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Train strike on bank holiday Monday: Virgin cancels all West Coast services as last minute rail talks continue

Should action go ahead will be largest strike affecting UK rail network in 20 years

The new Scrabble words make you fear for the English language

Players of the popular word game can now score points with lolz, shizzle and cakehole

Olive Cooke death: 92 year-old Poppy seller ‘was not hounded by charities’, says granddaughter

One of Britain’s oldest and longest-serving poppy sellers who died after jumping into Avon Gorge earlier this month had a history of depression but was not overly concerned about the number of letters she received from charities.

McDonald’s attempts to turn around falling sales started in earnest on Monday, with new chief executive Steve Easterbrook unveiling a three-year strategy to save the business $300m (£198m) annually within the next three years. Net income fell 15 per cent last year

Teenager tries to buy elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's but is told homeless people cannot be served under 'new policy'

Charlotte Farrow said the staff at the fast food chain told her it was a ‘new policy’

Homeless people in Hackney could be targeted by the Public Space Protection Ordere the biggest snowfall of the season so far.

The London borough that has turned homeless people into 'criminals'

Those caught rough sleeping and begging can be fined up to £1000 in Hackney

Across the world, cold weather was a factor in 20 times as many deaths as hot

Mildly cold, drizzly days far deadlier than extreme temperatures for Brits, says study

The study found it is actually relatively cold temperatures that make the biggest contribution to national mortality rates

Seven-day GP access plan 'surreal' and must be scrapped, says BMA head

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, the chair of the BMA's GP’s committee will claim being a GP has become 'unsustainable'

The issue of immigration haunted Mr Cameron during the election campaign

Illegal immigrants' pay will be seized, pledges David Cameron

In a bid to deter immigration, Cameron will also announce moves to prosecute firms which only advertise abroad for staff

Paul McCartney performing on tour in Montevideo, Uruguay, last year

MPs accept tobacco industry hospitality worth £60,000 - including a Paul McCartney concert

An investigation by the BMJ found that 38 MPs had been hosted by representatives of Big Tobacco on 55 occasions

The European Union flag and the Union Jack hang outside the EU's headquarters in Brussels

EU referendum: Pro-Europe campaign unites to fight ‘No’ camp

Exclusive: British Influence, Business for New Europe and the European Movement will join forces to create an umbrella 'Yes to Europe' group

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla at the village of Mullaghmore where Lord Mountbatten was killed

Prince Charles: My grief over IRA murder of Earl Mountbatten helped me share Ireland's agony

Heir to throne says terrorist atrocity robbed him of 'the grandfather I never had'

Vince Cable said he lost his seat because of a ‘loathing of Scottish nationalism’

Vince Cable: Nationalist 'fear' stoked up during election could threaten future of union

He warned that the future of Britain was now in as much jeopardy as it was more than 100 years ago when Ireland gained independence

Yes campaign posters are seen in Dublin, Ireland, ahead of the referendum

Ireland's same-sex marriage vote: Irish living in UK flock back to make referendum

Amongst young people, there is a sense of a historic moment when liberal values can replace the firm grip of Catholic morality

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