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Powers to seize and crush vehicles used by fly-tippers are being used by councils across the country in a pre-Christmas crackdown

Councils to get tough on fly-tippers in pre-Christmas crackdown

David Fletcher has quit as registrar of Stowe School

Registrar quits amid row over 'donation for place at Stowe School'

Council tax bills across England are set for a second year of inflation-busting rises

Council tax bills set for further inflation-busting rises

Almost all of the deaths happened within 48 hours of release from custody

'Failures' after release from police custody 'contributing to suicides'

The Department for Transport has revealed how it plans to change the way people are punished for dodging train fares

Revamp plans for punishments dished out to rail fare dodgers

Southern is embroiled in an industrial dispute with Aslef

Southern 'axing trains despite crew availability' amid industrial dispute

Campaigner Peter Tatchell leads a protest over the war in Syria ahead of a speech by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Peter Tatchell disrupts Jeremy Corbyn human rights speech with Syria protest

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said securing aid was a top priority (IISS/PA)

Boris Johnson urges Syrians and Russians to let emergency supplies into Aleppo

Writer AA Gill

AA Gill: 'Giant among journalists' dies after cancer battle

A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader (Henry Aldridge and Son/PA)

Muhammad Ali's letter of condolence to Nelson Mandela up for sale

West Midlands Police said a 16-year-old was attacked in Birmingham city centre on November 30

Man arrested after sex assault on teenage boy in Birmingham

Michael Gove

Michael Gove tells Fern Britton of regrets over his Tory leadership push

Louis Tomlinson will perform on The X Factor, as per his mother's wishes

1D star Louis Tomlinson to honour mother on X Factor

This weekend marks 80 years since Edward VIII gave up the throne

Weekend marks 80th anniversary of abdication of Edward VIII

Under the Suicide Act 1961 anyone helping or encouraging someone to take their own life can be prosecuted

Briton called for assisted dying to be allowed in UK before Dignitas death

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn issues pledge on legal support for domestic abuse victims

A portrait of Jeremy Kyle tattooed on the bottom of Jamie Everall

Man defies girlfriend to get Jeremy Kyle tattooed on his bottom

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber backs amateur performances of School Of Rock

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall's 2016 Christmas card

Charles and Camilla's Christmas card features Croatian dancers

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock series finale to be shown on cinema screens

Princess Beatrice, left, the Duchess of York, centre, and Princess Eugenie meet young patients at a Teenage Cancer Trust's young persons unit

No truth in rumours of royal clash over Beatrice and Eugenie, Duke of York says

Ministers launched efforts to fast-track the resettlement of minors in October as the site in Calais was demolished

More than 750 children brought to UK from Jungle camp in Calais

Relatives of bin lorry crash victims Lorraine Sweeney (left) and Erin McQuade (right) have been refused permission to pursue a private prosecution

Harry Clarke will not face private prosecution over Glasgow bin lorry crash

Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw warned that the proposals do not go far enough

Private schools demand Government cash towards free places for poorer children

US President-elect Donald Trump, who has two golf resorts in Scotland, has spoken on the phone with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Donald Trump discusses links with Scotland in phone call to Nicola Sturgeon

A children's playground in Edlington, close to where the attack took place

Brothers who tortured young boys granted lifelong anonymity

David Cameron was speaking to students at Depauw University in Indiana

David Cameron: West needs 'course correction' after Brexit vote and Trump win

Caroline Johnson will be the new MP after winning 17,570 votes

Labour warned over 'bunker mentality' after Sleaford by-election drubbing

Police said 98 football clubs have been 'impacted' by the scandal

Police identify dozens of potential suspects in football child sex abuse probe

Boris Johnson has addressed Gulf leaders in Bahrain just days after accusing British ally Saudi Arabia of being behind 'proxy wars'

Boris Johnson charms Gulf leaders days after Saudi Arabia 'proxy wars' comment

Jeremy Corbyn pledged to put women's rights and freedoms 'at the heart of our programme for government'

Corbyn issues pledge on legal support for domestic abuse victims

Nigel Farage said leaving no longer being leader means he is freed from having to associate with people he would never choose to have a drink with or employ

Nigel Farage: I'm having a great time since quitting as Ukip leader

Sky is facing a potential takeover

Media giant 21st Century Fox tables takeover bid for Sky

Co-op Funeralcare Funeral Director Cindi Gordon dressed as She-Ra leads the funeral cortege of 18-year-old Arthur Peebles on its way to North East Surrey Crematorium in Morden

Teenager who loved comic books given superhero send-off at funeral

Independent MP Michelle Thomson speaks in the House of Commons, where she moved colleagues to tears after revealing she was raped at 14, saying: 'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor'

MP Michelle Thomson contacts police after Commons rape speech

Four Iraqis were found in the back of a refrigerated lorry on the approach to the Channel Tunnel in France

Four Iraqis found in minus 20C lorry near Channel Tunnel heading for UK

Amina Al-Jeffery (Family handout/PA)

Brexit blamed for hold-up in case of woman 'imprisoned' by Saudi father

Working is good for your health

Working is good for your health

Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift have released snippets of a new song

Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik release song for next Fifty Shades film

Liam Payne criticised X Factor judge Louis Walsh

Liam Payne slams Louis Walsh over comments about Cheryl

With services included, the trade gap narrowed by £3.8 billion to £2 billion in October, as exports increased by £2 billion and imports dropped by £1.8 billion

UK trade gap narrows to £9.7bn after record monthly high for exports

FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey said the watchdog investor protection needs to be strengthened in a number of areas of the crowdfunding market

Watchdog to probe peer-to-peer lending amid investor protection concerns

Fyffes chairman David McCann said the fruit giant believes the deal is 'a compelling proposition for our shareholders'

Japanese firm plucks fruit giant Fyffes in £638m deal

Four-month-old Archie Joe Darby was killed and his 22-month-old brother Daniel seriously injured by the family dog in Colchester (Family handout/PA)

Inquest into death of four-month-old baby savaged by aunt's dog

Two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old were charged with murder

Three boys charged with stab murder outside takeaway

Suffolk Constabulary said they were called to two incidents within 15 minutes of each other

Youth arrested in double murder probe after death of man and teenager

Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove is opposed to recommendations in a review of Scotland Yard's investigation into an allegated VIP paedophile ring

Victims' Commissioner to warn against changes to sexual abuse investigations

Kirk Douglas pictured in 2006, aged 90

Silver screen veteran Kirk Douglas celebrates 100th birthday

Many internet users do not have sufficient online security

Cyber threat underestimated despite risks as high as burglary, survey shows

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