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A teenager was arrested and cautioned today for posting a bogus message on Facebook which claimed to be from missing chef Claudia Lawrence.

Top economists call for rapid deficit cut



A group of leading economists warned today that the Government was putting Britain's economic recovery at risk without a "credible" plan for cutting its massive budget deficit.

Hilly areas are better for butterflies

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Don't stay together for the kids, rowing parents told

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Shadow of Katrina hangs over America's response to disaster

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