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The issue of conferring among officers has come under the spotlight following high-profile cases

Watchdog calls for separation of officers in fatal incidents to avoid conferring

Meg Hillier said benefit sanctions have been used "as a blunt instrument" by the Government

MPs condemn 'postcode lottery in benefit sanctions'

A report calls for urgent new focus on retaining teachers and suggested a cap on the number of their hours

Teacher shortages in key subjects 'worsening', report warns

Some hospitals could close under the cuts

Government support 'crucial' for plans to 'transform' NHS

Demonstrators attend a rally in Westminster protesting against Donald Trump

Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the Speaker, back row, as Baroness Smith of Basildon speaks in the House of Lords

PM steps up Brexit Bill pressure as she sits in on peers' debate

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The programme lifts the lid on life in the House of Lords

'Many peers contribute absolutely nothing' in House of Lords

HSBC's chairman blamed 'significant and largely unexpected economic and political events'

HSBC sees 82% profit slump after 'unexpected' world events

Chancellor Philip Hammond

Ministers dismiss business rates 'underestimation' reports

Rob Delaney is known for tweeting and airing his political views

Taking children back to US would be bad parenting, says Rob Delaney

Some scientists say crash dieting can be good for people, even if they put all the weight back on

Yo-yo dieting 'could be good for you even if you put all the weight back on'

The resignations are another blow to Ukip leader Paul Nuttall just days before the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election where he is hoping to oust Labour

Two senior Ukip officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

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Mr Bercow's outspoken comments essentially banned Donald Trump from addressing MPs and peers in Westminster Hall

Few MPs backing move to oust Commons Speaker John Bercow

Around 470,000 of the 1.2 million vehicles fitted with software to cheat environmental tests have been dealt with, according to VW

Fewer than half of UK vehicles in emissions scandal fixed, says VW boss

Christopher Halliwell is serving a life sentence for two murders (Wiltshire Police/PA)

Police 'dig up garden of double murderer Christopher Halliwell'

Steve Hewlett was a Radio 4 presenter

Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett dies after cancer battle

Jeremy Corbyn was returned as Labour leader for the second time in two years last September

Labour leadership challenge 'behind poor poll ratings'

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A Government green paper set out a series of proposals to ease the pressure, including allowing struggling businesses to 'cut or renegotiate' pensioners' benefits

Government proposals could allow firms to cut final salary pension payments

A rally in Westminster protesting against Donald Trump on the day that the state visit by the US president is debated in Parliament.

Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

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The year-end forecast for NHS overspending in England is now 873 million pounds

Underlying financial position of NHS 'not sustainable' as deficit revealed

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Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the Speaker, back row, as Baroness Smith of Basildon speaks in the House of Lords

Theresa May steps up Brexit Bill pressure on peers

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Chancellor Philip Hammond will not commit to taking action over business rates in next month's Budget

Ministers dismiss business rates 'underestimation' reports

12-month-old William Mead died of sepsis in December 2014 (Family handout/PA)

Life-threatening sepsis may affect far more in UK than previously thought

Kamran Sabir Hussain will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court

Man charged with terror offences

Nile Rodgers has been behind dozens of hits across the decades

Nile Rodgers reveals 'heart-breaking' George Michael collaboration

Tim Healy's health problems meant rewrites for his character

Son's music brought Benidorm star Tim Healy 'back to land of living'

A seagull sits amongst rows of daffodils in full bloom at Tenby, West Wales

Britain beats Ibiza to bask in warmest day of year so far

The Foreign Office has advised against all travel to large parts of Iraq

British IS fighter 'carries out suicide bombing in Iraq'

Moira Gemmill, 55, was on her way to St James's Palace when she was struck by a Mercedes tipper lorry near Lambeth Bridge

Tipper truck driver 'crushed cyclist to death by careless driving on roundabout'

Oliver Dearlove with his girlfriend Claire (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Man 'killed banker after being laughed at'

Moors Murderer Ian Brady wanted to fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal

Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Most councils will have to continue to divert funds into social care services at breaking point, the Local Government Association said

Town halls warn cuts will continue despite council tax rises

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Max Hill QC who has been named the UK's new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation (Home Office/PA)

QC Max Hill appointed new terrorism laws watchdog

The scene after a tram overturned in Croydon, south London

Croydon tram crash investigation suggests driver 'lost awareness'

Latest health news

Key questions around NHS overspend

Church of England schools offer an approach to education that gives attention to spiritual as well as academic development, a spokesman said

Why Muslim parents are sending children to Church of England schools

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Lukasz Robert Pawlowski, 33, stabbed himself in the throat at Haverfordwest Magistrates' Court

Sex attacker who cut his throat in court admits knife offence

Google and Bing have signed up to moves to reduce the prevalence of pirate material websites at the top of search results

Pirate websites get harder to find as Google and Bing sign code of practice

The BMA report found that in the first week of January 2017, almost three-quarters of trusts had a bed occupancy rate of 95 per cent on at least one day

NHS hospitals 'busier than ever' but breaking point claims 'inaccurate'

Shares in Unilever fell 7% after a proposed mega-merger with global food firm Kraft Heinz was abandoned

Unilever shares plunge after Kraft Heinz merger bid scrapped

A study found that older people must apply to more vacancies than the young to obtain an interview

Over-50s still facing discrimination in jobs market despite equality laws

Michael Watson carrying the Paralympic Flame in 2012

Ex-boxer Michael Watson urges witnesses to come forward after 'car-jacking'

Night Tube staff will strike

Drivers on London's Night Tube to vote on strike action

Congestion on the M6.

UK is Europe's third most traffic-congested country, study finds

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Officials will look again at claims from children who had previously been in the migrant camp in Calais if there is new information about them.

UK could review claims for asylum from child refugees in France

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More UK soldiers could be heading to Afghanistan

Millions more refugees could head for Europe 'if Afghanistan collapses'

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Science minister Jo Johnson said the bill would "cement the UK's position as a world leader in this emerging market"

Space flight is next frontier for UK under new powers

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The project will gather evidence on the changing Arctic climate

North Pole research vessel mission 'could improve climate forecasts'

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Daniel Craig trails only Roger Moore for time spent as James Bond

James Bond actor Daniel Craig now second-longest 007

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