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School and transport disruption continues after coldest night of the year

The coldest night of the year so far has led to fresh disruption as flights were cancelled, schools remained closed and drivers faced lengthy delays.

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Judge refuses to approve social workers' plans to separate five siblings

A family court judge has refused to approve social workers' plans to separate five children whose parents have a history of drug abuse and can no longer care for them.

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Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

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Notts Police appeal over High Court ruling on sacked detective

Nottinghamshire Police have appealed against a High Court ruling over the dismissal of a former detective sergeant who was wrongly convicted of rape.

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Deep freeze continues as UK could see coldest night of the year

Treacherous ice and snow continued to cause travel disruption across the country as forecasters warned that the coldest night of the year could be in store.

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Woman who was critical after explosion wrecked house dies

A woman who was in a critical condition in hospital after a house was destroyed in a suspected gas blast has now died.

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Financial incentives increase breastfeeding rates in pilot study

Offering new mothers financial incentives could significantly increase low breastfeeding rates, a "groundbreaking" pilot study has found.

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Woman in critical condition after 'gas blast' destroys house

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a home was destroyed in a suspected gas blast.

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Rural areas top breath test charge table as festive drinkers are warned of risks

More motorists are charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas, an investigation suggests.

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Chances of going to university depend on where school leavers live, figures show

A school leaver's chances of going to university depend heavily on where they live, new figures suggest.

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Strike-hit CrossCountry suffers more disruption with snow and strong winds

Snow and high winds caused fresh disruption to a rail company which had already reduced services because of a strike.

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Roads closed and flights grounded as snow spreads across UK

Heavy snowfall across parts of the UK is causing widespread disruption, closing roads and grounding flights at an airport.

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Snow threatens large areas of UK as temperatures plunge

Britain is gearing up for a second night of tumbling temperatures as December's icy touch was felt across the country on Saturday.

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Police treating woman's rape as murder bid

The rape of a woman in Derbyshire is being treated as attempted murder, detectives have said.

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Shoppers warned against buying fake goods as counterfeit items seized at ports

Counterfeit goods including more than £1.5 million worth of Calvin Klein underpants are among thousands of fake items seized by Border Force officers in the run-up to Christmas.

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'Barbaric and wicked' teenager found guilty of trying to kill rape victim

A "barbaric and wicked" rapist who bludgeoned a woman with a paving slab on his 17th birthday and then left her for dead has been found guilty of attempted murder.

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Doctor convicted over boy's death should be struck off, High Court told

The High Court has been asked to strike off a doctor who was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a six-year-old boy.

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Mother 'won't be patronised' by doctors backing medic convicted over son's death

A mother whose son was killed by hospital blunders said she will refuse to be intimidated by medics rallying around the doctor convicted over the death.

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Several injured in six-vehicle collision in Northamptonshire

A number of people have been injured in a six-vehicle collision in Northamptonshire, police have said.

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Jury out in trial of teenager accused of trying to kill rape victim

A jury has retired to consider its verdict on a teenage rapist accused of attempting to bludgeon a woman to death with a paving slab in a city park.

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