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Watchdog reveals nuisance callers can buy sensitive data for '4p per record'

Potential nuisance callers and scammers could be able to buy sensitive personal and financial information for as little as 4p a record, a watchdog has warned.

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Drivers' lives at risk due to dangerous second-hand tyres, warn councils

Dangerous second-hand tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk, councils have warned - with a local authority finding one such tyre stocked to be 23 years old.

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Paul Nuttall set to be Ukip candidate for Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall looks set to be confirmed as the party's candidate to fight the crunch Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election next month.

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France's Socialist Party begins selecting presidential candidate

France's governing Socialist Party begins the process of selecting its candidate for the presidency this weekend with the first round of voting in its primary contest.

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Sir Michael Fallon vows the US will remain UK's closest defence partner

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has promised that the United States will remain Britain's closest security partner after Donald Trump's inauguration as president.

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PM's post-Brexit strategy includes energy storage and battery research centre

Theresa May's industrial strategy will include a move to make post-Brexit Britain a world leader in cutting-edge energy storage and battery technology with the creation of a new research institution.

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Murder probe after university student dies in attack near Wembley Stadium

A university student died after he was attacked near Wembley Stadium , Scotland Yard said.

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Chloe Ferry evicted from Celebrity Big Brother house

Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry has become the fifth housemate to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house.

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Donald Trump sets out his agenda after being sworn in as 45th US president

Donald Trump vowed to put "America first" as he set out a nationalist agenda after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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Victims of children's homes 'vindicated' after inquiry finds evidence of abuse

Victims of Northern Ireland children's homes have said they feel "vindicated" after a public inquiry found evidence of widespread abuse.

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Trump sworn in as 45th US president with vow to 'put America first'

Donald Trump vowed to put "America first" as he set out a nationalist agenda after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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Philip Hammond: Interim Brexit set-up possible if deal not settled in two years

Interim arrangements for Britain's exit from the EU will be put in place if discussions are making good progress but "haven't quite got there" within two years, the Chancellor has said.

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Investigation after race relations champion hit with Taser by police

An investigation has been launched after a community race relations champion was hit with a stun gun by police.

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Paul Nuttall set to be Ukip candidate for Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall looks set to be the party's candidate to fight the crucial Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election.

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Poppy, four, died at hands of mother or her boyfriend, court rules

A four-year-old girl died after being assaulted by her mother or her drug dealer boyfriend following months of cruelty, a family court judge has ruled.

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Women hold just 12% of jobs paying £150,000-plus

Women hold just 12% of full-time jobs paying £150,000 or more, new figures suggest.

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George Osborne to work as adviser for asset manager BlackRock

Former chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne is to join asset manager BlackRock as a senior adviser, becoming the latest in a string of politicians to enter the world of finance.

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45% of NHS trusts declared major alert last week

Some 45% of NHS trusts in England declared a major alert last week as services came under pressure.

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Teenager charged with murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks

An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of teenager Leonne Weeks, who was found stabbed to death on a path.

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Retail sales dropped at fastest rate since April 2012 over December

UK retail sales fell at the fastest rate in nearly five years last month, as shoppers spent less on clothing, footwear and household goods in the run-up to Christmas.

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