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Romance novelist and war veteran Patricia Robins dies aged 95

The renowned romance novelist and Second World War veteran Patricia Robins has died aged 95.

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Teenager who loved comic books given superhero send-off at funeral

Mourners donned their capes, masks and plastic props as family and friends paid a final tribute to a comic fan with a superhero-themed funeral.

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Man to go on trial for allegedly sharing terrorist videos

A man will go on trial in the new year for allegedly sharing terrorist videos.

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Government faces £2.2bn bill to match EU research funding

The Government could face a bill of up to £2.2 billion to meet its pledge to match EU funding committed to research projects in the UK.

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Rail passengers need better information before setting off, watchdog says

Fewer than one in 10 (9%) rail passengers in south-east England find out about disrupted services before arriving at their departure station, according to a new study.

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Drug dealer seen in selfies with wad of notes jailed for six years

A drug dealer who posed for selfie pictures with a wad of fanned-out notes he gained from his crimes has been jailed for six years.

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Councils' £756m parking charges surplus represents 9% rise - study

The surplus produced from council parking operations in England rose by 9% over the past year, according to a new study.

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Southern Railway owners lose High Court bid to avert strike action

The owners of Southern Railway have lost their High Court bid to halt a series of crippling strikes by train drivers.

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Met launches probe into 'non-recent' sex abuse in London football clubs

Britain's largest police force has launched an investigation into sex abuse claims involving football clubs in London.

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Trauma of passengers and businesses hit by rail strikes

Passengers are "not able to live their lives" because of the rail chaos, a mayor has said as it emerged some South-based cancer sufferers are being forced to cancel hospital appointments in London.

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Newborn giraffe in 'wobbly' entrance at UK wildlife park after fear over species

A British wild animal park has welcomed the birth of a giraffe - as conservationists fear the species is being pushed towards extinction.

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Student who died on Varsity ski trip 'resting at peace in the mountains'

A touching family tribute has b een paid to the "adventurous and imaginative" Oxford University student who died during a Varsity skiing trip.

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Teenager who died on road 'had just found out he would not face attack charges'

A teenager died as he crossed a busy dual carriageway just a day after he reportedly found out that he would not be prosecuted over an alleged attack on his love rival.

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Children's pictures get starring role in PM's Christmas cards

Theresa May has chosen three pictures by schoolchildren from her Maidenhead constituency for her Christmas cards.

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Chef faces extradition from Netherlands over six-year-old's sex assault

A chef is facing extradition from the Netherlands after being arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl at a restaurant in Britain eight years ago.

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Police investigating pool party murder offer reward of up to £10,000

A reward of up to £10,000 has been offered by detectives investigating the murder of a reveller gunned down at a pool party at a village mansion.

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British man 'terrified' over sentencing in Donald Trump gun incident

The mother of a British man who tried to grab a policeman's gun in an alleged attempt to kill Donald Trump said her son is "terrified" the US president-elect will demand a lengthy prison term.

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Bin Laden family killed in private jet travelling 40% too fast, probe concludes

A private jet which crashed, killing three members of Osama bin Laden's family, landed too far down the runway because it was travelling 40% faster than the recommended speed, accident investigators concluded.

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Firework factory blast families of dead and injured win compensation

The families of two dead firefighters and other 999 staff injured following an explosion at a fireworks factory 10 years ago have finally received compensation, union officials said.

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Stalker who hounded woman after she befriended him in pub jailed for three years

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