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HS2: Rail link costs could rise to £106bn, says review

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHS2: How much work has already been done? Building the high-speed rail link HS2 could cost up to £106bn, a government-commissioned review has said. The unpublished report, seen by the Financial Times, says there is “considerable risk” that estimated costs could rise......
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House of Lords ‘could move to York or Birmingham’ – Tory chairman

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Image copyright AFP The government is examining whether to move the House of Lords out of London, the Conservative Party chairman has said. James Cleverly told Sky News the idea was among a “range of options” being considered to “reconnect” politics with voters outside the capital. According to the Sunday......
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Labour leadership: Party members set to grill leadership candidates

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFive candidates remain in the race for the Labour leadership Labour members will get their first chance to grill the five MPs standing to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as party leader at an event in Liverpool later. Rebecca Long-Bailey, Emily Thornberry, Sir Keir......
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Brexit: ‘No alignment’ with EU on regulation, Javid tells business

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Image copyright Stefan Rousseau Image caption Sajid Javid said Brexit would impact businesses “one way or the other” The chancellor has warned manufacturers that “there will not be alignment” with the EU after Brexit and insists firms must “adjust” to new regulations. Speaking to the Financial Times, Sajid Javid admitted......
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I have suffered sexual harassment, says minister Victoria Atkins

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVictoria Atkins: I have suffered sexual harassment Women and Equalities Minister Victoria Atkins has spoken of her experiences of workplace sexual harassment, as she urged others to share their stories. In one example, the minister revealed, someone had sent her an email......
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Labour leadership: Long-Bailey against abortion after 24 weeks on disability grounds

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Image copyright PA Media Labour leadership contender Rebecca Long-Bailey has said she disagrees with the law allowing abortion after 24 weeks on the grounds of disability. The MP – who officially launches her campaign later – said it was her personal view, not a policy position. Her spokesman said she......
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Labour leadership: Long-Bailey and Thornberry launch campaigns

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFive candidates remain in the race for the Labour leadership Two of the candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as the next Labour leader will launch their campaigns later. Speaking in Manchester, Rebecca Long-Bailey will promise to end the “gentlemen’s club of politics”......
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Plan to regulate ‘wild west’ beauty filler industry

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Image caption Thousands of people have dermal filler injections each year Non-healthcare professionals will need a licence to carry out cosmetic procedures under proposals being put forward by the Scottish government. Treatments, such as dermal fillers or lip enhancements, are currently available in premises ranging from hairdressers to pharmacies. But......
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Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Families raise conflict of interest concerns with PM

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Image copyright Getty Images Grenfell Tower families have raised concerns to the PM about a potential conflict of interest involving a member of the inquiry into the disaster. Benita Mehra will join chairman Sir Martin Moore-Brick for the inquiry’s second phase, which begins this year. The Guardian has revealed Ms......

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