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BBC presenter Dan Walker is a devout Christian and does not work on Sundays

My faith will not affect my work, says BBC presenter Dan Walker

Arthur Simpson-Kent has been charged with the murders of Sian Blake and her two sons (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Man charged with murders of ex-EastEnders actress Sian Blake and her two sons

Ant and Dec will front the show in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May

Queen asked for us to host 90th birthday show, say Ant and Dec

The Independent newspaper is to become digital only from the end of March

The Independent newspaper to become digital only

David Cameron is preparing for next week's crunch talks in Brussels

David Cameron setting out 'wider agenda' behind EU reform proposals

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Latest politics news

World powers work to craft Syria ceasefire

Adam Johnson pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl

Adam Johnson 'had sexual encounter with 15-year-old girl who idolised him'

Rolf Harris is to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault

Rolf Harris faces seven more indecent assault charges

Taxpayers' money has been used to lay on a range of dinners, lunches and receptions for colleagues of John Bercow

Speaker splashed out tens of thousands on dinners, lunches and receptions

Liverpool MP Steve Rotherham, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow home secretary Andy Burnham arrive at the Hillsborough inquest in Warrington

Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham visit Hillsborough inquests

Tarik Hassane has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts (CPS/PA)

Man accused of plotting IS-inspired terror attack changes plea to guilty

Barry Manilow has been taken to hospital due to complications from "emergency oral surgery"

Barry Manilow taken to hospital over oral surgery complications

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GlaxoSmithKline has been fined £37.6 million for anti-competitive practices

GlaxoSmithKline and generic pharma firms fined £45m for anti-competitive conduct

Richard Dawkins has pulled out of a tour of Australia and New Zealand

Richard Dawkins cancels Australia and New Zealand tour after suffering stroke

Protests outside the Department of Health in London after Jeremy Hunt announced he would impose a new contract on thousands of junior doctors

Hospital bosses: We didn't back forced doctors contract

Pauline Chai, the estranged wife of Khoo Kay Peng, non-executive chairman of Laura Ashley Holdings

Laura Ashley boss ordered to make settlement offer in 'titanic' divorce battle

Latest courts news

UK website loses High Court action over Google Maps

Factory owner Mohammed Rafiq was found guilty of conspiracy to traffic at Leeds Crown Court

Factory owner who used 'slave workforce' to be sentenced

Figures show first-time buyers joining the property ladder this year have spent on average more than £50,000 on rent

Homeowners spending more than £50,000 on rent before buying first property

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy is due to face a sentencing hearing

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to be sentenced for tax evasion

Prime Minister David Cameron with Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh

Kids' Company founder denies 'mesmerising' David Cameron

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Rolls-Royce said the restructuring programme it started in November "continues to make good progress"

Rolls-Royce profits fall 12% to £1.4bn

Ex-Premier League footballer Marcus Bent could be jailed for affray and cocaine possession

Ex-Premier League player Marcus Bent could be jailed over affray and cocaine

Chewing sugar-free gum can be "extremely effective" in reducing the risk of decay, researchers said

Youngsters chewing sugar-free gum 'could save NHS £8.2m' in dental treatments

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Concerns have been raised about the rate of prisoner suicides

Prison suicides cost taxpayer up to £300m a year - charity

Pensioners are living longer than ever, according to a sudy

Pensioners can expect to live longer than ever, study shows

Novelist Frederick Forsyth has penned the words to a song performed by Royal Opera House soprano Melissa

Novelist Frederick Forsyth takes on lyricist role in song for soldiers

The TUC said it was "disappointed" firms would not have to publish their gender pay gap figures until 2018

Companies to publish gender pay gap under new government initiative

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The Only Way Is Essex star has been confirmed as the replacement for Olympic gold-winning medallist Linford Christie

James 'Arg' Argent returns to The Jump after Linford Christie injury

MPs say new European Union data protection laws do not go far enough

Personal data privacy breaches 'should carry a jail term'

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The Department for Transport has been urged to develop an alternative commercial strategy to be used if competition for rail franchises continues to fall

Rail franchises may not be value for money due to dwindling interest - MPs

NUT general secretary Christine Blower said primary school children have "burst into tears with frustration" at the tests because they do not understand what they are supposed to be doing.

Baseline tests on infants should be scrapped, teachers' union says

James Argent is returning to The Jump

James 'Arg' Argent returns to The Jump after Linford Christie injury

New research suggests that e-cigarette vapour may be as damaging as tobacco smoke to the nervous systems of the foetus or newborn infant

E-cigarette vapour 'as damaging for babies' brain development as tobacco smoke'

Undated handout photo issued by Dorset Police of David Chadwick who was released from prison recently but breached his licence conditions on Tuesday, Dorset police said.

Police hunt paedophile over licence breach

 Adam Johnson has been sacked by Premier League Sunderland

Adam Johnson sacked by Sunderland after admitting sexual activity with girl

About 317.8 billion miles were travelled on Britain's roads in 2015

Traffic in Britain hits highest level with 317.8bn miles travelled

Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe will remain in the post until at least September 2017

Met Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has contract extended for a year

Three in ten female rape victims were aged under 16

30% of female rape victims are girls aged under 16

Student Muzi Li at the Institute of Gravitational Research at Glasgow University holding a phone that shows a computer simulation of gravity waves - ripples in spacetime - which have been detected by scientists a century after Albert Einstein predicted th

Einstein's gravity waves detected a century after his prediction

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Matt Brittin, president of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, was accused of "living on another planet"

Google: We pay 'fair' tax amount in the UK

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt delivers a statement to the House of Commons, London, outlining how talks with the British Medical Association (BMA) have ended in a stalemate

NHS bosses cited in letter 'don't back imposition of junior doctor contracts'

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Philip Hammond said the UK still has "issues" with the proposed EU reform package

Philip Hammond: UK still has issues with EU reform proposals

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Oliver Letwin vowed to press ahead with plans to cut the number of MPs to 600

Ministers press ahead with plan to cut MP numbers to 600

A EuroMillions ticket win in Ireland won 66 million euro

Friends who won 66 million euro in syndicate choose to keep their names secret

A new obligation for companies to retain ICRs for up to a year is one of the key planks of the Government's landmark Investigatory Powers Bill

Spying laws rethink demanded after third inquiry finds proposals 'flawed'

The OK Go video premiered on Facebook

OK Go defy gravity in music video first

Adam Osborne did not attend the four-day disciplinary hearing in Manchester

George Osborne's psychiatrist brother struck off over affair with patient

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Henry Worsley died 30 miles short of crossing the Antarctic unsupported (Family handout/PA)

William attends funeral of polar explorer Henry Worsley

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