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Judge ruling on Ian Brady's bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

A judge is ruling on Monday on a bid by Moors murderer Ian Brady 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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Ex-boxer Michael Watson urges witnesses to come forward after 'car-jacking'

Former boxer Michael Watson has appealed for witnesses after he was involved in a "very frightening, violent situation" during a suspected car-jacking.

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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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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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Parliament to consider Donald Trump's state visit to UK amid protests

The state visit by Donald Trump will be debated in Parliament as protests take place across the UK against the US president.

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Government urged to include Brexit concessions 'on face of the Bill'

Parliament must have on-going involvement in the Brexit negotiations, Labour has warned as the Bill triggering withdrawal from the EU goes before the Lords.

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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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Ministers write to Tory MPs in bid to avert business rates rebellion

Senior ministers have written to Tory MPs in an attempt to stave off a rebellion over the business rates revaluation.

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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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UK is Europe's third most traffic-congested country, study finds

The UK has the third worst traffic congestion country in Europe, a study has found.

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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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Ex-boxer Michael Watson urges witnesses to come forward after 'car-jacking'

Former boxer Michael Watson has appealed for witnesses after he was involved in a "very frightening, violent situation" during a suspected car-jacking.

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Jeremy Corbyn's future will not hang on results of by-elections, says Abbott

Jeremy Corbyn will not have to consider his future as Labour leader if his party loses both upcoming by-elections, a shadow cabinet ally has said.

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Ministers seek to future-proof 'crown jewels' sporting events

Potential changes to the rules covering televised sport's "crown jewels" will ensure the major events remain on free TV channels despite more people watching online, the Government said.

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