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The female face of Hamas: Isra Al-Modallal

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Struggling supermarket Morrisons sees sales fall 2.4%

Grocer said subdued consumer confidence led to heavy discounting

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A Department for Education adviser has sparked debate by claiming that “being white” is now a problem in state schools – because ethnic minority children do so much better.

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Too late: Four-year-old Hamzah Khan died at the hands of his mother

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Rigorous government-backed tests modelled on MI5 recruitment to create robust child-protection teams

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Britons who are out of work for several years will be required to work full-time on community projects to receive state unemployment payments

Osborne's jobcentre reform is more ‘tough luck’ than ‘tough love’

Does anyone think turning up on a daily basis will really help?

Matt Green celebrates scoring Birmingham’s second goal

Birmingham City 3 Swansea City 1 match report: Capital One Cup holders knocked out in third round

Second string Swans suffer surprised defeat at St Andrews

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England full-back Sam Tomkins to leave Wigan for New Zealand Warriors

The reigning Man of Steel has agreed a three-year deal with the Australia National Rugby League side

Father of a four-year-old boy whose mummified body was found in his mother’s house alerted police, court hears

The father of a four-year-old boy whose mummified body was found in his mother’s house urged police to check on the child a year before his death, a court heard today.

Amanda Hutton starved four-year-old son to death then ordered pizza, court hears

Mother with history of alcohol and drug abuse let her son starve to death, court told

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He enjoyed the reputation of being hard to handle, and he liked to get his retaliation in first

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