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Clarke warns PM over EU 'bigotry'

Veteran pro-Europe Tory Ken Clarke has issued a warning to David Cameron not to pander to "ignorance and bigotry" in an attempt to counter the electoral threat of Ukip.

UK drones to gather IS intelligence

British aircraft are to fly missions over Syria to gather intelligence on the terrorist threat from Islamic State (IS), it has been announced.

Kate greets president of Singapore

The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first official public appearance in more than two months, joining her husband to welcome the president of Singapore at the start of his state visit.

Review over IRA sex abuse claims

Three criminal cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman who insists the republican movement covered up her claims are to be independently reviewed, the Public Prosecution Service has announced.

Travis suspended sentence backed

Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis's three-month suspended sentence for indecent assault was "neither wrong in principle nor unduly lenient", the Attorney General has found.

Blow to Osborne as deficit grows

George Osborne suffered a fresh blow today as the six-year squeeze on earnings growth was blamed for the latest official figures showing a widening hole in the public finances.

Record number of exams re-graded

Record numbers of A-level and GCSE grades were changed this year, amid growing concerns among schools about marking.

Mixed reaction to cash-for-sex ban

A landmark ban on paying for sex in Northern Ireland has been hailed by Christian groups but denounced by prostitutes' representatives.

Spinal surgery breakthrough hailed

A man completely paralysed from the waist down after his spinal cord was sliced in half in a stabbing attack is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery.

Pistorius jailed for five years

Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day last year.

Greening to visit Sierra Leone

International Development Secretary Justine Greening is joining British troops heading to Sierra Leone to help with the fight against Ebola.

Rise in Eurostar passenger numbers

The number of passengers taking Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel increased this summer.

New iPhones ring tills for Apple

The record-breaking launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus means that technology giant Apple has reported net profit of 8.5 billion dollars (£5.3bn) for the final quarter of 2014.

Travel misery as storm blows in

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo have blown into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers.

Salisbury on top 10 cities list

Historic Salisbury has made it into a top 10 world cities' list chosen by travel guide Lonely Planet.

Delivery woes for online shoppers

One in four online shoppers has experienced a problem with a delivery in the last year, new research reveals.

Delevingne makes young rich list

Model turned actress Cara Delevingne has become the highest new entry in an annual list of wealthy young stars.

Cancer nurse numbers 'reach peak'

The number of specialist adult cancer nurses in England has reached an all-time high, with more than 3,000 posts in the NHS, newly released figures show.

'Not all paedophiles' face justice

Not all suspected paedophiles can be brought to justice, one of Britain's crime-fighting chiefs has admitted.

McFadden is shadow Europe minister

Ed Miliband has moved to sharpen up Labour's message on the EU by appointing former minister Pat McFadden to his frontbench team.

How Harry Potter star grew horns

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe revealed how he listened to Radiohead to help him find his dark side for his new film Horns.

Bank glitch delays house moves

Thousands of property purchases were thrown into turmoil today as the Bank of England system used to transfer hundreds of billions of payments between lenders was hit by a technical glitch.

Parenting help urged by report

Bad parents should be given parenting classes to make sure their children get the best start in life, according to a major new report.

Greens lead Lib Dems in new poll

The Greens have overtaken the Liberal Democrats in the latest poll.

Cambridges' child due in April

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their baby is due in April next year, Kensington Palace has said.

PM hits back at Barroso comments

David Cameron has hit back at criticisms from outgoing European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, saying he is very clear that his "boss" is the British people.

Husband's tribute to Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham's heartbroken husband said he wanted people to remember his wife for her acting rather than "as a celebrity".

EU imposes more sanctions on Syria

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has hailed fresh EU sanctions against the Syrian regime, describing Bashar Assad as the "cause of instability and conflict" in the country.

Family vows to stand by Pistorius

The family of Oscar Pistorius say they will stand by the decorated Paralympian as he prepares to learn whether he will be jailed over the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Victims await revenge porn ban vote

Banning revenge porn will give victims more confidence of getting justice, campaigners have said ahead of a crucial vote to make the cruel craze illegal.

Balls confirms mansion tax plans

Owners of properties worth between £2-3 million would pay an extra £3,000 a year under Labour's mansion tax plans, Ed Balls has confirmed.

Blaze fuels 'energy crunch' fears

Half of a power station supplying a million homes will remain out of action indefinitely following a fire, it was announced today - putting further pressure on the UK's squeezed electricity network.

Cancer fraudster admits charges

A young mother has admitted defrauding friends and kindhearted strangers out of thousands of pounds by claiming she had terminal cancer.

Mike Read defends Ukip Calypso

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has defended his Ukip Calypso as "simply a bit of fun" after some listeners took offence at his mock Caribbean accent.

Man held over Premier League drone

A suspected drone pilot has been arrested after a device was flown over a packed football stadium, police have said.

Himalayas 'hero' pleased to be home

A British police officer who led more than 100 trekkers to safety during terrible weather conditions that claimed at least 39 lives in Nepal has said he never set out to be a hero.

Privacy payout for Cheryl's husband

The husband of X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has accepted substantial undisclosed privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article about his family life.

Girl, 15, dies after football match

A 15-year-old girl has died after she collapsed while playing in a football match.

200 paedophile probes unresolved

Hundreds of cases involving suspected paedophiles remain unresolved more than two years after evidence was first passed to UK authorities.

Gay kiss couple 'thrown off bus'

Transport chiefs have launched an investigation after a gay couple were reportedly thrown off a bus for kissing.

Radiographers walk out in pay row

The Government faced fresh anger over its refusal to accept a recommended 1% pay rise for NHS staff as radiographers went on strike - many for the first time in their career.

Health chief raps Halloween outfits

Halloween fancy dress outfits featuring straitjackets and "psycho ward" references are offensive and damaging, a health trust boss has said.

Fire alarm disrupts Lorraine show

TV host Lorraine Kelly apologised to viewers this morning after her ITV show was pulled off air as a result of a fire alarm.

Comparison sites 'hide best deals'

Consumers are missing out on the best energy deals because comparison sites filter out the tariffs which do not pay commission, it was claimed today.

Harry to attend rugby festival

Prince Harry will attend a rugby festival today as part of a drive to get more schools playing the sport.

Survivor nurse begins Ebola mission

The British nurse who survived Ebola will begin his second spell treating people infected by the deadly virus after returning to the country where he caught the infection.

Backing for untested medicines law

A new law allowing dying patients to be treated with untested medicines has moved a step closer after the Government gave its backing to the plan.

Drink rise 'linked to death rates'

A startling jump in the number of people dying of liver disease has been triggered by an increase in alcohol consumption, Public Health England (PHE) has warned.

24% of people trust MPs, says poll

Only one in four people trust their MP to represent them in Parliament, a new poll has found.

Maternity mental health cost fears

The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned.

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