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Sinn Fein poised to name replacement for ailing Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness' successor is due to be named later.

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Theresa May informed of Trident test when she became PM, says No 10

Prime Minister Theresa May was informed about a recent test of the Trident nuclear deterrent when she came into office last year, Downing Street has said.

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High-velocity rifle used in gun attack on police officer on garage forecourt

A high-velocity rifle was used to spray up to 10 shots at a petrol station and injure a policeman in North Belfast, the chief constable has said.

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Tributes paid to 15-year-old cycling star who died in his sleep

A talented 15-year-old rider and the son of a national cycling champion has died in his sleep.

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UK could stay in single market in post-Brexit plan drawn-up by Wales parties

Britain can restrict the free movement of labour after Brexit while remaining in the European single market, political parties in Wales have said.

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Mother jailed for nine years for planning to let paedophile rape girl, seven

A woman who plotted to let a paedophile rape her seven-year-old daughter has been jailed for nine years.

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Theresa May vows to shape 'stronger future' as she unveils industrial strategy

Prime Minister Theresa May launched the Government's new industrial strategy for a post-Brexit Britain as she held her first Cabinet meeting in the regions.

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Programmer uses app to cycle length of Britain in virtual reality

A games programmer is believed to be the first person to cycle the entire length of Britain in virtual reality (VR).

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Theresa May and Donald Trump 'to discuss trade tariffs' at White House meeting

Theresa May and Donald Trump will hold talks this week on slashing tariffs on existing trade between Britain and the United States and making it easier for workers to move between the two countries, it has been reported.

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Trump win and 'customer-friendly' sports results hit Paddy Power Betfair takings

Donald Trump's shock election victory and unfavourable sporting results dented takings at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair to the tune of £40 million in the fourth quarter.

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Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase cancer risk, agency warns

Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a Government body has said.

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Government urged to 'radically reshape' energy market

The Government is being urged to "radically reshape" the energy market to avoid more job losses in the steel industry.

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UK faces slow growth and rising unemployment due to Brexit, think tank warns

Britain is facing three years of slow growth, rising unemployment and squeezed consumer spending as the Brexit-induced collapse in the pound triggers a radical rebalancing of the economy.

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Call for policy rethink as 'obesity is not going to bankrupt NHS'

Overweight and obese people dying early saves taxpayers billions and means obesity's impact on the public purse has been overblown, a think tank has claimed.

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When Margaret Thatcher performed a u-turn in Downing Street

Margaret Thatcher famously said "the lady's not for turning", but made an exception when behind the wheel of a Rover 800, newly released documents show.

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Being first to hold talks with Trump 'biggest statement' about women, says PM

Being the first world leader to hold talks with Donald Trump in the Oval Office is the "biggest statement" she can make about the global role of women, Theresa May has said.

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Corbyn refuses to say if he would deploy troops to defend ally invaded by Russia

Jeremy Corbyn has refused to say whether he would deploy British troops to defend a Nato ally invaded by Russia.

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Climate change deniers will 'test our world to destruction', Charles warns

The Prince of Wales has warned climate change deniers they will "test our world to destruction" unless action is taken to cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Jeremy Corbyn refuses to say if he will force his MPs to back Brexit

Labour faced accusations that it was being "cannibalised" by Ukip and the Liberal Democrats, as Jeremy Corbyn again refused to say whether he will force his MPs to back Brexit.

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Industrial strategy 'shaping new future for UK as a global Britain' says PM

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the Government's flagship new industrial strategy will be about "shaping a new future for the UK as a global Britain" after Brexit.

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