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Doctors today rejected calls to take a neutral stance on assisted suicide.

BBC Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado admits £24,000 council tax and benefit fraud

He spends his time on screen chasing down bogus workmen on behalf of ripped-off customers, but today Rogue Traders' Dan Penteado was facing up to allegations against him as he pleaded guilty to council tax and housing benefit fraud that amounted to £24,000.

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The head of Britain’s doctors union today warned that the profession will lose patients’ trust if GPs and hospital doctors strike again in their dispute with the Government over pensions.

UK job losses as Spain gets planes work

Britain's manufacturing industry suffered a blow yesterday when defence group Cobham said a major military planes contract will move from southern England to Spain, leading to up to 320 job losses.

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BBC Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado denies £24,000 benefit fraud allegations

A presenter on BBC consumer affairs programme Rogue Traders, who is facing benefit fraud accusations, claimed today that the matter is a "misunderstanding". 

Boy arrested in drug death inquiry

Police investigating the suspected drug death of a 15-year-old girl in Liverpool have made an arrest.

Labour boosted by Barnet Borough by-election victory

Labour advanced in the latest council by-elections with a spectacular gain from Tories in north London's Barnet Borough.

Former Moss Bros boss to help retailer to refinance

Listed department store chain Beales has hired a former Moss Bros board member as interim finance director as it closes in on a refinancing package.

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<p>You can choose between a 100-mile, 50-mile or 25-mile ride on this route, which skirts the Broads and winds its way through olde-worlde Norwich.</p>

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Theresa May faces calls to resign after being booed offstage at Police Federation address

Home Secretary endured sustained mocking as she sought to defend the Government’s cost-cutting agenda during a hostile meeting of rank-and-file police officers.

20,000 off-duty police officers join strike

More than 20,000 off-duty police officers took to the streets today as they warned that Government cuts are putting public safety at risk.

Man 'choked girlfriend in self-defence'

A wealthy jeweller's son accused of murdering his girlfriend in a jealous rage told a jury yesterday that he did not strangle her but merely defended himself after she repeatedly attacked him.

Police officers to stage protest march in London

Up to 16,000 off-duty officers will don black caps representing each officer expected to be lost under the Government's budget cuts as they take to the streets tomorrow.

Jason Pearce has left Portsmouth to join Neil Warnock at Leeds

Pearce move starts Leeds rebuilding, says Warnock

The Leeds United manager, Neil Warnock, has secured his first signing of the summer with the capture of central defender Jason Pearce from Portsmouth.

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