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Colin Pitchfork was the first person in the world to be convicted of murder on the basis of DNA evidence

Double murderer Colin Pitchfork recommended for move to open prison

Drinking in pregnancy can lead to long-term harm to the baby

Newborns to be tested for alcohol amid concerns over drinking in pregnancy

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Cait Reilly had challenged having to work for free at a Poundland store

Government loses latest round of legal battle over its back-to-work schemes

Royal Bank of Scotland's £968m loss reflects the impact of its £1.2bn payment to the Treasury to buy out a crucial part of its £45bn bailout

Royal Bank of Scotland slumps to £968m first-quarter loss

Police have been investigating alleged terrorism offences

Two men in court charged with funding Brussels 'man in the hat' Mohamed Abrini

A snow covered footpath in Burnley, Lancashire, as the unseasonably cool weather continues

Snow and sleet hit bank holiday weekend getaway

Sir John Major accused some Brexit campaigners of 'producing soundbites that are either offensive or inaccurate or just plain silly'

'Splendid isolation' would leave UK weaker, says Sir John Major

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EastEnders actress Sian Blake, 43, as her partner Arthur Simpson-Kent admitted killing her and their two children

Partner admits killing EastEnders actress Sian Blake and their sons

Barbara Anne Blauvelt was found guilty of two charges of religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress

Pensioner sentenced for abusing woman wearing hijab

David Nicholls has been dubbed the Sprint King for his know-how in training winners

Racehorse trainer David Nicholls to face court charged with sex assault

Princess Charlotte with a favourite toy at Anmer Hall in Sandringham in November 2015 (HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2015/Kensington Palace/PA)

Princess Charlotte approaches first birthday

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An ambulance driver was killed in the crash

Colleagues 'absolutely devastated' by fatal two ambulance crash in Pwllheli

Chancellor George Osborne has vowed to help the local press

George Osborne vows to cut business rates to boost local press

Tim Peake said he was 'looking forward' to giving the rover a test drive

British astronaut Tim Peake takes control of robot rover from space

Former X Factor star Nathan Fagan-Gayle was found guilty of laundering £20,000 from a scam on the elderly

Nine to be sentenced over fraud on elderly linked to 'Bank of Terror' in Syria

Many under-45s expect to be paying off a mortgage into retirement, figures show

Third of 20 to 45-year-olds expect to work beyond retirement age to pay mortgage

Two Ambulances were involved in the accident

Driver killed in collision between two ambulances in Pwllheli

Ken Livingstone leaves his home in London on Friday morning

Labour could change party rules after anti-Semitism row

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Prince Harry (right) speaks to host Mark Durden-Smith on stage at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2016 at Battersea Evolution, in London.

Prince Harry urged to marry Cheryl after former X Factor judge's split

Dawn Copley is decorated with the Queen's Police Medal by Prince William at Buckingham Palace

New South Yorkshire Police chief offers to step down amid conduct probe

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has visited Cuba.

Philip Hammond becomes first British Foreign Secretary to visit Cuba since 1959

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Landline charges will rise by £1 a month, to almost £19

BT announces price hikes for landline and broadband customers

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Almost 12,000 Britons have received the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant, data shows.

British doctors highlight 'unacceptably high revision rate' for hip implant

The Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England looked at more than 84,000 cases.

Only 53% of people hospitalised due to self-harm get mental health assessment

Connor Sparrowhawk drowned in a bath at a specialist NHS trust (JusticeforLB)

NHS trust failing to protect patients from risk of harm - watchdog

The Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England looked at more than 84,000 cases

Only 53% of people hospitalised due to self-harm get mental health assessment

Undated handout photo issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency of a Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopter, four of the helicopters operating in Scotland have been grounded due to safety fears, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said today.

Search under way after fishing boat sinks off Pembrokeshire

The party blames an 'administrative error' for failing to register some accommodation costs

Warning over deadline for possible criminal probes into Tory election spending

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There are fewer armed police officers in England and Wales, figures show

Plunging number of police firearms officers prompts terror response questions

Prince Harry attending the BT Sport Industry Awards at Battersea Evolution, in London

Prince Harry urged to marry Cheryl after former X Factor judge's split

Of hospital admissions due to obesity in 2014/15, 149,490 were for men and 290,747 were for women

Record 440,000 hospital admissions due to obesity in 2014/15

Mr Justice Mann allowed the claims to proceed

Judge gives go-ahead to phone-hacking damages claims against The Sun

South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton was suspended in the wake of the Hillsborough inquest findings

New South Yorkshire Police chief offers to step down amid conduct probe

Prime Minister David Cameron holds a question and answer session with staff at the Caterpillar factory in Peterborough while on the EU referendum campaign trail

David Cameron: EU Remain campaign supported by 'extraordinary coalition'

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The Taskforce will bring together industry partners and a group of advisers from the sector to develop an industry-wide response to the online bullying of young people

Duke of Cambridge plans industry-wide taskforce to tackle cyberbullying

Police have charged the three with terrorism offences

Two men and woman charged with terrorism offences

Mohammed Moshin Ameen has been jailed for five years for sending a stream of tweets glorifying Islamic State

Security guard gets five-year jail term over tweets glorifying Islamic State

The Duchess of Cornwall with Max the husky, who wore a striped onesie for the occasion

Camilla meets onesie-wearing Siberian husky

Hua Hin police stand behind two suspects, seated at table, who were arrested following an assault on an elderly British couple and their son in Thailand (Hau Hin Police/AP)

British family beaten unconscious by gang in Thailand tourist resort

Drivers across Cumbria and elsewhere in northern England and Scotland faced tricky conditions on the roads

Britain set for blustery bank holiday weekend

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The Countess of Wessex has been showing off her hockey skills - but not all her shots hit the intended target

Hockey hot-shot Sophie hits photographers with off-target ball

The number of deaths involving legal highs remains "very small" compared with those linked to illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine

Deaths linked to 'legal highs' more than tripled in two years, says report

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Home Secretary Theresa May had said the refugees could not come to the UK

Six refugee families win legal action after being refused UK admission

Shadow Commons leader Chris Bryant said the Home Secretary must explain her 'cover-up' of a breakdown of e-Border controls

'Cover-up' of e-border controls breakdown needs explaining, says Labour

David Cameron is not homophobic, Chris Grayling said

David Cameron not homophobic, says minister amid row over use of word 'poncey'

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According to the Royal Mail, four-year-old Bella is a "threat" to staff

Cat threat to post staff puts couple's mail deliveries at risk

Bafta LA chief executive Chantal Rickards (Slate PR/PA)

BBC 'unbelievably important global brand', says Bafta LA's chief

Lightning strikes are fairly common and aircraft are designed to cope with them, BA said

Planes hit by lightning amid thunderstorm in London

Simon Fuller is part of a consortium with David Beckham which is planning to start a new team in Major League Soccer

Football can be number one sport in America, says David Beckham's agent

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