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Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn in Labour leadership battle

Jeremy Corbyn has a 24 point lead over Owen Smith in the Labour leadership contest, according to a new poll.

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Nineteen NHS trusts to review chemotherapy over high death rates

Nineteen hospital trusts have been told to review their cancer treatment after data showed that too many patients died within a month of receiving chemotherapy.

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Theresa May to meet Cabinet ministers for Brexit discussions

Theresa May is set to meet with her senior Cabinet ministers to discuss department-by-department Brexit action plans.

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Euro 2016 helps 888 Holdings score record revenue

Online gaming firm 888 Holdings has said Euro 2016 and further expansion into the continent helped it post record revenue for the first half of the year.

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Junior doctors propose further strikes in row over new contract

Junior doctors are proposing to go on strike for a week every month for the rest of the year as the row over a new contract being imposed on them by the Government intensifies.

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Replace MPs' expenses with allowance, Labour frontbencher says

MPs should be given an allowance instead of having to claim for expenses, a Labour frontbencher has suggested.

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Gym Group muscles in with rise in profit and revenue

The Gym Group has continued to flex its muscles, notching up increases in profits and revenues as it cashes in on Britain's fitness boom.

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House price growth accelerates to new high in August, says Nationwide

House prices increased by 0.6% month-on-month in August to reach a new record of more than £206,000, an index has found.

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Soaring prison violence 'causing drop in number of frontline officers'

Frontline prison officer numbers have fallen amid soaring levels of violence behind bars, according to campaigners.

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Children as young as three 'worry about being fat or ugly'

Children as young as three are showing signs of being unhappy with their appearance and bodies, a survey of childcare professionals has suggested.

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Think-tank urges social security overhaul amid dire inequality predictions

Help provided by the Government to families in need will be worse in 2020 than it was in 2010 and will slip even further unless action is taken to overhaul the UK's social security system, a think-tank warns today.

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Businesses show flicker of confidence after post-Brexit vote slump

Business confidence has shown signs of recovery from the slump seen in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote, a report has revealed.

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'Unacceptable level of discrimination' against pregnant women in workplace

Urgent action is needed to give pregnant women and new mothers more protection at work, after research revealed a "shocking" increase in discrimination over the past 10 years, a parliamentary report has said.

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Captain Morgan rum ad banned for implying alcohol boosts confidence

An ad for a brand of rum sold by drinks giant Diageo has been banned for implying that alcohol can increase confidence.

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Replace MPs' expenses with allowance, Labour frontbencher says

MPs should be given an allowance instead of having to claim for expenses, a Labour frontbencher has suggested.

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Apple boss Tim Cook says jobs and investment at risk over tax ruling

The boss of Apple has warned that the European Commission has put jobs and investment at risk after ordering the tech giant to pay 13 billion euro (£11.1 billion) in unpaid tax in Ireland.

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Sixth arrest made as police probe death of Polish man in possible hate crime

Six teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Polish man in a possible hate crime.

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Parliament 'will have its say on Brexit process'

Parliament will be given "a say" on the process for the UK's departure from the European Union, a Downing Street spokesman has said.

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No EU-US trade deal during Obama presidency, Francois Hollande says

Prospects for the proposed EU-US trade deal have been cast into further doubt after French president Francois Hollande said an agreement would not be forged before Barack Obama leaves office in January, and a trade minister called for an end to talks.

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David Cameron 'utterly shameless' over pay rises offered to special advisers

David Cameron should be "ashamed" of inflation-busting pay rises he handed out to special advisers just months before they were given generous severance packages, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said.

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