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Minimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health'

The Government has said it will continue to look at minimum pricing for alcohol in light of a new report which argues it could improve the nation's health.

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Payout scheme for rail travel delay should be rolled out across Britain, says MP

A new scheme to compensate rail passengers for journeys delayed by just 15 minutes on some lines has created "unfairness" for those on the rest of the network, the head of the Commons' Transport Select Committee has warned.

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Warning over freezing conditions as winter bites

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing this weekend, prompting health officials to warn that the chilly conditions can be deadly.

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Pilot suffered heart attack as he taxied to runway at Glasgow Airport

A pilot suffered a heart attack as he taxied to the runway at Glasgow Airport.

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Network Rail 'to lose control of track maintenance'

Network Rail is to be stripped of its control over Britain's railway tracks, with new powers being passed to the train operators, in a major reorganisation of the system, it is reported.

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Corbyn in call to counter rise of 'political parasites' in the 'populist right'

Jeremy Corbyn is urging socialist and progressive parties across Europe to rally to counter the rise of the "populist right".

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Post Office at 'crisis point' says union as staff strike over pensions and jobs

Post Office workers and managers will stage a fresh strike on Saturday in a dispute over jobs, closures and pensions.

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Southampton FC contacts police over historical child abuse probe

Southampton Football Club has contacted the police after receiving information in relation to historical child abuse.

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Sir Edward Heath probe 'not a fishing trip or witch-hunt', police chief says

A chief constable has defended his force's handling of child sex allegations against former prime minister Sir Edward Heath.

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IS ready to launch attacks in Europe, Europol warns

Dozens of potential terrorists directed by Islamic State are currently in Europe and have the capacity to carry out attacks, security services fear.

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Passengers 'priced off railways' by 2.3% rise in fares, campaigners warn

Passengers are being "priced off the railways" with fares going up by an average of 2.3% next year, public transport campaigners have warned.

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RSPCA to rescue for swan struggling in freezing conditions

Christmas shoppers have been left stunned as an exhausted swan was spotted struggling outside a shop.

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Royal officials in a flap as Harry's car suffers flag malfunction in Guyana

Officials were left in a flap when Prince Harry's royal standard flew off his official chauffeur-driven car and blew down the road soon after he arrived in Guyana.

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Warning over freezing conditions as winter bites

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing this weekend, prompting health officials to warn that the chilly conditions can be deadly.

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Titanic Belfast named world's best tourist attraction at Tourism Oscars

Titanic Belfast has been crowned best tourist attraction in the world.

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Care homes probe due to concerns over shock bills and 'hidden charges'

Care homes for the elderly are being investigated by the competition watchdog following concerns over people potentially being faced with shock bills and "hidden" charges.

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Minimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health'

The Government has said it will continue to look at minimum pricing for alcohol in light of a new report which argues it could improve the nation's health.

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Fallon hails 'Mad Dog' Mattis as new US defence secretary

The controversial retired general picked by Donald Trump to be his defence secretary has been given a ringing endorsement by the British government.

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Archbishop of Canterbury warns against 'turning inwards' after Brexit vote

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a renewal of fundamental British values in the post-Brexit period.

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Eddie Redmayne and Tim Peake set to collect honours from Queen

Hollywood star Eddie Redmayne and British astronaut Tim Peake will collect honours from the Queen today.

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