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Theresa May argued for immigration brake, say allies

Theresa May's supporters have hit back at claims she was branded "lily-livered" by David Cameron after she scuppered his plans for tough new immigration controls.

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Anger at the UN as Russia and the West trade insults over Syria

A deepening rift has opened up between the West and Russia amid angry exchanges at the United Nations over the failure to halt the fighting in Syria's bloody civil war.

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Alton Towers owner back in court over Smiler crash

Alton Towers operator Merlin is due back in court today over the Smiler rollercoaster crash which left two teenagers needing leg amputations and several other victims with serious injuries.

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Ben Needham's mother tells of fears as dig begins at Kos site

The mother of missing toddler Ben Needham has said the notion her son was dead never entered her "worst nightmares" until a mystery tip-off to police this year.

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Hopes quicker urinary infection test will help fight against resistant superbugs

A new urinary infection test, which can produce results in four hours, is expected to aid the fight against resistant superbugs.

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Man to be sentenced over affray at MP's office

A man whose aggressive behaviour frightened staff in an MP's constituency office three months before the murder of her colleague Jo Cox will be sentenced later.

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Cancer patients in early trials of treatments may have unrealistic expectations

Cancer patients taking part in early-stage trials often have unrealistic expectations about the effectiveness of the treatments they are testing, a study has shown.

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Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn not electable - Blunkett

Labour former cabinet minister David Blunkett has denounced the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as a "catastrophe" which has set the party on course for annihilation at the polls.

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Monarch Airlines denies rumours of financial crisis

Monarch Airlines has been forced to deny "negative speculation" that the firm is in financial trouble.

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Views mesmerise William and Kate on sea plane trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were left mesmerised by the stunning views of Canada's coastline when they took a trip in a sea plane.

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Smart motorway lay-bys labelled 'death zones' by unimpressed drivers

Drivers have described emergency lay-bys on smart motorways as "death zones" and "desperate unreachable havens".

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Confidence still falling in financial services industry

Confidence across the UK's financial services industry has continued to deteriorate over the past three months, marking the longest period of falling sentiment since the financial crisis.

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Theresa May argued for immigration brake, say allies

Theresa May's supporters have hit back at claims she was branded "lily-livered" by David Cameron after she scuppered his plans for tough new immigration controls.

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Russia hits back at Johnson 'war crimes' slur

Boris Johnson has provoked a furious response from Russia after he said Moscow's forces may be guilty of war crimes in Syria.

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Corbyn backs UK troops probe following Blair criticism

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that British troops must face investigation for alleged abuses carried out in Iraq and Afghanistan as Tony Blair added his voice to mounting criticism of the process.

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Views mesmerise William and Kate on sea plane trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were left mesmerised by the stunning views of Canada's coastline when they took a trip in a sea plane.

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BHS to be reborn online with new website focusing on best-sellers

British Home Stores is to relaunch online, a month after the last of its high-street shops shut down.

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Suspension of junior doctors' strike action welcomed by Department of Health

The BMA has suspended industrial action by junior doctors in England after concerns about patient safety.

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McDonnell defends 'honest anger' after McVey comments row

Labour's John McDonnell has defended his description of a Tory former minister as "stain on humanity" by insisting he was expressing "honest anger".

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NHS risks 'brain drain' if older GPs are not retained, report warns

The NHS is at risk of a "brain drain" and hundreds of surgeries face closure if older family doctors are not retained, the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has warned.

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