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Edlington torture case brothers seek indefinite anonymity

A judge is being asked to give indefinite anonymity to two brothers who tortured two young boys in a bout of "prolonged, sadistic violence" when they were 10 and 11 years old.

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Guy Martin on his bike for round-Britain record bid

Motorbike racer and television presenter Guy Martin has announced he is attempting to set a new world record by cycling around the British coast in 20 days.

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British Steel wins contract to supply rails to Finnish Transport Agency

British Steel has won a new contract to supply rails to a Finnish company, on the 10th anniversary of rail production at its Scunthorpe site.

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Girl 'not protected from being groomed due to belief victims were consenting'

A teenage girl was not protected from being groomed and raped by a gang of Asian men because of a lack of understanding about child sexual exploitation and a belief that victims were consenting, a report has found.

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Anti-fracking protesters 'not seen as terrorist threat', says police force

A police force has said it does not believe anti-fracking protesters are a terrorism threat after a council publication listed the campaigners alongside terrorists as "key risks".

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BBC bosses will defend 'vigorously' reports about Sir Cliff Richard, court told

BBC editors say they will "defend ourselves vigorously" after being sued by Sir Cliff Richard over reports naming him as a suspected sex offender.

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'Claudia's Law' urged to help families control affairs of missing people

A "Claudia's Law" to give families greater control over the affairs of missing people could be introduced in memory of the chef Claudia Lawrence.

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Power producer Drax to buy Opus Energy in £340m deal

Power station owner Drax has announced a £340 million deal to buy gas and electricity supplier Opus Energy as part of a bold strategy overhaul.

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Met Police like Inspector Clouseau in case of serial killer Stephen Port - MP

The Met Police have been compared to the incompetent Pink Panther detective Inspector Clouseau following its widely criticised handling of the case of serial killer Stephen Port.

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Misogyny and patriarchy widening inequality, says integration report author

The "misogyny and patriarchy" in some communities is widening inequality, the author of a Government-commissioned review has warned.

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Roadworks speed limits relaxed in trial to beat M-way gridlock

Faster speed limits beside motorway roadworks are being trialled to beat delays while routes are improved and repaired.

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Cyber security firm ECSC plans £15m Aim float

Cyber security firm ECSC plans to float on London's junior market as it looks to capitalise on the growing digital threat to blue-chip firms.

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Man arrested after police probe Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

A man has been arrested following investigations into an allegedly threatening Twitter post that called for people to "Jo Cox" an MP.

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Man given 15-year sentence for axe attack on female police officer

A 36-year-old who carried out a "sustained" axe attack on a female police officer has been given a 15-year sentence.

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Twitter-user creates Christmas tree angels for celebrities who died in 2016

A woman has paid tribute to celebrities who died in 2016 in the form of angel decorations to hang on her Christmas tree.

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Man, 18, jailed for 'hideous' sex crimes against girls in Rotherham

An 18-year-old man has been jailed for nine years after admitting "hideous" sex crimes against seven girls in Rotherham, police said.

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Lidl to create 500 jobs with new £70 million distribution centre in Doncaster

German budget supermarket Lidl has unveiled plans to create 500 jobs by building a new warehouse in Doncaster.

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Bishop of Leeds: Some Christians too scared to talk about faith in public

Some Christians feel so "picked on" they are too scared to speak about their faith in public, a bishop has warned.

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Probe launched after workmen find body in Doncaster college sewer

Police have launched an investigation after workmen found a body in a college sewer.

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Muse to headline Reading and Leeds festivals

Rock group Muse have been announced as the first headliners for next year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

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