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Labour MP Jess Phillips forced to beef up security after receiving death threats

Labour's Jess Phillips has vowed to " keep going" as an MP after being forced to ramp up security following death threats.

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Cream that can fight off superbugs being developed by scientists

A cream which causes bacteria to slide off the skin could mark a turning point in the fight against superbugs, scientists believe.

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Theresa May most right-wing PM since Thatcher, says SNP's Angus Robertson

New Conservative leader Theresa May has been described as the most right-wing prime minister since Margaret Thatcher by the SNP's Angus Robertson, as he claimed Scotland is "truly on the brink of independence".

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Sir Richard Branson in call to Government over Europe

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson said the Government must clarify the UK's trade relationship with the EU before the nation is hit with higher tariffs and taxes.

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Brexit vote result causes consumer confidence to plunge

Consumer confidence has suffered its sharpest monthly fall in more than 26 years, according to yet more figures revealing deepening post-referendum concern.

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Poles continue to be welcome in UK, Theresa May insists during Warsaw trip

Theresa May has condemned "shameful and despicable" attacks on Poles in the wake of the Brexit vote and insisted they continue to be welcome in Britain.

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Number of prisoners freed by mistake hits highest level for six years

The number of prisoners mistakenly released has reached the highest level for six years.

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Poles continue to be welcome in UK, Theresa May insists during Warsaw trip

Theresa May has condemned "shameful and despicable" attacks on Poles in the wake of the Brexit vote and insisted they continue to be welcome in Britain.

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Cocaine and ecstasy use soars in richer households

Cocaine and ecstasy use has jumped among people from wealthier households in England and Wales, new figures indicate.

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UK wants 'close and co-operative' relationship with France, says Boris Johnson

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has assured his French counterpart that the UK wants to remain "as close as possible" to France even after leaving the European Union.

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Couple on a high after crew give plane proposal a lift

A loved-up plane passenger sent his partner's spirits soaring after popping the question in mid-air.

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Ryanair passengers travelling with an under-12 must pay for reserved seat

Ryanair passengers travelling with a young child will have to pay extra for a reserved seat, the airline has announced.

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Lloyds to cut 3,000 jobs and shut 200 branches amid Brexit fallout

Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 3,000 jobs and shutting 200 branches as the lender braces itself for a cut in interest rates following Britain's decision to quit the European Union.

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Police firearms officer numbers dip for fourth year

The number of police firearms officers has fallen for the fourth year in a row, new figures have revealed.

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IS could use drones to carry out terror attack, security expert warns

Islamic State could use drones to carry out a terror attack against the UK, a leading security expert warned, as ministers confirmed the group was arming the unmanned aerial vehicles with explosives.

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David Cameron received £21,000 discounts from personal trainer

David Cameron's efforts to keep fit while in power were helped by more than £21,000 of discounts from a personal trainer, official records show.

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46% of electricity provided by low carbon power sources in 2015

Almost half the UK's electricity came from clean energy sources such as wind and nuclear power last year, official figures have revealed.

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Judge concerned over 'imprisoned' Saudi Arabia woman

A British High Court judge says there are reasons to be very concerned about the welfare of a 21-year-old woman who has complained of being imprisoned by her father in Saudi Arabia.

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House price average passes record £205,000, says Nationwide

House prices lifted to a new record in cash terms in July, passing £205,000 on average for the first time, according to an index.

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British Gas loses 400,000 customers in 'demanding' period for parent Centrica

Almost 400,000 customers deserted British Gas in the first half of the year as its parent firm, Centrica, saw profits take a dive.

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