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Five men treated in hospital in relation to 'Blue Valium'

Five men from Carlisle have been treated in hospital following suspected drug use of a tablet called Blue Valium.

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New nuclear plant project thrown into confusion after decision delayed

The future of the first new nuclear power plant in a generation has been thrown into confusion after the Government delayed a decision until the autumn.

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Poppi Worthington's father 'needs human rights protected at inquest'

A father who a judge ruled probably sexually assaulted his daughter shortly before her death needs his human rights protected when he gives evidence at her inquest, a court heard.

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New drugs available after Cancer Drugs Fund revamp

The NHS has announced new potentially life-saving medicines that will be made available to patients as part of the revamped Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

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Whitehall gets own fat cat - a greedy mouser called Gladstone

Theresa May might have promised to clamp down on fat cats but there is a new greedy feline at the Treasury.

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Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting

An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case.

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Barclays warns of adverse Brexit impact as profits dive to £2.06bn

Pre-tax profits at Barclays tumbled 21% to £2.06 billion in the first half of the year as the lender warned that Brexit could have a negative impact on the bank.

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'No plans' to reintroduce blue British passports after Brexit

The Government has "no immediate plans" to reintroduce the traditional navy blue British passports in the wake of Brexit.

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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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Rail chiefs to hold summit on simplifying train fares

Plans to make train fares easier to understand will be discussed by r ail leaders and Government officials after it emerged that passengers are not being shown the cheapest tickets for two-thirds of cross-country routes.

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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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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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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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