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Comeback queen Kate Bush is up for a pair of prizes at the annual Q Awards on the strength of her stage return after 35 years.

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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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Shake-up as McDonald's sales slide

McDonald's is to make changes in US restaurants in a bid to reverse sliding sales (AP)

McDonald's chief executive has admitted the fast food chain has not been keeping up with the times and changes are in store for its US restaurants.

Key programmes at risk - MPs

Margaret Hodge presented a report into how core Whitehall bodies function

Key programmes are being put at risk because of "confusion" at the heart of David Cameron's Government, an influential group of MPs has warned.

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Mourinho calm over striker shortage

Jose Mourinho insisted he is unfazed at taking Premier League leaders Chelsea to Manchester United on Sunday without injured pair Diego Costa and Loic Remy after the France striker suffered a groin problem in Tuesday night's Champions League thrashing of Maribor.

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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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Bring on the long frocks

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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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