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Man jailed after infecting former partners with HIV

A man has been jailed for infecting two former lovers with HIV after keeping quiet about having the virus.

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Only 1 in 5 teenagers born in England's poorest areas go on to uni

Teenagers in some parts of England are up to 18 times more likely to go to university than their peers in other areas, a study suggests.

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Mother's plea as daughter's leg is amputated 11 years after accident

The mother of a disabled woman has made an emotional appeal for support after her daughter's leg was amputated more than 11 years after she was hit by a speeding car.

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Mother wins court battle to drop child's middle name over 'notorious' link

A woman has been given permission to drop her child's "notorious" middle name by a family court judge, despite objections from the youngster's father.

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Charity Commission warns breast cancer helpline after 'unauthorised payments'

A charity which made unauthorised payments and failed to keep proper records of decision-making is the first to have received an official warning from the Charity Commission.

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Traveller family members convicted of slavery after keeping captives for years

Members of a traveller family have been convicted of running a modern slavery ring which kept one of its captives in "truly shocking" conditions for decades.

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Police warn of Black Mamba synthetic cannabis after death of suspected user

Police have issued a warning about a synthetic form of cannabis known as Black Mamba after the death of a man suspected of using it.

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Martial arts instructor handed 22-year jail term for child sex offences

A martial arts instructor has been jailed for 22 years for the rape and sexual abuse of two boys in the 1990s.

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Woman's body is exhumed amid murder probe

The body of a 43-year-old woman believed by police to have been murdered has been exhumed.

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Chinese crave Crown Jewels and Hogwarts, but swerve the seaside chippies

Chinese tourists visiting Britain come for the royals, Harry Potter and Premier League football, but sidestep seaside fish and chips, a Visit Britain report has suggested.

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Disabled passengers forced to wait hours to disembark at Heathrow - regulator

Disabled passengers arriving at Heathrow Airport are being forced to wait up to two hours for assistance disembarking aircraft, the aviation regulator said.

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'Hugely rare' Chinese dish for sale after cupboard storage may be worth £100,000

A decorative plate kept tucked away in a box inside a cupboard could be worth up to £100,000.

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Just two councils pay out from £300m fund for business rates relief

Just two out of almost 100 local councils have paid out from a £300 million Government fund to ease the pressure of business rate rises, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

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Here comes the sun...then more rain

Summer weather will make a brief return after more than a month's worth of rain fell in some parts of England, bringing localised flooding and travel disruption.

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Outcry over plans to put down storm rampage dog

A police force has been criticised for plans to put down a dog which escaped from a garden during Storm Doris and attacked several people.

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NHS has paid more than £17m to victims of breast surgeon Ian Paterson

The NHS has paid more than £17 million in compensation for victims of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson.

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Teddy bears trove collected over nearly 50 years to be auctioned

A precious trove of 35 bears lovingly collected over nearly half a century is going under the hammer.

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Weather warning as UK braced for summer downpours

Large swathes of the country are due to be hit with "thundery downpours" over the next two days.

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British model 'forced by police to stay in Italy for weeks' after kidnap ordeal

A British model who was allegedly kidnapped in Milan was forced by Italian police to stay in the country for weeks after her release, her agent has said.

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Demand for workers rises as number of candidates continues to drop

Recruitment agencies have reported a sustained increase in demand for staff, while the number of candidates continues to fall.

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