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Hunt on for prisoner who strolled out of court and scarpered before sentencing

A prisoner is on the run after walking out of a court building before he could be sentenced, police said.

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Island of Ireland braced for further snow (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Amber weather warning as Storm Fionn approaches

The island of Ireland has been battered by an icy blast as snowy conditions caused widespread travel disruption.

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The tunnel leading into the vault at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in London (Met Police/PA)

Hatton Garden raiders would have sold haul for fraction of market value

The Hatton Garden burglars would have sold almost £10 million worth of loot taken during the raid for a fraction of its market value, a court heard.

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EU unveils plans to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030 (Lynne Cameron/PA)

EU unveils plans to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030

All plastic packaging across Europe will be recyclable or reusable by the end of the next decade, under plans to tackle marine pollution.

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Carillion

‘Clock ticking’ for thousands of workers caught in Carillion collapse – unions

Unions have warned that the “clock is ticking” for thousands of workers caught up in the collapse of construction giant Carillion amid fears of redundancies in the coming days.

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Mohammed Shaikh hit them with the white supercar (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Maserati driver admits injuring two police officers with supercar

A man has pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving after two police officers ended up in hospital when they were hit by a Maserati.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the public at Coventry Cathedral

William and Kate greet well-wishers at Coventry Cathedral

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have walked through the ruins of Coventry Cathedral cheered by hundreds of flag-waving schoolchildren and well-wishers.

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Data sharing between NHS and Home Office creating ‘atmosphere of fear’, MPs told

A data-sharing agreement between the Home Office and the NHS to track immigration offenders has led to people becoming “too frightened” to access healthcare, MPs have heard.

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Carillion's share price has plunged more than 70% in the past six months (Joe Giddens/PA)

Helpline established for Scottish workers affected by Carillion liquidation

Helplines have been set up for those in Scotland who may be affected by the liquidation of construction giant Carillion.

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Flybe flight diverted (Tim Goode/PA)

Flight to Belfast diverted after technical problem

A Flybe flight from Manchester to Belfast has been diverted to Glasgow.

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A European Union flag in front of Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament

Conservative Party risks sending out ‘really strange message’ on EU rights, warns Tory MP

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

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Kate and William "wiggle" with staff members (Phil Barnett/PA)

William and Kate get wiggle room on visit to Coventry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge followed in well-trodden royal footsteps when they danced in public, learning a new way to communicate.

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French President visits Calais

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.

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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.

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Ben Bradley (far right) was promoted in Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle

Tory MP apologises over suggestion unemployed should get sterilised

A Tory MP promoted in Theresa May’s reshuffle has apologised over a blog post suggesting benefit claimants should have vasectomies.

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Leo Varadkar

No back-sliding over Northern Ireland Brexit agreement, Ireland warns UK

The Irish premier has warned the UK Government there can be no back-sliding over the Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland.

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Emergency services at the scene of a gas explosion in Bebington, on the Wirral (Danny Lawson/PA)

Man charged in connection with explosion which left 33 people injured

A 56-year-old man has been charged with causing an explosion which injured 33 people.

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Cressida Dick joins officers conducting a weapons sweep in Islington

Police will use stop-and-search powers ‘properly’ over knife crime – Met chief

Stop-and-search powers will be used “properly” to address knife crime in London, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said.

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Sir Desmond Swayne

Tory appears to fall asleep as Ken Clarke talks about Brexit

A Brexit-backing MP appeared a little more weary than usual with Ken Clarke as the Europhile former chancellor spoke in the Commons.

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Protests have been held at Bath University over the vice-chancellor's pay (Ben Birchall//PA)

University Court calls for vice-chancellor to leave immediately

The University of Bath’s Court has passed a motion calling for the immediate departure of its vice-chancellor following a row about her pay.

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