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A report said roughly 40% of those detained in under-18 youth offender institutions have not been to school since they were 14

'Secure schools' planned for some young offenders as alternative to jails

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned of a 'lost decade'

Bank expected to hold rates after traumatic year for economy

Shoppers spent £3.74bn in last year's Boxing Day sales

MP calls for shops to be closed on Boxing Day

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Those concerned about the cost of food has also climbed from 50% to 58% in the same period, according to the Consumer Insight Tracker online survey

Concern grows over consequences of Brexit and food price rises, says survey

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AA Gill drew attention to the health service's performance in international oncology rankings

AA Gill's final article asks why UK is 'bad place to get cancer'

Amber Rudd told the Home Affairs Select Committee that 30 files would be released to the National Archives

Battle of Orgreave documents due to be released next year

Sleeping, coffee or a cold shower do not help to sober up someone who has been drinking alcohol

One in five risk driving the morning after drinking heavily, AA reveals

The British Influence think tank believes leaving the EU does not mean quitting the European Economic Area

Legal challenge planned over whether Brexit means leaving single market

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Former education secretary Nicky Morgan was reportedly involved in a text spat with an aide to Theresa May after questioning the Prime Minister's choice of trousers.

May aide and Morgan clash over 'trouser-gate'

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in La La land

La La Land leads the way at Critics' Choice Awards

Ore Oduba and his partner Joanne Clifton hit the top of the leaderboard in the penultimate week of Strictly Come Dancing.

Oduba quicksteps to top of Strictly leaderboard

Saara Aalto took a step closer to a record deal after belting out crowd pleasing classics by Tears for Fears and Queen

X Factor odds running close as Saara and Matt compete for record contract

Journalist Jerome Starkey has returned to Britain after being deported from Kenya, amid complaints that press freedoms are at risk in the East African nation.

Detained journalist deported from Kenya

Davina McCall presented Big Brother for 11 series

I planned my babies around Big Brother, says Davina McCall

Louis Tomlinson said his mother would have been "proud" to see him perform his new single

Louis Tomlinson: X Factor song harder than I ever imagined

Donald Trump on the 13th tee at the Trump International Golf Links at Balmedie

Donald Trump discusses links with Scotland in phone call to Nicola Sturgeon

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David Fletcher has quit as registrar of Stowe School

Registrar quits amid row over 'donation for place at Stowe School'

Almost all of the deaths happened within 48 hours of release from custody

'Failures' after release from police custody 'contributing to suicides'

The Department for Transport has revealed how it plans to change the way people are punished for dodging train fares

Revamp plans for punishments dished out to rail fare dodgers

Southern is embroiled in an industrial dispute with Aslef

Southern 'axing trains despite crew availability' amid industrial dispute

A male collapsed outside Ipswich Hospital with suspected stab wounds, Suffolk Police said

Boy, 17, charged with murder of two men

Writer AA Gill

AA Gill: 'Giant among journalists' dies after cancer battle

Campaigner Peter Tatchell leads a protest over the war in Syria ahead of a speech by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Peter Tatchell disrupts Jeremy Corbyn human rights speech with Syria protest

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said securing aid was a top priority (IISS/PA)

Boris Johnson urges Syrians and Russians to let emergency supplies into Aleppo

Nicky Morgan was critical of Theresa May's choice of leather trousers

May aide and Morgan clash over 'trouser-gate'

Ireland's President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to John Montague

Northern Ireland poet John Montague dies

A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader (Henry Aldridge and Son/PA)

Muhammad Ali's letter of condolence to Nelson Mandela up for sale

Powers to seize and crush vehicles used by fly-tippers are being used by councils across the country in a pre-Christmas crackdown

Councils to get tough on fly-tippers in pre-Christmas crackdown

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Council tax bills across England are set for a second year of inflation-busting rises

Council tax bills set for further inflation-busting rises

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West Midlands Police said a 16-year-old was attacked in Birmingham city centre on November 30

Man arrested after sex assault on teenage boy in Birmingham

Michael Gove

Michael Gove tells Fern Britton of regrets over his Tory leadership push

Louis Tomlinson will perform on The X Factor, as per his mother's wishes

1D star Louis Tomlinson to honour mother on X Factor

This weekend marks 80 years since Edward VIII gave up the throne

Weekend marks 80th anniversary of abdication of Edward VIII

Under the Suicide Act 1961 anyone helping or encouraging someone to take their own life can be prosecuted

Briton called for assisted dying to be allowed in UK before Dignitas death

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn issues pledge on legal support for domestic abuse victims

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A portrait of Jeremy Kyle tattooed on the bottom of Jamie Everall

Man defies girlfriend to get Jeremy Kyle tattooed on his bottom

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber backs amateur performances of School Of Rock

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall's 2016 Christmas card

Charles and Camilla's Christmas card features Croatian dancers

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock series finale to be shown on cinema screens

Princess Beatrice, left, the Duchess of York, centre, and Princess Eugenie meet young patients at a Teenage Cancer Trust's young persons unit

No truth in rumours of royal clash over Beatrice and Eugenie, Duke of York says

Ministers launched efforts to fast-track the resettlement of minors in October as the site in Calais was demolished

More than 750 children brought to UK from Jungle camp in Calais

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Relatives of bin lorry crash victims Lorraine Sweeney (left) and Erin McQuade (right) have been refused permission to pursue a private prosecution

Harry Clarke will not face private prosecution over Glasgow bin lorry crash

Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw warned that the proposals do not go far enough

Private schools demand Government cash towards free places for poorer children

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US President-elect Donald Trump, who has two golf resorts in Scotland, has spoken on the phone with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Donald Trump discusses links with Scotland in phone call to Nicola Sturgeon

A children's playground in Edlington, close to where the attack took place

Brothers who tortured young boys granted lifelong anonymity

David Cameron was speaking to students at Depauw University in Indiana

David Cameron: West needs 'course correction' after Brexit vote and Trump win

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Caroline Johnson will be the new MP after winning 17,570 votes

Labour warned over 'bunker mentality' after Sleaford by-election drubbing

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Police said 98 football clubs have been 'impacted' by the scandal

Police identify dozens of potential suspects in football child sex abuse probe

Boris Johnson has addressed Gulf leaders in Bahrain just days after accusing British ally Saudi Arabia of being behind 'proxy wars'

Boris Johnson charms Gulf leaders days after Saudi Arabia 'proxy wars' comment

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