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'Low-priority' items could go in NHS prescriptions shake-up to cut costs

Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans.

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Tesco fined £129m but avoids prosecution over accounting scandal

Tesco has been hit with a £129 million fine from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), but has escaped prosecution over its accounting scandal.

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James Brokenshire to reveal plans to resolve Stormont impasse

The UK government will later outline details of how it intends to foster an agreement to save powersharing at Stormont.

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Westminster terrorist's 'shocked' wife 'totally condemns his actions'

The wife of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood has said she is "saddened and shocked" by the atrocity, saying she "condemns" his actions.

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Alexander Blackman to be resentenced over fatal shooting of Taliban fighter

A Royal Marine who is in prison for the fatal shooting of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan finds out today if he is to be freed or must serve more time behind bars.

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Davis: UK will refuse to hand Brussels £50 billion exit fee

The UK will refuse to hand Brussels £50 billion to pay for its divorce from the European Union, David Davis has insisted.

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Qatari investors being courted by UK ministers for security and health projects

Qatari investors will be urged to back cyber-security and healthcare projects as part of a drive to secure trade deals as the UK prepares for Brexit.

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MSPs expected to approve plans for new independence referendum

MSPs are expected to back Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum in a vote at Holyrood today.

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Civilians could become chief constables under Government plans

Civilians could compete with senior police for chief constable jobs under new Government plans.

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BT fined record £42 million over 'serious breach' of Ofcom rules

BT has been hit with a record £42 million fine by the telecoms watchdog and is facing compensation costs to rivals of £300 million over delayed high-speed cable installations.

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Take That take on Ed Sheeran in albums chart

Take That could topple Ed Sheeran from his top spot in the albums chart this week.

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Reassurances for workers caught up in botched nuclear power station deal

Workers at nuclear power stations at the heart of a botched decommissioning deal will not be under threat, Energy Secretary Greg Clark has said.

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MP calls for suspension of hunting after hounds linked to bovine TB

Hunting should be suspended while the Government investigates the scale of bovine tuberculosis among fox hounds, ministers have been told.

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Brokenshire: Parties have 'few short weeks' to strike Stormont deal

Parties in Northern Ireland have a "short few weeks" to strike a deal to save powersharing at Stormont, Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said.

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Watchdog considers Comic Relief probe after complaints over swearing and sound

TV watchdog Ofcom is considering whether to launch an investigation into the BBC's Red Nose Day telethon after the fundraiser sparked more than 150 complaints.

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Boris Johnson postpones Russia visit to attend Nato meeting

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has postponed a planned visit to Russia in order to attend a meeting with Nato counterparts, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Estate agent vows to remove 'sexist' advert

A "sexist" advert for an estate agent depicting a young woman with an older man will be removed after it sparked a backlash.

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NHS bosses spent half Autumn Statement cash on outside services

Health chiefs spent around half of the £2 billion extra cash allocated in George Osborne's pre-2015 election Autumn Statement on buying care from private and other non-NHS providers, an analysis has shown.

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DPP hits back at judge in 'victim-blaming' row over rape cases

England and Wales's most senior public prosecutor has accused a judge of propagating a "victim-blaming culture" around rape cases.

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Sadiq Khan to discuss Brexit and security on visit to Brussels and Paris

Brexit and the security situation in the wake of the Westminster terror attack are set to dominate London Mayor Sadiq Khan's three-day visit to Brussels and Paris.

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