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Recreational anglers are responsible for about a quarter of the wild sea bass catch

Sea bass numbers suffer a dramatic decline as overfishing takes its toll

The problem has intensified in the past 12 months and scientists are now urging an 80 per cent reduction in catches

Accused: The late Sir Cyril Smith has been linked to a police inquiry into a paedophile ring

'Child abuse list includes 10 MPs and peers'

Operation Fernbridge whistleblower says allegations cover three to four decades

One of the three freed labourers who were trapped, along with eight more who are still missing, in a collapsed mine in the Honduran region of Choluteca

Three miners rescued after eight days at illegal gold mine in Honduras

Eight others are still missing and rescue workers have little idea where they are

Police search the scene at Salary Brook Trail in Colchester

Colchester knife murder: Pond drained in hunt for clues to killing of Saudi student Nahid Almanea

Detectives hunting a killer who stabbed a Saudi Arabian student to death as she walked along a quiet footpath in Colchester have drained a pond in the search for the murder weapon.

Current ''Bag for Life'' shopping bags are reusable and environmentally-friendly but don't yet have anti-bacterial properties

Anti-bacterial bag-for-life could prevent rise in food poisoning when 5p plastic bag charge comes into force

A bag-for-life that slows the growth of bacteria which cause food poisoning could be in the supermarkets within months.

100 redundant prison officers asked to work as numbers in UK prisons soar

The Ministry of Justice is pleading for prison officers who have recently been made redundant to come back to work.

Sir Cyril Smith was MP for Rochdale from 1972 to 1992

Council ‘misled’ police over sex abuse

A former detective has accused a local authority of withholding a report into suspected paedophiles at the school linked to claims of abuse by the late Liberal Democrat MP Cyril Smith.

From a video posted by Iraqi0Revolution, a group supporting the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Iraq crisis: UN alarmed by claims of mass execution of up to 1,700 Shia soldiers by Isis forces

As rebel forces advanced towards Baghdad, reports began to emerge of summary mass executions carried out in territory they controlled.

The promise is wanted by Education Secretary Michael Gove

Tories consider election manifesto pledge to end illiteracy within a generation

Each year 75,000 children entering secondary education are below the standard expected of them in reading ability

Cameron denounces ‘barbaric’ Sudan death sentence

David Cameron has described the death sentence for a woman in Sudan for marrying a Christian as “barbaric”.

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam