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Artist's impression of the new state-of-the-art polar research ship to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough (NERC/PA)

'Boaty McBoatface' ship name torpedoed in favour of Sir David Attenborough

Mr Clark said inquiries into elections expenses were a 'regular occurrence'

Tory minister has 'every reason to suppose' 2015 poll expenses reported properly

Charlie Broadway is on the run after a shooting that left one person dead and a second injured

Suspected gunman on run after fatal shooting in Somerset

Sir Lynton Crosby was knighted by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace

Polls guru Sir Lynton Crosby avoids Goldsmith campaign questions at investiture

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood carried off the shock of the night

Labour retains grip on Welsh Assembly as Ukip celebrates successes

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Nicola Sturgeon has secured a third term in government for the SNP

SNP secure third term in power as Tories overtake Labour

Police investigated the serious incident at Leytonstone Underground station in east London

Man accused of stabbing stranger at Tube station and threatening four others

The Duchess of Cornwall with Tom Hiddleston, left, and Chris Evans at BBC Radio 2's headquarters in London

Tom Hiddleston apologises to Camilla who is missing The Night Manager

David McDermott was extradited from Ghana (NCA/PA)

Wanted fugitive David McDermott extradited to the UK from Ghana

Sir Philip Green was widely criticised after BHS collapsed last week, a year after he sold it for £1

Sir Philip Green hits out at 'prejudiced' Frank Field over BHS inquiries

Vets treated nearly 30 cases of skin cancer in pets, with light coloured animals particularly vulnerable to sun rays, in one year

Charity warns of sun peril for pets after 29 skin cancer case treatments in year

Halifax says changing demographics means mortgages can run until the age of 80, up from 75

Halifax increases mortgage upper age limit to 80

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is hoping to win the vote

Enda Kenny faces high noon vote in re-election bid

Rural campaigners fear businesses will move away and jobs will be lost unless they are included in the roll-out

Remote rural homes could miss superfast broadband roll-out

The report says selecting EU workers based on skills and pay is likely to hit low-paid sectors hardest

Low-paid could suffer most from a Brexit vote - study

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Big Brother star Glyn Wise, who is standing as a Welsh Assembly candidate for Plaid Cymru in Cardiff Central, at a count in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

Big Brother star dodged boiling tea on campaign trail in Cardiff

London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith leaves with his wife Alice after casting his vote at Kitson Hall, Barnes

Zac Goldsmith campaign has 'blown up' bridges with Muslims - top Tory

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Michaela Strachan is urging the public to create bee-friendly gardens (Friends of the Earth/PA)

TV presenter Michaela Strachan urges public to help support 'precious' bees

High street retailers saw a 6.1% drop in overall year-on-year sales in April, reportedly the worst overall figures since November 2008

Weakest trading month for high street since 2008, year of world economic crisis

Donald Trump says he feels the UK would be better off out of the EU

Donald Trump: Britain would be better off out of the EU

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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned the attack on a refuge camp in Syria.

Foreign Secretary condemns deadly air strike on Syrian refugee camp

During a visit to Sheffield, where Labour held on to a safe seat in a by-election, Jeremy Corbyn said the party had "hung on" and "grew support" in council elections across England in the face of poor predictions

Labour 'has a lot of building to do' after Scotland drubbing - Corbyn

Junior doctors in scrubs and masks sit down in a silent protest outside Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Talks on new junior doctors' contract set to restart

Britons must have an e-passport to enter the US

'Get an e-passport' warning to Britons heading for the US

Daniel McArthur, the firm's general manager, said the family had been buoyed by support shown

Christian bakers 'praying for just outcome' in 'gay cake' appeal hearing

The inquest that concluded last month found that the 96 fans who died were unlawfully killed

South Yorkshire Police 'asked press officer to spin Hillsborough reports'

Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham is considering the role of mayor

Andy Burnham considers bid to be Greater Manchester mayor

Iron Man 3 composer Brian Tyler, who has said musical scores for feature films help to keep 'symphonic music alive'

Film scores keep symphonic music alive, says Iron Man 3 composer Brian Tyler

The shortlisted debut authors are in the running for the Desmond Elliott Prize

Judges reveal debut authors' novels shortlisted for prestigious literary prize

The new state-of-the-art polar research ship (Natural Environment Research Council)

MPs wonder whether 'Boaty McVolte-face' is on cards over poll-winning ship name

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Damian Lewis attending the UK gala premiere of Our Kind Of Traitor in London

'Proud Londoner' Damian Lewis slams Boris Johnson over 'Dubai on Thames' promise

Experts are hoping to find traces of Leonardo's DNA from paintings

Scientists seek to unravel genius within da Vinci DNA code

A view from Hungerford Bridge of the London Eye and the Thames on a sunny Spring day in London

UK sees hottest day of 2016 as temperatures hit 21C

Visitors to petting farms have been urged to make sure they wash their hands after touching animals

31 fall ill after disease outbreak linked to petting farm

The PM branded Donald Trump's call for foreign Muslims to be temporarily banned form entering the US as "stupid, divisive, and wrong" in the Commons last December

Donald Trump deserves respect for success during 'gruelling' primaries, says PM

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Sophie Walker, the Women's Equality Party mayoral candidate, has registered a complaint with the council

Emergency proxy votes offered amid Barnet Council poll blunder

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Voters are heading to the polls across the UK in the biggest test of political opinion since the general election

Counting begins in biggest test of political opinion since general election

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A tribunal has heard that former chief constable Mike Craik had an affair with his assistant chief constable

Police chief 'lied to lawyer and spent public cash on affair cover-up'

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Leicester City fan Mark Molloy gets a tattoo from artist Nik Moss-Glennon at Blue Ink tattoo studio in Leicester

Jamie Vardy endured tattoo marathon ahead of Leicester triumph

The widow of Donald Lock left the courtroom as a video of a police interview was played in which Matthew Daley spoke of how he stabbed Mr Lock

Man accused of 'road rage' murder not giving evidence at trial

Gaby Schoenberger, the partner of Captain David Seath, leaves his funeral at St Margaret's RC Memorial Church in Dunfermline, Scotland

Marathon collapse Afghanistan veteran hailed as 'hero' at funeral

New laws passed to tackle legal highs will take effect around the country on May 26

Blanket ban on 'legal highs' to come into force this month

Minister Nick Gibb said he had already seen the test question he got wrong

Schools minister 'already seen test question he got wrong'

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Lord Price said it's vital to build on renewed relationships like that with Argentina if the UK is to improve exports to Latin America

First trade mission to Argentina in decade aims to lift exports to Latin America

Last week, care homes group Four Seasons reported a 39% fall in annual earnings

Financial structure at care homes group Four Seasons 'unsustainable'

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The Medway Secure Training Centre where there are claims children have been assaulted by staff

Government 'to take over youth prison where staff allegedly assaulted children'

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The figures were sweet for the chocolatier

Hotel Chocolat founders net £43.5m after initial public offering

Donald Trump, described as Chris Grayling 'with a hairpiece' by Labour's Chris Bryant over his views on the UK and Brexit

Bryant calls Trump 'Grayling with a hairpiece' in Commons EU jibe

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Boris Johnson and David Cameron will appear on Countryfile

David Cameron and Boris Johnson take EU referendum battle to Countryfile

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