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How Thatcher's Saudi stopover helped UK snatch arms deal from France

Margaret Thatcher lobbied hard with the Saudi royal family to win the contract

Previously secret government files reveal how officials helped former prime minister Margaret Thatcher carefully manage negotiations with the Saudis to land the UK's biggest ever arms deal.

12:33am Wednesday 24 August 2016

Collapse in pay value sees more than 1.5 million families in extreme debt

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said that families 'can't continue relying on credit cards and loans to get by'

More than 1.5 million families are in extreme debt, fuelled by the "collapse" in the value of pay, a new report says.

12:24am Tuesday 23 August 2016

Documents reveal doubts over viability of seven-day NHS service

The leaked documents are said to express fears the policy may not deliver on its key aim of improving services at weekends

The NHS may lack enough key staff to make a seven-day service work properly, leaked Department of Health documents reportedly reveal.

12:24am Tuesday 23 August 2016

I hate The X Factor room auditions as they're awkward, says Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger are joined by Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne on the X Factor panel

Simon Cowell has admitted the reinstatement of the audition room segment in the new series of The X Factor has been a "nightmare" and caused him to feel "awkward and uncomfortable".

12:24am Tuesday 23 August 2016

Government 'in disarray' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia - Oxfam

Penny Lawrence, deputy chief executive of Oxfam GB, said the UK Government 'is in denial and disarray over its arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign in Yemen' (Oxfam/PA)

Oxfam will today accuse ministers of being in "denial and disarray" over the selling of arms to Saudi Arabia for potential use in Yemen's bloody civil war.

12:24am Tuesday 23 August 2016

Heart and stroke treatments 'a substantial burden' to the UK

Up to seven million people in the UK are currently living with cardiovascular disease, according to the research

Hospital visits for heart disease and stroke patients are increasing, according to new figures.

12:24am Tuesday 23 August 2016

Public criticism of Labour Party staff unacceptable - Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn insisted public criticism of Labour Party staff was 'totally unacceptable'

Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour Party staff must not be used as a "political football" during the bitter leadership contest.

12:24am Tuesday 23 August 2016

Pension pot raiders are failing to plan for care costs, charity warns

People are raiding their pension pots without thinking about how they will pay care costs, Citizens Advice is warning

More than half of people who have taken money out under pension freedoms have not planned for future care costs, a new study shows.

12:24am Tuesday 23 August 2016

Heroes' welcome as Team GB's Olympic stars return home

Great Britain's gold medal-winning women's hockey team were among the Olympic stars arriving home at Heathrow

Team GB's triumphant Olympians arrived at Heathrow singing the national anthem as their gold-nosed British Airways jet touched down on home soil.

12:24am Tuesday 23 August 2016

Breast cancer risk from HRT higher than thought, research shows

HRT brings a threefold increase in the risk of developing breast cancer, a new study shows

The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said.

12:03am Tuesday 23 August 2016
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