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Murder probe police looking for man who may have ‘vital information’

Police are appealing for help in locating a man they believe may have “vital” information about a murder investigation.

Uber launch cap on drivers' hours

Uber to launch cap on drivers’ hours

Taxi-hailing firm Uber is to introduce a cap on how many hours its drivers can work, saying the move is an “industry first”.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ?wiggle? with staff (Phil Barnett/PA)

In video: Duke and Duchess ‘wiggle’ on university tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge indulged in a little bit of dancing while visiting Coventry University.

Lynx helicopter farewell tour

In pictures: Lynx helicopters begin farewell tour

The Army Air Corps has flown four of the last remaining Lynx helicopters from RAF Odiham in Hampshire on a commemorative tour as the aircraft bows out after nearly 40 years of service.

Greggs plans to ramp up new shop openings in 2018 after decent end to 2017.

Greggs to serve up raft of new shops in year ahead after solid end to 2017

High street chain Greggs has said it plans to ramp up shop openings over the year ahead after a solid performance in 2017 despite seeing sales growth slow over the Christmas season.

The Quiney Letter, the only known surviving letter written to William Shakespeare is one of the 90 documents recognised for their international cultural importance (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust/PA).

Shakespeare documents listed on international cultural register

A collection of documents relating to the life of William Shakespeare have been recognised for their international cultural significance.

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve (PA)

Tory MP says party sending out ‘really strange message’ on EU rights

Failure to incorporate the EU charter of fundamental rights into UK law after Brexit sends out “a really strange message” about the attitude of the Conservative Party, a senior Tory has said.

Winter weather Jan 16th 2018

In pictures: Britain shivers in wintry weather

Snow has blanketed parts of the country as forecasters warned of plunging temperatures.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour the ruins of Coventry cathedral

In pictures: William and Kate visit Coventry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Coventry for a visit celebrating the city’s history, people and heritage.

A sign for Maids Moreton, after police launched a murder investigation into the deaths of two elderly residents (Steve Parsons/PA)

Journalist Crick hails ‘inspirational’ teacher amid village double murder probe

TV journalist Michael Crick has spoken of his shock after police launched a murder inquiry into the deaths of his “inspirational teacher” and an elderly neighbour.

John Pordage was gunned down outside a petrol station (Essex Police/PA)

Man shot dead over Milky Bar Kid comment, court hears

A teenager gunned a man down outside a petrol station over a comment that he “looked like the Milky Bar Kid”, and he is still on the run from police, a trial heard.

The decision to direct the release of John Worboys has prompted huge controversy (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Parole Board in ‘political interference’ warning after Worboys decision outcry

The chairman of the Parole Board has warned against “political interference” in its decisions following an outcry over the impending release of black-taxi rapist John Worboys.

Umar Haque allegedly planned to attack Big Ben (John Walton/PA)

Man fascinated by IS plotted attacks on Big Ben and other UK targets, court told

A fanatical teacher plotted a series of Islamic State-inspired attacks on Big Ben, the Queen’s Guard, and Westfield shopping centre, saying “we are a death squad sent by Allah”, a court heard.

Jeremy Corbyn speaking in Parliament Square (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Momentum director wins senior position on Labour’s ruling body

A director of the Jeremy Corbyn-backing pressure group Momentum has taken charge of Labour’s disputes panel in a move which critics said showed the party was being controlled by a “leftist clique”.

The poster (Rod Minchin/PA)

Council faces backlash over ‘shameful’ homeless signs

A council has been criticised for erecting posters that make passers-by “suspicious of homeless people”.

Irish Government

Gerry Adams attempts to overturn 1970s convictions for jail breaks

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has launched a legal bid to overturn two historical convictions for attempting to escape from prison.

Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with residents before visiting a migrant centre in northern France (Michel Spingler/AP)

Macron promises no return of ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed not to allow the re-establishment of the “Jungle” camp of migrants in Calais.

Elliana Shand missing

Girl who vanished back in England after being found in Spain

A four-year-old girl who was found in Spain after going missing with her schizophrenic mother has returned to England.

BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has condemned the criminal justice system after a man who harassed her for 20 years was jailed again (Yui Mok/PA)

‘Scared and let down’ Emily Maitlis attacks system as man jailed for harassment

Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has criticised the criminal justice system for letting a former university friend continue his 20-year campaign of harassment against her.

Lynx helicopter decommissioned

Army’s Lynx helicopters make final tour before decommissioning

Age finally caught up with the Lynx helicopter as the aircraft embarked on a farewell tour, marking a last salute to the British Army before bowing out of service.

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