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Dodgem-riding officers were fair play, says police chief

A police chief has defended his officers after they were photographed riding on fairground dodgems.

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High winds bring down front of block of flats as Storm Ophelia hits country (Andrew Milligan/PA)

High winds bring down front of block of flats as Storm Ophelia hits country

The front of a block of flats has been brought down in high winds as Storm Ophelia sweeps across Scotland.

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Bill Clinton said Brexiteers are not fully aware of what they voted for (Niall Carson/PA)

Bill Clinton: Impact of Brexit result only now dawning on voters

Bill Clinton has warned that some Brexit voters may only now be realising the impact of their decision.

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Emergency crew from NI Networks working on a fallen electricity poll in Doagh, Ballyclare (Brian Lawless/PA)

Storm Ophelia leaves thousands without power and water supply, disrupts travel

Storm Ophelia has caused further disruption after three people died in hurricane-force winds and hundreds of thousands were left without power.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets ESB Network workers in Kilcock (Niall Carson/PA)

Thousands still without power and water in wake of Storm Ophelia

Thousands of people remain without power and water following Storm Ophelia, with a huge recovery operation under way across Ireland.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child (Chris Jackson/PA)

‘Delighted’ William and Kate expecting their baby in April

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their baby in April.

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Police at the scene outside Parsons Green Tube station (Yui Mok/PA)

Parsons Green stab victim lost life for asking drug dealer to move on – police

A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in the street after asking a drug dealer to move on, police said.

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J Sainsbury to slash nearly 2,000 jobs as cost-cutting programme continues

J Sainsbury is looking to cut around 2,000 payroll and human resources jobs across the business as it continues a cost-cutting drive meant to slash £500 million over the next three years.

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A picture of Claire Sharp from Scotland who became a Domino's manager at 19 (Domino's/PA)

Domino’s eyes more British managers amid Brexit skills gap fears

Domino’s Pizza has issued a clarion call for young British staff amid fears that Brexit could starve the company of overseas workers.

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An articulated lorry which hit a bridge in Coombe Valley Road, Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Family dogs stranded as lorry strikes bridge and topples into garden

A man has told how his garden wall has been crushed for the second time in a year by lorries striking a railway bridge next to his home.

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The Home Secretary said no deal would be unthinkable (Victoria Jones/PA)

‘Unthinkable’ UK will not agree Brexit security co-operation deal – Amber Rudd

It is “unthinkable” that the UK will walk away from talks with Brussels without a deal at least covering security co-operation, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said – appearing to contradict Brexit Secretary David Davis.

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TUC data shows public sector workers will be "significantly" out of pocket even if the Government lifts their pay cap (Yui Mok/PA)

Public sector unions warn of looming industrial action over ‘great pay robbery’

The Government faces the threat of co-ordinated industrial action in the new year unless it ends the “damaging” cap on the pay of millions of public sector workers.

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The murder took place hours after Jeffrey Barry was released from a psychiatric hospital (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

Man who stabbed refugee and cut off his penis convicted of murder

A man murdered a refugee and cut off his penis hours after being released from a psychiatric hospital.

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Bill Clinton met with leaders from both sides of the negotiations (Brian Lawless/PA)

Bill Clinton meets with political leaders during Belfast trip

Former US president Bill Clinton has met with Northern Ireland’s political leaders during a visit to Belfast.

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he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child in April (Chris Jackson/PA)

Alice or Arthur odds on as punters bet on name of third royal baby

Bookies have made Alice the favourite name for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child.

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Douglas Ross is also a referee's assistant (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Tory MP to miss welfare vote – to run the line at Champions League tie

A Tory MP is set to miss a debate and vote on welfare policy because he will be running the line at a Champions League football tie in Barcelona.

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Mark Carney signals rate hike in ‘coming months’ and urges Brexit transition deal

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said a transition agreement for EU withdrawal is in “everyone’s interest” and reiterated it may be “appropriate” to hike interest rates as Brexit-fuelled inflation is set to rise further.

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Tony the Tawny was trapped under a tree during the storm (Network Rail)

Tony the Tawny owl-right now after Storm Ophelia branch line rescue

An owl has been rescued by railway workers after becoming trapped under a tree during Storm Ophelia.

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Director General of MI5 Andrew Parker  said technology firms have an "ethical responsibility" to help governments (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Terror plots being planned to point of execution within days, says MI5 chief

Terrorist plots are escalating to the point of violence in a matter of days after a “dramatic” jump in the scale and pace of the threat facing Britain, the head of MI5 has warned.

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Craig Smith and Daniella Hirst leave Scarborough Magistrates Court (Dave Higgens/PA)

Pizza shop sex couple spared jail but face sleeping ban

A couple who had sex in a pizza delivery shop as staff worked on the other side of the counter have been spared jail but told they must sleep apart for almost six months.

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