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Boris Johnson: 'Difficult to say no' if US asks Britain for help against Syria

Britain could join the United States in taking military action against the Syrian regime if it is asked and may bypass a House of Commons vote to authorise it, Boris Johnson has suggested.

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Brexit minister rejects fears about drug firms' exodus

Brexit Secretary David Davis has sought to play down warnings that the world's biggest drugs firms could abandon Britain.

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Inquiry into renewable heat incentive scheme to convene

A public inquiry into Stormont's renewable heat scandal will convene for the first time later.

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SNP promoting 'civil conflict' in independence push, says David Davis

David Davis has accused the SNP of promoting "civil conflict" in their quest for independence as he faced pressure over protecting workers after Brexit.

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Taylor Wimpey earmarks £130m to help leaseholders hit by rent review clauses

Taylor Wimpey is to set aside £130 million as part of plans to help customers trapped in onerous leasehold contracts drawn up by the housebuilder.

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Defra ministers launch court bid to delay clear air plan until after election

The Government has launched a bid to delay publishing its plans to tackle illegal air pollution until after the General Election.

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Knife crime rises 14% as downward trend reverses

Knife and gun crime incidents recorded by police rose by more than 10% last year compared with 2015, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.

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1,200 jobs in store at new Amazon warehouse in Warrington

Online retail giant Amazon is to create 1,200 permanent jobs at a new warehouse.

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Corbyn would be a threat to national security, Johnson warns

Electing Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister would be a threat to national security, Boris Johnson has claimed.

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Child rapist to be sentenced for attacks on boys

A serial child rapist is to find out how long he will spend in prison for carrying out another sickening sex attack.

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Two people die after car loses control and plunges into river

Two people have died after their car lost control and plunged into a river, police said.

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Assaults and self-harm in prisons at record levels

Violence behind bars is getting worse, according to the latest official figures, with incidents of assault and self-harm reaching record levels.

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Radio 1 apology over Orlando Bloom 'pikey' comment

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw has apologised after Orlando Bloom used the word "pikey" on his breakfast show.

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Abuse reports must be taken seriously, says charity after Alice Ruggles murder

The murder of a 24-year-old who was stalked and had her neck slashed by her "psychopath" soldier ex-boyfriend is a "potent reminder" of why women reporting abuse must be taken seriously, a charity has said.

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Lloyds defies 'challenging' trading conditions to double profits

Lloyds Banking Group has hailed a strong performance as it doubled bottom-line profits in the first three months of the year despite "challenging" trading conditions.

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Dozens evacuated after gas main bursts into flames

Dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes in Hampshire after a gas main burst into flames.

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Jeremy Corbyn failed UK 'in hour of need', Tim Farron says

Tim Farron has turned his fire on Jeremy Corbyn over his handling of Brexit as he sought to get the Liberal Democrat campaign back on track.

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LGBT charity collapsed over 'chaotic' management after £1.4m grants - watchdog

A domestic violence charity that received £1.4 million of taxpayers' cash collapsed after "chaotic" management, according to a public spending watchdog.

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New plans to extend GP access 'could prove expensive and duplicate services'

Patients are still struggling to get GP appointments, although the Government's drive to force surgeries to open for longer risks duplicating services and could prove costly, MPs have said.

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Liberal Democrats to back Greens in Brighton seat

The Liberal Democrats will not contest the seat currently held by Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas.

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