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PM outlines wish to sign trade deals during Brexit transition

By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter

Theresa May will tell MPs the UK will look to sign trade deals with non-EU countries and prepare new immigration controls during a transitional deal with Brussels.

Having seen EU leaders last week declare "sufficient progress" in Brexit negotiations ...

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British diplomat Rebecca Dykes found 'strangled' in Lebanon

By Alan McGuinness, News Reporter

Police in Lebanon have launched an investigation after a British embassy worker was found strangled by the side of a road.

A forensic official in the country has told the Associated Press news agency that Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the embassy in ...

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Briton arrested in connection with seizure of 3.2 tons of hashish in Catalonia

A Briton is among three people detained as part of an international drug trafficking ring operating from Catalonia.

Spanish police say they have dismantled the hashish smuggling operation and seized nearly 3.2 tons of the marijuana derivative.

Two Spaniards and one Briton have been ...

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Shock win as Mo Farah collects his first Sports Personality of Year award

Sir Mo Farah has pulled off a surprise win to collect the Sports Personality of the Year award for the first time.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist was between 25 and 50-1 against at the bookies, with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua as much as 1-12 odds-on ...

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Memorial unveiled to the deadliest war disaster kept secret for decades

By Katerina Vittozzi, Sky News Reporter

Official secrets, a government cover-up and an attempt to avoid blame.

It sounds like the back-cover of a spy thriller but these were the circumstances surrounding WWII's deadliest civilian disaster.

For decades, little was known about ...

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Student accused of rape: 'I've spent two years living in fear'

By Liam Allan

Liam Allan was accused of rape. However, the case against him collapsed and was thrown out of court after it emerged that a detective had failed to hand over text messages on the accuser's phone - seriously undermining the case.

The 22-year-old law student is now ...

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Two police officers seriously injured after being hit by Maserati

Two police officers have been seriously injured after they were struck by a Maserati sports car while walking back to their patrol car.

The male and female PCs, who are in their 30s, were hit as they made their way to the marked vehicle on the A406 near Brent Park in Neasden early on ...

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Workers as young as 18 will be auto-enroled into pensions to boost saving

By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter

The Government hopes to get teenagers "into the habit of saving" by extending automatic pensions to those as young as 18 - but critics have attacked ministers for a "shockingly lethargic" pace of change.

Ministers plan to lower the starting age for ...

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Six dead after 'serious collision' in Birmingham

Six people have been killed and another is critically injured following a "serious collision" in Birmingham.

The crash, which involved six vehicles, happened at about 1.10am at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway near Edgbaston.

Police have warned that the road is ...

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Sydney man charged with acting as an agent for North Korea

A South Korean-born Sydney man has been charged with acting as an agent for North Korea in Australia.

The 59-year-old is alleged to have attempted to broker sales for Pyongyang including components used in ballistic missiles.

The Australian Federal Police say the naturalised ...

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Pentagon says it used to investigate UFOs but doesn't confirm whether it still does

The Pentagon has confirmed it had a UFO investigation programme, but says it was ended in 2012 to fund "higher priority issues".

The New York Times reported the secret Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Programme which was tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying ...

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Brexit plans will not be derailed, insists Theresa May

The Prime Minister has claimed her Government is "proving the doubters wrong" after securing a deal in the first phase of Brexit negotiations.

Theresa May said her Brexit plans will not be "derailed" as senior ministers prepare to consider the future shape of the UK's relationship with the ...

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Labour councillors accuse Momentum of a purge amid internal battle between left and right

Over the past two years, Jeremy Corbyn's foot soldiers, led by a movement called Momentum, have transformed the Labour Party, creating an internal battle between the left and the right.

Though quieter than it once was, the civil war has not stopped.

Ground Zero of that war is ...

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Family of billionaire couple found dead in mansion basement refute murder-suicide claim

By Bethany Minelle, News Reporter

The family of a Canadian billionaire and his wife who were found dead in the basement of their Toronto mansion have refuted reports which suggest their parents' deaths could have been a murder-suicide.

Police have said they are treating the deaths ...

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Ten-year-old boy to get bionic hand for Christmas

A 10-year-old boy has told Sky News he will emulate his Star Wars hero when he's given a bionic hand for Christmas.

Cameron Millar, from Edinburgh, who was born without a hand, has crowdfunded the £10,000 for a new 3D-printed prosthetic.

The young Star Wars fan told Sky News: ...

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Bookmaker accused of 'casual racism' over Diane Abbott mockery

Star Sports Bookmakers has been accused of racism after it posted a picture of a man mocking Diane Abbott on Twitter.

The tweet was posted on Friday night and showed a man with his face covered in dark make-up at a darts competition holding up a sign reading 190 - a dig at the shadow home ...

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Fairytale Of NY: 30 years of the song that stole Christmas

By Duarte Garrido, Entertainment Reporter

It was Christmas day, babe - 1957 - and a child in Pembury, Kent, was born to bring drunken, miserable cheers to the world.

The baby was Shane MacGowan and, 30 years after his birth, his Celtic punk band The Pogues would release Fairytale Of ...

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Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle 'devastated' by daughter's death

The deputy speaker of the House of Commons has said he is "truly devastated" by the death of his daughter Natalie.

Lindsay Hoyle, the MP for Chorley, Lancashire, posted a statement on Twitter in which he said his family would never be the same again without her.

Ms Lewis-Hoyle, 28, ...

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Fifth vehicle 'may have been involved' in Tulse Hill hit and run

The Met Police have said that a fifth vehicle "may also have been involved" in a fatal hit and run in Tulse Hill.

Police said the drivers of all four vehicles which are thought to have struck the victim have been brought in for questioning, plus the driver of a fifth vehicle who they now ...

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Billionaire couple found dead in their mansion basement

By Bethany Minelle, News Reporter

A Canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead in the basement of their Toronto mansion.

Police have said they are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, the founder of Canadian drug company Apotex, and his wife Honey as ...

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Boy, nine, locked in safe during game of hide and seek in Berlin

A nine-year-old boy playing hide and seek at his grandfather's home had to be rescued by firefighters after he hid in a safe.

The boy was playing with his little brother at the home in Lichterfelde, Berlin, when he found the ultimate hiding place.

Unfortunately, the door to the ...

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