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IS ready to launch attacks in Europe, Europol warns

Dozens of potential terrorists directed by Islamic State are currently in Europe and have the capacity to carry out attacks, security services fear.

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Passengers 'priced off railways' by 2.3% rise in fares, campaigners warn

Passengers are being "priced off the railways" with fares going up by an average of 2.3% next year, public transport campaigners have warned.

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Sir Edward Heath probe 'not a fishing trip or witch-hunt', police chief says

A chief constable has defended his force's handling of child sex allegations against former prime minister Sir Edward Heath.

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RSPCA to rescue for swan struggling in freezing conditions

Christmas shoppers have been left stunned as an exhausted swan was spotted struggling outside a shop.

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Royal officials in a flap as Harry's car suffers flag malfunction in Guyana

Officials were left in a flap when Prince Harry's royal standard flew off his official chauffeur-driven car and blew down the road soon after he arrived in Guyana.

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Warning over freezing conditions as winter bites

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing this weekend, prompting health officials to warn that the chilly conditions can be deadly.

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Residents still reeling from Storm Desmond effects, one year on

Heartbroken pensioner Anne Reay sits in the ruins of her home - one of hundreds of people facing another miserable festive season a year on from Storm Desmond.

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Titanic Belfast named world's best tourist attraction at Tourism Oscars

Titanic Belfast has been crowned best tourist attraction in the world.

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Lorry driver jailed over motorway crash which killed two men

A lorry driver has been jailed for six years after his HGV ploughed into the back of a line of traffic, killing two men, while he was sending Facebook messages to his girlfriend on his phone for at least 20 seconds prior to the crash.

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Care homes probe due to concerns over shock bills and 'hidden charges'

Care homes for the elderly are being investigated by the competition watchdog following concerns over people potentially being faced with shock bills and "hidden" charges.

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Minimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health'

The Government has said it will continue to look at minimum pricing for alcohol in light of a new report which argues it could improve the nation's health.

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Fallon hails 'Mad Dog' Mattis as new US defence secretary

The controversial retired general picked by Donald Trump to be his defence secretary has been given a ringing endorsement by the British government.

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Archbishop of Canterbury warns against 'turning inwards' after Brexit vote

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a renewal of fundamental British values in the post-Brexit period.

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Eddie Redmayne and Tim Peake set to collect honours from Queen

Hollywood star Eddie Redmayne and British astronaut Tim Peake will collect honours from the Queen today.

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Construction activity reaches nine-month high despite rising costs

Construction activity hit a nine-month high in November, but building costs have soared as the Brexit-hit pound continues to bite.

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Post-Brexit workforce shortage 'in no one's interest' - David Davis

A flexible approach to immigration controls has been signalled by Brexit Secretary David Davis.

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Faith schools 'more selective than grammars and do little for poor pupils'

Faith schools are even more selective than grammar schools and do little for the poorest children in society, a report warns.

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One in four British Muslims does not believe in extremism, study finds

British Muslims have a "deeply worrying" belief in conspiracy theories and almost half would not go to the police if they knew someone with links to Islamic State (IS), a major study has found.

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Criminals take just six seconds to guess Visa card number and code, experts find

Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found.

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£1bn scheme to boost childcare will create 'only modest' rise in parents working

A £1 billion Government scheme to boost childcare for three and four-year-olds will deliver only a "small" increase in parents working, a new study has found.

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