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Network Rail to lose complete control of tracks in Government shake-up

Plans to strip Network Rail of its complete control of England's railway tracks are to be outlined by the Government.

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Prison inmate probed over 'Cop Killer' profile on Xbox Live

Prison officials and police are investigating if an inmate convicted of killing a traffic police officer illegally accessed Xbox's internet gaming service from his cell under the nickname "Cop Killer".

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Atomic Weapons Establishment workers strike in dispute over pensions

Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment are to stage a second strike today in a row over pensions.

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Elliott, three, could have first Christmas at home - thanks to heart donor

The parents of a toddler who received a life-saving heart transplant are preparing for a Christmas they "never thought" they would have with their son.

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'Human swan' Sacha Dench arrives in UK on trail of migrating birds

A conservationist who has been using a paramotor to soar across the globe for thousands of miles following the migration of Bewick's swans has landed in the UK.

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British tour company worker killed in Lapland stabbing

A British woman working for a tour company in Lapland has reportedly been stabbed to death.

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Police appeal after father and two young children go missing

Detectives have appealed for information after a father and his two young children went missing from their home.

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Pupils at northern secondary schools lagging behind south, report finds

Children being educated at northern secondary schools are lagging behind their southern counterparts, a new report has revealed.

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Pilots should receive plane-specific aerobatics training, coroner says

A coroner has said he will recommend that pilots have plane-specific aerobatics training after two promising RAF trainees died when they were unable to recover their aircraft from a spin.

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Graduate's £1m case against Oxford over degree grade allowed to proceed

A graduate has won a round in his £1 million legal battle over his failure to get a First from Oxford.

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Elliott, three, could have first Christmas at home - thanks to heart donor

The parents of a toddler who received a life-saving heart transplant are preparing for a Christmas they "never thought" they would have with their son.

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Bus driver injured after tree crashed down on vehicle launches damages action

A bus driver who was seriously injured after a tree crashed down on the cab of his vehicle trapping him inside has launched a High Court damages action.

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Atomic Weapons Establishment workers strike in dispute over pensions

Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment are to stage a second strike tomorrow in a row over pensions.

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Broken rail causes disruption to services between Gatwick Airport and Croydon

Train services on a busy commuter line have been disrupted due to a broken rail.

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Judges voice concern over grandmother jailed in social services dispute

Senior judges say they are concerned about a case in which a 71-year-old grandmother was given a six-month jail term after social services bosses complained she had breached orders made in the Court of Protection.

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Sixth person arrested in connection to death of antiques dealer

Murder probe detectives investigating the death of an antiques dealer have arrested a sixth person.

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Speedboat driver fined £3,000 over 40mph spin past Houses of Parliament

A man has been fined after driving his speedboat past the Houses of Parliament at about three times the speed limit, lawyers representing the Port of London Authority said.

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Baby allegedly murdered by mother nicknamed Bungee after unusual birth

A 19-day-old baby who was allegedly murdered by his mother was given the nickname Bungee because of the nature of his unusual birth, a court has heard.

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Rupert Everett hails 'resonant' Oscar Wilde during prison reading

Rupert Everett has hailed the works of Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned for homosexual acts, as resonant in a world where some people are still punished for being gay.

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Drivers warned about thieves using key lock jammers at M-way services

Drivers using motorway services are being warned to check their cars are secure after a spate of thefts believed to be linked to technology that stops them remotely locking.

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