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Agency staff working under 'dark shadow', MPs told

An increase in agency work has led to exploitation, scams and cons, forcing huge numbers of people to work under a "dark shadow", MPs have been told.

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£7m sale of Wentworth Woodhouse stately home "a triumph against all odds"

The £7 million sale of a stately home believed to be the largest house in Britain is "a triumph against all the odds", a preservation group has said.

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Apprenticeship levy 'set to widen north-south divide'

The Government's new apprenticeship levy will widen the north-south divide, with areas said to be "left behind" receiving less investment, says a report.

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Fitness chain Gymbox looks to expand outside London

London-based fitness chain Gymbox is exploring options to expand outside the capital and internationally for the first time.

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Settle-Carlisle line reopens after Network Rail's most difficult repair project

A train line closed for over a year will fully reopen this week following the most challenging repair project on Britain's railways in at least 15 years.

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One Direction's Louis Tomlinson pays birthday tribute to his late mother

Singer Louis Tomlinson has paid tribute to his mother on what would have been her 44th birthday, months after her death.

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'Disgrace to uniform' policeman jailed for 26 years over drugs stolen from force

A "dishonest and manipulative" police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home has been jailed for 26 years.

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Lawyer who stole £4m from clients and Church jailed for seven years

A "deceitful" lawyer has been jailed for seven years for stealing around £4 million from clients and the Church of England and using it to fund her lavish lifestyle, police have said.

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Families will feel relief says missing woman's father over 'Claudia's Law' move

Claudia Lawrence's father believes hundreds of families will feel "relief" after proposals designed to assist relatives of missing people moved closer to becoming law.

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14 charged after Halloween 'ride out' of bikers through city centre

Fourteen people have been charged with causing a public nuisance following a so-called Halloween "ride out" involving bikers in Leeds.

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Police boost number of armed officers on duty after Westminster terror attack

Police chiefs have ordered a major surge in the number of armed officers on duty in the wake of the Westminster attack.

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British mother appears in Rwanda on state secrets charges

A pregnant mother-of-two from Leeds held illegally in Rwanda has appeared in court after being charged with revealing state secrets and other offences.

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MP told to apologise over failure to declare interest in telecom firm

A Conservative MP has been told to apologise to the House of Commons after failing to declare his interest in a telecommunications company while taking part in parliamentary inquiries relating to the industry.

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British mother appears in Rwanda on state secrets charges

A pregnant mother-of-two from Leeds held illegally in Rwanda has appeared in court after being charged with revealing state secrets and other offences.

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29 charged in child sex abuse probe

A total of 29 people have been charged with offences against 18 children who were aged between 11 and 17.

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3D technology brings anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce 'back to life'

Anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce has been "brought back to life" by 3D technology in his home city, 210 years after the passing of the slave trade abolition legislation he championed.

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Woman found guilty for child prostitution of teenage girl she befriended

A woman who arranged for a teenage girl to have sex with dozens of different men has been found guilty of a number of child prostitution charges.

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Charles delighted by 'irresistible' cheeses on Yorkshire visit

The Prince of Wales has sampled a range of cheeses made by small producers across the UK, telling a small shop owner: "It's all so irresistible."

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Tim Farron urges Tory MPs opposed to 'hard Brexit' to join Lib Dems

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has issued a direct appeal to moderate Tory MPs opposed to Theresa May's vision of a "hard Brexit", to abandon the Conservatives and join his party.

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Tree-felling opponents march in protest as First World War soldiers

Campaigners opposed to roadside tree felling in Sheffield have staged a march with volunteers dressed as First World War soldiers to mark the 100th anniversary of the planting of memorials to 77 former pupils of a school.

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