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Political journalists and bloggers should not be convicted under terror laws says watchdog

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Residents of Elmbridge in Surrey, nicknamed the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Britain, pay an average £16,600 in income tax a year

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Junior doctors will be encouraged to opt out of European Working Time Directive to get sufficient training

NHS to promote junior doctors completing training outside of 48 working hour week to gain enough experience

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The group of nations was formed officially in 1949

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The photoshopped picture has divided opinion online – and among MPs

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Weather experts say the weekend's torrential rain has now largely passed, with hot, dry weather to come

Lightning flashes in the night sky over South London

Weather: Floods in a flash as more thunderstorms hit south-east England

Thunderstorms and torrential rain saw flooding across parts of the Midlands and south-east England on Sunday leaving motorists stranded in up to a foot of water.

Gangs are using rape as a low-risk punishment to spread fear and control

Gangs rape girlfriends, sisters and cousins as legitimate punishment for male gang members

Any girls added to a ‘sket’ list are seen as fair targets to mete out punishments

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