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US election 2020: Trump and Biden clash in primetime debate

Mr Trump accuses his rival of being beholden to socialists. Mr Biden retorts: "I'm the Democratic party now."

Universal Credit: Plea not to axe £20 a week ‘lifeline’

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation calls on the chancellor to extend an increase to Universal Credit.

Two-fifths of plants at risk of extinction, says report

We are failing to harness the many benefits plants can provide, say scientists.

Ascension Island considered as location for asylum centre

The British territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean was suggested as an outpost for processing asylum claims.

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Kent and Medway: Review into patient harm after DMC 'failure'

The Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group is looking at the impact of DMC Healthcare delays.

Kent Police officer 'slapped colleague's bottom' over tea round

Det Insp Matt Banks called his colleague a "naughty girl", a misconduct hearing is told.

Migrant boats intercepted in English Channel

The Home Office said the vessels were carrying 48 people after Border Force intercepted them.

Maternity units 'too defensive' and failing to learn from mistakes

England's chief hospital inspector says maternity units are "too defensive" when births go wrong.