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Researchers must not be short-changed by Brexit, warns Royal Society president

Funding from the European Union is “essential” for UK science and innovation and ministers must ensure that researchers are not “short-changed” by Brexit, the president of the Royal Society has warned.

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Over-65s with chronic conditions and disability ‘to surge to 2.8m by 2025’

A care time bomb is ticking with the number of older people affected by chronic conditions and disability set to soar in the next eight years, experts have warned.

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Chocolate eaters ‘may have lower risk of irregular heartbeat’

People who regularly eat chocolate may have a lower risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, a new study has found.

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Theresa May says only poll that counts is on June 8

Theresa May has insisted she is not concerned about the Tory opinion poll lead narrowing as she sought to recover from a U-turn over her flagship social care reforms.

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Eight-year-old girl among first Manchester blast victims to be named

An eight-year-old girl and a college student were among the first people to be named as victims of the Manchester terror attack.

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Counter-terror police arrest man at Stansted Airport

A man has been arrested by counter-terror police at Stansted Airport on suspicion he planned on travelling to Syria.

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Thousands gather for vigil in show of defiance after deadly terror attack

Thousands of people have gathered in the centre of Manchester in a show of defiance, declaring they will not be afraid in the wake of the terror attack.

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Polish parents among victims of concert terror attack

A Polish couple who had gone to Manchester Arena to collect their daughters were among the victims.

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Concert-goers describe huge panic as fans fled arena ‘explosion’

Concert-goers and witnesses have described the chaos after “huge bomb-like bangs” went off in Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande gig.

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Britons increasingly opting for retailers’ own label products rather than brands

Britons are turning away from brands in favour of supermarket own label groceries, spurred on by the success of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl, figures show.

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Connery says he will miss Roger Moore as he adds to tributes from ex-Bond stars

Sir Sean Connery has paid tribute to fellow James Bond star Sir Roger Moore following his death aged 89.

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20 being treated for ‘horrific injuries’ following Manchester attack

Some 20 people are being treated for “horrific injuries” in critical care following the Manchester attack, a senior NHS official has said.

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General Election campaigning remains suspended as terror threat level raised

The major party leaders’ campaigns for the June 8 General Election will remain suspended after the terror threat level was raised to its highest level following the Manchester attack.

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Drop in profits for Marks & Spencer amid sales dip in clothing arm

Retail giant Marks & Spencer has seen annual profits tumble by nearly two thirds and revealed sales across its under-pressure clothing arm have plunged back into reverse.

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‘Key locations’ including Buckingham Palace to be guarded by armed troops

Armed troops will be deployed to guard “key locations” such as Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster and embassies, Scotland Yard said.

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Manchester bomber ‘travelled to Syria and had IS links’, French minister says

The Manchester bomber Salman Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and had “proven” links with Islamic State, France’s interior minister has said.

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Manchester suicide bomber named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi

The suicide bomber who brought carnage to the Manchester Arena has been named as Salman Abedi.

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Five dead in M6 crash between Stoke and Stafford

Five people have died on the M6 in Staffordshire after a crash involving a lorry and a car.

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We must not allow terrorism to triumph, Nicola Sturgeon tells people of Scotland

The people of Scotland must not allow terrorism to triumph and should go about their business as usual, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Politicians send condolences to the victims of Manchester Arena ‘blast’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his thoughts were with all those affected by the “terrible incident” in Manchester following a reported explosion at a packed concert.

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