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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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Some lovely tributes being paid to Lynda Bellingham after her death at the age of 66.

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The Government faced fresh anger over its refusal to accept a recommended 1% pay rise for NHS staff as radiographers went on strike - many for the first time in their career.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their baby is due in April next year, Kensington Palace has said.

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Stunning photo on Twitter - Close Encounters of the Third Kind anyone?

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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.  

Letter: Let the people decide country’s fate in EU

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Recently we have had Ed Miliband and Ed Balls both say they know how to put the problems of the country and the economy right. Both failed to state that they were members of the inner circle for both the Blair and Brown administrations which caused the current problems.

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on an age of elegance, an unseen Lord Grantham and why your baking-powder submarine never worked.

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