Theresa May survives confidence vote with a majority of 83
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Theresa May survives confidence vote with a majority of 83

This has been a long and challneging day. But, at the end of it, I’m pleased to have received the backing of my collegaues in tonight’s ballot. Whilst…

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Theresa May wins critical vote of confidence from Conservative MPs, thwarting Brexiteer rebels
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Theresa May wins critical vote of confidence from Conservative MPs, thwarting Brexiteer rebels

Theresa May has won a critical vote of confidence from Conservative MPs, dashing the hopes of Brexiteer rebels who want to end her leadership. The prime minister was backed…

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UTI test often fails to detect infection, say researchers
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UTI test often fails to detect infection, say researchers

The “gold standard” test for urinary tract infections (UTIs) is not fit for purpose, according to research which suggests that it fails to diagnose most chronic sufferers. UTIs…

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Thousands protest against grammar school plans to prioritise poorer pupils and local children
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Thousands protest against grammar school plans to prioritise poorer pupils and local children

Thousands have signed a petition against plans to give greater priority to local children and poorer students in the entry requirements of a group of grammar schools.  The…

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Extinct Australian ‘marsupial lion’ that pounced on prey completely reconstructed for first time
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Extinct Australian ‘marsupial lion’ that pounced on prey completely reconstructed for first time

A fearsome marsupial lion that once prowled the Australian outback has been reconstructed from fossilised remains unearthed in caves. After a nearly complete skeleton was discovered in western Australia, scientists were able…

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Politicians like Theresa May are seeking to control the news agenda by making unchallenged pronouncements
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Politicians like Theresa May are seeking to control the news agenda by making unchallenged pronouncements

Once upon a time, politicians expected a certain deference from journalists. They largely got it too, with questions asked almost apologetically – and certainly not on the doorstep…

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Two technicians at Antarctica station dead after being found unconscious
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Two technicians at Antarctica station dead after being found unconscious

Two technicians at a scientific station in Antarctica have died after being found unconscious, according to the National Science Foundation. East Antarctica glacial stronghold melting as seas warm…

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Theresa May will not lead Conservative party into 2022 general election, MPs say
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Theresa May will not lead Conservative party into 2022 general election, MPs say

Theresa May has told Conservative MPs that she will not lead the party into the 2022 election, in a bid to win their support in a critical vote of…

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‘It’s no fun if you’re scared’: Alex Honnold reflects on his historic free solo climb of El Capitan
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‘It’s no fun if you’re scared’: Alex Honnold reflects on his historic free solo climb of El Capitan

“I just love frickin’ climbing,” exclaims Alex Honnold, smiling broadly. Sitting in a hotel room dressed in a baggy black hoodie, walking boots and jogging bottoms, the lean…

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‘Raging’ Cornish Santa angers parents with beard-ripping tantrum
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‘Raging’ Cornish Santa angers parents with beard-ripping tantrum

An irate Santa Claus astonished children at a Christmas event in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, this week when he burst out of his grotto during a fire evacuation to…

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Turkey primed to start offensive against US-backed Kurds in Syria
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Turkey primed to start offensive against US-backed Kurds in Syria

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said that Turkey will launch a military operation against the Kurds in northern Syria within days, in a decision that could…

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Michael Cohen sentencing: Trump’s former lawyer ‘to state publicly all he knows about president’
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Michael Cohen sentencing: Trump’s former lawyer ‘to state publicly all he knows about president’

Michael Cohen's sentencing could be followed by more revelations about Donald Trump, his adviser has announced. Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in…

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‘Russia’s most modern robot’ revealed to be just a person in a suit
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‘Russia’s most modern robot’ revealed to be just a person in a suit

A robot hailed as the most advanced created in Russia was actually just a man in a suit. The android – known as Boris – took to the stage…

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Galaxy S10 release date, price and specs revealed in major leak ahead of Samsung launch
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Galaxy S10 release date, price and specs revealed in major leak ahead of Samsung launch

A slew of rumours surrounding the Galaxy S10 mean there are few secrets left to reveal about Samsung's highly-anticipated flagship smartphone. One unknown that still remains, however, is the release date…

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Are university bosses really earning their six-figure salaries?
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Are university bosses really earning their six-figure salaries?

Rows over pay for university bosses have been rumbling on for some time, but the strength of feeling among students and academics has not died down. They say…

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Do you want sprouts?’
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Do you want sprouts?’

What are you having for Christmas dinner? Turkey? Beef? Nut roast? Yorkshire pudding with your chicken*? Forget the meat/not meat. If there’s one thing guaranteed to divide the…

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Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison
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Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal fixer, was sentenced to 36 months in prison in New York on Wednesday for crimes including lying to Congress and facilitating illegal…

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Scotland’s top earners to pay more tax as higher rate frozen
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Scotland’s top earners to pay more tax as higher rate frozen

Scotland’s top earners face higher income tax bills to help finance cuts for the least well-off and an increase in spending on hospitals and nurseries, the Scottish government…

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Landlord fined £25,000 over lack of hot water for disabled tenant
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Landlord fined £25,000 over lack of hot water for disabled tenant

The wife of Britain’s most controversial buy-to-let landlord, Fergus Wilson, has been ordered to pay £25,000 in fines and legal costs after a court ruled that she had…

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Nicolás Maduro accuses White House of direct role in assassination attempt
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Nicolás Maduro accuses White House of direct role in assassination attempt

Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolás Maduro, has accused the White House of playing a direct role in an attempt to assassinate him and claimed “ultra-right locos” within Brazil’s incoming…

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Antarctic diary records horror at finding Captain Scott’s body
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Antarctic diary records horror at finding Captain Scott’s body

The haunting sledging journals of Tryggve Gran, in which the young Norwegian explorer details his discovery of the frozen body of Captain Scott in the Antarctic, have sold…

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