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Underlying financial position of NHS 'not sustainable' as deficit revealed

NHS trusts have reported a deficit of £886 million in the first nine months of the financial year and are likely to miss their overspend target, figures show.

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Two senior Ukip officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

Two senior Ukip officials in Liverpool have quit over the party's "crass insensitivity" over the Hillsborough tragedy.

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Theresa May sits in House of Lords to hear Brexit debate

Theresa May has taken the highly unusual step of sitting in the House of Lords to hear peers being told by the Government not to "frustrate" Brexit.

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Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been refused permission to launch a "totally unique" High Court fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal.

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Life-threatening sepsis may affect far more in UK than previously thought

Far more people in the UK suffer from deadly sepsis than previously thought, research shows.

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Town halls warn cuts will continue despite council tax rises

Town halls will be forced to carry on making deep cuts to services despite imposing inflation-busting tax rises, councils have warned.

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QC Max Hill appointed new terrorism laws watchdog

Max Hill QC has been named as the UK's new terror laws watchdog.

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Key questions around NHS overspend

The NHS has overspent by £886 million in the first nine months of the financial year.

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Why Muslim parents are sending children to Church of England schools

Muslim parents are choosing Church of England schools for their children because they believe they prepare youngsters for "life in modern Britain", it has been suggested.

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Unilever shares plunge after Kraft Heinz merger bid scrapped

Shares in Unilever have slumped after US food giant Kraft Heinz called off its proposed 143 billion US dollar (£115 billion) mega-merger with the consumer goods firm.

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NHS hospitals 'busier than ever' but breaking point claims 'inaccurate'

The NHS is at "breaking point", with a decline in the number of hospital beds leading to delays in admissions and cancelled operations, the British Medical Association claimed.

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Sex attacker who cut his throat in court admits knife offence

A sex attacker who slit his own throat while in the dock awaiting sentence has admitted taking a kitchen knife into a magistrates' court.

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Pirate websites get harder to find as Google and Bing sign code of practice

Internet users will find it harder to search for illegally streamed live football matches, pirated music and other creative materials under a new plan to crackdown on piracy websites.

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Millions more refugees could head for Europe 'if Afghanistan collapses'

Millions more refugees could head for Europe if Britain and other Nato nations pull their troops out of Afghanistan too soon and the country collapses into disorder, Sir Michael Fallon has warned.

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North Pole research vessel mission 'could improve climate forecasts'

A daring attempt to send a research vessel completely trapped in ice across the North Pole could lead to more accurate weather and climate forecasts, say scientists.

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Kraft Heinz withdraws £115bn merger bid for Unilever

US food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a £115 billion bid for a mega-merger with Unilever, the firms have said.

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Sainsbury's boss blasts 'archaic' business rates set-up

The chief executive of Sainsbury's has waded into the row over business rates, calling for "fundamental reforms" to a system that will see internet giant Amazon have most of its bills cut while high street retailers are forced to stump up billions.

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UK could review claims for asylum from child refugees in France

Some claims for asylum in the UK from child refugees in France could be reviewed, the Home Office said as ministers came under pressure to take more in.

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Theresa May warned of 'crash landing' in Brexit negotiations with EU

Theresa May was given a fresh warning about the difficulties she will face in Brexit negotiations with Europe as peers prepared for battle with ministers over the Article 50 Bill.

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Campaign to oust Bercow is undignified, says Soames

John Bercow has a tendency to "shout off" but the campaign to oust him is "undignified", a senior Tory MP has said.

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