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Culture Secretary Maria Miller warned the BBC could face a full public inquiry into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal

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A fresh inquiry into widespread abuse in children's homes, including allegations that a top figure in the Conservative party was involved, must investigate whether senior people were protected, the children's commissioner for Wales said yesterday.

Remains found in a shallow pool are identified as being missing vet Catherine Gowing

Human remains found in a shallow pool last week have been identified as those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, police said today.

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Investigation launched after Prince William and Kate Middleton's police guard accidentally fires gun

An investigation has been launched after a police officer thought to be guarding Prince William and Kate Middleton accidentally fired his gun.

Body found in hunt for missing vet Catherine Gowing

A body has been recovered by search teams involved in the hunt for missing Irish vet Catherine Gowing.

Cattle graze in front of British Nuclear Electric's Wylfa Magnox plant in Anglesey, Wales in a 1995 file photo. Japanese energy and engineering company Hitachi has bought Britain's Horizon nuclear project to build four to six new nuclear power stations - and confirmed that it intends to progress with Horizon Nuclear Power's plans to build between two and three new nuclear plants at Wylfa

Rolls-Royce looks to take stake in nuclear power as Hitachi buys Horizon project

Rolls-Royce is talking to Hitachi about becoming an investor in the next generation of nuclear power stations after the Japanese company agreed to buy the Horizon nuclear project for about £700m today.

Staycation, staycation, staycation: Why Britain's holiday homes cast a dark cloud over our coastal resorts

More than a million of us now own at least one extra house. But where are all these second properties – and what are they doing to the communities around them?

Pair quizzed over house-fire deaths in North Wales as police name victims

Police have named a woman and two young children who died in a house fire as they continue to question their neighbours on suspicion of murder.

Neighbours arrested over house fire deaths of woman and children die in Prestatyn

Detectives investigating a residential fire in which a woman and two children died have arrested their neighbours on suspicion of murder.

Man remanded on vet murder charge

The family of missing vet Catherine Gowing vowed to "bring her home" today as a man appeared in court charged with her murder.

Ched Evans has been jailed for rape

Five more charged over identification of Ched Evans rape victim

Five more people have been charged with revealing online the identity of a woman raped by footballer Ched Evans, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

Mark Bridger appears in court via video link over April Jones murder

The former lifeguard spoke to confirm his name and that he could properly hear the proceedings at Caernarfon Crown Court in North Wales.

Two more charged over naming of Ched Evans rape victim naming

Two more people have been charged with revealing the identity of a woman raped by footballer Ched Evans online, the Crown Prosecution said.

UK holiday rentals among the best, reveals TripAdvisor

Travellers rate UK holiday rental accommodation as some of the best in the world, it was revealed today.

River Clywedog death couple drowned

A young mother and her fiance who were found dead at a swollen river had died as a result of drowning, post-mortem examinations found today.

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