BBC News - UK Politics 25 January 2018

President Trump predicts 'tremendous increase' in UK-US trade

The US president also rejects "false rumours" of differences, insisting he and Theresa May "like each other a lot".

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Minister reprimanded for attending scandal-hit gala

PM says she accepts Nadhim Zahawi left the scandal-hit dinner early, but was "appalled" at the event.

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David Davis to set out EU transition hopes

The Brexit secretary wants the UK to be able to strike trade deals as soon as it leaves the EU.

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Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman

A Swiss woman who died in 1787 after contracting syphilis is identified as an ancestor of the politician.

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Crime statistics: Violent crime and sex offences rising

Reported levels of knife crime, robbery and sex offences are also up in England and Wales.

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Tory MP Craig Mackinlay denies election expenses charges

Craig Mackinlay pleads not guilty to two counts of making a false election expenses declaration.

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Controversy over new counter-extremism tsar Sara Khan

Sara Khan says she will stand up for shared values but critics question her independence.

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Rough sleeping in England rises for seventh year

4,751 people are estimated to have been sleeping rough in England, a 15% rise on the year before.

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UK PM seeks 'safe and ethical' artificial intelligence

Theresa May says she wants the UK to lead efforts to make AI safe in a speech at Davos.

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Plastic bottles: Free water refill points rolled out to cut waste

Shops, cafes and businesses in every major city and town will provide refill points by 2021.

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Donald Trump: US and UK are joined at the hip

Donald Trump says US and UK are joined at the hip as he meets Theresa May in Davos.

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Peter Hitchens on defence spending and Trident renewal

Peter Hitchens questions the role of the Trident nuclear weapons deterrent, which will soon need replacing.

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PM Theresa May: 'I was appalled' by Presidents Club dinner

The scandal-hit men-only charity auction was attended by Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi.

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