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Ben Haenow heading for number one

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:59
Ben Haenow is heading for Christmas number one as he increases his lead in the midweek charts, just three days after winning the X Factor.
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The legal confusion over perpendicular parking

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:56
Is it legal to park at a right angle to the kerb?
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Machete double killer jailed for life

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:53
A man who beat his ex-partner to death with a machete, hammer and screwdriver and slit his baby daughter's throat is convicted of murder.
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How many attacks on schools around the world?

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:45
There have been almost 10,000 attacks on education in recent years
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The surprising calm emerging from Russia's rouble crisis

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:41
The surprising calm emerging from the rouble crisis
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Rules for babies 'from three people'

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:03
The rules for creating babies from three people - which state only two would be classed as parents - have been announced by the UK government.
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VIDEO: Glitter woes for Royal Mail sorters

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:01
Glitter from Christmas cards is threatening to clog up the Royal Mail's sorting machines on the busiest postal day of the year.
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UK army murder claims 'were lies'

Wed, 2014-12-17 07:57
Allegations of murder and torture made against British soldiers by Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle were "deliberate lies", the Al-Sweady Inquiry rules.
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VIDEO: 'Bubbly' Santa drives festive cheer

Wed, 2014-12-17 07:46
A retired telephone engineer says he has given some festive cheer to shoppers in Norfolk after adding a giant Santa hat to his bright red vintage bubble car.
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Curfew breach for answering the door

Wed, 2014-12-17 07:41
A north Wales man breaches a court-imposed curfew by going to his front door to collect his shopping.
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Legal battles after fighting ends

Wed, 2014-12-17 07:27
How legal worries are impacting decisions on the battlefield
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VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

Wed, 2014-12-17 07:25
Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.
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Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

Wed, 2014-12-17 07:22
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
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UK sees pick-up in wage growth

Wed, 2014-12-17 06:59
Wage growth picked up in the three months to October and outstripped the rise in the cost of living, while unemployment fell again, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Woman bishop: 'I've been blessed'

Wed, 2014-12-17 06:56
The Church of England's first female bishop, Reverend Libby Lane, says she has been "blessed" to be given the role.
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VIDEO: Cameron: Miliband is 'waste of space'

Wed, 2014-12-17 06:23
David Cameron claims he is getting into the Christmas spirit, waving a leaked internal Labour document on immigration
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Cameron and Miliband clash over cuts

Wed, 2014-12-17 06:20
Ed Miliband and David Cameron trade blows over the economy in the last Prime Minister's Questions of 2014.
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VIDEO: Inside Pakistan attack school

Wed, 2014-12-17 06:05
The BBC is one of the first broadcasters to go inside a school in Pakistan attacked by the Taliban on Tuesday leaving many children dead.
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Richer at last?

Wed, 2014-12-17 06:03
How significant is today's confirmation that earnings are at last rising faster than inflation?
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EU court takes Hamas off terror list

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:45
A European Union court annuls the bloc’s decision to keep Hamas on a list of terrorist groups, but temporarily maintains a funding freeze.
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