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Good Samaritan is believed to have been involved in a collision after going to help a man who jumped

Dean Cox of Leyton Orient skips round Jack King of Preston

Leyton Orient 0 Preston North End 1 match report: Lacklustre Orient surrender top spot

Looking dazzled by a rare day in the spotlight without Premier League football, Leyton Orient suffered a first home defeat since February and with it lost their place at the top of League One yesterday. Until a late rally, the London side were outplayed by a Preston team organised and disciplined under Simon Grayson in an effective 3-4-1-2 formation.

Manchester United and England defender Phil Jones speaks to journalists after training at Arsenal's London Colney training ground

England v Chile: Phil Jones prepared to keep his body on the line for Manchester United and England - even if it means getting hurt

The Manchester United defender could be handed another chance to impress in Friday's international friendly at Wembley

A healthy step: Posters displaying how many calories people burn by taking the stairs in workplaces could help cut obesity

Putting up posters displaying how many calories people burn by taking the stairs in workplaces and public buildings could help cut obesity, a new Government-backed tech start-up has claimed.

Jeremy Forrest trial: No action to be taken against woman over perverting the course of justice claim

No further action will be taken against a woman who was suspected of trying to pervert the course of justice in connection with the case of jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest.

Grand Theft Auto: UKIE defends age ratings system

UK body responsible for age ratings suggest parents take a 'sincere interest' in what their children buy

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C : Launch is boost in the ARM for British microchip industry

Opinion may be divided on the latest incarnations of Apple’s iPhone, but investors were today clear on one thing — the benefits for the British microchip industry.

The phone box that could be a life-saver after it was equipped with a defibrillator

A disused red phone box has been jolted back to life after villagers equipped it with a defibrillator.

Hertfordshire police apologise for not believing ‘enslaved’ maid

A police force has apologised and paid compensation to an enslaved maid after officers failed to believe her story and sent her back to her wealthy middle-class abusers.

Marouane Fellaini has been the subject of interest from Manchester United

Capital One Cup: Marouane Fellaini shows worth to Everton with extra-time winner against League One Stevenag

The Belgian has attracted interest from Manchester United

Roberto Martinez has fired off another warning to Manchester United after telling them they are wasting their time over Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini pursuit

Capital One Cup: Everton v Stevenage match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup fixture at Goodison Park

Frank Field: The former Welfare minister said the 'tax' was the most vicious since the poll tax

Tenants may beat ‘bedroom tax’ with new bathrooms

Hundreds of people who could fall victim to the “bedroom tax” are to benefit from new plans to convert spare bedrooms into bathrooms.

Sam Evans wins this years Big Brother at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

Big Brother 2013: Favourite Sam Evans crowned the winner ahead of Dexter Koh

Big Brother favourite Sam Evans has been crowned the winner of the reality TV show.

Chairman Barry Hearn

Behind the scenes at Leyton Orient: What’s it like working for Barry Hearn? You find he soon has you figured out

Continuing our weekly column uncovering the reality of football down in the lower leagues

Karen Atkinson, a former England netball captain, coaches ball skills

Professionals help girls kick against sport stereotypes

A pioneering scheme is proving that, given the right chances and role models, they can hold their own with the boys

After a yoga class or a coffee? Pop into Tesco

Supermarket chain meets the online shopping challenge as it unveils its 21st century blueprint for future stores - and James Thompson reports on the new space race

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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