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Gatwick Airport has up to 60 staff on standby to avoid baggage chaos

100 extra staff enlisted by Gatwick Airport to beat baggage chaos

Gatwick Airport has up to 60 staff on standby to ensure there is no repeat of last week’s chaos that left some passengers being told to go home without their baggage.

Switching to an organic diet would provide an antioxidant boost equivalent to one to two extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to research

An unhealthy row: report claiming organic food is better divides UK scientists

Fresh research claiming organically grown food is healthier than conventional crops has provoked a row between scientists.

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.

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

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
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?