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Lord Chief Justice criticises Liz Truss for not defending Brexit case judges

The Lord Chief Justice has strongly criticised Lord Chancellor Liz Truss for failing to publicly defend judges involved in the landmark Brexit case.

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Airline cabin laptop ban to be implemented 'no later than Saturday'

The UK's c abin baggage ban on laptops and tablets must be implemented by Saturday, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.

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Theresa May defends under-fire school funding reforms

Theresa May has been forced to defend the controversial shake-up of school funding in England after a respected economic think tank warned it would create "significant winners and losers".

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Countries 'losing £400bn in taxes a year to profit shifting'

Governments around the world are losing as much as half a trillion US dollars (£400 billion) a year in tax revenue due to so-called "profit shifting" by multinational companies, according to research.

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Labour MPs pressure ministers over Osborne's Evening Standard appointment

Labour has pressed ministers over George Osborne's new role at the London Evening Standard, insisting new business appointments should not be announced before they have been considered by the Government's advisory committee.

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Plusnet fined £880,000 for continuing to charge former customers

BT-owned Plusnet has been fined £880,000 for continuing to charge more than 1,000 former landline and broadband customers, Ofcom said.

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David Davis faces Lords grilling over Brexit

Brexit Secretary David Davis is facing questions in Parliament ahead of the Government formally giving the EU its notice to quit the bloc next week.

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Boris Johnson in Washington talks to counter IS threat

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is attending a major Washington DC conference aimed at countering the Islamic State terror group as Britain seeks to play down controversies over alleged spying.

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May's Article 50 letter to EU 'historic event setting tone for new relationship'

Theresa May has told the Cabinet that her letter to the European Union giving formal notification of Brexit will be "one of the most important documents in our country's recent history", Downing Street said.

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Twitter suspends more than 375,000 accounts in six months to tackle extremism

Twitter says it suspended more than 375,000 accounts for violations linked to the promotion of terrorism in the last six months of 2016.

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Acid attack woman jailed for attempted murder of partner as he slept

A woman who attempted to kill her partner by pouring sulphuric acid on him as he slept has been jailed for life.

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UK-bound passengers 'face ban on large electronic devices in hand luggage'

Airline passengers travelling to the UK from six countries in the Middle East and north Africa are to be banned from carrying laptops and other large electronic devices as cabin luggage, Downing Street has announced.

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Inflation rises above Bank's 2% target amid higher fuel and food prices

Rising fuel and food prices pushed inflation beyond the Bank of England's 2% target in February, hitting its highest level since September 2013.

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Tributes paid to Martin McGuinness as hundreds gather for his final journey home

Hundreds of people have gathered in Londonderry to accompany the body of Martin McGuinness on his final journey home.

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Drivers' brains switch off when using satnavs, study shows

Following satnav instructions "switches off" activity in parts of the brain used for navigation, a study has shown.

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We will find and we will kill you, would-be Islamic State fighters are warned

Britain's top commander in Iraq and Syria has warned foreign fighters travelling to join Islamic State (IS) in the region: "We will target you, we will find you, and we will kill you."

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Google promises tougher stance on hateful content amid advertising row

Google has promised a "tougher stance" on hateful content as it announced changes to its advertising policy following an outcry and boycotts from advertisers over their content appearing alongside extreme material.

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Mark Carney defends Bank of England procedures after resignation of deputy

Mark Carney has publicly defended the Bank of England's governance procedures after deputy governor Charlotte Hogg was forced to resign last week for failing to declare her brother works for Barclays.

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Fox takes analyst off air after 'GCHQ bugging' report

A legal analyst who claimed British intelligence could have helped spy on Donald Trump during his bid to become US president has been taken off the air.

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2017 sees more rising temperatures and climate extremes, records show

Weather and climate extremes have continued into 2017 after last year saw record breaking temperatures, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said.

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