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How social media reacted to Wilder v Fury II
23/02/2020 | sport | boxing | 237
Tyson Fury powered up the Las Vegas lights with a brutal display of boxing - this is how social media and the boxing world reacted.
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Northern Ireland growth below UK average
21/02/2020 | news | uk | 29
An initial estimate is for 1.1% growth in 2019, slightly higher than the 0.9% in 2018.
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Car sales in China fall 92% as coronavirus hits
21/02/2020 | news | business | 211
Car dealerships remain closed and buyers stay away as the coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on sales.
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Prime minister 'read and signed off Stormont deal'
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 915
Former NI Secretary Julian Smith dismisses claims the PM was unaware of the Stormont deal details.
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UK immigration plans 'devastating' for Scotland
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,280
Nicola Sturgeon says proposals to stop giving visas to low-skilled workers is the wrong route to take.
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Fuel prices push UK inflation to six-month high
19/02/2020 | news | business | 684
Consumer Prices Index inflation rose to 1.8%, but remains below the Bank of England's 2% target.
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'Vegans need their own shelf in the office fridge'
19/02/2020 | news | other | 1,660
The Vegan Society has issued guidelines to "help employers accommodate the needs of vegans".
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Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,686
The chief negotiator says the UK's "particular proximity" to the bloc rules out a similar agreement.
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No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
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Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels
18/02/2020 | news | business | 1,698
Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.
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Fears for Severn towns amid fresh flood warnings
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,523
Residents in communities on the river are being evacuated as water threatens to top flood defences.
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HSBC signals mass job cuts as profits plunge
18/02/2020 | news | business | 597
Interim chief executive Noel Quinn reveals extensive job cuts and restructuring to shake up the bank.
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Queen's nephew the Earl of Snowdon to divorce
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 297
David Armstrong-Jones and his wife Serena are separating after 26 years, a spokesman says.
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Scotland's jobless total falls by 14,000
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 138
Official figures show the unemployment rate now stands at 3.5%, compared with 3.8% for the UK as a whole.
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Further flooding as Storm Dennis damage continues
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,409
Fresh "danger to life" flood warnings are issued as the UK reels from damage caused by Storm Dennis.
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France warns UK of bitter post-Brexit trade talks
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,913
The UK and EU will "rip each other apart" as they vie for advantage, France's foreign minister says.
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Norwich City 0-1 Liverpool: Unstoppable charge towards title continues
15/02/2020 | sport | football | 2,479
Liverpool's unstoppable charge towards their first top-flight title in 30 years is "outstanding", says Jurgen Klopp after Sadio Mane's goal gives them victory at Norwich.
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Hundreds warned over coronavirus after bus event
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 736
Two MPs cancel public engagements after attending a summit where an attendee was diagnosed with the illness.
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RBS Group to change its name to NatWest
14/02/2020 | news | business | 370
New chief executive Alison Rose calls the bank's latest results the "start of a new era".
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Focus on delivering, PM tells cabinet
14/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,306
Boris Johnson sets priorities for his top team, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation.
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'End of contract' rules 'to save consumers money'
13/02/2020 | news | technology | 360
Internet, pay-TV and phone customers will now be offered the best deals when their contracts end.
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Billie Eilish's Bond theme is dramatic and audacious
13/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,155
The verdict on the teenager's ballad for Daniel Craig's final outing as 007, which she released overnight.
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Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
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Julian Smith sacked as NI secretary
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 367
Mr Smith says that serving the people of Northern Ireland was "the greatest privilege".
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Cannabis goods ‘could be off the shelves in a year’
12/02/2020 | news | business | 699
Unapproved goods containing the cannabis extract will be pulled, says the Food Standards Agency.
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Plug pulled on 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications
12/02/2020 | news | education | 337
Many courses with few or no students will be scrapped as ministers prepare for T-levels in England.
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Petrol and diesel car ban 'could start in 12 years'
12/02/2020 | news | business | 3,335
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the BBC a sales ban could be brought forward again.
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BBC chairman warns over subscription fee
12/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 2,034
Sir David Clementi says putting the broadcaster's services behind a paywall would have a big impact.
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UK's 2021 census 'could be the last'
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 845
The UK's national statistician hopes other data sources could replace the 200-year-old questionnaire.
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Challenger bank N26 to shut all UK accounts
11/02/2020 | news | business | 804
Customers are being told to transfer money out of the app-based bank by 15 April.
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HS2 go-ahead 'controversial and difficult'
11/02/2020 | news | business | 2,848
The prime minister says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
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UK economy saw zero growth at the end of 2019
11/02/2020 | news | business | 1,872
Growth in the services and construction sectors was offset by a "poor showing" from manufacturing.
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Government to give High Speed 2 the go-ahead
10/02/2020 | news | business | 1,091
The rising cost of the project and accusations of mismanagement have provoked anger from critics.
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Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge idea investigated
10/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,227
Number 10 says "a range of government officials" are looking at the idea of a linking bridge.
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Fianna Fáil largest party but Sinn Féin celebrate
10/02/2020 | news | world | 3,096
The final results of the Irish general election show Fianna Fáil on 38 seats, one ahead of Sinn Féin.
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South Korean film Parasite makes Oscars history
10/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,270
Brad Pitt, Renee Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix are among the other Academy Award winners.
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England in South Africa: Tourists win third ODI by two wickets to draw series
09/02/2020 | sport | cricket | 259
England secure a 1-1 series draw with South Africa by beating the hosts by two wickets in the third one-day international in Johannesburg.
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Energy bills to fall for millions of households
07/02/2020 | news | business | 590
The energy regulator cuts the price cap by £17, a move that will affect about 15 million households.
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Crimes unreported as public lose faith in police
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 948
A new report reveals that a suspect is charged in under 8% of recorded crimes in England and Wales.
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Veterans guaranteed job interviews
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 845
The move follows the unveiling of a new railcard that will offer veterans discounted train travel.
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Last UK flight for Britons in coronavirus-hit city
05/02/2020 | news | uk | 638
Government charter comes after expats were urged to leave China as the outbreak claims more lives.
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Ikea announces first big UK store closure
04/02/2020 | news | business | 1,475
The Swedish furniture giant's Coventry branch will close this summer, putting 352 jobs at risk.
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PM 'admitted he doesn't get climate change'
04/02/2020 | news | science | 2,049
Boris Johnson has failed to lead over the UK's hosting of a key climate summit, its former boss says.
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BBC licence fee to rise by £3 in April
03/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,633
The cost of a television licence will increase from £154.50 to £157.50, from 1 April 2020.
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Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone
03/02/2020 | news | technology | 473
A report by Ofcom also found that 3-8 year olds are watching YouTube for eight hours a week on average.
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Nearly one million miss tax return deadline
03/02/2020 | news | business | 647
Anyone with a genuine excuse for missing Friday night's cut-off can talk to HMRC to avoid fines.
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PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
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Ports plan for Brexit Irish Sea checks
02/02/2020 | news | business | 234
Stena Line said that its assumption is that new checks will be carried out in British ports.
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France 24-17 England: England lose Six Nations opener in Paris
02/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 2,067
World Cup finalists England fall to a chastening defeat by a resurgent France as their Six Nations hopes wilt in the Parisian rain.
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F1 billionaire owner in Aston Martin rescue deal
31/01/2020 | news | business | 623
Racing Point F1 team co-owner Lawrence Stroll's consortium will inject emergency cash into the carmaker.
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Nicola Sturgeon calls for patience over indyref2
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 3,037
Scotland's first minister says she still wants indyref2 this year - but acknowledges it may not come until at least 2021.
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UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
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Secondary school tables: How did your school do?
30/01/2020 | news | education | 768
Use the BBC News postcode search to see how your school has done in this year's secondary league tables.
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Wonga compensation 'an insult' to borrowers
29/01/2020 | news | business | 886
Claimants against the payday lender have been told they will receive little in compensation.
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Scientists race to develop a coronavirus vaccine
29/01/2020 | news | health | 403
US researchers are already working on a vaccine against the new virus that has emerged in China.
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Rail firm Northern to be nationalised
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 2,085
The government is to take control of the troubled train operator after two years of passenger chaos.
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Lungs 'magically' heal damage from smoking
29/01/2020 | news | health | 50
The effect has even been seen in people who had smoked for 40 years.
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Ovo Energy to pay £8.9m for overcharging customers
29/01/2020 | news | business | 317
More than half a million of the firm's customers received energy bills that were inaccurate.
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Britons in China call for more UK coronavirus help
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 878
UK citizens criticise the government response as No 10 says it is finalising plans for their return.
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Scotland's most and least deprived areas named
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 467
Research suggests parts of Greenock town centre are the areas with the greatest deprivation in the country.
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Migrant salary threshold fall recommended
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
Reducing the minimum by £4,400 would help recruit NHS staff and teachers, says an independent committee.
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Seriously ill wait more than hour for ambulance
27/01/2020 | news | health | 769
Heart attack and stroke patients are among those facing long delays for crews to arrive, BBC finds.
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Big Ben bongs fundraising appeal closes
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,487
Money was donated to get the bell ringing on Brexit day, but it will now go to a veterans' charity.
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Watchdog questions 'Get ready for Brexit' campaign
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,237
The £46m publicity blitz did not leave people "significantly better prepared", says the NAO.
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Wales to bring in smacking ban after assembly vote
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,008
Wales becomes the second part of the UK to ban parents from smacking their children.
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Call for powers to set up 'Scottish visa' system
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,282
Ministers want powers to be devolved for a "tailored" system that could boost immigration to Scotland.
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BBC red button protest ahead of switch-off
27/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 876
A petition organised by a charity for blind people asks for the BBC to roll back their decision.
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Football banter at work 'excludes women'
27/01/2020 | news | business | 3,721
A management body says sports chat in the office can be a "gateway" to more laddish behaviour.
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Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,272
The Irish PM says it will be "difficult" to reach a deal this year, but Boris Johnson is bullish.
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Met Police to deploy facial recognition cameras
24/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,274
Police say the short-term deployments will check watchlists of suspects wanted for serious crimes.
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Stick to two drinks, Wetherspoons tells parents
24/01/2020 | news | business | 1,531
The pub chain says it wants to deter "unruly behaviour" in pubs by children left unsupervised.
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Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
24/01/2020 | news | world | 3,608
The deal formally ending UK membership is signed by EU leaders in Brussels.
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HS2 risks misjudged from the start, says watchdog
23/01/2020 | news | business | 539
No-one took full account of how complex the project was going to be, says the spending watchdog.
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Morrisons axes 3,000 managers in shake-up
23/01/2020 | news | business | 858
But the supermarket says it will create 7,000 hourly-paid roles as part of a major restructuring.
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'Increased likelihood' of China virus reaching UK
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 882
Fourteen people have now been tested for the virus in the UK, including nine awaiting results.
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Incident team set up as five tested for coronavirus
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 101
The patients are being tested as a precaution in Scotland after returning from China with respiratory problems.
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Number of suspects charged with crime hits new low
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 587
Only 7.3% of offences lead to a suspect being charged, figures show, as knife crime continues to rise.
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Lloyds joins crowd with new 40% overdraft rates
22/01/2020 | news | business | 490
Customers will be charged "personalised" overdraft rates of up to 49.9% from April, but most will pay 39.9%.
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Brexit bill clears final parliamentary hurdle
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,366
The legislation, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal, now awaits royal assent.
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Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs
22/01/2020 | news | business | 2,020
The US has warned it could start taxing UK car exports if UK's tech tax goes ahead.
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UK to monitor China flights as virus precaution
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 143
Precautionary measures will apply to flights from Wuhan to Heathrow, the government says.
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UK told to 'hold fire' on April tech tax
21/01/2020 | news | business | 783
The OECD has said the UK should wait for a global agreement on taxing technology firms.
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More people triggering emergency alarms on trains
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 339
Crowded carriages and lack of help for disabled people would make some rail users press the button.
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Dixons gets its sales figures the wrong way round
21/01/2020 | news | business | 645
Currys PC World owner reissues its Christmas trading statement to say sales went down, not up.
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Devolution politicians reject PM's Brexit bill
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,339
Welsh politicians refuse consent to Brexit bill after politicians in Scotland and NI did the same.
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New UK housing 'dominated by roads'
20/01/2020 | news | science | 1,437
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.
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Give regions a 'voice' or UK may end, Brown warns
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,021
The former PM says the country is "not at ease with itself" and must change from "top to bottom".
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Immigration system to 'put people before passports'
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,419
Boris Johnson says post-Brexit immigration to the UK will become "fairer and more equal".
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Lord Hall to step down as BBC's director general
20/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,753
After leading the corporation for seven years, Tony Hall is to become chair of the National Gallery.
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HS2: Give me the facts, says Shapps
20/01/2020 | news | business | 2,011
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps faces a "massive decision" as a leaked report suggests the rail link could cost £106bn.
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Retail sales fall sharply in December
17/01/2020 | news | business | 879
A fifth straight month without growth adds to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates.
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No automatic deportation for EU citizens, says No 10
17/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,824
So far more than 2.7 million EU citizens have applied for settled status after Brexit in the UK.
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UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade
16/01/2020 | news | business | 1,058
More venues opened in 2019 as more customers opted for food instead of just drinking alcohol.
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'Grade inflation' in top degree grades stopping
16/01/2020 | news | education | 330
The sharp rise in first class degrees from universities has stalled after pressure from ministers.
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EU reveals clues ahead of post-Brexit talks with UK
16/01/2020 | news | world | 3,056
Presentation slides published online give an insight into how the future relationship might pan out.
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Scottish FA poised to ban kids heading footballs
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 905
Rules could be in place within weeks after a study found ex-players are more likely to die of dementia.
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Interest rate cut chances rise as inflation falls
15/01/2020 | news | business | 929
Speculation grows that UK interest rates will be cut after inflation slows in December.
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Backlash against Flybe's government rescue grows
15/01/2020 | news | business | 2,763
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.
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Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
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Gambling on credit cards to be banned
14/01/2020 | news | business | 646
The ban, which starts on 14 April, comes after reviews of the industry by the commission and the government.
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Oscars 2020: Joker leads pack with 11 nominations
13/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 432
The comic book villain movie is up for best film, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix.
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Is Scotland leading the way on climate change?
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 302
With a major UN climate conference coming to Glasgow, we ask what Scotland is doing about climate change.
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Plan to ban cars through centre of Birmingham
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,109
Private cars would only be allowed in and out of the city in certain places under plans by the city council.
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Stormont financial package 'falls way short'
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,769
Finance Minister Conor Murphy says government must live up to commitments made to Stormont parties.
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Manufacturers report sharp drop in new orders
10/01/2020 | news | uk | 181
A regular survey of firms also shows that overall business activity in Scotland stagnated in December.
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Deal 'holds NI to ransom' over health staff pay
10/01/2020 | news | uk | 823
Unison accuses Julian Smith of trying to infringe on human rights with Stormont deal.
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Fatty tongues 'main factor in disrupted sleep'
09/01/2020 | news | health | 150
Fat lost from the tongue was the reason for improvements in a sleep apnoea weight loss study.
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Healthy habits 'deliver extra disease-free decade'
08/01/2020 | news | health | 466
Women and men can ward off cancer, heart problems and diabetes, a US study finds.
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UK's largest union backs Starmer for Labour leader
08/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,804
Unison says Sir Keir Starmer is best placed to unite the party and take it back into government.
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Thousands of Greggs staff to get £300 bonus
08/01/2020 | news | business | 438
The bakery chain says its "now iconic" vegan sausage roll helped boost sales.
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Full UK-EU trade deal 'impossible' by end of 2020
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,737
The EU Commission president says the sides must prioritise areas of agreement to meet talks deadline.
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MSPs vote to reject UK Brexit legislation
07/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,524
Holyrood votes by 92 to 29 to reject the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after MSPs hit out at Brexit.
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Drivers 'may be feeling effects of oil price rise'
07/01/2020 | news | business | 691
Rising tensions between the US and Iran will drive prices higher at the pumps, the RAC says.
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Christmas pudding sales burnt out in festive period
07/01/2020 | news | business | 709
Figures show sales of the traditional festive dessert fell by 16% in the UK in the run-up to Christmas.
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Energy customers hit with backdated bills
06/01/2020 | news | business | 326
Householders are getting billed extra for energy they used years ago, despite a ban on the practice.
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Burger King's plant-based Whopper 'not for vegans'
06/01/2020 | news | business | 1,468
Vegans and vegetarians may find the fast food chain's new meat-free burger an acquired taste.
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British stars enjoy golden night at Golden Globes
05/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 460
Sam Mendes and Olivia Colman win awards at an event where Australia's bushfires were often mentioned.
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New Labour leader to be announced on 4 April
05/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,287
The party's top body has agreed the timetable for the contest and who is eligible to vote.
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Top bosses 'earn average salary within three days'
05/01/2020 | news | business | 1,303
The average wage of a FTSE 100 boss equated to more than £900 an hour, research suggests.
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New car registrations at lowest level since 2013
03/01/2020 | news | business | 1,081
It is the third consecutive year of decline, driven by weak confidence and confusion over new rules.
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MSP says Scottish Labour must split from UK party
03/01/2020 | news | uk | 969
Monica Lennon says the radical move is the only way the party can end its "long-term losing streak" in Scotland.
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Jess Phillips joins Labour leadership race
03/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,016
The third MP to join the contest says Labour members are "ready to try something different".
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Last decade was UK's 'second hottest in 100 years'
02/01/2020 | news | science | 2,291
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.
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Talks to end NI devolution deadlock resume
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 506
Irish Deputy PM Simon Coveney says he is hopeful of "a new beginning for politics in NI".
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Commuters hit by 2.7% rail fare rise
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,722
Many passengers are facing an increase of more than £100 for annual season tickets.
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MPs back Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January
20/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,400
The PM says Brexit is "one step closer" after MPs back his EU withdrawal bill by a majority of 124.
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PM to 'carefully consider' indyref2' request
20/12/2019 | news | uk | 1,434
The Scottish secretary insists Boris Johnson will not mark Nicola Sturgeon's letter "return to sender".
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What will happen in Scottish politics in 2020?
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 342
After a tumultuous 2019, what does the new year have in prospect for Scottish politics?
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MPs voting on Johnson's Brexit bill
19/12/2019 | news | politics | 3,091
The PM says the legislation, enabling Brexit to happen on 31 January, will allow the UK to "move forward".
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Nicola Sturgeon calls for powers to hold indyref2
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 6,002
Scotland's first minister calls on UK government to negotiate the transfer of power to allow another independence referendum.
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Johnson hails 'radical' Queen's Speech
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,537
Seven Brexit-focused bills and plans for extra NHS funding are unveiled in the Queen's Speech.
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xlr 45 28 0 5
Thornberry enters Labour leadership race
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,259
The shadow foreign secretary tells the BBC she can win the contest "from the heart of the party".
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Fishing quotas will see cod landings cut by half
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 135
Talks in Brussels end with agreement that 2020 will see far fewer fish landed from the North Sea.
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Corbyn's 'comic indecision' on Brexit - Blair
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,496
Former prime minister Tony Blair says Labour "let our country down" at the general election.
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Ofcom proposes locked-handset ban
17/12/2019 | news | technology | 417
Several mobile phone providers offer handsets that cannot easily be transferred to a new network.
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UK unemployment falls to lowest level since 1975
17/12/2019 | news | business | 877
Employment rises to all-time high, while wage growth slows less sharply from August to October.
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Brexit bill to rule out extension
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 9,844
The move comes as MPs gather for the first sitting of the new Parliament after the general election.
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Is it OK to call in sick with a common cold?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 438
Should you just crack on with it when you have a cold, or hide under the duvet for everybody's sake?
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Is Labour's position on independence changing?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 765
As Scottish Labour seeks to regroup after its election loss, party members are publicly talking about their stance on indyref2.
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Rail services cancelled as new timetable starts
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 339
Commuters criticise rail firms Northern and Transpennine Express over the cancellations and delays.
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xlr 35 7 0 3
Many at risk of flu this Christmas, experts say
16/12/2019 | news | health | 273
They predict a peak in cases and want people to get immunised now, before visiting friends and family.
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xlr 33 12 0 3
Let the healing begin, urges PM after poll win
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,831
Boris Johnson says he hopes his party's "extraordinary" election victory will bring "closure" to years of acrimony.
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xlr 11 6 0 1
Sturgeon: PM has 'no right' to block Indyref2
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,073
Scotland's first minister says the SNP election victory strengthens the mandate for another referendum.
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xlr 35 49 0 3
Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
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xlr 32 20 0 5
Primary league tables: How did your school do?
11/12/2019 | news | education | 112
New primary school league table data for England has been published by the Department for Education.
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xlr 30 1 0 1
Most-viewed mansions of 2019 revealed
10/12/2019 | news | business | 228
Castles and mirrored ceilings attracted clicks among window shoppers on a property website.
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xlr 7 7 0 1
UK growth slowest since early 2009
10/12/2019 | news | business | 2,165
The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade as growth flatlines.
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xlr 58 18 0 5
Parties focus on key messages as poll day nears
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,986
Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
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Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push
09/12/2019 | news | business | 1,203
Exhaust emissions from new cars have been increasing for the past three years, research suggests.
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xlr 17 4 0 2
Exercise calorie labels 'make food less tempting'
09/12/2019 | news | health | 802
Consumers should be told it takes four hours to walk off the calories in a pizza, researchers say.
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xlr 14 4 0 4
Johnson's Brexit plan 'presents major challenge'
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,844
A leaked government document says customs plans for Northern Ireland may not be ready in time.
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xlr 26 2 0 2
More wind on the way after Storm Atiyah disruption
09/12/2019 | news | uk | 116
Electricity supplies are restored after gales cut power and bring down trees across Wales.
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xlr 10 1 0 1
Tories target Labour Leave seats in final push
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,650
The prime minister tours Labour seats that voted for Brexit, three days before the election.
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xlr 27 9 0 3
Labour Budget to 'end austerity' in first 100 days
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,011
John McDonnell says Labour would "remake government" in a February Budget if it wins the election.
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I'm A Celebrity winner revealed
06/12/2019 | news | entertainment | 196
The winner of the ITV reality show is announced after three weeks in the Australian jungle.
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PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,130
The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.
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xlr 86 32 0 10
Labour pledges more help for smaller firms
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 638
The party says it would set up a new agency to offer support and advice to smaller companies.
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xlr 2 6 0 1
Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit in BBC debate
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 11,232
The Tory and Labour leaders faced off in the final head-to-head debate ahead of next week's election.
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xlr 184 174 0 18
What happens if wintry weather hits the election?
05/12/2019 | news | uk | 155
Scottish councils have been making plans in case adverse weather causes disruption on Thursday.
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xlr 12 4 0 2
UK household debts see big increase
05/12/2019 | news | business | 1,089
Debts including credit card debt and personal loans have risen 11% to £119bn in two years.
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xlr 30 4 0 4
Farage hits out at MEPs over Tory support
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 674
The Brexit Party leader says three of his MEPs who quit have strong links to the Conservatives.
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Tories promise Brexit and Budget in first 100 days
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,641
Boris Johnson's blueprint prompts attacks from Labour, the SNP and Lib Dems.
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xlr 336 137 0 16
Scottish party leaders clash in BBC TV debate
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 921
Nicola Sturgeon, Jackson Carlaw, Richard Leonard and Willie Rennie answered questions from voters.
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xlr 24 34 0 4
Pound surges to two-year high against the euro
04/12/2019 | news | business | 570
The pound is the highest against the dollar in seven months and the highest against the euro since May 2017.
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SDLP leader criticises MPs who do not take seats
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 398
Launching his party's manifesto, Colum Eastwood says "decisions are made by those who show up".
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Scottish party leaders clash in election debate
03/12/2019 | news | politics | 468
Nicola Sturgeon, Jackson Carlaw, Richard Leonard and Willie Rennie debated on STV ahead of the general election.
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xlr 18 37 0 2
Carbon emissions edge up as coal use falls
03/12/2019 | news | science | 1,133
Emissions of CO2 have risen in 2019, say researchers, as oil and gas use continues to grow.
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xlr 10 4 0 2
Black Friday brings UK retailers 'welcome' boost
03/12/2019 | news | business | 309
Sales volumes over the weekend in the UK rose by more than 7% from last year, Barclaycard says.
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Spotify reveals decade's most-streamed songs
03/12/2019 | news | entertainment | 787
Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Drake and Ariana Grande are among the most popular artists of the moment.
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Sinn Féin hits out at DUP's 'crazy Brexit agenda'
02/12/2019 | news | uk | 679
Leader Mary Lou McDonald unveils the party's manifesto ahead of next week's general election.
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Sturgeon: 'All options' open if indyref2 blocked
02/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,784
The SNP leader has refused to rule out taking legal action if a second Scottish independence vote is blocked.
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xlr 9 10 0 1
Climate summit told of nation's 'fight to death'
30/11/2019 | news | science | 2,893
The president of the Marshall Islands tells a summit that rising tides threaten its existence.
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xlr 36 11 0 3
Last decade 'on course' to be warmest
29/11/2019 | news | science | 878
Provisional data suggests the decade from 2010-2019 is the warmest yet recorded.
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PM pledges help for struggling firms after Brexit
29/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,050
Boris Johnson also says it will be easier for public bodies to "buy British" if the UK leaves the EU.
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Energy supplier Npower to axe up to 4,500 jobs
29/11/2019 | news | business | 1,123
Three call centres face closure under a restructuring plan that unions called a "cruel blow".
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Tory and Labour spending plans 'not credible' - IFS
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,069
Both main parties are not being honest ahead of the general election, an influential research group says.
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Row over Labour's 'NHS for sale' claim
27/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,603
Jeremy Corbyn says he has proof the NHS is part of US/UK trade talks - but the Tories reject his claim.
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SNP vote 'will send clear message on indyref2'
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,149
Nicola Sturgeon says her party wants to "escape Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands".
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xlr 47 39 0 9
Johnson claims Scotland 'paralysed' by SNP
26/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,431
The PM rules out allowing a second independence referendum as he launches the Scottish Conservative manifesto.
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xlr 29 27 0 4
Andy Murray documentary: Eight things we learned from Resurfacing
26/11/2019 | sport | tennis | 275
Dunblane, retirement tears, and watching videos of his surgery - eight things Andy Murray's new Amazon documentary revealed.
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Christmas dinner 'could cost more this year'
26/11/2019 | news | business | 975
Shortages in the turkey market and poor Brussels sprout harvests will mean higher prices, say analysts.
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xlr 10 5 0 1
Black Friday sales event 'all hype', says Which?
25/11/2019 | news | business | 477
The consumer group says it found just one in 20 offers were cheaper than at other times of the year.
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Alliance says this campaign among worst for 'lies'
25/11/2019 | news | politics | 556
Alliance leader Naomi Long was speaking at the launch of her party's general election manifesto.
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Tory manifesto 'to forge a new Britain' - Johnson
23/11/2019 | news | politics | 5,641
Boris Johnson promises to unite the country by getting Brexit done and to boost nurse numbers by 50,000.
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Most common Christmas delivery problems revealed
22/11/2019 | news | uk | 221
One shopper found a parcel in her toilet after it was pushed through a window, a survey says.
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Brexit Party promises 'political revolution'
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 5,295
Nigel Farage pledges to cut foreign aid, cap immigration and plant trees, as he makes his pitch to voters.
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Tories plan stamp duty hike on non-UK residents
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 690
The party says the money raised would go towards tackling rough sleeping.
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Labour calls for free school meals for all pupils
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 615
Scottish Labour says every pupil in Scotland should be able to receive a free school meal 365-days a year.
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Greenhouse gas concentrations break records
21/11/2019 | news | science | 3,081
The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.
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Labour vows to 'transform' UK at manifesto launch
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 12,168
The party promises to renationalise key industries, end tuition fees and scrap a rise in the pension age.
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Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,578
The PM says he will raise the threshold next year so people do not have to pay until they earn £9,500.
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Lib Dems vow £50bn 'windfall' from stopping Brexit
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,333
The "Remain bonus" will go on schools and the low-paid, Jo Swinson says at their manifesto launch.
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Tories reject criticism in debate 'fact-check' row
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,950
The party says it is entitled to rebut "nonsense" amid calls for action over rebranded Twitter account.
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xlr 79 20 0 6
What is the 'most iconic' Scots word?
19/11/2019 | news | uk | 407
"Glaikit", "scunnered" and "shoogle" lose out to a word commonly used to describe the Scottish weather.
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Workers under Labour 'will take back control'
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,469
John McDonnell also says there would be a cap on chief executives' pay in the public sector.
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Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 8,686
Nearly 7 million people watched leaders lock horns over the NHS in the first TV debate of the election.
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xlr 130 73 0 16
Green manifesto pledges zero carbon by 2030
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,630
The party wants to spend £100bn a year on tackling climate change - and calls for a new EU referendum.
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Lib Dems and SNP lose ITV debate legal challenge
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,361
The parties took the channel to court after their leaders were left out its head-to-head debate.
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PM shelves business tax cut to help fund NHS
17/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,291
Boris Johnson says public services will benefit as planned corporation tax cuts are put on hold.
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Staff shortages put 'cancer survival rates at risk'
17/11/2019 | news | uk | 352
A Holyrood committee finds 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target.
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xlr 18 36 0 2
Cyprus 1-2 Scotland: John McGinn strike earns successive wins
16/11/2019 | sport | football | 670
John McGinn's fourth goal in two Scotland games secures a morale-boosting victory in Cyprus and moves Steve Clarke's side above the hosts into third in Euro qualifying Group I.
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Green Party offers universal basic income by 2025
15/11/2019 | news | politics | 672
Under the plan every adult would get at least £89 per week with extra payments for disabled people.
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xlr 14 2 0 2
China's mega-dump already full - 25 years early
15/11/2019 | news | world | 497
China collects hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste a year - and dealing with it is a problem.
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No Stormont talks before election - Varadkar
14/11/2019 | news | world | 281
Politicians are in Dublin for a meeting of the British-Irish council.
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Sturgeon ridicules Corbyn over indyref2 stance
14/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,212
Nicola Sturgeon has joked Jeremy Corbyn will end up demanding another indyref after further timing confusion.
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Motorola revives iconic Razr flip phone
14/11/2019 | news | technology | 439
Device-maker heralds "impossible" engineering as it launches a flip phone with a foldable screen.
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Tories will seek to reduce unskilled migration
13/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,540
The party says it will not set "arbitrary" targets but will aim to reduce immigration if it wins the election.
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Royal Mail wins bid to halt Christmas post strikes
13/11/2019 | news | business | 1,395
The postal union says a decision by the High Court to block industrial action is an "utter outrage".
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Corbyn rows back on indyref2 timing comments
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,819
Jeremy Corbyn had ruled out a Scottish independence referendum in a Labour government's first term.
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PM vows to close 'opportunity gap' after Brexit
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,467
Boris Johnson says the Tories will double funding for research and development if they win the election.
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HS2 should happen despite rising cost, review says
12/11/2019 | news | business | 1,815
A draft copy of a review into the project says it might cost even more than its current price of £88bn.
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Farage: Tories should stand down in Labour seats
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,117
The Brexit Party leader insists his candidates will run in Labour-held seats in the North and Midlands.
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Labour promises free jobs retraining for adults
11/11/2019 | news | education | 1,530
Labour pledges a £3bn increase in adult education investment to update skills for work.
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Brexit Party rules out standing in Tory seats
11/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,591
Nigel Farage says the party will not contest seats won by the Tories in 2017, but will stand against Labour.
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UK growth 'slowest in almost a decade'
11/11/2019 | news | business | 1,551
Official statistics show the economy avoided recession after GDP grew by 0.3% in the third quarter.
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Jingye vows to save jobs after British Steel deal
10/11/2019 | news | business | 1,301
The Chinese company says it will invest £1.2bn in British Steel following rescue agreement.
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Johnson and Corbyn to face off in live BBC debate
08/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,335
There will also be a seven-way podium debate between major parties and Question Time specials.
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No checks on goods between NI and GB, says PM
08/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,549
Boris Johnson briefed Northern Ireland Conservative members but did he get all the details correct?
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Crossrail delayed until 2021 as costs increase
08/11/2019 | news | business | 780
The route, which could cost £650m more than the current total of £17.6bn, was due to open in 2018.
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Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad
07/11/2019 | news | politics | 998
The Royal College of Nursing says the proposed "NHS visa" will not do enough to fix staff shortages.
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xlr 41 19 0 6
Sturgeon lists SNP's conditions for backing Labour
07/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,855
The SNP leader says Jeremy Corbyn would need to back the "principle" of a second independence referendum.
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Bank warns Brexit deal would hit economic growth
07/11/2019 | news | business | 897
Interest rates are held steady, but two Bank of England policymakers vote for an immediate cut.
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PM says only Conservatives can save 'fantastic' UK
06/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,427
Boris Johnson urges voters to use next month's general election to call a halt to Nicola Sturgeon's plans for indyref2.
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Labour and Tories pledge more borrowing
06/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,899
John McDonnell sets out investment plans, as the Tories also vow to spend on infrastructure.
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xlr 131 124 0 8
Poor clothing sales see M&S's profits slide
06/11/2019 | news | business | 747
Demand for clothes was weak in the first half but a turnaround plan is producing results.
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xlr 11 7 0 2
Johnson says he had 'no choice' over election
05/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,792
Boris Johnson tells supporters he needed to get Parliament working again, as he launches the campaign.
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xlr 161 49 0 12
Rail workers to hold 27 days of strikes
05/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,048
The stoppage will affect South Western Railway services in December and on New Year's Day.
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xlr 14 2 0 1
Climate emergency 'clear and unequivocal'
05/11/2019 | news | science | 2,402
Around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.
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None of pledged starter homes built, says watchdog
04/11/2019 | news | business | 579
Government plans to build 200,000 affordable homes in England have come to nothing, the National Audit Office says.
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Election could bring 'seismic change' - Swinson
04/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,129
The Lib Dem leader says a government led by her would "stop Brexit and build a brighter future".
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Mothercare administration threatens 2,500 UK jobs
04/11/2019 | news | business | 711
The parent and baby goods retailer says its 79 UK stores are unable to trade profitably.
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Two left in contest for new Commons Speaker
03/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,299
Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Chris Bryant go through to the final round of voting to find John Bercow's successor.
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NHS given extra £10m to ease winter pressures
03/11/2019 | news | uk | 651
The Scottish government says the cash will ease pressure on the health service in the coming months.
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xlr 11 12 0 2
England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time
02/11/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 6,058
South Africa overpower England in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama to become champions for a third time.
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Farage calls on Johnson to 'build Leave alliance'
01/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,438
The Brexit Party leader says the PM must ditch his EU deal - or he will stand candidates against Tories.
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Corbyn launches Labour campaign to 'transform' UK
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 12,072
The Labour leader vows to take on the "elite" in "radical" election pitch, but the PM blames him for delaying Brexit.
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Leaders in pre-election clash on NHS and economy
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,377
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour offers "real change" but Boris Johnson accuses him of "protest" politics at PMQs.
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MPs close to backing December election
29/10/2019 | news | uk | 10,103
MPs approve the principle of a pre-Christmas poll but there is wrangling over the exact date.
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xlr 63 26 0 8
Netflix angers film-makers with speed-up function
29/10/2019 | news | entertainment | 400
Director Judd Apatow calls the move "ridiculous and insulting" and actor Aaron Paul also speaks out.
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Health bosses' 'serious concerns' over homeopathy
28/10/2019 | news | health | 332
The UK's largest group of registered homeopaths should not be accredited, NHS bosses say.
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PM agrees to Brexit extension - but urges election
28/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,583
MPs vote on a December poll - as Boris Johnson officially accepts a further Brexit delay until 31 January.
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xlr 91 40 1 9
Christmas meal treats 'under threat'
28/10/2019 | news | business | 2,369
Pigs in blankets might be scarce this Christmas because of labour shortages, says the meat industry.
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Rugby World Cup semi-final: Wales 16-19 South Africa
27/10/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 2,909
Wales fall agonisingly short of a first Rugby World Cup final as Handre Pollard's 76th-minute penalty hands the Springboks victory.
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Key word 'adequate' removed from Brexit plan
27/10/2019 | news | business | 668
Worker rights: UK negotiators remove “adequate” from employment and environmental standards enforcement.
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Archbishop warns MPs to avoid 'dangerous' language
27/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,038
Justin Welby said it was "extraordinarily dangerous" for MPs to make careless comments.
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EU agrees to Brexit delay - but no date yet
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 8,978
Ambassadors agree to postpone the 31 October deadline, but will not decide a date until next week.
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PM to try for 12 December election
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,356
Labour says it will "absolutely support" an election but only if a no-deal Brexit is "off the table".
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Brexit is 'chance to grow Scots grocery sector'
24/10/2019 | news | uk | 57
The UK's departure from the EU is an opportunity to buy in more Scottish produce, an industry group says.
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No 10 denies government division over Brexit plans
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,592
Ministers are being urged to go for an early election - but some want to get a Brexit deal through first.
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Smart motorways 'too confusing for drivers'
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 379
Highways England says it has no plans to build any new smart motorways amid confusion.
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Google claims 'quantum supremacy' for computer
23/10/2019 | news | science | 766
The company claims a quantum computer has surpassed conventional devices for the first time.
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Johnson and Corbyn meet amid Brexit uncertainty
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,816
They fail to agree a new timetable to get the PM's deal into law, as the EU considers delaying Brexit.
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Scottish and Welsh leaders back general election
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 1,725
But Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford say the risk of no-deal must first be removed before they agree to an early poll.
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Brexit factor in 'care jobs emergency'
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 45
Recruiter says Brexit is a key factor in the staffing crisis facing Scotland's care sector.
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PM to seek election if EU agrees three-month delay
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,037
It comes as Boris Johnson "pauses" his Brexit bill after MPs reject his fast-track Commons timetable.
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Brexit bill 'in limbo' as MPs reject timetable
22/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,685
Boris Johnson pauses Brexit legislation after MPs reject plan to get it through Commons in three days.
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NI firms to declare GB-bound goods under new deal
22/10/2019 | news | uk | 865
The Brexit secretary says there'll be no forms to fill in - then reverses his position shortly afterwards.
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PM aims to push Brexit bill through in three days
22/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,962
Boris Johnson urges Parliament to approve his intensive timetable but opposition MPs want more time.
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MPs' vote on Brexit deal ruled out by Speaker
21/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,735
The government says it is disappointed, but will go ahead with introducing legislation putting the deal into law.
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xlr 50 38 1 7
What's the etiquette for selfies with celebrities?
21/10/2019 | news | entertainment | 124
A waiter was suspended for asking Dame Emma Thompson for a selfie last weekend.
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Waitrose to stop putting plastic toys in crackers
21/10/2019 | news | uk | 472
The company also plans to ban plastic glitter from its own-brand Christmas range by December 2020.
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Andy Murray: Briton beats Stan Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery
20/10/2019 | sport | tennis | 916
Andy Murray wins his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery by beating Stan Wawrinka in the European Open final.
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No 10 to push again for Brexit deal vote
20/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,623
The PM wants "a straight up-and-down vote", but it is down to the Speaker to decide whether this happens.
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PM vows to press ahead despite Brexit delay defeat
19/10/2019 | news | politics | 1,743
He tells EU Council President Donald Tusk he will send a letter seeking another extension - but warns MPs the EU may reject the request.
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Jubilant scenes at 'final say' Brexit protest
19/10/2019 | news | uk | 8,112
Supporters of the "People's Vote" cheered as MPs voted to withhold approval of the PM's deal.
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Commons set for knife-edge Brexit votes
18/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,578
Boris Johnson urges MPs to back his agreement with the EU, amid moves by MPs to delay approval of the deal until Brexit laws are passed.
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Johnson in race to win support for Brexit deal
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,666
No 10 is trying to persuade MPs to back the PM's deal ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.
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Scientists seek clues to 'birth of cancer'
17/10/2019 | news | health | 37
Cancer researchers from the UK and US are teaming up to search for the very earliest signs of cancer.
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New Brexit deal agreed but DUP refuses support
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 10,941
The prime minister hails "excellent deal" with the EU, but a successful vote in Parliament is not yet certain.
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DUP says PM 'too eager to get deal at any cost'
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 799
The DUP says it will not support the PM's plan for NI as it has concerns about customs and consent.
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DUP rejects Brexit deal 'as things stand'
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 779
It is a blow for Boris Johnson as the PM heads to EU summit for more talks on his draft agreement.
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Banning out-of-hours email 'harmful to some staff'
16/10/2019 | news | technology | 480
Stopping staff accessing email outside the office could leave some feeling stressed, research suggests.
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Brexit deal hangs in balance as PM seeks support
15/10/2019 | news | politics | 8,173
Issues between the UK, EU and Ireland are said to be "pretty much sorted", but No 10 is still seeking the DUP's backing.
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UK jobs market 'shows signs of slowing'
15/10/2019 | news | business | 640
The unemployment rate rises unexpectedly to 3.9% between June and August.
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Brexit talks continue amid claims deal is close
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,088
Downing Street plays down the chances of an imminent breakthrough amid reports the sides are close to agreement.
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Sturgeon says indyref2 'must happen next year'
14/10/2019 | news | uk | 6,362
The SNP leader tells her party's conference that Westminster has 'no right' to block a Scottish independence referendum.
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Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce
14/10/2019 | news | science | 249
The first figures emerge demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research.
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Savile Row in firing line as US tariffs hit the UK
14/10/2019 | news | business | 382
British luxury goods are targeted by the US as new taxes on exports take effect.
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SNP 'winning independence economic argument'
14/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,245
Scotland's finance secretary uses his speech to the SNP conference to argue that the country can "more than afford" independence.
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PM sets out 'ambitious' plans in Queen's Speech
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,669
Crime and health take centre stage, but opposition parties dismiss the programme as "election manifesto".
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Brexit talks continue ahead of crunch summit
13/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,324
Negotiating teams meet again after all sides warn there is still a lot of work to do to find agreement.
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Japan 28-21 Scotland: Gregor Townsend's side out of Rugby World Cup
13/10/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,048
Scotland crash out of the World Cup at the pool stage for only the second time after being beaten by an irrepressible Japan in Yokohama.
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Government faces industry backlash on Brexit plans
11/10/2019 | news | business | 1,856
Five industry bodies are concerned a new Brexit deal won't give them a level playing field in the EU.
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Brexit: EU and UK agree to 'intensify' talks
11/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,172
Both sides are pushing for a deal ahead of a summit next week, but Boris Johnson says there's "a way to go".
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Scale of city's 'urban creep' revealed in study
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 71
Several hectares of green space is being covered over each year by paving or home extensions in Edinburgh.
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Family's anger as hundreds hit by Flylolo chaos
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 90
More than 900 people have their holiday plans disrupted by the last-minute cancellations in Glasgow.
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Typhoon Hagibis: Japanese Grand Prix qualifying postponed
11/10/2019 | sport | f1 | 383
Formula 1 cancels all activities at the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday as a result of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis.
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Barnier: Brexit like climbing a mountain
10/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,838
The EU's chief negotiator urges patience, as the deadline for reaching a deal with the UK nears.
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Nissan Europe 'unsustainable' in no-deal Brexit
10/10/2019 | news | business | 1,191
The Japanese carmaker is concerned about the impact of export duties in the event of no-deal Brexit.
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Rugby World Cup: Typhoon Hagibis forces England-France off; Scotland wait & Ireland play
10/10/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,050
England's World Cup match against France is called off because of Typhoon Hagibis, but Scotland must wait on their crucial game, while Ireland's fixture is set to go ahead.
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What happens to my EHIC card in a no-deal Brexit?
09/10/2019 | news | other | 224
The scheme works in 31 countries but only three have agreed to cover UK tourists if there is no deal.
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EU leaders criticise UK Brexit proposals
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,407
They say they are no closer to an agreement, but "with goodwill" there is still a chance a deal can be done.
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Special sitting for MPs to decide Brexit future
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,464
Parliament will meet on Saturday 19 October after a key EU summit to approve the next steps for the UK.
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Brexit deal essentially impossible - No 10 source
08/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,572
The source says Germany's Angela Merkel was highly pessimistic in a call with Boris Johnson, but the EU's top official hits back.
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Judge dismisses no-deal Brexit court move
07/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,201
Lord Pentland says he must trust Boris Johnson to write a letter to the EU requesting an extension if no deal is agreed.
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Macron: Brexit deal decision 'at end of week'
06/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,621
The EU will evaluate then whether a deal is possible, the French president tells Boris Johnson.
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PM will send Brexit extension letter, court told
04/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,756
But Boris Johnson says the UK will still leave on 31 October "new deal or no deal - but no delay".
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PM: Brexit plan 'genuine attempt to bridge chasm'
03/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,497
The PM updates MPs on his Brexit proposals but Jeremy Corbyn says the plans are "unrealistic".
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UK facing 'heightened risk of recession'
03/10/2019 | news | business | 1,068
Closely-watched surveys suggest the UK economy has contracted for the second quarter in a row.
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Government publishes new Brexit proposals
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,477
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the EU single market for goods and new customs checks away from the border.
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Johnson: No-deal only alternative to Brexit plan
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,571
Addressing his party conference in Manchester, the PM says his offer requires compromise on both sides.
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UK Brexit plans to include Irish customs checks
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,406
The PM addresses his party conference in Manchester before submitting the new proposals to Brussels.
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'Modest' economic impact of minimum drinks pricing
01/10/2019 | news | uk | 118
Researchers find that drop in alcohol sales was offset by increased prices and a switch to premium brands.
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Greggs stockpiles pork ahead of Brexit
01/10/2019 | news | business | 817
The bakery chain wants to make sure that ingredients for its sausage rolls are safeguarded.
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Johnson: Irish customs checks will be 'reality'
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,911
But the PM rejects reports there could be a series of customs posts set five or 10 miles back.
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Javid pledges National Living Wage rise
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,210
The chancellor says it will be £10.50 an hour by 2024, with a lower age threshold - down from 25 to 21.
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Scots Conservatives would not support Brexit delay
30/09/2019 | news | uk | 852
Interim leader Jackson Carlaw also confirms that the party has dropped its opposition to a no-deal Brexit.
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Is red meat back on the menu?
30/09/2019 | news | health | 700
A controversial study says the evidence of health risks is so poor, people should keep on eating it.
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Javid promises 'significant response' to no-deal
29/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,888
The chancellor holds out the prospect of tax cuts, as the PM faces more questions about his conduct.
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Sturgeon 'open-minded' about interim PM
27/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,000
Scotland's first minister insists she is not pushing for Jeremy Corbyn to become leader of a temporary government.
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New bid to help young people break into farming
26/09/2019 | news | uk | 39
A new land matching service pairs landowners with people looking to get a foot on the ladder.
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Minimum price 'cuts weekly drinking by half pint'
25/09/2019 | news | health | 825
Research shows the amount of alcohol bought by Scots falls 7.6% after new drink laws are introduced.
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SNP wants confidence vote to remove 'zombie' PM
25/09/2019 | news | uk | 2,794
The party calls on other opposition leaders to unite around a no confidence motion that would remove Boris Johnson from office.
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Wrightbus administrators confirm 1,200 job losses
24/09/2019 | news | uk | 1,049
About 50 posts will be kept after the firm, best known for the "Boris Bus", went into administration.
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UN panel signals red alert on 'Blue Planet'
24/09/2019 | news | science | 1,780
A top panel of scientists says the oceans and frozen regions are feeling the heat from rising temperatures as never before.
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Suspending Parliament was unlawful, court rules
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 19,486
Boris Johnson says he "profoundly disagrees" with the judges' decision, but MPs will return on Wednesday.
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Labour promises 32-hour working week
23/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,533
John McDonnell also vows to eliminate in-work poverty if Labour wins power at the next election.
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Are Scots becoming more or less healthy?
20/09/2019 | news | uk | 94
Seven charts from the latest Scottish Health Survey looking at drinking, smoking and exercise.
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Brexit secretary: EU and UK share common purpose
20/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,467
Both sides promise to look for an agreement ahead of 31 October, following a meeting in Brussels.
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UK shares Brexit documents with EU
19/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,912
A UK government statement says the written documents "reflect the ideas the UK has put forward".
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Parliament suspended 'to stop MPs interfering'
19/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,868
The final day saw a submission from ex-PM Sir John Major - but a decision won't come until next week.
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Poorest 'three times' more likely to die young
18/09/2019 | news | uk | 154
The figures show the "massive inequality" between rich and poor in Scotland, researchers say.
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Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop
18/09/2019 | news | business | 471
The rate inflation slowed to 1.7% in August as games and download prices fell.
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Second day of legal prorogation battle ends
17/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
Judges at the Supreme Court continued to hear arguments over the legality of suspending Parliament.
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Tories target over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads
17/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,051
Political parties’ Facebook ad campaigns are gearing up ahead of any election, BBC News research reveals.
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Swinson: Being a woman is not a weakness
16/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,530
Jo Swinson vows to "take on" Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage - and says she can be PM.
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Prorogation case 'a difficult question of law'
16/09/2019 | news | politics | 8,830
The Supreme Court hears competing arguments about the legality of the PM's decision to suspend Parliament.
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Nurse numbers rise 'eclipsed by jump in patients'
16/09/2019 | news | health | 307
Hospital admissions are rising at nearly three times the rate of the nurse workforce, the RCN says.
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Aldi plans to open a new supermarket each week
13/09/2019 | news | business | 689
The discount retailer is taking on its larger rivals as it continues to expand even as profits fall.
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PM 'won't be deterred' from Brexit on 31 October
13/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,887
Boris Johnson says the UK will leave by the deadline, but he is "cautiously optimistic" of getting a deal.
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Bercow warns PM against disobeying Brexit law
12/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,797
The Speaker says MPs will show "creativity" to avoid being bypassed, but is accused of being "politicised".
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PM denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension
12/09/2019 | news | politics | 9,220
Boris Johnson denies lying over his reasons for the shutdown, after Scottish judges rule it unlawful.
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Commons recall urged after no-deal papers released
12/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,603
Labour wants MPs to return to Parliament to scrutinise the government's plans for no deal.
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No 10 rejects Nigel Farage election pact proposal
11/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,836
The Brexit Party leader is calling on the Tories to make a deal to help "secure a big Brexit majority".
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Judges rule Parliament suspension is unlawful
11/09/2019 | news | uk | 13,691
Scotland's highest court says Boris Johnson, in effect, misled the Queen over the move.
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Labour must unequivocally back Remain, says deputy
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,877
Tom Watson's position puts him at odds with Jeremy Corbyn, who wants a general election first.
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There is a way to get a Brexit deal, PM insists
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,030
Boris Johnson also rebuffs criticism of Parliament's five-week shutdown as a "load of nonsense".
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Opposition parties united against PM’s election bid
06/09/2019 | news | politics | 13,614
Labour and other parties vow to block mid-October election, as Lords pass anti-no-deal Brexit bill.
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