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Brexit: EU leaders agree to move talks to next stage

Theresa May welcomes "important step" and calls for "rapid progress" on transition discussions.

Salford fatal fire: Family 'won't be broken'

The children's mother remains in hospital in a coma "bandaged from head to foot".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018

In a break with royal tradition, the wedding is being held on a Saturday rather than a weekday.

Student Liam Allan 'betrayed' after rape trial collapse

Police are accused of failing to disclose vital phone records to the defence before the trial.

Driver dies after school bus crash in Aberdeenshire

Several children escaped with minor injuries after a school bus crashed on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

Ex-teacher Peter Webb jailed for Horsham pupil sex assaults

The former house master was prosecuted after victims heard about his attacks on other pupils.

Backlash over 'stay with abuser' posts shared by Essex Police

The social media posts have been described as sending an "incredibly dangerous message".

Almost half of under-25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.

Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment 'as banter'

The Women and Equalities Committee said new guidance was a "belated step in the right direction".

Boy, four, left on school bus tried to walk home

The four-year-old was left on school transport in a bus depot and then tried to find his way home.

Britvic confirms Norwich factory closure

The manufacturer of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot is to move manufacturing to three other sites.

Corrie Mckeague: Reward to find missing airman doubles

RAF airman Corrie Mckeague was last seen in September 2016 during a night out in Suffolk.

Salford fire: Family of four killed speak of 'nightmare'

Claire Pearson says Demi, Brandon, Lacie and Lia were "best friends" as well as siblings.

Rape trial collapse student felt 'pure fear'

Liam Allan was charged with 12 counts of rape and sexual assault before his case was dropped.

The drunk passengers who fall on to rail tracks

Network Rail has released video of inebriated people falling on to rail tracks.

Paternoster: The rare lift that went over the top

As one of the last examples of a unique lift closes in Leicester, is it hasta la vista Paternoster?

Bin man struggles on the ice

Life can be tough if you are a bin lorry worker in the winter

Teapot clue revealed woman's abusive relationship

Jayne Booth met her husband online and he lied to her that he was a Falklands War veteran.

Girl says cycle helmets should be compulsory

Doctors say that when Maisie was run over a cycle helmet saved her life.

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Beard-stroking 'job' advert gets thousands of responses

The service is being offered to stressed-out Christmas shoppers looking for last-minute gifts.

Homeless man guarded car with money inside

James McGeown stood by the open window of the car for two-and-a-half hours in freezing rain.

Festive fashion

Families, offices and even chickens are donning seasonal jumpers to raise cheers and money for good causes.

Leading women

The government wants more women on the boards of public bodies - what challenges do they face?

Reality Check

Snooker's Ronnie O'Sullivan nodded off during a Scottish Open match and won. Did extra sleep help him?

In pictures

Images of lead actors Richard Attenborough and Carol Marsh taking time out during filming.

'Divisive' subject

The last Question Time of 2017 was dominated by exchanges over Brexit - so what happened?

Six months on

There were a huge range of emotions at the St Paul's Cathedral service to remember the 71 Grenfell fire victims.

Christmas Brexit truce?

We asked Brexiteers to name one good thing about the EU - and Remainers to do the same about Brexit.

The baby in the box

Robin was abandoned as a baby 74 years ago. Now thanks to DNA and his daughter's detective work he finally knows where he came from.

A dog's life

Why people think leaving the EU is a "crucial opportunity" to stop puppies being smuggled to the UK.

On the road

In the UK sales of caravan are on the rise. 22,000 were sold in the year to June, a 7% rise on the previous 12 months.

Hull's highlights

Everyone from superstars to schoolchildren have played their part in a triumphant year.

Festive fears

Like Minds: Getting through this year’s festivities.

Teacher targets

The shadow education secretary claims the government is missing its teacher recruitment targets.

A royal Christmas

It's Meghan Markle's first Christmas with her royal in-laws to-be. So what can she expect?



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