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PM may not seek MPs' approval if deploying British forces, Johnson indicates

It would be difficult for Britain to say No if Donald Trump asked for assistance in military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in response to further chemical attacks, Boris Johnson has said.

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Jeremy Corbyn shrugs off Boris Johnson jibes and vows 'serious debate'

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to avoid "name-calling" in the General Election campaign, after Boris Johnson launched an all-out attack on the Labour leader, branding him a "mutton-headed old mugwump" who would be a threat to national security.

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Irish must do 'everything we can' to stop Brexit, says John Bruton

Former Irish premier and EU ambassador John Bruton has urged Ireland to "do everything we can" to make sure "there is no Brexit".

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SNP promoting 'civil conflict' in independence push, says David Davis

David Davis has accused the SNP of promoting "civil conflict" in their quest for independence as he faced pressure over protecting workers after Brexit.

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Knife crime and firearms offences on the increase

The number of knife crime incidents recorded by police is nearing a high not seen since 2011, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.

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Family court litigation halted as baby's rare medical condition discovered

Social services bosses who thought a baby had been shaken have halted family court litigation after discovering that she was suffering from a rare medical condition which causes "easy bruising", a judge has said.

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Taylor Wimpey earmarks £130m to help leaseholders hit by rent review clauses

Taylor Wimpey is to set aside £130 million as part of plans to help customers trapped in onerous leasehold contracts drawn up by the housebuilder.

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Figures show link between suicide and welfare re-assessments, MP suggests

Investigations into 60 cases where benefit claimants are said to have died by suicide have been carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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Brexit minister rejects fears about drug firms' exodus

Brexit Secretary David Davis has sought to play down warnings that the world's biggest drugs firms could abandon Britain.

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Child rapist to be sentenced for attacks on boys

A serial child rapist is to find out how long he will spend in prison for carrying out another sickening sex attack.

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Assaults and self-harm in prisons at record levels

Violence behind bars is getting worse, according to the latest official figures, with incidents of assault and self-harm reaching record levels.

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Radio 1 apology over Orlando Bloom 'pikey' comment

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw has apologised after Orlando Bloom used the word "pikey" on his breakfast show.

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Dozens evacuated after gas main bursts into flames

Dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes in Hampshire after a gas main burst into flames.

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New plans to extend GP access 'could prove expensive and duplicate services'

Patients are still struggling to get GP appointments, although the Government's drive to force surgeries to open for longer risks duplicating services and could prove costly, MPs have said.

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Jeremy Corbyn failed UK 'in hour of need', Tim Farron says

Tim Farron has turned his fire on Jeremy Corbyn over his handling of Brexit as he sought to get the Liberal Democrat campaign back on track.

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LGBT charity collapsed over 'chaotic' management after £1.4m grants - watchdog

A domestic violence charity that received £1.4 million of taxpayers' cash collapsed after "chaotic" management, according to a public spending watchdog.

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Liberal Democrats to back Greens in Brighton seat

The Liberal Democrats will not contest the seat currently held by Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas.

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Staff shortages and Brexit concerns 'jeopardising' children's health services

A serious shortage of paediatricians and concerns over Brexit are putting children's health services at risk, a Royal College has warned.

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Politicians 'working in the dark' over scrutiny of conflict and security fund

MPs and peers have warned they are sceptical about government promises to increase transparency around a secretive £1 billion anti-war fund.

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Government accounts 'should detail spending to show value for money'

It should be easier for citizens and MPs to assess whether Government spending offers value for money, a cross-party committee has said.

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