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The pensioner who found himself at the centre of a crowdfunding campaign has picked up the keys to his new home

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Ed Miliband was left out of the group hug between Nicola Stugeon, Leanne Wood and Natalie Bennett

Bradford City FC chairman Stafford Heginbotham (left) with Mr Justice Popplewell, in front of the stand which was burnt at Bradford’s Valley Parade ground in 1985

Bradford City stadium fire: Claims the disaster was started deliberately 'nonsense', according to High Court judge

Tom Peck analyses the many questions raised by the sensational new evidence

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Father-to-be Mark Williams Jacka killed himself after struggling to fill in benefit forms

Mr Jacka became upset when he had to borrow money from his girl friend

More than 500 service personnel were given Lariam before being deployed to Afghanistan

Hundreds of British soldiers sent to Afghanistan given anti-malaria drug known to be dangerous for mental health

Exclusive: The move was made despite the advice of Public Health England

#EverydaySexism is trending, as people tweet to mark the project's third anniversary

#EverydaySexism: Project marks third anniversary by asking people to share examples of gender inequality

As many as 100,000 tweets have been sent using #EverydaySexism

Lord Neuberger warned that there was “a risk of the law being left behind in the very fast changing world of the early 21st century”

Britain’s wealthy judges must prevent subconscious bias against poor people, says Lord Neuberger

The UK’s most senior judge said the country’s venerable trial system still led to potential 'unfairnesses, misunderstandings and injustices'

Have you heard 'the hum'? Mystery of Earth's low droning noise could now be solved

It was often blamed on phone masts, submarine communications and pipes

The world's lodestar: Google headquarters in Mount View, California

Google takes on EU anti-trust case with charts showing how weak it is

Search giant has seized the opportunity of a huge EU anti-trust case to also show off how well it's doing

Crowds on the pitch at Valley Parade stadium after the stand caught fire on 11 May 1985. The disaster killed 56 supporters

Valley Parade disaster: Survivor of Bradford City fire Martin Fletcher casts suspicion on chairman in new book

Businessman Stafford Heginbotham was facing financial difficulties – and had received payouts for previous blazes

Troitiño was sentenced to 2,746 years in jail in Spain, of which he served 24

Eta militant Antonio Troitino loses Spanish extradition fight

Troitiño was convicted in Spain of carrying out a spate of terrorist attacks in the 1980s,

Unemployment rate among Muslim women is 18 per cent, according to the survey

British Muslim women 71% more likely to be unemployed due to workplace discrimination

Unemployment rates among Hindu and Christian women were lower than their Muslim counterparts

The house is sandwiched between two larger properties

'Well-proportioned' London house measuring just 8ft wide goes on sale for £750,000

The listing comes amid a growing housing crisis in the UK

A scene from an industrial school, circa 1846

Victorian juvenile criminals less likely to re-offend compared to modern counterparts, study shows

Around 73 per cent of young people re-offend within a year after release from custody now compared to 22 per cent in the Nineteenth Century

Study reveals top 50 things that make people in Britain feel 'great' – and they are mostly free

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