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Six Britons killed in minibus crash on Saudi Arabia pilgrimage

Six Britons have died in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia on their way back from a pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Jeremy Corbyn to order Labour MPs to vote for start of Brexit process

Jeremy Corbyn will order Labour MPs to vote in favour of starting the Brexit process if the Prime Minister is forced to seek the approval of Parliament to trigger Article 50.

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Britons tell of 'chaotic' scramble for flights to flee Gambia crisis

British holidaymakers have told of a "chaotic" scramble to get on flights out of Africa as they arrived home from crisis-torn Gambia.

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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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Britain 'open for business', Prime Minister tells World Economic Forum

Theresa May has told world leaders and corporate chiefs that Britain remains "open for business" despite its decision to leave the European Union.

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'Warning lights flashing' on crime as data shows 12 million offences in year

Britain's most senior police officer has said the "warning lights are flashing" over crime after new figures revealed there were nearly 12 million offences in a year.

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'Unfit mother' and partner jailed for letting tragic Poppy, four, eat drugs

Two drug dealers who allowed a four-year-old girl to eat heroin, diazepam, methadone and ketamine for months before her death have each been jailed for 13 years by a judge who said it was a case of "almost unremitting degradation".

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Queen visits WI for tea and talk by historian Lucy Worsley

The Queen has spent the afternoon with members of Sandringham Women's Institute for tea and a talk by television presenter and historian Lucy Worsley.

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Mother Teresa model and make-your-own doll kit among official Royal Family gifts

The Prince of Wales was presented with weird, wonderful and mundane gifts during his official foreign tours last year.

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Woman in divorce cash battle with ex-husband loses anonymity bid

A divorcee embroiled in a legal fight over money with her ex-husband has failed to persuade senior judges to bar journalists from revealing her identity.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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