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Police cracked down on distracted drivers on main roads and motorways including the M27

Police catch cereal eaters and shavers in crackdown on distracted drivers

Paul Wilkins rented a flat in the Coachella Valley in southern California where he intended to have sex with a boy

Briton who travelled to US to have sex with boys jailed for 13 years

Singer Robbie Williams will perform at the Brits

Robbie Williams to perform at Brit Awards

Lloyds won praise for forming partnerships with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charities

'Trailblazer' Lloyds named UK's most inclusive employer by equality charity

British Airways cabin crew members will strike in a row over pay

British Airways cabin crew to start strike at Heathrow over 'poverty' pay rates

British tourists check in at Banjul Airport, Gambia, for special flights after the threat of a regional military intervention loomed (AP Photo)

Britons tell of 'chaos' as they arrive home from Gambia amid political unrest

Police have said that the total number of potential suspects in the football sex abuse scandal has reached 526

526 potential victims identified in football child sex abuse inquiry

Theresa May said it was time to stop fighting the battles of the past and look to the future

PM in pledge to produce a 'Brexit that works for ordinary people'

David Anderson said there is a wider range of dangers than when he took up his post

Threat in UK greater than six years ago, says terror law watchdog David Anderson

The scheme is intended to promote solar power

Village homes to have batteries installed in push for solar power

Paul McCartney pictured during Beatles rehearsals in Liverpool in 1963 - he is stepping up his bid to reclaim ownership of songs he wrote with John Lennon

Sir Paul McCartney steps up legal bid to get back ownership of Beatles songs

The Moneysupermarket.com advert topped the UK's Top 10 most complained about ads of 2016. (ASA/PA)

Twerking businessmen ads top complaints list

Rylan Clark Neal and Matt Edmondson were the most recent presenters of The Xtra Factor

The Xtra Factor is replaced by digital spin-off

Generic picture of an office block

Bosses 'have a duty of care to all staff, no matter what type of contract'

Sheffield City Region has a high concentration of large, low paying sectors such as office administration and retail

Sheffield named as Britain's low pay capital

The think tank said the target based on a percentage of national income must be reviewed

International aid spending target laws 'must be reviewed'

Alex Thomson said he did not think he could win the race

UK sailor Alex Thomson 'unlikely to beat rival in round-the-world race'

A couple passed their youngster over a gate and ran over tracks in front of a train

'Reckless' adults shown taking child over locked level crossing as train coming

The first freight train service from China to the UK arrives at DB Cargo's rail freight terminal in Barking

Freight train completes marathon journey from Chinese city to London

The jobless total was 1.6 million in the quarter to November

Jobless total falls to lowest since early 2006

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A man holds a placard as anti-war protesters mount a Free Bradley Manning demonstration

Chelsea Manning's family welcome imminent release of whistleblower

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The Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, where 30 Britons were killed in an attack by extremist Seifeddine Rezgui in June 2015

Tunisia holiday firms 'did not want to scare tourists with army of police'

Many households believe their financial situation will worsen over the next few months

Household finances still feeling the squeeze, figures show

Lord Janner's son Daniel Janner QC gives a statement outside the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's headquarters

Lord Janner's inclusion in child sex abuse probe condemned by family

Home Secretary Amber Rudd unveiled the Community Sponsorship initiative in July

Two families resettled in refugee sponsorship scheme launched in July

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It was another record-breaking year for the Earth, weather wise

2016 the hottest year on record across the world, weather experts say

Theresa May urged people to 'stop fighting the battles of the past'

PM in pledge to produce a 'Brexit that works for ordinary people'

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The Madame Berthe mouse lemur is one of the threatened species

'11th hour' in struggle to prevent 'mass extinctions' of primates

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Keith Boots is on trial at Leeds Crown Court with his son Ashley Boots and a third defendant, Ian Mitchell

'Warehouse of controlled drugs' found at police inspector's home, court told

16-year-old Leonne Weeks's body was found with multiple stab wounds in Dinnington. (South Yorkshire Police/PA)

Stab attack victim Leonne 'our beautiful daughter and sister', family says

An online petition was signed by more than 3,000 people calling for Dr Salter's dismissal

University sorry for failure to suspend lecturer who attacked ex-student partner

Justine Greening, minister for equality, said the wage gap "opened up" once female workers started a family

Government told to remedy civil service gender pay gap before lecturing others

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Summer Zervos is suing President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Friday, for defamation after he dismissed her allegations as false.

Trump assault claims woman files defamation lawsuit against president-elect

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John Fallon said Pearson is taking "more radical action" to accelerate the shift to digital models

Pearson shares plunge after profit warning

The mobile phone firm overcharged nearly 40,000 customers around £250,000 by breaking a 'fundamental billing rule'

EE fined £2.7m for overcharging 40,000 customers

Doug Paulley, centre, from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, outside the Supreme Court in London

Disabled campaigner hails 'significant cultural change' after court ruling

The announcement was made ahead of fresh talks between the two sides aimed at resolving a dispute over driver-only trains

Southern Railway to restore full timetable next week

A beach in Gambia ( University of Brighton/PA)

Thousands of Britons to be flown home from Gambia amid political unrest

Mr Kipling cakes firm Premier Foods said group sales fell by 1% in the third quarter despite strong December trading

Premier Foods warns on profits and unveils cost-cutting plan as sales fall

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said the company remains cautious about the second half of the year (JD Wetherspoon/PA)

'Cautious' Wetherspoon warns of lower sales and higher costs

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Julian Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since the summer of 2012

Julian Assange 'to face extradition' after Chelsea Manning clemency decision

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Castle gets a makeover from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Castle gets a makeover from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

A pump at a petrol station in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Inflation at highest level for two years

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A financial information firm found just one-sixth of annual policies automatically include winter sports

Skiers urged to check insurance as study finds winter sports not on policies

Child poverty is predicted to rise in the coming years

Poorer families worse off by 2020 as prices outstrip welfare rises - report

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The Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry (centre) talk with Alan Robinson as they attend the inaugural Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

William and Harry honour late adventurer Henry Worsley at Endeavour Fund Awards

Education Secretary Justine Greening will say Doncaster, Bradford, Fenland & East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, and Stoke will join the six existing opportunity areas in the scheme

Social mobility programme for disadvantaged children set for expansion

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry leaving the Institute of Contemporary Art in London where they outlined the next phase of their mental health Heads Together campaign

People with mental health issues have suffered in silence for too long - William

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William and Harry with the Worley family, daughter Alicia, widow Joanna and son Max as they attend the inaugural Endeavour Fund Awards (AP)

William and Harry honour late adventurer Henry Worsley at Endeavour Fund Awards

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