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Tories attack Brixton drugs scheme
Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith is visiting Brixton to promote his party's opposition to a controversial drugs experiment, which has taken a softer line on cannabis.
Police shoot man on the M6
The Police Complaints Authority is to investigate the shooting of a man on the M6 near Wigan.
Leanne killer jailed for life
A parcel delivery worker is told to expect to spend the rest of his life in jail for the kidnap and murder of Leeds teenager Leanne Tiernan.
IVF mix-up heads for court
A judge may have to decide what happens to black twins born to a white couple after an apparent blunder at an IVF clinic.
Inquiry into warship accident
The Royal Navy launches an inquiry into how a destroyer ran into rocks and began taking on water off the coast of Australia.
Britain 'sheltering al-Qaeda leader'
A senior al-Qaeda leader is reportedly being looked after by British intelligence - but security sources are denying the claim.
BBC Sport >>Venables named Leeds boss
Terry Venables signs a two-year deal to become Leeds United boss.
Transplant first for cancer patient
A man with leukaemia becomes the first person in the UK to have a bone marrow transplant using blood from a baby's umbilical cord.
Roman fishy tale uncovered
Archaeologists offer guests at Carlisle Castle a 2000-year-old tuna fish recipe after it was uncovered during a dig at the site.
Schoolboy 'murdered for £10 debt'
Two teenagers stabbed a London schoolboy to death because he owed them £10 after a cannabis deal, a jury hears.
Home collapses after council dig
A council begins an inquiry into why a house in Hampshire had to be demolished, a day after its contractors dug up nearby land.
Residents protest at road charges
Residents and traders in Kennington block a major route into London in protest against plans to introduce congestion charges.
Children see father shot
Children see their father gunned down on the family's doorstep as his partner struggles to help him.
Device could detect overdose drugs
Scientists are developing a hi-tech biosensor that could help casualty doctors treat patients who have taken an overdose.
Trainee rabbi disappears
Police launch a search for a man missing for almost a week... plus more news in brief from London and the South.
Killer drunk driver faces years in jail
A family forgive a drunk driver who killed a newly-wed woman as she waited for help on the M40.
Parents to sue over epilepsy row
Up to 200 families are taking legal action against Leicester Royal Infirmary after their children were misdiagnosed with epilepsy.
Bodies found as trawler capsizes
The bodies of two men are found as a Belgian trawler capsizes off the Essex coast.
Gun scare drug addict jailed
A judge praises the bravery of a police officer who disarmed a man in a Worcester street crowded with Christmas shoppers.
Man in court over body in wood
A Worcester man appears in court charged with murder after the discovery of a man's body in Warwickshire woodland.
Church sickness cause inquiry
An investigation is under way after 30 members of the Free Church of Scotland fell ill at a Christian centre in Shropshire.
Tests on body found in road
Police want a motorist to come forward after tests on the body of the man found dead on a main road in Cambridgeshire.
Search team finds body in loch
A body is recovered from a Highland loch where a fisherman was reported missing after his boat capsized.
'First walk in 50 years'
A woman is able to walk properly again for the first time in half a century, after "risky" surgery is carried out on her legs.
Scheme to cut motorway congestion
A new scheme is being introduced on the M42 to combat congestion on the motorway ... plus more news in brief from the Midlands and East.
How Leanne's killer was caught
A trail of tiny clues helped detectives to catch John Taylor, who has been jailed for life for the murder of 16-year-old Leanne Tiernan.
Tiernan killer's sadistic past
John Taylor, who murdered Leanne Tiernan, enjoyed sado-masochistic sex and being cruel to animals, police reveal.
Leanne's family living in 'hell'
The family of Leanne Tiernan speak of their feelings after her murderer is given two life sentences
Snatched on a shopping trip
16-year-old Leanne Tiernan was murdered after a Christmas shopping trip to Leeds with her best friend.
'Scout leader' guilty of sex offences
The leader of an independent scout group in Greater Manchester is convicted of making or taking indecent photographs of young boys.
Nissan workforce tops table
The workforce at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland is named Europe's most productive for the sixth-year running.
'Millions more needed' for North East
Unions call for a large cash injection to stimulate training and tackle unemployment in the north-east of England.
Police hunt masked gunman
A man is recovering in hospital in Newcastle after being shot outside a pub in the city by a masked man.
Jensen goes into administration
A rescue deal for luxury car firm Jensen Motors falls through, as a potential main shareholder withdraws.
Farmhouse murder victim named
Detectives are interviewing a 30-year-old woman after a man is found stabbed to death at a remote County Durham farmhouse.
Shootings lead to airgun amnesties
Two police forces in the North East hold airgun amnesties following a spate of shootings across the region.
Two men deny Jackson killing
Two men plead not guilty to murdering Kevin Jackson who chased car thieves...plus more news in brief from the North.
WEST/SOUTH WEST NEWS
Ex-soldier 'stabbed partner 40 times'
An Army war veteran who believed he was suffering Gulf War Syndrome, stabbed his partner to death, a court hears.
Police chief defends response time
The chief constable of Avon and Somerset Police responds to claims officers took 45 minutes an emergency call from a teenager.
'Tragedy' of boy killed by propeller
The family of a six-year-old boy from Truro who died in a boating accident speak about their "terrible tragedy".
OAPs injured in minibus crash
A minibus crash on a Dorset road leaves 16 elderly passengers needing hospital treatment.
Flats demolition plan criticised
Residents of flats in Bristol's deprived Barton Hill area raise fears over plans to demolish them as part of a plan to revive the area.
Rare choughs get VIP visit
The first breeding choughs in Britain for 55 years are to receive a visit from Agriculture Minister Elliott Morley in Cornwall.
CCTV blamed for drug users' move
Residents of a Swindon suburb say newly-installed CCTV cameras are to blame for drug users moving into the vicinity.
Donor ensures lifeboat sails
Weymouth's new all-weather lifeboat arrives at its new home after being mainly funded by a woman in memory of her parents.
Open jail set for 80 more cells
Work has started to build a futher 80 cells at Leyhill Open Prison in South Gloucestershire ... plus more news in brief from the West and South West.
Should it be made compulsory?
F1's hi-tech secrets
Designed to outrage
Hitler spoof row
Anti-euro comic breaks silence after ad row
Tel for Leeds
Venables to be named new boss at Elland Road
Evans signs £4m chat show deal with Channel 5
Device could help doctors treating overdose victims
Queen 'would block title for Camilla'
A look at the stories dominating the headlines
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