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Reactor takes next step towards generating clean electricity from fusion

Britain's newest fusion reactor has been fired up and taken the UK one step further towards generating electricity from the power of the stars.

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Radio 1 apology over Orlando Bloom 'pikey' comment

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw has apologised after Orlando Bloom used the word "pikey" on his breakfast show.

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Woman shot and four arrested in counter-terrorism operation

A woman has been shot by police and four people arrested as part of an ongoing counter-terrorism operation in London and Kent.

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Dozens evacuated after gas main bursts into flames

Dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes in Hampshire after a gas main burst into flames.

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Liberal Democrats to back Greens in Brighton seat

The Liberal Democrats will not contest the seat currently held by Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas.

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Family court litigation halted as baby's rare medical condition discovered

Social services bosses who thought a baby had been shaken have halted family court litigation after discovering that she was suffering from a rare medical condition which causes "easy bruising", a judge has said.

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Rarely-seen Jane Austen portrait on show to mark 200 years since writer's death

One of the most famous images of Jane Austen is returning to the UK for an exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the author's death.

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Woman hit by falling palm tree while sunbathing recalls 'excruciating pain'

A British holidaymaker has told how she feared she would never walk again after being crushed by a palm tree while sunbathing at a resort in Sri Lanka.

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Vineyard turns heat up with 750 candles to protect grapes from spring frost

Hundreds of candles have been lit to help prevent the grapes at a Hampshire vineyard from succumbing to the unseasonable frost experienced around the country.

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Liberal Democrats to back Greens in Brighton seat

The Liberal Democrats will not contest the seat currently held by Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas.

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Prosecutors consider charges over Tory MP's election expenses

Police investigating the 2015 general election expenses of Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay have submitted a file to prosecutors to consider criminal charges.

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Lloyds Bank to start compensating HBOS fraud victims as ex-judge heads inquiry

Lloyds Banking Group is to begin making compensation offers to victims of fraud at the hands of former HBOS staff next month, and has also appointed a retired high court judge to probe its handling of the affair.

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Former priest charged with historic child sex offences

A former Church of England priest has been charged with a catalogue of historical child sex offences against a boy dating back up to 30 years.

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Brighton super fan still cheering on Seagulls at 83

An 83-year-old die-hard Brighton and Hove Albion fan who has turned her home into a shrine to the newly-promoted football club has said she cannot wait to see them play in the Premier League.

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Woman to sue police over gun licence after stepfather shot her mother and sister

A devastated woman has condemned police who handed back firearms to her stepfather seven months before he shot dead her mother and sister.

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Duty free gin, perfume and Toblerone are cheaper at the supermarket, says Which?

Bargain airport prices for favourites such as gin and Toblerone are now likely to be cheaper at the supermarket, a consumer group has found

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Lifestyle changes while pregnant 'could cut unborn child's obesity risk'

A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA while in the womb caused by their mother's "health, diet and lifestyle", according to new research.

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Talks between Southern and the RMT to resolve year-long dispute are adjourned

Talks aimed at resolving the year-long dispute over staffing and driver-only trains on Southern have been adjourned after two days.

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Tory MP Andrew Tyrie to stand down from Parliament

Prominent Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie has announced he will stand down from Parliament at the General Election.

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Atomic Weapons Establishment workers plan fresh strikes in pensions row

Hundreds of workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment are to stage fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over pensions.

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