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Cinema workers launch fresh strikes over pay

Cinema workers are to launch a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running dispute over pay and union recognition.

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The frequency of smart motorway refuge areas is to be increased (Highways England/PA)

Safety fears mean more lay-bys added to smart motorways

Extra lay-bys are to be retrofitted to the most dangerous stretches of smart motorways amid safety fears.

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Lord Judge said juries may have doubts over sufficient evidence (Nick Ansell/PA)

Rape trial failings could hamper future convictions, Lord Judge warns

The high-profile collapse of several rape trials could damage the prospect of convictions in genuine cases, the former lord chief justice has warned.

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Cars covered with snow amid cold weather (David Cheskin/PA)

Travel warning for drivers as icy weather continues

Motorists are being urged to be wary of ice on the roads after disruption in areas hit by snow this week.

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President Donald Trump?s inauguration anniversary

Trump and May to meet for talks in Davos after ‘special relationship’ tested

Theresa May and Donald Trump will meet for talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street said.

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What the papers say – January 20

What the papers say – January 20

Sex offenders and the justice system make headlines again on Saturday, along with Brexit, Carillion and insurers.

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Fish and chips (PA))

Average British dinner lasts 21 minutes

The average British dinner lasts 21 minutes and is eaten in the lounge and in front of a screen, according to a survey.

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Onions could hold key to fighting antibiotic resistance (Janice Carr/PA)

Species of onion could be used to fight antibiotic resistance, scientists believe

The humble onion could have a major impact in the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis (TB), a study has suggested.

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John Hemming investigation

Family court judge must explain why pianist jailed, says campaigner

A family court judge must explain why a concert pianist has been jailed, a campaigner says.

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The supermarket fuel price war has paused in recent weeks (Lewis Whyld/PA)

Pause in petrol pump war increases cost of filling up

A cooling of the supermarket petrol price war has bumped up refuelling costs for motorists, according to new figures.

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued the warning (Johnny Green/PA)

Britons in Jamaica destination told to stay in resorts amid army crime crackdown

British tourists on holiday in the popular Jamaican destination of Montego Bay have been urged to stay in their resorts while the military carries out a crackdown on violent crime.

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Mary Lou McDonald will succeed Gerry Adams (Niall Carson/PA)

Mary Lou McDonald nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader

Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald has been nominated to replace Gerry Adams as party leader.

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Sinn Fein party president, Gerry Adams and President elect Mary Lou McDonald

Changing of the guard after 34 years of Adams

After 34 years, the changing of the guard has come – with Mary Lou McDonald set to take over the role of Sinn Fein leader.

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Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron during a press conference at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, after UK-France summit talks.

Britain will secure a bespoke trade deal, Emmanuel Macron says

Emmanuel Macron has said Britain will secure a bespoke trade deal but left the door open to Brexit being reversed.

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A Capita contract to deliver recruitment for the Army has failed to hit its savings target (Ben Birchall/PA)

Defence recruitment contract fails to deliver more than £100 million in savings

A major recruitment contract for the Ministry of Defence has failed to deliver more than £100 million in planned savings so far, new figures reveal.

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Donald Trump views developments to his luxury golf resort during a visit to the Menie estate in Aberdeenshire. (Danny Lawson/PA)

Trump presidency anniversary: Golf fan spent 25% of year on links

Donald Trump has visited a golf club on about a quarter of the days he has been president, figures suggest.

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Angela Constance said the issue must not leave the spotlight (PA)

Employers to be focus of conference against sexual harassment

Employers have been urged to take the issue of sexual harassment seriously by Scotland’s Equalities Secretary.

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Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, over southern Iceland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

In Pictures: Aurora Borealis lights up Iceland’s skies

The bright lights of Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, have been dancing above Iceland.

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Jo Meeke and Matt Gurney

Parents tell of ‘false reassurance’ from medics before day-old son died

A mother and father who lost their day-old son after complications during labour have said safety reassurances from medical experts were false.

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Richard Lochhead is spearheading a campaign against 'eye-watering' fees for deliveries to rural areas (SNP/PA)

SNP MSP submits delivery charges dossier to advertising watchdog

More than 100 firms have been referred to the advertising watchdog as part of a campaign against unfair delivery charges.

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