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Innocent founder says Wetherspoon boss is guilty over Brexit

The founder of drinks brand Innocent has launched a scathing attack on the Brexit-backing Wetherspoon boss, accusing him of selling Britain’s economy out for “cheap Chardonnay”.

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The Scottish Government's External Affairs Secretary will discuss Brexit (Jane Barlow/PA)

External Affairs Secretary heads to Brussels for Brexit talks

The Scottish Government says it will set out its position on Brexit during a ministerial visit to Brussels.

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Imperial College London

Government to announce £70 million towards development of treatments

The Government will announce £70 million of funding to create new manufacturing centres to help speed up the development of medical treatments.

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Gender pay gap (PA)

Gap between number of men and women paid more than £100,000 grows

The gap between the number of women and men paid over £100,000 has widened by almost a quarter over the past five years, according to a new study.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond promised to fix the housing crisis in his autumn budget (Yui Mok/PA)

Chancellor’s plans to fix the housing crisis are on course for failure – MPs

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans to tackle the housing crisis will fail without fresh reforms, a powerful Commons committee has warned.

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End 'bias' towards outsourcing after Carillion crisis - report

All outsourcing and PFI contracts should be paused, think tank urges

The Government is being urged to end its “love in” with outsourcing work to private firms amid claims of “deep flaws” in many deals.

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General Sir Nick Carter interview

Head of British Army urges UK to keep up with enemies

Britain’s ability to pre-empt or respond to threats risks being eroded if the UK does not keep up with its enemies, the head of the British Army will warn.

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The majority of new cars are fitted with collision avoidance technology, new figures show (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Increase in cars with automatic safety tech

Two-thirds (67%) of new cars are available with collision warning systems, new figures show.

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Drivers think a number of motoring offences are likely to go unpunished, according to new research (Rui Vieira/PA)

Drivers do not think police will enforce road laws, survey finds

Two-thirds of motorists think they can get away with careless driving due to a lack of police on the roads, a survey has found.

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Worlds richest gained 82% of new wealth in 2017, Oxfam report shows

Growing inequality resulted in 82% of new global wealth going to the richest 1% last year, while the poorest half of the world saw their prosperity flatline, a report by Oxfam has shown.

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More than 180,000 people who previously claimed DLA were denied PIP as they transferred between the systems

More than 220,000 people score ‘zero points’ on disability benefits tests

More than 220,000 people have been given “zero scores” in both parts of the test for disability benefits in only 18 months, according to new figures.

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One-fifth of reported images in 2015 were self-generated (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Children ‘should be taught about the dangers of online sexual content’

Schools should do more to teach children about the dangers of sharing sexual content online, a think tank report has recommended.

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Britain will remain subject to the rulings of the European Court of Justice during a transitional period (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Most Tory MPs believe deference to top EU court should end when UK leaves – poll

Most Conservative MPs believe freedom of movement and deference to the European Union’s top court should stop the moment Britain quits, according to polling.

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Andy on stage during the Manchester Versus Cancer charity concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, Saturday January 28 2006 (PA archive)

The light hasn’t gone out: The Smiths trio announce new gig

Three members of The Smiths will re-unite on stage for the first time in 30 years but the returning trio will not include Morrissey or Johnny Marr.

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There has been a shift from active play outdoors to indoor screen-based activities (Dave Thompson/PA)

Least fit children 20 years ago would be among fittest today, says study

The least fit British children 20 years ago would be considered among the fittest children today, according to research.

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In Somerset, Cheddar Gorge was closed to traffic (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Drivers rescued and homes evacuated as torrential rain sparks floods in west

People have been evacuated from homes and rescued from cars trapped in floods after widespread heavy rain struck England and Wales.

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Police at the property in Brownhills, near Walsall (Matthew Cooper/PA)

Woman said ‘my partner’s stabbed my little girl’, says neighbour

The mother of an eight-year-old girl who died after being knifed at a bungalow said “my partner stabbed my little girl”, a neighbour has said.

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Eight-year-old Mylee Billingham

My ‘little girl’ was stabbed, shocked mother told neighbours after knife attack

A shocked mother told neighbours her “little girl” had been stabbed as they tried to comfort her after the knife attack.

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A man was arrested in west Belfast (Joe Giddens/PA)

Man held after £20,000 drugs seizure

Police have seized £20,000 worth of class A drugs following the search of a property in west Belfast.

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Police are investigating the murder of a man in Belfast

Murder probe detectives say taxi driver could have vital information

Detectives investigating the murder of a 53-year-old man in east Belfast believe a taxi driver may have vital information to assist their investigation.

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