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Last dance for Strictly finalists

Four celebrities and their partners will battle it out for the glitterball trophy in the final of Strictly Come Dancing

The curtain will fall on Strictly Come Dancing tonight, as four celebrities and their partners fight it out for the glitterball trophy.

Welsh Secretary attacks Miliband

Stephen Crabb claimed Ed Miliband "doesn't give a toss" about Wales

Labour leader Ed Miliband "doesn't give a toss" about Wales because his party has become an "elitist, metropolitan" organisation, a Cabinet minister has claimed.

Women 'hit hardest by Tory plans'

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has criticised Tory austerity proposals

Women will be hardest hit by George Osborne's austerity measures if the Conservatives win next May's general election, Labour has warned.

Tories 'competent' on immigration

An MP has said everyone who enters and leaves Britain "must be counted in and out"

David Cameron insisted that only the Tories can offer "competence" on dealing with immigration and his plans to reform European welfare rules would be an "absolute requirement" in his proposed renegotiation of the UK's links with Brussels.

Man held over off-duty Pc's murder

Constable Neil Doyle, 36, died as a result of injuries suffered in Liverpool city centre (Merseyside Police/PA)

Detectives investigating the death of off-duty police constable Neil Doyle have arrested a man on suspicion of murder, Merseyside Police said.

Obama criticises Sony film decision

The Sony Pictures Entertainment studio in California (AP)

Barack Obama has criticised Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of a movie about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the studio "made a mistake".

Flack favourite for Strictly final

Caroline Flack is the bookies' favourite to take the Strictly glitterball trophy

TV presenter Caroline Flack heads into tomorrow's Strictly Come Dancing final as the favourite to get her hands on the prized glitterball trophy.

Lecturer 'abducted' sons to Moscow

A High Court judge has criticised a Russian man who 'abducted' his sons to Moscow after their mother went to a women's refuge

A Russian academic who lectured at a London university "abducted" two of his sons after their mother moved to a women's refuge complaining that she was a victim of "long-standing domestic violence", a High Court judge said today.

Calls received in 'murders' probe

Police have appealed for witnesses who lived or visited Dolphin Square

Detectives investigating the alleged murder of three young boys by members of a Westminster paedophile ring have "received calls and information" after launching a fresh appeal.