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UK's £50bn divorce bill for Brexit not a 'punishment', Jean-Claude Juncker says

The UK's "divorce bill" for Brexit will be around £50 billion, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed.

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson put disagreements aside for dinner in New York

Long-time frenemies David Cameron and Boris Johnson met up for dinner in New York in a sign they have put their differences behind them.

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Behaviour problem in schools nationwide, says expert in report

There is evidence of a national problem with behaviour in schools, according to the Government's behaviour tsar.

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Watchdog proposes automatic compensation for poor broadband or landline service

Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.

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£2.4bn bonus for Credit Suisse bankers despite massive job cuts and £1.9bn loss

Bankers at Credit Suisse shared a bonus pot of £2.4 billion last year, despite a ruthless cost-cutting drive which saw thousands of staff axed and the lender posting a hefty loss.

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Police recorded 260 cases of alleged electoral fraud in 2016

Police recorded a total of 260 cases of alleged electoral fraud in 2016, with convictions for a Tory councillor who gave a false address and a man who voted twice in the European Union referendum.

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New GCSE exams grading 'likely to cause confusion'

Some parents and employers are likely to be "confused" about the new GCSE grading system, England's chief exams regulator has acknowledged.

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Royal Marine who won Taliban murder conviction appeal 'should be freed'

A Royal Marine described as the "last casualty of a failed war" should be freed as an act of "exceptional mercy" from his prison sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, appeal judges have been urged.

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Anti-ageing drug could be on the market in three years, say scientists

A drug that reverses ageing, promotes DNA repair and could even help astronauts travel to Mars by reducing the impact of cosmic radiation, may be on the market in three years, scientists claim.

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Sea ice cover reaches record low as winter ends in the Arctic

The Arctic has ended the winter with record low sea ice cover after warm temperatures and "heat waves", US scientists said.

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Hospital staff more likely than patients to be served fresh food, report finds

NHS staff are more than twice as likely as patients to be served fresh food in hospitals, according to a new report.

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Drug-resistant strains threatening efforts to eradicate TB, scientists say

Decades of progress in combating tuberculosis are in danger of being derailed by the rising tide of drug-resistant TB strains, experts have warned.

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Sir Richard Branson says hard Brexit 'a shot in the foot' as he urges new vote

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is calling for a second EU referendum, warning a hard Brexit will be a "shot in the foot" for Britain.

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Quarterly retail sales show biggest drop since 2010

Retail sales in the three months to February recorded their biggest drop in almost seven years as rising petrol prices cut into households' disposable income.

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Pilot jailed after preparing to fly jet while over legal alcohol limit

A pilot who admitted preparing to fly a passenger jet while more than double the legal alcohol limit has been jailed for 10 months.

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Post-Brexit vote fall in EU nationals working in UK 'driven by graduates'

Graduates drove a 50,000 fall in numbers of EU nationals working in the UK in the wake of last year's Brexit vote, according to new analysis.

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Pre-Brexit 'sweet spot' for exporters unlikely to last, warns Bank deputy

UK exporters are in a welcome "sweet spot" thanks to a boost from the Brexit-hit pound - but this is unlikely to last , according to a senior Bank of England policymaker.

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Women reluctant to join companies offering unequal pay, survey finds

Companies refusing to pay men and women the same salaries will find it difficult to recruit female workers, a report warns.

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Criticism of Jimmy Fallon over Trump interview was unfair, says James Corden

British comedian James Corden has defended rival talk show host Jimmy Fallon over "unfair" criticism of his interview with US President Donald Trump.

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Next annual profits show first fall for eight years

High street giant Next has revealed its first fall in annual profits for eight years as it was hit by sliding sales and warned that 2017 is set to be "another tough year".

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