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Theresa May warns Whitehall moles - and the memo is leaked

Theresa May has ordered a crackdown on unauthorised leaks by ministers and civil servants with a warning that culprits will face instant dismissal if they are caught ... a leaked memorandum has revealed.

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Call for probe into Jose Mourinho 'offshore tax haven'

Calls have been made for an investigation into Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's financial affairs after claims millions of pounds was moved offshore to avoid tax.

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Killer drivers could face life sentences under Government crackdown

Dangerous drivers who kill are set to face life sentences for the first time under a new crackdown.

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NHS England launches trial of PrEP HIV treatment after court ruling

NHS England is launching a trial of the controversial HIV treatment PrEP after losing a Court of Appeal battle over who should fund it.

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Football abuse probe: Chelsea apologises to ex-striker Gary Johnson

Chelsea Football Club has apologised "profusely" to former striker Gary Johnson over his treatment as a youth team player as the number of clubs embroiled in the child sex abuse scandal reportedly climbed to 55.

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Man arrested after police probe Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

A man has been arrested following investigations into an allegedly threatening Twitter post that called for people to "Jo Cox" an MP.

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'Ukip-lite' Tories will lose the next election, moderates warn

Theresa May has been warned that she risks losing the next general election if she alienates moderate Conservative voters by pushing through a "hard Brexit".

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Simon Cowell sticks boot into X Factor's Matt Terry, calling him 'vanilla'

X Factor boss Simon Cowell stuck the boot into competition favourite Matt Terry, labelling him "bland" and "vanilla".

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Tories accuse Labour over Article 50 debate amendment plan

The Conservatives have accused Labour of trying to "frustrate the will of the British people" over Brexit, after Jeremy Corbyn said they would seek to table an amendment if the Supreme Court rules there must be a vote in Parliament.

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Unions clash with management over impact of Post Office strike

The two sides in a dispute at the Post Office have clashed over the impact of a strike, with management saying most of the network was operating but unions reporting solid support.

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Sir Edward Heath probe 'not a fishing trip or witch-hunt', police chief says

A chief constable has defended his force's handling of child sex allegations against former prime minister Sir Edward Heath.

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Warning over freezing conditions as winter bites

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing this weekend, prompting health officials to warn that the chilly conditions can be deadly.

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Vegetarian cafe owner who refuses 'animal fat' £5 notes shocked at hate backlash

A vegetarian cafe owner said she has been left shocked and frightened by some of the reaction since she refused to accept the new £5 note due to its animal fat content.

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Minimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health'

The Government has said it will continue to look at minimum pricing for alcohol in light of a new report which argues it could improve the nation's health.

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Corbyn calls on socialists to unite against right-wing populism sweeping Europe

The left must not abandon its socialist principles in the face of a rising tide of "right-wing populism", Jeremy Corbyn has warned.

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Payout scheme for rail travel delay should be rolled out across Britain, says MP

A new scheme to compensate rail passengers for journeys delayed by just 15 minutes on some lines has created "unfairness" for those on the rest of the network, the head of the Commons' Transport Select Committee has warned.

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IS ready to launch attacks in Europe, Europol warns

Dozens of potential terrorists directed by Islamic State are currently in Europe and have the capacity to carry out attacks, security services fear.

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Passengers 'priced off railways' by 2.3% rise in fares, campaigners warn

Passengers are being "priced off the railways" with fares going up by an average of 2.3% next year, public transport campaigners have warned.

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RSPCA to rescue for swan struggling in freezing conditions

Christmas shoppers have been left stunned as an exhausted swan was spotted struggling outside a shop.

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Royal officials in a flap as Harry's car suffers flag malfunction in Guyana

Officials were left in a flap when Prince Harry's royal standard flew off his official chauffeur-driven car and blew down the road soon after he arrived in Guyana.

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