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Chancellor says he wants to see low-paid workers' earnings rising, but not at the cost of jobs

Two arrests in Carole Waugh case

Police investigating the death of oil executive Carole Waugh made two arrests yesterday.

Man held after body found in Cheshire garage

A man has been arrested after the body of a woman was found by fire crews attending a house fire.

Mean feet: Lutalo Muhammad on his way to gold in Manchester last May

Taekwondo: Muhammad refuses to be kicked in teeth

Controversial choice for taekwondo is busy putting hate mail behind him

Missing oil executive Carole Waugh 'killed by single stab wound'

The search for the missing businesswoman Carole Waugh ended yesterday with the grim discovery of a dead woman’s body hidden inside a car at an anonymous line-up of rented garages used by builders for storage.

Abduction victim is found locked in detective's garage

Officer is suspended after colleagues investigating ransom demand discover man bound and gagged
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Alice Jones' Arts Diary: In the race to beat the Games, the Royal Court falls at the first hurdle

For most of Theatreland, it's business as usual as the Olympics kick off. Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi has gone dark for the duration, but the majority of stages, used to a summer slump, have not noticed the dreaded Games effect.

Seven million front gardens lost to car parking space

Parking shortage and rise in vehicle ownership blamed for massive increase in paving

Team GB's snowboard coach Nelson Pratt found hanged

A snowboarding champion has been found hanged at his family home, police said.

Government could introduce 'Granny flat' tax break

Hundreds of thousands of families could benefit from tax breaks on "granny flats" under plans being considered by the Government.

Fitness fan 'killed by weights bar'

A fitness fan has died after apparently becoming trapped beneath weight training equipment as he worked out in a garage.

Two men questioned on suspicion of terrorism offences after homes are evacuated

Police are questioning two men on suspicion of terrorism offences after more than 100 homes were evacuated.

Bomb team carry out controlled explosions after terror arrests

More than 100 homes in Cheltenham were evacuated yesterday as bomb disposal experts carried out four controlled explosions on a garage block after two men were arrested on terror charges.

Fuel tanker drivers strike ballot result due

Fuel distribution firms will hear tomorrow if they face the renewed threat of strikes by tanker drivers in their long-running dispute over terms and conditions.

Unite to re-ballot fuel tanker drivers

Fresh talks aimed at averting strikes by fuel tanker drivers are to be held next week, raising hopes that industrial action can be averted.

Agreement staves off tanker strike

A deal has been reached that could avert the threat of a strike by fuel tanker drivers.

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