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Business rate changes 'nothing to be afraid of', minister insists

The Chancellor has assured MPs that he is listening to their concerns about upcoming changes to business rates - amid fears that higher costs could force small shops and pubs to close their doors.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall defiant amid Hillsborough claims

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has repeatedly refused to rule out stepping down if he does not win the parliamentary by-election in Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday.

MPs in bad-tempered debate over President Trump's state visit

President Trump's state visit to the UK will go ahead, the Government has emphatically declared despite opposition from MPs and protests all over the UK.

VW boss defiant on refusal to pay dieselgate compensation in UK

VW boss defiant on refusal to pay dieselgate compensation in UK

The boss of Volkswagen UK has said his company has "not misled anybody" and does not owe any compensation to British drivers, despite paying billions of pounds to customers in America.

William Hague slams old rival Tony Blair as Lords debate Brexit

William Hague slams old rival Tony Blair as Lords debate Brexit

William Hague has launched a scathing attack on Tony Blair's call to Brexit opponents to "rise up", as peers debate the Government's Article 50 Bill in the House of Lords.

Police dig at double killer Christopher Halliwell's former home

Police dig at double killer Christopher Halliwell's former home

Police are digging up the garden of a house where double killer Christopher Halliwell once lived.

Vauxhall future: Peugeot 'takes pride' in not closing plants

Vauxhall future: Peugeot 'takes pride' in not closing plants

The business secretary Greg Clark has told MPs "we start from a position of strength", as Vauxhall workers fret over a potential takeover by Peugeot (PSA) amid uncertainty over the UK's future outside the EU.

Theresa May makes appearance in the House of Lords as peers debate Brexit

Theresa May makes appearance in the House of Lords as peers debate Brexit

The Prime Minister made a brief appearance in the House of Lords as peers in the upper chamber started debating the Government's Brexit bill.

Hammer killer 'slept next to girlfriend after brutal attack'

Hammer killer 'slept next to girlfriend after brutal attack'

A man bludgeoned his girlfriend to death with a lump hammer before spending the night sleeping next to her body in bed, a court has heard.

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Boy, 2, dies after being found in river

Boy, 2, dies after being found in river

A two-year old boy has died, after being recovered from a river.

Britain set for heatwave (well, sort of...)

Britain set for heatwave (well, sort of...)

UK temperatures will beat those in parts of the Mediterranean this week - but don't pack away your winter jumpers just yet.

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