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Former Radio One disc jockey Dave Lee Travis has told his trial he is “astonished” at sex offence allegations against him and told jurors he is a “normal, decent human being”.

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A husband and wife team who hide in Devon but come drenched in folk esteem. Roberts' voice is clear as a bell and not quite affectless; Lakeman is Seth's brother and a producer/guitarist.

London's Kensington tops property rich list

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Occupy return to St Paul's on pilgrimage of protest

The anti-capitalist Occupy movement, whose protest camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral caused a rift within the Church of England, returned to the cathedral today with a new strategy: the pilgrimage of protest.

Surrey holds its station as the UK's top property hotspot

It's the county that some of the UK's best-known business moguls, Premier League footballers and entertainers call home, so it comes as no surprise that Surrey has been declared the UK's richest property hotspot.

Irn-Bru company AG Barr's sales buck trend

The company behind fizzy drink Irn-Bru has defied the downturn with an increase in sales this year.

Guitar veteran Bert Weedon dies: Listen to his top hits

Guitarist Bert Weedon, who played with stars including Frank Sinatra and inspired millions to pick up the instrument with his Play In A Day books, has died at the age of 91.

Britain and Argentina separately marked the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War

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When the 28-year-old Tony Blair was selected as the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for Beaconsfield, ahead of a by-election in late May 1982, even his own supporters could not have believed that so safe a Tory seat would fall into their hands. On the other hand, Margaret Thatcher was deeply unpopular and her party's standing in the national polls lagged well behind Labour, even under the disconcertingly scatty figure of Michael Foot. A man can hope...

BA stewardess wins £280,000 damages

A British Airways stewardess who has been unable to return to work since a metal canister fell on her head while on duty is to receive £280,000 damages.

Terror suspect 'flees to Somalia'

A July 7 bomber's widow, suspected of being part of a terror cell, has fled Kenya for Somalia, a top police official has said.

'Widow of 7/7 bomber' hunted by Kenyan police over terror plot

A woman, who may be the widow of one of the London 7/7 suicide bombers, is being hunted by Kenyan police over a suspected terror plot.

Drought risk for spring and summer

More areas of England are at high risk of drought this spring and summer due to ongoing dry weather, the Environment Agency said in its latest briefing.

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Arctic conditions expected to ease

Today is likely to see the end of the cold snap, with the mercury finally rising slightly after several days of record-breaking sub-zero temperatures, according to forecasters.

Drought alerts remain despite rain and snow

Much of eastern England remains in a state of drought, despite winter rain and snow, the Environment Agency warned yesterday.

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Britain is lying in wait for widespread snow this weekend after another bitterly cold day in which temperatures in some places struggled to get above freezing.

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