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Childbirth pain relief to insulin: shortage of drugs ‘putting patients at risk’
A selection of pills
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Childbirth pain relief to insulin: shortage of drugs ‘putting patients at risk’

Pharmacist says low supplies of medication means they are ‘always firefighting’
11 Aug 2022
Has Liz Truss found an unlikely ally in Tony Blair?
Liz Truss
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Has Liz Truss found an unlikely ally in Tony Blair?

The Tory leadership hopeful and the former Labour PM are said to speak ‘fairly regularly’
10 Aug 2022
Ryan Giggs assault trial: ‘a story of control and coercion’
Ryan Giggs outside Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court
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Ryan Giggs assault trial: ‘a story of control and coercion’

Former Manchester United star accused of subjecting ex-girlfriend to ‘litany of abuse’
9 Aug 2022
What happened to Owami Davies?
Owami Davies
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What happened to Owami Davies?

Five men arrested after student nurse disappeared in London
8 Aug 2022
Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shootings were real
Alex Jones bellows into a loud hailer
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Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shootings were real

Infowars founder has been ordered to pay $4.1m damages to parents of boy killed in the attack
5 Aug 2022
Conservative leadership vote delayed as GCHQ warns of fraud risk
 Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss in the BBC leadership debate at Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
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Conservative leadership vote delayed as GCHQ warns of fraud risk

Plans to allow members to change their votes have been abandoned over security fears
3 Aug 2022
Nandy tests Starmer’s picket line order
Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy
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Nandy tests Starmer’s picket line order

The Labour leader appears to have U-turned on an order banning frontbenchers from picket lines
2 Aug 2022

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Lilia Valutyte: murder suspect appears in court
Lilia Valutyte on her eighth birthday
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Lilia Valutyte: murder suspect appears in court

Little girl stabbed to death while playing on the street with her younger sister
1 Aug 2022
Energy giants’ profits soar amid cost of living crisis
The price board at a Shell Gas Station displays the unit prices of different fuels in London
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Energy giants’ profits soar amid cost of living crisis

Outrage over Centrica and Shell’s mammoth profits and plans to resume dividend payouts
29 Jul 2022
North Korea ‘ready to mobilise nuclear forces’
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
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North Korea ‘ready to mobilise nuclear forces’

Kim Jong Un uses ‘fiery’ rhetoric to warn South Korea against confrontation
28 Jul 2022
The Met accused of ‘deferential’ policing over Partygate
Scotland Yard in London
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The Met accused of ‘deferential’ policing over Partygate

Force did not quiz Boris Johnson about lockdown breaches before deciding not to fine him
26 Jul 2022
Police patrols ‘cut violent crime by over 70%’
Police at the beach
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Police patrols ‘cut violent crime by over 70%’

Latest data suggests old-school ‘bobbies on the beat’ still play key role in modern policing
25 Jul 2022
Why Tesla has sold off its bitcoin holdings
Tesla bought $1.5 billion of bitcoin in 2021
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Why Tesla has sold off its bitcoin holdings

Elon Musk says need for cash is driving force but move signals more bad news for cryptocurrency
21 Jul 2022
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 17 other lawmakers arrested outside US Supreme Court
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is arrested outside the US Supreme Court during an abortion rights protest
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 17 other lawmakers arrested outside US Supreme Court

The Congress members were attending a protest in support of abortion rights
20 Jul 2022
Depression: chemical imbalance in doubt
Person suffering with depression
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Depression: chemical imbalance in doubt

Scientific review questions long-assumed link between serotonin and low mood
20 Jul 2022
Sports Direct trial: woman accused of hiring hitman over work love triangle
Reading Crown Court
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Sports Direct trial: woman accused of hiring hitman over work love triangle

A BBC journalist stumbled upon the alleged plot while researching the dark web
19 Jul 2022
Texas shooting: why police took so long
Mourners pay tribute outside Robb Elementary School, Uvalde
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Texas shooting: why police took so long

Report into massacre offers scathing assessment of law enforcement response
18 Jul 2022
Ireland seal historic series win against the All Blacks
Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images
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Ireland seal historic series win against the All Blacks

On the big ‘decider’ weekend England beat Australia, but Wales and Scotland lost
18 Jul 2022
How Van Gogh portrait was discovered by X-ray
Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait
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How Van Gogh portrait was discovered by X-ray

The previously hidden artwork will go on display later this month
14 Jul 2022
Telford inquiry: unease about race meant mass sex abuse ignored
Telford aerial view
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Telford inquiry: unease about race meant mass sex abuse ignored

Three-year inquiry described police inaction over abuse as a 'shocking failure'
13 Jul 2022
Mo Farah reveals ‘astonishing truth’ about his real name
Mo Farah at the London Olympics in 2012
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Mo Farah reveals ‘astonishing truth’ about his real name

Olympic champion illegally trafficked to UK and forced into domestic servitude as a child
12 Jul 2022
Uber files: what ‘unprecedented leak’ revealed
Uber headquarters in San Francisco
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Uber files: what ‘unprecedented leak’ revealed

Investigation exposes extent of government lobbying by Silicon Valley start-up between 2013 and 2017
11 Jul 2022
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