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Euan McColm: If May needs a mandate, Corbyn will oblige

Prime ministers wield varying degrees of power; some can, to all intents and purposes, do as they damned well please, while others have to play a more cautious game in order to carry the House of Commons with them.

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The new PM is making herself at home by framing quotes from the speech she delivered upon accepting office.  Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Theresa May replaces No.10 paintings with her own speech quotes

Theresa May has moved into Downing Street determined to make changes to the look of her new home.

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The Bank of England have said there is no sign of an economic downturn, though this may not always be the case. Picture: Getty

Leader comment: Future is not bright, however we measure it

Recent economic data has been contradictory, but even an optimist cannot say things look rosy at the moment

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Jeremy Corbyn says Trump  would leave the US isolated. Picture: Getty

Jeremy Corbyn slams Donald Trump’s stance on foreign affairs

Donald Trump’s approach to foreign affairs is “beyond strange” and would leave the US a “totally isolated country”, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

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New Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is keeping a close eye on how the Brexit vote affects the economy as he considers his Autumn Statement. Picture: AP

Economy slow after Brexit brings recession warning

The UK economy has seen a “dramatic deterioration” as it slumped at its fastest rate since the financial crisis in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a report has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon,  Enda Kenny and Carwyn Jones listen as Martin McGuinness speaks during the British Irish Council press conference. Picture: PA

Sturgeon: Brexit deal should be backed by all UK parliaments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has backed calls for any future Brexit deal to be backed by all four parliaments in the UK.

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Prince George with the family dog Lupo at Sandringham in Norfolk. Picture: AFP PHOTO / DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE / Matt PORTEOUS /

Prince George celebrates third birthday with pet dog Lupo

New pictures showing Prince George at play on a swing and with the family dog Lupo have been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark their son’s third birthday.

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Chris King, Britain's first double hand transplant patient. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

UK’s first double hand transplant patient feels ‘whole again’

THE first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant says he feels “whole again” as he looks forward to holding a bottle of beer and wearing shirts with real buttons.

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Sainsbury's has been given the green light to buy Argos. Picture: Neil Hanna

Watchdog clears Sainsbury’s deal to buy Argos owner

Sainsbury’s £1.4 billion takeover of Argos owner Home Retail Group has been approved by the competition regulator.

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Mr Corbyn confirmed that all Labour MPs would face re-selection when new parliamentary boundaries. Picture: TSPL

Corbyn gets tough as he threatens Labour MPs with re-selection

ALL Labour’s 230 MPs face a re-selection vote ahead of the next general election, Jeremy Corbyn said as he launched his bid to stay in charge of his party.

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Dmitry Shlyakhtin, head of the Russian track and field federation, attacked yesterdays decision. Picture: PA

Russian track and field athletes fail to lift Rio ban

Russia has lost its appeal against a ban on its track and field athletes competing at the Rio Olympics.

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The victim was running near RAF Marham in Norfolk. Picture: PA

Police ‘cannot rule out terrorism’ in attempted soldier kidnap

Police investigating the attempted knifepoint abduction of an RAF serviceman said there may have been an element of “pre-planning” and they cannot rule out terrorism as a motive.

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Drink is thought to have caused about half a million cancer deaths in a year. Picture: PA

Alcohol linked to seven types of cancer

There is strong evidence that alcohol causes seven types of cancer and probably others, a review has concluded.

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French President Francois Hollande wants the Brexit negotiations to begin as soons as possible. Picture: Getty

French PM warns UK that Brexit negotiations must not ‘drag on’

AHEAD of his first meeting with Theresa May as Prime Minister, French President Francois Hollande has issued a warning that the Brexit negotiations should not be allowed to “drag on”.

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EasyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall. Picture: Jane Barlow

EasyJet braces for turbulence after ‘difficult’ quarter

EasyJet today said it was confident of navigating its way through stormy skies after passenger confidence was knocked by political turmoil in Turkey and recent terrorist attacks.

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TSB flagged the impact of lower interest rates and higher IT costs. Picture: Ian Rutherford

TSB warns over rates pressure despite profit boost

High street lender TSB today warned that profits will come under pressure as rock bottom interest rates and soaring IT costs are set to weigh on the group.

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Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street, London, at the start of her third term in office. Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Margaret Thatcher ‘stood alone’ on key EU decision

Margaret Thatcher single-handedly faced down her most senior ministers to block Britain joining the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), according to newly-released government papers.

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Visits to A&E linked to energy drinks have doubled in four years

Energy drinks ‘should be banned for the under-16s’

The sale of energy drinks to children under 16 should be banned following studies linking them to a range of health complaints and risky behaviour, according to a report.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Prime Minister Theresa May as she arrives at the chancellery in Berlin. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May dispatches Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs before Berlin trip

The UK will not be “walking away from our European friends”, Theresa May has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the first of many overseas trips set to be dominated by Brexit.

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Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn hits back at “Blairite” challenger Owen Smith

Owen Smith, the challenger for the Labour leadership, has been forced to defend his employment history and left-wing credentials in the face of attacks from Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters.

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