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Central to the document is the Government's sugar tax on soft drinks.

Warning over 'limited' plans to tackle child obesity

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is stepping down as Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Next Metropolitan Police Commissioner about to be named

International Development Secretary Priti Patel called on the world to step up support for those in need

South Sudan and Somalia to receive £100 million UK aid packages

John McDonnell will address a manufacturing conference in London

Labour to place support for manufacturing at the centre of approach to Brexit

Brexit Secretary David Davis said it would take "years and years" for British workers to be able to take jobs now done by people from other EU states

Door won't shut on EU migrant workers - David Davis

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has been accused of misleading colleagues over a business rate revaluation

Government in 'listening mode' after business rate Tory revolt

The British IS fighter is said to have detonated an explosives-filled vehicle in a village to the south of Mosul, Iraq.

British IS 'suicide bomber was former Guantanamo Bay detainee'

Shaun Colin Walmsley was sprung by two armed men while on a hospital visit in Liverpool (Merseyside Police/PA)

Manhunt for murderer after hospital visit escape

Lessons have not been learned from the Rotherham and Jimmy Savile abuse cases, Baroness Newlove has said

Children 'not taken seriously' when reporting violent and sexual crimes

Rehabilitation orders were deisgned to prevent criminals reoffending

Report finds catalogue of problems with rehabilitation orders

Labour MP Hilary Benn on College Green, London.

MEPs warned against any attempt to bounce UK into second Brexit vote

Jo Cox was killed outside her constituency office in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on June 16 last year (Jo Cox Foundation/PA)

Camilla to launch community get-together event in wake of Jo Cox murder

It is anticipated that lung cancer will cause around 275,700 deaths this year - about 20% of all cancer deaths

Cancer death rates falling faster for men across Europe

The National Audit Office said more than six billion pounds was needed to shore up the schools estate

Watchdog: Billions poured into free schools while state schools crumble

The storm will bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of north Wales, the Midlands, and east and north west England when it arrives on Thursday

Storm Doris to bring strong winds and heavy rain

Mr Nuttall said he had spent three hours speaking to officers with Operation Resolve

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall gives witness statement to Hillsborough probe

The boost comes as the Government rakes in self-assessment tax receipts

January surplus at 17-year high in pre-Budget boost for Hammond

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street

French presidential hopeful indicates UK could keep border controls in Calais

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, where there will be ruling in the latest court action by the heterosexual couple fighting for the right to enter into a civil partnership.

Couple in civil partnership fight pleased with aspects of ruling despite defeat

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the UK will not get a cheap exit from the EU

UK won't get a 'cut-price' Brexit, warns Jean-Claude Juncker

Shaun Walmsley, 28, who police are hunting after two armed men helped him escape custody while on a hospital visit in Liverpool.

Murderer on the run after escaping from prison officers during visit to hospital

The British IS fighter is said to have detonated an explosives-filled vehicle in a village to the south of Mosul, Iraq

British IS 'suicide bomber was former Guantanamo Bay detainee'

The murder of Angus Sibbett inspired the novel Jack's Return Home, by Ted Lewis, later made into 1970s cult film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine

Convicted murderer Michael Luvaglio loses High Court bid to clear his name

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid

PM 'has full confidence in Communities Secretary' in business rates row

The £600 million total was calculated by the Scottish National Party from Freedom of Information requests and annual departmental accounts

Whitehall departments write off £600m of taxpayers' cash as 'fruitless spending'

(left to right) Director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, director Phil Lord and Donald Glover, on the set of the new Han Solo Star Wars spin-off (Walt Disney Studios)

Han Solo movie cast together as filming of Star Wars spin-off begins

Footballer Jack Tuohy, who is charged with sexual offences against a 14-year-old girl

Ex-Oldham Athletic footballer Jack Tuohy denies sex offences against 14-year-old

The FTSE 100 ended the day down 0.34% or 25.03 points at 7274.83

HSBC's profits slump drags FTSE 100 Index into the red

HSBC's chairman blamed "significant and largely unexpected economic and political events"

HSBC reveals it faces financial crime controls probe as it posts profit down 62%

Prince Harry at the Quayside in Gateshead with Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards

Harry enlists former stars to put marathon runners through their paces

Money held in the UK by despots and dictators could be frozen, MPs heard

Measures tabled to freeze 'ill-gotten gains' of dictators

Action Through Enterprise (ATE) puts the firm’s merchandise to good use in Lawra, Ghana

Swindon law firm helps children in Ghana

Calls have been made for curbs on executive pay

'Narcissistic' chief executives 'obsessed' with large pay packets

Danny Dyer has been on a break from the show.

Danny Dyer to return to EastEnders 'within weeks'

American actor Sean Penn, right, talks with young entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar. (AP Photo/Geraldo Caso Bizama/File)

Businessman 'repeatedly lied' during evidence in cash battle with estranged wife

Ms Leadsom said she was a big fan of the Red Tractor standard

US food imported in post-Brexit trade deal 'must meet UK standards'

Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the Speaker, back row, as Baroness Smith of Basildon speaks in the House of Lords

PM steps up Brexit Bill pressure as she sits in on peers' debate

David Cassidy pictured during his heyday

Former teenage favourite David Cassidy reveals battle with dementia

Cressida Dick is among the four senior figures widely seen as being in the running to succeed Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

New Metropolitan Police Commissioner to be chosen this week

Some hospitals could close under the cuts

Government support 'crucial' for plans to 'transform' NHS

Scarlett Moffatt is much in demand since her jungle adventure

Queen of the jungle Scarlett Moffatt 'gutted' at family's Gogglebox axe

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow

Few MPs backing move to oust Commons Speaker John Bercow

Demonstrators attend a rally in Westminster protesting against Donald Trump

Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

Convicted double killer Christopher Halliwell

Police dig at former Swindon home of double killer Christopher Halliwell

A report calls for urgent new focus on retaining teachers and suggested a cap on the number of their hours

Teacher shortages in key subjects 'worsening', report warns

David Bowie is favourite for the British male solo artist award

David Bowie poised to win two Brits, a year after his death

The issue of conferring among officers has come under the spotlight following high-profile cases

Watchdog calls for separation of officers in fatal incidents to avoid conferring

Meg Hillier said benefit sanctions have been used "as a blunt instrument" by the Government

MPs condemn 'postcode lottery in benefit sanctions'

The programme lifts the lid on life in the House of Lords

'Many peers contribute absolutely nothing' in House of Lords


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