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NHS chief signals longer waits for non-urgent operations

Patients will have to wait longer for non-urgent operations, the head of the NHS has said.

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Nine out of 10 burglaries unsolved and 7% of stolen goods recovered

Nine out of 10 burglaries are left unsolved in the UK, an investigation has found.

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MPs warn of 'price first, quality second' approach to social care

Social care standards are being driven down by a lack of adequate funding, MPs have warned.

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Consumer index prompts speculation post-Article 50 slump 'could be wrong'

Consumer confidence remained stable in March as households carried on spending, prompting an early prediction that forecasts of a post-Article 50 slump "could be proved wrong".

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EU approach to Brexit talks revealed by European Council president Donald Tusk

The EU's approach to the talks which will establish Britain's new relationship with the remaining 27 member states is to be set out by European Council president Donald Tusk.

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Sleep study shows daytime dozing provides key to 'nappiness'

Nappiness could become the new watchword for improving our sense of well-being, new research suggests.

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Public sector gender pay gap reporting 'a start' in discrimination battle

The NHS, government departments, schools, councils and other public sector organisations will have to publish information on any gender pay gap from today, in a move described by unions as a "start" in tackling discrimination.

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Apprenticeship policies 'will not close widening skills gap'

The Government's apprenticeship policies, including a new levy on big businesses, will not fill widening skills gaps, MPs have warned.

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Kindness campaign marks 20th anniversary of death of Diana, Princess of Wales

A campaign to make the nation a kinder place has been launched to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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New John Lewis boss warns of turbulent times ahead

The new boss at department store chain John Lewis has laid bare the difficulties she faces as she warned over a "turbulent and challenging" high street amid cost pressures from the pound and a dramatic shift in consumer spending.

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Trade talks must wait until after EU withdrawal deal, Hollande tells May

French President Francois Hollande has told Theresa May that talks on future trade relations with the EU must come after the negotiation of a divorce deal.

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May held talks with Tony Blair days after claims he called her 'lightweight'

Theresa May held talks with Tony Blair just days after it was claimed the Labour former prime minister had branded her a "total lightweight".

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Game Of Thrones series seven trailer teases frosty foe

A fresh trailer for the hotly-anticipated seventh series of Game Of Thrones shows the new rulers taking their thrones at last - but somebody has their eye on them.

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Man arrested over hit-and-run death of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens

A 23-year-old wanted man has been arrested after a hit-and-run crash which killed a four-year-old girl.

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Helicopter crash recovery effort may be suspended due to bad weather

Rescue workers may have to halt the recovery of the bodies of five passengers, who died when their helicopter crashed in Snowdonia, due to adverse weather.

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High doses of vitamin C could help in treatment of cancer, say scientists

High doses of vitamin C injected into the blood stream could be a safe and potentially effective form of cancer treatment, research suggests.

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Quarter of adults 'get less than 30 minutes of exercise a week'

One in four adults gets less than 30 minutes of exercise a week, with women more likely to be inactive, a new report shows.

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Government plans to axe SATs tests for seven-year-olds

National curriculum tests taken by seven-year-olds in England are set to be axed under Government proposals.

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SSE warns of lower earnings for retail gas and electricity arm as customers quit

Energy giant SSE has said its retail gas and electricity arm will see lower annual earnings after more than 130,000 customers quit the group.

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Lloyd's of London to open subsidiary in Brussels

Insurance market Lloyd's of London is to establish a subsidiary in Brussels to maintain a presence in Europe once Britain divorces from the EU.

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