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Blue Valium tablets were seized by police (Cumbria Police/PA)

Five men treated in hospital in relation to 'Blue Valium'

Postman Pat with his black-and-white cat Jess

Ken Barrie, the voice of TV's Postman Pat, dies aged 83

The new cat Gladstone (HM Treasury/PA)

Whitehall gets own fat cat - a greedy mouser called Gladstone

The previous Cancer Drugs Fund was closed amid fears spiralling costs had made it unsustainable

New drugs available after Cancer Drugs Fund revamp

Poppi Worthington died after collapsing with serious injuries at her home in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, on December 12 2012

Poppi Worthington's father 'needs human rights protected at inquest'

Total income at Barclays was down 9% to 11 billion pounds in the six months to June

Barclays warns of adverse Brexit impact as profits dive to £2.06bn

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The broken down boat used by two men who tried to smuggle 18 Albanian immigrants into the UK

Failed immigrants smuggling bid 'was whisker away from tragedy'

As many as 30 million indecent images were recovered as part of Police Scotland's Operation Lattise

523 children identified as victims in online sex abuse investigation

A minister said there are no plans to change the British passport

'No plans' to reintroduce blue British passports after Brexit

British judo star Stephanie Inglis speaks about her recovery after an accident in Vietnam

Judo star Stephanie Inglis vows return to sport after Vietnam motorbike accident

A summit is being held in a bid to make train fares less complex

Rail chiefs to hold summit on simplifying train fares

Daniel Rodriguez has been jailed for 16 years (Met Police/PA)

Paedophile rapper who groomed girls on social media given 16-year jail term

The debut album by British rock band Viola Beach has been posthumously released (Twitter)

Viola Beach album posthumously released after Sweden car crash

A road block in the Neepsend Lane area of Sheffield

Police search disused Sheffield brewery after gunman alert

The men will be sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court

Men to be sentenced over bid to bring 18 Albanians into UK by boat

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at Miners' Hall in Durham for the funeral service for Dave Hopper, the secretary for the Durham Miners' Association

Jeremy Corbyn joins mourners at former miner's funeral

Sam Clark lost two stone after walking the equivalent of five marathons

Father-of-four loses two stone reaching Pokemon Go milestone

Monty Don is no fan of 1970s sitcom The Good Life

The Good Life plot was such a growing pain - garden guru Monty Don

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The call comes as the Virgin Group founder outlined a five-point plan for the UK economy following the Brexit vote

Sir Richard Branson in call to Government over Europe

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An artist's impression issued by EDF of plans for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

New nuclear plant project thrown into confusion after decision delayed

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Theresa May met Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo in Warsaw (AP)

Poles continue to be welcome in UK, Theresa May insists during Warsaw trip

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Joshua Strickland, 21, of Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, was handed a £12,000 bill and a lifetime ban by Jet2.com after disrupting his flight

Airport alcohol sales to be reviewed after flights disrupted by drunk passengers

Labour MP Jess Phillips has increased her security following death threats

Labour MP Jess Phillips forced to beef up security after receiving death threats

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SNP MP Angus Robertson has described Theresa May as the most right-wing prime minister since Margaret Thatcher

Theresa May most right-wing PM since Thatcher, says SNP's Angus Robertson

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Scientists hope to begin clinical trials within three years

Cream that can fight off superbugs being developed by scientists

Christopher Biggins has warned fellow housemates he will not tolerate bullies

Christopher Biggins warns bullies as he enters Celebrity Big Brother house

An EEF survey showed business confidence had fallen in every region of England and Wales

Manufacturing recovery 'hit by confidence dip over Brexit'

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Consumer confidence has dipped sharply following the EU referendum

Brexit vote result causes consumer confidence to plunge

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Matthew Hedges and finance Zosia Katnik with cabin crew after he popped the question in mid-air on the way to Majorca (easyJet)

Couple on a high after crew give plane proposal a lift

Christopher Biggins has warned fellow housemates he will not tolerate bullies

Christopher Biggins warns bullies as he enters Celebrity Big Brother house

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The London-based student was sentenced at the Old Bailey

Teenager jailed after trying to join Islamic State in Syria

French foreign minister Jean Marc Ayrault and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the ministry of foreign affairs in Paris (AP)

UK wants 'close and co-operative' relationship with France, says Boris Johnson

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Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo, right, meets Theresa May in Poland (AP)

Poles continue to be welcome in UK, Theresa May insists during Warsaw trip

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It has also emerged that drug use among women has plunged to the lowest level in at least 20 years

Cocaine and ecstasy use soars in richer households

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Sixty-five convicted criminals or suspects were freed in error in 2015/16

Number of prisoners freed by mistake hits highest level for six years

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Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the court ruling

Corbyn hails High Court rejection of 'waste of time' leadership ballot challenge

An artist's impression issued by EDF of plans for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

Government delays Hinkley Point nuclear power station decision until autumn

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Ryanair is changing its policy on reserved seats

Ryanair passengers travelling with an under-12 must pay for reserved seat

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Katie Price claimed son Harvey was going to be taken from her car

Katie Price 'told by police her son Harvey was target of £1m kidnap plot'

Chris Evans had been accused of sexually assaulting a woman

Chris Evans to face no further action over sex assault claims

Admiral Lord West of Spithead said tighter safeguards were needed for commercially-available drones

IS could use drones to carry out terror attack, security expert warns

The number of firearms officers has gone down for the fourth year in a row

Police firearms officer numbers dip for fourth year

David Cameron taking a run along the seafront in Brighton during a Tory conference

David Cameron received £21,000 discounts from personal trainer

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The report said rail provision is not coping with rising levels of passenger demand

Overcrowding on trains worsens as up to 35% of passengers forced to stand

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Henry McLeish has called on Scottish Labour to sever its ties with the wider UK party

Henry McLeish calls on Scottish Labour to break away from UK party

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The amount of onshore and offshore wind turbines and solar panels increased last year

46% of electricity provided by low carbon power sources in 2015

Protesters stand outside the Supreme Court in London after judges ruled against the Scottish Government's Named Person scheme.

Ministers to 'clarify' named person policy after court ruling on human rights

Artist impression of St Michael's Upper Square from the proposed 700,000 sq ft city centre development (St Michael's Partnership/PA)

Neville and Giggs unveil plans for landmark Manchester development

Nationwide Building Society cautioned that the increased economic uncertainty following the EU referendum could lead to weaker demand for homes

House price average passes record £205,000, says Nationwide

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