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Nigel Farage accepted a challenge to debate with Alex Salmond in the run up to the referendum on British membership of the EU

Nigel Farage accepts EU membership debate challenge from Alex Salmond

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Scientists are going to examine whether hearing aids can help in the fight against dementia

Scientists to probe links between hearing loss and dementia

Army head General Sir Nicholas Carter said the military culture has changed since several soldiers died on duty

Deaths of Deepcut soldiers and others has taught us lessons, says Army head

A drinks event with Jeremy Hunt was cancelled for security reasons, Conservative officials said

Doctors angry after Jeremy Hunt drinks event relocated to new venue

The 28-year-old suspected victim has been placed in the care of agencies

Two charged with slavery offences after woman placed in care of agencies

Philip Hammond told The Andrew Marr Show that Russian warnings of a new 'world war' if states such as Saudi Arabia intervened on the ground in Syria were 'gross exaggeration' (PA/BBC)

Russia 'carpet bombing' civilians in Syria, Philip Hammond claims

Photo taken from the Twitter account of @jholsson of British rock band Viola Beach (@jholsson/PA)

Families pay tribute to indie band and manager who died in Sweden canal plunge

Philip Hammond said the UK secured an exemption from 'ever-closer union' with the EU and a 'major breakthrough' on limiting migrant benefits

Foreign Secretary warns that EU will punish Britain for leaving

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Eddie Redmayne is up for the best actor award for the second time in two years

Movie giants arrive to battle it out for Baftas

Dr Rose Polge, 25, who works at Torbay Hospital in Torquay, has gone missing (Devon and Cornwall Police/PA)

Police and coastguard search for missing junior doctor

Lord Avebury, who has died aged 87

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron praises 'true Liberal' Lord Avebury who died at 87

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is believed to be considering foreign candidates for the post of Ofsted inspector

Ministers 'looking abroad' for new chief inspector of schools

The £15 'liquid biopsy' test seeks fragments of genetic material in a tiny drop of saliva

10-minute saliva test for cancer has 'near-perfect' accuracy

The body of Leanne Wall, 36, was discovered by police who were called to an address in Bury on Friday

Man, 39, charged with murdering Leanne Wall in Bury

Walkers tackle the snow covered Pen y Fan mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Be my freezing Valentine - warm hearts and thick coats required

A tug boat pushes against the car carrier Hoegh Osaka

369-metre container ship refloated after it grounded on sandbank

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Police name cyclist, 73, who died after collision with HGV

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed they are treating the death of a care home resident as 'unexplained'

'Unexplained' death of care home resident probed by police

John Leslie said police have informed him he will not be charged following claims of sexual assault

John Leslie 'cleared by police over sex assault claims'

Akhtar Javeed, who was shot in the neck during an armed raid

Woman released on bail in Akhtar Javeed death probe

Investigators are carrying out a detailed inspection of a road after a man died and three people were injured when a car hit two groups of people

Man, 18, dies and three injured after car hits two groups of people

A man believed to have been attacked on the Isle of Wight was taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries

Man found with life-threatening injuries after town centre attack

Greek anti-terror police have been sent to Alexandroupolis following the arrest of two armed Britons near the border with Turkey

Greece arrests armed Britons near Turkey border

The coastguard sent a mayday message to ships in the area

Oarless women rowers rescued after Atlantic capsize ordeal

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A woman who was reported as having been abducted in Coventry has attended a police station safe and unharmed

Abduction reports woman safe and unharmed, police say

Serial killer Levi Bellfield denies confessing to Milly Dowler's murder

Milly's killer: Police have no thought for Dowler family

Dr Adam Osborne was struck off from the medical register

Chancellor's psychiatrist brother 'used me as sex toy' - patient

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Professor Richard Dawkins fell ill on February 5, forcing him to cancel a tour of Australia and New Zealand

Church officials defend sending 'prayers' tweet to author Richard Dawkins

Michael Fallon will be the first defence secretary to visit the Falklands for more than 10 years

'Foreign Office fears' over Michael Fallon's Falklands visit

John Swinney is holding talks to break the deadlock over the fiscal framework accompanying the Scotland Bill

John Swinney targets agreement on financial powers behind Scotland Bill

One winner has scooped £32.5 million

Ticket-holder stakes claim to £32.5m Lotto jackpot prize

Jackie Baillie criticised the practice of "boarding" out patients

Scottish Labour hits out over 'boarding' of hospital patients

The woman died at the scene following the collision involving an HGV in the village of Teynham, Kent

Driver held after cyclist dies following collision with lorry

David Chadwick has surrendered to Suffolk Police in Lowestoft and will be returned to prison

Fugitive paedophile David Chadwick surrenders to police

Undated handout photo issued by Natalia Spencer of Elizabeth Spencer who died just before Christmas after a rare auto-immune disease sparked by a common virus caused her organs to shut down, Her mother Natalia is to embark on a year-long coastal walk in h

Mother to start coastal walk around Britain to honour memory of late daughter, 5

One winner has scooped the £32.5 million National Lottery jackpot

One winner scoops £32.5 million Lotto jackpot

The £15 'liquid biopsy' test seeks fragments of genetic material in a tiny drop of saliva

10-minute saliva test for cancer has 'near-perfect' accuracy

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne arriving at the Lancme British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party

Eddie Redmayne cuts a dash at Kensington Palace ahead of Sunday's Baftas

Love may be in the air - but so is snow and ice

Weather may freeze the ardour of Valentine's Day lovers

Police at the scene of the death of Caroline Andrews

Man in court charged with murder of his schoolteacher wife

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit confirmed a 16-year-old boy had been arrested

Police arrest British teenager 'suspected of hacking CIA boss's emails'

Jamie Oliver says raising the prices of sugar-laden fizzy drinks and snacks is the best way to cut consumption

Government set to stop short of imposing 'sugar tax'

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Another arrest has been made over the murder of Akhtar Javeed

Man arrested over murder of Birmingham businessman Akhtar Javeed

Ash Carter says the nuclear deterrent is an "important part of the deterrent structure of Nato" (AP)

UK needs Trident to maintain 'outsized role on global stage', says US

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Mr Kerry has urged the UK to stay in the European Union

John Kerry urges UK to stay in 'united' EU

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Research suggests babies are deprived of auditory stimulus when being cared for in incubators

Incubators branded 'neurodevelopmental dungeons' for babies

The epic walk will start at Durdle Door

Mother to start coastal walk around Britain to honour memory of late daughter, 5

David Chadwick was wanted by Dorset Police (Dorset Police/PA)

Fugitive paedophile David Chadwick surrenders to police

Lottie and her dog Marley confronted a thief

Praise for homeless woman and dog who challenged beauty shop thief

Sacha Baron Cohen admits he has had to tone down his act since becoming a father

TV audience shocked at clip for new Sacha Baron Cohen film Grimsby

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