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The freezing temperatures in the United States have caused an escaped inmate to turn himself back in.

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One step beyond: Madness find liberty in record deal

Madness, the hit ska band, have signed a deal to launch their 30th anniversary album, 'The Liberty of Norton Folgate', with Power Amp, a music investment fund.

William Woodruff: Economic historian whose account of his childhood became a bestseller

"Human motivation is too intimate to yield itself to the technical processes of the historian," conceded the economic historian William Woodruff in Impact of Western Man: a study of Europe's role in the world economy 1750-1960. This wide-ranging, statistics-driven work, published in 1966, did not give any hint of the extraordinary determination that had gained a seemingly diffident Woodruff notable academic posts around the world. Thirty years on, he published a rather different work, the autobiographical Billy Boy (1993), which seven years later was republished as The Road to Nab End and became a surprise bestseller.

Fourth man faces PM threat charge

A man charged with terror offences linked to an alleged threat to kill Prime Minister Gordon Brown was remanded into custody today.

Three in court over 'Brown death threats'

A man who allegedly threatened to kill Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in a posting on a jihadi website was remanded in custody today.

'Brown plot': Three charged

Three men questioned about an alleged plot to kill Gordon Brown have been charged with terror offences. The men were arrested at Manchester Airport and Accrington, Lancashire, on 14 August.

Three charged after 'Brown death plot' questioning

Three men questioned about an alleged plot to assassinate Gordon Brown were tonight charged with terror offences, Lancashire Police said.

Fifth man held in PM death plot probe

Detectives investigating a suspected plot to kill the Prime Minister have arrested a fifth man.

Man held after terror probe into PM threats

The arrest of a 25-year-old man for alleged terror offences is linked to the investigation into threats to kill the Prime Minister, police sources said today.

Airport arrests in terror probe

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of terror charges, two at Manchester Airport, Lancashire police said.

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Blackburn first in UK to offer free leisure services

A local authority in northern England has become the first in the country to make all its leisure centres and swimming pools free in an attempt to improve the health of its population.

Why Jaime Winstone's latest movie will upset parents everywhere

It may not please the parents but it's reality for her generation, she tells James Mottram

How to find the cheapest tickets around

Planning to go to a gig? Booking fees can vary wildly, so it pays to shop around. James Daley reports

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Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most
Katy Perry prevented from buying California convent for $14.5m after nuns sell to local businesswoman instead

No grace of God for Katy Perry as sisters act to stop her buying convent

Archdiocese sues nuns who turned down star’s $14.5m because they don’t approve of her
Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
Michael Fassbender in 'Macbeth': The Scottish play on film, from Welles to Cheggers

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Films of Macbeth don’t always end well - just ask Orson Welles... and Keith Chegwin
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10 best sun creams for body

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Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games

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Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games
Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes

There is more than a shiny trophy to be won by England’s World Cup women

The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed
How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
Sugary drinks 'are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year'

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

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