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Sports Direct profits hit by sterling collapse but Ashley still buys jet

Profits at scandal-hit Sports Direct have taken a hammering following the collapse in sterling - but it has not stopped billionaire owner Mike Ashley splashing out on a new corporate jet.

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Labour warned over 'bunker mentality' after Sleaford by-election drubbing

A veteran Labour MP has warned the party is heading for "electoral disaster" unless its leadership shakes off its "bunker mentality" in the wake of its fourth place in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

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Indian man once linked to Sikh terror activities wins battle for UK residency

An Indian national once involved in Sikh terrorist activities has won a High Court battle to become a permanent resident in the UK after living here for 20 years.

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Couple who inflicted 'horrific injuries' on five-week-old daughter jailed

A couple who left their five-week-old daughter with a catalogue of "catastrophic" injuries so serious she may not live past early adulthood have been jailed.

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Councils' £756m parking charges surplus represents 9% rise - study

The surplus produced from council parking operations in England rose by 9% over the past year, according to a new study.

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Doctor loses bid to challenge conviction over boy's death

A doctor found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a six-year-old boy has lost a bid to challenge her conviction.

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Priest who married same-sex partner loses discrimination claim rejection appeal

A priest who was prevented from working for an NHS trust after marrying his same-sex partner has lost an appeal against a ruling which rejected his claim of discrimination.

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Man, 31, faces court charged with murdering father

A 31-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering his father.

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Operation Cosy people-smuggling strike results in nine arrests across UK

Nine people have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected people-smuggling ring.

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Jobs market 'ending year on a high' with increasing vacancies, figures show

Demand for staff remains strong, with increasing vacancies for permanent and temporary workers, a report shows.

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Polls close in Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

Polls have closed in a parliamentary by-election triggered by the resignation of Conservative MP Stephen Phillips over ''irreconcilable policy differences'' with the Government.

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Man to face court accused of murdering father

A man has been charged with murdering his father, police said.

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Cosy first half for Joules as pop-a-pom bobble hats help sales surge ahead

Bobble hats with changeable pom poms have helped upmarket clothing brand Joules ring up a double-digit hike in sales as shoppers snapped up its winter warmers.

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Nigel Farage on shortlist for Time magazine's person of the year award

Nigel Farage has been shortlisted for Time magazine's prestigious person of the year award.

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Man held in Geoff Seggie murder probe

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a father-of-two.

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Probe after children locked in football ground by vandals

Forty parents and children were locked in a football ground after vandals sealed the gates.

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Oh yes, I will - girlfriend accepts panto star's on-stage proposal

An actor went off script during a pantomime to propose to his girlfriend.

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Care home prices 'jump by almost a quarter in a year, despite declining quality'

Average care home prices have jumped by almost a quarter in a year despite declining quality, according to a new analysis.

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Teacher jailed for sexually abusing boy at prep school in early 1990s

A teacher has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a boy at a preparatory school in the early 1990s.

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Man dies after glider collides with another light aircraft

A man has died after a glider crashed into a field following a mid-air collision with another light aircraft.

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