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16 quizzed over centre abuse claims

Police have spoken to 16 former members of staff at Medomsley Detention Centre

Police investigating historic sexual and physical abuse at a detention centre say they have spoken to 16 former members of staff after more than 1,000 alleged victims came forward.

All change as Reid's dress splits

Susanna Reid was left red-faced after a "wardrobe malfunction"

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid had to rush off to change her dress during the breakfast TV show after suffering a wardrobe malfunction.

Coma fears for missing boy, 10

Scotland Yard has issued an urgent appeal to trace Malakhi Chijiutomi-Ghosh (Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

Police are urgently trying to trace a missing 10-year-old boy with a rare medical condition who they fear may have fallen into a coma.

More veterans seeking mental help

The rise in cases is blamed on troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq

The number of veterans seeking help for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health problems has increased sharply over the last year.

Joey Essex: Demo-cat boss Legg sick

Joey Essex from ITV's The Only Way Is Essex listens during a press conference with Liberal Democrat party leader Nick Clegg in London

Joey Essex has labelled Nick Clegg's five-year stint as Deputy Prime Minister as "sick" - while learning that he doe s not lead the "Liberal Demo-cats".

Economic figures give mixed message

Chancellor George Osborne said the figures confirms 'UK as clearly fastest growing major advanced economy'

The economy grew at its fastest pace since 2006 last year according to revised official figures that showed growing exports helped boost performance in the final quarter.

Malik solo demo track posted online

A solo demo track by Zayn Malik has been posted online

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has made his solo debut only days after quitting the band after a demo of one of his new songs appeared online.

Investment boost for Honda plant

Honda is investing £200m in its plant in Swindon, Wiltshire, which will manufacture the new Civic

Car giant Honda has shown its commitment to the UK by announcing that its Swindon plant will be the world manufacturing centre for its next-generation five-door Civic model.

Jobs hit as B&Q closes 60 stores

Up to 60 B&Q stores are to be closed in a restructuring of the business by parent company Kingfisher

DIY chain B&Q is to close as many as 60 stores over the next two years in a shake-up set to impact on 3,000 jobs in the UK and Ireland.

Students' killer sentenced to death

Neil Dalton was on a medical placement when he was killed in August 2014 (Family handout/PA)

A fishmonger has been sentenced to death for murdering two "exceptional young" British medical students who had been working in a Malaysian hospital.

TV choking ad 'has saved lives'

David Walliams was among those whose voices featured in the ad

A TV advert featuring the voices of David Walliams, David Mitchell and Sir John Hurt has been credited with saving the lives of at least 36 children.

MI6 head warns on internet terror

Alex Younger said the intelligence agencies faced opponents who were exploiting internet technology to "put our people and agents at risk"

Britain's intelligence agencies are engaged in a "technology arms race" with terrorists, cyber criminals and other "malicious actors" bent on causing the country harm, the head of MI6 has warned.