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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants independence for Scotland

Sturgeon: Second vote on independence 'more likely than not'

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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 crashed believed to be have 13 people aboard, Friday April 29, 2016.  The helicopter carrying aroun

Crash helicopter 'returned to base twice after warning light was triggered'

Ukip leader Nigel Farage wants the UK to leave the EU

Australia 'would welcome UK staying in the EU'

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Sir Phillip Green's wife, Tina, will be quizzed by MPs

Sir Philip Green's wife to be quizzed by MPs over BHS collapse

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joins thousands of people at a May Day rally in central London

Jeremy Corbyn condemns anti-Semitism in address to thousands at May Day rally

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joins thousands of people in Clerkenwell Green, central London, to celebrate workers' achievements at a May Day rally

Labour is 'united' in fighting anti-Semitism, Corbyn insists

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Sir Hugh Orde said the way historic cases were dealt with should be reviewed

Focus on historic child sex cases is back to front, says ex police chief

Barack Obama met Prince George in his pyjamas

Prince George's pyjamas greeting was 'slap in the face', jokes Barack Obama

The fictional storyline in The Archers has provoked controversy

Court officials praise The Archers abuse plotline as 'intelligent and real'

The plane was intercepted by Hungarian fighter jets

Fighter jets intercept British Airways flight over Hungary

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Archers domestic drama raises family court issues

Steady manufacturing output and a comeback for consumer services saw a boost in private sector growth, says the CBI

Private sector growth improved in first quarter of year, reports CBI

The Court of Protection heard that the man wanted to be in a hospital closer to home and was refusing medication

Man refusing treatment in bid for hospital care closer to home

Jasmine Elcock, 14, moved Ant and judge Alesha Dixon to tears on Britain's Got Talent (SYCO/THAMES TV/PA Wire)

Golden buzzer sees Jasmine through Britain's Got Talent audition

Princess Charlotte taken by the Duchess at Anmer Hall in Norfolk (HRH The Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

Life's a stroll for birthday girl Princess Charlotte

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been heavily criticised

Jeremy Hunt 'not fit to wear' an NHS badge, says consultant

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The BBC could be forced to air popular shows like Strictly Come Dancing at non-peak viewing times under the charter review, according to reports

BBC competitive scheduling bar 'being mulled by Government in charter review'

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Storm clouds gather at Granby in the Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire, as Britain looks set for a wet bank holiday

Washout bank holiday feared as heavy rain crosses UK

Two new portraits of the Duchess of Cambridge on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London

Duchess of Cambridge portrait photos go on public display

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Advice on which tourist hotspots allow drones is available on a new website

Drone flyers can navigate new website to find which tourist spots allow them

Peggy Mitchell, played by Dame Barbara Windsor, returns to Albert Square (Jack Barnes/BBC/PA Wire)

Dame Barbara Windsor set to bow out as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders

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Storm clouds gather at Granby in the Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire, as Britain looks set for a wet bank holiday

Washout bank holiday feared as heavy rain crosses UK

The RAF has been targeting Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria

Nearly 1,000 Daesh extremists killed in RAF strikes over 18 months, MoD says

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One Briton was among the 13 people killed when the Super Puma came down on the rocky shoreline of Turoey, a tiny island outside Bergen (AP)

Briton aged 41 among 13 people killed in Norway helicopter crash

Eurotunnel apologised for the delays

Eurotunnel passengers hit by delays of up to five hours

Tim Peake said he is thrilled to have his stay in space extended (European Space Agency/PA Wire)

Extra 13 days aboard International Space Station for Tim Peake

Two new portraits of the Duchess of Cambridge have gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London

Duchess of Cambridge portrait photos go on public display

Emergency services were at the scene

Pilot and passenger killed in North Yorkshire plane crash

Officers believe the two incidents may be linked

Man hunted after Hull schoolgirl kidnapping bid on cycle track

Mobile phone users have in the past faced high roaming charges in the EU

Mobile roaming charges in EU slashed ahead of full ban

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Chris Packham has described his battle with depression

Chris Packham reveals 'great, hopeless vacuum' in battle with depression

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Nicky Morgan gave short shrift to one question

Headteacher gets reprimand from Nicky Morgan for 'sexist' question

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Mohammed Mahmood has been sentenced after he was caught when he left his photo identification in a discarded jacket stuffed with heroin and crack cocaine

Drug dealer jailed after leaving ID in discarded jacket stuffed with drugs

The paramedics and three residents were rushed to hospital

Paramedics and residents rushed to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning

Sheridan Smith plays the lead role in Funny Girl

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

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

Labour anti-Semitism row 'nonsense stirred by embittered Blairites': Livingstone

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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

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

30,000 back boycott of primary school tests

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Sir David Attenborough celebrates his 90th birthday on May 8

Sir David Attenborough 'unbelievably lucky' to be nearing 90th birthday

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

Headteachers could take industrial action over academy plans

Thousands of homes were devastated by flooding last winter

Flood-proofing measures 'needed in all new properties'

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

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

Ant and Dec, hosts of Britain's Got Talent

Tears and Cheers on Britain's Got Talent

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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

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