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Chris Grayling 'slays myth' of higher transport spending in south than north

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting in the row about a north-south divide in Government spending between the regions.

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Trial collapses of footballer brothers accused of laundering money

The trial of footballer brothers accused of helping launder cash from an £80,000 international fraud has collapsed.

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Bioeconomy in north shows turnover of more than £91bn and employs 400,000

The north of England's bioeconomy turns over more than £91 billion a year and employs more than 400,000 people, an official report has revealed.

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£6m saltmarsh scheme helps wildlife and boosts flood protection, backers say

A £6 million scheme is creating hundreds of acres of important saltmarsh habitat, to help wildlife and boost flood protection, its backers said.

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Man faces court accused of providing Sim cards to foreign jihadists

A man has appeared in court accused of providing hundreds of Sim cards to foreign jihadists to allow them to set up social media accounts to spread Isis propaganda.

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Trial date set for terror charge man

An alleged far-right extremist is due to go on trial in January accused of a terror offence.

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Police fear missing 17-year-old girl is with wanted man

A missing 17-year-old girl is believed to be with a wanted man who has a history of violence, police said.

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Former policeman convicted of secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

A former police officer has been convicted of secretly filming his sexual encounters with seven women.

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Moors Murderer died of natural causes, coroner rules, as burial stays a mystery

The burial plans for Moors Murderer Ian Brady remain a mystery, as an inquest heard he died of natural causes.

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Abuse study researchers warn against complacency

Academics studying abuse of children at sports clubs have warned against complacency.

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PM gives tech giants one month to move on terror propaganda

Internet companies are being given one month to show they are taking serious action to limit the availability of terrorist propaganda online.

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Emmanuel Macron: 'Name and shame' internet companies over extremist content

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for the naming and shaming of internet giants who take too long to take down terrorist material from their platforms.

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Rochdale abuse victims fear they will die before inquiry reports back

Two victims of abuse in Rochdale fear they will not live to see the outcome of the far-reaching child sexual abuse inquiry, their counsel has said.

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21-year minimum jail term for father behind 'sadistic' murder of baby son

A man who carried out the "sadistic" murder of his baby son because he could not stand him crying has been jailed for life.

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Workers at four rail firms to take strike action in row over driver-only trains

Workers at four rail companies are to stage two 24-hour strikes in worsening disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains.

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Drink-driver Wayne Rooney must do unpaid work for 'terrible error in judgment'

Footballer Wayne Rooney will have to carry out unpaid work in the community for his "terrible error in judgment" in drink-driving on a night out.

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Man, 30, who posed as teenager to obtain indecent images jailed for 15 years

A 30-year-old man who posed as a young Justin Bieber lookalike online to lure schoolgirls into sending him indecent webcam images has been jailed for 15 years.

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Man charged with murdering father-of-one outside family home

A man has been charged with the murder of a father who was stabbed after reportedly confronting people outside his home, police said.

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Rooney could pick up litter or remove graffiti as part of punishment

Millionaire Wayne Rooney could be ordered to don a high-viz orange vest and pick up litter as part of the £150,000-a-week footballer's punishment for drink-driving.

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Britain is now the eighth largest industrial nation, report says

Britain is now the eighth largest industrial nation, after manufacturing returned to growth last year, a new report says.

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