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A Birmingham Pc is among three people accused over claims of a plot to kidnap a police officer which sparked a national security alert

Policeman in court over officer kidnap plot claim

Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, one of the joint winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize for chemistry, at the Francis Crick Institute in Potters Bar (AP)

Retired UK-based scientist awarded Nobel prize for DNA repair research

Two UK judges say they will not permit the extradition of an alleged paedophile unless they receive assurances about his human rights

Judges refuse to extradite 'paedophile' unless his human rights are guaranteed

Former Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball, 83, arrives at the Old Bailey, London, where he has been jailed for preying on aspiring young priests for his own sexual gratification

Lord Carey denies 'cover-up' as ex-bishop Peter Ball jailed for sex abuse

There were more than 37,000 complaints about police in England and Wales in 2014/15

Complaints about police reach record levels in England and Wales

Becky Watts was found murdered after disappearing in Bristol in February (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

'Sexual motive' alleged over 'kidnap and murder' of Bristol teenager Becky Watts

A High Court judge urged the parents of the missing boy to co-operate with doctors

Judge's plea to parents as boy, 10, needing urgent cancer surgery vanishes

Pc David Phillips's wife Jen and daughters Abigail and Sophie visit the scene in Wallasey where the Merseyside officer was mown down and killed by a stolen car early on Monday

Widow and young daughters lay flowers at Pc Dave Phillips hit-run murder scene

Robert Peston has worked for the BBC for 10 years

Robert Peston quits BBC and joins ITV in 'hardest career decision'

Two men were arrested in Folkstone after walking through the Channel Tunnel from Calais

Two immigrants arrested in Folkestone after walking through Chunnel from Calais

The Government wants to impose the new contract on doctors up to consultant level next year

Thousands of junior doctors logging unpaid hours amid contract row

Stefan Rigo was given a 40-week suspended prison sentence by magistrates in Leeds

Man hijacked webcams to spy on people having sex

Patrick O'Flynn warned of an EU "propaganda offensive"

Ukip accuses European Commission of 'propaganda offensive' ahead of poll

The yachtsman is believed to have left Shetland to sail to Norway

Weather hampers North Sea rescue of yachtsman, 82, near gas platform

Great Western Railway said the union's claims were "simply wrong"

Great Western Railway denies union's claim journey times to be slower than 1977

The yacht had left Hong Kong to sail to the Philippines

Fears grow for Britons after yacht goes missing in South China Sea

A fierce supermarket price war has taken its toll on Tesco profits

Tesco earnings plunge by 70% despite slowdown in sales decline

Carey Mulligan (left) and Meryl Streep whose political period drama Suffragette will open this year's London Film Festival

Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan open London Film Festival with Suffragette

Dog owners who fail to pay the £100 fine could face a penalty of up to £1,000 if the case is taken to court

Dog walkers face £100 council fine if they leave poop bags at home

SABMiller's beers include Peroni and Grolsch

ABinBev makes reassuringly expensive SABMiller offer to create £180bn beer giant

A Volkswagen Passat is tested for exhaust emissions

New year start for VW emissions cheat cars recall

Volkswagen has been embroiled in scandal over the rigging of emissions tests

Carmakers queue up to deny cheating emissions tests

The Met said it had 'serious concerns' about the impact of a Panorama programme on Operation Midland

Scotland Yard 'concerned' at Operation Midland Panorama programme

Emergency services at the site of the Shoreham air disaster

Shoreham crash post police quit Sussex force

A new treatment for skin cancer patients will be made widely available on the NHS

Skin cancer drug treatment approved for widespread use on NHS

 Argos has employed 3,300 drivers to launch the new Fast Track service

Argos to offer same-day home delivery service

Actress Christina Hendricks, known for her vibrant red locks, starred in the Clairol Nice 'N Easy hair dye advert

Clairol's Christina Hendricks hair dye advert 'misleadingly exaggerated' results

The contestants who took part in this year's show

Great British Bake Off finalists knead to know this year's winner

Women who have ovarian tissue removed then transplanted back at a later date have a "good chance" of getting pregnant, a study has found

Ovarian tissue transplant 'boosts pregnancy chances'

Women were faced with "confusing" and "contradictory" messages about drinking while pregnant, experts warned

Pregnant women 'should be advised to totally avoid alcohol'

Oxfam Shop says the UK should be pledging to take in more than 21,000 Syrian refugees

UK 'not taking fair share of Syrian refugees'

The court ruled that the voting ban imposed by the French government on a convicted murdered was 'proportionate'

Ban upheld on vote for prisoners but sanctions must be 'proportionate'

Women were faced with "confusing" and "contradictory" messages about drinking while pregnant, experts warned

Pregnant women 'should be advised to totally avoid alcohol'

Tony Blair said that unless religious prejudice in Muslim communities is rooted out, the threat from extremists will not be defeated

Tony Blair warns extremist ideology 'has wide support among Muslims'

Victor Adcock and Nicola Adcock, parents of Jack Adcock, arriving at Nottingham Crown Court

'Lack of care contributed to death' in hospital of Jack Adcock, 6

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it is 'utterly irresponsible' to suggest he is trying to introduce 'unsafe' longer working hours and pay cuts for doctors

Jeremy Hunt insists junior doctors will not face pay cut

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems successfully challenged the Safe Harbour treaty (Europe-V-Facebook.org/PA)

US online data deal ruled invalid by European Court of Justice

The yacht set sail from Hong Kong

'Body spotted' in hunt for Britons on missing yacht

Floral tributes left at the scene outside the Sainsbury's store in Trinity Street, Coventry

Daughters pay tribute to woman killed in bus supermarket crash

New Top Gear host Chris Evans squares up to the Stig as he hints that there may not be co-hosts with him at all times

Chris Evans: I might go solo for the Top Gear job

Microsoft has launched its new Windows 10 devices

Microsoft unveils first-ever laptop, Surface Pro 4 and three new Lumia phones

Carey Mulligan (left) and Meryl Streep star in the political period drama Suffragette

Suffragette stars Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan in 'slave' T-shirts row

People near the top of the weight table at birth have the best outcomes in adulthood, a study showed

Very small and very large babies 'have worst hearing, vision and mental ability'

The man was held in Essex by officers working on Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard said

Operation Yewtree detectives arrest 79-year-old man

Figures show hundreds of thousands of people have had requests for social care refused

Social care services 'cut back to the bare bones', says charity boss

The Glastonbury Festival team said they wanted to do something to help refugees

Glastonbury tickets to be auctioned in aid of refugees

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson at the AIR London studio mixing desk in 1983 (handout/PA Wire)

Sir Paul McCartney switches vocals with Michael Jackson in remixed duet

Social media is the preferred platform for jihadist propaganda, research has discovered

Islamic State releases '38 pieces of propaganda every day'

A stowaway kitten which arrived in Britain in the cargo hold of an Emirates jet.

Emirates offers to pay stowaway kitten's £1,000 quarantine fees

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady hailed tax credits, saying the proportion of children in workless households nearly halved since 1996

Unions hail tax credits after fall in households without work

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