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'Recruitment cannot be taken for granted' as Army misses target for new troops

The Ministry of Defence "cannot take future recruitment for granted", a minister said, as it emerged the Army missed its target last year by more than 2,500 troops.

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Number of foreign criminals sent home 'the highest number since records began'

Nearly 6,000 foreign criminals were sent home last year - the highest number since records began, the Government has said.

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Threat to 400 jobs as HSBC slashes IT staff and shuts another 62 branches

Nearly 400 jobs are at risk after HSBC revealed plans to slash its IT staff and make swingeing cuts to its branch network.

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PM to meet President Erdogan in Turkey

Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit Turkey on Saturday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Downing Street has announced.

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Special relationship with UK can always be closer, says White House

The special relationship between Britain and the US "can always be closer", the White House has said.

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Offshore wind farms power cost drops by 32% in five years, says report

The cost of power from offshore wind farms has fallen by a third in five years, a report has shown.

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Boys get £2.20 more pocket money per week than girls, says survey

A pocket money "gender pay gap" has been uncovered by a survey, with girls being paid £2.20 a week less than boys on average.

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Government borrowing higher than expected in December

The Government borrowed a higher-than-expected £6.9 billion in December, marking the final update on the UK's public finances for 2016.

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BT expecting £530 million hit over 'improper practices' in Italian division

BT has warned on profits after saying i t expects to take a £530 million hit from the fallout of accounting irregularities at its Italian division, up from a previous estimate of £145 million.

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'Super cases' and cyber scams send fraud soaring past £1bn mark

The cost of f raud to Britain rose above £1 billion for the first time in five years in 2016, driven in part by a huge surge in cyber crime.

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'Clear increase in penalty' for motorists guilty of serious speeding offences

Drivers responsible for the most serious speeding offences are set to face harsher penalties under new sentencing guidelines for magistrates.

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Special relationship with UK can always be closer, says White House

The special relationship between Britain and the US "can always be closer", the White House has said.

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Mother jailed over 'sickening' plot to let paedophile rape daughter, seven

A woman who took part in a "sickening" plot to let a paedophile rape her seven-year-old daughter has been jailed for nine years.

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GCHQ spy agency chief Robert Hannigan to step down

The head of spy agency GCHQ has announced he is to step down after just over two years in the post - sparking a search for candidates to take over one of the most senior roles in British intelligence.

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UK could stay in single market in post-Brexit plan drawn-up by Wales parties

Britain can restrict the free movement of labour after Brexit while remaining in the European single market, political parties in Wales have said.

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Tunisia beach massacre victim identified by glittery nail varnish, inquest told

A victim of the Tunisia beach massacre was identified by her glittery nail varnish after being shot in the neck and chest, an inquest has heard.

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Self-fuelling tumours resist breast cancer drugs, research shows

Breast cancer tumours can overcome attempts to shut off their oestrogen fuel supply by making the hormone themselves, scientists have learned.

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Trump win and 'customer-friendly' sports results hit Paddy Power Betfair takings

Donald Trump's shock election victory and unfavourable sporting results dented takings at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair to the tune of £40 million in the fourth quarter.

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Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase cancer risk, agency warns

Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a Government body has said.

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Government urged to 'radically reshape' energy market

The Government is being urged to "radically reshape" the energy market to avoid more job losses in the steel industry.

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