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Updated: 6 hours 42 min ago

'Mediocre' schools intervention plan

6 hours 49 min ago

A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England has been announced in the Queen's Speech.

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New online data terror powers planned

6 hours 51 min ago

Proposed legislation to give the police stronger powers to "target the online communications" of terrorist suspects is in the Queen's Speech.

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Queen's Speech promises new powers

6 hours 52 min ago

Plans to offer wide-ranging new powers to Wales are announced in the Queen's Speech

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Scotland to receive more tax powers

6 hours 52 min ago

The Scottish Parliament is set to receive new powers to raise 40% of taxes and decide about 60% of public spending, the Queen's Speech outlines.

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'English votes for English laws' plan

6 hours 52 min ago

Plans to give MPs from English constituencies an effective veto on laws affecting only England are included in the Queen's Speech.

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Sharapova advances to third round

6 hours 53 min ago

Defending champion Maria Sharapova beats fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3 6-1 in the French Open second round.

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Child sex abuse loophole to be shut

6 hours 54 min ago

The UK proposes to punish people who live-stream videos of child abuse over the internet in the same way it does those who offer pre-recorded clips.

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Queen's Speech for 'working people'

6 hours 56 min ago

An EU referendum, tax cuts and a boost for "working people" are among the measures unveiled in the first Conservative-only Queen's Speech in nearly two decades.

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Measure to double free childcare

6 hours 58 min ago

Access to free childcare for three-and-four-year-olds in England is to double to 30 hours a week under measures announced in the Queen's Speech.

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Aer Lingus shares up as sale backed

7 hours 13 min ago

Shares in Aer Lingus rise 3% in the wake of the Irish government's agreement to sell its 25% stake to IAG, the owner of British Airways.

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Death of collapsed man investigated

7 hours 25 min ago

The death of a man who was found collapsed in the street is being investigated by police in Swansea.

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Hamas accused of Gaza rights abuses

7 hours 25 min ago

Hamas committed serious human rights abuses including killings and torture of Palestinian civilians in 2014, Amnesty International says.

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Crew flee ship amid N Sea blast fears

7 hours 27 min ago

A crew abandons a container ship a few miles off the German coast amid fears that its cargo of fertiliser could explode.

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Twin corruption probes at Fifa

7 hours 30 min ago

Two criminal probes into corruption at football's governing body Fifa are under way, as Swiss police arrest six high-ranking officials.

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NI Assembly in 'uncharted waters'

7 hours 35 min ago

The DUP says the Northern Ireland Assembly is entering "uncharted waters" after the Welfare Reform Bill failed to pass on Tuesday.

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Fifa election still on after arrests

7 hours 41 min ago

The Fifa presidential election will go ahead on Friday despite the launch of two damaging corruption investigations.

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Davies out of the Rugby World Cup

7 hours 44 min ago

Wales centre Jonathan Davies is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury.

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Carmichael gets local party backing

7 hours 50 min ago

Alistair Carmichael receives the backing of his local party in the Shetlands amid calls for him to resign as an MP.

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Madagascar MPs vote to sack leader

7 hours 53 min ago

Parliamentarians in Madagascar vote to impeach President Hery Rajaonarimampianina in a surprise move.

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WW2 bomb prompts Cologne evacuation

7 hours 56 min ago

Some 20,000 people in the German city of Cologne are forced to leave their homes as authorities defuse a one-tonne bomb from World War Two.

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