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David Cameron backs One Direction as UK music enjoys record global success

David Cameron has hailed One Direction as a great British success story, as new figures showed that UK music is enjoying record global success.

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Former Met police officer Paul Flattley jailed for selling information about Kate Middleton and John Terry to The Sun

Flattley earned around £8,000 for information and investigating tip-offs

Hard work on the hills: farmer Dai Brute feeds sheep in Brecon, Wales

Less than 1% of British workers now employed in agriculture for first time in history

The figure was 1 in 5 in 1841, according to the Office for National Statistics

All aboard: A horticultural trip through the summer

Gloria Dolores! Blimey, in May the gardening world does go bonkers. Things are whooshing past like those fast, non-stopping trains that run down the middle rails in quiet country stations.

The mother and stepfather of murdered soldier Lee Rigby, Lyn and Ian Rigby and his wife Rebecca Rigby, grieve as his stepfather reads a family statement

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tell of their desperation after seeing news unfold
on TV of the horrific murder

The devastated family of the murdered soldier Lee Rigby told of their frantic attempts to contact the military drummer after seeing images of his killing on television.

New house price figures show London continues to be a driving force

Annual house price increases in England were driven by a 7.6% rise in London and a 3.3% increase in the South East

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There comes a moment in practically every Robert Edric novel when the setting (Victorian Cumberland, African jungle, dystopian future) melts away and some elemental human dilemmas begin to declare themselves.

Frank Lampard scores his 203rd goal for Chelsea in the win against Aston Villa and dedicates the record to his late mother

Frank Lampard dedicates record to mum: 'It's for her'

Frank Lampard scored twice to break Bobby Tambling's record of 202 goals for Chelsea before dedicating accolade to his teammates and late mother

Park Lane, By Frances Osborne

All the drama of masters and maids, none of the illicit pleasure

Man About Town: A new start for Battersea Power Station

It seems that something is finally going to happen to the station rather than just existing as a venue for exclusive events

Man About Town: A new start for Battersea Power Station

It seems that something is finally going to happen to the station rather than just existing as a venue for exclusive events

Man About Town: A new start for Battersea Power Station

It seems that something is finally going to happen to the station rather than just existing as a venue for exclusive events

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