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Flood risk remains as heavy showers continue across UK

Heavy showers have continued overnight, bringing fear of continued flooding problems for parts of the UK.

The Prince's environmental values have been called into question

Prince Charles attacked over tax payments

Clarence House defended the Prince of Wales' financial arrangements today after he was reported to authorities over claims the Duchy of Cornwall is a "well entrenched tax avoidance scheme".

Pair jailed over witches' coven 'ritualistic' sex abuse

Two men accused of being part of a paedophile ring involving murdered “witch” Peter Solheim have been given lengthy jail sentences for their part in “ritualistic, sickening” sex abuse of young girls.

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Swimming: Plymouth's teen star adds world title to Olympic gold

Ruta Meilutyte now has a world title to go with the Olympic gold medal already stored in her locker at Plymouth College – and both secured at the age of 15. Tonight, the Lithuanian won the 50m breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Istanbul to cap a staggering year.

EasyJet's launch for Cornwall

EasyJet has launched a new route to Newquay from Southend airport.

The flight: easyjet.com launches its spring schedule this week. Book now to get low fares to some 300 destinations, for departures from 25-March to 24 June 2012

The only way is Cornwall – or is it Devon? EasyJet to launch new Southend-Newquay route

The only way is Cornwall - or is it Devon? The latest flight from Southend revealed by easyJet departs from the second Essex airport, destination Newquay. The two resorts will be linked from 20 June next year.

Missing seven-year-old cancer sufferer Neon Roberts is found by police

A seven-year-old boy urgently needing cancer treatment who went missing with his mother from Devon has been found safe and well in Sussex.

Hunt for mother and seriously ill boy

Police are searching for a mother believed to have run away with her seven-year-old son to avoid him having treatment for a brain tumour.

Police track down escaped emu as it wanders through Barnstaple in rush-hour

An escaped emu was detained by police after it was spotted walking through a town during rush-hour today.

BBC presenters Tim Willcox and Sophie Long face 'ban' over off-screen relationship

Tim Willcox and Sophie Long have allegedly told their partners their marriages are over.

Sliding into town with a freezer full of instruments

How long does an ice instrument last before it melts?

Prince Charles plans to open a renewable energy plant on his Duchy of Cornwall estate

'Gasman' Charles unveils plans to take on the Big Six

Prince Charles is to provide an unlikely challenge to the “Big Six” energy companies as he prepares to open a renewable energy plant on his Duchy of Cornwall estate that could, if successful, be the blueprint for further power generation on the land.

Wife killed husband for ignoring housework

A woman who stabbed her fourth husband to death with a pair of scissors when he ignored her command to tidy their house was jailed for nine years.

David Cameron's doctor investigated

A former consultant who delivered David Cameron's youngest daughter is being investigated over the treatment he provided to more than 1,500 female patients in Cornwall.

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