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Johnson had ‘worthwhile’ Iran meetings in bid to secure release of jailed Briton

Boris Johnson has said he had “worthwhile” meetings in Iran to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and that the Government “will leave no stone unturned in our efforts”.

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The suspect was not found to be carrying any offensive weapons (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Man held after trying to climb into Buckingham Palace

A man has been arrested on suspicion of trespass after attempting to climb a wall into Buckingham Palace.

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Reuben Gregory was jailed for 10 months at Reading Crown Court.(Martin Halfpenny/PA Images)

Man who shot burglar in self-defence jailed

A 72-year-old man who shot dead a burglar in self-defence has been jailed for 10 months.

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Fire crews are at the scene in Allington Drive, Birstall (PA)

Woman in critical condition after ‘gas blast’ destroys house

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a home was destroyed in a suspected gas blast.

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Lord Kerslake, who has resigned as boss of King's College Hospital (PA)

Lord Kerslake urges fundamental review after quitting as chairman of NHS trust

An NHS Trust whose chairman resigned in protest at Government funding has been put into special measures.

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The Square Mile faces an exodus of banking jobs in the wake of Brexit (PA)

City to see 10,500 jobs shift to EU because of Brexit

Firms in the Square Mile are planning to shift 10,500 jobs out of Britain by the first day of Brexit as the economic reality of the vote begins to bite.

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Police have been combing a landfill site in Milton, Cambridgeshire ( Joe Giddens/PA)

No trace of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague as landfill search ends

The landfill search for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has concluded without finding any trace of him.

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The judge-led probe into the disaster which killed 71 is holding two days of procedural hearings (Victoria Jones/PA)

Grenfell inquiry told hearing all survivors and bereaved could help save lives

Hearing the voices of all Grenfell Tower survivors and bereaved families could help save lives in the future, an inquiry has heard.

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Sir Richard Branson (PA)

Sir Richard Branson reignites feud with BA boss over £1 million bet

Sir Richard Branson has fanned the flames of a long-running feud with the boss of British Airways, calling on Willie Walsh to settle a “very public and painful” £1 million bet.

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Traffic is forced to drive in one lane as snow covers most of the A470 dual carriageway past Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

Deep freeze continues as UK could see coldest night of the year

Treacherous ice and snow continued to cause travel disruption across the country as forecasters warned that the coldest night of the year could be in store.

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Theresa May gave a statement to MPs about progress in the negotiations (Rick Findler/PA)

May: Divorce bill offer off table without UK agreeing partnership with Brussels

Theresa May has said Britain’s offer for its divorce bill with the EU will be off the table if the UK does not agree a future partnership with Brussels.

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Isaiah Haastrup court case

Judge set to whether baby’s life-support treatment should end

A High Court judge is next month due to decide whether doctors should stop providing life-support treatment to a baby boy being cared for at a London hospital.

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A gritter lorry helped a widow get to her husband's funeral in Oxfordshire (PA)

Snowplough on gritter lorry helps widow get to husband’s funeral

A gritter lorry fitted with a snowplough was called into action to help a widow get to her husband’s funeral.

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Heathrow said planes had to be de-iced, causing delays (PA)

Heathrow Airport cancels dozens of flights over disruption after weekend’s snow

Dozens of flights have been cancelled at the UK’s busiest airport as the fallout from the weekend’s heavy snow continues to cause disruption for passengers.

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orensic officers at the scene of a house fire on Jackson Street (Peter Byrne/PA)

Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five people are being questioned over the suspected murder of three children who died after a house fire.

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Seal spotted in Lymington

Seal surprise for Saturday shoppers

A visiting seal provided an unexpected treat for Christmas shoppers in a coastal town.

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Keith Chegwin death

Four of Keith Chegwin’s best moments

Keith Chegwin had a varied career, from presenting Swap Shop to appearing on Celebrity Big Brother.

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Operators Ineos said a small hairline crack was discovered last week (PA)

Major North Sea oil and gas pipeline to be shut down for repairs

The Forties Pipeline, which carries 40% of North Sea oil and gas, is to be shut down to repair a crack in the pipe.

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A Deliveroo rider

London council threatens restaurant crackdown on food delivery app drivers

A London council is threatening to crack down on restaurants using delivery apps like UberEATS and Deliveroo in order to prevent the city from being “swarmed” with moped drivers.

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Snow covered fields near Parslows Hillcock, Buckinghamshire (Steve Parsons/PA)

In pics: Black ice and white snow covers parts of the UK

Motorists have been warned to take care after the UK was covered with a blanket of snow, which is turning into dangerous ice.

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