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Rotherham scandal girls 'sang and danced hearing of Corrie's grooming storyline'

Coronation Street actor Chris Harper has said some of the girls in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal started singing and dancing when they heard the ITV soap would be tackling grooming.

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'Homosexuality is sin' comment teacher challenges move to throw him off course

A religious education teacher who said homosexuality was a sin during an online discussion is hoping a judge will rule that university bosses were wrong to throw him off a social work course.

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Nestle to axe nearly 300 jobs and move Blue Riband production to Poland

Confectionery giant Nestle is planning to cut almost 300 jobs and move production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland, unions said.

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Man, 21, remanded on terror charge after Heathrow arrest

A 21-year-old man who allegedly planned to join friends who had left the UK for Syria has appeared in court.

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Minister hints of new probe into jailed Cammell Laird shipyard workers

A fresh probe could take place into the case of a group of shipyard workers who were jailed in the 1980s for protesting against job losses, a justice minister has hinted.

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Supercars seized by police after using M1 as race track

Police have seized three supercars after they were seen racing on the M1.

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Swathes of northern and eastern England wake to dusting of snow

A blast of late winter weather has brought snow flurries to many parts of the North of England and the Midlands.

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Competition watchdog looks into takeover of Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival's takeover by global entertainment group Live Nation is being looked at by competition watchdogs amid potential concerns over the deal.

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Man held in Lindsay Jo Rimer murder probe released

A 68-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a teenage girl more than 20 years ago has been released.

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Met office warns of snow and hail as Arctic blast set to sweep Britain

Wintry showers could hit just about anywhere in Britain as the blast of Arctic weather that has brought snow to northern Scotland begins to move south.

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CWU urges national demo to demand Orgreave inquiry

A leading union is pressing for a national demonstration to be held in support of calls for a public inquiry into violent clashes between striking miners and police more than 30 years ago.

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Man admits trying to travel to Syria to join IS

A 30-year-old man who tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State (IS) has pleaded guilty to terror offences.

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Election challenger accuses MP of using parliament for 'anti-women' views

A Tory MP has been accused of using parliament as a national platform for "anti-women" views.

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Flying Scotsman travels with modern trains to celebrate British railways

World-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman travelled alongside three modern trains to celebrate the "past, present and future" of Britain's railways.

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Widower of Jo Cox calls for marginalisation of 'haters' during election

The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has urged politicians to conduct a "respectful not divisive" campaign in the run up to the general election.

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Man and teenage girl in court over jury tampering probe

A man and teenage girl have appeared in court following an investigation into jury tampering.

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Flying Scotsman to measure up to modern trains in 'unique' railway event

World famous locomotive Flying Scotsman will travel alongside three modern trains to celebrate the "past, present and future" of Britain's railway.

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Volunteers left naked and painted blue get sneak peek at Spencer Tunick images

More than 3,000 people who posed naked and were painted blue for a major artwork are getting to see the results for the first time.

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Incurable breast cancer survey finds poor care due to specialist nurses shortage

Women with incurable breast cancer are receiving poor care due to a lack of specialist nurses, according to a new report.

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Spectral shock for TV's Most Haunted team

Yvette Fielding's Most Haunted team recorded its most terrifying footage yet when it appeared to film a clear image of a ghostly presence.

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