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Douglas Carswell denies allegations of Ukip 'subterfuge'

Ukip's only MP has quit the party, declaring "job done" as Theresa May prepares to trigger Brexit and admitting he joined to try to ensure a less divisive Leave campaign in the EU referendum.

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Civil servant working to ensure UK stays together is moved to Brexit department

A senior civil servant who has been working to ensure the UK stays together has been moved to the Brexit department amid fresh calls for Scottish independence.

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Corbyn urges Tories: Stop dithering and start investing

Britain should not be afraid of debt or borrowing money to fund investment, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

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Cheryl announces birth of 'beautiful' baby boy with boyfriend Liam Payne

Former X Factor judge Cheryl has given birth to a baby boy.

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David Furnish calls husband Sir Elton the 'greatest gift' on singer's 70th

David Furnish has wished his husband Sir Elton John a happy 70th birthday, calling their relationship "the greatest gift of all".

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The Chasers crowned winners of Let's Sing And Dance for Comic Relief 2017

Quiz show team The Chasers have been crowned the winners of Let's Sing And Dance For Comic Relief 2017.

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Thousands of Brexit protesters pay silent tribute to Westminster attack victims

Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit demonstrators fell silent at Parliament Square in tribute to the victims of the Westminster attack.

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Teenage amateur boxer who died after collapsing in ring was 'fit as a fiddle'

Tributes have been paid to a "talented" 17-year-old amateur boxer who died after collapsing in the ring.

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Two 17-year-old boys found dead at cliffs

Two teenage boys have been found dead at cliffs in Cleveland.

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TV presenter Charlie Webster 'aware of a lot' during coma

Sports presenter Charlie Webster has said she suffers from panic attacks and revealed she was "aware of a lot" while in a medically induced coma last year after falling critically ill.

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Ocean swells hampering Irish Coast Guard helicopter body retrieval

Ocean swells are hampering efforts to free the body of a missing crewman from an Irish Coast Guard helicopter which crashed into the Atlantic 11 days ago.

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Turkey 'must choose between recovery or repression'

MPs have expressed concern about human rights and democracy in Turkey.

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UK's £50bn divorce bill for Brexit not a 'punishment', Jean-Claude Juncker says

The UK's "divorce bill" for Brexit will be around £50 billion, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed.

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson put disagreements aside for dinner in New York

Long-time frenemies David Cameron and Boris Johnson met up for dinner in New York in a sign they have put their differences behind them.

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Behaviour problem in schools nationwide, says expert in report

There is evidence of a national problem with behaviour in schools, according to the Government's behaviour tsar.

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Watchdog proposes automatic compensation for poor broadband or landline service

Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.

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£2.4bn bonus for Credit Suisse bankers despite massive job cuts and £1.9bn loss

Bankers at Credit Suisse shared a bonus pot of £2.4 billion last year, despite a ruthless cost-cutting drive which saw thousands of staff axed and the lender posting a hefty loss.

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New GCSE exams grading 'likely to cause confusion'

Some parents and employers are likely to be "confused" about the new GCSE grading system, England's chief exams regulator has acknowledged.

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Royal Marine who won Taliban murder conviction appeal 'should be freed'

A Royal Marine described as the "last casualty of a failed war" should be freed as an act of "exceptional mercy" from his prison sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, appeal judges have been urged.

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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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