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Jake Petty was killed in battle, the Old Bailey heard

Mother 'begged Muslim convert son who was killed in battle not to go to Syria'

Eddie Jordan is expected to be named as one of the hosts of the new series of Top Gear, according to reports

Former F1 boss Eddie Jordan 'revving up for Top Gear presenting role'

Max Haigh was operated on at Leeds General Infirmary

Heart surgery on boy, one, was performed 'appropriately' coroner rules

A cordon outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin

One dead, two injured in shooting at boxing match weigh-in at Dublin hotel

A Tory MP said a woman with a criminal record whose fight against deportation has been boosted by the European Court of Justice advocate general is the daughter-in-law of Abu Hamza

European Court fight woman 'is Abu Hamza's daughter-in-law'

The scene in Benenden following the death of a woman as Kent Police launch a manhunt for a man in connection with the incident

Man arrested in mother-of-four Caroline Andrews murder probe

Pc David Rathband was shot by Raoul Moat

Pc David Rathband's family defiant after losing High Court negligence case

Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

Angry Assange in embassy balcony tirade over UK response to 'detention' report

Jeremy Corbyn will stress he wants to see further reforms in Brussels, including stronger workers' rights

Jeremy Corbyn: Staying in EU is in best interests of British people

Married MP Huw Merriman treated solicitor Patronia Campbell unfairly at work after a one-night stand with her, a tribunal heard (Conservative Party/PA)

Married MP was heard giggling in colleague's bedroom, employment tribunal told

Claudia Winkleman will host the new series of Great British Sewing Bee

Bridget Jones's Baby costume designer is new Great British Sewing Bee judge

David Gibson was jailed at Liverpool Crown Court

Ex-Merseyside Police sergeant jailed after forcing prostitute into sex act

Zayn Malik's debut single Pillowtalk is the fastest selling song of the year so far

Zayn Malik's Pillowtalk tops singles chart

Players from the Saracens rugby club are taking part in a research project

Saracens in research project that could have bruising impact on contact sports

Jordan Watson was found dead in a cemetery (Cumbria Police/PA)

Teenager found guilty of murdering schoolboy love rival in cemetery

Almost four-fifths of GPs said the quality of care had worsened in the past 18 months

GPs turning to locum doctors amid staffing crisis, report reveals

A sperm whale washed up on the beach at Hunstanton in Norfolk

Tests planned on Hunstanton whale after spate of deaths

The moment two audience members were injured when a stunt at Nitro Circus at Glasgow's SSE Hydro went wrong. Credit: @_R_W_B_

Passenger breaks jaw as Nitro Circus motorbike stunt goes wrong

Becky Watts was murdered by her stepbrother Nathan Matthews

Couple who 'unwittingly' helped hide Becky Watts' remains jailed

Hobley said she was upset to be leaving the show

Tina Hobley exits The Jump after dislocating elbow and fracturing arm

Helge Lund, BG Group Chief Executive, said the company had delivered an 'excellent operational performance' last year

BG Group back in black despite oil price pressure

Prince Harry talks to residents affected by flooding during a visit to St Michael's on Wyre, Lancashire

Harry thanks soldiers for flood rescue efforts after storms

Nigel Farage was due to appear on Question Time, but tweeted that he was stuck in traffic

More car trouble for Nigel Farage as jam forces him to miss Question Time

As oil prices have slumped real wages have increased, Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent said

'No urgency to raise rates' despite low oil price boost to economy

The couple claim they were arrested under the terrorism act after trying to send him for new glasses

'Jihadi Jack's' parents 'arrested after trying to send him money'

David McBryan was one of the winners of GCHQ's head-scratching Christmas puzzle

What a cracker...code-breakers win Christmas card challenge

The review found bed blocking is a bigger problem for NHS hospitals than previously thought

NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day

Akhtar Javeed was shot dead during an armed raid on his firm's warehouse in Birmingham (West Midlands Police/PA)

Police hunt masked gunmen after drinks company boss shot dead in robbery bid

Harry Harpham, a former miner who became a Labour MP, has died of cancer

Labour MP Harry Harpham dies of cancer

Planes arriving from Zika-hit areas are to be sprayed with insecticide as a precaution

Planes arriving in UK from Zika-hit areas sprayed with insecticide

Some 2,421 instances of mutilation were reported from April 2015 to September 2015

Female genital mutilation case reported in England every 109 minutes

Companies have been warned there is 'no excuse' for failing to pay the minimum wage

More than 90 companies 'named and shamed' for failing to pay minimum wage

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says the free schools will create 18,000 more school places, across the country

22 more free schools given go-ahead to open

The new tarantula species Aphonopelma johnnycashi is named after the country music legend (Pensoft Publishers/PA)

New tarantula species named after country legend Johnny Cash

Stephanie Davis may have some explaining to do when she leaves the Celebrity Big Brother house

Celebrity Big Brother final could see flirty housemates facing the music

The Cancer Drugs Fund's budget was overspent by a total of £167 million in the years 2013/14 and 2014/15

NHS England criticised over management of Cancer Drugs Fund

Kylie Minogue, the Prince of Wales, Prince's Trust Ambassador Laura Tombs Hugh Dennis and Joanna Lumley as they attend a pre-dinner reception at the Prince's Trust Invest in Futures Gala Dinner at The Old Billingsgate in London

Charles handed a royal history lesson from 'Henry VIII'

George Verrier died after being punched at a party

Police officers sacked for misconduct over teen's party death

High doses of statins led to visual improvement in 10 patients with macular degeneration

High-dose Lipitor statin treatment could restore sight, say scientists

A new opinion poll is a blow for David Cameron (AP)

Blow for David Cameron as poll finds rise in Brexit support

Dr Raj Mattu was unfairly dismissed by the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Dismissed NHS whistleblower who exposed safety concerns handed £1.22m in damages

Jerry Hall attended the Prince's Trust event

Charles handed a royal history lesson from 'Henry VIII'

David McBryan was one of three winners in the GCHQ's Christmas puzzle (Douglas Jones/PA)

What a cracker...code-breakers win Christmas card challenge

The couple claim they were arrested under the terrorism act after trying to send him for new glasses.

'Jihadi Jack's' parents 'arrested after trying to send him money'

Home Secretary Theresa May said police and crime commissioners could play a major role in education

Police commissioners could open schools to protect children from 'life of crime'

New Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc with Chris Evans and The Stig (BBC/PA)

Friends star Matt LeBlanc named as new Top Gear presenter

Akhtar Javeed, 56,  died after being shot during an attempted robbery at a warehouse in Digbeth

Company boss shot dead in warehouse raid

Prime Minister David Cameron during the Supporting Syria and the Region conference in London

David Cameron hails support for Syria refugees amid warnings of fresh 'disaster'

Louisa Johnson was the youngest person to be crowned the winner of the UK X Factor (Syco/Thames TV/PA)

Simon Cowell's show still holds the X Factor for ITV bosses

Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor will be on the red carpet

Ben Stiller's children not impressed by Justin Bieber role in Zoolander sequel

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