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Local government officials recommended that fracking should not be allowed to take place at two sites in Lancashire because of concerns that they would create unacceptably high levels of noise and traffic

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The Prime Minister faced a serious grilling about which grill he preferred on Capital Radio

Birmingham is a 'totally Muslim' place where 'non-Muslims just simply don’t go', a self-proclaimed terrorism expert told the US Fox News channel, sparking a tidal wave of mockery

Birmingham says it won't follow Paris in suing Fox News because 'we've all moved on'

The US broadcaster's terror 'expert' Steven Emerson said both cities had 'no-go' zones for non-Muslims

Drilling equipment at the Cuadrilla exploration drilling site in Balcombe

Lancashire fracking in doubt following critical report

Energy firm Cuadrilla has applied to drill for shale gas in two Lancashire sites

A car after it crashed into a house in Sheffield in the snow.

UK weather: Car ploughs into house after night of heavy snow and icy conditions

Wintery weather has caused chaos across the country

Dogs are walked in the early morning snow in Bradford.

UK weather: Heavy snow closes Leeds Bradford Airport temporarily

Weather warnings are in place across England and Northern Ireland

Tony Blair and George W. Bush at the former President's ranch in Crawford, Texas, in 2002

Chilcot Inquiry delay: David Cameron blames Labour for not establishing Iraq War probe sooner

Cameron defends controversial delay of report at PMQs, saying 'I don't believe anyone is trying to block or put off this report'

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More Page 3 campaigners

The Sun's Page 3: Readers encouraged to view topless women online following removal from paper

Last Friday's edition of The Sun was claimed to be the last to feature a topless woman

The survey also found that a substantial proportion of teenagers who described religion as an important part of their lives at age 16 went on to become relatively un-religous adults

Women 'two thirds more likely' to believe in God and afterlife than men

Survey finds a gender divide in religious beliefs

Westminster child abuse inquiry to hear Margaret Thatcher was presented 'allegations of unnatural sexual proclivities'

Secret document suggests claims against 'public figures' were taken to the PM at height of alleged paedophile scandal

A screenshot of the advert showing Ms Hall's mobile number

Woman receives 'abusive' phone calls after Ukip billboard accidentally advertises her mobile number

Party says the mistake was the product of an 'unfortunate printing error'

Dozens of NHS whistle blowers have been victimised after raising concerns in recent years

MPs propose changes to protect NHS whistle blowers and make it easier to raise concerns

Campaigners hailed a new report into whistle blowing as 'an amazing step forward'

John Chilcot announcing the terms of reference of his inquiry into the causes of the Iraq war in 2009

Chilcot Inquiry into Iraq war will 'not report before election'

Former minister brands latest postponement of six-year inquiry 'a betrayal'

Sharon Evans said the inquiry QC had ‘overstepped the mark’ with his legal advice

Child abuse inquiry panel member says she has been ‘bullied’ by barrister

The Home Secretary set up the inquiry to find out whether public bodies had neglected or covered up allegations of child sex abuse

Kelvingrove park in Glasgow, where a teacher was involved in a fatal sledging accident.

Maryam Najafian: Glasgow primary school teacher killed in sledging accident, described as 'shining light' by colleagues

The 25-year-old was sledging in a Glasgow park on Sunday afternoon when the tragic incident happened

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