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Cricket sensation James Anderson is receiving an OBE

'Burnley Express' cricketer James Anderson to receive OBE

Twitter has 320 million monthly active users.

Twitter fails to add new users in last quarter of 2015

Hilary Benn says being in the EU has increased Britain's voice in the world.

Benn: Case for EU now stronger than ever

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Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says officers should not presume sex crime claims are true

Met chief urges 'open mind' on historical sex crime probes

Matt Brittin, pictured, president of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, is being questioned by MPs

MPs grill Google bosses over UK tax deal

Thousands of junior doctors staged a second 24-hour strike across England

Doctors face forced contract as pay talks reach 'end of the road'

File Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago.

Experts expected to announce they've found Einstein's gravitational waves

Problems normally faced by the NHS in winter are emerging all year round, a report warns

NHS facing winter pressures all year round, report warns

A new video purportedly shows a young British boy blowing up a car and killing three prisoners inside.

New IS video shows 'British boy blowing up prisoners'

Special offers seduce supermarket shoppers, a report claims

Supermarket shoppers 'seduced by special offers'

The highest paid of the vice-chancellors was Professor Andrew Hamilton of Oxford University, the report found

Union analysis of university bosses' pay reveals 'inflation-busting' rises

Criminals will have their sentences slashed for pleading guilty under new proposals

Sentences could be slashed for early guilty plea even if overwhelming evidence

The law requires officers to record each stop and search and include the grounds on which it was conducted

Police watchdog takes chief constables to task over stop and search records

Sir David Attenborough was one of several BBC stars to sign the open letter

MPs denounce BBC over 'luvvies letter'

The CBI has produced a gloomier forecast for UK growth

'Weak productivity and wage growth' to hamper economy

Duncan Jones has announced that he and his wife are expecting their first child

David Bowie's son to be a dad

Pregnant Girl a painting by Lucian Freud which sold for more than 16 million pounds at auction (Sotheby and Otilde's)

Freud's 'Pregnant Girl' fetches £16m at auction

Akhtar Javeed was killed on Wednesday last week after two offenders tied up staff as they attempted to rob his warehouse in Rea Street South, Digbeth (West Midlands Police/PA)

Daughter pays tribute to company boss shot dead in Birmingham warehouse raid

The family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler said they hoped the 13-year-old's "soul, at long last, can finally rest in peace"

Milly Dowler's family describe torment at killer's confessions

Level 2 is considered the baseline level of proficiency that is required to participate fully in modern society

More than one in five 15-year-olds 'low performers in maths'

England footballer Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court

England winger Adam Johnson groomed 15-year-old girl for sexual activity

European Council president Donald Tusk is cancelling other engagements to focus on Britain's EU reform negotiations

Britain's EU reform negotiations remain 'fragile', admits Donald Tusk

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Guidelines recommended men and women should consume no more than 14 units of alcohol per week

Alcohol guidelines 'unlikely to cut drinking directly', concedes author

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has called in a former High Court judge to examine investigations involving non-recent abuse claims against public figures

Judge to review Met's handling of historical sex abuse probes

A picket line outside St Thomas' Hospital in London as junior doctors go on strike for 24 hours in a dispute with the government over new contracts.

Doctors' dispute: It's 'fair deal', says Jeremy Hunt as thousands walk out

Twitter has 320 million monthly active users

Twitter fails to add new users in last quarter of 2015

Judy Murray became a granny on Sunday

Judy Murray 'thrilled to bits' at birth of granddaughter

Tata Steel announced 1,000 job losses in Port Talbot and Llanwern last month

Ministers accused of failing to protect steel industry from cheap imports

A tribunal has ruled that Dr Adam Osborne's fitness to practise was impaired by reason of misconduct

George Osborne's brother faces being struck off over affair

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Peter Phillips is a director of global events agency Sports and Entertainment Ltd

Peter Phillips quits Queen's birthday lunch role amid 'conflict of interest'

Beth Tweddle needed neck surgery

The Jump's Beth Tweddle walks 'a few steps' after neck surgery

Julie Hambleton, sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim Maxine Hambleton, at the inquest review into the bombings

Birmingham pub bombings: Police told to produce evidence over mole tip-off claim

Larry Sanders, right, with his brother and presidential hopeful Bernie

Brother's pride at Bernie Sanders victory in US primary contest

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Three young men were found guilty at the Old Bailey

Trio face jail for helping teen jihadi join Syria fighters

Private Cheryl James, who died at Deepcut in November 1995

Deepcut trainees faced 'sexualised, morally chaotic' environment, inquest told

Labour's Gloria De Piero says MPs' pay should be capped in line with that of public sector workers

MPs' pay rise higher than public sector wages cap

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Sarah Lancashire plays Catherine Cawood

TV viewers complain about Happy Valley 'mumbling'

Oxfordshire County Council, which includes the Witney constituency of David Cameron, pictured, will receive an extra nine million pounds over the next two years

Labour attacks 'shameless' PM over cash for Tory councils

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Sandra Wood, 69, died of natural causes "as a consequence of the failure by Tunbridge Wells Hospital to correctly diagnose and treat her", a coroner said

Tunbridge Wells Hospital's weekend policy criticised after grandmother's death

Figures show firefighters were called to 926 tumble dryer blazes between 2011 and 2013

Nearly one blaze a day blamed on tumble dryers, figures show

Kate Winslet is hoping Leonardo DiCaprio triumphs at the Academy Awards

Kate Winslet rules out Oscars boycott as she cheerleads for Leonardo DiCaprio

Local resident and campaigner Katie Gibbs poses next to a sign for Lover village in Wiltshire, as the residents have sent out a Valentine's Day plea for help in their bid to bring life back to their rural home

Lover residents want to bring life back to village

Double Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell says the UK is facing an obesity 'national crisis'

James Cracknell: Give children annual check to combat obesity

A judge is to rule on a challenge to Boris Johnson's cycle superhighway linking Westbourne Grove and Tower Hill via the Victoria Embankment

High Court to rule on cabbies' challenge to London cycle superhighway

RSPCA inspector Mike Reid went missing after trying to rescue of dozens of sea birds stranded on cliffs during Storm Imogen

Daughter's tribute to missing Storm Imogen RSPCA 'hero'

More than one million older people in the UK are affected by malnutrition, say experts

Task force warns more than a million elderly may be suffering from malnutrition

The Government spends 700 million pounds annually on training teachers, according to the National Audit Office

Government misses new teachers target for fourth year running, NAO reports

Michael Fallon announced the deployment

'Focus on the Baltic' as Britain doubles naval deployment to Nato

Two new studies found that the number of nurses at NHS bedsides in England appears to have an impact on whether patients survive.

Higher nurse numbers boost patients' survival chances in hospitals, studies find

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