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Tax burden on 'average household' will reach '£825,000' over a lifetime

The average household will pay more than £825,000 in taxes over a lifetime, according to analysis by a campaign group.

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Number of nurseries going bust almost doubles in a year

The number of nurseries going bust has almost doubled in the past year because of the "soaring costs" of childcare, according to a leading accountancy firm.

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Pilots arrested on suspicion of being under alcohol influence due in court

Two pilots are expected to appear in court after being arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to the US.

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Mediterranean diet 'better at treating heart disease than statins'

Heart disease is better treated with a Mediterranean-style diet than cholesterol-lowering drugs, it has been claimed.

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Labour to fight for diverse and united Britain, vows Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed that Labour will fight for a "diverse and united Britain", as he launched a new consultation on tackling discrimination and promoting racial equality.

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HMS Daring heading to Persian Gulf to help in Islamic State fight

A Royal Navy destroyer is heading to the Persian Gulf to support the military campaign against Islamic State (IS) terrorists, Michael Fallon has announced.

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Meditrerranean diet 'better at treating heart disease than statins'

Heart disease is better treated with a Mediterranean-style diet than cholesterol-lowering drugs, it has been claimed.

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Separated couple called daughter different names, court told

A separated couple called their three-year-old daughter different names, a family court judge has heard.

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Labour warning that aid budget should not be used as 'slush fund'

Aid money must not be diverted to defence projects, Labour has said following reports Priti Patel could use the development budget to fight terrorism.

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Corbyn ally calls for Sir Richard Branson and Sir Philip Green to lose titles

The feud between Jeremy Corbyn and Sir Richard Branson has deepened as the Labour leader's most senior ally called for the Virgin tycoon to be stripped of his knighthood.

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BHS disappears from the high street as remaining stores close down

The doors have finally closed on one of the staples of the British high street, as BHS stores served their customers for the final time.

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Theresa May summons ministers to Chequers to discuss Brexit

Theresa May will gather her Cabinet ministers on Wednesday to discuss her plans for Brexit.

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EDF boss Vincent de Rivaz 'confident' in Hinkley Point project

The chief executive of energy giant EDF has reiterated the firm's commitment to building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point despite the shock decision by the Government to review the multi-billion pound project.

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EU-US trade deal talks have stalled, says German economy minister

Talks on the proposed EU-US trade deal appear to have stalled, Germany's economy minister has said.

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Ex-minister calls for new tax to fund NHS and social care system

A new tax is urgently needed to fund the NHS and social care system, according to a Tory doctor and former health minister.

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Pro-EU Open Britain movement calls on PM to secure 'best possible relationship'

Leading pro-EU MPs have stepped up pressure on Theresa May to secure the "best possible relationship" with Brussels after Brexit.

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Property trumps pension as retirement investment, economist claims

Property is a better investment for retirement than a pension, the Bank of England's chief economist has claimed.

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Nigel Farage says 'Trump was my warm-up' and draws Reagan parallel

Nigel Farage has compared Donald Trump to Ronald Reagan, saying the former US president was successful despite many thinking he was unfit to hold office before his election.

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Lord Janner abuse claims should be heard in court first - family

The family of Greville Janner wants the public inquiry into child abuse to delay its investigation into the late Labour peer.

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Which? says bosses should be held personally accountable for nuisance calls

Company bosses should be held personally responsible for nuisance calls, consumer group Which? has urged.

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