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DJ Kate crowned Queen of the Decks

The Duchess of Cambridge has been crowned the Queen of the Decks after discovering a hidden talent for DJ-ing.

Victim 'would be proud of Gerrard'

Hillsborough's youngest victim would have been "very proud" of his cousin, the Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, the inquest into the disaster heard today.

'Fatal arson targeted wrong house'

An innocent family perished in a petrol-fuelled blaze at their home when it was mistakenly targeted in a revenge attack following the fatal stabbing of a fitness coach, a court has heard.

Trojan Horse probe schools named

A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies has been published.

UK debt £10bn higher than expected

Britain's debt mountain was £10.7 billion higher than expected in the last financial year as it rose to more than three-quarters of gross domestic product (GDP), despite a fall in annual borrowing.

Men win landmark equal pay claim

A group of men unhappy at being paid less than their female counterparts have won their equal pay claim in what is thought to be a landmark case.

Hundreds apply for Mrs Farage's job

Hundreds of British workers have come forward to challenge Nigel Farage's claim that only his German wife is capable of doing the job of being his assistant, an employment agency has said.

Madeleine police await Portugal OK

British detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are poised to stage operations on Portuguese soil.

Woman held over children's 'murder'

A woman is being held by police on suspicion of murdering her four-year-old daughter and twin sons aged three.

Coulson 'shocked at Goodman arrest'

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has described his shock at the arrest of one of his reporters for phone hacking but denied he was involved in a cover-up.

Paedophile gets his censored laptop

Police will remove images of a self-confessed paedophile's young victim from his laptop before returning it to his prison.

'Bucket-list' teenager raises £1m

A 19-year-old man with terminal cancer who set up a bucket-list of things to do before he dies has raised more than £1 million for charity - as he signed off with "a final thumbs-up".

'Agoraphobic' benefits cheat jailed

An agoraphobic woman who travelled the world while on benefits has been jailed.

Red squirrel 'wonder-mum' hailed

A red squirrel has been hailed as a supermum after giving birth to her 48th kitten in seven years.

3 more years in League for Corden

James Corden is to host comedy sports panel show A League Of Their Own for a further three years after broadcaster Sky extended its deal.

EDF workers to strike amid pay row

Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to go on strike in a dispute over pay, warning the action will lead to delays in fixing and installing meters.

Top Gear 'regrets' Clarkson remark

Top Gear's producer has apologised after broadcasting a "light-hearted" joke by Jeremy Clarkson that sparked a complaint of racism.

Blair warns on radical Islam threat

Tony Blair has urged a deal with Bashar Assad in Syria and further Nato involvement in Libya as part of a "titanic" struggle against radical Islam.

Flat searched in missing Paige hunt

Police investigating the suspected murder of a 15-year-old girl have searched a flat less than half a mile from where she was last seen nearly seven years ago.

Jury out again in Clifford trial

Jurors in the trial of veteran celebrity agent Max Clifford have begun a fifth day of deliberations.

Curb excessive pay, Cable warns

Business Secretary Vince Cable has urged Britain's leading companies to show restraint over executive pay and slash bonuses to restore public trust.

Primark seeks to crack US market

Primark is to open stores in the United States for the first time as it looks to replicate the success behind a 26% jump in profits in the last six months.

Go-ahead for green energy projects

Eight new renewable energy projects have been given Government contracts in a move that will increase household bills by 2%, Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said.

Alcohol price rise in violence link

An increase in alcohol prices is partly responsible for a reduction in binge drinking and serious violence for the fifth consecutive year, a study has claimed.

People 'priced out of healthy food'

High food prices have left more than a third of people in the UK struggling to afford to eat healthily, a charity says.

Watchdog blocks breast cancer drug

A new drug for breast cancer which extends women's lives by almost six months is to be blocked from routine NHS access under draft guidance issued by a health watchdog.

Blair to warn West on radical Islam

The West must put aside differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on tackling the threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair will warn.

Ex-heads of MI5 and Bank honoured

The former heads of the Bank of England and MI5 have been appointed to the Order of the Garter by the Queen, Buckingham Palace has announced.

'Squalid' Brinsford 'should close'

There have been calls for a young offenders institution to be closed down after inspectors found that inmates were living in "squalid conditions" among the worst ever seen.

Cash for vehicle technology schemes

Projects that will put Formula 1 technology into buses and diggers and develop the next generation of engines are to receive money from a joint £1 billion Government-industry fund.

Pancreatic cancer adverts cleared

Adverts for a pancreatic cancer charity that featured sufferers saying they would rather have a different form of the disease have been cleared following 121 complaints.

Campaign to find best energy deal

Almost half of Britons do not "prioritise" finding the best energy deal despite the potential for saving money, a survey for regulator Ofgem has found.

Clegg urges industry culture change

Nick Clegg will demand a culture change across British industry to tackle "old-fashioned attitudes" to flexible, family-friendly working practices.

Cameron in talks with Van Rompuy

David Cameron will discuss the Ukraine crisis and EU reform with Herman Van Rompuy at Chequers tonight.

JJB chief's forgery trial abandoned

The trial of a former executive chairman of the now defunct JJB Sports chain, who was accused of forging a bank statement to disguise the fact that he had borrowed £1.5 million, has been abandoned due to his ill health.

William and Kate enjoy Uluru sunset

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were left marvelling at Uluru at sunset after spending the day in the Australian outback.

Blair to warn West on radical Islam

The West must put aside differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on tackling the threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair will warn tomorrow.

Moyes 'given less time due to debt'

Manchester United's mountainous debt pile and wage bill meant its owners could ill afford to give David Moyes the same amount of time to succeed as his predecessor Alex Ferguson, it was claimed today.

Farage rejects 'racist' posters row

Nigel Farage has dismissed a welter of criticism over "racist" posters launching Ukip's campaign for the European and local elections.

New BBC drama 'incomprehensible'

Viewers who tuned into the launch of Jamaica Inn were left frustrated after struggling to make out the dialogue in the BBC's new period drama.

Coulson 'rubber-stamped payment'

Former tabloid editor Andy Coulson "rubber-stamped" a payment to a royal source for a story, despite being warned by a colleague that being caught could end up with both parties in court, he told the phone hacking trial.

Christian values 'underpin society'

British society is "underpinned by Christian values", the Government's senior law officer said as he dismissed criticism of David Cameron for talking about his faith.

PM and Osborne set out growth plan

David Cameron and George Osborne have pitched themselves as the economic team to win the next election as they defended their record on tax and set out their vision for infrastructure-led growth.

Business lending drops by £500m

Business lending continued to shrink in the three months to February despite the improving economy, according to a Bank of England report.

Buddha tattoo sees Briton deported

A British tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka because of a tattoo of Buddha on her arm.

Facebook boss defends targeted ads

Facebook is very protective of its users' privacy and personal data despite the use of personalised advertisements, the firm's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has said .

Council chief on firearms charges

A parish council chairman has been charged with firearms offences after a hoard of weapons was found in a village home.

Scuba Briton killed in Philippines

A British man who opened a scuba diving business in the Philippines has been shot dead on the island where he lived.

Consumer confidence 'hits new high'

Consumers' confidence in their financial situation is at its most positive level in over three years, prompting predictions that people will become more willing to splash out on luxuries in the coming months, a report has found.

Savile victims 'how to claim' ads

Newspaper advertisements have been published telling p eople who claim they were sexually abused by television presenter Jimmy Savile how to apply for compensation.

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