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Nigel Farage on shortlist for Time magazine's person of the year award

Nigel Farage has been shortlisted for Time magazine's prestigious person of the year award.

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NHS whistleblowers 'being fired, gagged and blacklisted'

NHS whistleblowers face being "fired, gagged and blacklisted" while disclosures go uninvestigated due to the healthcare regulator's lack of powers and resources, a group of doctors, staff and patients has warned.

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British teenagers lag behind world's best in maths and reading tests

The UK's teenagers are continuing to lag behind their peers in countries such as Singapore, Japan and tiny European nations when it comes to science, maths and reading, a major international report has found.

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Alan Shearer to receive CBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace

Former England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer is to be honoured for his charity work.

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Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter share data to 'curb spread' of terrorist content

Facebook is to work with Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to slow the spread of extremist content online by creating a shared database of deleted posts.

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Network Rail to lose complete control of tracks in Government shake-up

Plans to strip Network Rail of its complete control of England's railway tracks are to be outlined by the Government.

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Football sex abuse probe will ensure lessons are learned, vows FA

The official probe into child sexual abuse allegations in football will ensure any failings by the authorities or clubs "are brought to light", the English Football Association has said.

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Prison inmate probed over 'Cop Killer' profile on Xbox Live

Prison officials and police are investigating if an inmate convicted of killing a traffic police officer illegally accessed Xbox's internet gaming service from his cell under the nickname "Cop Killer".

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'Vital' Royal Navy to play key role on world stage post-Brexit, says Theresa May

The Royal Navy will play a key role in supporting the UK's presence on the world stage after Brexit, Theresa May said as she addressed personnel from the deck of the fleet's flagship.

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Council criticised over handling of child abuse claims cannot be named

A family court judge has ruled that the public cannot be told the name of a council criticised over the way social services staff handled a case in which a woman accused her former partner of sexually abusing their son.

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Drinking culture taking enormous toll on emergency services, report reveals

The "enormous" toll of excessive drinking on Britain's emergency services is laid bare in a new parliamentary report.

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Catholics less likely to breastfeed, research suggests

Mothers who come from developed nations with a strong Catholic heritage are less likely to breastfeed, a study suggests.

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People who groom their pubic hair 'more likely to have had an STI'

Intimate personal grooming has been linked to a higher likelihood of sexually transmitted infections (STI), new research suggests.

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Children threatened with Tasers more than 500 times last year, charity reports

Police used Tasers when dealing with children at least 538 times last year and fired them on 43 of those occasions, according to a new report.

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Southern rail passengers face misery as services slashed amid industrial action

Rail passengers will face some of the worst disruption for years from today when a wave of strikes and other forms of industrial action are launched in bitter disputes over staffing.

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NHS facing difficult winter as system 'can't cope' with patient numbers

The ability of the NHS to cope with winter has become worse over the past three years, according to a new poll of doctors.

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Transitional period after Brexit desirable for business, says Carney

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said that a transitional period after Brexit is "absolutely desirable" for business.

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Nigel Farage hails 2016 as the year 'little people asserted themselves'

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said the "revolution" of 2016 is far from over following the vote for Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

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Critics are trying to undermine Brexit negotiators, No.10 warns

Downing Street has accused opponents of Brexit of trying to tie the hands of UK negotiators in the upcoming talks on withdrawal from the European Union.

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UK will 'work closely' with new administration in Italy after PM's resignation

Britain will "work closely" with the new administration in Italy which emerges after the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the wake of his referendum defeat, Downing Street has said.

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