Major delays hit key commuter routes into Moorgate and Waterloo

Commuters endured more train travel misery today with major delays on busy routes.

Huhne faces jail after he admitted lying to avoid a speeding penalty

Nervous Lib Dems search for MP with a clean past to replace Chris Huhne

Chris Huhne formally stood down as an MP today – and will shortly lose his Liberal Democrat membership.

Editorial: From personal tragedy to political bloodbath

The Eastleigh by-election will add to strains on the already fractious Coalition

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage will not fight Chris Huhne seat

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage today ruled out standing in the by-election in Eastleigh, triggered by Chris Huhne's decision to stand down as an MP.

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A sailor to rival Dame Ellen MacArthur?

Aldershot Town’s Danny Hylton celebrates his goal
Australia celebrate winning the Under-19 World Cup in 2010

Exclusive: Hampshire aid Australia in bid for Ashes rule

County will provide finishing school for rivals' next generation at summer academy

'Binge drinking' fears on nuclear sub

Police investigating the fatal shooting of an officer on a submarine by a naval rating were so alarmed by the crew's binge-drinking that they contacted military authorities, an inquest heard today.

Man dies after fall from motorway bridge

A section of a motorway has been closed after a man reportedly fell from an overhead bridge, police said.

Clampdown on rip-off claims firms starts to bite

Rogue claims management companies are running scared after more than 350 of them were shut down, suspended or warned by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in six months, it is revealed today.

Birmingham may be forced to sell Jack Butland

Birmingham may be forced to sell Jack Butland in January to keep the club out of administration.

Georgian terrace houses in Southend On Sea, Essex

Southern comfort as house prices rise beside the seaside

North-South divide reflected in changes to property values, Halifax survey shows

The submerged scene in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Christmas downpour likely to keep homes underwater for days

Further heavy rainfall is likely to cause more flooding in the new year, forecasters predicted, as people across Britain experienced a soggy Christmas Day.

Traditional conker matches between schoolchildren are banned as they represent a safety risk

It's health and safety gone... very sensible

Safety myths that saw knives banned in kitchens and umbrellas banned in the rain have been debunked by the Government's health and safety watchdog.

Mark Hughes replaces me as QPR manager back in January

Mark Hughes exit from QPR hastened by availability of Harry Redknapp

Hughes was sacked last month after failing to win a game this season

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