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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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Leak inquiry into leaking of letter warning civil servants not to leak

The Government is mounting a leak inquiry into the leaking of a letter warning civil servants not to leak, Downing Street has indicated.

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Monetary policy not to blame for sharper disparities in inequality, Carney says

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said Britain is facing "sharper disparities" in inequality despite wider global growth, but that monetary policy is not to blame.

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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 Tuesday when a wave of strikes and other forms of industrial action are launched in bitter disputes over staffing.

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Divorce rates fall to 40-year low in 2014

Divorce rates have plunged to their lowest level in 40 years as couples increasingly live together without being married or choose to tie the knot later in life.

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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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MP Luciana Berger tells court she 'felt sick' over anti-Semitic blogs

A Labour MP "felt sick" and "very much under attack" when an internet troll targeted her with a series of anti-Semitic rants, a court heard.

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Royal prerogative is crucial in Article 50 appeal, Supreme Court hears

The Government's use of the royal prerogative to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union is not being done on a "whim" or "out of a clear blue sky", the UK's highest court has heard.

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Misogyny and patriarchy widening inequality, says integration report author

The "misogyny and patriarchy" in some communities is widening inequality, the author of a Government-commissioned review has warned.

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List of 37 most virulent viruses drawn up

A list of 37 viruses that pose a potential threat to populations around the world has been drawn up by experts.

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Doctors given social media guidance on dealing with amorous patients

Doctors are being issued advice on how to handle patients who make amorous advances towards them on social media.

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Theresa May pushes trade deals during Gulf visit

Theresa May is pushing a £30 billion trade deal agenda as she visits the Gulf.

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UK services sector at 10-month high despite Brexit uncertainty

Services sector activity jumped to a ten-month high last month as the UK economy showed further signs of resilience in the face of Brexit uncertainty.

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Fresh attack on sugar tax plans as draft legislation possible

The Government's sugar tax plans have come under renewed attack, amid suggestions ministers are preparing to publish draft legislation.

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Number of agency workers 'set to reach 1 million'

The number of agency workers is set to reach one million, according to a new study, which revealed they earn hundreds of pounds less than those in staff jobs.

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Planned infrastructure investment 'set to top £500bn for the first time'

Planned investment in Britain's infrastructure is set to top £500 billion for the first time, the Government has said.

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Yo-yo dieting 'triggers caveman response which can mean weight gain'

Yo-yo dieting triggers a caveman response to famine that leads to inevitable weight gain, research suggests.

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Sharing videos of bullying online to raise awareness is damaging, warns NSPCC

Videos showing young people being bullied should not be shared online because victims are being forced to relive their suffering, a children's charity has warned.

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Theresa May warns Whitehall moles - and the memo is leaked

Theresa May has ordered a crackdown on unauthorised leaks by ministers and civil servants with a warning that culprits will face instant dismissal if they are caught ... a leaked memorandum has revealed.

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Johnson: Plan for UK to pay for access to single market is 'speculation'

Boris Johnson has stoked Cabinet tensions over Brexit after he dismissed the idea the UK could pay "large" amounts into Brussels for continued access to the single market after it had left the European Union.

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