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Under the new rules, 'taxpayers won't be made to foot the bill for political campaigning and political lobbying'

'Draconian' crackdown on charities lobbying ministers with taxpayers' money

Akhtar Javeed, 56, was shot dead during an attempted armed robbery at Direct Source 3 Ltd in the Digbeth area of Birmingham

Taxi driver sought in Birmingham company boss shooting probe

Junior doctors have held a series of protests over pay and conditions

Junior doctors stage 'masked march' over pay and conditions

The Queen became the UK's monarch in 1952

Gun salutes to mark Queen's accession to the throne

Home Secretary Theresa May described the current police disciplinary system as "complex and difficult to navigate"

'Super complaints' system aimed at improving police standards

The scene in Benenden, Kent, following the death of supply teacher Caroline Andrews

Man arrested in mother-of-four Caroline Andrews murder probe

Jeremy Corbyn will say he wants councils to become 'public entrepreneurs'

Jeremy Corbyn backing councils to be 'public entrepreneurs' under Labour

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A Garda cordon outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin after one man died and two others were injured following a shooting incident at the hotel

Gunmen hunted after boxing weigh-in shooting leaves one dead

Former England defender Stuart Pearce was to have come out of retirement for Longford AFC

Waterlogged pitch damper on football legend Stuart Pearce's comeback

The pair are among 11 notable non-academics in the role

Watson and Cumberbatch handed Oxford University roles

Lord Lucas said better behaviour and results at state schools were attracting families who can afford private

Rich parents 'being lured to state schools from private sector'

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back for another six-episode series of The X-Files (Fox/PA)

X-Files revival 'like the old days', says creator Chris Carter

Eddie Jordan is expected to be named as one of the hosts of the new series within days

Former F1 boss Eddie Jordan 'revving up for Top Gear presenting role'

Freddie Wright and Jack Galsworthy in Antigua after becoming the youngest pair to row across an ocean

Atlantic Challenge Britons become youngest pair to row across ocean

Police are questioning a 16-year-old boy

Boy, 16, arrested after Oxford bank robbery

Scientists hope their discovery could lead to a blood test for five deadly cancers

Scientists hope to develop cancer blood test after research discovery

The SAS was reported to have been involved in the firefight

Three members of British special forces 'injured in IS Iraq ambush'

Driverless cars look set to transform our roads

Streets of London could become test track for Google's driverless cars

After a court hearing, The judge concluded all three children should be placed into long-term foster care

Boy 'over-involved in parenting younger siblings' placed in foster care

Stonewall urged tour operators to take "more responsibility" for ensuring holidaymakers have as much information as possible before they book

Travel firms urged to provide better safety advice to LGBT travellers

Jeremy Corbyn will stress he wants to see further reforms in Brussels, including stronger workers' rights

Jeremy Corbyn: Staying in EU is in best interests of British people

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested

Boy, 16, arrested after Oxford bank robbery

Jake Petty was killed in battle, the Old Bailey heard

Mother 'begged Muslim convert son who was killed in battle not to go to Syria'

Eddie Jordan is expected to be named as one of the hosts of the new series of Top Gear, according to reports

Former F1 boss Eddie Jordan 'revving up for Top Gear presenting role'

Max Haigh was operated on at Leeds General Infirmary

Heart surgery on boy, one, was performed 'appropriately' coroner rules

A cordon outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin

One dead, two injured in shooting at boxing match weigh-in at Dublin hotel

A Tory MP said a woman with a criminal record whose fight against deportation has been boosted by the European Court of Justice advocate general is the daughter-in-law of Abu Hamza

European Court fight woman 'is Abu Hamza's daughter-in-law'

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The scene in Benenden following the death of a woman as Kent Police launch a manhunt for a man in connection with the incident

Man arrested in mother-of-four Caroline Andrews murder probe

Pc David Rathband was shot by Raoul Moat

Pc David Rathband's family defiant after losing High Court negligence case

Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

Angry Assange in embassy balcony tirade over UK response to 'detention' report

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Married MP Huw Merriman treated solicitor Patronia Campbell unfairly at work after a one-night stand with her, a tribunal heard (Conservative Party/PA)

Married MP was heard giggling in colleague's bedroom, employment tribunal told

Claudia Winkleman will host the new series of Great British Sewing Bee

Bridget Jones's Baby costume designer is new Great British Sewing Bee judge

David Gibson was jailed at Liverpool Crown Court

Ex-Merseyside Police sergeant jailed after forcing prostitute into sex act

Zayn Malik's debut single Pillowtalk is the fastest selling song of the year so far

Zayn Malik's Pillowtalk tops singles chart

Players from the Saracens rugby club are taking part in a research project

Saracens in research project that could have bruising impact on contact sports

Jordan Watson was found dead in a cemetery (Cumbria Police/PA)

Teenager found guilty of murdering schoolboy love rival in cemetery

Almost four-fifths of GPs said the quality of care had worsened in the past 18 months

GPs turning to locum doctors amid staffing crisis, report reveals

A sperm whale washed up on the beach at Hunstanton in Norfolk

Tests planned on Hunstanton whale after spate of deaths

The moment two audience members were injured when a stunt at Nitro Circus at Glasgow's SSE Hydro went wrong. Credit: @_R_W_B_

Passenger breaks jaw as Nitro Circus motorbike stunt goes wrong

Becky Watts was murdered by her stepbrother Nathan Matthews

Couple who 'unwittingly' helped hide Becky Watts' remains jailed

Hobley said she was upset to be leaving the show

Tina Hobley exits The Jump after dislocating elbow and fracturing arm

Helge Lund, BG Group Chief Executive, said the company had delivered an 'excellent operational performance' last year

BG Group back in black despite oil price pressure

Prince Harry talks to residents affected by flooding during a visit to St Michael's on Wyre, Lancashire

Harry thanks soldiers for flood rescue efforts after storms

Nigel Farage was due to appear on Question Time, but tweeted that he was stuck in traffic

More car trouble for Nigel Farage as jam forces him to miss Question Time

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As oil prices have slumped real wages have increased, Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent said

'No urgency to raise rates' despite low oil price boost to economy

The couple claim they were arrested under the terrorism act after trying to send him for new glasses

'Jihadi Jack's' parents 'arrested after trying to send him money'

David McBryan was one of the winners of GCHQ's head-scratching Christmas puzzle

What a cracker...code-breakers win Christmas card challenge

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The review found bed blocking is a bigger problem for NHS hospitals than previously thought

NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day

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Akhtar Javeed was shot dead during an armed raid on his firm's warehouse in Birmingham (West Midlands Police/PA)

Police hunt masked gunmen after drinks company boss shot dead in robbery bid

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