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Four arrests in letter bombs probe

The Armed Forces careers office in Canterbury, Kent, where suspected explosive devices were found

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a spate of attempted dissident republican letter bomb attacks in Northern Ireland and England, including on a number of Armed Forces recruitment offices.

Rugby's Evans joins Strictly fray

Thom Evans is joining the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing

Former rugby star Thom Evans has become the latest name to tackle the challenge of ballroom dancing after signing up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Stars chilling out for charity

This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford is doused with ice and water

David Beckham did it topless. Lady Gaga performed it in her signature quirky style. Bill Gates did it in slow motion. And Vin Diesel put the challenge to Vladimir Putin.

Lib Dems criticised over Rennard

Lord Rennard stressed that none of the claims against him had been proved

The Liberal Democrats have been accused of failing to stick up for women after Lord Rennard had his suspension from the party lifted.

Stars urge more TV ethnic diversity

Idris Elba is among the stars who signed the letter calling for more funds to back ethnic minority programming

Stars including Idris Elba and Lenny Henry have told TV bosses they are "dismayed" at the poor numbers of people from ethnic minority backgrounds working in the industry and demanded money be set aside to improve the situation.

Dissent makes rate rise more likely

Two members of the Bank of England's committee voted for a 0.25% rise

The prospect of an interest rate hike before the end of the year was reopened today as it was revealed that two members of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) voted for a 0.25% rise this month.

I won't be silenced, says Galloway

George Galloway said Israelis are not welcome in Bradford, the city where he is an MP

Respect MP George Galloway has vowed not be silenced after he was interviewed under caution by police investigating his declaration that Bradford was "an Israel-free zone".

Second man held in container probe

Police officers stand by the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex, where a group of immigrants was found in a shipping container

Police have arrested a second man in connection with an investigation into the death of an immigrant found in a container at Tilbury Docks.

Leaders condemn 'barbaric' killing

Journalist James Foley went missing in 2012 in northern Syria (AP)

Barack Obama and David Cameron have condemned the on-screen beheading of a journalist amid a hunt for a British jihadist believed to have carried out the murder.

Yes vote 'will break up the BBC'

Shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran will use an address in Glasgow to raise concerns about the impact a Yes vote would have on the BBC

Scottish independence would break up the BBC with "devastating" consequences for firms north of the border which rely on the broadcaster for work, a leading Labour MP will warn today.

'Too easy' to see explicit images

Some 70% of 18-year-olds said that accessing porn was seen as typical for people in their year group at school, a poll showed

Many teenagers say it is too easy for young people to accidentally see explicit images online, with the vast majority concerned that pornography can have a damaging impact on youngsters views of sex and relationships.