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'Disadvantaged' A-level pupils offered free tuition to help get into university

A-level pupils from poorer backgrounds will be offered free tuition to help get them into university in an effort to increase diversity.

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Police appeal over car driver after teenager mown down on pavement

A teenage girl was seriously injured when she was mown down while walking along a pavement in Birmingham.

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Shane Richie barred from nightclub in Malvern for refusing to remove hat

Actor Shane Richie was barred from a nightclub because he refused to remove his hat.

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Why Royal Mint took full English fry-up off pound coin menu

An engraving of a full English breakfast was considered to feature on the new £1 coin, the Royal Mint's chief engraver has said.

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Three more days to question man held at Heathrow in Syria terror probe

Police have three extra days to question a man arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

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Police name climber who died in hospital after Cairngorms rescue

A climber who died in hospital after being rescued in the Cairngorms has been named by police.

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Plea for vouchers to convert cars to use environmentally-friendly fuels

Motorists should be given vouchers to pay for high-emission cars to be converted to use environmentally-friendlier fuels, according to a think tank.

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Flybe plane makes emergency landing after engine suffers technical fault

An aircraft had to make an emergency landing after the pilot shut down of one its engines due to a technical fault.

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PSNI and Met asked if they received advance notice of Birmingham pub bombings

The Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Met Police have been asked for any information that they had advanced notice of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings.

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Q&A: Controversial HS2 rail project

Here are some of the key questions about the HS2 project:

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MP accuses Labour of running disgusting by-election campaign over baby claims

An MP whose son was stillborn has accused Labour of running a disgusting by-election campaign, after it claimed mothers and babies will die under the Tories.

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Polls close in two crunch by-elections in Labour heartlands

Polls have closed in two crunch by-elections in Labour heartlands where the party has faced fierce challenges from the Conservatives and Ukip.

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Decision to place toddler in care of guardian who killed her was 'deeply flawed'

Council social workers' decision to place a little girl in the care of a legal guardian later convicted of her murder was "deeply flawed", a charity has said.

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Manufacturer Liberty House to build £10m development centre

Manufacturing group Liberty House is to unveil plans to invest £10 million in its automotive business by building a new development centre.

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Muslim man who 'got married under Sharia law' loses High Court divorce fight

A devout Muslim who said he had been married under Sharia law and could not be divorced in UK has lost a High Court fight.

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Father appears in court charged with murdering children

A father accused of murdering his young son and daughter has appeared in court.

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Bot out, Ukip tells Putin, as pro-Russia tweeters attack Paul Nuttall

Ukip has told Vladimir Putin to keep out of the Stoke by-election after typically pro-Russian Twitter accounts turned on party leader Paul Nuttall.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall gives witness statement to Hillsborough probe

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has given a witness statement to the criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.

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Police dog cannot retire with handler despite online petition

A police dog will not be allowed to retire with her handler despite a petition gathering more than 35,000 signatures.

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Weather warnings upgraded as Storm Doris forecast to bring winds up to 80mph

Drivers are urged to consider changing their plans ahead of Storm Doris' arrival as Highways England has issued a major weather alert on major roads, with gusts expected to reach 70mph on some routes.

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