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Mist and fog surround a canal boat at Godstow Lock in Oxfordshire.

Warning over freezing conditions as winter bites

An anti-homelessness charity said that higher alcohol content drinks were doing more money than heroin and crack cocaine combined.

Minimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health'

Allegations were made against the late Edward Heath

Sir Edward Heath probe 'not a fishing trip or witch-hunt', police chief says

The legacy is to be used specifically for the elderly in the village

Nazi PoW leaves £400,000 to 'kind' Scottish village

Attorney General Jeremy Wright is leading the appeal against the High Court's Brexit ruling

Judges made Brexit result 'almost a footnote' - Attorney General

Jeremy Corbyn will warn that unless progressives break with a "failed economic and political establishment" the far right will fill the gap.

Corbyn in call to counter rise of 'political parasites' in the 'populist right'

Chris Grayling is reportedly preparing to tell publicly-owned Network Rail that he wants it to share responsibility for running the tracks with private operating companies

Network Rail 'to lose control of track maintenance'

Post Office workers are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over final salary pensions.

Unions clash with management over impact of Post Office strike

A former employee of Southampton Football Club accused of abusing young players in the 1980s is still working in the sport, according to reports

Suspected football abuser 'still working in the sport'

Lauren Smith, 23 and partner Graham Lucas, 27, from Peterborough, with surviving twin daughter Ava (Sick Children's Trust/PA)

Premature twin girls' parents prepare for bittersweet Christmas

Delay Repay should be rolled out as soon as possible, MP Louise Ellman urged the Department for Transport

Payout scheme for rail travel delay should be rolled out across Britain, says MP

Larry Lamb separated from Vanessa's mother in 1969 and he has not seen his daughter for more than 40 years

Larry Lamb: I'd love to meet estranged daughter and granddaughter

Martin Roberts has left the jungle.

Martin Roberts and Wayne Bridge latest to leave I'm A Celebrity jungle

Firefighters from Glasgow Airport helped take the Dutch pilot off the plane.

Pilot suffered heart attack as he taxied to runway at Glasgow Airport

The swan seeking refuge in a shopping precinct (RSPCA/PA)

RSPCA to rescue for swan struggling in freezing conditions

An official collects Prince Harry's royal standard which flew off his official chauffeur-driven car and blew down the road soon after he arrived in Guyana

Royal officials in a flap as Harry's car suffers flag malfunction in Guyana

Duran Duran members Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor have lost their court battle

Duran Duran 'outraged' after losing High Court battle over US song rights

Allegations were made about Sir Edward Heath

Sir Edward Heath probe 'not a fishing trip or witch-hunt', police chief says

Mist and fog surround a canal boat at Godstow Lock in Oxfordshire

Warning over freezing conditions as winter bites

Europol headquarters in The Hague

IS ready to launch attacks in Europe, Europol warns

Anne Reay will have been out of her house for 15 months by the time she is back in next March

Residents still reeling from Storm Desmond effects, one year on

Chelsea has appointed an external law firm to carry out a formal investigation into Eddie Heath

Southampton FC contacts police over historical child abuse probe

Rail fares will go up by an average of more than two per cent next year

Passengers 'priced off railways' by 2.3% rise in fares, campaigners warn

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson delivers a speech at Chatham House, London

Boris Johnson: UK will not block closer EU defence co-operation after Brexit

Patrick Adams admitted shooting a man, claiming it was in self-defence (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Patrick 'Patsy' Adams jailed for shooting 'grass'

Mees was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court

Lorry driver jailed over motorway crash which killed two men

Care homes for the elderly are being investigated over concerns of potential shock bills and 'hidden' charges

Care homes probe due to concerns over shock bills and 'hidden charges'

Newly-elected Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Olney with party leader Tim Farron on Richmond Green

Lib Dems' by-election win 'the beginning of something special', Tim Farron says

Phil Collins recently announced a comeback tour

Ex-wife of Phil Collins takes legal action over singer's autobiography

An anti-homelessness charity said that higher alcohol content drinks were doing more money than heroin and crack cocaine combined

Minimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health'

MP Anna Soubry

Police probe over Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

Andrew Sachs arriving for the 2009 British Soap Awards

Cleese leads tributes to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs

Scotland has taken in the most refugees regionally

UK takes in 4,000 refugees in first year of expanded Syrian scheme

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has congratulated Gen James Mattis

Fallon hails 'Mad Dog' Mattis as new US defence secretary

The bus on fire in Kingston, south west London (Hannah Page/PA)

Bus bursts into flames in London street

Sheridan Smith was due to perform at the Royal Variety Performance

Sheridan Smith pulls out of Royal Variety Performance after father's death

Councillor Fida Hussain and 10-year-old Eve McGrath with Oldham Council's new gritter Nicole Saltslinger (Oldham Council/PA)

Roads gritter named Nicole Saltslinger in honour of X Factor judge

Sofia Harman, with her mother Patricia Hannington (EssexPolice/PA)

Sofia, three, calls 999 after mother collapses

Mhairi Black said a decision should not depend on the mood of jobcentre staff

SNP's Mhairi Black demands clearer rules for decisions on benefit sanctions

The Archbishop of Canterbury urged the promotion of cohesion 'around the common good' following the Brexit vote

Archbishop of Canterbury warns against 'turning inwards' after Brexit vote

The Christmas tree pays tribute to celebrities who died in 2016 (L3GSV/PA)

Twitter-user creates Christmas tree angels for celebrities who died in 2016

The Charities Commission found 'no evidence of fraud or corruption' by Didier Drogba's foundation

Chelsea star Didier Drogba may have misled charity donors - watchdog

Eddie Redmayne is being awarded an OBE for services to drama

Eddie Redmayne and Tim Peake set to collect honours from Queen

The cost of building materials rose due to the slump in the pound's value

Construction activity hits eight-month high despite weak pound pushing up costs

The number, expiry date and security code of Visa cards can be quickly discovered by cyber criminals, researchers claim

Criminals take just six seconds to guess Visa card number and code, experts find

The research comes after Government plans to relax admission rules for faith schools

Faith schools 'more selective than grammars and do little for poor pupils'

Labour's Khalid Mahmood said the findings of a study showed that the views of British Muslims matched those of the rest of the population in most areas

One in four British Muslims does not believe in extremism, study finds

Brexit Secretary David Davis: 'No one wants to see labour shortages in key sectors'

Post-Brexit workforce shortage 'in no one's interest' - David Davis

The key impact of the change would be financial, saving parents around £410 a year in childcare fees, researchers said

£1bn scheme to boost childcare will create 'only modest' rise in parents working

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