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Brokenshire calls for end to lung cancer stigma

Sky News

James Brokenshire, the former Northern Ireland secretary who left the Cabinet after being diagnosed with lung cancer, has called for an end to the stigma surrounding the disease.

Friday, Feb 23

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May's Brexit talks bring fragile Tory peace

Sky News / Politics

Theresa May goes into the weekend celebrating a triumph. After eight hours of talks with her inner Brexit cabinet at Chequers, the Prime Minister emerged with a fragile peace deal and plan for Britain's future relationship with the EU.

Stormzy ups pressure on May over Grenfell tragedy

Sky News / UK

Rapper Stormzy has continued his battle with the Prime Minister over the Grenfell Tower fire by urging support for a bid to overhaul an inquiry into the tragedy.

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Labour general secretary McNicol resigns

Sky News / Politics

The Labour Party's general secretary Iain McNicol has resigned from his role in order to "pursue new challenges".

Blair: Labour should support Tory Brexit rebels

Sky News / UK

Tony Blair has urged Labour to team up with Tory rebels and force the Government to stay in a customs union with the EU.

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EU boss brands UK's Brexit plan 'pure illusion'

Sky News / Politics

The president of the European Council has delivered a scathing assessment of the UK's Brexit position less than 24 hours after Theresa May appeared to have secured an agreement among her divided Cabinet.

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May faces fresh Commons Brexit rebellion

Sky News / Politics

A senior MP spearheading a bid to inflict another Brexit defeat on Theresa May has told Sky News he believes the group of backbenchers has enough votes to win the day.

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Ban on 'scourge' of plastic straws being considered

Sky News / US News

Britain is looking at outlawing plastic straws in a bid to tackle pollution in the world's oceans, the Environment Secretary has said.

Thursday, Feb 22

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Cabinet's marathon Brexit talks end at Chequers

Sky News

A crunch Cabinet meeting at Chequers has ended after a marathon eight hours of Brexit discussions.

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Brexit blow for PM before crunch Cabinet meeting

Sky News / Politics

The European Commission has appeared to reject the main thrust of the Prime Minister's Brexit strategy, just hours before she convened her "war Cabinet" at Chequers.

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'Alarming' rise in Parliament's use of plastic straws

news.sky.com

Figures showing the number of straws purchased by Parliament has doubled in the last three years have been described as "pretty alarming".

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Stormzy rap: PM reacts after star's attack at Brits

Sky News / US News

Theresa May says she is "absolutely committed" to supporting victims of the Grenfell Tower fire after she was criticised by UK grime star Stormzy at the Brit Awards.

Nazanin still in jail 'due to financial dispute'

Sky News

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe remains in jail only due to a financial row between Iran and the UK, campaigners have claimed.

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Bolton: It was worth losing UKIP job to be with lover

Sky News / Politics

Former UKIP leader Henry Bolton has said his relationship with a former model who sent racist messages is worth losing his job over.

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Net migration from EU drops below 100,000

Sky News / US News

Net migration from the EU to the UK has fallen below 100,000 for the first time in almost five years.

Amber Rudd: UK should be proud of helping refugees

Sky News / World

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who has visited refugees on the Syrian-Lebanese border, wanted to see the "shocking" suffering for herself which she says underlines the importance of UK support.

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10,538 Syrian refugees have relocated to UK

Sky News / World

The UK has taken in more than 10,000 Syrian refugees from countries around the conflict zone since 2014, new figures show.

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Cabinet ministers arrive for crunch Brexit meeting

Sky News

Cabinet ministers have arrived at the Prime Minister's country retreat Chequers for a crunch Brexit meeting.

Hammond questioned over single-use plastics tax

Sky News / Politics

The Chancellor has been challenged over his vow to crack down on single-use plastics - three months after addressing the issue in his Budget.

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Anti-Brexit red bus almost leaves red faces

Sky News / UK

Anti-Brexit campaigners have launched their own big, red bus - but were almost left red-faced.

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NHS has 100,000 vacancies as finances worsen

news.sky.com

One in every 11 NHS posts in England are currently unfilled, a vacancy rate that regulators say has contributed to one of the most challenging winter periods in NHS history.

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No secret German police files held on Corbyn

Sky News / UK

German officials have revealed there are no Stasi records held on Jeremy Corbyn amid "spy" claims about the Labour leader.

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Corbyn: Govt on 'road to nowhere' over Brexit

Sky News / Politics

Jeremy Corbyn accused the Government of being "on the road to nowhere" over Brexit as he added to indications Labour could be softening its stance on leaving the EU.

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Brexit transition will not be indefinite - minister

Sky News / Politics

A Government minister has insisted there will be a "fixed date" for the end of the Brexit transition period, after a leaked document emerged which appeared to suggest it could last "indefinitely".

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PM orders review into Primodos and vaginal mesh

Sky News / US News

The Prime Minister has ordered a review of public health scandals involving the pregnancy test drug Primodos, the use of vaginal mesh implants and the anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate.

Corbyn demands damages from Tory MP over spy claim

Sky News / Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has demanded an apology and a donation to charity from a Conservative MP who claimed the Labour leader sold British secrets to "communist spies".

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Lord quits after sexual harassment claims emerge

Sky News / Politics

A Liberal Democrat peer has left his frontbench role after sexual harassment allegations emerged.

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Brexiteer MPs pressure May with divorce demands

Sky News / Politics

More than 60 Tory backbenchers have turned up the heat on Theresa May by publishing a series of key demands on Brexit.

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Govt 'defending indefensible' on cannabis treatment

Sky News / Politics

The Government have been accused of "defending the indefensible" after coming under pressure from MPs to grant access to medical cannabis to a six-year-old epilepsy sufferer.