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Stoke are close to completing the signing of Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu after being given permission to finalise his work permit application.

Paul Ryan blasts Barack Obama as he accepts vice president nomination

Paul Ryan yesterday accepted the nomination to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, accusing President Obama of doing nothing to tackle America’s crisis, and promising a Republican administration would slash federal spending and generate 12m new jobs.

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Hundreds protest against Paralympics sponsor Atos as anger about its role in slashing benefits bill intensifies

Hundreds of disabled people stepped up protests against the Paralympics sponsor Atos today as anger about the company's role in slashing the benefits bill intensifies.

Boy died after school rugby match collapse in Northern Ireland

A schoolboy rugby player died on the final whistle just minutes after he was seen holding his head following an earlier challenge, an inquest in Northern Ireland has heard.

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Police divers are set to join the hunt for a man missing after a canoeing tragedy that claimed the lives of his two young sons and a five-year-old girl.

20,000 NHS staff sign petition in protest over pay threat

NHS staff opposed to the introduction of regional pay and conditions have taken their campaign to the streets to garner further public support.

Carer jailed after being caught on camera hitting and abusing a vulnerable 89-year-old woman

A care assistant was jailed today after she was caught on a hidden camera hitting and abusing a vulnerable 89-year-old woman in her care.

Methadone-related deaths soar

The number of methadone-related deaths of men in England and Wales rose by more than a third last year to its highest rate since 1997, figures showed today.

NHS receives 3,000 patient complaints a week

Patients lodged 3,000 complaints about their experience of the NHS every week in the past year, figures suggest.

London Welsh will not take action against Deacon Manu after Gavin Henson fractures cheekbone

London Welsh today confirmed they would not pursue any further action against Deacon Manu over Gavin Henson's fractured cheekbone.

Father of Sabah and Rayhan Saleem hails 'miracle' as they recover from hit-and-run accident

The father of two young children who were mowed down by a hit-and-run driver has said it is “a miracle” that his son has been discharged from hospital.

Encore! The indomitable half-Belgian singer Johnny Hallyday shows no signs of slowing down despite a near-death experience in California a year ago

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Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

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Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

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What happens to migrants once they land in Italy?

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French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

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David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

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Horst P Horst comes to the V&A

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Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

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Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

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Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

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