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Sheridan Smith plays the lead role in Funny Girl

Sheridan Smith in triumphant stage return after 'technical failure' ended show

A Super Puma helicopter (stock image)

UK Super Puma flights grounded after fatal Norway helicopter crash

The charity argues that if some initiatives by financial firms were rolled out more widely, this could "revolutionise" the way in which they interact with older people

Charity urges banks to support 'digitally excluded' older people

Thousands of people have backed a "kid's strike" boycott of the SATs exams next week

30,000 back boycott of primary school tests

Ant and Dec, hosts of Britain's Got Talent

Tears and Cheers on Britain's Got Talent

A man has been arrested over a brutal hammer attack that left a 17-year-old girl with life-changing head injuries

Man arrested over hammer attack on 17-year-old girl

Sir David Attenborough celebrates his 90th birthday on May 8

Duke of Cambridge pays tribute to 'national treasure' Sir David Attenborough

Virgin will only claim trains are on time if they arrive within 59 seconds of when they were supposed to

Virgin Trains' new 'right time' punctuality test allows 59 seconds margin

Thousands of homes were devastated by flooding last winter

Flood-proofing measures 'needed in all new properties'

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan's academy plans have been met with a frosty response

Smaller schools 'will surely suffer' under Government's academisation plan

Ken Livingstone outside his home in London following his suspension from the Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn launches independent review into racism after Livingstone row

A double-barrelled shotgun which was stolen after its owner left it "unattended" on a London street (Metropolitan Police handout)

Double-barrelled shotgun stolen after being left on London street

Police have been investigating a brutal hammer attack in Portsmouth

Man arrested over hammer attack on 17-year-old girl

Thousands of primary school children are due to take SATs

30,000 back boycott of primary school tests

Drinking in pregnancy can lead to long-term harm to the baby

Newborns to be tested for alcohol amid concerns over drinking in pregnancy

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British astronaut Tim Peake controls the ExoMars rover Bridget from the International Space Station

Rocky road for Tim Peake as UK astronaut pilots robot rover

A search and rescue vessel patrols off the island of Turoey, near Bergen, Norway, as emergency workers on the shoreline attend the scene after a helicopter crash (AP)

UK Super Puma flights grounded following Norway helicopter tragedy

Police have been investigating alleged terrorism offences

Two men in court charged with funding Brussels 'man in the hat' Mohamed Abrini

Sir John Major accused some Brexit campaigners of 'producing soundbites that are either offensive or inaccurate or just plain silly'

'Splendid isolation' would leave UK weaker, says Sir John Major

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A snow covered footpath in Burnley, Lancashire, as the unseasonably cool weather continues

Snowfall and sleet cause disruption ahead of bank holiday weekend

EastEnders actress Sian Blake, 43, as her partner Arthur Simpson-Kent admitted killing her and their two children

Partner admits killing EastEnders actress Sian Blake and their sons

Screen grab taken from the official Twitter account of Kensington Palace of the Queen and Prince Harry appearing in a spoof video

Queen amused by Obamas' Invictus Games challenge

Beyonce took the top spot - although the late Prince had several entries in this week's album charts

Beyonce dethrones Prince at top of album charts

The alarm was raised after members of the public spotted a vessel in trouble near St David's Head

One dead, one missing after fishing boat sinks off west Wales

The coffin arrives for the funeral of David Gest at Golders Green Crematorium in north London

Stars turn out for funeral of 'unforgettable' music producer David Gest

Colin Pitchfork was the first person in the world to be convicted of murder on the basis of DNA evidence

Double murderer Colin Pitchfork recommended for move to open prison

Panellists will run the rule over the competing nations

Here are the results of the United Kingdom jury: Eurovision panel chosen

Patricia McLeish claims a Labour MP kicked her on Scottish independence referendum day in 2014

Labour MP Marie Rimmer accused of kicking Scottish independence supporter

Consumer credit is growing at its fastest rate since 2005, according to the Bank of England

Fears of households over-stretching on borrowing as consumer credit grows

Cait Reilly had challenged having to work for free at a Poundland store

Government loses latest round of legal battle over its back-to-work schemes

Royal Bank of Scotland's £968m loss reflects the impact of its £1.2bn payment to the Treasury to buy out a crucial part of its £45bn bailout

Royal Bank of Scotland slumps to £968m first-quarter loss

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Barbara Anne Blauvelt was found guilty of two charges of religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress

Pensioner sentenced for abusing woman wearing hijab

David Nicholls has been dubbed the Sprint King for his know-how in training winners

Racehorse trainer David Nicholls to face court charged with sex assault

Princess Charlotte with a favourite toy at Anmer Hall in Sandringham in November 2015 (HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2015/Kensington Palace/PA)

Princess Charlotte approaches first birthday

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An ambulance driver was killed in the crash

Colleagues 'absolutely devastated' by fatal two ambulance crash in Pwllheli

Chancellor George Osborne has vowed to help the local press

George Osborne vows to cut business rates to boost local press

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Former X Factor star Nathan Fagan-Gayle was found guilty of laundering £20,000 from a scam on the elderly

Nine to be sentenced over fraud on elderly linked to 'Bank of Terror' in Syria

Many under-45s expect to be paying off a mortgage into retirement, figures show

Third of 20 to 45-year-olds expect to work beyond retirement age to pay mortgage

Two Ambulances were involved in the accident

Driver killed in collision between two ambulances in Pwllheli

Ken Livingstone leaves his home in London on Friday morning

Jeremy Corbyn launches independent review into racism after Livingstone row

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Prince Harry (right) speaks to host Mark Durden-Smith on stage at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2016 at Battersea Evolution, in London.

Prince Harry urged to marry Cheryl after former X Factor judge's split

Dawn Copley is decorated with the Queen's Police Medal by Prince William at Buckingham Palace

New South Yorkshire Police chief offers to step down amid conduct probe

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has visited Cuba.

Philip Hammond becomes first British Foreign Secretary to visit Cuba since 1959

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Landline charges will rise by £1 a month, to almost £19

BT announces price hikes for landline and broadband customers

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Almost 12,000 Britons have received the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant, data shows.

British doctors highlight 'unacceptably high revision rate' for hip implant

The Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England looked at more than 84,000 cases.

Only 53% of people hospitalised due to self-harm get mental health assessment

Connor Sparrowhawk drowned in a bath at a specialist NHS trust (JusticeforLB)

NHS trust failing to protect patients from risk of harm - watchdog

The Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England looked at more than 84,000 cases

Only 53% of people hospitalised due to self-harm get mental health assessment

Undated handout photo issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency of a Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopter, four of the helicopters operating in Scotland have been grounded due to safety fears, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said today.

Search under way after fishing boat sinks off Pembrokeshire

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