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UK car production hit a six-year high in 2013 as the number of vehicles rolling off the line topped 1.5 million.

Woman dies in Northumberland cliff fall

A woman has died after falling from a cliff, police said today.

England U17s beat Argentina

Jordan Pickford redeemed himself in style last night, eight days after being embarrassed when his Canadian opposite number scored against him from more than 60 yards.

Striker Ji Dong-won set for Sunderland

Ji Dong-won is set to become the eighth South Korean to move to the Premier League after his K-League club Chunnam Dragons announced today that the striker has reached a deal with Sunderland.

Fleet Foxes, Hammersmith Apollo, London<br/>Take That, Stadium of Light, Sunderland

The Seattle sextet are not much to look at, but their soundworld is marvellous (and you even get some Yeats)

Darwin files 'harassment' complaint

John Darwin, the canoeist who "returned from the dead", has complained to police that the family of a dead baby whose identity he stole as part of his fraud has been harassing him.

Nissan cuts UK production over Japan quake

Nissan today became the latest car manufacturer to be hit by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan when it announced three non-production days at its UK plant.

Romag jobs are saved after buyout by Gentoo

Romag Holdings, the troubled glassmaker, was sold to Gentoo Group yesterday after failing to agree new financing terms with its lender, Lloyds Banking Group.

Album: Frankie and the Heartstrings, Hunger (Wichita / Popsex)

Hunger is a fine title for this debut.

Transfers push up Sunderland losses

Sunderland have recorded a loss before tax of £27.9m, latest figures have revealed.

Liverpool among cities most exposed to cuts

The five British cities set to be worst-hit by the looming public spending cuts are Sunderland, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Swansea and Newport,a leading think tank will say this morning.

Charles Nevin: These are a few of my favourite short things

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Gleeson's super for wonderful Wigan

Wigan 22 St Helens 10: Centre makes perfect start with quick-fire double against his old team as Warriors land Grand Final for first time in dozen years

Unemployed 'father-of-eight' slammed over benefits

An unemployed 25-year-old who is reported to have fathered eight children with eight different women resulting in a potentially massive benefits bill was held up today as an example of a "disgusting abuse" of the welfare system.

Mother arrested after death of toddler

A mother who carried her "unresponsive" two-year-old son into a police station yesterday morning has been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz