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10 Jan 6:18pm Prison workers warn of 'escapes' as government shutdown continues: 'We're the front line keeping MS-13 locked up'
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For 'essential' prison workers, the shutdown has meant weeks of working alongside gang members and murderers while worrying about paying the bills
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10 Jan 6:14pm Brooksville airport: Person 'decapitated by helicopter blades' in Florida
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'It does appear to be accident,' says local sheriff
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10 Jan 6:10pm Cristiano Ronaldo: Las Vegas police 'issue warrant' for footballer's DNA over Kathryn Mayorga rape allegations
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Vegas police have been investigating Mayorga's allegations since they came to light last year
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10 Jan 5:22pm Amber Rudd scraps controversial extension of two-child benefits cap
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Work and pensions secretary bows to pressure in bid to allay fears about roll-out of universal credit
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10 Jan 5:21pm Brooksville airport: Person 'decapitated by helicopter blades' in Florida
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Authorities are investigating a decapitation involving a helicopter at a Florida airport, according to multiple local media reports.
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10 Jan 5:20pm Scientists may have seen birth of a black hole for first time ever
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Stellar debris lit up the night sky with a bright light
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10 Jan 3:23pm Michael Cohen: Trump's former lawyer to testify publicly before Congress
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Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen is to publicly testify in front of Congress next month, in the first major move by Democrats to bring in a Trump associate connected to Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
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10 Jan 2:23pm Test for Trump's steel border wall prototype 'proves it can be sawed through'
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US officials are defending the feeble border wall prototypes by claiming that it is intended to be destructible
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10 Jan 2:07pm Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro pulls Brazil from United Nations pact designed to protect migrants
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Controversial president adopts harder line on immigration by rejecting proposals
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10 Jan 2:06pm Michael Gove brands Labour's Brexit plans 'b*****ks' in outspoken Commons attack
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'We now know from Labour's own frontbench that their official Brexit position is b*****ks'
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10 Jan 2:01pm Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Honda deliver triple dose of bad news for UK car industry
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Thousands of job cuts and a post-Brexit production shutdown announced
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10 Jan 1:46pm Thousands of NHS hospital consultants intend to quit years before retirement, survey finds
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'Implications of such a significant loss of skilled and specialist clinicians is potentially disastrous,' says BMA
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10 Jan 1:46pm Cristiano Ronaldo: Las Vegas police 'issue warrant' for footballer's DNA over Kathryn Mayorga rape allegations
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Vegas police have been investigating Mayorga's allegations since they came to light last year
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10 Jan 1:35pm Lawyer for speedboat owner who is on run after killing date denies 'protecting a fugitive'
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Legal aid-funded appeal launched despite Shepherd remaining on the run from police
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10 Jan 1:23pm Oklahoma poacher caught after bragging about killing deer to game warden on Bumble
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The killing occurred outside of normal hunting season, but further charges were dropped after the woman pleaded guilty
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10 Jan 1:13pm Hunting with dogs to be 'effectively halted' in Scotland as new curbs planned
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Minister reveals measures planned to close legal loopholes and prevent 'trail-hunting' north of the border
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10 Jan 1:13pm Brexit: May demands explanation for Bercow's decision to allow vote to give MPs more power
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Intervention comes as Japanese prime minister makes plea to avoid no-deal Brexit, warning: 'The world is watching the UK'
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10 Jan 12:45pm Theresa May picks up the phone to union bosses in desperate bid to find backing for Brexit plan
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The prime minister called the leaders of Unite and the GMB ahead of the vote in parliament which she is expected to lose
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10 Jan 12:43pm Mike Pompeo lays out Trump's vision for Middle East, blaming Iran and Obama for region's ills
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Secretary of State listed a number of dubious successes under President Donald Trump
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10 Jan 12:16pm Film of fox being kicked into river 'proof illegal hunting is taking place', says Packham
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'This anachronistic savagery shames our nation and our species,' says Chris Packham
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10 Jan 12:09pm Nicolas Maduro celebrates start of second presidential term as devastating economic crisis worsens in Venezuela
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President's popularity has plunged amid hyperinflation, scarcities and rising authoritarianism
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10 Jan 11:49am US border crisis: At least 20 bodies discovered dead and burned in Mexico
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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the killings appear to have been part of a dispute between gangs
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10 Jan 11:43am Description of shawarma as 'iconic Israeli street food' sparks widespread mockery and derision
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Labelling of Middle Eastern meat dish draws sarcastic comparisons and accusations of 'gastronomic theft'
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10 Jan 11:39am Air quality on London Underground '30 times worse than congested roads above'
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Air pollution experts encouraged commuters to keep using Tube until further research uncovered the impact it has
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10 Jan 11:35am Honda to shut production down for six days in April due to Brexit, says report
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Honda has told its workforce it will pause production for six days in April due to Brexit logistics and border disruption, according to a Sky News report.
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10 Jan 11:32am 'I haven't turned my house into restaurant,' says Norwich man with illuminated sign above front door
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'There is no restaurant there,' homeowner insists, despite bar and seating for 24 people found in property
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10 Jan 11:24am Thousands of Syrian children at risk as flooding hits refugee camps
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Refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon flooded after heavy rains
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10 Jan 11:18am Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit campaign began with an honest lie. Now the whoppers are too big to keep a lid on
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Corbyn's latest Brexit ploy is to tell the public to forget about it and move on, and who better to help them do it than a man who never cared about it in the first place?
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10 Jan 11:13am Tommy Robinson supporter admits verbally abusing female journalist he said was 'Muslim-backed'
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Restaurant owner William Eve denies abuse was religiously aggravated
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10 Jan 11:06am Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and John Lewis reveal disappointing sales on grim day for high street retailers
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John Lewis warns staff may not receive annual bonus for first time since 1953
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10 Jan 11:01am Theresa May's Brexit deal will 'threaten national security', warns former MI6 chief
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Agreement would 'place control of aspects of our national security in foreign hands', letter to grassroots Tories claims
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10 Jan 10:09am Ice block 'from passenger plane' smashes through family home just feet from sleeping mother
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'I thought it was a raccoon, because I hear lots of stories,' Carmela Caccavo says
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10 Jan 10:05am Trump claims he 'never meant' Mexico would directly pay for border wall despite repeatedly saying it
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Donald Trump has claimed that despite his repeated promises that Mexico would pay for a wall on US southern border he "obviously never meant Mexico would write a cheque".
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10 Jan 10:03am Man who stabbed pregnant girlfriend with scissors then went to 'visit the Queen' as she lay dying is jailed
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'The terror and agony which she must have suffered are awful to contemplate'
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10 Jan 9:47am EU says it is 'reflecting' on how it can give Theresa May more help on Brexit vote
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Commission refuses to put timescale on when further help might be given, however
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10 Jan 9:29am RAF unveils stealth fighter as Gavin Williamson promises post-Brexit global commitment
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Defence Secretary says advanced warplanes show 'next century of British air power'
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10 Jan 9:08am DJ who killed and raped teacher in 1992 caught after sister uploads DNA to genealogy site
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Raymond Rowe jailed for life after genealogy website helps pin him to murder 26 years ago
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10 Jan 8:55am Fast radio bursts: Are aliens sending us messages from light years away?
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Wherever they are coming from is likely to be an extreme and spectacular place
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10 Jan 8:36am Trump insists he didn't have temper tantrum but 'politely said bye-bye' in government shutdown meeting
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Donald Trump has denied having a temper tantrum during a meeting with leading Democrats over the government shutdown, claiming he "politely said bye-bye and left".
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10 Jan 8:19am Solo 45: Grime artist 'imprisoned and repeatedly raped four women', court hears
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Performer, real name Andy Anoyke, denies 31 charges against him
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10 Jan 8:06am US clothing company cuts ties with Chinese factory in Muslim internment camp
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Badger Sportswear stops sourcing products from Xinjiang region 'given the controversy' about treatment of Uighur minority
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10 Jan 8:01am Is the UK really set to drop out of the world's top 10 economies by 2030 – and does it matter?
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How plausible are these predictions? What assumptions are they based on? And what real significance does any of it have? asks Ben Chu
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10 Jan 6:48am Corbyn indicates Labour will back Brexit delay with Article 50 extension
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But Labour leader steps back suggestion that he would stage no-confidence vote 'immediately' after expected defeat for prime minister's deal on Tuesday
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10 Jan 6:37am School leavers feel pressured to choose university over work by teachers and parents, survey claims
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Two-thirds of respondents say teachers urged them to go into higher education
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10 Jan 6:36am Teenage girl died after falling on a knife hidden in her handbag, court hears
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Katrina Makunova, 17, had gone to her ex-boyfriend's house with weapon in her bag
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10 Jan 6:34am Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemns 'completely disgusting' right-wing media over fake nude image
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'GOP have been losing their mind + frothing at the mouth all week, so this was just a matter of time,' says congresswoman
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10 Jan 6:31am Yellow vest protests: Metropolitan Police refers incidents in Westminster to prosecutors
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Prosecutors are deciding whether "yellow vest" protesters that have been disrupting Westminster may have broken the law. Dozens of MPs called for a crackdown on the far-right Brexiteers for "intimidating and harassing" politicians, journalists and pro-Remain protesters outside the Houses of Parliament. Sir Stephen House, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said authorities were probing whether protesters may have committed public order offences. "There are a number of cases that we have referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in relation to what has been going on over the last few days and that is being considered," he added.
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10 Jan 6:28am Brexit: Theresa May signals she will support Labour MPs' plan to safeguard workers' rights ahead of vote on deal
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'At a Westminster briefing, Ms May's spokesperson said: "In terms of that specific amendment, if it is chosen that is something we would consider very seriously'
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10 Jan 6:21am Helicopter rescue pilot's dramatic manoeuvre helps save injured French Alps skier
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Aircraft hovers inches from snow surface allowing crews to reach casualty on steep mountainside
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10 Jan 6:13am Baldwin Street: Welsh road challenges New Zealand street for honour of world's steepest
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Guinness World Records likely to make announcement later this month
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10 Jan 5:46am How stigma prevents Delhi's gay men from getting tested for HIV
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Societal pressures, stigma and 'a lot of shame' push gay sex underground, meaning NGOs must come up with innovative ways to reach members of at-risk community
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10 Jan 5:37am Congo presidential election: Political rival denounces vote as 'rigged' after opposition candidate wins surprise victory
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Anti-corruption candidate says winner made backroom deal with outgoing president Joseph Kabila
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10 Jan 5:31am Ford to cut thousands of jobs in UK and across Europe in major turnaround plan
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Ford is to cut thousands of jobs in the UK and across mainland Europe as part of a major plan to turn around its fortunes.
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10 Jan 5:06am Tesco celebrates best Christmas sales since 2009
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'Festive 5' vegetable offer proved particularly popular with customers, selling 19.7 million units, supermarket says
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10 Jan 5:00am Safe sex warning after two women infected with super-gonorrhoea
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'This is a timely reminder of the importance of avoiding getting or passing on gonorrhoea,' Public Health England doctor says
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10 Jan 4:59am Somalia embroiled in diplomatic row after expelling UN envoy over accusations of interference
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In Somalia, Kim Sengupta looks at attempts to demobilise former al-Shabaab fighters, and the diplomatic fallout that has followed
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10 Jan 4:54am Eugeniu Iordachescu: Civil engineer who saved Bucharest's historic churches by rolling them to safety
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When the communist dictatorship was demolishing thousands of buildings in the 1980s, he devised a rail system to relocate the structures
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10 Jan 4:53am Republican senator breaks ranks to savage Trump's government shutdown: 'There is no good reason'
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Hundreds of thousands of public workers and small businesses being 'held hostage to a political dispute', says Lisa Murkowski
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10 Jan 4:43am Australian women hold topless protest in support of Saudi teen's asylum bid
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'She could be an icon for the rest of the world that women shouldn't be oppressed and they should be fleeing countries that they are oppressed in'
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10 Jan 3:23am Safe sex warning after two women infected with super-gonorrhoea
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'This is a timely reminder of the importance of avoiding getting or passing on gonorrhoea,' Public Health England doctor says.
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10 Jan 2:41am Harvey Weinstein: Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against disgraced producer dismissed by judge
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Judd alleged that Weinstein tried to smear her reputation after she refused his advances, and that he prevented her from getting a role in 'Lord of the Rings'
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10 Jan 2:21am Jaguar Land Rover to announce 5,000 UK job cuts
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Management, marketing and administrative roles will reportedly see largest losses
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9 Jan 7:29pm Tom Steyer: Billionaire activist announces he will not run for president in 2020
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'Most people come to Iowa...to announce a campaign for the presidency'
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9 Jan 7:20pm Law must recognise children as victims of domestic abuse between parents, NSPCC says
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Almost 250,000 children currently living with domestic violence in England but not being treated as victims, figures suggest
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9 Jan 7:19pm Hunger in UK 'significant and growing' but ministers failing to act, MPs warn
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Ministers accused of letting food poverty 'fall between the cracks' as one in five British children living in a food insecure home
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