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MPs vote down animal sentience clause

MPs have voted down a new clause to put protections for animal sentience into Brexit legislation, despite fears the Government’s plans will not come into effect quickly enough.

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Coroner given second rebuke by judicial watchdog

A coroner has been admonished by a judicial watchdog for the second time in two months.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour the ruins of Coventry cathedral

In pictures: William and Kate visit Coventry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Coventry for a visit celebrating the city’s history, people and heritage.

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Carillion's share price has plunged more than 70% in the past six months (Joe Giddens/PA)

Helpline established for Scottish workers affected by Carillion liquidation

Helplines have been set up for those in Scotland who may be affected by the liquidation of construction giant Carillion.

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No back-sliding over Northern Ireland Brexit agreement, Ireland warns UK

The Irish premier has warned the UK Government there can be no back-sliding over the Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland.

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In pictures: Britain shivers in wintry weather

Snow has blanketed parts of the country as forecasters warned of plunging temperatures.

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EU unveils plans to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030 (Lynne Cameron/PA)

EU unveils plans to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030

All plastic packaging across Europe will be recyclable or reusable by the end of the next decade, under plans to tackle marine pollution.

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‘Clock ticking’ for thousands of workers caught in Carillion collapse – unions

Unions have warned that the “clock is ticking” for thousands of workers caught up in the collapse of construction giant Carillion amid fears of redundancies in the coming days.

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A sign for Maids Moreton, after police launched a murder investigation into the deaths of two elderly residents (Steve Parsons/PA)

Journalist Crick hails ‘inspirational’ teacher amid village double murder probe

TV journalist Michael Crick has spoken of his shock after police launched a murder inquiry into the deaths of his “inspirational teacher” and an elderly neighbour.

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Weather warnings raised to amber level as roads and schools hit by snow and ice

Severe weather warnings for snow and ice have been upgraded as wintry conditions sweep the UK.

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Kate and William "wiggle" with staff members (Phil Barnett/PA)

William and Kate get wiggle room on visit to Coventry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge followed in well-trodden royal footsteps when they danced in public, learning a new way to communicate.

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Gerry Adams’ convictions for jail breaks challenged on technicality

The imprisonment of Gerry Adams more than 40 years ago was unlawful because of flaws in the detention process, the Courtof Appeal has heard.

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Pair jailed for life over murder of homeless man

Two young men who bludgeoned a homeless Romanian to death with a meat cleaver have been sentenced to life in prison.

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Cressida Dick joins officers conducting a weapons sweep in Islington

Police will use stop-and-search powers ‘properly’ over knife crime – Met chief

Stop-and-search powers will be used “properly” to address knife crime in London, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said.

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Tory appears to fall asleep as Ken Clarke talks about Brexit

A Brexit-backing MP appeared a little more weary than usual with Ken Clarke as the Europhile former chancellor spoke in the Commons.

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Barry Bennell denies 48 counts of child sexual abuse (PA)

Abuse accused Barry Bennell treated as “God” at football ground, court told

Former football coach Barry Bennell was treated as “a God” on visits to Manchester City’s ground, one of his alleged abuse victims has said.

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The decision to direct the release of John Worboys has prompted huge controversy (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Parole Board in ‘political interference’ warning after Worboys decision outcry

The chairman of the Parole Board has warned against “political interference” in its decisions following an outcry over the impending release of black-taxi rapist John Worboys.

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Data sharing between NHS and Home Office creating ‘atmosphere of fear’, MPs told

A data-sharing agreement between the Home Office and the NHS to track immigration offenders has led to people becoming “too frightened” to access healthcare, MPs have heard.

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No Earth-shaking evidence of quakes linked to the moon

Devastating earthquakes cannot be blamed on the moon or time of year, according to myth-busting scientists.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ?wiggle? with staff (Phil Barnett/PA)

In video: Duke and Duchess ‘wiggle’ on university tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge indulged in a little bit of dancing while visiting Coventry University.

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