggest drop in almost seven years as rising petrol prices cut into households' disposable income.

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Censored 16th century book 'may offer clues' to female anatomy knowledge lag

A censored 16th century anatomy book may provide evidence that taboos slowed the development of knowledge of the female genitals, researchers have said.

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Pilot jailed after preparing to fly jet while over legal alcohol limit

A pilot who admitted preparing to fly a passenger jet while more than double the legal alcohol limit has been jailed for 10 months.

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Post-Brexit vote fall in EU nationals working in UK 'driven by graduates'

Graduates drove a 50,000 fall in numbers of EU nationals working in the UK in the wake of last year's Brexit vote, according to new analysis.

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Pre-Brexit 'sweet spot' for exporters unlikely to last, warns Bank deputy

UK exporters are in a welcome "sweet spot" thanks to a boost from the Brexit-hit pound - but this is unlikely to last , according to a senior Bank of England policymaker.

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Women reluctant to join companies offering unequal pay, survey finds

Companies refusing to pay men and women the same salaries will find it difficult to recruit female workers, a report warns.

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Criticism of Jimmy Fallon over Trump interview was unfair, says James Corden

British comedian James Corden has defended rival talk show host Jimmy Fallon over "unfair" criticism of his interview with US President Donald Trump.

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Next annual profits show first fall for eight years

High street giant Next has revealed its first fall in annual profits for eight years as it was hit by sliding sales and warned that 2017 is set to be "another tough year".

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