Brexit EU migration study launched by Amber Rudd

The government is commissioning a "detailed assessment" of the costs and benefits of EU migrants as it plans how to manage immigration after Brexit.A new set of rules is needed for when EU free movement ends in the UK.Home Secretary Amber Rudd has asked the Migration Advisory Committee to study curr
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Car production falls almost 14% as UK sales dip

UK car production fell by 13.7% in June compared to a year earlier - the third month in a row that output has fallen.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said the UK market was cooling in line with forecasts, following a long period of record growth. The industry is likely to fall s
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Should you finish a course of antibiotics?

It is time to reconsider the widespread advice that people should always complete an entire course of antibiotics, experts in the BMJ say.They argue there is not enough evidence to back the idea that stopping pills early encourages antibiotic resistance. Instead, they suggest, more studies need to b
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Anti-Semitic incidents ‘at record level in UK’

Reports of anti-Semitic incidents have hit record levels in the first six months of 2017, according to a Jewish charity. The Community Security Trust (CST) said 767 reports were made to them between January and June - a rise of 30% on the same period last year. A total of 80 incidents involved physi
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Facebook flush with advertising money

Facebook revenues and profits soared in the most recent quarter, as advertising dollars poured into the social media company and users continued to flock to the site.More than two billion people - more than a quarter of the world's population - log into the site every month, a powerful draw for adv
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Trump: Transgender people ‘can’t serve’ in US military

US President Donald Trump says transgender people cannot serve in "any capacity" in the military. He tweeted that he had consulted with military experts and cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption". The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in the
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French wildfires: ‘The night sky was like Dante’s inferno’

British holidaymakers have described a sky lit up "like Dante's inferno" as wildfires continue to burn in south-eastern France.More than 10,000 people have been evacuated, according to officials.Hundreds of firefighters have been tackling the blazes.But British tourists in the area have told the BBC
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Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Israel is removing metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and will use less obtrusive surveillance instead.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet voted for the move early on Tuesday.Tensions rose after two Israeli policemen were killed on 14 July at the site known to Jews as the
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Crossrail 2: City mayors criticise government backing

Two city mayors have criticised the government's decision to back Crossrail 2, days after it scrapped rail electrification plans in Wales, the Midlands and the north of England.Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said there would be "widespread anger" at the decision to back the railway line, whic
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Rashan Jermaine Charles: Vigil held over police pursuit death

Campaigners blocked a road during a vigil for a man who died after a police chase in east London.Police said Rashan Jermaine Charles was followed on foot after officers tried to stop a car in Kingsland Road, Hackney, at 01:45 BST on Saturday.He then tried to swallow an object but died later in hospi
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