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Cameron to press case for reform

David Cameron says his talks on Britain's future in the EU will not be easy

David Cameron has vowed to deliver real reform of the European Union as he met with fellow EU leaders for the first time since his general election victory.

Cabbie bombmaker to be sentenced

British bomb maker Anis Abid Sardar is the first person to be convicted in a UK court for playing a role in Iraqi uprising

A British bombmaker will be sentenced after becoming the first person convicted in a UK court for playing a role in the bloody Iraqi insurgency following a "landmark prosecution".

Police save 'Syria trip' schoolgirl

Scotland Yard said it had taken steps to ensure the safety of the 'vulnerable young girl'.

A British schoolgirl's plan to travel to Syria to join Islamic State has been disrupted by police following an undercover newspaper investigation.

Ex-royal aide 'is still a danger'

Jane Andrews was given a life sentence

The brother of the businessman murdered by former royal aide Jane Andrews has condemned the Parole Board's decision to release her from prison.

Gay marriage 'about acceptance'

Joan Burton says the reform is about embracing minorities.

Ireland's deputy prime minister has said extending marriage rights to gay people will prove equality is the cornerstone of the Republic.

Charles in visit to peace centre

The Prince of Wales, during a visit to St Patrick's Church, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The Prince of Wales is to visit Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre today at the conclusion of a trip which has been all about healing past wounds.

Quintinshill rail disaster marked

Reverend Iain May, at Rosebank Cemetery in Edinburgh, holds a photograph of his his great uncle, Private John May, who died in the 1915 Quintinshill train disaster that killed 214 soldiers and 12 civilians.

Relatives of some of the victims of Britain's worst rail disaster gathered at a memorial as they prepare for a series of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Quintinshill crash.

Ireland out of Eurovision contest

Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas of Electro Velvet will represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest finals with the song Still In Love With You.

Ireland have failed to make it through to the finals of this year's Eurovision Song Contest with their youngest ever entrant, 17-year-old Molly Sterling.

Use of e-cigarettes up by 500,000

Use of electronic cigarettes is increasing, a study found

Nearly half a million people have switched smoking tobacco for e-cigarettes in the last year as they try to kick the habit, research shows.

Morgan urges more free schools

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan confirmed a Tory pre-election pledge to open 500 new free schools over the next five years

Free schools are "modern engines of social justices", Nicky Morgan has said, as she called for groups to apply to set one up.

William plea on wildlife 'plunder'

The Duke of Cambridge has long been a supporter of the charity

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken out against the "plunder and destruction" of African wildlife at the 25th anniversary of conservation charity Tusk.

Rodgers 'in dispute with ex-wife'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool Football Club manager Brendan Rodgers and his estranged wife Susan have become embroiled in a dispute over money in a family court, lawyers have said.

Nurse defends work before killings

John Jenkin, 25, killed two people at the family home in Millom, Cumbria

A mental health nurse has defended his judgment that a man who went on to kill his mother and sister less than 48 hours later was no risk to himself or others.

Video game firm sues BBC over drama

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is starring in a drama about Grand Theft Auto

The makers of Grand Theft Auto have filed a lawsuit against the BBC over a forthcoming drama based on the development of the popular video game series.

Atom smasher getting up to speed

An upgrade has souped up the Large Hadron Collider

A new energy record for smashing together sub-atomic particles has been set by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), marking a turning point for the team operating the world's biggest scientific instrument.

Bombmaker guilty over role in Iraq

Anis Abid Sardar was convicted of murder

A British bombmaker has become the first person to be convicted in a UK court for playing a role in the bloody Iraqi insurgency following a "landmark prosecution".