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Lorry driver jailed for causing man's crash death while watching porn at wheel

A lorry driver has been jailed for eight years after killing a man by smashing into his vehicle while watching pornography on his mobile phone.

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£100m deal for Bombardier to build new trains for c2c

A rail operator has signed a £100 million deal for new trains, adding more seats and capacity for passengers amid expectations of future growth.

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Fatal gas blast was accidental, probe finds

A fatal gas blast which flattened a house was accidental, a police and fire service investigation has found.

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Trying to improve failing school without adequate funding is exhausting - head

The head of one of the schools that has failed to record a "good" Ofsted inspection since 2005 has said proper funding is vital for improving performance.

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Jury out on couple accused of plotting Islamic State-style attack in UK

The jury has gone out in the trial of a couple accused of plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack on Britain with a home-made bomb or deadly ricin poison after meeting on a dating website.

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Vanellope becomes 'first UK baby' to survive extremely rare heart condition

A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived, in what is believed to be a UK first.

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Vanellope becomes 'first UK baby' to survive extremely rare heart condition

A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived, in what is believed to be a UK first.

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Woman who was critical after explosion wrecked house dies

A woman who was in a critical condition in hospital after a house was destroyed in a suspected gas blast has now died.

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Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

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Notts Police appeal over High Court ruling on sacked detective

Nottinghamshire Police have appealed against a High Court ruling over the dismissal of a former detective sergeant who was wrongly convicted of rape.

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Judge refuses to approve social workers' plans to separate five siblings

A family court judge has refused to approve social workers' plans to separate five children whose parents have a history of drug abuse and can no longer care for them.

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Deep freeze continues as UK could see coldest night of the year

Treacherous ice and snow continued to cause travel disruption across the country as forecasters warned that the coldest night of the year could be in store.

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Woman in critical condition after 'gas blast' destroys house

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a home was destroyed in a suspected gas blast.

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Rural areas top breath test charge table as festive drinkers are warned of risks

More motorists are charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas, an investigation suggests.

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Strike-hit CrossCountry suffers more disruption with snow and strong winds

Snow and high winds caused fresh disruption to a rail company which had already reduced services because of a strike.

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Roads closed and flights grounded as snow spreads across UK

Heavy snowfall across parts of the UK is causing widespread disruption, closing roads and grounding flights at an airport.

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Snow threatens large areas of UK as temperatures plunge

Britain is gearing up for a second night of tumbling temperatures as December's icy touch was felt across the country on Saturday.

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Police treating woman's rape as murder bid

The rape of a woman in Derbyshire is being treated as attempted murder, detectives have said.

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Shoppers warned against buying fake goods as counterfeit items seized at ports

Counterfeit goods including more than £1.5 million worth of Calvin Klein underpants are among thousands of fake items seized by Border Force officers in the run-up to Christmas.

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'Barbaric and wicked' teenager found guilty of trying to kill rape victim

A "barbaric and wicked" rapist who bludgeoned a woman with a paving slab on his 17th birthday and then left her for dead has been found guilty of attempted murder.

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