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Nestle to axe nearly 300 jobs and move Blue Riband production to Poland

Confectionery giant Nestle is planning to cut almost 300 jobs and move production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland, unions said.

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'Option to stay in reformed customs union should be part of Brexit negotiations'

The UK could relinquish its right to cut post-Brexit international trade deals if it gets a good withdrawal agreement with the EU, Labour has suggested.

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Government borrowing reaches lowest level in nearly ten years

Government borrowing has reached its lowest level in nearly a decade, but the Chancellor has overshot his independent target for shoring up the public finances.

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Prime Minister to meet Japanese leader amid North Korea tensions

Theresa May will hold talks with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Friday amid continuing concerns about the situation on the Korean peninsula.

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Overseas aid budget fraud levels do not seem credible, says watchdog

The reported levels of fraud in Britain's overseas aid budget are so "remarkably low" they do not seem credible, the Commons financial watchdog has said.

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Plans for new warships and jets becoming unaffordable, watchdog warns

Plans for new warships, jets and other vital military equipment risk becoming unaffordable because of increased costs and the collapse in the value of sterling, the Commons spending watchdog has warned.

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'A horrible marker of time' - Madeleine McCann's mother on life ten years on

Madeleine McCann's mother has described the tenth anniversary of her daughter's disappearance as a "horrible marker of time, stolen time".

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Artificial womb to keep premature babies alive - but will not replace human body

An "artificial womb" has been developed that could soon be used to keep extremely premature babies alive.

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Family in tribute to 'wonderful' ex-Navy officer run down with own car

An ex-Royal Navy officer killed trying to stop thieves stealing his car was a "wonderful husband, brother and son", his family have said.

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All I do is ride a bike but CBE is 'huge honour' says Laura Kenny

Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny said it was a "huge honour" to be made a CBE alongside her husband Jason during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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Swathes of northern and eastern England wake to dusting of snow

A blast of late winter weather has brought snow flurries to many parts of the North of England and the Midlands.

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Youth jailed over global computer hacking business

A young man has been jailed for two years for setting up an online computer hacking business which caused chaos all over the world.

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Tories 'not prepared to divulge' details of activist's death, says father

The Conservatives are hampering police by withholding the contents of an internal bullying inquiry, the father of a young party activist who took his own life has said.

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'Victim-blaming' row judge likens remarks to urging precautions against burglars

A judge at the centre of a rape "victim-blaming" controversy has compared her comments to warning people about locking their doors to protect themselves from burglars.

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Tougher trading sees Carpetright issue profits warning

Retailer Carpetright has warned over profits after seeing sales growth slow as consumer caution took its toll.

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Obsession with graduate employment 'unhelpful', says outgoing Ucas chief

Students should not worry about employment while studying for their degree, the outgoing head of Ucas has said.

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'Two-tier system' leaving many refugees destitute, politicians warn

Thousands of refugees in the UK run the risk of homelessness and destitution due to a lack of support from the Government, a cross-party report has found.

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Food banks hand out 1.2 million emergency supplies in a year

A record number of almost 1.2 million emergency supplies were given out at food banks in the past year, new figures reveal.

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Forty-five minutes exercise several days a week boosts brain power in over-50s

Exercising for at least 45 minutes several times a week can boost brain power in the over-50s, research suggests.

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Sir Elton John cancels US shows due to 'potentially deadly' infection

Sir Elton John has cancelled a series of shows in the US after suffering from a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection that forced him to spend two nights in intensive care.

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