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The murder of Angus Sibbett inspired the novel Jack's Return Home, by Ted Lewis, later made into 1970s cult film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine

Convicted murderer Michael Luvaglio loses High Court bid to clear his name

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid

PM 'has full confidence in Communities Secretary' in business rates row

Mr Nuttall said he had spent three hours speaking to officers with Operation Resolve

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall gives witness statement to Hillsborough probe

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street

French presidential hopeful indicates UK could keep border controls in Calais

The boost comes as the Government rakes in self-assessment tax receipts

January surplus at 17-year high in pre-Budget boost for Hammond

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, where there will be ruling in the latest court action by the heterosexual couple fighting for the right to enter into a civil partnership.

Couple in civil partnership fight pleased with aspects of ruling despite defeat

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the UK will not get a cheap exit from the EU

UK won't get a 'cut-price' Brexit, warns Jean-Claude Juncker

Shaun Walmsley, 28, who police are hunting after two armed men helped him escape custody while on a hospital visit in Liverpool.

Murderer on the run after escaping from prison officers during visit to hospital

The British IS fighter is said to have detonated an explosives-filled vehicle in a village to the south of Mosul, Iraq

British IS 'suicide bomber was former Guantanamo Bay detainee'

The £600 million total was calculated by the Scottish National Party from Freedom of Information requests and annual departmental accounts

Whitehall departments write off £600m of taxpayers' cash as 'fruitless spending'

(left to right) Director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, director Phil Lord and Donald Glover, on the set of the new Han Solo Star Wars spin-off (Walt Disney Studios)

Han Solo movie cast together as filming of Star Wars spin-off begins

Footballer Jack Tuohy, who is charged with sexual offences against a 14-year-old girl

Ex-Oldham Athletic footballer Jack Tuohy denies sex offences against 14-year-old

The FTSE 100 ended the day down 0.34% or 25.03 points at 7274.83

HSBC's profits slump drags FTSE 100 Index into the red

HSBC's chairman blamed "significant and largely unexpected economic and political events"

HSBC reveals it faces financial crime controls probe as it posts profit down 62%

Prince Harry at the Quayside in Gateshead with Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards

Harry enlists former stars to put marathon runners through their paces

Money held in the UK by despots and dictators could be frozen, MPs heard

Measures tabled to freeze 'ill-gotten gains' of dictators

Action Through Enterprise (ATE) puts the firm’s merchandise to good use in Lawra, Ghana

Swindon law firm helps children in Ghana

Calls have been made for curbs on executive pay

'Narcissistic' chief executives 'obsessed' with large pay packets

Danny Dyer has been on a break from the show.

Danny Dyer to return to EastEnders 'within weeks'

American actor Sean Penn, right, talks with young entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar. (AP Photo/Geraldo Caso Bizama/File)

Businessman 'repeatedly lied' during evidence in cash battle with estranged wife

Ms Leadsom said she was a big fan of the Red Tractor standard

US food imported in post-Brexit trade deal 'must meet UK standards'

Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the Speaker, back row, as Baroness Smith of Basildon speaks in the House of Lords

PM steps up Brexit Bill pressure as she sits in on peers' debate

David Cassidy pictured during his heyday

Former teenage favourite David Cassidy reveals battle with dementia

Cressida Dick is among the four senior figures widely seen as being in the running to succeed Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

New Metropolitan Police Commissioner to be chosen this week

Some hospitals could close under the cuts

Government support 'crucial' for plans to 'transform' NHS

Scarlett Moffatt is much in demand since her jungle adventure

Queen of the jungle Scarlett Moffatt 'gutted' at family's Gogglebox axe

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow

Few MPs backing move to oust Commons Speaker John Bercow

Demonstrators attend a rally in Westminster protesting against Donald Trump

Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

Convicted double killer Christopher Halliwell

Police dig at former Swindon home of double killer Christopher Halliwell

A report calls for urgent new focus on retaining teachers and suggested a cap on the number of their hours

Teacher shortages in key subjects 'worsening', report warns

David Bowie is favourite for the British male solo artist award

David Bowie poised to win two Brits, a year after his death

The issue of conferring among officers has come under the spotlight following high-profile cases

Watchdog calls for separation of officers in fatal incidents to avoid conferring

Meg Hillier said benefit sanctions have been used "as a blunt instrument" by the Government

MPs condemn 'postcode lottery in benefit sanctions'

The programme lifts the lid on life in the House of Lords

'Many peers contribute absolutely nothing' in House of Lords

Rob Delaney is known for tweeting and airing his political views

Taking children back to US would be bad parenting, says Rob Delaney

Some scientists say crash dieting can be good for people, even if they put all the weight back on

Yo-yo dieting 'could be good for you even if you put all the weight back on'

The resignations are another blow to Ukip leader Paul Nuttall just days before the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election where he is hoping to oust Labour

Two senior Ukip officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

A Government green paper set out a series of proposals to ease the pressure, including allowing struggling businesses to 'cut or renegotiate' pensioners' benefits

Government proposals could allow firms to cut final salary pension payments

Mr Bercow's outspoken comments essentially banned Donald Trump from addressing MPs and peers in Westminster Hall

Few MPs backing move to oust Commons Speaker John Bercow

Around 470,000 of the 1.2 million vehicles fitted with software to cheat environmental tests have been dealt with, according to VW

Fewer than half of UK vehicles in emissions scandal fixed, says VW boss

Christopher Halliwell is serving a life sentence for two murders (Wiltshire Police/PA)

Police 'dig up garden of double murderer Christopher Halliwell'

Steve Hewlett was a Radio 4 presenter

Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett dies after cancer battle

Jeremy Corbyn was returned as Labour leader for the second time in two years last September

Labour leadership challenge 'behind poor poll ratings'

A rally in Westminster protesting against Donald Trump on the day that the state visit by the US president is debated in Parliament.

Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

The year-end forecast for NHS overspending in England is now 873 million pounds

Underlying financial position of NHS 'not sustainable' as deficit revealed

Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the Speaker, back row, as Baroness Smith of Basildon speaks in the House of Lords

Theresa May steps up Brexit Bill pressure on peers

Chancellor Philip Hammond will not commit to taking action over business rates in next month's Budget

Ministers dismiss business rates 'underestimation' reports

12-month-old William Mead died of sepsis in December 2014 (Family handout/PA)

Life-threatening sepsis may affect far more in UK than previously thought

Kamran Sabir Hussain will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court

Man charged with terror offences

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