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Man's actions in fatal shooting of 'gangster' deemed 'necessary and reasonable'

A businessman has won a seven-year fight to clear his name after a coroner ruled he was acting reasonably during a fight in which a suspected gangster was killed with his own gun.

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Ten years on, Grayrigg train crash driver still thinks about disaster every day

Ten years on from the Grayrigg rail crash, the train's driver Iain Black still thinks about the disaster every day.

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British IS 'suicide bomber' received less than £1m compensation, says his wife

The wife of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee reportedly killed in an Islamic State suicide bomb attack in Iraq has said he received "substantially less" than £1 million compensation from the British government.

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Tory MP calls in police over social media abuse

A Conservative MP has called in police over abusive social media messages about his stillborn son.

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Sir Richard Branson 'distraught' over Grayrigg crash, reporter recalls

Sir Richard Branson was " absolutely distraught" when he first saw the wreckage at Grayrigg, a reporter who led him to the site has recalled.

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Jeremy Corbyn faces tough test as voters go to the polls in two by-elections

Jeremy Corbyn is facing his toughest electoral test to date as voters go to the polls in two crunch by-elections in Labour's traditional heartlands.

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CCTV released in hunt for escaped killer Shaun Walmsley

CCTV images showing the moment armed men threatened prison officers and helped a murderer escape prison have been released by police.

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John Lewis to axe nearly 400 jobs amid retail sector pressure

John Lewis is axing nearly 400 jobs across its restaurants and home fittings service as it grapples with the acute pressures facing the retail sector.

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Blackpool FC owners lose court battle with Latvian investor

Blackpool FC's owners the Oyston family have lost a bitter multimillion-pound court battle with a Latvian investor in the troubled club.

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British IS 'suicide bomber did not receive £1m compensation from UK government'

The family of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee reportedly killed in an Islamic State suicide bomb attack in Iraq have denied he received £1 million compensation from the British government.

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Car appeal as police hunt killer sprung from jail during hospital visit

Police have appealed for information about a car used to spring a drug dealer out of jail, where he was serving life for the savage murder of a rival, after the vehicle's previous owner was found.

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Solar system of seven Earth-sized planets 'could include worlds with life'

An extraordinary solar system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a dwarf star could include at least three worlds on which life may have evolved, scientists believe.

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Schoolgirl 'told child sex accused footballer how old she was'

A schoolgirl has said she revealed what age she was to an ex-Oldham Athletic footballer accused of taking advantage of her sexually.

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Drug dealer found guilty of fatal shooting of rival

A drug dealer has been found guilty of the fatal shooting of a rival.

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Murderer on the run after escaping from prison officers during visit to hospital

A murderer who was serving a minimum of 30 years in prison is on the run after two armed men helped him escape during an escorted hospital visit.

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Police 'had no knowledge' of meeting at house where 'gangster' was shot

Police did not know a meeting at a businessman's home in which a suspected gangster was shot dead was to take place, an inquest has heard.

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Ex-Oldham Athletic footballer Jack Tuohy denies sex offences against 14-year-old

An ex-Oldham Athletic footballer took sexual advantage of a 14-year-old girl who had "a crush" on him after he "bullied" her into meeting up, a jury has heard.

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Drug dealer found guilty of fatal shooting of rival

A drug dealer has been found guilty of the fatal shooting of a rival.

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MP fears by-election led officials to block petition presentation at No 10

A Labour MP fears an impending by-election led Downing Street officials to block a petition presentation at Number 10.

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Electrical fault could have caused fatal stables blaze

A fire at a stables which killed a man and a number of horses may have been caused by an electrical fault in a fridge, an inquest has heard.

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