BBC News - UK Politics 19 January 2018

John Worboys release will not be challenged by government

Victims will legally fight the decision to release rapist John Worboys but the government will not.

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'No specific plans' for Boris Johnson's Channel bridge

The foreign secretary reportedly suggested a "fixed link" between UK and France to Emmanuel Macron.

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Labour's candidates for general election target seats revealed

In the wake of the 2017 general election, Labour sets its sights on government.

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UKIP loses another MEP as Jonathan Arnott quits party

The MEP says leader Henry Bolton is not right for the job but attacks those "jockeying" to replace him.

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Call to curb disruption caused by holiday lets like Airbnb

Short-term lets, like Airbnb, are big business in the UK - but neighbours are increasingly fed up.

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Smiling Macron and May pose for selfie

UK PM tweets a photo of her and the French President with guests at the V&A after an Anglo-French summit.

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Music venues hail 'seismic victory' in housing noise battle

Developers, rather than venues, will have to deal with complaints from new residents, say ministers.

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Carillion plan dubbed 'sticking plaster'

The FSB small business organisation rejects government claims that banks' support will provide a lifeline.

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Mogg rule?

Who is in the influential European Research Group, now chaired by Jacob Rees-Mogg?

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Outsourcing

Billions are spent every year on private sector contracts, but how are the decisions made?

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Minister: Utter lie to say Tories don't believe in NHS

Minister Margot James says it is "utterly untrue" to suggest the government wants to privatise the NHS.

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Small businesses fear they may have lost thousands with Carillion collapse

Small businesses fear they may have lost thousands with Carillion collapse.

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