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Eurotunnel wants to be involved if Boris bridge to France goes ahead

Eurotunnel has said it is “right to be thinking about” building a new English Channel crossing and would want to be involved if the plans floated by Boris Johnson went ahead.

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The pig was later collected at the petrol station (Karen Bell/PA)

Road hog causes chaos on busy highway until police save its bacon

A fugitive pig caused a hazard for drivers after running on to a main road.

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Teenager who hacked intelligence chiefs ‘was annoyed at corrupt US government’

A teenager who bragged about gaining access to the accounts of senior US intelligence officials was annoyed at the “corrupt and cold-blooded” American government, a court has heard.

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Surrey Police admitted there were flaws in its investigation of a rape allegation. ( Johnny Green/PA)

Second police force reviews rape prosecutions after student’s case dropped

A second police force is reviewing all of its rape cases after a judge criticised errors that saw charges against an Oxford University student dropped days before his trial.

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Gordon Aikman raised £550,000 for research into the disease (Jane Barlow/PA)

Scholarships awarded in memory of MND campaigner

A scholarship set up in memory of Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Gordon Aikman could lead to new developments in the care of MND patients.

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Surrey Police are reviewing all its rape cases (Johnny Green/PA)

Rape trial failings could hamper future convictions, Lord Judge warns

The high-profile collapse of several rape trials could damage the prospect of convictions in genuine cases, the former lord chief justice has warned.

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The case was heard at the High Court (Anthony Devlin)

Ex-boyfriend of Tamara Ecclestone loses court row with businessman

An ex-boyfriend of Tamara Ecclestone has lost a court bid for more than £650,000 damages following a row with a fellow businessman over designer watches and jewellery.

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Independent News & Media chairman steps down as part of board changes

Independent News & Media has announced that chairman Leslie Buckley will step down from the company, with the group also set to appoint Murdoch MacLennan to the board as non-executive director.

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Onions could hold key to fighting antibiotic resistance (Janice Carr/PA)

Species of onion could be used to fight antibiotic resistance, scientists believe

The humble onion could have a major impact in the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis (TB), a study has suggested.

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In pictures: Icy fun for monkeys as Met Office warns of more snow

The residents at Blair Drummond Safari Park had fun in the snow as the Met Office issued a “be prepared” weather warning for parts of Scotland.

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Study suggests common references to driving in popular music shows they have not lost their interest in getting behind the wheel (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Fall in young drivers ‘due to lack of cash, not loss of love for cars’

Analysis of popular music suggests the decline in young drivers is not linked to a “loss of love” for cars, according to new research.

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Theresa May’s leadership is timid and lacks ambition, says former minister

A Tory former minister has accused Theresa May of timidity and a lack of ambition in a devastating attack on her leadership.

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The search began at 6pm on Thursday (Steve Parsons/PA)

Missing fishermen named as search operation scaled back

Two fishermen who went missing after their vessel capsized in a sea loch have been named.

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Richard Lochhead is spearheading a campaign against 'eye-watering' fees for deliveries to rural areas (SNP/PA)

SNP MSP submits delivery charges dossier to advertising watchdog

More than 100 firms have been referred to the advertising watchdog as part of a campaign against unfair delivery charges.

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A Capita contract to deliver recruitment for the Army has failed to hit its savings target (Ben Birchall/PA)

Defence recruitment contract fails to deliver more than £100 million in savings

A major recruitment contract for the Ministry of Defence has failed to deliver more than £100 million in planned savings so far, new figures reveal.

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Parents tell of ‘false reassurance’ from medics before day-old son died

A mother and father who lost their day-old son after complications during labour have said safety reassurances from medical experts were false.

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Theresa May will meet with Donald Trump in Davos (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Trump and May to meet for talks in Davos

Theresa May and Donald Trump will meet for talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street said.

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A gritter makes its way through Stirling in central Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Heavy snow causes tricky rush hour conditions for motorists

Heavy snow caused traffic disruption for motorists caught in tricky driving conditions as there were warnings some rural communities could be cut off.

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The supermarket fuel price war has paused in recent weeks (Lewis Whyld/PA)

Pause in petrol pump war increases cost of filling up

A cooling of the supermarket petrol price war has bumped up refuelling costs for motorists, according to new figures.

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Average British dinner lasts 21 minutes

The average British dinner lasts 21 minutes and is eaten in the lounge and in front of a screen, according to a survey.

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