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Jeremy Corbyn is not too old to lead Labour, aides say

Jeremy Corbyn is “extremely vigorous” and will lead the Labour party into the next general election, aides have insisted, amid claims he is too old for the job.

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Payments to Carillion executives have ceased (PA)

Carillion’s collapse raises questions over weak corporate governance

The Insolvency Service has ceased payments to Carillion executives, but questions are still raised over the strength of corporate governance at the collapsed construction and facilities management firm.How much were former executives actually earning in the lead up to Carillion’s collapse?

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Scottish Labour finance spokesman James Kelly said the budget was "not fit for purpose" (Scottish Parliament/PA)

Labour accused of ‘stunt’ with no confidence vote on budget

Scottish Labour was accused of a “parliamentary stunt” after pushing for what it described as a vote of “no confidence” in the draft budget.

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Murder victim in Old Windsor identified

Police have formally identified a 58-year-old woman who was found dead after suffering “blunt force trauma” to her head.

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Swansea Coroner's Court heard a number of other members of staff at the venue got stuck in the lift and had to be freed (Johanna Carr/PA)

Bar lift incidents not reported before worker fatally injured, inquest hears

Members of staff at a bar where a worker died after getting trapped in a service lift did not report any incidents with it before his death, an inquest has heard.

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In pics: Storm Fionn brings snow and ice to UK

Snow and ice have brought treacherous driving conditions to many parts of the UK as Storm Fionn battered the country.

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Ms Greening's intervention came just days after she left the Cabinet (PA/Ben Birchall)

Brexit must work for young people, warns Justine Greening

Brexit will “not be sustainable” if it does not work for young people, Justine Greening has said.

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James Brindley was stabbed in the heart as he walked home (West Midlands Police/PA)

Youth claims he stabbed male model in self-defence, court told

A youth admitted stabbing an entrepreneur and budding male model in the heart but claimed it was self-defence, a court heard.

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Guy Hedger was killed after intruders entered his home in April last year (Dorset Police/PA)

Jury retire in trial of three men accused of shooting businessman dead

The jury has retired in the trial of three men accused of the murder of a businessman who was shot dead during a botched burglary at his £1 million home.

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Ashley Foster strangled 17-year-old Megan Bills (West Midlands Police/PA)

Man who strangled teenager and stored body in wardrobe gets minimum 26 years

A killer who strangled a 17-year-old girl during a violent sexual attack and stored her body in a clingfilm-wrapped wardrobe has been jailed for at least 26 years.

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Aerial view of Maids Moreton as police pursue a murder inquiry (Steve Parsons/PA)

Teacher ‘victim’ in double-murder probe died from ‘acute alcohol intoxication’

An inquest into the death of a retired teacher believed to have been murdered found that he died of “acute alcohol intoxication”.

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Facebook data showed users were almost twice as likely to share a post from Labour compared with the Conservatives (Niall Carson/PA)

Facebook to expand probe into Russian ‘influence’ on Brexit vote

Facebook has told the Government’s fake news inquiry it will expand its investigation into whether Russian agents attempted to influence the Brexit vote.

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RBS boss to appear in front of MPs after staff told to let clients hang themselves

Royal Bank of Scotland boss Ross McEwan is to be hauled in front of MPs later this month to answer questions on the lender’s treatment of small businesses after yet more damning details of the scandal emerged.

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Ms Tansley with her grandson Harry (Sandy Tansley/PA)

Cancer survivor meets scientist behind drug that ‘saved her life’

A grandmother who fought cancer for seven years has come face to face with “the man who saved her life” after taking part in a drug trial.

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Nicola Sturgeon urges new Work and Pensions Secretary to stop Universal Credit

Scotland’s First Minister has called on the new UK Work and Pensions Secretary to halt the “failing” Universal Credit system.

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A screenshot from the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland website taken on Monday of a map showing revised proposals for electoral boundaries in the region. (PA)

Belfast set to retain four constituencies under revised boundary plan

A plan to redraw electoral boundaries in Northern Ireland has been significantly altered, with Belfast now set to retain its four seats, according to an official map obtained by the Press Association.

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The self-assessment tax return deadline is January 31 (PaulMaguire/Getty/PA)

Aliens, coffee and vertigo: Here are the strangest excuses for late tax returns

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed the strangest excuses taxpayers have used for filing late tax returns.

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The decision to order the release of John Worboys sparked controversy (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Worboys victims poised to launch legal challenge

Victims of John Worboys are preparing a legal challenge over the decision to order his release from prison.

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Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister?s Questions in the House of Commons (PA)

Show corporations the door following Carillion collapse, Jeremy Corbyn urges

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Government of “negligence” over Carillion as he urged Theresa May to end the “costly racket” of private companies running services for the public.

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A watchdog report says prisons must improve their response to discrimination allegations (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)

Prisons must not ‘gloss over’ discrimination allegations, watchdog warns

Prisons are failing to carry out prompt and thorough investigations into alleged discrimination behind bars, a watchdog has warned.

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