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Liberty-depriving applications reach highest level ever

Applications to deprive people of their liberty - through methods such as straps, restraints or behaviour-controlling medicines - are at their highest ever level.

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Baker leaves the tent after failure to blossom in floral challenge

Rav Bansal has admitted he felt like a "cat that was running out of lives" as he became the sixth contestant to exit The Great British Bake Off.

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Falklands veteran's widow who hopes to have his child wins embryos battle

The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court declaration that gives her a "last chance" to have her late husband's child.

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Wife pays tribute to Royal Navy veteran who died after cyclist dispute

The widow of a Royal Navy veteran who died following a dispute with a cyclist has paid tribute to her "wonderful, funny and intelligent husband".

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Ex-arms manufacturer bosses jailed over bribes for deals to supply military gear

Two former British arms manufacturer chiefs have been jailed for paying bribes to secure multimillion-pound contracts for the supply of military equipment to armed forces in Afghanistan.

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Shoreham Airshow crash probe allowed to see film from plane

Investigators probing the Shoreham Airshow crash in which 11 people were killed have won the right to see film footage from within the plane.

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Police hunt after convicted murderer vanishes from bail hostel

A national manhunt has been launched for a convicted murderer who has vanished from a bail hostel.

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Man held over historical child sex allegations linked to village church

Detectives have arrested a 55-year-old man over historical child sex allegations allegedly committed at a village church up to 35 years ago.

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Police release artist's image of mystery man whose skull was found by fishermen

Police have released an artist's impression of a man whose skull was dredged up by fishermen in the English Channel two years ago.

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Labour backbenchers 'back new third runway at Heathrow'

Labour backbenchers are set to step up their efforts to shape party policy and form "an alternative shadow cabinet", including backing a new third runway at Heathrow.

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Homesick wife 'almost blew double agent's cover'

Britain's most important double agent of the Second World War almost had his cover blown because his homesick wife could not stand living in England, according to secret files made public for the first time.

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Gatwick gives new airport expansion 'evidence' to ministers

Gatwick has submitted "new evidence" to ministers examining airport expansion in south-east England.

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Labour fighting back in Cameron's constituency, candidate claims

The battle to replace David Cameron as Witney MP will pit the Tories against a Labour candidate backed by a constituency party with more members than "all of the other parties put together".

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MPs hit back at French president over criticism of UK stance on Calais migrants

Francois Hollande has come under fire after claiming Britain must "play its part" in managing the Calais migrant crisis as France prepares to close down the Jungle camp.

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Passengers backing legal review against Southern Railway franchise deal

More than 900 passengers have given money to support a legal case against the Government's handling of the Southern Railway franchise.

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Soldier died after speeding driver sent him flying 50ft, court told

A soldier died after he was "knocked out of his shoes" and sent flying 50ft (15m) into the air by a speeding driver who failed to spot him walking in the middle of the road, a court has heard.

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14 candidates fight Commons by-election in Witney seat vacated by David Cameron

Fourteen candidates are to contest the parliamentary by-election resulting from Tory former prime minister David Cameron's resignation as MP for Witney.

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Former BBC employee to face trial over alleged indecent assault in 1980s

A former BBC employee will face trial over allegations he indecently assaulted a woman while he worked for the company more than 30 years ago.

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Portsmouth council's Labour leader quits party after Jeremy Corbyn's victory

The leader of the Labour group of Portsmouth City Council has resigned from the party following the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

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Executive at owner of Southern Railway quits to take charge of HS1

An executive of the owner of Southern Railway is to leave the company for a top job elsewhere in the industry.

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