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BMA chief defends junior doctors over five-day strikes plan

The decision to call five-day doctor strikes - which were then abandoned - was not a mistake, the head of the junior doctors' committee has said.

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Sam Allardyce says he has "paid the consequences" for "error of judgment"

Former England manager Sam Allardyce has told reporters he made "an error of judgment", adding: "I have paid the consequences."

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Falklands veteran's widow who hopes to have his child wins embryos battle

The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court declaration that gives her a "last chance" to have her late husband's child.

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Briton remanded over 'terror offences' linked to Ukraine conflict

A British man has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences linked to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Man held after two Matalan workers stabbed to death in street

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two Matalan employees near the city centre store where they worked.

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Jeremy Corbyn pledges 'socialism of 21st century' in bid to put Labour in power

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to deliver "the socialism of the 21st century" as he insisted that under his leadership, Labour will be a party not only of protest but also of power.

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Pippa Middleton 'has good reason to fear all iCloud information has been hacked'

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister has "good reason" to fear that all information held in her iCloud account has been hacked, a High Court judge has said.

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Liberty-depriving applications reach highest level ever

Applications to deprive people of their liberty - through methods such as straps, restraints or behaviour-controlling medicines - are at their highest ever level.

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Slowdown in growth following vote for Brexit to last 'several years'

Britain will suffer a slowdown in economic growth for "several years" following its decision to break free of the European Union, according to a report.

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New setback for child sex abuse inquiry as top lawyer 'threatens to quit'

The national inquiry into child sexual abuse could be facing another serious blow after reports claimed its most senior lawyer is considering resigning.

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Mark Carney hails 'positive' long-term hopes for economy despite growth slowdown

The long-term outlook for the UK economy is positive, according to the governor of the Bank of England, but he said growth was slowing in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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German commissioner slams Cameron over EU referendum campaign

David Cameron ran a "shit" referendum campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union, Germany's European commissioner has said.

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Judge to rule on NHS contract row between junior doctors and Jeremy Hunt

A High Court judge is preparing to deliver a ruling on a staffing contract row between junior doctors and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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William and Kate face up to culinary challenge of geoduck on Canada tour

Tasting regional delicacies is a tried and tested ritual of royal tours but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found themselves sampling a dish dubbed "absolutely phallic" by a chef while in Canada.

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Chief Rabbi leads tributes after ex-Israeli leader Shimon Peres dies at 93

Britain's chief rabbi has paid tribute to Shimon Peres, describing him as a "true giant amongst men", after the former Israeli president died aged 93.

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Sainsbury's sales continue to suffer in supermarket price war

Sainsbury's has posted a second consecutive quarterly fall in sales as it remains under pressure amid the bitter supermarket war and food price deflation.

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Membership drive puts AA back in the black

The AA has driven back into profit after the breakdown service said it has reversed a decline in falling membership numbers.

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Health bodies given guidelines on how to explain why a hospital is closing

Health bodies have been issued guidance on how to broach the subject of hospital closures with the public.

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Hospitals must end 'potentially dangerous' night discharges, MPs say

Jeremy Hunt must set out how he intends to stop hospitals discharging patients in the middle of the night unless they specifically want to go home, MPs have said.

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110,000 'sandwich generation' cancer carers in UK, says Macmillan support group

The UK has around 110,000 "sandwich generation" carers who are looking after a parent with cancer and their own children , figures suggest.

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