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Road-rage killer Kenneth Noye is seeking a move to an open prison (Kent Police/PA)

M25 road-rage killer Kenneth Noye in court bid for open prison transfer

The Prince of Wales with Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic of Serbia and Princess Katherine of Serbia at the White Palace outside Belgrade

Mother Teresa model and make-your-own doll kit among official Royal Family gifts

British tourists check in at Banjul Airport, Gambia, for special flights after the threat of a regional military intervention loomed (AP Photo)

Britons tell of 'chaotic' scramble for flights to flee Gambia crisis

Poppy Widdison existed in a 'swamp of drug addiction', the judge said

'Unfit mother' and partner jailed for letting tragic Poppy, four, eat drugs

Statistics show there were 2 million computer misuse offences in England and Wales in the year to September

Warning lights flashing on crime, says Met chief, as offences hit 12m in year

The new standard looks at the progress made by secondary school pupils

Nearly 10% of secondary schools under-performing, figures show

Surrey County Council said it had a "huge gap" in its budget

Tory council to hold referendum over proposed 15% council tax hike

The Foreign Office confirmed the deaths

Six Britons killed in minibus crash on Saudi Arabia pilgrimage

Theresa May said it was time to stop fighting the battles of the past and look to the future

Britain 'open for business', Prime Minister tells World Economic Forum

Switch on to Swindon is a new coordinated effort to welcome business to the town

Launch will encourage the country to 'Switch on to Swindon'

Sussex Police is the latest force to offer its support for the Knife Angel being created by the Shropshire-based British Ironwork Centre

Angel sculpture takes shape as 40 police forces donate knife amnesty hauls

The woman had sought to block journalists from revealing her identity

Woman in divorce cash battle with ex-husband loses anonymity bid

The incident happened at Twyford station in Berkshire on April 7 last year

Warning over threat to pushchairs from train slipstreams

The Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia

Court apology for Tunisia massacre families over 'distressing' inquest evidence

Baroness Newlove called for more action to improve the way victims are treated

Give victims legal right to make court statement, urges Baroness Newlove

Cornish Lithium director Jeremy Wrathall (Cornish Lithium/PA)

Cornish firm unveils plans for UK's only lithium mining operation

Environment minister Therese Coffey said the Government is developing a new litter strategy which could address plastic bottles

Ministers eye anti-litter action on plastic bottles after successful bag charge

Royal Mail said the number of addressed letters tumbled 6% in in the nine months to December 25

Royal Mail hit by sharp drop in letter mailing over Christmas season

TV advertisement

Twerking adverts get most complaints

Rylan Clark Neal and Matt Edmondson were the most recent presenters of The Xtra Factor

Xtra Factor 'had been on decline for a few years'

Alex Thomson said he did not think he could win the race

UK sailor Alex Thomson 'unlikely to beat rival in round-the-world race'

Mike Nesbitt said there was "an insurmountable problem" with the plan for a public inquiry

'Clear conflict of interest' in Simon Hamilton leading RHI public inquiry - UUP

British Airways cabin crew members will strike in a row over pay

British Airways cabin crew to start strike at Heathrow over 'poverty' pay rates

The crew celebrate their record-breaking achievement

Sailors celebrate record-breaking triumph in world's toughest rowing race

The pair will be sentenced at Hull Crown Court

Pair face child cruelty sentencing over girl's death

Paul Wilkins rented a flat in the Coachella Valley in southern California where he intended to have sex with a boy

Briton who travelled to US to have sex with boys jailed for 13 years

Heathrow Airport, as campaigners bring a judicial review at London's High Court

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners face Government bid to block legal challenge

Rick Parfitt of Status Quo on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival last June - the guitarist's funeral will take place in Surrey

Funeral of Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt to take place in Surrey

Singer Robbie Williams will perform at the Brits

Robbie Williams to perform at Brit Awards

Lloyds won praise for forming partnerships with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charities

'Trailblazer' Lloyds named UK's most inclusive employer by equality charity

Police have said that the total number of potential suspects in the football sex abuse scandal has reached 526

526 potential victims identified in football child sex abuse inquiry

David Anderson said there is a wider range of dangers than when he took up his post

Threat in UK greater than six years ago, says terror law watchdog David Anderson

This is Npower's seventh year in a row at the bottom of the table

Npower bottom of energy customer satisfaction survey

Police cracked down on distracted drivers on main roads and motorways including the M27

Police catch cereal eaters and shavers in crackdown on distracted drivers

The scheme is intended to promote solar power

Village homes to have batteries installed in push for solar power

Paul McCartney pictured during Beatles rehearsals in Liverpool in 1963 - he is stepping up his bid to reclaim ownership of songs he wrote with John Lennon

Sir Paul McCartney steps up legal bid to get back ownership of Beatles songs

The Moneysupermarket.com advert topped the UK's Top 10 most complained about ads of 2016. (ASA/PA)

Twerking businessmen ads top complaints list

Generic picture of an office block

Bosses 'have a duty of care to all staff, no matter what type of contract'

Sheffield City Region has a high concentration of large, low paying sectors such as office administration and retail

Sheffield named as Britain's low pay capital

The think tank said the target based on a percentage of national income must be reviewed

International aid spending target laws 'must be reviewed'

A couple passed their youngster over a gate and ran over tracks in front of a train

'Reckless' adults shown taking child over locked level crossing as train coming

The first freight train service from China to the UK arrives at DB Cargo's rail freight terminal in Barking

Freight train completes marathon journey from Chinese city to London

The jobless total was 1.6 million in the quarter to November

Jobless total falls to lowest since early 2006

A man holds a placard as anti-war protesters mount a Free Bradley Manning demonstration

Chelsea Manning's family welcome imminent release of whistleblower

The Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, where 30 Britons were killed in an attack by extremist Seifeddine Rezgui in June 2015

Tunisia holiday firms 'did not want to scare tourists with army of police'

Many households believe their financial situation will worsen over the next few months

Household finances still feeling the squeeze, figures show

Lord Janner's son Daniel Janner QC gives a statement outside the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's headquarters

Lord Janner's inclusion in child sex abuse probe condemned by family

Home Secretary Amber Rudd unveiled the Community Sponsorship initiative in July

Two families resettled in refugee sponsorship scheme launched in July

It was another record-breaking year for the Earth, weather wise

2016 the hottest year on record across the world, weather experts say


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