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Rag'n'Bone Man named winner of Brits' Critics' Choice Award

Singer-songwriter Rag'n'Bone Man has been named as the winner of the Critics' Choice Award for the Brit Awards next year, following in the footsteps of past winners such as Adele, Sam Smith and Jessie J.

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Ban on junk food ads aimed at children extended to online and social media

Junk food advertising is to be banned across all children's media - including online and social - in a landmark decision to help tackle childhood obesity.

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Hundreds of police accused of abusing power for sexual gain, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed.

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Bin Laden family killed in private jet travelling 40% too fast, probe concludes

A private jet which crashed, killing three members of Osama bin Laden's family, landed too far down the runway because it was travelling 40% faster than the recommended speed, accident investigators concluded.

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Saudi Arabia 'playing proxy wars' in Middle East, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has accused British ally Saudi Arabia of "playing proxy wars" in the Middle East.

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Giraffes in danger of extinction as population plunges by up to 40%

Giraffes are being pushed towards extinction, with the global population plummeting by up to 40% over the past 30 years, conservationists have said.

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Great British Bake Off to remain 'exactly the same' after Channel 4 move

The format of The Great British Bake Off "will stay exactly the same" following its move from the BBC to Channel 4, Paul Hollywood has said.

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Keira Knightley's toddler turned air blue after Trump won election

Keira Knightley has revealed her 18-month old daughter cursed over Donald Trump's US presidential election win.

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Patients waiting week longer to see consultant than four years ago, experts warn

Patients are waiting a week longer to see a consultant than four years ago, experts have warned, as they pointed to a "worrying" trend for increasing waiting times.

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Labour under fire after most MPs back Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Labour has faced an onslaught from all sides after most of its MPs backed Theresa May's plans to trigger the process for quitting the European Union by the end of March on condition the PM reveals her strategy.

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Ex-football coach Jim McCafferty to face court on child sex charge

A former football coach and Celtic kit man has been charged with a child sex offence.

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Saudi Arabia 'playing proxy wars' in Middle East, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has accused British ally Saudi Arabia of "playing proxy wars" in the Middle East.

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Assad and Putin condemned over Aleppo 'humanitarian disaster'

Western leaders have condemned Syria's Bashar Assad and Russia's Vladimir Putin for obstructing the supply of humanitarian aid to Aleppo.

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Labour under fire on all sides after backing Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Labour faced an onslaught from all sides after most of its MPs backed Theresa May's plans to trigger the process for quitting the European Union by the end of March on condition the PM reveals her strategy.

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Tata makes commitment to jobs and steel production at Port Talbot, union says

Steel unions say they have a commitment from Tata to secure the future of jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK.

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£84.2m fine for Pfizer after NHS over-charged as price of drug hiked 2,600%

Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2 million by the competition watchdog for its role in over-charging the NHS after the price of an epilepsy drug was hiked by up to 2,600% overnight.

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Islamic State's 'days are numbered' as occupying force, says Theresa May

Theresa May has said Islamic State's "days are numbered" as an occupying force as she assured Gulf leaders a post-Brexit Britain would not abandon the Middle East.

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Taxman accused of 'going after minnows while big fish swim away'

The taxman has been accused of "going after the minnows" after the number of super-rich grew but the amount they paid in tax fell.

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Watchdog fines Lib Dems £20,000 over undeclared general election payments

The Liberal Democrats have been fined the maximum £20,000 by a watchdog for failing to properly declare all their spending in the 2015 general election.

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Instagram to allow users to turn off comments on posts

Instagram will enable users to turn off comments on their posts, in a move designed to give "more control" over the app's comments experience.

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