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Sam Allardyce says he has "paid the consequences" for "error of judgment"

Former England manager Sam Allardyce has told reporters he made "an error of judgment", adding: "I have paid the consequences."

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for Labour unity as he targets 'socialism for 21st century'

Jeremy Corbyn has set out a programme of "socialism for the 21st century" as he urged his fractured party to unite to take on the Conservatives in a general election he said could come as early as next year.

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Prime Minister warned as number of homeless hits record levels, figures reveal

Tory MPs have told Theresa May that tackling homelessness will be a key test of her commitment to social justice after official figures showed it had risen to its highest level for nearly a decade.

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Rudd has 'full confidence' in child sex abuse probe despite lawyer's suspension

Home Secretary Amber Rudd insists she retains full confidence in the national probe into child sexual abuse despite the body suspending its most senior lawyer from duty.

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Liberty-depriving applications reach highest level ever

Applications to deprive people of their liberty - through methods such as straps, restraints or behaviour-controlling medicines - are at their highest ever level.

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Third teenager held after video of boy being punched is posted on social media

A third teenager has been arrested after a video of a boy being punched in the face and then mocked was shared on social media.

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Junior doctors urged to abandon industrial action after court ruling on contract

Doctors' leaders have been urged to stop threatening industrial action in the wake of a High Court judge's ruling on an NHS contract dispute.

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Baker leaves the tent after failure to blossom in floral challenge

Rav Bansal has admitted he felt like a "cat that was running out of lives" as he became the sixth contestant to exit The Great British Bake Off.

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Tributes paid after two Matalan workers found dead near Cardiff city centre shop

Tributes have been paid after two Matalan employees were allegedly stabbed to death near the city centre store where they worked.

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William and Kate use first joint tweet to sign virtual visitors' book

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have signed a virtual visitors' book - with their first joint tweet.

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Pippa Middleton 'has good reason to fear all iCloud information has been hacked'

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister has "good reason" to fear that all information held in her iCloud account has been hacked, a High Court judge has said.

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BMA chief defends junior doctors over five-day strikes plan

The decision to call five-day doctor strikes - which were then abandoned - was not a mistake, the head of the junior doctors' committee has said.

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Number of disruptive incidents involving air passengers up by almost a fifth

Incidents of disruptive behaviour by airline passengers around the world rose 17% last year, new figures show.

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Anjem Choudary seeks permission to appeal Islamic State support conviction

Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary has applied for permission to appeal his conviction for drumming up support for terror group Islamic State (IS).

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Slowdown in growth following vote for Brexit to last 'several years'

Britain will suffer a slowdown in economic growth for "several years" following its decision to break free of the European Union, according to a report.

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Mark Carney hails 'positive' long-term hopes for economy despite growth slowdown

The long-term outlook for the UK economy is positive, according to the governor of the Bank of England, but he said growth was slowing in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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German commissioner slams Cameron over EU referendum campaign

David Cameron ran a "shit" referendum campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union, Germany's European commissioner has said.

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Chief Rabbi leads tributes after ex-Israeli leader Shimon Peres dies at 93

Britain's chief rabbi has paid tribute to Shimon Peres, describing him as a "true giant amongst men", after the former Israeli president died aged 93.

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Sainsbury's sales continue to suffer in supermarket price war

Sainsbury's has posted a second consecutive quarterly fall in sales as it remains under pressure amid the bitter supermarket war and food price deflation.

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Membership drive puts AA back in the black

The AA has driven back into profit after the breakdown service said it has reversed a decline in falling membership numbers.

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