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Brexit issue likely to come to fore during David Cameron's G7 summit trip

David Cameron will be hoping for support from world leaders

David Cameron is arriving in Japan for a G7 summit at which he is hoping for further international backing for Britain to stay in the European Union.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

HMRC service quality 'collapsed' after 'badly wrong' timing of staff cuts

HMRC misjudged the overall impact of its complex transition and shed too many customer service staff before completing service changes, the NAO said

The quality of service provided by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for personal taxpayers "collapsed" amid staff cuts, a report has found.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

Plans for standard one-week switching across consumer services

Ministers cited evidence suggesting fewer than 60% of consumers reported being able to switch as quickly as they would like to

Mortgage providers could be required to deliver seven-day switching to customers wanting to move to a better deal, under Government plans to establish a new one-week standard across consumer services.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

Air pollution could increase stillbirth risk, study suggests

Researchers have called for tighter curbs on car exhausts and industrial waste emissions to reduce the risk of air pollutants

Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of stillbirth, new research suggests.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

More people try e-cigarettes, as experts warn 'research urgently needed'

Experts say more research is needed into the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, as figures show more people have been trying them

The number of people who have tried e-cigarettes almost doubled in two years, a new study shows.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

Peers warn Union 'under threat' after 'piecemeal' devolution

The Lords report said successive UK governments have taken the Union between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 'for granted'

The future of the Union is "under threat" as a result of "piecemeal" devolution to the nations that make up the United Kingdom, a Lords committee has warned.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

Sister's dismay at NHS doctor who left family to join Islamic State in Syria

An NHS doctor is thought to have joined Islamic State

The sister of an NHS doctor who fled from his family in the UK to join Islamic State in Syria has said their parents "will never forgive him".

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

Britain's Got Talent judges feel the force as dancing stormtroopers reach final

Boogie Storm had made it through to the final of Britain's Got Talent (Syco/ITV)

Magician Richard Jones and disco-dancing stormtrooper act Boogie Storm have each won a place in the Britain's Got Talent final.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

Steelworkers march over crisis as Tata compiles list of bidders for UK assets

A shortlist of bidders is being compiled for Tata's UK assets as hundreds of steelworkers march in London

Hundreds of steelworkers will stage a march today to highlight the crisis in their industry as a shortlist of bidders was being drawn up for the UK assets of Tata.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

Brexit vote could bring two more years of austerity, IFS report claims

The respected think-tank said a vote to Leave could see public finances take a 20 billion to 40 billion pound hit in 2019/20

Britain could be forced to stomach two more years of austerity if it votes to leave the European Union, according to a report.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016
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