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Councils will be given greater freedom to introduce 20mph schemes under new government proposals to improve road safety.

Murder probe launched after torso found on Portsmouth beach

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The Olympic Stadium will require extra stewards because of fears of overcrowding

An Olympic record? Games set to be under budget

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Ian Bell hits out en route to his classy unbeaten 76 at Edgbaston

England place faith in Bell – again

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Ian Bell hits out en route to his classy unbeaten 76 at Edgbaston

England put faith in Bell – again

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Satnav 'affects' drivers' abilities

Satnav systems sometimes send motorists the wrong way but they can also impair their driving ability, according to a study.

Album: The Bamboos, Medicine Man (Tru Thoughts)

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Bad Spelling: Countdown's rudest ever moments

It's the tame evergreen afternoon show that epitomises the calm, uncontroversial nature of the daytime TV schedule.

Shocking hit-and-run CCTV footage released

Footage of a car ploughing into pedestrians crossing a street in Buffalo, New York has been released by police.

Margareta Pagano: Did Murdoch give the game away over BSkyB?

The media mogul's evidence to the Leveson inquiry on his move for the TV company showed reform is vital if future takeovers are to get a fair hearing

'Mini tornado' sweeps through Warwickshire town

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Kyoto van crash leaves eight dead

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