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Heavy snowfall takes its toll

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:05:51 GMT

Weather affects travel and leads to power cuts, with hundreds of schools set to stay closed on Monday.

Plymouth Pryzm nightclub deaths: Tributes paid to teenagers

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:39:33 GMT

The teenagers, who are suspected to have taken ecstasy, were found collapsed in the early hours.

'Cancel Harry Potter' beg snowed-in fans in Birmingham

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:24:29 GMT

Organisers insisted the show must go on, until changing their minds amid a wave of customer protests.

Thornton Heath kidnap: Arrests made over 50-hour ordeal

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:35:10 GMT

The victim, 24, was stripped naked, tied up and beaten after being lured to a house in Croydon.

Lord Kerslake resigns as King's College Hospital Trust chair

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:46:57 GMT

The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS.

Burglars threaten to harm newborn baby in Birmingham

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:20:13 GMT

Police say they are investigating 28 crimes amid a spate of "nasty burglaries" in Birmingham.

Max Clifford dies in hospital aged 74

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:29:16 GMT

Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died in hospital, aged 74, after collapsing in prison.

Tower Hamlets Council linked to alleged £2m corruption scandal

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:58:22 GMT

The allegations are reportedly made in secret recordings leaked to the Sunday Times.

Wind brings down power lines and disrupts travel

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:02:46 GMT

A Coastwatch volunteer is "stuck to the wall" by wind gusting to 92mph at Prawle Point in Devon.

Grenfell Tower fire: Equality watchdog EHRC to launch inquiry

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:16:54 GMT

The equality watchdog will look at whether the authorities failed in their duty to protect life.

Singer Chris Rea collapses on stage

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:22:50 GMT

The 66-year-old singer-songwriter, whose hits include Driving Home for Christmas, is in hospital.

Lincoln Christmas market cancelled due to snow

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:22:22 GMT

Thousands of people were due to visit the fourth and final day of the event.

Airliner pilot in 'last minute' Cambridge near miss

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:58:39 GMT

The second aircraft involved in the near miss has not been traced despite "extensive efforts".

Two-year degrees to lower tuition fees

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:09:38 GMT

Jo Johnson wants to change a system where three-year degrees have "crowded out" anything else.

Ipswich snowy scenes captured by drone footage

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:09:16 GMT

Heavy snow fell in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk on Sunday.

Mal the orangutan enjoys the weather with snowballs

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:29:26 GMT

Mal tries her hand at the traditional winter "sport" of snowballing.

Norfolk hospital to receive Christmas presents from former patient

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:46:18 GMT

This will be four-year-old Lily's first Christmas out of hospital but she plans to return.

Virtual reality used to help adoptive parents

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:30:17 GMT

Experiencing a child's traumatic past could help parents understand their behaviour.

Leeds' first cat cafe purr-fect place for cuppa

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:17:42 GMT

All the cats are rescued from local shelters and can be adopted.

Should uni remove Gladstone's name?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:10:33 GMT

Liverpool students campaign to rename their halls of residence because of Williams Gladstone's actions around the abolition of slavery.

Brick Wonders: Norwich Lego exhibition showcases the world

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:02:24 GMT

The Lego models have been created at an exhibition in Norwich.

Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:14:29 GMT

The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.

Cockleshell Heroes: Memorial for WW2 hero James Conway

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:47:03 GMT

James Conway was among the "Cockleshell Heroes" chosen to paddle more than 80 miles to blow up enemy ships.

First date interrupted by dog cliff fall

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:01:27 GMT

Twelve-month-old Luther's dramatic mishap helped contribute to a "memorable" first date for his owner.

End of the line

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:08:37 GMT

A look at the turbulent tenure of train operator London Midland as its franchise runs out.

Mysterious custom

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:31:22 GMT

Why did people hide old shoes in their homes?

England's Big Picture: 4 - 10 December

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:13:05 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Plugged in

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:47:20 GMT

It is 50 years since the world's first heart transplant, but what is it like to live with a mechanical heart pump?

Cultural Coventry

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:15:01 GMT

It is time to tell the rest of the world what makes Coventry great, says bid manager.

My other half

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:40:59 GMT

Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:26:33 GMT

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United's title hopes are "probably over" after their 2-1 loss to "lucky" Manchester City.

Rooney penalty ensures draw in Merseyside derby

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:24:39 GMT

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp accuses referee Craig Pawson of "opening the door" for Everton to take a point in the Merseyside derby.

Giroud equalises late for Arsenal at Southampton

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:43:21 GMT

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side's slow start in games is becoming a problem after they scrape a draw at Southampton.

Weather hits Sunday sport schedule

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:44:40 GMT

Saracens v Clermont Auvergne in the Champions Cup is postponed after succumbing to the wintry conditions, while WSL 1 fixtures and racing are also affected.