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Last efforts to grasp poll victory

Last efforts to grasp poll victory

One of the most keenly-contested General Election campaigns in decades enters its final full day with politicians engaged in desperate eleventh-hour efforts to seize a decisive advantage.

38 days ... and still neck-and-neck

38 days ... and still neck-and-neck

The most-tightly controlled General Election campaign of modern times is drawing to an end with little indication that voters are anywhere nearer making up their minds who they want to run the country.

More delays at major UK airports

More delays at major UK airports

Passengers had to put up with an increase in delays to flights last year, according to official figures.

Royal home awaits Charlotte arrival

Royal home awaits Charlotte arrival

After a busy first few days for Princess Charlotte, the Royal Family's newest member may be able to get some peace and quiet as her parents prepare to head for their country home.

Anti-poverty vicar awaits ruling

Anti-poverty vicar awaits ruling

An anti-poverty campaigner who says millions of poor people could be getting unfair bills for costs run up by local authority officials who take legal action against them for non-payment of council tax is waiting to hear whether he has won a High Court fight.
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'Three-week wait to see GP' fears

'Three-week wait to see GP' fears

Average waiting times for patients at some GP surgeries could rise to more than three weeks in a year from now, a new survey suggests.
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Private health a con - cardiologist

Private health a con - cardiologist

Private healthcare is a "con" and NHS doctors who boost their incomes by carrying it out are depriving the public sector of a valuable resource, a cardiologist has said.
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Europe 'set for obesity epidemic'

Europe 'set for obesity epidemic'

Europe is heading for an unprecedented explosion in rates of obesity and excess weight - with the Republic of Ireland at the forefront of the trend, say researchers.
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Afghan interpreters in legal bid

Afghan interpreters in legal bid

Former interpreters who risked their lives working for the British military in Afghanistan are taking legal action over a Government assistance scheme they say unlawfully discriminates against them.
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West urged to 'hold its nerve'

West urged to 'hold its nerve'

The UK and its Western allies should "brace themselves" for the possibility of worsening security crises and must hold their "collective nerve" in facing future threats from the Middle East and Russia, a leading defence expert said.
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