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A legal challenge to the election of Alistair Carmichael is to be broadcast live

Alistair Carmichael election challenge being broadcast live on TV

Marissa Mayer has led Yahoo for three years

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer expecting twins but plans to 'work throughout'

Joy Beverley, centre, died after reportedly suffering a stroke

Tributes to 'most wonderful' Joy Beverley as singer dies at 91

Zahera Tafiq and her children were thought to be heading to Syria

Children 'safe and well' as 'Syria-bound' mother detained in Turkey

Kevin McEntee and his former wife Pauline while they were on holiday (Department for Work and Pensions/PA)

Benefits cheat 'funded exotic jet-set lifestyle'

Hillary Clinton was by a senior adviser that a Conservative-Lib Dem coalition would quickly fall apart according to newly released emails

'Inbred' Clegg, 'disingenuous' Hague slated in emails to Clinton

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David West senior's business empire had run into problems, the court heard

Stabbed nightclub tycoon's son 'had guts to stand up to him'

The Electoral Commission said voters in the EU referendum should be asked: "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?"

PM accepts electoral watchdog's advice on EU referendum question

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Paige Mitchell became the first woman to be sentenced for revenge porn in the UK

Woman spared jail over 'revenge porn' Facebook pictures

Anthony Ogogo feels awkward compared to Peter Andre

Strictly Come Dancing's Anthony Ogogo feels 'awkward' compared to Peter Andre

The London Mayor said the amount of peers should be halved

Boris Johnson calls for House of Lords 'pruning'

Everton footballer Darron Gibson arrives at Trafford Magistrates' Court in Sale

Everton footballer Darron Gibson sentenced over drink-driving charge

Jeremiah Mathius Thede leaves Antrim Magistrates' Court where he appeared in connection with an alleged air rage incident

Flight diversion to Belfast not my fault, says American in air rage case

The life expectancy of women in the UK has increased from 55 in 1910/1912 to 83 in 2010/12

Life expectancy increases to 79 for men and 83 for women

Yvette Cooper said the failure to offer sanctuary to people trying to escape the "new totalitarianism" of Islamic State was "immoral"

UK should be ready to open doors to Syria refugees, says Yvette Cooper

A man looks at the website of the National Crime Agency

Hackers target National Crime Agency website

Two British journalists have been charged with "working on behalf of a terrorist organisation" in Turkey

Concern as terror charge journalists face months in Turkey jail

A former army colonel lost almost £35,000 to charities and scams, his family said

Regulators vow action after man, 87, 'lost £35,000 due to charity data selling'

Taking statins before surgery could cut the risk of dying or complications after the operation

Statins 'could cut risk of dying after surgery'

Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green is being questioned by police

Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green quizzed by police

There appeared to be scuffles at an event in Glasgow while Ellie Goulding was performing

Ellie Goulding pleads with fans after scuffles at Glasgow gig

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Employment in the manufacturing sector fell for the first time in more than two years last month

Manufacturing sector hit by strong pound and worries over China

Paul Gallihawk, 34, who died during a triathlon event in Kent at the weekend (Kent Police/PA)

Donations pass £12,000 for triathlete who died in his first race

Nigel Farage said Ukip will make immigration a central focus of its No campaign

Ukip to launch its own No campaign for EU referendum

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Picardy House in Enfield, north London, where the incident took place

Man shot dead by police at Enfield flats named as James Fox

The national sperm bank has just nine donors, a year after it opened

National sperm bank has just nine donors

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Nicola Sturgeon has been described as the most powerful woman in UK politics by Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale

Nicola Sturgeon to use Scotland Bill powers 'creatively and ambitiously'

Darron Gibson is charged with driving with excess alcohol and failing to stop after a road traffic collision

Everton footballer Darron Gibson due in court on drink-driving charge

Peter Robinson will meet David Cameron at Downing Street

Northern Ireland talks to be held amid deteriorating political situation

Lord Janner's legal team said he was too ill with dementia to attend court

Lord Janner child sex abuse case to be heard at Old Bailey

David Cameron said bosses could be barred from acting as directors if they did not pay the new national living wage

National living wage crackdown 'window dressing'

Meningitis campaigner Dr Jane Wells with her granddaughter Daisy Wells and nurse Alison Shaw (Meningitis Now/PA)

Meningitis B vaccine to be given to babies across the UK

The number of fly-tipping incidents rose slightly in 2014/2015, new figures show

Fly-tipping rises again as taxpayers face multimillion-pound clear-up bill

EU officials have been condemned by the TaxPayers' Alliance for contributing £2.4m to the development of video games

EU chiefs slammed over £2.4m video games development funding

Together with an NHS team or GP, patients can develop a care plan on how the money should be spent

Thousands of pounds of NHS funds 'spent on treats for patients'

Convener Michael McMahon said the study 'presents firm evidence that welfare reforms are not working'

'Welfare reform does not lead to higher employment' - report

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Chancellor George Osborne has been urged to bear in mind the issues facing local councils when finalising the Spending Review

Osborne warned over Spending Review pressures on councils

UK economic growth picked up pace in the three months to August, new figures show

'Sun shining on UK economy' but China turbulences could hit trade, CBI warns

The murder charge against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has been been dropped (The Boston Globe/AP)

Murder charge is dropped against Irish nanny accused over baby in America

Barack Obama will receive a crash course in survival from Bear Grylls

Barack Obama joins Bear Grylls for Running Wild Alaska climate change special

Police in Greater Manchester are urging anyone with information to come forward

Woman raped in John Lewis car park in Cheadle

Paul Gallihawk, 34, who died during a triathlon event in Kent at the weekend

Family's grief after Kent triathlete's body found in lake

A lifeboat is involved in a blockade at the Port of Calais (James Gritt/Twitter/PA)

Calais protests chaos frustrates bank holiday Britons

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Wolverhampton City Council is cracking down on litter louts

Litter enforcement officers in Wolverhampton hand out £30,000 of fines in a week

The British pair have been charged allegedly with "assisting Islamic State" (AP)

Two British journalists arrested on terror charges in Turkey

Greater Manchester Police are investigating the murder of Russian pianist Natalia Strelchenko

Family tribute after pianist Natalia Strelchenko murdered at Manchester home

A police car parked outside Picardy House in Cedar Road, Enfield, where police shot a man dead

Enfield shooting: Residents react to armed police incident in north London

David Cameron will visit Portugal and Spain for talks on EU employment laws

David Cameron 'downgrades demands for EU employment law opt-outs'

Theresa May released a joint statement with her counterparts from Paris and Berlin calling for an urgent meeting

EU hands France £3.6m to build improved migrants camp

Getting too little sleep dramatically increases the chances of catching a cold, research has shown

People with poor sleep 'four times more likely to catch a cold'

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