Revealed: 700 child knife crime victims in West Midlands last year
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Revealed: 700 child knife crime victims in West Midlands last year

Nearly 700 schoolchildren were victims of knife crime in the West Midlands last year, including 41 of primary school age, according to police figures that highlight growing alarm…

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Pilot scheme moves NHS closer to ending four-hour A&E target
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Pilot scheme moves NHS closer to ending four-hour A&E target

NHS England has moved a step closer to scrapping the four-hour A&E waiting time target, and has announced that it is to trial a new set of standards.…

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Number of empty homes in England rises to more than 216,000
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Number of empty homes in England rises to more than 216,000

The number of empty homes across England has risen for the second consecutive year to more than 216,000, the highest level since 2012, according to official figures. The…

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Italian woman to press charges after Salvini post prompts abuse
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Italian woman to press charges after Salvini post prompts abuse

A woman who was ridiculed online by Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, is pressing charges after his post provoked a deluge of hateful messages and threats…

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Brexit likely to hurt business investment for years, says BoE policymaker – business live
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Brexit likely to hurt business investment for years, says BoE policymaker – business live

Brexit likely to hurt business investment for years, says BoE policymaker - business live

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May set for talks with Juncker in Strasbourg later today on possible Brexit deal, Dublin says – Politics live
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May set for talks with Juncker in Strasbourg later today on possible Brexit deal, Dublin says – Politics live

Ive been to see Dominic Raab deliver what we are obliged to call a wide-ranging speech in London that is, one signalling leadership intentions. As is often the…

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Shamima Begum’s mother asks Home Office to show mercy
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Shamima Begum’s mother asks Home Office to show mercy

The mother of Shamima Begum has reportedly written to the Home Office to urge the department to reconsider its decision to strip the teenage Isis bride of her…

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Brexit: meaningful vote will go ahead, Theresa May says
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Brexit: meaningful vote will go ahead, Theresa May says

Theresa May has said the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal will go ahead on Tuesday, as a leading Tory centrist said she would lose the confidence of…

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Israel president rejects Netanyahu comments about Arab citizens
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Israel president rejects Netanyahu comments about Arab citizens

Israel’s president has hit back at Benjamin Netanyahu after the prime minister said in reference to the country’s Arab minority that Israel was “not a state for all…

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Birmingham City fan pleads guilty to assaulting Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish
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Birmingham City fan pleads guilty to assaulting Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish

Birmingham City fan Paul Mitchell, who assaulted Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish during Sunday’s derby match, has pleaded guilty at Birmingham magistrates’ court. Mitchell appeared in court after being…

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Nikolai Glushkov’s daughter appeals for witnesses a year after his murder
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Nikolai Glushkov’s daughter appeals for witnesses a year after his murder

The daughter of the murdered Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov has appealed for new witnesses to come forward and described how she discovered his body a year ago at…

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Judicial review of Heathrow airport third runway decision begins
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Judicial review of Heathrow airport third runway decision begins

Five judicial reviews challenging the legality of the government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow airport have begun in the high court. Protesters against the decision…

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UK weather: hail ‘the size of mint imperials’ hit the Peak District
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UK weather: hail ‘the size of mint imperials’ hit the Peak District

Snow and extreme hail “the size of mint imperials” closed roads across the Peak District and Pennines overnight, with accidents causing difficulties for rescue teams. Four roads were…

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Smart speakers and bakeware added to UK inflation basket
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Smart speakers and bakeware added to UK inflation basket

Alexa, what is the rate of UK inflation? Smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home have been added to the items used to calculate the…

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Prodigy singer Keith Flint’s death not being treated as suspicious
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Prodigy singer Keith Flint’s death not being treated as suspicious

The Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint died as the result of hanging, an inquest has heard. The 49-year-old was found dead at his home in the Essex hamlet of…

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Ban cars from idling near schools, says UK public health agency
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Ban cars from idling near schools, says UK public health agency

Cars should be banned from idling near schools and congestioncharges imposed across the UK as part of measures recommended by the government public health agency. In a report…

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