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Underlying financial position of NHS 'not sustainable' as deficit revealed

NHS trusts have reported a deficit of £886 million in the first nine months of the financial year and are likely to miss their overspend target, figures show.

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Labour leadership challenge 'behind poor poll ratings'

Labour's yawning gap with the Tories in opinion polls is down to last summer's challenge to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and Theresa May's elevation to Prime Minister, a party source has said.

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Police 'dig up garden of double murderer Christopher Halliwell'

Specialist police officers have begun excavation work at what is believed to be the former home of double murderer Christopher Halliwell.

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Government proposals could allow firms to cut final salary pension payments

Financially "stressed" businesses could be allowed to cut final salary pension payments to employees to save them from collapse, under Government proposals.

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Theresa May steps up Brexit Bill pressure on peers

Theresa May ramped up pressure on peers over Brexit by attending the opening of a crucial debate in the chamber of the House of Lords.

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Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett dies after cancer battle

BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett has died at the age of 58.

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Chancellor 'listening' to concerns over business rates

Chancellor Philip Hammond has assured Conservative MPs that he is listening to their concerns about a business rate revaluation which will leave more than a quarter of companies facing higher bills.

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Fewer than half of UK vehicles in emissions scandal fixed, says VW boss

Fewer than half of the UK vehicles caught up in the Volkswagen emissions scandal have been fixed, the company's boss has said.

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Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

Donald Trump's state visit to Britain will go ahead despite a 1.8 million-strong petition, more noisy protests attended by thousands, and MPs' warnings against it, the Government has said.

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Two senior Ukip officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

Two senior Ukip officials in Liverpool have quit over the party's "crass insensitivity" over the Hillsborough tragedy.

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Man charged with terror offences

A man has been charged with a string of terrorism offences, including encouraging support for Islamic State.

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British IS fighter 'carries out suicide bombing in Iraq'

A British Islamic State fighter has reportedly carried out a suicide bombing near Mosul.

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Tipper truck driver 'crushed cyclist to death by careless driving on roundabout'

A renowned art designer was crushed to death as she cycled to work in London when a lorry ran over her at a roundabout, a court has heard.

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Life-threatening sepsis may affect far more in UK than previously thought

Far more people in the UK suffer from deadly sepsis than previously thought, research shows.

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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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QC Max Hill appointed new terrorism laws watchdog

Max Hill QC has been named as the UK's new terror laws watchdog.

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Key questions around NHS overspend

The NHS has overspent by £886 million in the first nine months of the financial year.

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Why Muslim parents are sending children to Church of England schools

Muslim parents are choosing Church of England schools for their children because they believe they prepare youngsters for "life in modern Britain", it has been suggested.

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Unilever shares plunge after Kraft Heinz merger bid scrapped

Shares in Unilever have slumped after US food giant Kraft Heinz called off its proposed 143 billion US dollar (£115 billion) mega-merger with the consumer goods firm.

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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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