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Actor Robbins collapses on stage

Ted Robbins collapsed during the stage show of Phoenix Nights

Actor Ted Robbins is in hospital after collapsing on stage during the opening night of a revival of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights live show, forcing its cancellation.

Prisoners tasked with Army kit work

Chris Grayling said prisoners would be giving something back to their country with the new scheme

Prisoners will make sandbags, fence posts and other kit for the Army as part of a drive to teach them the "value of a hard day's work", the Government has announced.

Stars pay tribute to actress McEwan

Actress Geraldine McEwan has died at the age of 82

Tributes have been paid to a ctress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on television, after she died "peacefully" at 82.

Head and neck injuries to lake body

Samantha Henderson was last seen leaving Corfe Castle Primary School in Dorset on January 21

A post-mortem examination on the body of a woman, believed to be missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, shows she was violently attacked around the head and neck.

Labour urges MND funding increase

Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Gordon Aikman has met Nicola Sturgeon as part of his awareness drive

Labour has called for the Medical Research Council to consider increasing research funding for motor neurone disease (MND) in support of a campaigner who has the condition.

Call for oil industry tax cuts

Hundreds of job losses, pay cuts and freezes have been announced in the oil industry

Further exploration and investment in the North Sea is only going to be made by operators with "substantial tax reductions", Scotland's First Minister has said.

Free pension tracing body to expand

A service which helps people track down lost pensions is to expand

A free service which helps to reunite people with their long lost pension pots is to be expanded to meet growing demand, the Government has said.

Miliband would be catastrophe: boss

Boots chief Stefano Pessina has said Ed Miliband would be a catastrophe for Britain if Labour gained power in May

Ed Miliband is under fresh pressure after a series of attacks over his leadership and warnings by a leading business chief that he would be a "catastrophe" for Britain.

Head and neck injuries to lake body

Police are confident the body is that of Samantha Henderson

A post mortem on the body of a woman, believed to missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, shows she was violently attacked around the head and neck.

Miliband would be catastrophe: boss

David Cameron will not feature on any Labour election campaign posters, the party has announced

Ed Miliband is under fresh pressure after a series of attacks over his leadership and warnings by a leading business chief that he would be a "catastrophe" for Britain.

PM condemns 'despicable' IS murder

The figure known as Jihadi John appears in the video apparently showing the beheading of Kenji Goto

Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the murder of Kenji Goto after Islamic State (IS) released a video which appeared to show the beheading of a second Japanese hostage.

Royals decline gay men campaign

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge declined to get involved in a campaign to pardon tens of thousands of gay men convicted alongside Imitation Game codebreaker Alan Turing.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today declined to get involved in a campaign to pardon tens of thousands of gay men convicted alongside Imitation Game codebreaker Alan Turing.

'No evidence' for paedophile claims

The file on Sir Peter Hayman has been released by the Cabinet Office to the National Archives in Kew

A secret file about the sexual "proclivities" of a retired diplomat reveal that there was "no evidence" he had any sexual activity with children.

Ebola monitoring of military worker

The military healthcare worker is being treated at The Royal Free hospital

A British military healthcare worker has been brought back to England for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury while treating a person in Sierra Leone.