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Starling Vortex, by Matthew Cattell, won the Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2016 award  (Take a View/PA)

'Tornado' of starlings scoops top photography prize

Ministers have been urged to push up staffing numbers and bring in legislation to establish a new rehabilitation 'duty'

Prison and probation 'need revamp to cut costly re-offending'

Owen Paterson will warn that Britain must confront problems with the NHS

Action to improve NHS urged as Tory MP seeks to 'debunk myth' it is world's best

Many doctors have admitted prescribing or carrying out a treatment which they knew to be unnecessary

Less can be more...don't over-treat, top doctors warn

Howard Davies, chairman of the Airports Commission

'Overwhelming' case for extra Heathrow runway - review chief

Flooding is expected to become a more regular occurrence

Flood defence funding 'favours rich areas'

Jimmy Perry created a host of popular TV shows, including Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!

Entertainment world mourns comedy 'Goliath' Jimmy Perry

Theresa May has offered to involve Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in regular formal talks on the Brexit process

PM offers to involve Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in Brexit process

Thousands of refugees are being moved out of the sprawling Jungle camp in Calais

Calais Jungle exodus begins as hundreds queue quietly in the darkness

Aidan Turner rides over heathland on Gwennap Head on the Cornish coast during filming for series three of the BBC One drama Poldark

Campaigners condemn Poldark 'rape scene'

Armed police officers at the scene in Northolt

Man arrested as police storm property to end Northolt stand-off

Poldark has become a huge hit for the BBC

Campaigners condemn Poldark 'rape scene'

Relley C has been voted off the X Factor (SYCO/THAMES TV/PA Wire)

Relley C has no regrets about comeback after second X Factor elimination

A 42-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the discovery of a badly-burned headless corpse in a lay-by near a popular beauty spot

Man charged with murder over body discovered in lay-by

Demonstrators throw back tear gas canisters to French riot police officers during clashes in a makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais (AP)

Work to begin on clearing Jungle camp amid calls to speed up refugee transfers

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the UK will not run into the same difficulties faced by Canada

Britain will agree tariff-free trade deal with EU, insists Chris Grayling

Suzanne Evans is to run for Ukip leadership

Suzanne Evans and Paul Nuttall bid for Ukip leadership

Nigel Farage said revelations about Donald Trump have seriously damaged his prospects of getting into the White House

'Tough' for Donald Trump to win after comments on women, says Nigel Farage

Iraqi troops guards a checkpoint near the village of Awsaja, Iraq (AP)

'Real risk' Islamic State will target UK as Iraq fights for control of Mosul

Jimmy Perry created a host of popular TV shows, including Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!

Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies aged 93 after short illness

A shelter in the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, France

Charity boss: Parallel between Calais Jungle refugees and Nazi treatment of Jews

Lesley Joseph and Anton Du Beke during Saturday's live edition of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing (BBC)

Ed Balls lives to dance another day as Lesley Joseph voted off Strictly

Katya Jones and Ed Balls during Saturday's edition of Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA)

Strictly beats X Factor in ratings battle with more than 10m viewers

Angela Eagle triggered the Labour leadership battle but later withdrew

Angela Eagle: Not enough policy in personality-led Labour leadership fight

Dr Andrew Green said addiction to prescription drugs is a 'widespread problem'

Prescription drug addicts should have 24-hour helpline, doctors urge

Leslie Jones, right, is one of the stars of the new Ghostbusters movie (Sony Pictures/PA Wire)

Leslie Jones says nude photo hackers 'cannot embarrass me more than I do myself'

Owen Paterson will warn that Britain must confront problems with the NHS

Action to improve NHS urged as Tory MP seeks to 'debunk myth' it is world's best

Little Mix attend the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

Little Mix a little confused over racy outfits backlash

Sir Tom Jones was left devastated by the death of his wife earlier this year

Sir Tom Jones tells of waking up to heartache after dreaming about late wife

Yasmin and Simon le Bon

Yasmin Le Bon was in 'a dark place' while juggling career and motherhood

The Government is set to make a decision on whether to expand Heathrow

Airport expansion decision will be controversial 'whatever the verdict'

The ICO has fined firms responsible for more than 70 million nuisance calls and nearly eight million spam text messages so far in 2016

Company bosses could face £500,000 fines in nuisance calls crackdown

Police have been given another six days to question a 19-year-old man arrested under the Terrorism Act following the discovery of a suspect package on a tube in north Greenwich on Thursday.

Police get six more days to question Tube package arrest man

A road sign for Tayto Park in Co Meath

Nine in hospital after stairs collapse at theme park 'House of Horrors'

Some of the 34 critically-endangered slow loris animals seized in West Java (International Animal Rescue/PA)

Group of 'stressed' slow lorises in Indonesia saved from sale via Facebook

Antonio Carluccio has helped devise new dishes for the restaurant group's revamped menu

Carluccio's to serve up 500 jobs a year in multimillion-pound expansion

Alistair Darling does not believe Nicola Sturgeon will hold a second independence referendum in the near future

Second independence referendum unlikely 'any time soon', says Alistair Darling

Detail has emerged in the latest in a number of rulings on the case by Mr Justice Baker following private family court hearings in London

Abuse case father complained of social work 'prejudice'

A small key used by Sidney Sedunary, 23, for a locker on the Titanic sold for £85,000 in a sale of items linked to the ship.

Titanic locker key goes for £85,000 at auction

Sir Michael Fallon has announced that UK troops are to support Nato's efforts in Kosovo next year

UK troops to join Nato Kosovo Force in 2017

The Government hope a new scheme will encourage more firms to switch to electric vans and trucks

Clark unveils £4m plan to boost number of electric trucks in UK

A minute's silence is observed in memory of Anthony Foley at Thomond Park

Minute's silence held at match for Munster coach Anthony Foley

Armed police at Wood End Lane in Northolt, London

Police in stand-off with man after 'dangerous items' report

Nigel Farage's former aide Raheem Kassam (left) has been backed to be the new Ukip leader

Ukip donor backs Nigel Farage's former aide as party leader

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has urged a halt to the bloodshed in Syria

Chemical attacks show 'cruel barbarity' of Assad's rule in Syria, says Johnson

EU president Martin Schulz is attempting to rescue the trade deal

EU steps up efforts to save Canada trade deal

More than 150 complaints against police officers are being investigated

Police forces probe scores of sex complaints against officers

Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter

Cumberbatch hails 'true superheroes' at charity awards

Andrew Broadhead who died in a house fire trying to save his daughter

Wife hails blaze tragedy husband 'a hero'

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