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NHS faces £4.3bn legal bill to settle clinical negligence claims

The NHS in England could reportedly have to pay £4.3 billion in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence.

The figure includes existing unsettled claims and projected estimates of future claims, the BBC has reported after getting details through a Freedom of ...

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Terrorists to take lie detector tests

Terrorists could be made to take a lie detector test to prove they have reformed and are not planning to carry out another attack.

Plans to introduce “polygraph testing” were announced by the Government as part of a wave of measures being described as a “major ...

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Harry reunited with Meghan and Archie in Canada

The Duke of Sussex has arrived in Canada to be reunited with wife Meghan and son Archie.

Photographs and footage showed Harry getting off a plane at Vancouver International Airport and straight into a waiting car on the tarmac.

The Daily Mail said he flew from London’s ...

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Precautions stepped up after fourth death in China blamed on coronavirus

Heightened precautions are being taken in China and elsewhere as governments strive to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush.

Anxieties around the disease have intensified after Chinese government expert Zhong Nanshan ...

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Aldi to raise staff wages to £9.40 an hour

Aldi has announced plans to increase its pay for staff in stores by just over 3%, making it one of the best-paying supermarkets in the UK.

The discounter said minimum hourly rates will rise from £9.10 an hour to £9.40, with workers inside the M25 getting £10.90 an hour ...

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Boston Celtics ease past Western Conference leaders Los Angeles Lakers

The Boston Celtics handed the Los Angeles Lakers their biggest loss of the season as they defeated the Western Conference leaders by 32 points in Boston.

Jayson Tatum scored 27 points for the hosts in the 139-107 victory as the Celtics torched the Lakers on both ends of the ...

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Kagiso Rabada determined to clean up his act following Test ban

South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada has apologised for letting himself and his team down after he was banned for the final Test against England.

The 24-year-old will be absent for Friday’s finale at the Wanderers in Johannesburg following his overzealous celebration for dismissing Joe ...

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Facebook to create 1,000 jobs in UK by end of 2020

Facebook plans to hire 1,000 more people in the UK by the end of 2020, with a large number working on technologies to remove harmful content.

The social network said more than half of the recruits will work in technology-focused roles across software engineering, product design and data ...

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E-fit created to help solve gang rape of teenager in 1978

The gang rape of a teenager more than 40 years ago by members of a touring rugby team is being investigated by detectives.

The 17-year-old victim was subjected to multiple rapes by several men at a hotel in Plymouth in 1978.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the men were thought to be ...

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Central American migrants stranded on Mexican border

Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday after being stopped by Mexican National Guard troops preventing them from entering the country en route to the United States.

Naked children played amid sand and rubbish as ...

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Harry ‘lands in Canada’ to be reunited with Meghan and Archie

The Duke of Sussex has reportedly arrived in Canada to be reunited with his wife Meghan and son Archie.

Photographs from the Daily Mail appeared to show the royal walking across the tarmac at Vancouver International Airport. The paper said he flew from London’s Heathrow on ...

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Former England goalkeeper Shilton reveals decades of gambling addiction

Peter Shilton has revealed he spent 45 years as a gambling addict.

The former goalkeeper, and England’s most capped male player, said that it took losing tens of thousands of pounds before he was able to stop.

“I’ve won at most things in my life, in terms ...

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Sharapova’s Australian Open future unclear following first round defeat

Maria Sharapova offered no guarantees that she will be back at the Australian Open after a first-round defeat against Donna Vekic.

Ongoing shoulder problems limited Sharapova to a handful of tournaments last year and her ranking is projected to drop to world number 366 as a result of the ...

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Football rumours from the media

Despite plenty of interest from Chelsea and Tottenham, Wilfried Zaha is happy to see out the next few months at Crystal Palace as the two Premier League rivals refuse to match the £80million valuation for his services. The Daily Mail reports the 27-year-old forward is not willing to force ...

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Small predators ‘most at risk’ when habitats are converted for human use

Small predators like spiders and ladybirds are the most likely to be lost when natural habitats are converted for human use, research suggests.

A global study on the impact of human land use on different groups of animals found that predators, especially small invertebrates, are the most ...

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More to Glasgow Warriors' Champions Cup exit than Saracens scandal

ANGER at Saracens’ flagrant breach of English rugby’s salary-cap rules, initially confined to their own country, has now become far more widespread, and understandably so. It emerged last week that the London club will be relegated at the end of this season as they will inevitably ...

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Becoming Boris - quite a challenge for actor Will Barton

Being Boris Johnson is not easy - especially when you aren't.

Just ask actor Will Barton, who has been bringing the controversial Prime Minister to life every night in the play The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson - the political comedy from journalist and playwright Jonathan ...

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Coronavirus outbreak in China claims fourth victim

A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China which has infected more than 200 people, authorities said.

The outbreak is believed to have started late last month among people connected to a seafood market in the eastern Chinese city of Wuhan, where all four ...

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Protesters call for Puerto Rico governor to resign

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Puerto Rico’s Capitol building and governor’s residence on Monday to demand the US territory’s leader’s resignation and to protest the discovery of apparently forgotten disaster supplies amid continuing ...

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Konta and Edmund stumble at first hurdle in Melbourne

Former semi-finalists Johanna Konta and Kyle Edmund have both been eliminated from the Australian Open in the first round.

It was an inauspicious start to a day where six British players were scheduled to be in action at Melbourne Park, hoping to join Dan Evans in the second ...

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Joe Root backs Ollie Pope to break England records

England captain Joe Root wants Ollie Pope to get greedy for Test-match centuries after his man-of-the-match display in Port Elizabeth and believes the batsman can go on to break records.

Root led his side to victory by an innings and 53 runs in the third Test against South Africa, taking a ...

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