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DOCTORS MAY FACE 'TOUGHER SANCTIONS'
Failing doctors could be forced to apologise to patients under measures being considered by the medical regulator.

HEALTH EXPERTS' FOOD POVERTY WARNING
More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, health experts warn.

M25 CLOSED AFTER FIRE DAMAGES ROAD
A section of the M25 in Essex was closed and there were "severe" delays, following a lorry fire which damaged the surface of the carriageway.

EX-MINISTERS JOIN COMMONS CLERK ROW
Veteran MPs Jack Straw and Margaret Beckett urge further scrutiny of the proposed appointment of the new House of Commons clerk amid an ongoing row.

CO-OP BANK REPORTS LOSS OF £75.8M
The troubled Co-operative Bank cuts its pre-tax losses in the first half of the year, and cuts staff numbers by 13%.

YES DECLARATION HITS MILLION TARGET
More than a million people have signed a declaration that they are in favour of Scottish independence, campaigners say.

MAN KILLED AS CAR PLUNGES INTO LAKE
A man died when his car plunged into a lake in Devon in the early hours, police say.

FRESH TALKS DUE IN FIREFIGHTERS' ROW
Efforts to break a deadlock in a long-running row over firefighters' pensions are being ramped up with fresh talks later.

RADICALISATION 'FAILURE' BY LEADERS
Successive UK governments and imams in Britain are to blame for the radicalisation of Muslims says former Foreign Office minister Kim Howells.

EDF TO PAY OUT £3M AFTER COMPLAINTS
EDF Energy is ordered to pay £3m after an Ofgem probe into the way the firm handled customer complaints, the last of the "big six" to make such a payment.

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