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Woman who tried to send Facebook birthday message while driving killed pensioner

A woman has been jailed for more than two years for ploughing into a stationary car and killing a pensioner as she tried to send a happy birthday message on Facebook.

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Soldier accused of slashing woman's throat offered to take lie detector test

A soldier charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend by slashing her throat from ear to ear offered to take a lie detector test when his account of how she died was challenged in court.

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Assault victim dies two days after suspected stabbing

An assault victim has died in hospital two days after being injured in a suspected stabbing.

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Driver stopped on motorway 'waiting for husband to be sick in roadworks'

A driver who stopped on the M1 because her husband felt sick has been given safety advice by motorway police.

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Pair deny terror charges including planning to make bomb or poison for UK attack

Two people have denied a string of terror offences including planning to make a bomb or poison to use against UK citizens.

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Teenager arrested on suspicion of 14-year-old boy's murder

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the sudden death of a 14-year-old boy.

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Soldier accused of cutting former girlfriend's throat admits he was obsessive

A soldier accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's flat and cutting her throat from ear to ear has admitted he was obsessive but denied stalking her.

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Nicholas Woodeson to replace Tim Pigott-Smith in Death Of A Salesman

A revival of Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman will continue with another actor in the lead role following the death of star Tim Pigott-Smith.

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Man held over pensioner's death following crash 'altercation'

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a pensioner.

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Virgin Trains will run normal timetable during RMT strike

Virgin Trains will run a full timetable during a 48-hour strike by some of its East Coast staff, the company has announced.

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April 19 identified as 'mortgage freedom day' for UK home owners

Wednesday has been identified as "mortgage freedom day" - when home owners will have earned enough to cover the annual cost of their mortgage.

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Weetabix bought out of Chinese ownership after £1.4bn swoop by Post Holdings

Breakfast cereal company Weetabix has been bought out of Chinese ownership following a £1.4 billion swoop by US consumer giant Post Holdings.

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Man charged over death of teenager in Good Friday stabbing

A man has been charged with murdering an 18-year-old in a Good Friday stabbing.

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Man arrested over Good Friday killing of teenager Matthew Rothery

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering an 18-year-old in a Good Friday stabbing.

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Pie scramble starts bottle-kicking tradition which dates back to Roman times

What is thought to be Britain's longest-running sporting event kicked off in a muddy field in England.

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Teachers threaten to boycott primary school tests

Teachers are on the verge of voting to boycott key primary school tests amid concerns over the pressure it puts on pupils.

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Smiling Queen charms Maundy Money recipients at Leicester Cathedral

The Queen has marked Maundy Thursday by handing out Maundy Money - a tradition dating back to the 13th century.

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Murder accused soldier claims ex's death was 'self-defence and accident'

A soldier accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend by cutting her throat and leaving her to bleed on the bathroom floor is claiming a combination of "self-defence and accident", a court has heard.

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Leicester City fans clash with Spanish police ahead of Atletico Madrid match

Leicester City fans have clashed with Spanish police ahead of the team's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

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Volunteers 'devastated' after replica Anglo-Saxon house destroyed in fire

A replica Anglo-Saxon house built to help forge a better understanding of Britain's past has been destroyed by fire.

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