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Labour MP Luciana Berger arriving at the Old Bailey

Blogger accused of harassing Labour MP 'has no sensible answer to charge'

Peter Vaughan, best known for his roles in Porridge and Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

The FA said its review will 'ensure that lessons are learned'

Football sex abuse probe will ensure lessons are learned, vows FA

Michel Barnier warned the UK cannot 'cherry-pick' during the Brexit negotiations (AP)

EU's chief Brexit negotiator sets out 18-month deadline for talks on a deal

The 11 Justices Of The Supreme Court who are hearing the Government's appeal against the High Court decision on triggering Article 50

Supreme Court Brexit battle: Government rejects 'affront to Parliament' claim

Prime Minister Theresa May addresses sailors on board HMS Ocean in the Port of Manama in Bahrain

Theresa May: UK must engage with Gulf states on human rights

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling set out proposals to strip Network Rail of its complete control of the railways

Rail reform plans risk a return to 'bad old days of Railtrack', says Labour

The OECD report into science, maths and reading attainment comes out every three years

UK teenagers trail leading countries in science, maths and reading tests

Zakaria Boufassil has been found guilty at Kingston Crown Court of a terrorism offence after supplying money to Brussels bombing suspect Mohamed Abrini, dubbed 'the man in the hat'

Belgian convicted of terror charge after handing cash to Brussels bomb suspect

The former Ukip leader appears on the list alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and singer Beyonce

Nigel Farage on shortlist for Time magazine's person of the year award

Alan Shearer with his family, from left Hollie, wife Lainya, Will and Chloe after he was presented with a CBE

Alan Shearer commends victims of football abuse scandal after picking up CBE

Prime Minister Theresa May has been quizzed about her approach to Brexit

Theresa May aims for 'red, white and blue Brexit'

Rob Beale of Morris Owen accountants; Adam Flint, from the Marriott; Julia Husband of Barclays Bank; Leigh Robinson, Swindon Chamber; Robin Turner of Burford Finance; Emma Richards, the Marriott; Sara Parris and Stella Weekes of Mainline Employment.

Join Chamber's Christmas party


Builders lay blocks on a building site near Bristol. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August, 24, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire Wire

Building on a high despite rising costs

Dr Kim Holt raised concerns about unsafe practices in the unit where Baby P was seen

NHS whistleblowers 'being fired, gagged and blacklisted'

Gary Cody was jailed for eight and a half years over the death of Pc Andy Duncan

Prison inmate probed over 'Cop Killer' profile on Xbox Live

Twitter and Facebook are working together to crack down on the spread of extremist content

Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter share data to 'curb spread' of terrorist content

Network Rail took over responsibility for infrastructure from Railtrack after several fatal crashes

Network Rail to lose complete control of tracks in Government shake-up

Recorder Clive Baker suggested social workers had been too quick to conclude the boy had been abused

Council criticised over handling of child abuse claims cannot be named


Investing in energy ‘would help firms’

Row For James team members Toby Fenwicke-Clennell, Sam Greenly, Rory Buchanan and Harry Wentworth-Stanley as they prepare for their 3,000-mile challenge (Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge/PA)

Transatlantic rowers raise funds for suicide prevention charity

A child as young as 12 was fired on by a Taser, new figures have show

Children threatened with Tasers more than 500 times last year, charity reports

People who groom their pubic hair are 80% more likely to have had an STI than those who do not, researchers found

People who groom their pubic hair 'more likely to have had an STI'

Elliott Livingstone, three, who received a life-saving heart transplant (Family Handout/PA)

Elliott, three, could have first Christmas at home - thanks to heart donor

Women with a Catholic heritage in developed countries are less likely to breastfeed, a study has found

Catholics less likely to breastfeed, research suggests

Helen Marten, winner of the 2016 Turner Prize, in front of her installation at Tate Britain, London

Helen Marten named winner of 2016 Turner Prize

Excessive alcohol consumption is putting an intolerable strain on the emergency services and casualty departments, a report has said

Drinking culture taking enormous toll on emergency services, report reveals

The NHS could be under increased pressure this winter in part due to low staffing numbers

NHS facing difficult winter as system 'can't cope' with patient numbers

Members of the RMT union on Southern Railway will strike for three days from Tuesday in protest against changes to the role of conductors

Southern rail passengers face misery as services slashed amid industrial action

Jogging could improve the quality of sperm in men aged from 25 to 40, research showed

Men could boost sperm quality by exercising, research shows

Mark Carney said that monetary policy has been the salvation, not the illness, of the UK economy.

Transitional period after Brexit desirable for business, says Carney

Nigel Farage and Victoria Ayling of UKIP campaigning for the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election at the Solo Bar in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Nigel Farage on shortlist for Time magazine's person of the year award

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan said the organisation takes full responsibility for child protection failings of the past

SFA in apology for child protection failings amid further abuse claims

Helen Marten, winner of the 2016 Turner Prize, in front of her installation at Tate Britain, London.

Helen Marten named winner of 2016 Turner Prize

The memo from Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood was obtained by The Mail on Sunday just days after being issued

Leak inquiry into leaking of letter warning civil servants not to leak

Dame Louise Casey was commenting on her newly-published integration report

Misogyny and patriarchy widening inequality, says integration report author

Matteo Renzi announces his resignation (AP)

UK will 'work closely' with new administration in Italy after PM's resignation

Changes in attitudes to cohabitation as an alternative to marriage are likely to have been a factor in the falling divorce rate, the report said

Divorce rates fall to 40-year low in 2014

Labour and the Liberal Democrats have indicated they will use any parliamentary debate on Brexit to propose amendments

Critics are trying to undermine Brexit negotiators, No.10 warns

Satirical artist Kaya Mar with one of his political paintings outside the Supreme Court in London

Royal prerogative is crucial in Article 50 appeal, Supreme Court hears

Labour MP Luciana Berger arrives at the Old Bailey in London where blogger Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 23, of Yeovil, Somerset, is accused of harassing her

MP Luciana Berger tells court she 'felt sick' over anti-Semitic blogs

Members of the RMT union on Southern Railway will strike for three days from Tuesday in protest against changes to the role of conductors

Southern rail passengers face misery as services slashed amid industrial action

Scientists have drawn up a list of the 37 viruses, such as MERS-CoV, which pose most threat to the world's population (Disease Control and Prevention/PA)

List of 37 most virulent viruses drawn up

Amorous advances via social media leave some doctors feeling uneasy, the Medical Defence Union says

Doctors given social media guidance on dealing with amorous patients

Children in 20 areas of England have little or no school sixth form provision within a commutable distance, researchers found

Sixth-form gaps 'hinder poorer children's chances of going to university'

Former lorry driver Ralph Clarke, 101, arrives at Birmingham Crown Court for his trial

Trial opens against 101-year-old man accused of historic child sex offences

Protesters outside the Supreme Court in London

Government goes to Supreme Court to overturn Brexit ruling

The PMI report said the strong performance from Britain's services sector puts the UK economy on course to grow by 0.5% in the fourth quarter

UK services sector at 10-month high despite Brexit uncertainty

The legal action is linked to a rights issue overseen by disgraced former RBS boss Fred Goodwin

RBS settles three compensation claims over toxic 2008 rights issue

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