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April 19 identified as 'mortgage freedom day' for UK home owners

Wednesday has been identified as "mortgage freedom day" - when home owners will have earned enough to cover the annual cost of their mortgage.

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Man held over pensioner's death following crash 'altercation'

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a pensioner.

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Weetabix bought out of Chinese ownership after £1.4bn swoop by Post Holdings

Breakfast cereal company Weetabix has been bought out of Chinese ownership following a £1.4 billion swoop by US consumer giant Post Holdings.

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Virgin Trains will run normal timetable during RMT strike

Virgin Trains will run a full timetable during a 48-hour strike by some of its East Coast staff, the company has announced.

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Man charged over death of teenager in Good Friday stabbing

A man has been charged with murdering an 18-year-old in a Good Friday stabbing.

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Man arrested over Good Friday killing of teenager Matthew Rothery

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering an 18-year-old in a Good Friday stabbing.

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Pie scramble starts bottle-kicking tradition which dates back to Roman times

What is thought to be Britain's longest-running sporting event kicked off in a muddy field in England.

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Teachers threaten to boycott primary school tests

Teachers are on the verge of voting to boycott key primary school tests amid concerns over the pressure it puts on pupils.

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Smiling Queen charms Maundy Money recipients at Leicester Cathedral

The Queen has marked Maundy Thursday by handing out Maundy Money - a tradition dating back to the 13th century.

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Leicester City fans clash with Spanish police ahead of Atletico Madrid match

Leicester City fans have clashed with Spanish police ahead of the team's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

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Murder accused soldier claims ex's death was 'self-defence and accident'

A soldier accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend by cutting her throat and leaving her to bleed on the bathroom floor is claiming a combination of "self-defence and accident", a court has heard.

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Volunteers 'devastated' after replica Anglo-Saxon house destroyed in fire

A replica Anglo-Saxon house built to help forge a better understanding of Britain's past has been destroyed by fire.

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Sports Direct appoints first employee representative

Sports Direct, which has been blighted by uproar over its working conditions, has elected an employee to attend board meetings.

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Woman 'told sister police would only respond once ex-boyfriend had stabbed her'

A woman who bled to death after her throat was cut from ear to ear had told her sister police would only respond once her ex-boyfriend had stabbed her, a court has heard.

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Killer gets life term for 'sadistic' sex attack after prison release

A "damaged and dangerous" killer has been handed a life term for a "sadistic" sexual attack months after being released from prison.

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Body of woman missing since March found alongside that of man

The body of a woman missing for more than a fortnight is believed to have been found alongside that of a man, police said.

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Judge to decide whether coercion was applied by father in marriage case

A judge in a specialist court has been asked to decide whether a man coerced his mentally-ill daughter into marrying.

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Jupiter boasts 'Great Cold Spot' believed to be storm 24,000 kilometres wide

A "Great Cold Spot" has been discovered on Jupiter that rivals the giant planet's most distinctive feature.

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Elderly forced to live in poorly performing care homes, says study by charity

Old people are being forced to live in unsatisfactory care homes in some parts of the country, according to new analysis.

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How to destroy the new five pound note? Use a hammer - and liquid nitrogen

A professor and his team have succeeded where many others have failed - in destroying the new "stronger" five pound note.

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