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Hospital failures led to woman's death after Caesarean procedure, coroner says

The death of a mother just hours after she gave birth to her second son was a result of "failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment" at the hospital caring for her, a coroner 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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IMF changes 2017 growth forecast for UK in upward revision

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lifted UK growth forecasts for 2017 saying better-than-expected economic performance in the wake of the Brexit vote raised prospects for the year ahead.

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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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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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Terraced house destroyed in blast that left two seriously injured

Two people have been seriously injured after an explosion which destroyed a terraced house.

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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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Rolf Harris encounter was 'as degrading as it gets', complainant says

Rolf Harris spread his hands over a blind, disabled woman like an octopus in an attack where she was "completely and utterly trapped", a woman has claimed in court.

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Author Helen Bailey 'taken' by two violent men, accused fiance told son

The fiance of children's author Helen Bailey told his son she had been "taken" by two violent men, a court heard.

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EU's Brexit chief wants 'special relationship' with Square Mile

The EU's chief negotiator on Brexit has offered the first hint of a compromise from Brussels to ensure member states continue to have easy access to the City, it is reported.

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Businessman facing extradition to Germany denies involvement in alleged VAT scam

A British businessman facing extradition to Germany for questioning over his alleged part in a £100 million VAT scam has denied any involvement.

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Trump dossier: Ex-agent felt 'duty bound' - journalist

The former MI6 agent who collated the dossier on US president-elect Donald Trump reportedly felt "duty bound" to share the intelligence he "deemed crucial".

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Theresa May frustrated over GP opening hours amid pressure on hospitals

Theresa May has expressed frustration at the failure of more GP surgeries to offer extended opening hours amid intensifying pressure on NHS hospital services.

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More clarity needed from banks over fees and charges, survey finds

Banks still need to do more to improve their day-to-day services, particularly when it comes to being clear about fees and charges, according to a customer satisfaction survey.

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New electronic tax system for businesses could be a disaster, warns committee

A new tax system for businesses is at risk of being a "disaster" with widespread "collateral damage", an influential committee has warned.

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Jeremy Corbyn to pledge Labour government public ownership of failing care homes

A Labour government will take failing care homes into public ownership to protect social care provision, Jeremy Corbyn is to promise.

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Up to 90,000 serious injuries on British roads go unreported to police each year

Tens of thousands of serious injuries caused by accidents on Britain's roads are not being reported to the police, figures show.

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'Europe the most budget-friendly destination' for UK holidaymakers

UK holidaymakers should head to Europe for the cheapest destinations in 2017, a study has found.

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Theresa May frustrated over GP opening hours amid pressure on hospitals

Theresa May has expressed frustration at the failure of more GP surgeries to offer extended opening hours amid intensifying pressure on NHS hospital services.

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