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Ten per cent of all of Britain's young people suffer from some form of mental health problem

Alex Salmond, champion of the Scottish independence referendum, was accused of 'pressurising' business leaders

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Westminster abuse inquiries: At least 10 famous politicians ‘named again and again’ by child abuse helpline callers

Theresa May has launched a wide-scale inquiry into institutional handling of child sex abuse allegations

British Airways was the first European airline to let passengers switch on their mobile phones and other devices just after landing

BA will ground passengers who cannot turn on their phones or laptops

Any transfer passenger whose device has gone flat on the first leg will also be prevented from their onward travel unless they can recharge first

The bakery refused to produce the cake carrying a picture of Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage”

Bert and Ernie 'gay wedding cake': Christian-run bakery faces legal action over refusal to supply cake

Ashers Baking Co terminated the order, saying that it went against the directors’ religious beliefs

The former City worker stalked Miss Hewitt, 35, after she ended their year-long relationship

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