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Wrexham river deaths couple were earlier seen walking their dogs, police say

A young couple found dead in an a swollen river in North Wales were earlier seen walking their dogs, police said today.

Jade Jones removes her headguard to celebrate winning taekwondo gold last night

Taekwondo: Jade Jones shows way of the foot and fist for gold at London 2012

Welsh teenager wins Britain's first ever gold in martial art event

August 9, 2012: Great Britain's Jade Jones reacts after defeating Serbia's Dragana Gladovic at the end of their women's taekwondo bout in the under 57 kg category

Taekwondo: Team GB's Jade Jones to fight for gold medal

British taekwondo fighter Jade Jones will go for Olympic gold tonight after stunning world number one Tseng Li-Cheng of Chinese Taipei 10-6 in their women's under-57kg featherweights semi-final at ExCeL.

Wylfa power station given two-year reprieve from closure

A nuclear power station originally planned to shut down in 2010 will continue to generate electricity for another two years, it was announced today.

Summer weather is on its way say forecasters

Britain is finally expected to get drier and warmer next week - but only after the country is hit by yet more downpours.

North-west England on flood alert

A severe weather warning was issued for much of North-west England last night, with a high risk of flooding today.

The High Street in Bangor is one of the areas covered by the curfew, which will last for six months

Bangor curfew 'turns North Wales into North Korea'

Rights groups protest draconian measure. Charlie Cooper reports

The High Street in Bangor is one of the areas covered by the curfew, which will last for six months

It's 9.01pm in Bangor. Do you know where your children are? (If not, they might be locked up)

Charlie Cooper reports from the city centre where a curfew banning under-16s after dark began last night

Dispersal orders see children banned from city centre

Children under 16 have been banned from a city centre at night in a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Topsy-turvy weather to continue with high-winds now set to batter Britain

South West set to be hit by strong winds as residents are warned to stay indoors

Pregnant art teacher was unfairly sacked

An art teacher at an independent girls' school who was sacked after becoming pregnant has won her case of unfair dismissal.

After 26 years, farms emerge from the cloud of Chernobyl

When nuclear rain swept the UK in the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, farmers saw their livelihoods and even their families threatened. Some 9,700 farms and four million sheep were placed under restriction as radiocaesium- 137 seeped into the upland soils of England, Scotland and Wales.

Explore Dublin with Irish Ferry Holidays for £450

Travel Challenge: Summer break in Ireland

Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a summer trip to the Emerald Isle. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together. Each includes a week's accommodation and transport from the UK on Monday 11 June.

The torch is passing all over Britain

Opera singer Bryn Terfel among those to carry Olympic torch today

World-famous opera singer Bryn Terfel is the high-profile face of the Olympic torch relay today.

Trailmix: Take to the paths of Sherwood on a Segway

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

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