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The Met Office issued an amber warning of rain for the Somerset Levels, where villages have now been dubbed ‘islands’

Man survives being pushed onto 750-volt live track at crowded railway station

A man has survived being pushed onto a 750-volt live track at a crowded railway station after trying to defuse a violent argument.

Man in court over death of woman

A 22-year-old man is due to appear in court today accused of murdering a young woman who was found dead in Kent.

More Jimmy Savile victims come forward

Two more alleged victims of Sir Jimmy Savile have come forward, meaning four police forces have now received complaints against the TV presenter.

Eddie Shah charged with child sex offences

Former newspaper proprietor Eddie Shah appeared at the Old Bailey today charged with sexual offences against a schoolgirl.

A Saab car being taken away from the scene where a man and two children were found dead next to the vehicle on a bridleway in Newton Stacey, near Andover, Hampshire

Father stabbed two children to death on bridleway

The family of two children whose bodies were found with their father's in a countryside lane tonight spoke of their devastation.

JJB's collapse will serve as another blow to the high street

2,200 jobs go in JJB Sports deal

Around 2,200 staff at JJB Sports were made redundant today after administrators closed 133 stores and agreed to sell 20 remaining outlets to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International.

Police officers injured during Pontins brawl

Three police officers were taken to hospital following a mass brawl involving up to 20 people at a popular seaside holiday park.

Minister issues warning over use of unmanned drones by police

Police must only use unmanned drones as part of air support plans if it is both appropriate and proportionate, a Home Office minister warned today.

Wonderful Wokingham: 'the best place to raise children'

Nestled in the Loddon valley, the peaceful market town of Wokingham is renowned for its excellent schools and low crime rate.

Father to appeal to runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest

The father of maths teacher Jeremy Forrest will today make a public appeal for his son to return home with his runaway teenage pupil, Megan Stammers.

Seal in false alarm

Lifeboat crews called to a report of two people in trouble in the English Channel found a man swimming happily with a playful seal.

Gamble to split the pack pays handsomely for plucky Armitstead

If Mark Cavendish discovered on Saturday that sometimes being favourite is a disadvantage, Lizzie Armitstead's relatively low pre-race profile yesterday was one factor that helped the Yorkshirewoman to silver. And another was Armitstead's decision not to rely on her team-mates to bring the winning break back into the pack – but to go with it.

Archie Bland: Striking back the best and only way they know how

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Britain set to bask in more sunshine

Britain is set to bask in more sunshine and high temperatures in the coming days as the London 2012 Olympic countdown reaches its climax.

Wellies warning for outdoor Olympics events

People with tickets to outdoor Olympics events should wear wellies, organisers said today, as they admitted the enduring bout of wet weather was “proving quite a challenge” for the Games.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee