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The bereaved parents losing up to £100,000 in benefits

Some 3,500 people with children have qualified for the new bereavement support payment after the death of their partner, new figures show. Under the system, some are losing as much as £100,000 over time compared to its predecessor. Children who have lost a parent may not get the emotional support …

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Corbyn sorry for ‘pain’ over Labour anti-Semitism

Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “sincerely sorry” for the pain caused by “pockets of anti-Semitism” in the Labour party. In a statement, the Labour leader said he would be meeting representatives of the Jewish community this week to “rebuild” confidence in his party. He said Labour was “anti-racist” and …

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George Alagiah: Better screening ‘may have caught cancer’

BBC news presenter George Alagiah says his bowel cancer could have been caught earlier if the screening programme in England was the same as in Scotland. The 62-year-old was first treated in April 2014 and returned to screen after 18 months, but he confirmed the stage four cancer had come …

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‘I hope this won’t be news in 10 years’

As the Foreign Office appoints its first black female career diplomat as British high commissioner, NneNne Iwuji-Eme shares her secrets for success in diplomacy – from stocking up on Shreddies to forming your very own “master alliance”. Ms Iwuji-Eme will travel to Mozambique as British high commissioner in July. High …

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