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Government will not pursue legal challenge over John Worboys release

Black-cab rapist John Worboys could be freed within weeks after the Government opted not to challenge his release.

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Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali (Elizabeth Cook)

Teenager denies Parsons Green terror attack charges

A teenager has denied responsibility for the Parsons Green terror attack which injured 30 Tube travellers.

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Conservatives take council seat from Labour in local by-elections

Conservatives defeated Labour to take a council seat in the latest local by-elections by 276 votes.

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Vincent Tappu, left, and Mujahid Arshid in the dock of the Old Bailey (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

Murder-accused builder ‘inspired by acid bath killer’

An obsessed builder was “inspired” by an infamous acid bath killer as he plotted to abduct, rape and murder his niece and another young woman, a court has heard.

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Police are searching for missing pensioner William Ritchie (David Cheskin/PA)

Police release CCTV footage in fresh appeal for missing pensioner

Police have released fresh images of an elderly man who has been missing for a week in wintry conditions.

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Dolores O?Riordan inquest

More tests needed to find cause of death for The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan

A number of tests have been carried out to establish the cause of the death of The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, an inquest opening has heard.

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New Zealand?s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, with her partner Clarke Gayford (TVNZ/AP)

Politicians congratulate New Zealand PM on pregnancy

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she is pregnant with her first child, prompting congratulations from political leaders.

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Britain and France summit

Boris Johnson plan for bridge over Channel greeted with scepticism

Boris Johnson’s proposal for a cross-Channel bridge to link Britain to France has been greeted with scepticism by representatives of the UK’s shipping industry.

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Citiscape residents may be forced to pay millions for replacement panels to be installed (Anuj Vats/PA)

MP: Government should fund removal of flammable cladding from high-rises

The Government should pay the upfront costs of removing flammable cladding from tower blocks to ensure the immediate safety of residents, an MP said.

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Author Peter Mayle (Alfred A Knopf/PA)

Film director pays tribute after death of A Year In Provence author Peter Mayle

Sir Ridley Scott has praised the success and spirit of author Peter Mayle, who has died at the age of 78 after a short illness.

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Norwegian breaks transatlantic record (Norwegian/PA)

Budget airline breaks transatlantic record

The record for the fastest transatlantic flight by a conventional airliner has been broken by a low-cost carrier.

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Black Friday 2017

High street feels December chill as retail sales fall

A dire Christmas on the high street was laid bare on Friday, with official figures showing the worst December sales performance since 2010.

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A woman makes her way along a snow covered street amid wintry conditions in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

High risk of travel disruption as fresh snow and ice warnings issued

Fresh amber “be prepared” warnings of snow and ice have been issued for parts of Scotland.

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Banks have agreed to provide 'tailored support' to those facing a hit from the failure of the company (Joe Giddens/PA)

Banks’ help for firms hit by Carillion collapse dismissed as ‘sticking plaster’

Help offered by the banks to businesses owed money by the failed outsourcing giant Carillion will be no more than a “sticking plaster” solution, industry representatives have warned.

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A Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Major search for two fishermen missing in loch

A major search for two fishermen missing after their vessel capsized has resumed.

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Barry Bennell court case

Barry Bennell abuse complainant says ex-Crewe manager Dario Gradi arranged sleepovers

An alleged victim of former football coach Barry Bennell stayed at his house after an arrangement made with ex-Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi, a court has heard.

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The five men and one woman appeared at the Old Bailey (Nick Ansell/PA)

Six to face trial accused of National Action membership

Five men and a woman will face trial in Birmingham accused of being members of banned far-right group National Action.

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Carpetright chief executive Wilf Walsh at the company?s Gerrards Cross store in Buckinghamshire (PA)

Carpetright slashes profits outlook as footfall drop hits trade

Shares in Carpetright have plunged after the retailer warned over profits following a hefty drop in sales during the crucial weeks after Christmas.

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A poll suggests Britons back staying in the single market (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Majority back continued single market membership – poll

A majority of Britons would support remaining in the single market and customs union after Brexit, an opinion poll has indicated.

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Blood cancer tests

Doctors take a step forward in developing universal blood test for cancer

A newly developed single blood test has the potential to change the way doctors screen for cancer, researchers have said.

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