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Some 98% of more than 37,000 doctors balloted by the BMA voted in favour of strikes

Last-ditch talks continue to avoid strike by junior doctors

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns has been cleared at Southwark Crown Court in London.

Cricketer Chris Cairns acquitted in perjury trial

Tony Blair and Colonel Gaddafi shaking hands at Gaddafi's desert base near Sirte in 2007

Tony Blair to give evidence to inquiry into Libya policy

Sarah Ewart, from Belfast, had to travel to England to have an abortion in 2013 after being told her unborn baby had no chance of survival

Legal challenge over Northern Ireland's abortion laws successful

William Whillock has been sued for damages in a sexting case

Damages awarded for first time in 'sexting' case

Prince Harry meets Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in South Africa

Desmond Tutu offers Harry tea and praise for Africa charity work

Lord Feldman, a close friend and ally of Prime Minister David Cameron, chairs the Conservative Party board

Probe into Tory bullying claims must be independent, peer says

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been urged to show leadership over Syria

75% of Labour members 'oppose RAF strikes in Syria'

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres greets the Prince of Wales as he arrives for the Climate Change Conference in France (AP/Christophe Ena, Pool)

Charles issues rallying call over climate change

Amazon's Hemel Hempstead warehouse, as shoppers are expected to spend almost £1 billion online during Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday shoppers prepare to splash out nearly £1bn online

Waves crash onto the shore at the seaside town of Prestwick

Flood alerts as Storm Clodagh gales give way to heavy rain

Chancellor George Osborne checks the level of the rail tracks during a visit to Freightliner Heavy Haul in Crewe, where he confirmed that HS2 trains will run to Crewe by 2027

George Osborne advances timetable for HS2 services to Crewe

The new £50 coin (Royal Mint/PA)

New £50 'face value' coin to celebrate Queen's reign

Lorraine Kelly is celebrating her 56th birthday

Lorraine Kelly shocks viewers with 'sit on your face' comment to Piers Morgan

The CBI's Carolyn Fairbairn says mid-sized firms need more support

Government urged to help medium-sized firms grow

George Osborne is hoping to keep costs down for families

George Osborne vows measures to help families keep costs down

MPs and peers want crime recording rules to be adapted so children are not routinely criminalised for 'sexting'

Crime recording rule changes urged to avoid criminalising children for 'sexting'

The Commons health committee called on the Government to take "ambitious" action on tackling the obesity crisis

Ban junk food advertising during family TV shows, say MPs

Brian Friedman is the second I'm A Celebrity contestant to be sent home from the jungle

Brian Friedman is second I'm A Celebrity star to leave the jungle

Anne-Marie Duff said that the nation cannot afford to take risks with the NHS

Petition seeks assurances over NHS protection in EU-US trade deal

The proportion of women high earners hasn't changed over the past four years, a study says

Proportion of women high earners 'still hasn't changed'

Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Janette Benaddi and Frances Davies who are preparing to row the Atlantic (Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge/PA)

Working mothers team ready to row Atlantic

Great Britain's Andy Murray in action during day three of the Davis Cup Final at the Flanders Expo Centre, Ghent

Andy Murray and team mates hailed for historic Davis Cup victory

Shoppers are expected to spend almost one billion pounds online with bargain deals on Cyber Monday

Shoppers due to spend nearly £1bn online on Cyber Monday

Princess Charlotte with her cuddly toy dog (The Duchess of Cambridge)

Princess Charlotte pretty in pink as Kate and William release official photos

The Clutha Bar in Glasgow will close early on the second anniversary of the disaster

Clutha to close early on second anniversary of helicopter crash

Peter Andre and Janette Manrara failed to impress

Peter Andre becomes ninth celebrity to waltz off Strictly Come Dancing

Gusts of up to 70mph are expected around exposed coastal areas in the west of England

Clodagh causes transport disruption as rain and winds lash Britain

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Dame Vivienne Westwood, second right, join campaigners in London calling for ambitious action to tackle climate change

Marchers gather to urge world leaders to act on climate change

Grant Shapps said "the buck should stop with me" and resigned over alleged bullying in the Conservative Party

Tory chairman Lord Feldman interviewed as witness over bullying row

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appears on the BBC One current affairs programme The Andrew Marr Show (BBC/PA)

Jeremy Corbyn to make ruling on Labour stance over Syria air strikes

Junior doctors are poised to take strike action over three days this week

Army medics may be brought in to help during junior doctors' strike

Top Gear presenter Chris Evans filming a segment for the new series at London's Olympic Stadium

Chris Evans reveals date of Top Gear's return to our screens

Che Chesterman forgot the lyrics to this year's fastest-selling single (Syco/Thames TV/PA)

X Factor's Che Chesterman forgets the lyrics to Adele's Hello

Increased social care costs will hit local government coffers

Warning of massive funding gap for local authorities

The CBI reports economic growth remaining 'steady' in the past few months, although momentum has slowed

Economic growth slows with manufacturing sluggish, says CBI

Prince Harry falls off his horse during a fundraising polo match in aid of his charity Sentebale at the Val de Vie Estate in South Africa

Prince Harry falls from his polo pony during charity match

Che Chesterman forgot the lyrics to this year's fastest selling single (Syco/Thames TV/PA)

X Factor's Che Chesterman forgets the lyrics to Adele's Hello

Posters advertising Black Friday sales on London's Oxford Street

Shoppers bag £3bn of bargains despite 'muted' Black Friday

Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec during a dress rehearsal for Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA)

Helen George tops Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard after Quickstepathon triumph

PwC said the Caparo Tubular Solutions business had been sold

333 steel jobs saved as Caparo business sold

Junior doctors are poised to take strike action over three days from next week

No deal as talks continue in bid to avert junior doctors' strike

Grant Shapps has come under fire from the father of a Tory activist who killed himself

Grant Shapps quits amid claims of inaction over Tory bullying allegations

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh look out across Valletta Harbour, Malta

Queen ends state visit to Malta with emotional farewell

Prime Minister David Cameron is attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta

David Cameron urges Commonwealth to press for reform in the Maldives

David Cameron indicated he will call a vote on British airstrikes in Syria

Cameron's strongest sign yet he will call for Syria airstrikes vote

The baby girl was taken to Cumberland Infirmary

Probe after 'unexplained' death of baby girl in Carlisle

Susannah Constantine was the first star voted out of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here (ITV/PA)

Susannah Constantine is first star to be voted out of I'm A Celebrity

Ken Livingstone said British troops are 'too discredited after Iraq and Afghanistan'

PM condemns Ken Livingstone for claiming British troops are 'discredited'

HMS Clyde re-fuelling an RAF Sea King helicopter during a recent operation between The Falkland Islands and South Georgia to rescue a man bitten by a seal (MoD/PA)

Briton injured by seal on remote Atlantic island rescued by Navy and RAF

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