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Man told children prospect of 'life with him down south' was better, court hears

A man embroiled in a child custody fight with his estranged wife suggested that life "down south" would be better than living in Lancashire, a family court judge heard.

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Ex-Royal Navy officer run over trying to stop car thieves, jury hears

An ex-Royal Navy officer was run over and crushed to death trying to stop thieves stealing his car as his wife looked on, a jury heard.

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London and Manchester attacks fuelled biggest annual rise in hate crime

The Brexit vote and terror attacks in London and Manchester fuelled the largest annual rise in hate crime since records began, according to new figures.

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Sellafield firefighters walk out in pay strike

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site have launched the first of two 12-hour strikes in a dispute over pay and conditions.

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Ophelia brings further disruption as hundreds of thousands left without power

Storm Ophelia has caused further disruption after three people died in hurricane-force winds and hundreds of thousands were left without power.

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Man who killed woman and set fire to her body jailed for minimum of 21 years

A man who brutally murdered a woman before putting her body into a suitcase and setting fire to it has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years.

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Government vows to 'do all it can' over Vauxhall job cuts

Plans to cut 400 jobs at Vauxhall are "particularly disappointing", a Business Minister has said, as she told MPs she had spoken to a union chief and the UK head of the car giant.

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Former bishop 'would have faced child abuse claims quiz'

A former bishop would have been questioned over a string of allegations of historical child sexual abuse, police said.

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Executive must be restored 'for Northern Ireland's voice to be heard on Brexit'

Northern Ireland needs to re-establish its Executive so it can have a voice in Brexit talks, a Government minister has told British and Irish politicians.

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Killer Storm Ophelia expected to bring further disruption to UK

Storm Ophelia is expected to cause further disruption after three people died in hurricane-force winds and hundreds of thousands were left without power.

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Man denies killing ex-Royal Navy officer in car raid

A man has admitted burgling the home of an ex-Royal Navy officer, but denied being responsible for his death.

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Family dispute over continuing brain-damaged woman's care following fall

A family is in dispute over the ongoing care of a brain-damaged woman who has no capacity to make any decisions about her health, a court has heard.

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Vauxhall to axe 400 jobs at Ellesmere Port plant

Vauxhall is cutting 400 jobs at the firm's Ellesmere Port factory by the end of the year.

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Eight men charged with drugs offences after major police operation

Eight men have been charged with drugs offences after police executed search warrants across Scotland, Cheshire and North Wales as part of a major investigation.

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Ian Brady to be disposed of 'with no music or ceremony' as last request refused

"Uniquely evil" Ian Brady has been denied his last request for music at his cremation.

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Holiday bug liars jailed as judge warns fraudsters: Expect the same

A couple have been jailed for making fake holiday sickness claims in a landmark case.

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Eight men charged with drugs offences after major police operation

Eight men have been charged with drugs offences after police executed search warrants across Scotland, Cheshire and North Wales as part of a major investigation.

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Search for man seen 'booting' faithful dog Izzy as she waited outside shop

A man has been caught on CCTV kicking a dog in a random attack as it waited for its owner outside a shop.

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Man given suspended jail term for rooftop protest at politician's home

A man who staged a rooftop protest at the home of former Government minister Edward Timpson has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

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Jail for woman who stole from employer to fund fake US Army Major lover

A woman who stole more than £525,000 from her bosses to send to a fake online love interest has been jailed for 32 months.

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