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War horse's gravestone and prehistoric trackway protected by Historic England

A prehistoric timber trackway, a gravestone to a war horse and the gardens where Billy Butlin opened his first holiday camp are among the more unusual historic sites protected this year.

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Ice warning remains as temperatures plunge again

Christmas partygoers can expect another night of freezing temperatures, with an ice warning in place for much of Britain.

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Paedophile hunters defend methods after TV producer admits child sex offences

A paedophile-hunting group has defended its tactics after a television sports producer who was confronted when he travelled to the UK to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl admitted sex offences.

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Police watchdog probe after pursued motorist crashes and dies

The police watchdog is investigating after a motorist being pursued by police crashed and died.

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Ice warning remains as temperatures plunge again

Christmas partygoers can expect another night of freezing temperatures, with an ice warning in place for much of Britain.

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Jo Cox's widower talks of challenges of bringing up children alone

The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has spoken about the difficulty of being a single parent as he praised a campaign designed to tackle loneliness at Christmas.

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Tram-train scheme's high risk level 'not properly considered', say MPs

The UK's first tram-train scheme is an example of "how not to" manage a rail project, according to the head of a Commons committee.

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Hillsborough police officer will not face charges over horse burn claims

A police officer alleged to have falsely claimed his horse was burnt by fans at Hillsborough will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

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Every single one of us can tackle loneliness epidemic, says Jo Cox's sister

The "social epidemic" of loneliness needs to be tackled by a combination of government intervention and "every single one of us" playing our part, according to the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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Maps highlighting hotspots for crimes against birds of prey published

Maps showing birds of prey persecution across England and Wales are being published to help police focus enforcement efforts on incident hotspots, the Government said.

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Judge demands 'pound-for-pound' loss detail in Cliff Richard's claim against BBC

Sir Cliff Richard has been told by a High Court judge to provide more information on his claim that he suffered huge financial losses following a BBC broadcast of a police raid on his home.

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Jo Cox Loneliness Commission identifies 'gap in national leadership' on issue

The UK needs a government-led national strategy to combat loneliness, according to a commission set up by MP Jo Cox before she was murdered.

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Eight jailed for plot to smuggle phones and drugs into jails with drones

Eight offenders have been jailed after drones were used to smuggle cannabis and mobile phones into prisons in England and Scotland.

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Boy, 15, admits causing deaths of five people in car crash

A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing the deaths of five people, including three children, by dangerous driving after a car ploughed into a tree.

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War memorial trees to be cut down

More than 40 war memorial trees will be cut down after a council said it could not justify the £500,000 price tag to save them.

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Suicide bomber's brother guilty of preparing act of terrorism in UK

A dentistry student and brother of an Isis suicide bomber has been convicted of preparing an act of terrorism in the UK.

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Suspended Labour MP Jared O'Mara to stay away from Parliament on medical advice

Suspended Labour MP Jared O'Mara has scaled back his activities on the advice of his doctors, his office has announced.

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Sheffield's controversial tree felling plans threaten festive street display

People living in a street where visitors flock to see cherry trees festooned with lights every Christmas have said the tradition is being wrecked by the local council's controversial felling programme.

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Chef who lost job after wrongful drug driving conviction sues forensic firm

A chef who lost his job after he was wrongfully convicted of drug driving is suing the forensic firm where his sample was tested.

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JK Rowling 'deeply honoured' to be made Companion of Honour

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has told of her pride at being made a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace.

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