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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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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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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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Court to consider Government's delay on revealing air pollution plan

A bid by the Government to delay publishing its plans to tackle illegal air pollution until after the General Election is being heard by the High Court today.

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NHS funding squeeze could see drugs firms leave Britain, ABPI warns

The world's biggest drugs firms could abandon Britain and delay launching medicines unless an extra £20 billion is pumped into the NHS, according to a leading pharmaceutical association.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Staff shortages and Brexit concerns 'jeopardising' children's health services

A serious shortage of paediatricians and concerns over Brexit are putting children's health services at risk, a Royal College has warned.

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Politicians 'working in the dark' over scrutiny of conflict and security fund

MPs and peers have warned they are sceptical about government promises to increase transparency around a secretive £1 billion anti-war fund.

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Government accounts 'should detail spending to show value for money'

It should be easier for citizens and MPs to assess whether Government spending offers value for money, a cross-party committee has said.

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