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PM heads north as poll shows Tory support growing in Scotland

Theresa May will make a direct pitch to Scottish unionists on her first trip of the General Election campaign north of the border.

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Army plans for 40,000-strong war division 'at risk over funding and recruitment'

Ambitious Army plans to establish a 40,000-strong war-fighting division are at risk unless the Government delivers on funding and recruitment, a hard-hitting parliamentary report has warned.

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Jeremy Corbyn urges young voters to stop Tories 'holding them back'

Jeremy Corbyn will on Saturday make a direct plea to young people to "step up" and register to vote to stop the Conservatives "holding them back".

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Boy who stabbed Barbie dolls should go into care, judge rules

A seven-year-old boy who stabbed Barbie dolls and made gestures to cut their throats should go into council care, a family court judge has ruled.

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Secondary schools facing 'perfect storm' of pressures, headteachers warn

Secondary schools in England are facing a "perfect storm" of pressures that could have severe consequences for children, headteachers have warned.

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PM feeding 'poisonous lie' about immigrants which causes hate crime: Tim Farron

Theresa May's focus on cutting immigration feeds the "poisonous lie" that migrants are a drain on the country and leads to people "being beaten within an inch of their lives" in hate crimes, Tim Farron has said.

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Social care for elderly must be a priority for new government, warns watchdog

Elderly social care, energy prices and financial fraud must be top priorities for the next government to maintain consumer confidence and a thriving economy, a watchdog has said.

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Call for changes to legislation paving way for UK space launches

A bold plan to build commercial space ports in Britain is at risk of being grounded by poor legislation, MPs have warned.

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Britain's Got Talent balloon sculptor bids to pop world record

The stakes are about to get seriously high on Britain's Got Talent as one hopeful attempts to break a world record on stage.

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Coronation Street viewers shocked by Bethany Platt rape scene

Coronation Street viewers were left horrified and sickened as the Bethany Platt grooming storyline came to a head with a disturbing rape scene.

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Britain must sort out EU past before discussing future, warns Tusk

Britain must agree to honour its outstanding financial commitments to the European Union before talks about trade can begin, the president of the European Council has said.

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Theresa May 'showing contempt for public' with refusal to debate

Labour have accused Theresa May of "going into hiding" as the General Election campaign reaches the end of its second week.

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Banks' customers endure online glitches as cash 'disappears into thin air'

Banking customers with NatWest, RBS, Lloyds and Halifax struggled with online banking glitches on Friday.

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UK economic slowdown in first quarter 'worse than expected'

The UK economy endured a worse-than-expected slowdown in the first three months of the year as the services sector slackened and inflation hit retailers.

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Man on murder charge after ex-Royal Navy officer run down with own car

A man has been charged with murder after an ex-Royal Navy officer was run down and killed by car thieves.

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'Major milestone' as RBS banks first quarterly profit since 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported its first quarterly profit since 2015, with chief executive Ross McEwan hailing the results as a "major milestone".

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£18m already paid out by NHS to patients treated by convicted breast surgeon

The NHS has paid out nearly £18 million after settling the cases of more than 250 patients treated by a surgeon convicted of carrying out needless breast operations.

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Schoolgirl died after lethal cocktail of ecstasy and cocaine

A schoolgirl who survived liver cancer as a toddler died after taking a lethal cocktail of ecstasy and cocaine, an inquest heard.

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Author Michael Morpurgo warns of children left isolated by too much social media

Best-selling author Michael Morpurgo has warned that children are becoming more isolated because of overuse of social media.

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Theresa May to hold talks with Japanese PM amid North Korea tensions

Theresa May is holding talks with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe as the crisis in North Korea comes before the UN Security Council.

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