Linkin Park members 'heartbroken' over bandmate Chester Bennington's death

Mike Shinoda and Dave Farrell have said they are "heartbroken" by the death of close friend and bandmate,Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.
The micro-blogging site admitted there is "still much work to be done".

Twitter clamps down on abuse on social networking site since start of 2017

Twitter users are experiencing "significantly less abuse" on the social media platform than six months ago, the company has claimed.

The former Death In Paradise star Kris Marshal

Kris Marshall backed for role as Doctor Who companion

Kris Marshall might still be joining the cast of Doctor Who - as the companion to the first female Doctor.

Wetlands at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Ineos threatens legal action against National Trust over fracking survey

Energy firm Ineos is threatening to take legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on its land.

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Police recorded nearly five million offences in England and Wales over the period, 458,021 more than the same period last year.

Police concern over rising recorded crime and falling officer numbers

The largest annual rise in crime recorded by police in a decade, coupled with a fall in officer numbers to the lowest in more than 30 years, has sparked concern among both chiefs and the rank-and-file.

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The move would give students more rights and protection

Students could sue universities over breach of contract, plans suggest

Universities could face lawsuits in the future from students who believe they have not been given the education they were promised.

The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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Rainhill High published a newsletter showing a pupil making a Isis-style salute

St Helens school published newsletter with pupil giving ‘Isis salute’

A St Helens school has issued an apology after publishing a newsletter featuring a pupil apparently making an Isis-style salute.

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£1.85m funding boost for Mere Grange project

£1.85m funding boost for Mere Grange project

An economic development scheme in St Helens has been awarded a massive cash injection.

Justin Holbrook is a fan of Joe Wardle

Saints eye up a move for Joe Wardle

Saints are taking more than a passing interest in events Down Under where former Huddersfield Giants centre or second rower Joe Wardle is set to leave the Newcastle Knights.

Mose Masoe in action during his time with Saints

Former Saint Mose Masoe joins Hull KR

Former St Helens prop Mose Masoe is returning to England after signing a short-term contract with promotion-chasing Hull KR.

Ecstasy tablets

St Helens schoolgirl, 14, rushed to hospital after taking ecstasy

A teenager girl from St Helens was taken to hospital after taking an ecstasy pill.

St Helens Crematorium

Funeral details announced for St Helens residents

Town hall chiefds have announced the funeral of a man who died last month.

Olympic swimmer Francesca Halsall

Francesca Halsall’s tips for success in sport and coffee

She’s best known as an Olympic swimmer but is now following her boyfriend, Saints skipper Jon Wilkin, into the business of coffee shop ownership.

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TSB Bank app to start using iris recognition technology

TSB is to introduce iris recognition as a way for customers to unlock the bank app and access their account, the first in Europe to use this form of biometric technology.

Pupils aged 14 had the highest number of permanent exclusions

35 pupils a day expelled from schools in England

The equivalent of 35 children a day are being expelled from schools in England, official figures show.

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The "full force of the law" should be used to deal with those committing the worst offences.

Tougher punishments for animal abusers under consideration

Animal abusers guilty of the "very worst behaviour" could face tougher punishments, according to Michael Gove.

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Man who climbed mountain while claiming disability benefits convicted of fraud

A man who claimed thousands of pounds in disability benefits despite climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, winning a triathlon and competing at the Phoenix Winter Games has been convicted of fraud, prosecutors said.

British Gas is to pay 1.1 million to compensate customers after its agents missed appointments

British Gas pays customers £1.1m compensation over missed appointments

British Gas has paid out £1.1 million to compensate customers after its agents missed appointments, breaching industry standards.

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