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

Nigel Farage has been shortlisted for Time magazine's prestigious person of the year award.

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Two men accused of rape 'shared photos of victim on WhatsApp'

Two men were filmed raping an unconscious woman and went on to share photographs of the victim on WhatsApp, a court has heard.

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Prison suicide rate prompts pledge of extra mental health support

Prisons will be helped to access mental health services seven days a week, the Government has suggested amid concerns over high suicide rates among inmates.

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Cosy first half for Joules as pop-a-pom bobble hats help sales surge ahead

Bobble hats with changeable pom poms have helped upmarket clothing brand Joules ring up a double-digit hike in sales as shoppers snapped up its winter warmers.

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Power producer Drax to buy Opus Energy in £340m deal

Power station owner Drax has announced a £340 million deal to buy gas and electricity supplier Opus Energy as part of a bold strategy overhaul.

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Man held in Geoff Seggie murder probe

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a father-of-two.

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Probe after children locked in football ground by vandals

Forty parents and children were locked in a football ground after vandals sealed the gates.

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Oh yes, I will - girlfriend accepts panto star's on-stage proposal

An actor went off script during a pantomime to propose to his girlfriend.

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Care home prices 'jump by almost a quarter in a year, despite declining quality'

Average care home prices have jumped by almost a quarter in a year despite declining quality, according to a new analysis.

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Teacher jailed for sexually abusing boy at prep school in early 1990s

A teacher has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a boy at a preparatory school in the early 1990s.

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Man dies after glider collides with another light aircraft

A man has died after a glider crashed into a field following a mid-air collision with another light aircraft.

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Madeleine McCann detectives 'following important new lead'

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are following an "important" new lead, according to reports.

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Murder probe police seek help in finding dead man's car

Detectives are appealing for help to trace a car belonging to a father-of-two who was found dead at his home.

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Man arrested after police probe Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

A man has been arrested following investigations into an allegedly threatening Twitter post that called for people to "Jo Cox" an MP.

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Roman excavations in Leicester reveal second century Britons of African descent

An archaeological dig of Roman graves has turned up tantalising new evidence of Britain's long-standing multicultural heritage.

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Dumped dogs' skin condition so bad RSPCA can hardly tell what colour they are

A pair of abandoned dogs found dumped in "despicable" condition in a public park were ravaged with skin disease and fur loss to such an extent it was difficult to tell what colour they were.

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Man who suffered fractured skull after being hit by boss loses damages action

A sales manager whose skull was fractured after he was punched by his boss at the office Christmas party has lost his High Court damages action against his former employer.

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Missing 12-year-old schoolgirl found safe

A 12-year-old girl who went missing after setting off for school has been found safe and well.

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Mansfield school bans pupils from putting up hands to answer questions

Pupils have been banned from putting up their hands in class to answer questions after a headteacher claimed it was always the same students responding.

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Police probe over Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

An allegedly-threatening Twitter post calling for people to "Jo Cox" an MP is being investigated by police.

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