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Professor Sir Michael Marmot said middle earners were still facing "extreme" pressures

Pressures on middle earners 'still extreme' following recession

Potent kinds of cannabis, popularly known as 'skunk', contain high levels of the active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol

'Skunk weed' cannabis 'significantly damages vital nerve fibres in brain'

A gun attack on two officers in West Belfast is being treated as attempted murder.

Gun attack on PSNI officers in West Belfast 'attempted murder'

Talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the government are set to resume.

Talks to continue in bid to avert strike action by junior doctors

The Government has pledged to increase access to GPs seven days a week

More patients have trouble getting through to GPs on phone, report shows

The Queen is greeted by Maltese president Marie Louise Coleiro as she arrives at San Anton Palace in Attard

Queen to open Commonwealth meeting in Malta

David Cameron - pictured in Vienna after talks with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann - wants the Commonwealth to target terrorism (AP)

David Cameron unveils Commonwealth unit to target extremism

Shoppers queued outside a branch of Foot Locker on London's Oxford Street last year for Black Friday

Black Friday expected to generate £1bn online shopping frenzy

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is struggling to contain a shadow cabinet revolt over air strikes against IS in Syria

Jeremy Corbyn faces shadow cabinet revolt over Syria IS air strikes

Matt Wrack said the political landscape had changed

Fire Brigades Union to vote on re-affiliating to Labour

Adele has announced European tour dates in 2016 (BBC/PA)

Adele smashes Oasis's sales record as 25 proves a winner

The firm said it has initiated a number of improvement plans" to boost punctuality

Network Rail 'not meeting 90% punctuality target'

The hearing takes place at Liverpool Civil and Family Courts

13-month-old Poppi Worthington's death 'presents worrying picture'

The stark difference in obesity according to where children live is growing, the report said

Regional differences in childhood obesity rates - report

Ashley Hurley, 26, cares for her severely disabled grandmother Mary Jarrett, 72, in Peckham, south-east London (Hopkin Murray Beskine/PA)

Victory for families in carers' benefit cap challenge

Estimated net migration stood at 336,000 in the year to June, ONS figures show

Key measure of immigration to the UK reaches record high

BBC Three brought hit shows including Gavin And Stacey and Don't Tell The Bride to TV viewers

BBC Three's 2016 online move 'could lose half a million viewers'

Prince Harry with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho outside the Mamohato Children's Centre

Lesotho children's centre launch hears Prince Harry speak about losing mother

Jeremy Corbyn told Labour MPs he cannot support RAF air strikes against Islamic State in Syria

Labour shadow cabinet warned not to oppose Jeremy Corbyn over Syria

Chancellor George Osborne, seen during a visit to a housing development in South Ockendon, Essex, decided to scrap plans to cut tax credits

Benefit changes 'will leave 2.6 million families £1,600 a year worse off'

Alex Robinson died at his home in Grimoldby, Lincolnshire

'Callous' man who drowned grandson, 9, in bath gets life sentence

Raids were carried out in connection with the thefts from a grave in Metal Bridge Cemetery, County Durham

Grave robbery probe: Police find sub-machine guns in raids

The Financial Conduct Authority said the clients were 'politically exposed persons' and should have been subject to extra checks and monitoring

Barclays fined record £72m after rushing through 'elephant deal' crime checks

David Cameron and Barack Obama are among the world leaders heading to Paris for the climate talks

World leaders to gather in Paris for climate change talks

Victim Donna Stringer in hospital following a fire (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Police hunting fireworks gang release CCTV footage

The job losses are part of previously announced cuts of around 9,000

Lloyds announces details of up to 1,000 job losses

Prime Minister David Cameron described the case as "incredibly distressing"

Crash woman left 'hurt' after driver's curfew lifted for stag party trip

Prime Minister David Cameron is holding talks with Commonwealth states in Malta

Cameron heads to Malta for Commonwealth talks on extremism

Baby orangutan Gito is showing strong signs of recovery (International Animal Rescue/PA)

Baby orangutan Gito 'healthy and happy' after being rescued from cardboard box

Caroline Everest was reported missing after leaving the Corporation nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning

Man held in probe into Caroline Everest death bailed

Plane Stupid' protest in the inbound tunnel to Heathrow Airport in a demonstration against airport expansion (Plane Stupid/PA)

Main road into Heathrow blocked in climate change protest

Retailers are braced for a bumper day's trading on Black Friday

Bargain hunters braced for action with '£1bn' Black Friday battle set to begin

Fourteen civilians died on the day that became known as Bloody Sunday

Seven ex-paras in High Court action over Bloody Sunday probe

Josh Homme, left, and Jesse Hughes of the Eagles Of Death Metal (Vice/PA)

Eagles of Death Metal tell of Bataclan massacre horror

Jeremy Hunt said patient safety 'has been my absolute priority throughout my tenure as Health Secretary'

Government set for Acas talks over strike threat by junior doctors

Slashing carbon emissions from the power sector is needed to help other areas such as transport and heating become cleaner

Call to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 57% by 2030 to meet climate change goal

Child cancer death rates have fallen over the past year

UK child cancer death rate down 24% in past decade

Vasilaki Kakko was stabbed to death in north London (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Teenage murder victim named as Vasilaki Kakko

Chairman of the BBC Trust Rona Fairhead said the broadcaster had helped spearhead the UK's creative industries

'Next-to-no appetite for radical change at the BBC': Rona Fairhead

Prince Harry, at a reception for the Endeavour Fund, a project led by his and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Foundation, where he stepped up the drive to help wounded service personnel through sport and adventure, at St James's Palace, central

Prince Harry names Sentebale buildings in Lesotho after Diana and nanny

The scene after the helicopter crashed into a construction crane in Vauxhall, south London.

'Not one iota' of pressure put on helicopter pilot, says restaurant tycoon

Jeremy Hunt said patient safety 'has been my absolute priority throughout my tenure as Health Secretary'

Government set for Acas talks over strike threat by junior doctors

Police at Napier Street, Sheffield, after a body believed to be that of missing university student Caroline Everest was found in a river

Caroline Everest death: Man arrested on suspicion of rape

Poppi Worthington's father Paul Worthington leaves Liverpool Civil and Family Courts after a hearing into the death of the 13-month-old in December 2012.

'No real investigation' into 13-month-old Poppi Worthington's death

The years 2011 to 2015 have been the warmest five-year period on record

2015 set to be hottest year on record

The majority of excess deaths occurred in people aged 75 or over

Surge in winter deaths blamed on flu and vaccination issues

Experts have warned that the skies over Syria and Turkey are very crowded

Russia to deploy new anti-aircraft missile system to Syria amid Turkey tensions

Chancellor George Osborne leaves the Treasury ahead of his joint Autumn Statement and Spending Review

Chancellor George Osborne ditches tax credit cuts and protects police

Aldi's man in the moon comparing telescope prices

Aldi Christmas advert sends up 'man on the moon' from John Lewis

Breast cancer is not known to respond well to treatments that harness the immune system

'Double-whammy' of chemo and immunotherapy could knock out deadly breast cancer


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