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George Michael pictured in 2011 - his cousin has spoken to the BBC about the star's death

George Michael 'died of accidental drugs overdose', his cousin says

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Ladbroke Grove during the Notting Hill Carnival, where "crushing" has occurred, a report said

Notting Hill Carnival risks 'Hillsborough-scale tragedy', warn police

South Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation

Tributes paid to teenage girl 'with heart of gold' after body found on pathway

Nikki Kenward was stricken by Guillain-Barre Syndrome in 1990

Campaigners fail in High Court challenge over change to assisted dying policy

The British Government warned that the immigration scam was a growing industry

Thousands 'fake living in Ireland to bring family members to UK'

Arthur Hutchinson was jailed in 1984

Decision day in triple killer's fight against whole-life jail term

The action was brought by Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar (Cori Crider/Reprieve/PA )

Libyan couple bring rendition claim case against ex-foreign secretary Jack Straw

Economists were expecting a rise of 1.4%

Air fares and food push inflation to two-and-a-half year high of 1.6%

Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London

May confirms that UK will quit European single market

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Figures show more than 40 learners are caught using impersonators for driving tests each year

Figures show 40 learners caught using driving test impersonators each year

The royal trio are leading the Heads Together campaign

Royal trio to outline next phase of Heads Together campaign

Dame Louise Casey's review highlighted the need for more English language classes to reach communities that predominantly speak other languages

More Britons 'should learn immigrants' languages such as Polish and Urdu'

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Anthony Grainger was shot by police through the windscreen of a stolen Audi (IPCC/PA)

Public inquiry of unarmed man fatally shot by police marksman to begin

Police issued this image of Victoria Cherry as officers investigating her disappearance discovered a body

Police find body during probe into disappearance of Victoria Cherry

Jill Saward was the first rape victim to waive her legal right to anonymity

Family invites 'all who loved her' to rape campaigner Jill Saward's funeral

Southern was awarded just one star for punctuality, reliability, seat availability, frequency and value for money

Southern scores its lowest rail satisfaction rating in annual survey with 21%

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A survey found most women saw between one and four midwives during their pregnancy

Midwife shortage making women in labour feel like 'cattle', report warns

The agreements relate to bribery and corruption scandals involving intermediaries in overseas markets such as Indonesia and China

Rolls-Royce agrees £671m payment to settle corruption claims

Campaigners have called for improved links

Poor transport links to services 'hurting rural communities'

Craig David will be among the featured acts

Craig David and Tinie Tempah among acts for War Child Brits Week

Presenter Gillian Burke said she was horrified to be blamed for breaking up the Springwatch team (BBC/PA)

Gillian Burke 'horrified to be blamed for Springwatch team break-up'

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The star left the show due to scheduling conflicts

Miranda Hart's 'short notice' departure led to Call The Midwife rewrite

Jasmine Waltz entering the Celebrity Big Brother house - she has now waved goodbye.

Jasmine waltzes out of CBB in shock eviction

The cross-party group is seeking to boost access to top professions among young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds

Unpaid internships 'should be banned to improve top jobs access'

Concentrix was brought in to help HMRC cut fraud and error in the tax credit system

Tax credit claimants paid nearly £87,000 after outsourcing plan bungled

The UK is performing better than had been predicted in the wake of its vote to leave the European Union

IMF changes 2017 growth forecast for UK in upward revision

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Jeremy Hunt's firm Hotcourses been sold to IDP Education for more than £30 million

Jeremy Hunt receives £14m from sale of business amid NHS crisis

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Defra has confirmed that bird flu has been found at a turkey farm in Lincolnshire

Bird flu confirmed at Lincolnshire turkey farm

The agreements relate to bribery and corruption scandals involving intermediaries in overseas markets such as Indonesia and China

Rolls-Royce agrees £671m payment to settle corruption claims

Frances Cappuccini, 30, died after giving birth by emergency Caesarean section (Family handout/PA)

Hospital failures led to woman's death after Caesarean procedure, coroner says

Jeremy Corbyn was forced to restate his position on immigration, telling MPs again he is 'not wedded' to free movement of EU nationals

Labour MPs call on Jeremy Corbyn to give clearer message on immigration

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The Bank of England governor said UK economic growth is expected to "remain below past averages for the next few years"

Mark Carney: Household debt and consumer spending a key focus amid rate decision

Flowers on the beach near the Riu Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia

Tunisian police 'deliberately stalled arrival at Sousse terror attack scene'

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US president-elect Donald Trump plans to meet Prime Minister Theresa May 'right after I get into the White House'

'Great to hear' Donald Trump wants trade deal with UK, Boris Johnson says

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Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster speaking before an Assembly Plenary Session at Stormont in Belfast

Ministers insist direct rule not an option as March 2 snap election announced

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The home of children's author Helen Bailey in Royston, Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Constabulary/PA)

Helen Bailey murder accused told son two men had taken writer, court hears

Emergency services at the scene of a house explosion in Blackley, Manchester, where five people have been injured (Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service/PA)

Terraced house destroyed in blast that left two seriously injured

Rolf Harris denies the charges

Complainant demands apology from Rolf Harris who has 'only himself to blame'

Unions have already taken strike action in a row over jobs

Talks aimed at ending Tube dispute adjourned

An inquest is taking place into the death of Lance Corporal James Brynin

British soldier will not be charged over death of comrade in Afghanistan

The show will take the stage at the Victoria Palace Theatre in central London

UK theatregoers bag tickets to hotly anticipated musical Hamilton

Chris Bryant, joint spokesman for the Committee on Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster, tours the Houses of Parliament to view the work that needs to be done

Westminster 'should be evacuated to allow multibillion-pound repairs'

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Artist Andy Edwards with Cilla Black's sons Ben, Jack and Robert Willis and artist Emma Rodgers by the statue of the singer at its unveiling outside the Cavern Club in Liverpool

Cilla Black statue unveiled in Liverpool

Fresh figures show that just 18 fines have been issued since they came into force in April 2014 - totalling just £18,000

New employment tribunal fines net just £18,000 of expected £2.8m a year

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The analysis claims that in some cases, schools will lose more than 1,000 pounds per pupil

Parents say perfect storm of cost increases and real term cuts threatens schools

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Kris Kristofferson's website announced the date

Kris Kristofferson to perform on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage

Police at the scene of the shooting near St George's Primary School, Penilee, Glasgow

Man injured in targeted gun attack near Glasgow primary school

Singer Adele appeared in Forbes' annual list of young talents in areas including music, film, TV and sport

British stars Adele, James Bay and Stormzy named in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

The pair will be sentenced at Hull Crown Court

Mother who fed drugs to four-year-old daughter to be sentenced

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