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£84.2m fine for Pfizer after NHS over-charged as price of drug hiked 2,600%

Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2 million by the competition watchdog for its role in over-charging the NHS after the price of an epilepsy drug was hiked by up to 2,600% overnight.

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Three banks fined total of £412m over conspiring to rig interest rate market

The European Commission has fined HSBC, JPMorgan and Credit Agricole a total of 485 million euro (£412 million) for their role as part of a cartel that conspired to rig interest rate derivatives.

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Watchdog fines Lib Dems £20,000 over undeclared general election payments

The Liberal Democrats have been fined the maximum £20,000 by a watchdog for failing to properly declare all their spending in the 2015 general election.

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Islamic State's 'days are numbered' as occupying force, says Theresa May

Theresa May has said Islamic State's "days are numbered" as an occupying force as she assured Gulf leaders a post-Brexit Britain would not abandon the Middle East.

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Man held over 'racist threats' to Brexit challenge businesswoman

A man has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated malicious communications over threats made to the businesswoman behind the Brexit legal challenge.

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David Davis facing Commons pressure over Brexit negotiation details

Brexit Secretary David Davis is expected to face calls in the Commons to reveal how detailed a plan Theresa May will set out before starting negotiations with the European Union.

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Ex-commander welcomes appeal for Marine serving life sentence for killing Afghan

The former commanding officer of Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has welcomed the decision to grant a fresh appeal in the case.

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Brexit will 'render insensible' some UK legislation, Supreme Court told

Triggering Brexit will "frustrate or render insensible" a large number of UK laws and is a reason why Parliament must be involved, a top lawyer has told the Supreme Court.

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Prosecutors consider Bloody Sunday charges after detectives submit report

Detectives investigating former soldiers who were involved in the Bloody Sunday shootings have sent a report to prosecutors.

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Traditional maritime send off for scrap-bound aircraft carrier Lusty

Sailors of all ranks from ratings to admirals have joined hundreds of people to wave off the Royal Navy's former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious as it was towed away to a Turkish scrapyard.

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Inquest into deaths of young British band Viola Beach to begin

An inquest into the deaths of up-and-coming British band Viola Beach will take place later today.

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Number of patients forced to wait for hospital bed 'rockets in five years'

There has been a sharp rise in "trolley waits" - the length of time people wait for a hospital bed after being admitted in an emergency, figures show.

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Hundreds of thousands in UK benefit money used to fund terror, says Lord Carlile

Hundreds of thousands of pounds in British benefits have been used to fund terrorism in recent years, a former watchdog has claimed.

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NHS regulator orders crackdown on high payments to temporary bosses

A crackdown on "unacceptable" high payments from hospitals to potentially ill-qualified temporary bosses has been ordered by the health service's financial regulator.

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UK teenagers trail leading countries in science, maths and reading tests

The UK's teenagers are continuing to lag behind their peers in countries such as Singapore, Japan and tiny European nations when it comes to science, maths and reading, a major international report has found.

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Belgian convicted of terror charge after handing cash to Brussels bomb suspect

A Belgian national has been found guilty of helping to fund terrorism by giving cash from overpaid benefits to Brussels bombing suspect Mohamed Abrini during a secret rendezvous in a Birmingham park.

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Rail reform plans risk a return to 'bad old days of Railtrack', says Labour

Labour has accused the Government of putting the nation's railways on the "slippery slope back to the bad old days of Railtrack" with plans to shake up who is in charge of rail infrastructure.

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Theresa May vows to publish Brexit plan before triggering Article 50

Theresa May has committed to publishing a Brexit plan before beginning the process of leaving the EU as part of a compromise in which MPs will explicitly back her timetable for pulling out.

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Theresa May: UK must engage with Gulf states on human rights

Britain needs to engage with Gulf states on human rights rather than "snipe" from the sidelines, Theresa May has said.

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RSPCA and British Heart Foundation fined for secret 'wealth screening' of donors

The RSPCA and British Heart Foundation (BHF) have been fined by the data watchdog for s ecretly screening millions of their donors so they could target them for more money.

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