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Detectives hunting for missing Margaret Fleming follow leads all the way to America
Six months on from her being reported missing, police say they haven't ruled out anything sinister happening to the 37-year-old who hasn't been seen on her own since 1999.
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Breast butcher guilty of 'completely unnecessary' operations to 'improve his earnings'
Paterson, wearing a black suit, blue shirt and red tie, sobbed as the foreman of the jury returned the guilty verdicts.
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Ian Paterson: Breast surgeon 'played God' with women's bodies
Thousands of patients were introduced to breast surgeon Ian Paterson. The 59-year-old, who has been found guilty of wounding with intent, appeared trusting, kind and with their best interests at heart. But he left them disfigured and suffering years of mental and physical torment. Here, some of them share their stories.
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Ian Paterson: Arrogant bully who 'mutilated' patients
Breast surgeon Ian Paterson mutilated hundreds of patients over the course of his career, performing botched and needless operations. His colleagues first raised concerns in 2003, but despite several investigations he was allowed to continue operating until 2011. Why did it take so long to stop him?
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Disturbing footage shows "vicious" bully repeatedly punch girl cowering on the ground as baying crowd yells "fight her"
The terrified victim screams out in pain as the bully rains several punches to her face, while screaming "Who’s f***ing hard now then?”
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Man stabbed to death on central London bus

A man was fatally stabbed on a bus in central London, sparking a murder investigation.

The 48-year-old victim was killed on the Route 189 bus in Gloucester Place, near the junction with Dorset Square, in Marylebone in the early hours of Friday morning.

It’s believed the victim

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Musical mash-up that’ll get you in the mood for Bank Holiday weekend

It’s Bank Holiday weekend, and what better way to kick it off than with a few musical mash-ups?

We’re not talking a blended songs type of mash-up here.

We’re talking about mixing some of the world’s greatest tunes with some of the Earth’s greatest

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Breast surgeon convicted of carrying out unnecessary operations

A breast surgeon has been convicted of carrying out unnecessary operations, including mastectomies, on nine women.

Ian Paterson, 59, was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court.

During the seven-week

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Donald Trump 'thought it would be easier' being President but he's found out it's not
He thought being a billionaire TV star would be more work than running one of the world's most important countries
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Donald Trump 'thought it would be easier' being President but he's found out it's not
He thought being a billionaire TV star would be more work than running one of the world's most important countries
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Breast surgeon guilty of wounding
A breast surgeon has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients by performing "completely unnecessary" operations.
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Kate Middleton prank call DJ Mel Greig admits royal hoax was factor in her divorce - but she won't say "poor me"
Greig and radio co-host Michael Christian placed a hoax call to a London hospital treating the duchess in 2012
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Kate Middleton prank call DJ Mel Greig admits royal hoax was factor in her divorce - but she won't say "poor me"
Greig and radio co-host Michael Christian placed a hoax call to a London hospital treating the duchess in 2012
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Father blockades school because daughter has to wear a blazer

A father has taken an extraordinary step and blockaded a school after his daughter was kicked out of class for not wearing a blazer.

Leah Young, 15, missed lessons because she wore a leather jacket instead because she had outgrown her school blazer and it was now

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Garden Bridge over River Thames looks even less likely after Mayor pulls support

Sadiq Khan has signalled the likely end of the Garden Bridge project when he pulled support for it.

The London Mayor said in an open letter that he was ‘simply not prepared’ to put taxpayers’ money at risk.

The Garden Bridge, which was backed by former Mayor Boris

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Macmillan Cancer is totally capitalising on Ed Balls Day – in a good way

Ed Balls’ Day is an annual celebration of the former Shadow Chancellor mistaken tweet where he posted his own name.

Now it is not just political nerds that are getting in on the action.

Cancer charity Macmillan has rushed to explain how on Ed Balls’ Day people should

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MP’s aide accused of raping woman in Palace of Westminster

A Tory MP’s aide has denied raping a woman at the Palace of Westminster last October.

Samuel Armstrong, 23, has been charged with two counts of rape, one of sexual assault, and one of assault by penetration in relation to the alleged attack.

He has since been suspended from his

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Man arrested in Whitehall named as Mohammed Khalid Omar Ali

The man arrested on Whitehall allegedly armed with knives has today been identified as Mohammed Khalid Omar Ali.

He is a 27-year-old originally from Tottenham, North London, according to the BBC.

Home Affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani said that police swooped on him following a

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Man jailed for raping five-year-old girl in South London

A man has been jailed for 13 years after he raped a girl who was just five years old at the time of the attack.

Jerry Ablorh, 41, was sentenced today at Croydon Crown Court after being found guilty of rape and two counts of sexual assault by penetration.

Met PC Laura Davis said:

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Horrific moment rugby league player knocks referee unconscious with punch in brutal attack
The official was hospitalised with cheekbone and jaw injuries and the match was abandoned after 25 minutes
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Horrific moment rugby league player knocks referee unconscious with punch in brutal attack
The official was hospitalised with cheekbone and jaw injuries and the match was abandoned after 25 minutes
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Here's what The Simpsons make of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office
To many people Donald Trump is already a cartoon joke. Now it's official. Watch what The Simpsons made of the President's first 100 days
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Here's what The Simpsons make of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office
To many people Donald Trump is already a cartoon joke. Now it's official. Watch what The Simpsons made of the President's first 100 days
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London terror alert: How serious is it?
Two counter-terrorism operations in the space of a few hours. This is a fast-moving story - new facts are emerging all the time.
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Extremely rare black fox spotted on someone’s wall in Halifax

Have you been lucky enough to see the elusive black fox?

The special fox is considered Britain’s rarest animal, as it gets its dark colouring from a super-rare genetic defect and has only been spotted a handful of times in recent history.

However, there have already been four

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Muslim woman thrown out of Ukip election launch after calling party racist

A Muslim woman is among a group of anti-racism activists who were hauled out of the Ukip general election launch.

Protesters were escorted from the room after shouting to Paul Nuttall and his party that racism isn’t welcome.

Activists attempting to disrupt the Ukip press

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Britain has just unveiled a new nuclear submarine and it’s massive

A brand new, and slightly terrifying, £1,492m nuclear submarine has been unveiled.

The 97-metre long nuclear powered sub was unveiled ahead of further testing and it should hit the high seas next year.

HMS Audacious has been built in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria and will be followed

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Stolen car crashed into Glasgow nightclub and set on fire

A stolen car was intentionally driven into a popular nightclub in Glasgow and set alight.

Police said that the grey-coloured Volkswagen Tiguan was reversed into Sanctuary club on Dumbarton Road on purpose.

After reversing the car, which officers believe is stolen, the two men got out

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BREAKING: Van ploughs into bus stop injuring schoolboy and at least four others
FOUR people including a schoolboy have been injured after a van lost control and smashed into a bus shelter.
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Teen who stamped on ex-girlfriend’s head and threatened to kill her avoids jail

A teen who stamped on his ex-girlfriend’s head five times has avoided jail.

Callum Wareing, 18, was found guilty of assaulting his ex-partner and sending her a string of abusive Snapchat messages.

Wareing, a groundworker from Wigan, grabbed Jodie Walsh Turner by the hair,

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Daily News
Shawn Mendes packs out The Hydro in first date of world tour
The 18-year-old once supported Justin Bieber but now boasts his own successful career.
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Watch Jeep take part in its own Tough Mudder
Jeep is teaming up with Tough Mudder for the fourth year running and in celebration has completed its own first event. It is also bringing out just 100 limited edition Tough Mudder models.
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Pick your Rangers XI to tackle Celtic in the Scottish Premiership clash
Gers will be aiming to avenge the Scottish Cup defeat last week but who would you choose to fire them to a win?
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Trains between Stirling and Glasgow set for four months of disruption
Work will be carried out on the line on weeknights after 8pm.
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Stunning farm outside Stirling where you can fish for salmon up for sale
Alton of Bandeath includes a large farmhouse and several other buildings.
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Man who died in crash on the A9 at Dunblane named

The young motorist who died in a road accident near the Keir Roundabout last week has been named as Marek Majewski.

The 25-year-old, who is from the Perth and Kinross area , passed away after the Honda Civic he was driving was involved in a collision with a Mercedes Sprinter van and

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Rare chance to visit Portrack on Sunday as Scotland’s Gardens starts in Dumfriesshire
Charles Jencks' Portrack opens for one-day to public with 2,000 tickets pre-booked.
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RSPCA warns over keeping raccoon dogs as pets
The RSPCA has issued a warning against what it says is a growing trend for keeping raccoon dogs as pets.
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Anti-racism protesters crash anti-EU UKIP election launch

LONDON The election campaign launch of Britain's eurosceptic UK Independence Party got off to a troubled start on Friday, when protesters accused its leader Paul Nuttall of promoting racist propaganda after he promised to ban full face veils.

UKIP, whose former leader Nigel Farage helped

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Fitness Blogger Wants Women To Love Their Hip Dips
'I sure as hell wasn’t about to add another thing onto my insecurity list.'
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Anthony Joshua’s key man reveals SECRET weapon to beating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley
ANTHONY Joshua’s physio has revealed the Brit boxer’s secret weapon to defeating Wladimir Klitschko when the heavyweight stars go head to head tomorrow night.
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Important LGBT films to be screened in Hull ahead of UK Pride 2017

As well as a performance from Marc Almond, a mass of flowers and performances around the city, this year's UK Pride will also see the screening of four important films.

LGBT 50 – the UK's official annual pride event - is taking place in Hull this summer and will celebrate the 50th

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Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff to play at Blackpool festival this summer - here's where you can buy Livewire 2017 tickets
The classic 90s duo will take to the stage at Livewire Festival this August
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The day that Ozzy Osbourne jumped on a restaurant table and urinated on a man's dinner
Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most legendary wild men in rock music and a new book by Pete Way, a fellow rocker with a bad boy reputation too, tells of an astonishing episode in a top restaurant
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What time is Sainsbury's open on May Day Bank Holiday? 2017 opening and closing times for UK stores on Monday
Want to know what time your local Sainsbury's store will be open over the long Bank holiday weekend? Read our guide
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Latest news from Great Britain
today 14:49 Shawn Mendes packs out The Hydro in first date of world tour
today 14:49 Watch Jeep take part in its own Tough Mudder
today 14:49 Pick your Rangers XI to tackle Celtic in the Scottish Premiership clash
today 14:49 Trains between Stirling and Glasgow set for four months of disruption
today 14:49 Stunning farm outside Stirling where you can fish for salmon up for sale
today 14:49 Man who died in crash on the A9 at Dunblane named
today 14:49 Rare chance to visit Portrack on Sunday as Scotland’s Gardens starts in Dumfriesshire
today 14:49 Detectives hunting for missing Margaret Fleming follow leads all the way to America
today 14:49 Breast butcher guilty of 'completely unnecessary' operations to 'improve his earnings'
today 14:47 RSPCA warns over keeping raccoon dogs as pets
today 14:47 Ian Paterson: Breast surgeon 'played God' with women's bodies
today 14:47 Ian Paterson: Arrogant bully who 'mutilated' patients
today 14:43 Anti-racism protesters crash anti-EU UKIP election launch
today 14:41 Fitness Blogger Wants Women To Love Their Hip Dips
today 14:41 'Line of Duty' Actor Patrick Baladi (Almost) Solves Balaclava Man Mystery On 'Good Morning Britain'
today 14:41 Mum Credits Therapy Dog For Transforming The Life Of Her Son With Autism: 'It's Overwhelming'
today 14:41 University Of Surrey Student John Igboanugo Dies Amid Meningitis Outbreak On Campus
today 14:31 Anthony Joshua’s key man reveals SECRET weapon to beating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley
today 14:21 Important LGBT films to be screened in Hull ahead of UK Pride 2017
today 14:19 Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff to play at Blackpool festival this summer - here's where you can buy Livewire 2017 tickets
today 14:19 The day that Ozzy Osbourne jumped on a restaurant table and urinated on a man's dinner
today 14:19 What time is Sainsbury's open on May Day Bank Holiday? 2017 opening and closing times for UK stores on Monday
today 14:19 What time is Sainsbury's open on May Day Bank Holiday? 2017 opening and closing times for UK stores on Monday
today 14:19 David De Gea wishes Juan Mata a happy birthday - and aims a cheeky dig at Chelsea at the same time
today 14:19 David De Gea wishes Juan Mata a happy birthday - and aims a cheeky dig at Chelsea at the same time
today 14:19 Dejan Lovren is a good enough squad player - but Liverpool still need to sign an upgrade for its first XI
today 14:19 Dejan Lovren is a good enough squad player - but Liverpool still need to sign an upgrade for its first XI
today 14:19 Anthony Joshua outweighs Wladimir Klitschko ahead of World heavyweight showdown at Wembley Stadium
today 14:19 Anthony Joshua outweighs Wladimir Klitschko ahead of World heavyweight showdown at Wembley Stadium
today 14:19 Friday fashion verdicts: Blake Lively, Ashley Graham and Margot Robbie - who's our hit, miss and maybe?
today 14:19 Friday fashion verdicts: Blake Lively, Ashley Graham and Margot Robbie - who's our hit, miss and maybe?
today 14:19 Manchester United injury crisis sees Jose Mourinho ready to hand Wayne Rooney midfield role against Swansea
today 14:19 Manchester United injury crisis sees Jose Mourinho ready to hand Wayne Rooney midfield role against Swansea
today 14:19 Has Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado accidentally leaked new 2017/18 Juventus home kit ahead of major adidas unveiling?
today 14:19 Has Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado accidentally leaked new 2017/18 Juventus home kit ahead of major adidas unveiling?
today 14:19 Do we need a Netflix for video games? Xbox chief calls for new subscription-based gaming model
today 14:19 Do we need a Netflix for video games? Xbox chief calls for new subscription-based gaming model
today 14:19 Strong and stable leadership needs 3 things: strength, stability, and a strong message of stability
today 14:19 Strong and stable leadership needs 3 things: strength, stability, and a strong message of stability
today 14:19 Cyclist has incredible near miss when lorry comes crashing down on road after plunging from motorway flyover
today 14:19 Father-of-two died from "catastrophic" head injuries in fall when 'unsecure' baby safety gate gave way at top of stairs
today 14:19 Father-of-two died from "catastrophic" head injuries in fall when 'unsecure' baby safety gate gave way at top of stairs
today 14:19 Brave woman who battled life-threatening illnesses 'with a smile' for almost three decades dies on family holiday
today 14:19 Brave woman who battled life-threatening illnesses 'with a smile' for almost three decades dies on family holiday
today 14:19 Jogger left covered in blood after her legs were forced apart and she was kicked in groin during gang attack
today 14:19 Seven-year-old boy's life saved by camping trip mosquito bite which led to discovery of rare blood disorder
today 14:19 Seven-year-old boy's life saved by camping trip mosquito bite which led to discovery of rare blood disorder
today 14:19 'He'd love to get into the Queen Vic!' Lisa Faulkner teases EastEnders cameo for Masterchef husband John Torode
today 14:19 'He'd love to get into the Queen Vic!' Lisa Faulkner teases EastEnders cameo for Masterchef husband John Torode
today 14:19 Harry Styles announces HUGE global tour - but there are only four dates in the UK so fans need to be quick
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Editorials
Not since the Thatcher years have so many Tory MPs been so motivated by self-interest
Assured of an election win, backbenchers are thinking either advancing up the greasy pole, or mounting it for the first time. 
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Donald Trump’s con artistry gives him a chance to win a second term
There is a reason why so many conmen get away with it: their victims don’t want to admit to themselves, let alone to others, that they were taken in.
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"I pictured a dude this whole time": why the internet assumes you're a man
Women with gender neutral usernames are frequently mistaken for men online. What's behind it – and does it matter? 
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Sadiq Khan's decision to scrap the Garden Bridge is a victory for ordinary Londoners
Perhaps the rich really do want to give something back to London. If they do, I'm sure it'll be lovely. But if they don't, I'm bloody glad I don't have to pay for it.
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Theresa May knows she's talking nonsense - here's why she's doing it
The Prime Minister's argument increases the sense that this is a time to "lend" - in her words - the Tories your vote.
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In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, every other line reeks of a self-help manual
This lame sequel suggests the makers have largely forgotten why the original was so refreshing.
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“All four of us vomited in the library”: Bobby Seagull on life as a University Challenge icon
In an age of attacking the elites, why have British audiences started making cult figures out of University Challenge contestants?
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The economic slowdown is another reason Theresa May called an early election
The Prime Minister has gone to the country before the living standards squeeze becomes too strong.
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Theresa May's warning that the EU is "ganging up" on Britain is politically potent
The Prime Minister's argument increases the sense that this is a time to "lend" - in her words - the Tories your vote.
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Should the UK get militarily involved in Syria?
There is a ceasefire, in name only, agreed by all parties, including Russia.  But it is not enforced 
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Blogs
Mandatory Sex And Relationships Education Is A Victory For Campaigners And Young Women Everywhere

This week something revolutionary happened. After years of effort from young people, students, parents, teachers and campaigners the Government announced its intentions to make sex and relationships education (SRE) statutory in an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill while also

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People With A Learning Disability Like My Niece Should Never Have Had To Call An Institution Their Home

My niece, Fauzia, is now 19 years old. She has a learning disability and autism and spent two and a half years in an assessment and treatment unit called St. Andrew's hospital. You may have seen her in Channel 4's Dispatches programme saying she is "never going back, never going back" to that

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Americanisms In The UK: No Way Or No Biggie?

I recently listened to a great talk on BBC Radio 4 about the Americanisation of English (in the UK). British writer Matthew Engel and American-in-the-UK linguist, Dr. Lynne Murphy, discussed the impact and importance of the American influence on British English. (Dr. Murphy expanded on the

2017-03-03 18:35
How To Teach A Six-Year-Old Girl About Money

My eldest was six years old the other day and she had a pretty good day: gifts, games, cards, candles, chocolate caterpillar cake. The usual. By the end of the day, she was pretty tired, but insisted playing "one more game".

How could I refuse?

She darted off and two seconds later

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There's Growing Anger Among Parents At School Cuts

It terrifies me to say this, but in 10 year's time, my son will be leaving school.

Over this period, the UK will set sail for the economic unknown and leave its European Union membership behind; technology too will bring further, seismic changes to the world of work.

In this

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