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UK won't get a 'cut-price' Brexit, warns Jean-Claude Juncker

The future relationship between Britain and the European Union will take years to negotiate and the UK can expect a hefty bill as the price of exit, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned.

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January surplus at 17-year high in pre-Budget boost for Hammond

The Government recorded its highest January surplus for 17 years, giving the Chancellor a boost ahead of the Spring Budget.

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French presidential candidate hopes to attract 'talents' from UK to France

The front-runner in the French presidential campaign has said he wants to attract talented workers such as bankers and academics from the UK to his country in the wake of Brexit.

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Measures tabled to freeze 'ill-gotten gains' of dictators

New powers to stop "blood-stained dictators" and despots from laundering their money through the UK by freezing their assets have been tabled by the Government.

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Harry enlists former stars to put marathon runners through their paces

Prince Harry gave high fives over the River Tyne as he joined Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards in training runners taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together.

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HSBC reveals it faces financial crime controls probe as it posts profit down 62%

Banking giant HSBC has revealed it is facing a UK investigation over money laundering controls as it posted a worse-than-expected 62% profits slump.

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Couple in civil partnership fight pleased with aspects of ruling despite defeat

A heterosexual couple who have lost their latest battle for the right to enter into a civil partnership say there is "everything to fight for".

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PM 'has full confidence in Communities Secretary' in business rates row

Theresa May has full confidence in Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, Downing Street said, as more Tory MPs waded into the row over business rates.

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Businessman 'repeatedly lied' during evidence in cash battle with estranged wife

A High Court judge has concluded a businessman dubbed ''Africa's youngest billionaire'' by journalists lied during the latest stage of a cash battle with his estranged wife.

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'Narcissistic' chief executives 'obsessed' with large pay packets

Top chief executives have a "narcissistic obsession" with how much they are paid, a former business secretary has claimed.

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

The House of Lords will conclude the first stage of a crucial Brexit debate after Theresa May and Boris Johnson ramped up pressure on them not to block or delay Britain's exit from the European Union.

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

The Government must throw its weight behind plans that could lead to the closure of NHS hospitals and some services, a think tank has said.

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Few MPs backing move to oust Commons Speaker John Bercow

A bid to oust House of Commons Speaker John Bercow appears to be faltering after just four extra MPs signed a motion of no confidence in him.

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Teacher shortages in key subjects 'worsening', report warns

England's schools are suffering from worsening teacher shortages, particularly in key subjects such as physics and maths, MPs have warned.

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

Police officers directly involved in fatal incidents should be separated as quickly as possible to prevent conferring, a watchdog has said.

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'Many peers contribute absolutely nothing' in House of Lords

Many peers contribute "absolutely nothing" to Parliament, a former lord speaker claimed as she alleged one member kept a taxi running outside while signing in to collect the £300 daily allowance.

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MPs condemn 'postcode lottery in benefit sanctions'

An "unacceptable" postcode lottery in benefits sanctions must be tackled to stop claimants being treated differently depending on where they live, MPs have said.

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Labour leadership challenge 'behind poor poll ratings'

Labour's yawning gap with the Tories in opinion polls is down to last summer's challenge to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and Theresa May's elevation to Prime Minister, a party source has said.

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Theresa May steps up Brexit Bill pressure on peers

Theresa May ramped up pressure on peers over Brexit by attending the opening of a crucial debate in the chamber of the House of Lords.

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

Fewer than half of the UK vehicles caught up in the Volkswagen emissions scandal have been fixed, the company's boss has said.

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