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Philip Hammond says NI women will be given free abortions in England to head off Queen’s Speech defeat

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Philip Hammond says NI women will be given free abortions Nicky Morgan says PM must hold leadership contest after Brexit deal MPs to vote on on Queen’s Speech  Jeremy Corbyn urges MPs today to back a ‘jobs first’ Brexit George Osborne picks up his sixth job

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Russia mocks HMS Queen Elizabeth as ‘large convenient target’ as it warns British warship to ‘keep its distance’

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The Russian military has mocked Britain’s new aircraft carrier, saying the HMS Queen Elizabeth presented "a large convenient target" and would be wise to keep its distance from Moscow’s warships. The giant vessel, Britain’s most advanced and biggest warship, embarked on its maiden

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More than 50,000 Britons with ‘metal on metal’ hips recalled for X-rays and blood tests over toxic fears 

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More than 50,000 Britons with “metal on metal” hips are being recalled and told to undergo X-rays and blood tests after watchdogs found they are far more toxic than was thought. Every person who has been fitted with the devices is being advised to have checks, in a safety alert issued by the

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Wimbledon ring of steel: Security barriers to prevent London Bridge-style attack

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The Metropolitan Police will throw a ring of steel around Wimbledon next week, with heavy barriers erected at key points on roads around the All England Lawn Tennis Club to prevent any possible vehicle attack on spectators queuing outside. Armed police will operate a shoot-to-kill policy to

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With two smartphones on his desk, Emmanuel Macron’s very modern official portrait

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French President Emmanuel Macron has again torn up the political rule book book with the release on Twitter of his official photo which features, in a likely first for a head of state, a pair of smartphones. The smiling 39-year-old was photographed standing in his office in the Elysée palace,

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Donald Trump launches astonishing attack on US television presenter Mika Brzezinski

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President Donald Trump has launched a remarkably personal attack on television host Mika Brzezinski, describing her as "bleeding badly from a face-lift" as she begged to spend the New Year’s holiday with him. Mr Trump’s team have described this week as "Energy Week", hoping

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Woman who pretended to be a man for two years to trick female friend into sex is found guilty after retrial

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A woman has been convicted of impersonating a man over two years in an "astonishing deception" to trick her female friend into sex. Gayle Newland, 27, created a "disturbingly complex" online persona to achieve her own "bizarre sexual satisfaction". A retrial jury

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Social media is ruining lives, as young people put their own at risk for a taste of viral fame 

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Social media “gives a voice to people who don’t deserve one” tweeted Devon MP Gary Streeter last night. Of course he’s wrong, but – ironically – social media does encourage some stupid behavior. Thanks to the unparalleled democratisation of communication, we enjoy an age in which

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‘What’s the number for 101?’: 10 of the silliest calls to 999

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It’s been 80 years of the 999 emergency number, devised so the public could get in touch with the emergency services as quickly as possible when they were in desperate need. Because of this anniversary, BT has released the silliest and most brainless calls to the emergency number. Despite it

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Philip Hammond announces NI women will be given free abortions in England 

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The Government will fund abortions in England for women arriving from Northern Ireland, it has been announced. The concession follows mounting pressure from MPs and a proposed amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for the Government to allocate adequate funding for women who are forced

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