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Michael Watson carrying the Paralympic Flame in 2012

Ex-boxer Michael Watson urges witnesses to come forward after 'car-jacking'

Most councils will have to continue to divert funds into social care services at breaking point, the Local Government Association said

Town halls warn cuts will continue despite council tax rises

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Church of England schools offer an approach to education that gives attention to spiritual as well as academic development, a spokesman said

Why Muslim parents are sending children to Church of England schools

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Google and Bing have signed up to moves to reduce the prevalence of pirate material websites at the top of search results

Pirate websites get harder to find as Google and Bing sign code of practice

Moors murderer Ian Brady is fighting for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal

Judge ruling on Ian Brady's bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Shares in Unilever fell 7% after a proposed mega-merger with global food firm Kraft Heinz was abandoned

Unilever shares plunge after Kraft Heinz merger bid scrapped

The resignations are another blow to Ukip leader Paul Nuttall just days before the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election where he is hoping to oust Labour

Two senior Ukip officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

Theresa May and Donald Trump at the White House

Parliament to consider Donald Trump's state visit to UK amid protests

Theresa May has been warned she will face difficulties in Brexit negotiations

Government urged to include Brexit concessions 'on face of the Bill'

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The BMA report found that in the first week of January 2017, almost three-quarters of trusts had a bed occupancy rate of 95 per cent on at least one day

NHS hospitals 'busier than ever' but breaking point claims 'inaccurate'

Night Tube staff will strike

Drivers on London's Night Tube to vote on strike action

Congestion on the M6.

UK is Europe's third most traffic-congested country, study finds

Officials will look again at claims from children who had previously been in the migrant camp in Calais if there is new information about them.

UK could review claims for asylum from child refugees in France

The High Street in Winchester, as ministers try to head off a rebellion by Tory MPs over business rate rises in the party's heartlands

Ministers write to Tory MPs in bid to avert business rates rebellion

More UK soldiers could be heading to Afghanistan

Millions more refugees could head for Europe 'if Afghanistan collapses'

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Science minister Jo Johnson said the bill would "cement the UK's position as a world leader in this emerging market"

Space flight is next frontier for UK under new powers

The project will gather evidence on the changing Arctic climate

North Pole research vessel mission 'could improve climate forecasts'

Daniel Craig trails only Roger Moore for time spent as James Bond

James Bond actor Daniel Craig now second-longest 007

Jamie Parker bagged a gong

Harry Potter casts another spell with eight gongs at theatre awards

The imbalance in transport infrastructure investment between London and the rest of England is "set to get even worse", a study has warned

Study warns over imbalance of infrastructure investment

Jamie Parker bagged a gong

Harry Potter casts another spell with eight gongs at theatre awards

Police vehicles and the Herts Air Ambulance outside a property in Turners Hill in Cheshunt (@Pawel_Ciejka)

Man and woman die of 'knife wounds' following disturbance

Police launched a major search for the boy

Boy, two, dies after he is recovered from river

A motion of no confidence has been tabled against John Bercow

Campaign to oust Bercow is undignified, says Soames

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called the Trump travel ban 'cruel'

Trump's state visit should be scrapped, says London Mayor

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Mr Coupe called for a level playing field over business rates

Sainsbury's boss blasts 'archaic' business rates set-up

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Peter Mandelson says the Commons as the elected chamber must prevail on the terms of Brexit

Theresa May warned of 'crash landing' in Brexit negotiations with EU

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File photo dated 29/8/2012 of Michael Watson carrying the Paralympic Flame. The former boxer was left injured after a suspected rush-hour car-jacking attempt, a spokesman for the ex-sportsman said

Ex-boxer Michael Watson urges witnesses to come forward after 'car-jacking'

Mrs May has been urged to do more to help unaccompanied child refugees

UK could review claims for asylum from child refugees in France

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Marmite is part of Unilever's product range

Kraft Heinz withdraws £115bn merger bid for Unilever

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Piers Morgan has pulled out of hosting the awards

Piers Morgan pulls out of role as awards host because of 'silly noise'

Robbie Fowler is the latest contestant to be eliminated from The Jump (Channel4/PA)

Robbie Fowler booted off The Jump

Frontline personnel in London and the South East will earn up to £5,000 more under a £12 million package announced by Justice Secretary Liz Truss

Pay rise for prison officers announced in bid to tackle jail safety crisis

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Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said the Opposition is "hopeful" of retaining its seats for Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central on Thursday

Jeremy Corbyn's future will not hang on results of by-elections, says Abbott

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The World Cup final is seen as one of the "crown jewel" sporting events covered by the legislation.

Ministers seek to future-proof 'crown jewels' sporting events

Certain vehicles may be banned from the capital to cut pollution

Mayor 'may ban highest polluting cars from London streets'

Diane Abbott warns the level of online abuse could put women off entering politics

Facebook and Twitter should do more to tackle online abuse, says Abbott

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David Norris is serving his sentence in Belmarsh Prison (CPS/PA)

Stephen Lawrence killer 'seeking compensation for prison attack'

Detail of the case has emerged in a ruling by the judge following a private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London

Children 'used by parents as puppets' should be placed for adoption

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics received 32,000 calls and emails from children last year

Children of alcoholic parents calling helpline to hear bedtime stories

Two men from Randox Testing Services have been arrested by Greater Manchester Police

Police to review 484 cases after criminal probe launched at forensics laboratory

Ryan Lock joined Kurdish forces fighting IS

Hero's welcome for Briton who died fighting IS in Syria

Police at the scene in Daniel Hill, Sheffield after a man was found with a suspected gunshot wound to his chest.

Murder investigation launched after man is shot dead in Sheffield street

About 1,800 day-old chicks in a field in Cambridgeshire.

1,800 newly-hatched chicks found abandoned in field

Sam Riley as Detective Superintendent Douglas Archer in the BBC1 drama SS-GB.

SS-GB writers examine chilling scenario of Nazi victory

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Morrisons has recalled a meat-based product due to health concerns.

Morrisons recalls meat-based product over infection concerns

A single ticket holder scooped the Lotto jackpot.

One ticket holder wins £15.3m Lotto jackpot

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