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Union recommends drivers accept deal to end Southern Rail dispute

Southern Rail drivers are to be balloted on a proposed deal to end their long-running dispute about driver-only trains, and a five-year pay deal worth 28.5%.

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Grammar school head at centre of row over A-level students is suspended

The head of a grammar school which came under fire after it told pupils they could not continue their A-level studies has been suspended.

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Police appeal to trace father who has gone missing with two sons

A father has gone missing with his two young sons, sparking police concern for the youngsters' "long-term welfare".

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Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

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'Petrol head' tycoon 'pleading poverty' in cash battle awaits judge's decision

A businessman embroiled in a divorce court money battle with his estranged wife is waiting for a judge's ruling.

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Conman who called himself Inspector Lestrade from Sherlock Holmes stories jailed

A conman who named himself after an inspector from the Sherlock Holmes stories to pose as a police officer and steal from shops has been jailed.

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Woman gets go-ahead for High Court claim over vaginal mesh implant injuries

A woman has won the go-ahead for a High Court claim over injuries she says she suffered from a vaginal mesh implant.

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Video shows how alleged parachute sabotage could be done in minutes

The trial of a soldier accused of trying to kill his wife with a sabotaged parachute has been shown a video demonstrating how it could be done in a toilet cubicle in just over five minutes.

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Failures at riot-hit Bedford prison 'simply shameful', says report

A report into a riot-hit jail has revealed inmates were locked up for as much as 23 hours a day and highlighted a failure to provide soap, cleaning materials and toilet paper.

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'No justification' for rationing health care, say doctors

Rationing care is becoming "more commonplace" across the NHS, leading doctors have warned.

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Five teenagers arrested in murder bid probe of man 'deliberately run over'

Five teenage boys have now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 19-year-old man was reported to have been deliberately run over twice by a truck.

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Gold, platinum and uranium forged in nuclear furnace as stars collide

A gold mine on a cosmic scale has been found in a distant galaxy where astronomers watched the titanic collision between two super-dense neutron stars.

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Man accepts damages from couple over posters calling him a paedophile

A man has accepted undisclosed damages from a couple who put up posters in their village calling him a dangerous paedophile.

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Two died in road collision an hour after crash at same place, inquest told

Two men died after their cars collided in icy weather on a road affected by water from a nearby building development, an hour after another vehicle crashed at the same place, an inquest heard.

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Man 'let his guard down' over accused in HIV case

An alleged victim of a hairdresser accused of deliberately infecting his lovers with HIV said he was surprised when they had unprotected sex, a court has heard.

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Egg supply business owner in divorce court money battle with millionaire ex-wife

An owner of a leading egg supply business is embroiled in a divorce court money battle with his millionaire ex-wife.

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Former serviceman who scammed nearly £50,000 from veterans' charity walks free

A former serviceman who scammed a veterans' charity out of nearly £50,000 to feed his gambling addiction has walked free from court.

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Capita workers to stage nine-day strike after pension talks breakdown

Workers at outsourcing firm Capita are to stage a nine-day strike after the breakdown of talks aimed at resolving a dispute over pensions.

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Old, dirty and 'rank' toilets: Heston M-way stop-off voted worst in England

A motorway service area near Heathrow Airport has been named the worst in England.

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Tributes paid to groom killed by 'kick from horse' at Kempton

A groom killed at one of the country's best-known racecourses from a suspected kick from a horse has been described as "hugely enthusiastic and dedicated to his horses" by his employer.

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