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The chair of the government's historic child abuse inquiry is facing calls to quit after revealing details of her links to Lord Brittan.

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A British terror suspect who is wanted in the United States for allegedly conspiring with hook-handed extemist Abu Hamza has been extradited from the UK.

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George Osborne suffered a fresh blow today as the six-year squeeze on earnings growth was blamed for the latest official figures showing a widening hole in the public finances.

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Update: Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis's three-month suspended sentence for indecent assault will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, the Attorney General has said.

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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has hailed fresh EU sanctions against the Syrian regime, describing Bashar Assad as the "cause of instability and conflict" in the country.

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The family of Oscar Pistorius say they will stand by the decorated Paralympian when he arrives in Pretoria for sentencing today for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Not all suspected paedophiles can be brought to justice, one of Britain's crime-fighting chiefs has admitted.

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The Bank of England said the system it uses to transfer payments between commercial banks - including for house purchases - has been hit by a technical outage.

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Transport chiefs have launched an investigation after a gay couple were reportedly thrown off a bus for kissing.

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Reckitt lowers sales guidance

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Cillit Bang maker Reckitt Benckiser has warned annual sales will be at the lower end of forecasts due to stuttering Western economies and cooling growth in emerging markets.

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Nationwide suffered a technical problem to its online and mobile banking service

Britain's biggest building society has apologised to customers after it suffered a technical problem to its online and mobile banking service today.

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Fans compensated for thrashing

Premier League footballers have agreed to pay out more than £60,000 to fans who travelled over 300 miles only to see them lose 8-0.

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Letter: Reminder to cyclists using footpaths after near misses

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Following a number of “near misses”, as one of the Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinators in Radbrook Green can I please ask cyclists using the footpaths, especially those connecting Bank Farm Road with Roman Road to remember that they are footpaths, not cycle tracks and use them appropriately.  

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