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Eastbourne Borough Council described the fire as "tragic" and called the pier a "much loved landmark"

Tracy Griffin and Terri Cave dressed in zebra and monkey onesies before they arrested a man.

Police officers who tackled suspect in monkey and zebra onesies commended for bravery

The PCs were off-duty and on their way to a party in Coventry

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Woman with 'Skywalker' as middle name has passport application rejected by Home Office

Officials said her name, taken from Star Wars, infringes a trademark.

Police investigated over 'using crowbar to kill injured deer'

Investigation launched after claim animal was 'not destroyed in the approved, humane manner'

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Circus troupe denied Santander bank account as burlesque acts deemed ‘moral problem’

Circus Uncertainty were told they could not have an account 'because of burlesque and show girl acts'

Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun July 20, 2014.

Ebola outbreak is a 'threat' to UK says Philip Hammond, as Government calls emergency Cobra meeting in response to deadly virus

The UK Border Agency, doctors and government officials are being briefed on what to do if Ebola arrives in Britain

Max Mosley is suing Google for misuse of private information and breaches of the Data Protection Act

Max Mosley to sue Google over sex party images

The former F1 boss wants the search engine to block the pictures that were first published in the 'News of the World'

A view of Stuart Court, Newcastle, where a teenager is thought to have taken drugs before he died in hospital.

Teenager dies of suspected 'fatal reaction' to drugs at Newcastle party

Police are asking anyone who took a substance at the party to go to hospital

Britain 'leads Europe on gay rights', claims David Cameron

David Cameron today claimed Britain was leading the way in Europe on gay rights as he hailed one of the biggest events in the Gay Pride calendar.

Amy McIntosh, believed to be in the centre, dances during the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Amy McIntosh's bosses said they were "surprised" when they saw her

Liverpool bar becomes 'first in UK' to ban smoking outside

Barbacoa said its beer garden had become ‘an al fresco smoking lounge’

Sainsbury's could roll the lorries out across its whole fleet if they are successful

Sainsbury’s unveils UK’s ‘safest’ super-high-tech HGV to cut cyclist deaths in London

Boris Johnson – who tagged along to today’s launch – said he was worried about ‘problem lorries not fitted with safety equipment’

Forecasters have said that it could creep up to 30 degrees this week

UK weather: Summer sunshine back for a few days until the rain starts again

Sunny weather is making a brief return across Britain after storms and flash floods in parts of the country, but the rain will not hold off for long.

The average property in Oxford costs £340,864

Mystery of the bad smell floating around Oxford

Thames Water have insisted sewage did not cause the stench

Public Health England has contacted UK doctors to warn them to look out for signs of Ebola arriving in Britain

Ebola virus: UK health officials issue warning to doctors as experts admit the outbreak 'is not under control'

One of world’s deadliest viruses – which makes people bleed from their eyes, nose and mouth – has now been flown out of main affected countries

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