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Writer AA Gill dies after short battle with cancer

Restaurant critic AA Gill has died after a short battle with cancer, it has been announced. He was 62.

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Registrar quits amid row over 'donation for place at Stowe School'

A member of staff at a prestigious private school has resigned after being filmed by an undercover reporter apparently discussing donations from a foreign family in return for a place for their child.

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Southern 'axing trains despite crew availability' amid industrial dispute

Southern Railway has been accused of cancelling trains and blaming industrial action even though drivers and other crew members were available.

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Boris Johnson urges Syrians and Russians to let emergency supplies into Aleppo

Boris Johnson has called for the Syrian regime and its Russian backers to allow emergency food and medical supplies through to desperate civilians besieged in Aleppo after international talks in Paris.

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Peter Tatchell disrupts Jeremy Corbyn human rights speech with Syria protest

A speech by Jeremy Corbyn to highlight human rights abuses was plunged into chaos when campaigners staged a protest over Labour's response to the Syrian crisis.

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'Failures' after release from police custody 'contributing to suicides'

Alleged "failures" in the care of police suspects and prisoners when they are released from custody is potentially contributing to hundreds of suicides, an investigation has suggested.

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Revamp plans for punishments dished out to rail fare dodgers

Plans to change the way fare dodging rail passengers are punished have been outlined by the Department for Transport (DfT).

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Councils to get tough on fly-tippers in pre-Christmas crackdown

Powers to seize and crush vehicles used by fly-tippers are being employed by councils across the country in a pre-Christmas crackdown.

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Council tax bills set for further inflation-busting rises

Council tax bills across England are set for a second year of inflation-busting rises in April, according to a new survey which found nine out of 10 local authorities are planning to hike the charge by almost 4%.

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Donald Trump discusses links with Scotland in phone call to Nicola Sturgeon

President-elect Donald Trump has discussed the ''long-standing relationship between Scotland and the United States'' in a phone call with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Muhammad Ali's letter of condolence to Nelson Mandela up for sale

A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader will be sold at auction.

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Man arrested after sex assault on teenage boy in Birmingham

A man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault on a teenage boy.

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Corbyn issues pledge on legal support for domestic abuse victims

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is pledging to give the victims of domestic abuse more legal support.

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Weekend marks 80th anniversary of abdication of Edward VIII

This weekend marks the 80th anniversary of one of the most turbulent times in the history of the British monarchy.

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Man defies girlfriend to get Jeremy Kyle tattooed on his bottom

A man has explained how he defied his girlfriend to get Jeremy Kyle tattooed on his bottom.

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Charles and Camilla's Christmas card features Croatian dancers

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are joined by a merry band of Croatian dancers for the couple's 2016 Christmas greetings card.

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Donald Trump discusses links with Scotland in phone call to Nicola Sturgeon

President-elect Donald Trump has discussed the ''long-standing relationship between Scotland and the United States'' in a phone call with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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David Cameron: West needs 'course correction' after Brexit vote and Trump win

The Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in the US must result in a "course correction" for Western politics, David Cameron said.

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Police identify dozens of potential suspects in football child sex abuse probe

Dozens of potential suspects have been identified in connection with historical child sex abuse allegations in football, police have revealed.

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Private schools demand Government cash towards free places for poorer children

Private schools have offered to create 10,000 free places for poorer students but only if the Government helps fund them.

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