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Murder inquiry after children die in fire


A murder investigation is under way after three children were killed in the blaze in Salford.

Keith Chegwin: 'True telly legend' dies aged 60

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The veteran TV presenter has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family says.

UK snow: Bad weather hits air, rail and sea travel

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Heathrow cancels a quarter of flights as freezing conditions continue to affect parts of the UK.

Harassment survey: 'I'm a waitress but I feel like a sex worker'

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Two in five UK women say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at work, a BBC survey finds.

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Brexit deal 'good news' for all, says May

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Theresa May tells MPs the agreement should reassure both Leave and Remain supporters.


Major NHS trust put in special measures

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Health regulator NHS Improvement announces the step after trust chairman, Lord Kerslake, resigns.

Police's £50k reward to solve Leigh girl's 1984 murder


Lisa Hession, 14, was found sexually attacked and strangled but her killer was never found.

Arteta cuts head & milk thrown at Mourinho in Man Utd-Man City post-derby row

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has water and milk thrown at him and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta suffers a cut head in a post-match row.


Could Còsagach be Scotland's version of Hygge?


Còsagach - the feeling of being snug and cosy - is hailed as the Scottish rival to the Danish concept of Hygge.

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

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Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.


Grenfell Tower fire: Inquiry 'could bring measure of closure'


Hearing the voices of the bereaved and survivors is "of great importance", the lead counsel says.


Megan Bannister: Friend calls for 'duty to help' law


A friend of Megan Bannister says the men who gave her drugs "treated her like trash".


UK's new highest mountain in Antarctic

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Scientists re-measure the tallest mountains in the Antarctic territory claimed by Britain.

Galloway national park fight stepped up


Campaigners produce a discussion paper looking at the potential boundaries and cost of the proposal.

'We are coming for you' message on abuse


The police campaign promises zero tolerance on domestic abuse which increased by 25% last Christmas.


I'm A Celebrity 2017 winner revealed

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The winner of the ITV show was crowned by Ant and Dec on Sunday evening.

Thornton Heath kidnap: Arrests made over 50-hour ordeal


The victim, 24, was stripped naked, tied up and beaten after being lured to a house in Croydon.


UK snow: Power and travel disruption across country

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Weather affects travel and leads to power cuts, with hundreds of schools set to stay closed on Monday.


Plymouth Pryzm nightclub deaths: Tributes paid to teenagers

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The teenagers, who are suspected to have taken ecstasy, were found collapsed in the early hours.


UK minister seeks 'Canada plus' trade deal

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The Brexit secretary says he wants a tariff-free trade deal, as Labour suggests paying for market access.

Sunday, Dec 10

Max Clifford dies in hospital aged 74

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Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died in hospital, aged 74, after collapsing in prison.

Johnson's talks on jailed Briton in Iran 'worthwhile'

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The foreign secretary says progress has been made over jailed British-Iranian mother's release.

Two-year degrees to lower tuition fees

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Jo Johnson wants to change a system where three-year degrees have "crowded out" anything else.

'My dad was controlling but I didn't think he could kill my mother and sister'

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Data shows current or ex-partners behind two-thirds of the 113 killings of women by men last year.

Saturday, Dec 9

Johnson in 'frank talks' on jailed Briton Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his Iranian counterpart discuss Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during meeting.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson meets Iranian counterpart

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The foreign secretary is pressing for release of dual nationals, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

England's Duckett dropped after Anderson bar incident

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Ben Duckett is dropped from an Ashes tour game and also suspended after pouring a drink over England bowler James Anderson in a Perth bar.

Unhappy voters 'can change Brexit deal'

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People who "dislike the arrangement" can change it at the ballot box, says the environment secretary.

Friday, Dec 8

UK snow: Ice could add to travel disruption as temperatures drop

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Significant snowfall is forecast for the weekend, with warnings some communities could be cut off.

Brexit: 'Breakthrough' deal paves way for future trade talks

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Divorce bill estimated at up to £39bn as Theresa May gets agreement on Irish border issue.

Anorexic student Averil Hart 'failed by every NHS body'

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University student Averil Hart's family say she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.

Irish border: New draft Brexit plan could break deadlock

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There are "serious ideas" on the table, a source says, as talks over the Irish border go into the night.

Thursday, Dec 7

Boris Johnson explains 'EU can go whistle' remark

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Foreign secretary says he was talking about "very extortionate sums" he had seen reported in the summer.

Terrorists have nowhere to hide, says defence secretary

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British armed forces will "bring destruction" to jihadists, says Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.

Storm Caroline disrupts travel and closes schools

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Rail and ferry services are cancelled and dozens of schools are closed as the storm approaches.

Four hour A&E waits for 3m patients

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Nurses and doctors fear patients are being put at risk after numbers waiting over four hours doubles.

Wednesday, Dec 6

Brexit: PM urged not to let Eurosceptics 'dictate' talks

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Theresa May is urged not to allow Eurosceptic MPs in her party to "dictate the terms" of the talks.

Impact assessments of Brexit on the UK 'don't exist'

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Labour calls it a "shambles" but David Davis says impact assessments would be of "near zero" use.

PC James Dixon: Tributes paid to 'hugely respected' officer killed in crash

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PC James Dixon, whose wife is heavily pregnant, died in a collision on the A4 in Berkshire.

Man held over alleged plot to kill UK PM

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Court hears of a plan to bomb Downing Street security gates before trying to kill Theresa May.