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David and Pauline Williams

Police carry out excavations at home of paedophiles who knew Fred and Rose West

Shell's results beat analyst expectations despite a 58% plunge in profits

Shell profits plunge to £1.1bn as oil price woes continue

Spending on groceries on offer fell to a seven-year low as superstores took on discounters with permanent price cuts

Spending on discounters' groceries hits seven-year low as superstores cut prices

Sainsbury's reported pre-tax profits of £548 million against losses of £72 million the previous year

Sainsbury's posts £548m bottom-line profit but remains under pressure

RAF strikes have put Daesh on the back foot.

Britain poised to send extra troops to support Iraqi forces in fight against IS

Sir Erich Reich, pictured, says David Cameron should do more to help lone and vulnerable Syrian children

Kindertransport veteran urges U-turn on Syrian child refugees

Donald Trump was labelled 'divisive, stupid and wrong' by David Cameron

Cameron should apologise for calling Trump 'stupid and wrong', says US aide

Tony Blair believes the country would vote to stay in

Tony Blair: 'Rational' voters will heed Obama's Brexit warning

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis says Labour's anti-Semitism inquiry should not be a 'sticking plaster' to placate voters

Chief Rabbi warns Labour against 'sticking plaster' anti-Semitism probe

A twisted sign, felled concrete posts and a broken wall tell the story of violence outside a coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire.

Police watchdog considers unredacted Orgreave report

Local councils are facing legal action at the High Court today over their decisions to impose boycotts on Israeli goods

Councils in court over boycott of Israeli goods

Companies are being urged to take more responsibility when their customers fall victim to scammers

Companies should not get 'off hook' when customers scammed

Charities have raised concerns over the use of bailiffs to chase people in council tax arrears

Concern over use of bailiffs to chase council tax debts

The Foreign Office has been criticised by MPs for relying on Saudi Arabia to investigate alleged human rights violations by its forces fighting in the Yemeni civil war.

MPs 'unconvinced' by Saudi role investigating alleged violations in Yemen

Shelter said the Government was being 'reckless' on the sale of council homes

Charity brands Government 'reckless' over council house sales

The Government has been urged to decide on where a new runway should be built

Government 'must make up its mind' on airport expansion

Prince Harry is playing for his Lesotho charity Sentebale

Harry saddles up for charity polo match in Florida

The Duchess of Cambridge's day of engagements includes a visit to the National Portrait Gallery

Duchess to view portraits of herself on day of engagements

The bitter dispute at Orgreave resulted in dozens of injuries on both sides

Police watchdog considers unredacted Orgreave report

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body in a reservoir

Reservoir body: Man charged with murder

Police have appealed for witnesses

Two children in the back of Toyota 'stolen during police chase'

Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill appearing in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee

'Only a fraction' of confiscation orders debt likely to be recovered

Sir Philip Green sold BHS for £1

Sir Philip Green agrees to Commons grilling over the collapse of BHS

England's 'fattest' and 'thinnest' regions have been revealed

Wirral 'fattest' English region in table of doctors noting patient obesity

The new contract for junior doctors could have a "damaging effect" on patient care and deepen the recruitment crisis in the NHS

Contract enforcement 'could deepen NHS recruitment crisis'

Boris Johnson and David Cameron join Zac Goldsmith on the campaign trail

David Cameron warns Londoners against electing a Labour mayor

Iain Stuart was among the helicopter crash victims

'Mechanical failure' caused Norway helicopter crash

Neville Lawrence has said he will boycott an inquiry into undercover policing if it is too covert

Victims could be denied voice at inquiry into secret police tactics, woman warns

Radiohead have returned to the internet with a new song and video

Radiohead return to the internet with new song and video

RAF strikes have put Daesh on the back foot

'25,000 Daesh fighters killed, 600 in last month,' Michael Fallon tells Cabinet

Matthew Daley is on trial at Lewes Crown Court, where he denies murdering Donald Lock

'NHS trust failed' man accused of motorist knife murder

Putting a major road past Stonehenge into a tunnel could benefit the World Heritage Site

Report backs road tunnel plan at Stonehenge

Pc Amar Tasaddiq Hussain outside Stafford Crown Court

Policeman warned he faces 'substantial' prison term over hoax 999 terror call

Madonna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala in New York (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Madonna bares almost all on New York Met Gala red carpet

Britain's Eurovision contestants Joe and Jake

Eurovision Song Contest to make live breakthrough in US

Police found murder accused Brett Rogers laughing and covered in blood, Chelmsford Crown Court heard

Man accused of mother's murder found laughing and covered in blood, court told

The move will not lead to store closures or redundancies, the Co-operative Group said

Co-operative Group agrees to sell 36 ex-Somerfield stores

Beyonce is losing her grip on top spot

Drake enjoys views from the top as Beyonce's Lemonade goes flat

Nigel Farage is the leader of Ukip

Nigel Farage denies using UK taxpayers' money for security at Ukip events

The manufacturing sector is being hit by uncertainty caused by the vote on Britain's membership of the EU

Manufacturing contracts for first time since March 2013

Neville Lawrence believes the inquiry should be heard in public

Father of Stephen Lawrence says undercover police probe must be open to public

Reclaim the Power says Wales "deserves a transition away from dirty coal"

Activists halt operations at UK's largest open-cast mine

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon

Scrambled RAF jets set off sonic booms in Yorkshire

HSBC said it was a 'resilient' performance in difficult market conditions

HSBC underlying pre-tax profits fall 18% to £3.7 billion

People are living longer but the gap between the longest and shortest lifespans appears to be increasing

Rich-poor life expectancy gap rising again, research shows

Parents will lend their children £5 billion to help their children get on the property ladder, research shows

Bank of Mum and Dad propping up a quarter of 2016 mortgages

London will be hotter than Ibiza at the weekend, forecasters predict

Don't head for the Med, hot-foot it to 23C London, say forecasters

Banksy's Dismaland proved a box office hit

Banksy's Dismaland theme park gets South Bank Sky Arts Award nomination

Parents hold a rally with their children in Preston Park, Brighton, over school tests which it is claimed are leaving youngsters stressed and in tears.

Sats crucial in identifying pupils who are struggling, says schools inspector


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