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Postman entered suicide pact with woman he met online, court hears

A postman took his own life in his car after entering a suicide pact with a woman he met online, who left him to die alone, a court heard.

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Badger returned to the wild after ordeal in empty sewage tank

A badger has been released back into the wild after getting stuck in the bottom of an empty concrete sewage tank.

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Excavated workshops give clues to life in a Viking camp

Archaeologists have unearthed workshops from a Viking camp dating to a winter in the 870s.

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Mali the dog receives Dickin Medal honour for Afghanistan mission

A British military dog who protected troops by sniffing out explosives and insurgent fighters in Afghanistan has received the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

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Million homes and jobs could be created by 2050 with development plans - study

Proposals for an arc of development stretching from Oxford to Cambridge could create one million new homes and jobs by 2050, add hundreds of billions of pounds to the national economy and clear the way for the first new towns in the UK for 50 years, according to a new report.

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Pair must have known girl lying on car backseat was dead, court hears

Two men accused of letting a 16-year-old girl die on the backseat of a car "must have known she was dead", a court has heard.

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Red Arrows 'threatened with axe unless Government backs UK manufacturing'

The Red Arrows could be axed if the Government fails to support British manufacturing, ministers have been warned.

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Pair left girl to die on car backseat while driving around for hours, court told

A 16-year-old girl was left to die on the backseat of a car as two men drove her around while ringing escorts and stopping to buy beer, a court heard.

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Professional cricketer found guilty of exposing himself to two women

A professional cricketer has been found guilty of exposing himself to two women on a housing estate.

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University adverts banned for making 'misleading' claims

The advertising watchdog has banned "misleading" claims by six UK universities about their rankings, student satisfaction and graduate prospects.

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Stepfather murdered toddler by smashing his head on a fireplace, court told

A man murdered his young stepson by swinging him round by the ankles and smashing his head into a fireplace, and then lied about it for 50 years, a court has heard.

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Terror plot accused sent partner videos showing violence and death, court told

An alleged Islamic State-inspired terror plotter sent gory videos to the woman he wished to marry to show her the "news" during their long-distance courtship, a court has heard.

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Margaret Beckett 'looked into asylum seeker case prior to plot claims arrest'

MP Margaret Beckett took up the case of an asylum seeker months before his arrest for allegedly plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack on the UK, a court has heard.

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Teenager granted bail after admitting manslaughter

An 18-year-old man who admitted killing another teenager has been granted bail.

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Britons suffering 'stress epidemic' due to work, money and health worries

Pressure at work, financial worries and concerns about health are leaving Britain in the grip of a stress "epidemic", a new report warns.

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War memorials built before end of First World War receive protected status

A series of war memorials erected a century ago, before the end of the First World War, have been given protected status.

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Man denies attempted murder after pedestrians hit by car

A man has denied attempted murder and grievous bodily harm with intent after a car hit two pedestrians.

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Man remanded on foster carer murder charge

A 65-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a foster carer.

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Tories lose seat to Lib Dems in latest council by-elections

The Conservatives have lost a council seat to the Liberal Democrats in a local by-election caused by the resignation of a Tory councillor who previously had been elected for Ukip.

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George left 'very envious' when William drove digger at military rehab site

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed how Prince George was left "very envious", after he got to drive a digger during a visit to the site of a new rehabilitation centre for injured military personnel.

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