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100 missing after cruiser sinks on river Volga

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Mock attack to test 2012 security

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I was stupid but not angry, claims Prior

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SFA set for radical overhaul

The Scottish Football Association member clubs today unanimously backed chief executive Stewart Regan's radical overhaul of the governing body.

A third of Britons spend £2,555 over their pay

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New 999 text service

Texting the emergency services rather than dialling 999 could become commonplace after a successful pilot scheme by Ofcom.

More storms on the way as teams search debris of devastated city

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David Prosser: Some hope for the high street at last

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Choice of GP cuts emergency admissions

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7/7 inquest recommendations welcomed

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