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Warning over threat to pushchairs from train slipstreams

Parents have been told to hold on to pushchairs while non-stopping trains pass through stations after a wheelchair user was caught in the slipstream of a freight train.

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Fraud now most common crime as one in 10 fall victim to conmen

Fraud is now by far the most commonly perpetrated crime - with nearly one in 10 adults falling victim to scams.

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Give victims legal right to make court statement, urges Baroness Newlove

Victims of crime should be given the right in law to make a statement in court about the impact the offence has had on them, the victims' commissioner has said.

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Nearly 10% of secondary schools under-performing, figures show

Almost one in 10 secondary schools, collectively teaching more than 200,000 children, are under-performing, according to Government figures.

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Ministers eye anti-litter action on plastic bottles after successful bag charge

Ministers are considering cracking down on plastic bottles which are thrown away after one use following the success of the plastic bag charge.

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Cornish firm unveils plans for UK's only lithium mining operation

Cornwall looks set for a mining revival amid plans to tap into huge reserves of precious metal lithium in what could put the UK at the forefront of a potential £70 billion global market.

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Royal Mail hit by sharp drop in letter mailing over Christmas season

Royal Mail has revealed a sharp drop in letter mailing in the busy festive season as business worries over Brexit hit marketing post.

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UK sailor Alex Thomson 'unlikely to beat rival in round-the-world race'

British sailor Alex Thomson believes he is unlikely to reel in his French rival despite halving the lead hours before the finish of the solo round-the-world Vendee Globe race.

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Stormont snap election looms as Sinn Fein sticks by withdrawal from executive

Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election after Sinn Fein triggered the implosion of the powersharing executive by declining to re-nominate a deputy first minister.

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Hospital failures led to woman's death after Caesarean procedure, coroner says

The death of a mother just hours after she gave birth to her second son was a result of "failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment" at the hospital caring for her, a coroner said.

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British soldier will not be charged over death of comrade in Afghanistan

A British soldier will not face prosecution over the death of a comrade on an Afghan battlefield four years ago, an inquest has heard.

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IMF changes 2017 growth forecast for UK in upward revision

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lifted UK growth forecasts for 2017 saying better-than-expected economic performance in the wake of the Brexit vote raised prospects for the year ahead.

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Jeremy Hunt receives £14m from sale of business amid NHS crisis

Under-fire Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has pocketed an estimated £14.4 million from the sale of his education company as the NHS plunges into a full-blown crisis.

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Terraced house destroyed in blast that left two seriously injured

Two people have been seriously injured after an explosion which destroyed a terraced house.

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'Great to hear' Donald Trump wants trade deal with UK, Boris Johnson says

Donald Trump's pledge to work to secure a rapid trade agreement with Britain after Brexit is "very good news", Boris Johnson has said.

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Rolf Harris encounter was 'as degrading as it gets', complainant says

Rolf Harris spread his hands over a blind, disabled woman like an octopus in an attack where she was "completely and utterly trapped", a woman has claimed in court.

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Tunisian police 'deliberately stalled arrival at Sousse terror attack scene'

Tunisian law enforcement units deliberately delayed their arrival on the scene of the terrorist attack in Sousse in which 38 tourists were killed, an inquest has heard.

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EU's Brexit chief wants 'special relationship' with Square Mile

The EU's chief negotiator on Brexit has offered the first hint of a compromise from Brussels to ensure member states continue to have easy access to the City, it is reported.

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Businessman facing extradition to Germany denies involvement in alleged VAT scam

A British businessman facing extradition to Germany for questioning over his alleged part in a £100 million VAT scam has denied any involvement.

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Trump dossier: Ex-agent felt 'duty bound' - journalist

The former MI6 agent who collated the dossier on US president-elect Donald Trump reportedly felt "duty bound" to share the intelligence he "deemed crucial".

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