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Manager defrauded Bombardier of £690,000 to buy Harley-Davidsons and US holidays

A train manufacturing boss has been jailed for six years after using almost £700,000 of company money to fund his lavish lifestyle of luxury holidays and expensive motorbikes.

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Toddler Elsie described by accused as 'Satan' and 'diva', court told

A fitness instructor accused of murdering his adopted toddler daughter, whom he described as "Satan" and a "diva" in text messages, told police she was a happy child, a court has heard.

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Henry Bolton 'may have to sell family home to remain Ukip leader'

The new leader of Ukip has said he may need to sell his house in order to remain in the unpaid post.

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Woman paralysed from chest down triumphs in Great South Run using bionic suit

A fundraiser paralysed from the chest down has completed her "toughest challenge to date" as she walked the 10-mile Great South Run in 24 hours with the help of a bionic suit.

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Tributes for 'beautiful' British mother, 27, killed in France boating accident

Tributes have been paid to a British mother killed in a boating accident in southern France.

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TUC calls for devolution to bridge 'great regional divide' on jobs

Power should be devolved to workers and local communities to help bridge a "great regional divide" on jobs, a new report urges.

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Duo to row 3,000 miles across Atlantic in bid to complete 'ultimate triathlon'

Two friends are looking to complete the "ultimate triathlon" when they line up for an endurance event dubbed "the world's toughest row".

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Woman who taught special needs youngsters for 40 years wins excellence award

A teacher who has spent nearly four decades teaching youngsters with special needs has won a prestigious award for the profession.

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Woman facing murder quiz over death of girl, three

A 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a three-year-old girl.

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BBC apologises over Twitter poll on gay conversion therapy

The BBC has apologised for launching a "shocking and deeply disappointing" opinion poll on gay conversion therapy.

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Church of England to train more headteachers in national programme

Hundreds of would-be headteachers are to be trained for the job by the Church of England over the next three years.

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Police search of drug dealer's den led to discovery of stolen painting

A £1 million painting stolen five years ago was discovered in a drug dealer's den alongside his lucrative stash of cocaine and ecstasy, police said.

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Proposals to end row with Southern Railway drivers unveiled

Details of the proposed deal to end the long-running dispute with drivers on Southern Railway have been revealed, including when services can run without an on-board supervisor (OBS).

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Grammar school head at centre of row over A-level students is suspended

The head of a grammar school which came under fire after it told pupils they could not continue their A-level studies has been suspended.

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'Petrol head' tycoon 'pleading poverty' in cash battle awaits judge's decision

A businessman embroiled in a divorce court money battle with his estranged wife is waiting for a judge's ruling.

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Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

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Conman who called himself Inspector Lestrade from Sherlock Holmes stories jailed

A conman who named himself after an inspector from the Sherlock Holmes stories to pose as a police officer and steal from shops has been jailed.

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Woman gets go-ahead for High Court claim over vaginal mesh implant injuries

A woman has won the go-ahead for a High Court claim over injuries she says she suffered from a vaginal mesh implant.

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Failures at riot-hit Bedford prison 'simply shameful', says report

A report into a riot-hit jail has revealed inmates were locked up for as much as 23 hours a day and highlighted a failure to provide soap, cleaning materials and toilet paper.

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'No justification' for rationing health care, say doctors

Rationing care is becoming "more commonplace" across the NHS, leading doctors have warned.

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