News Dave Lee Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, arrives at Southwark Crown Court on 17 January 17 2014

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”.

Husband charged with stab murder

A 53-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his wife to death.

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Matterhorn Capital, former owner of Earls Court and Olympia, has invested £250m in two sites in South-east England through its data centre division MCDC. The sites, in Bury Green, Hertfordshire, and Chesham, Buckinghamshire, will house more than 180,000 sq ft of data hall space.

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Peel Holdings, the property group behind the MediaCityUK, has made an £88m takeover approach for Pinewood Shepperton, where the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises are filmed.

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The multi-billion high-speed rail link project is an "expensive white elephant" and should be scrapped, an alliance of business leaders, politicians and economists said today.

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a house.

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Commons Speaker John Bercow has risked further angering Tory MPs by revealing that he is a supporter of the hunting ban.

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Library emptied in bid to fight closure

A town has emptied its library in a bid to fight plans to close it down.

High-speed rail route to be announced

The preferred route for the costly and controversial HS2 high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham is expected to be announced tomorrow by the Government.

Pet of the week: The Mini Lop

For those of you who have marvelled at the Dwarf Lop's compact form, meet its even more gadget-sized baby brother, the Mini Lop. In a world that values size reduction without the loss of essential functionality (in this case, twitchy nose, floppy ears, cute, hoppity motion), the Mini Lop is the teeny-tiny bun that packs a lot of fun

The market premium: where house prices are booming

As city-dwellers move out, values are soaring in smart market towns

Plunging temperatures herald arrival of winter

It's time to hunt out your hat, scarf and gloves. Winter has arrived.

Man quizzed over mother's murder

The son of a businesswoman was being questioned today on suspicion of murdering her after she was allegedly stabbed to death following rumours of an affair.

Wasps unveil stadium plans

Wasps have unveiled Wycombe Air Park at Booker, just outside High Wycombe, as their preferred site for a new 17,500-20,000 stadium.

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