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Police officer jailed after starting ‘sexualised’ relationship with domestic abuse victim

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A court heard the officer sent the woman texts, complimenting her on her breasts and saying he wanted to ‘sleep with her all night’.

Man swallows phone and waited six months for it to ‘pass naturally’

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He was too embarrassed to come forward despite experiencing excruciating stomach pains.

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Fisher-Price’s toy phone will now make real calls so adults can use it

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Diver finds a 900-year-old sword that was used in the Crusades

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It had been sitting on the bottom of the Mediterranean for nearly a millennia.

Alarming graph shows UK’s soaring infection rate as 49,000 cases recorded in one day

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Experts called on the government to speed up the booster jabs programme.

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CCTV shows MP ‘murder suspect’ calmly strolling to station hours before stabbing

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Ali Harbi Ali has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Strong magnitude 6 earthquake hits Greek holiday island

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It comes after an earthquake in Crete left one dead and hundreds homeless.

Family whose five cars won’t fit on drive complain at paying for parking fees

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They fear no one will be able to visit at Christmas because they'll have no visitor permits left.

Vodafone switches to recycled plastic SIM cards

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Says it will eliminate the need for 320 tonnes of plastic to be manufactured each year.

Get used to £6 pints as standard as beer prices set to rise by 30p

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Publicans are urging Chancellor Rishi Sunak to freeze the alcohol duty rate, with one expert warning a £6 pint could become commonplace in the south east.

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When will it snow in the UK? Met Office winter weather predictions revealed

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When can we expect it to start snowing this winter? (Picture: DANIEL SORABJI/AFP via Getty Images)

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Anti-vaccine couple in 40s with five children die of Covid two weeks apart

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'Mom, I love you and I wish that I’d got the shot,' the mother of the father of five said.

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Households will be able to apply for £5,000 grants to replace gas boilers

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The Government announced the grants as it confirmed a target for all new heating system installations to be low carbon by 2035.

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Apple releases $19 polishing cloth, much to the Internet’s amusement

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Apple customers can buy their own microfiber ‘polishing cloth’ for $19 (Picture: Apple)

Donald Trump sues to block January 6 documents release in challenge to Joe Biden

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Trump is suing the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot as well as the National Archives

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End-stage liver disease patient, 65, denied transplant because she refused Covid vaccine

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A 65-year-old woman was denied a life-saving transplant because she did not receive her Covid vaccination

MPs sit shoulder to shoulder at emotional service in honour of Sir David Amess

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Boris Johnson bowed his head as politicians from all parties gathered at St Margaret’s Church in central London to honour the late MP.

Huge explosion destroys house and leaves street covered in debris

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Emergency crews rushed to the residential Kincaidston area in Ayr shortly after 7pm on Monday evening.

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Soldier tried to escape fatal elephant charge by climbing tree

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The patrol was walking through elephant grass when the animal appeared and started charging.

Cleaners mistakenly wash away ‘beautiful’ artwork commissioned for city

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The art, which covered 11 concrete pillars in Cardiff, had been commissioned by local businesses to make the area look more attractive.

Apple updates its insanely popular AirPods wireless headphones

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Haiti gang kidnapped 17 mostly American missionaries, may demand $1million ransom each

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Among the 17 missionaries abducted were seven women and five children as young as two years old

Apple unveils redesigned MacBook Pro with an iPhone-style notch

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Thames Water fined £100,000 for unsafe roadworks which ‘could have caused crash’

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'We recognise we did not meet the high standards we and our customers expect.'

Moment white sheriff’s deputy slams black woman so hard on cement her braids break off

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A deputy sheriff in Louisiana was caught on video holding a black woman by her hair and slamming her head repeatedly onto the pavement

Man finds large snapping turtle in river then puts it in his bath

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The turtle has been named Hagar and now lives at a wildlife park (Picture: SWNS)

Jo Cox’s widower says politicians need to ‘stop dehumanising’ each other

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'You have people who say "I've never kissed a Tory" as a badge of honour on the Left.'

How much does it cost to adopt a child in the UK – do adoptive parents get paid by the government?

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Many are not aware of the costs associated with adopting a child.

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UK records nearly 50,000 new Covid cases as expert warns immunity is waning

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Professor Andrew Hayward said the situation was ‘concerning’ and suggested ministers should ‘think about other measures’ if the virus threatens to run ‘out of control’.