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Mees was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court

Lorry driver jailed over motorway crash which killed two men

Care homes for the elderly are being investigated over concerns of potential shock bills and 'hidden' charges

Care homes probe due to concerns over shock bills and 'hidden charges'

Duran Duran members Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor have lost their court battle

Duran Duran 'outraged' after losing High Court battle over US song rights

Mist and fog surround a canal boat at Godstow Lock in Oxfordshire

Warning over freezing conditions as winter bites

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson delivers a speech at Chatham House, London

Boris Johnson: UK will not block closer EU defence co-operation after Brexit

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Chelsea has appointed an external law firm to carry out a formal investigation into Eddie Heath

Ex-Chelsea player says club paid him £50,000 to sign abuse claim 'gagging order'

Rail fares will go up by an average of more than two per cent next year

Passengers 'priced off railways' by 2.3% rise in fares, campaigners warn

Europol headquarters in The Hague

IS ready to launch attacks in Europe, Europol warns

Newly-elected Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Olney with party leader Tim Farron on Richmond Green

Lib Dems' by-election win 'the beginning of something special', Tim Farron says

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Phil Collins recently announced a comeback tour

Ex-wife of Phil Collins takes legal action over singer's autobiography

An anti-homelessness charity said that higher alcohol content drinks were doing more money than heroin and crack cocaine combined

Minimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health'

MP Anna Soubry

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

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Andrew Sachs arriving for the 2009 British Soap Awards

Cleese leads tributes to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs

Scotland has taken in the most refugees regionally

UK takes in 4,000 refugees in first year of expanded Syrian scheme

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Anne Reay will have been out of her house for 15 months by the time she is back in next March

Residents still reeling from Storm Desmond effects, one year on

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has congratulated Gen James Mattis

Fallon hails 'Mad Dog' Mattis as new US defence secretary

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The bus on fire in Kingston, south west London (Hannah Page/PA)

Bus bursts into flames in London street

Sheridan Smith was due to perform at the Royal Variety Performance

Sheridan Smith pulls out of Royal Variety Performance after father's death

Councillor Fida Hussain and 10-year-old Eve McGrath with Oldham Council's new gritter Nicole Saltslinger (Oldham Council/PA)

Roads gritter named Nicole Saltslinger in honour of X Factor judge

Sofia Harman, with her mother Patricia Hannington (EssexPolice/PA)

Sofia, three, calls 999 after mother collapses

Mhairi Black said a decision should not depend on the mood of jobcentre staff

SNP's Mhairi Black demands clearer rules for decisions on benefit sanctions

The Archbishop of Canterbury urged the promotion of cohesion 'around the common good' following the Brexit vote

Archbishop of Canterbury warns against 'turning inwards' after Brexit vote

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The Christmas tree pays tribute to celebrities who died in 2016 (L3GSV/PA)

Twitter-user creates Christmas tree angels for celebrities who died in 2016

The Charities Commission found 'no evidence of fraud or corruption' by Didier Drogba's foundation

Chelsea star Didier Drogba may have misled charity donors - watchdog

Eddie Redmayne is being awarded an OBE for services to drama

Eddie Redmayne and Tim Peake set to collect honours from Queen

The cost of building materials rose due to the slump in the pound's value

Construction activity hits eight-month high despite weak pound pushing up costs

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The number, expiry date and security code of Visa cards can be quickly discovered by cyber criminals, researchers claim

Criminals take just six seconds to guess Visa card number and code, experts find

The research comes after Government plans to relax admission rules for faith schools

Faith schools 'more selective than grammars and do little for poor pupils'

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Labour's Khalid Mahmood said the findings of a study showed that the views of British Muslims matched those of the rest of the population in most areas

One in four British Muslims does not believe in extremism, study finds

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Brexit Secretary David Davis: 'No one wants to see labour shortages in key sectors'

Post-Brexit workforce shortage 'in no one's interest' - David Davis

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The key impact of the change would be financial, saving parents around £410 a year in childcare fees, researchers said

£1bn scheme to boost childcare will create 'only modest' rise in parents working

HM Revenue and Customs plans to cut the number of its customer service staff by one-third

Tax office cuts could lead to another customer service collapse, MPs warn

Theresa May's policy of cutting the welfare budget in times of austerity overlooks its role in a nation's economic success, academics have said.

Theresa May's welfare spending policy is historically obsolete, say academics

Drinking too much water can have harmful effects, said doctors in a report.

Doctors' advice to 'drink plenty of water' when ill could be harmful

Lamb said he had become something of a father figure in the camp.

Ex-EastEnders actor Larry Lamb voted out of I'm A Celebrity

Dua Lipa is on the Brits Critics' Choice shortlist

Dua Lipa, Rag'n'Bone Man and Anne-Marie on Brits Critics' Choice shortlist

Yahoo has revealed its most searched for terms online for 2016

Brexit, Rio, Euro 2016 and Donald Trump are Yahoo's most popular search terms

Prison officers will vote on the new deal

Prison officers offered improved pay and pensions by Government

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Southern Railway is being hit by disputes over the role of guards and issues such as a shortage of staff

Owner of Southern Railway takes drivers' union Aslef to court over strikes

Lord Freud's resignation has been accepted by the Queen

Architect of Tory welfare reforms set to retire

Traffic at the Port of Dover

UK port security 'impaired' by shortcomings in passenger information

Drinking too much water can have harmful effects, said doctors in a report

Doctors' advice to 'drink plenty of water' when ill could be harmful

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan issued the warnings for the first time at bus stops, Tube stations and roadsides in the capital

Mayor Sadiq Khan issues air quality alerts across London

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Francois Hollande has been France's president since 2012

Hollande bows out of French presidential race

The latest immigration figures have been published

Immigration to UK hits record 650,000 as EU numbers rise

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Brexit Secretary David Davis said Britain could continue paying into Brussels after it has left the EU to secure access to the single market

Post-Brexit UK could still pay Brussels for 'access' to single market

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Footballer Andy Woodward said he had been abused as a youngster

10 suspects identified by police force investigating football-linked sex abuse

Greater Manchester Police Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe

Panel says police chief should be spared sack over gross misconduct breasts jibe

Former Tory Zac Goldsmith is now fighting for his old seat as an independent

Zac Goldsmith battles to retain Richmond Park parliamentary seat

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