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Walkers launches first ever scheme to recycle crisp packets

Walkers has launched its first ever scheme to recycle crisp packets in response to a public campaign against plastic waste...

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British girls and teacher 'sexually assaulted at gunpoint on Ghana school trip'

The Foreign Office is providing support to a group of British nationals after four teenagers and their teacher were reportedly sexually assaulted in Ghana...

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Riots break out in Buenos Aires after River Plate beat Boca Juniors in match played in Spain

Football fans have clashed with police in Buenos Aires after River Plate beat Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final in a final held in Spain...

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Trump 'interviewing some really great people' for new chief of staff as he 'fails to reach terms' with Nick Ayers

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Brexit news LIVE: Updates as MPs return to Parliament ahead of Commons showdown

Theresa May's government is facing a frantic final day before her Brexit deal is put to the vote...

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Three dead and eight injured after runaway school bus hits pedestrians in Hong Kong

Three people have been killed and eight injured after a runaway school bus ploughed into pedestrians in Hong Kong, according to reports...

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European Court of Justice rules UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK can cancel Brexit without the need for permission from the 27 other EU member states...

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Brexit news latest: Boris Johnson demands Theresa May goes back to Brussels to renegotiate Withdrawal Agreement

Boris Johnson has demanded Theresa May goes back to Brussels to renegotiate her Brexit deal...

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UK Weather Forecast: Mercury to plummet as low as -3C as cold wind from the east hits the UK

Temperatures in the UK are set to plummet to as low as -3C as a cold snap hits the UK...

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Brexit: what's to come this week - and what happens if PM loses crunch Commons vote

MPs will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday, in the most important parliamentary decision in decades...

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Grace Millane 'should have been safe here': New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern apologises to family of British backpacker as man, 26, appears in court charged with murder

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern has apologised to the family of British backpacker Grace Millane on behalf of the whole of New Zealand saying: "Your daug...

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Grace Millane murder probe: 'Digital vigil' posted for missing British backpacker after body found

A digital, worldwide tribute has been paid for missing British backpacker Grace Millane after a body was found believed to be her...

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Brexit news latest: Just days left for Theresa May to save her deal as fierce opposition from MPs shows no sign of letting up

Theresa May has just days left until MPs vote on her crunch Brexit deal which could decide her political fate...

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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Monday, December 10

The top stories you're waking up to today...

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Channel 4 Brexit Debate: Jacob Rees-Mogg lays into PM's Brexit deal saying 'it does not do what she said' as he faces politicians for debate

Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has laid into the Prime Minister's Brexit deal as he says it "does not do as she said", while facing cross-party politicians for a liv...

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Novichok victim Charlie Rowley fears he is going blind and is 'terrified' for the future

A man who was exposed to novichok has said he is losing is sight and fears the poison may be slowly killing him...

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French finance minister: Protests have been 'economic catastrophe' for country

The finance minister for France claimed the recent violent protests stage in the country have been an "economic catastrophe"...

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Moment cross country champion lands on his face after knee slide celebration goes wrong

A champion cross country runner tripped and fell flat on his face as he attempted to do a knee slide in the mud while crossing the finish line...

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Grace Millane murder probe: Brother of British backpacker writes heart-breaking tribute after body found

The brother of missing British backpacker Grace Millane has posted a heart-breaking tribute to his sister after detectives investigating her murder found a body...

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Brexit Betrayal March: Tommy Robinson leads supporters, including man carrying noose, at pro-Brexit rally in central London

A few thousand pro-Brexit supporters took to the streets of central London today for a march backed by Ukip's leader and Tommy Robinson...

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Brexit news latest: Boris Johnson, Esther McVey and Dominic Raab refuse to rule out leadership bids

Three senior Conservative Brexiteers have refused to rule out standing against Theresa May in a leadership bid...

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Brexit news latest: Boris Johnson says EU would use Irish backstop to 'blackmail' UK and that half of £39bn divorce bill should be withheld until free trade deal agreed

Boris Johnson has claimed that the EU would use the Irish backstop in Theresa May's Brexit plan to "blackmail" the UK and that the Government should withhold ha...

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New TfL Tube map includes which stations are less than a 10-minute walk apart

Transport for London has unveiled its latest Tube map with a host of new features including details of which stations on different lines are just a 10-minute walk or 700m apar...

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Royal job adverts among most clicked-on, LinkedIn reveals

Job adverts to work for the royals were among the most clicked on of the year, LinkedIn has said...

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Meghan Markle's father: 'If she would just speak to me, things could be different'

Meghan Markle's father has revealed he is still facing a "wall of silence" from his daughter and her husband as he spoke of his love for her and his hopes that...

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Brexit Betrayal March: Tommy Robinson and Ukip leader-backed pro-Brexit protest to see thousands descend on central London

Thousands of people are set to attend a pro-Brexit rally in central London today backed by Ukip's leader and EDL founder Tommy Robinson...

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London's young people must know they are valued to stay away from crime, says charity boss

The boss of an east London charity that works to keep youths off the streets and away from crime has told of the importance of telling young people they are "valued"...

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Muse fans at Royal Albert Hall show protest against £300 ticket packages

Fans attending a Muse concert at the Royal Albert Hall held signs in protest at "enhanced experience" tickets on the band's upcoming tour costing between £185...

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Greenwich stabbing: 18-year-old man knifed to death at flat in south London town

A 18-year-old man has been stabbed to death at a flat in Greenwich town centre, police said...

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Grace Millane latest: Police find body believed to be missing British backpacker in forest in New Zeaand

Detectives investigating the murder of young British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand have found a body...

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Theresa May still gearing up for crucial commons vote despite reports, No 10 confirm

Downing Street have rejected the suggestions Theresa May could delay holding the crucial Brexit vote on Tuesday, despite reports...

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Firearms officers called to Peckham station after reports of 'serious assault' on train

Firearms officers have scrambled to Queens Road Peckham train station after receiving reports of someone being "seriously assaulted"...

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Man held for 'attempting to kidnap' schoolgirl, six, from Christmas fair

A man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to kidnap a six-year-old schoolgirl from a Christmas fair...

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Brexit news latest: MP Will Quince resigns as he 'cannot support' Theresa May's withdrawal agreement in latest blow for PM

MP Will Quince has resigned as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson as he said he "cannot support" the Prime Minister's withdra...

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to resign by the end of the year, Donald Trump announces

One of Donald Trump's key aides is to leave The White House by the end of the year, the president has confirmed...

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O2 customers affected by technical fault hit out at company's 'embarrassing' compensation offer

O2 customers who were blighted by a technical fault earlier this week have hit out at the 'embarrassing' offer of compensation they claim they were offered...

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Brexit news latest: Fresh blow for Theresa May as official report from cross-party MPs slams deal

MPs have delivered another huge blow to Theresa May's Brexit plan, as a cross-party report criticised the deal for lacking in clarity and certainty...

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Moment 'arrogant' Alastair Campbell is told to 'shut up' on TV after repeatedly interrupting journalist during Brexit debate

This is the moment "arrogant" Remain campaigner Alastair Campbell is put in his place – and told to "shut up"...

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US winter storm: 20 million people in path of major storm threatening snow, ice, torrential downpous and flooding

More than 20 million people are in the path of a major storm that is threatening to slam into the southern US states bringing snow, ice and flooding...

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Mother who gave birth after womb transplanted from dead donor describes 'miracle' of having healthy baby

A mother who became the first in the world to give birth after having a womb transplant from a dead donor has described the "miracle" of being able to have a healthy...

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Human leg found in river confirmed to be that of missing Marie Scott

A human leg found in a river has been confirmed to be that of a woman who went missing a year ago...

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France yellow vest protests: Donald Trump blames violence on Paris climate change agreement and boasts protesters are chanting 'We want Trump'

Donald Trump has blamed the French "yellow vest" protests on the Paris Agreement for tackling climate change while also claiming demonstrators chanted: "We want...

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UK weather forecast latest: Gusts of up to 65mph to hit parts of Britain with weather warnings in force

Parts of the UK are set to be battered by strong winds and heavy rain as weather warnings come into force on Saturday afternoon...

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Brexit Norway model: What is the blueprint being put forward by MPs as an alternative to Theresa May's deal?

Cabinet minister Amber Rudd has suggested that a Norway-plus model could be an alternative if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected in Parliament on Tuesday...

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John McDonnell says Labour would let UK workers go on 'sympathy strikes' for overseas counterparts

John McDonnell has said Labour would allow UK workers to go on "sympathy" strikes for overseas counterparts...

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Brexit Betrayal Rally: Police warn against violence and disorder at protest backed by Tommy Robinson and Ukip

Police have warned protesters against committing violence and causing disorder at a pro-Brexit rally backed by Ukip and Tommy Robinson...

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Inside the abandoned central London Tube stations which survive to this day

Historic black and white images give a glimpse inside London's abandoned central London Tube stations whicl still survive to this day...

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France yellow vest protests: 350 arrested as riot police clash with protesters after demos quickly turn violent

Paris on lock-down with shops boarded up, roads closed to traffic and the Eiffel Tower shut...

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Rare brain-eating amoebas kill woman who rinsed sinuses with tap water

Doctors say an American woman died from rare brain-eating amoebas after using tap water to rinse her sinuses...

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Brexit news: 'My marriage is over because I voted to leave the EU', says NHS doctor

A gynaecologist has told how his marriage has been left in tatters because he voted for Brexit...

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Brexit news LIVE: Updates as Amber Rudd says 'perfect' EU divorce cannot happen

Amber Rudd has warned "anything could happen" if Theresa May's Brexit deal is defeated in Parliament on Tuesday...

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Police hunt suspect who screamed racist abuse at three women on Northern line train

Police are hunting a man who screamed racist abuse at three women on a Northern line train...

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Mugshot of US woman with distinctive face tattoos goes viral

An American woman with distinctive face tattoos has found internet fame after police shared her mugshot on social media...

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France yellow vest protests: Nation braced for 'ultra-violent' scenes as nearly 100,000 officers deployed

France was braced for "ultra-violent" demonstrations on Saturday with nearly 100,000 officers deployed to police anti-government protests...

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Brexit news latest: Theresa May warned she could be forced to quit if she pushes ahead with a rejected deal

Theresa May has been warned she could be forced out as Prime Minister if she pushes on with her Brexit deal if it is rejected by Parliament...

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The world's first traffic light was installed in London 150 years ago - but it soon claimed its first casualty

They've saved millions of motorists' lives but very first traffic light installed in London 150 years ago tomorrow actually led to a disaster...

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Running club Goodgym helps people get fit and benefit the community at the same time

The festive period is when most people start thinking about how they can contribute more to their local community - it's also a time when they start to rethink their fitn...

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Man who survived 12 years in children's home blighted by abuse calls on council to issue personal apology

A man who survived 12 years in a children's home blighted by a "paedophile ring" told a public inquiry how he cowered under his bed most nights as he called on...

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Six killed in stampede at Italian nightclub after 'crowd hit with pepper spray-like substance'

Six people have been killed and about 35 others injured in a stampede of panicked concertgoers at a disco in a small town on Italy's Adriatic coast, authorities said...

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Grace Millane disappearance: Police believe missing British backpacker has been murdered

Detectives are questioning a man in Auckland The Essex 22-year-old's family are 'devastated' at the fear she is dead, detective says...

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Nasa InSight Mars lander records alien 'wind' - the first sound ever recorded on the red planet

Chinese rocket blasts off in bid to reach far side of the moon Revealed: latest Mars images from Nasa's InSight rover...

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China's Chang'e 4 mission blasts off in bid to reach far side of the moon

China has launched a ground-breaking mission to land a robotic craft on the far side of the Moon...

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Afghan boy who went viral in plastic bag Messi 'shirt' forced to flee over extortion death threats from criminal gangs and Taliban

A young Afghan football fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family after criminal gangs an...

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Thousand Oaks shooting: Sheriff's deputy killed by 'friendly fire' in California bar

A sheriff's deputy who died in a mass shooting at a bar in California was shot five times by a gunman who massacred 11 others but the officer was killed by friendly fire...

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Off-duty Met sergeant cycling home from work foils 'moped muggers' in south west London

An off-duty police officer who was cycling home from work foiled two would-be moped muggers just before they were about to carry out a robbery in south west London...

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Hotel staff leave horrifying dummy tribute to couple's dead son

Travel company TUI has refunded a couple the entire cost of their holiday to Jamaica after hotel staff created an effigy of their dead son and laid it on a bed with a cake...

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Baseball stars Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo killed in car crash horror 'by rock placed in road by bandits'

Two former major league stars Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash following a winter league game in Venezuela...

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Man jailed for stabbing former friend to death with 'Rambo' knife in row over motorbike in south London

A man has been jailed for life for murdering his former friend by repeatedly stabbing him with a large 'Rambo' knife after a row over a stolen motorbike in south Lon...

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Meghan Markle's former acting headshot and old résumé surface online

Meghan Markle's old headshot and acting résumé have resurfaced online, offering a glimpse into the Duchess of Sussex's former life before she married Prince Harry...

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British sailor Susie Goodall rescued after her boat capsized in the Southern Ocean

British sailor Susie Goodall has been rescued after she was knocked unconscious and her boat capsized in the Southern Ocean...

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Ted Baker boss Ray Kelvin taking leave of absence during 'forced hug' investigaton

The boss of fashion chain Ted Baker has announced he is taking a leave of absence during an investigation into claims of a culture of "forced hugs" and other inappro...

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Germany's Christian Democratic Union party elects Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed Angela Merkel

An ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been elected as the new leader of Mrs Merkel's centre-right party...

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Virgin Atlantic pilots to strike over Christmas

Virgin Atlantic pilots are due to strike from December 22 to Christmas Day...

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Project Bloodhound bid to create 1,000mph supersonic car scrapped

Project Bloodhound was founded in 2007, with plans to race the car at a specially built track in the deserts of South Africa...

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Mother and ex-partner jailed for 10 years over 'brutal' death of three-week-old baby

A mum who treated her baby as a "fashion accessory" has been jailed with her ex-partner for 10 years each for being responsible for the "brutal" death of h...

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Ukip London assembly member Peter Whittle quits party

Ukip London Assembly member Peter Whittle has announced he has resigned from the party...

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Donald Trump names William Barr as new US attorney general

Donald Trump has chosen William Barr to be the new US attorney general, a position he previously held in the 1990s...

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At least 12 'including hostages' dead in attempted bank robberies in Brazil

At least 12 people including hostages have been killed in two attempted bank robberies in Brazil...

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Brexit Betrayal Rally: Tommy Robinson and Ukip-backed protest to see thousands descend on central London

Protesters will march through central London for a pro-Brexit rally backed by English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson and organised by Ukip...

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Fiona Bruce confirmed as new host of BBC Question Time

Fiona Bruce is the new presenter of Question Time, the BBC has announced...

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Brexit news latest: Chaos at Dover 'could last six months' if Britain crashes out of EU with no-deal

Chaos at Dover if Britain crashes out of the EU could last up to six months and cause gridlock on major roads and difficulties with food and medicine supplies and getting bodi...

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Plans for 30-storey skyscraper near Waterloo station unveiled as part £1.5bn scheme to replace Sixties block Elizabeth House

A £1.5 billion scheme has been unveiled to transform the area outside Waterloo station with a 30-storey skyscraper...

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Police fight plans for 24-hour McDonald's at London Bridge station, saying it would be gangs risk

Police are fighting plans for a new 24-hour McDonald's at London Bridge station, saying other such branches are a magnet for gang violence...

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Susie Goodall: Rescue ship reaches stranded British sailor in Southern Ocean

A British woman who was knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean while sailing solo in a round-the world race is being rescued...

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Tottenham fire: Woman dies and another fighting for life after house blaze

One woman died and another is fighting for life today after fire swept through a house in Tottenham...

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Daughter of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' writer Frank Loesser defends song after radio bans

The daughter of the Broadway legend behind the song 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' has defended the song's lyrics following a recent backlash over its content...

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UK weather forecast: Gale force winds batter Britain with temperatures set to plummet below freezing

Britain has been battered by gale force winds today with temperatures set to plummet below freezing early next week...

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Jamie Acourt jailed: Stephen Lawrence murder suspect sentenced to nine years in prison over £4million drugs plot

A man who was suspected in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence had been jailed for nine years over a £4million drugs plot...

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Electrician claims 'asbestos kisses' caused wife's lung cancer as he sues Vauxhall for £1m

An electrician who claims he unwittingly poisoned his wife with asbestos dust while they hugged and kissed as a young couple in the Seventies is suing for £1 million over her...

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British teen jailed for three years over bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools

A British teenager has been jailed after making bogus bomb threats to hundreds of UK schools and sparking an airport security scare...

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Hero crash pilot walks family miles to safety but dies from his burns

A British pilot sacrificed himself to save the lives of his four passengers in an "incredible" act of heroism...

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Counter-terror finance squad seizes more than £11m in five years heading for IS

A counter-terrorism finance team has seized more than £11 million in the past five years, including cash sent by London families to relatives fighting for Islamic State...

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Boris Johnson blasts government's 'S&M approach' as he sets out rival Brexit plans

Britain wants leadership and "a bit of gumption", Boris Johnson declared today as he fleshed out rival plans for Brexit while Theresa May fought for her political li...

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Brexit is the biggest challenge facing London, ahead of pollution and housing, says Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan said responding to the impact of Brexit is the "biggest challenge facing London" and trumped other priorities for City Hall...

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Thief jailed after judge rejects her tale of threats by criminal sheikh

A woman who claimed she was being pursued by the henchman of her arms-dealing sheikh ex-boyfriend when she stole almost £19,000 from an artisan market has been jailed for 15...

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Massage parlour closed after naked investigator offered 'happy ending'

A naked investigator was offered a "happy ending" at a City spa as the theme tune from the movie Titanic played on repeat...

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Appoint timetable 'czar' to avoid repeat of rail chaos, watchdog says in damning report

A "timetable czar" could be appointed to prevent a repeat of the travel chaos that saw hundreds of trains a day cancelled and millions of passengers suffering contin...

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James Bay to headline charity gig to support The Felix Project and tackle food poverty

James Bay will lead a line-up of artists taking to the stage to raise vital funds for a charity aiming to end food poverty...

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'The best Christmas present ever' for boy as stolen pug is found

A stolen pedigree pug has been returned in what his ecstatic owners today called the "best Christmas present ever"...

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Soldier statues to remember forgotten heroes who died weeks after the First World War

Campaigners are urging people to remember the "forgotten soldiers" who died in the weeks after the First World War ended...

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