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Sainsbury's plans to cut 2,000 UK jobs in payroll and HR

Sainsbury's has unveiled plans to cut up to 2,000 UK jobs as part of its programme to save hundreds of millions of pounds in costs.

MI5 boss Andrew Parker: UK terror threat evolving at scale never seen before

The UK is facing a "multidimensional threat" that is rapidly evolving "at a scale and pace we've not seen before", the director general of MI5 has warned.

Ireland and Ulster rugby stars to stand trial over rape charges

Two Ireland rugby stars will stand trial accused of raping the same woman, a court has ruled.

Theresa May meets Tory Universal Credit rebels to avoid showdown

Theresa May has met with Conservative MPs threatening to rebel over the Government's flagship welfare reforms in a bid to avert a public showdown in the House of Commons.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal due date of third royal baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their third baby is expected to arrive in April 2018.

James Cracknell: Ignore plastic in the seas and 'we are dead as a planet'

Transatlantic rower James Cracknell has issued a stark warning about plastic, saying "we are dead as a planet" if something is not done to stop it being dumped in the seas.

Brexit reversal would boost UK growth, says OECD

A political decision to reverse Brexit would have a "significant" positive impact on the UK economy, according to a leading global think-tank.

Terror attacks and EU referendum fuel record rise in hate crime

The number of hate crimes in England and Wales has risen by 29% to its highest level since the Home Office began categorising hate-related offences.

UK inflation hits five-year high of 3% as food prices rise

Inflation rose to 3% in September, its highest level in more than five years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

BBC axes Crimewatch after 33-year run

After 33 years of reconstructions and police appeals, the BBC has announced that Crimewatch is being axed.

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Why did Storm Ophelia turn the sun red?

Why did Storm Ophelia turn the sun red?

Parts of England have experienced an unusual side effect from Storm Ophelia: a blood red sun.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal due date of third royal baby

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal due date of third royal baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their third baby is expected to arrive in April 2018.

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