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North Wales Police have confirmed they are looking into complaints

Clause 10 would have allowed anyone, even without a private-hire licence, to drive a minicab when it is “off duty”

Company admits supplying 'local' drivers on request following grooming scandal

The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen, left, and a guard boat in Namdo Bay, Sweden, search for a suspected Russian submarine

Fight to bring mystery vessel to the surface

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Images released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show extent of region's worst hiking disaster


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Owner Jodie Morris said her café is 'not child friendly' if kids are running rampant and misbehaving

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Sudden death of 'Suni' could have catastrophic implications

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UN aid worker Edmond Bangura-Sesay has died after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone

WHO reveals plans for two vaccines are underway

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Darren Vann was charged with the murder of a sex worker in an Indiana motel before leading officers to six other bodies
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260 extra doctors will be drafted in to bolster accident and emergency units in hospitals across England

Campaigners say that the scheme could encourage inaccurate diagnoses

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The Putin automaton will go on sale next month in Germany
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Powerful images of strays taken moments before being put down

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'Right Here' singer Jess Glynne is nominated for Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards 2014
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Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree is to be made into a series of films

Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree really is being made into a film

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Russell Brand has written a book of political analysis called Revolution

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Laura Wood, winner of the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children’s Writing

Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search

Widows, who have been abandoned by their families, light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

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Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London