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Nigel Farage on shortlist for Time magazine's person of the year award

Nigel Farage has been shortlisted for Time magazine's prestigious person of the year award.

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Royal prerogative is crucial in Article 50 appeal, Supreme Court hears

The Government's use of the royal prerogative to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union is not being done on a "whim" or "out of a clear blue sky", the UK's highest court has heard.

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Council criticised over handling of child abuse claims cannot be named

A family court judge has ruled that the public cannot be told the name of a council criticised over the way social services staff handled a case in which a woman accused her former partner of sexually abusing their son.

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NHS whistleblowers 'being fired, gagged and blacklisted'

NHS whistleblowers face being "fired, gagged and blacklisted" while disclosures go uninvestigated due to the healthcare regulator's lack of powers and resources, a group of doctors, staff and patients has warned.

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Alan Shearer to receive CBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace

Former England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer is to be honoured for his charity work.

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'Vital' Royal Navy to play key role on world stage post-Brexit, says Theresa May

The Royal Navy will play a key role in supporting the UK's presence on the world stage after Brexit, Theresa May said as she addressed personnel from the deck of the fleet's flagship.

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Gagging orders 'used by a number of clubs to silence football abuse victims'

Gagging orders have allegedly been used by "a number" of football clubs to silence players speaking out about abuse, according to a lawyer representing a new body supporting victims.

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Catholics less likely to breastfeed, research suggests

Mothers who come from developed nations with a strong Catholic heritage are less likely to breastfeed, a study suggests.

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Drinking culture taking enormous toll on emergency services, report reveals

The "enormous" toll of excessive drinking on Britain's emergency services is laid bare in a new parliamentary report.

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Helen Marten named winner of 2016 Turner Prize

The artist Helen Marten has scooped a £25,000 jackpot after she was named winner of the 2016 Turner Prize.

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People who groom their pubic hair 'more likely to have had an STI'

Intimate personal grooming has been linked to a higher likelihood of sexually transmitted infections (STI), new research suggests.

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Children threatened with Tasers more than 500 times last year, charity reports

Police used Tasers when dealing with children at least 538 times last year and fired them on 43 of those occasions, according to a new report.

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Southern rail passengers face misery as services slashed amid industrial action

Rail passengers will face some of the worst disruption for years from today when a wave of strikes and other forms of industrial action are launched in bitter disputes over staffing.

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NHS facing difficult winter as system 'can't cope' with patient numbers

The ability of the NHS to cope with winter has become worse over the past three years, according to a new poll of doctors.

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Critics are trying to undermine Brexit negotiators, No.10 warns

Downing Street has accused opponents of Brexit of trying to tie the hands of UK negotiators in the upcoming talks on withdrawal from the European Union.

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Divorce rates fall to 40-year low in 2014

Divorce rates have plunged to their lowest level in 40 years as couples increasingly live together without being married or choose to tie the knot later in life.

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Nigel Farage hails 2016 as the year 'little people asserted themselves'

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said the "revolution" of 2016 is far from over following the vote for Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

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UK will 'work closely' with new administration in Italy after PM's resignation

Britain will "work closely" with the new administration in Italy which emerges after the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the wake of his referendum defeat, Downing Street has said.

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Transitional period after Brexit desirable for business, says Carney

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said that a transitional period after Brexit is "absolutely desirable" for business.

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Leak inquiry into leaking of letter warning civil servants not to leak

The Government is mounting a leak inquiry into the leaking of a letter warning civil servants not to leak, Downing Street has indicated.

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