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Government to announce £70 million towards development of treatments

The Government will announce £70 million of funding to create new manufacturing centres to help speed up the development of medical treatments.

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There has been a shift from active play outdoors to indoor screen-based activities (Dave Thompson/PA)

Least fit children 20 years ago would be among fittest today, says study

The least fit British children 20 years ago would be considered among the fittest children today, according to research.

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in talks with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during a previous visit to the UK

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson jets into London for talks with Boris Johnson

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is flying into London for talks with Boris Johnson on a “packed” whistle-stop visit.

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Isaiah Haastrup court case

Judge set to rule on life-support row over little boy

A High Court judge is this week expected to decide whether doctors should stop providing life-support treatment to an 11-month-old boy being cared for at a London hospital.

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General Sir Nick Carter interview

Head of British Army urges UK to keep up with enemies

Britain’s ability to pre-empt or respond to threats risks being eroded if the UK does not keep up with its enemies, the head of the British Army will warn.

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Gender pay gap (PA)

Gap between number of men and women paid more than £100,000 grows

The gap between the number of women and men paid over £100,000 has widened by almost a quarter over the past five years, according to a new study.

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Money

Worlds richest gained 82% of new wealth in 2017, Oxfam report shows

Growing inequality resulted in 82% of new global wealth going to the richest 1% last year, while the poorest half of the world saw their prosperity flatline, a report by Oxfam has shown.

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The Scottish Government's External Affairs Secretary will discuss Brexit (Jane Barlow/PA)

External Affairs Secretary heads to Brussels for Brexit talks

The Scottish Government says it will set out its position on Brexit during a ministerial visit to Brussels.

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More than 180,000 people who previously claimed DLA were denied PIP as they transferred between the systems

More than 220,000 people score ‘zero points’ on disability benefits tests

More than 220,000 people have been given “zero scores” in both parts of the test for disability benefits in only 18 months, according to new figures.

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The founder of drinks brand Innocent has hit out at the Wetherspoon boss over Brexit (PA)

Innocent founder says Wetherspoon boss is guilty over Brexit

The founder of drinks brand Innocent has launched a scathing attack on the Brexit-backing Wetherspoon boss, accusing him of selling Britain’s economy out for “cheap Chardonnay”.

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One-fifth of reported images in 2015 were self-generated (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Children ‘should be taught about the dangers of online sexual content’

Schools should do more to teach children about the dangers of sharing sexual content online, a think tank report has recommended.

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End 'bias' towards outsourcing after Carillion crisis - report

All outsourcing and PFI contracts should be paused, think tank urges

The Government is being urged to end its “love in” with outsourcing work to private firms amid claims of “deep flaws” in many deals.

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Cars struggle in slushy conditions (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Police issue ‘travel with caution’ warning

Police are urging motorists to travel with caution as conditions may be hazardous on the morning commute.

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Drivers think a number of motoring offences are likely to go unpunished, according to new research (Rui Vieira/PA)

Drivers do not think police will enforce road laws, survey finds

Two-thirds of motorists think they can get away with careless driving due to a lack of police on the roads, a survey has found.

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What the papers say – January 22

What the papers say – January 22

The death of eight-year-old Mylee Billingham leads several papers on Monday, along with a warning expected to be made by the head of the Army that Britain must keep up with its enemies.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond promised to fix the housing crisis in his autumn budget (Yui Mok/PA)

Chancellor’s plans to fix the housing crisis are on course for failure – MPs

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans to tackle the housing crisis will fail without fresh reforms, a powerful Commons committee has warned.

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Eight-year-old Mylee Billingham

My little girl was stabbed: Mother’s shock as ‘father held over daughter death’

A shocked mother told neighbours her “little girl” had been stabbed as they tried to comfort her after the youngster was allegedly fatally attacked by her father.

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Britain will remain subject to the rulings of the European Court of Justice during a transitional period (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Most Tory MPs believe deference to top EU court should end when UK leaves – poll

Most Conservative MPs believe freedom of movement and deference to the European Union’s top court should stop the moment Britain quits, according to polling.

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The majority of new cars are fitted with collision avoidance technology, new figures show (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Increase in cars with automatic safety tech

Two-thirds (67%) of new cars are available with collision warning systems, new figures show.

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The PSNI said the incident was referred to the Police Ombudsman as is 'normal established protocol' (Joe Giddens/PA)

Crash which killed teenager to be investigated by Police Ombudsman

The Police Ombudsman has been called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenager who was struck by a van in Co Antrim.

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