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Italy's highest court could today decide whether US student Amanda Knox should be retried over the death of her British flatmate Meredith Kercher.

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Tamara Ecclestone, the model and television presenter daughter of Formula 1 billionaire Bernie, has appeared in court to face a former boyfriend who allegedly attempted to blackmail her into handing over hundreds of thousands of pounds or face “intimate secrets” being sold to the tabloid press.

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Private service will take place in Port Elizabeth

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Harriet Walker: The Avocado app knows if you're faking

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Is it worth being in a couple at university?

In this season of fluffy teddies holding giants hearts, Helen and Katherine Burch argue the pros and cons of being a plus-one or single figure

Television choices: Grief stricken designer seeks answers of a reflective kind

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Defendant in Rachel Manning murder case will not give evidence

A man accused of strangling a teenager to death 12 years ago before disfiguring her corpse with a car steering lock will not give evidence in his own defence, a court heard today.

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