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Man held after deaths of man and woman in Dundee

A man has been detained by police after the deaths of another man and a woman in Dundee.

Police were called to the Drumlanrig Drive area of the city on Sunday morning.

A 32-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman were found dead.

A Police Scotland spokesman said a 42-year-old ...

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Welsh rugby international Elli Norkett dies in A4109 crash

A woman who died in a crash in Neath Port Talbot has been named as Wales rugby international Elli Norkett.

Miss Norkett, 20, from Llandarcy, Neath, had been the youngest player in the 2014 Rugby World Cup.

She died in a two-car collision on the A4109 Inter Valley Road, between ...

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Disability benefits: PIPs should be for 'really disabled'

Disability benefits should go to "really disabled people" not those "taking pills at home, who suffer from anxiety", a key Theresa May aide says.

No 10 policy unit head George Freeman said personal independence payments (PIP) reforms were needed to roll back the "bizarre" decisions of ...

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What is the row around PIPs all about?

At the heart of the row between the now former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith and his government are PIPs - Personal Independence Payments.

But why have they become so controversial?

PIPs are benefit payments made to help people aged 16 to 64 cope with the extra costs ...

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PIPs disability benefit test 'traumatic and intrusive'

A test for a disability benefit is "traumatic" for applicants and needs to change, according to former work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb.

Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) help disabled people live an independent life.

But the Preseli Pembrokeshire MP said applicants ...

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Relief and fear over U-turn on disability benefits

With the hugely controversial cuts to the disability benefit Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) being scrapped, where does this leave disabled people now?

Relieved, I'd say, but fearful that this relief will be short-lived.

The U-turn was confirmed by the new Department for Work ...

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Nuttall backed to carry on at UKIP

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is ready to carry on as leader "without question" his deputy has told the BBC.

Peter Whittle said his party was "more united than ever" with a "sense of renewed purpose" despite failing to take Stoke-on-Trent Central from Labour in Thursday's by-election. ...

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Family of Billy McNeill confirm he has dementia

The family of former Celtic manager and player Billy McNeill have confirmed he has dementia.

Mr McNeill, who has been described as the club's "greatest ever captain", led the team which won the European Cup in 1967.

His family told a Sunday newspaper he was diagnosed with the ...

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NHS 'tobacco free' campaign launched by Public Health England

A "truly tobacco-free NHS" needs to be created to help smoker patients quit their habit, health officials say.

Only one in 10 hospitals enforces a smoking ban outside health service buildings, and Public Health England (PHE) wants all hospitals to offer help to quit as part of patients' ...

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Search after man falls from cliff at Arbroath

A major search for a teenager who is believed to have fallen from cliffs at Arbroath in Angus has been extended.

A coastguard helicopter, four coastguard rescue teams and two RNLI lifeboats have been involved in the search for the 18-year-old.

The operation began after he was ...

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Girl, five, died of asthma attack after GP turned her away

A five-year-old girl died of an asthma attack after being turned away by a GP because she arrived minutes late for her appointment.

Ellie-May Clark and her mother, from Newport, were told to return the next morning by Dr Joanne Rowe, a specialist in safeguarding children.

The little ...

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Give excess Army rations to homeless, says Frank Field MP

Excess Army food supplies should be given to the "army of the homeless", a senior MP says.

More than 12,000 operational ration packs (ORPs) were thrown away between April and December - more than in the previous 12 months.

Work and Pensions Select Committee chairman Frank Field ...

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Brighton's i360 tower to remain closed 'until Wednesday'

Brighton's i360 tower will take longer to repair than first thought following its closure when passengers were left stranded in its viewing pod on Friday.

British Airways i360 planned to re-open the attraction on Monday after a damaged data cable caused passengers to be stuck for more ...

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Five injured after car hits pedestrians

Five people have been taken to hospital after a car crashed in to them in south-east London, police have said.

Emergency services were called to Bromley Road in Bellingham just before 08:30 GMT.

The victims were treated at the scene before being taken to nearby hospitals. Their ...

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Newtownards: Murder inquiry begins after man dies

A murder inquiry has begun following the death of a man in Newtownards, County Down.

Police were called to a house on the Bangor Road at about 05:30 GMT on Sunday following reports that a man had been assaulted.

The victim, aged in his 20s, was found lying on the road. He was ...

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Liam Hunt: Seventh person charged after teen death

A seventh person - a 16-year old boy - has been charged by police investigating the murder of teenager Liam Hunt.

Liam, 17, was fatally stabbed in the neck during an attack in St George's Street, Northampton, at about 17:00 GMT on 14 February.

Northamptonshire Police said the latest ...

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Brexit: Heseltine vows to rebel in Lords bill debate

Senior Tory Lord Heseltine has said he will rebel against the government when peers debate the bill giving Theresa May the authority to trigger Brexit.

He says he will support an opposition amendment in the House of Lords demanding MPs get a meaningful vote on the deal reached with the ...

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Caroline Wyatt: MS 'brain fog' lifted after stem cell treatment

BBC journalist Caroline Wyatt has spoken of how the "brain fog began to lift" after she had pioneering treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS).

The former BBC defence correspondent was deemed unsuitable for an NHS trial and paid $60,000 (£48,000) for a stem cell transplant in Mexico in ...

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Barclays apologises for cash machine and debit card faults

Barclays has apologised after customers reported problems using cash machines, debit cards and phone banking.

Some customers reported being unable to withdraw money from cash machines or use cards in shops. Online and telephone banking, and in-branch payments were also affected. ...

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The psychiatrist who wanted to make madness normal

RD Laing was not only Scotland's most famous psychiatrist but for a period in the 1960s he was one of the most famous therapists in the world.

He was the favourite psychiatrist of the 1960s counterculture but his reputation slumped in his later years and there is still disagreement about ...

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Jeremy Corbyn 'determined to finish job'

Jeremy Corbyn says he takes his "share of responsibility" for the Labour Party's recent by-election loss, but he is "determined" to stay on as leader.

Writing in the Sunday Mirror, he says the party could "turn back the Tory tide" if members worked together.

Mr Corbyn is set to ...

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