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A disappointing night for Iwan Thomas did not detract from a ratings victory for Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly leaves X Factor in its wake in weekend ratings clash

Prince Harry is going to the WellChild awards ceremony

Prince Harry to attend sick children awards ceremony

The Australian National Fabrication Facility where scientists developed the world's first two-qubit quantum computer logic gate.

Scientists claim breakthrough in quest for new quantum computer

Mark Rowley said some social media companies refused to assist counter-terror police

Metropolitan Police anti-terror boss slams 'immature' social media sector

New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns faces a charge of perjury and one of perverting the course of justice

Top cricketers to give evidence in Chris Cairns perjury trial

The rape conviction of Ched Evans will be referred to the Court of Appeal

'Real possibility the Court of Appeal may now quash conviction' of Ched Evans

The two who died when the bus crashed into a Sainsbury's supermarket in Coventry have been named (Pa/@Haroon_Mota)

Bus driver 'devastated' at crash that killed Dora Hancox and Rowan Fitzgerald, 7

Chancellor George Osborne addresses the Conservative Party conference in Manchester

'Power to the people' as George Osborne lets councils keep £26bn in rates

Pc David Phillips, 34, was married to Jen and had two daughters - Abigail, aged seven and Sophie, aged three (Merseyside Police/PA)

Pc killed by stolen pick-up 'didn't stand a chance'

Sir Kenneth Branagh is due to star in a fourth series of Wallander this year

Wallander author Henning Mankell dies of cancer at 67

Arlene Arkinson disappeared after a disco in 1994

Murder victim's family 'let down by authorities'

The Duke of Cambridge said tackling the illegal trade in wildlife will be a 'key test' of nations' ability to confront global challenges

War on illegal wildlife trade key test in tackling world problems, says William

Former Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball has admitted abusing young men from the 1970s to 1990s

Ex-Bishop sex abuse case: Victims' lawyers say Church cannot police itself

Rashid is due to face trial at Woolwich Crown Court

Man to face trial on terrorism charges

Becky Watts vanished from her family home in Crown Hill, Bristol, on February 19 (Avon and Somerset Police/PA Wire)

Becky Watts murder trial set to begin

The crash happened in Malta's Hal Farrug district

UK millionaire Paul Bailey in hospital after Malta supercar crash

The launch of Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus helped push up sales

Apple named world's most valuable brand at £112bn

Richards is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court

Ex-Dragons' Den star to face court on child sex charges

Lord Adonis will chair the independent National Infrastructure Commission

Labour ex-minister chosen to head body to get Britain building

Some 43% of nurses have seen an increase in the number of patients they are being asked to care for, the survey found

Nurses 'being placed in intolerable situations'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was accused of making changes to the contract because of a need to cut costs

Jeremy Hunt accused of tearing up deal on junior doctors' contract

Shoppers will have to pay 5p for single-use carrier bags

Shoppers face 5p charge for plastic carrier bags

Transport for London and Uber are seeking clarification as to whether smartphones can lawfully be used to calculate fares

High Court to rule on 'difficult' point of law over smartphones in Uber row

The Government has been asked to introduce mandatory reporting to police whenever an allegation of child sex abuse is made within the Jehovah's Witnesses

Campaigners issue Jehovah's Witnesses abuse warning

The warm weather of the past week is set to change for the worse, according to forecasters

Wet and windy weather returns after the sunshine

Jeremy Corbyn wants activists to focus on policy and not make personal attacks

Jeremy Corbyn due to speak at Manchester protest as Tories meet in city

The proportion of households renting from private landlords has more than doubled, figures show

Increase in people renting homes from private landlords

Nicola Sturgeon was interviewed by Alastair Campbell for the November issue of GQ magazine

No 'crocodile tears' from Nicola Sturgeon over Labour's demise

The crash happened in the Hal Farrug district of Malta

More than 20 hurt 'when British millionaire crashes at Malta motor show'

Activists during an anti-austerity march ahead of the start of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. (PA)

Ugly scenes outside Tory conference after thousands march against austerity

Brian Friel's widow Anne (seated right) during the funeral of the Irish playwright at Glenties Cemetery in Co Donegal

Playwright Brian Friel laid to rest in village which inspired works

Robert Howard is believed to have died from natural causes (Kent Police/PA)

Child killer and rapist Robert Howard dies in prison

Nick Clegg warned that a vote in favour of Brexit would trigger a fresh referendum on Scottish independence

Britain must stay in EU to stand tall on the world stage, says Nick Clegg

Unite's Len McCluskey has offered to accept thresholds in ballots for strikes in return for secret, secure workplace voting

Unite's Len McCluskey urges David Cameron to accept strike ballot proposal

People bow their heads in prayer during a vigil in honour of the victims of the fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College (AP)

Oregon shooting victim 'was British mother studying at college'

There are rumours Adele and Coldplay could headline next year

Glastonbury Festival 2016 tickets sell out in 32 minutes

Alex Salmond faced embarrassment when British Airways refused to let him board a flight at Heathrow under the sci-fi alias James T Kirk

You're not the real McCoy (or James Kirk), BA tells Trekkie Alex Salmond

Police said a 40-year-old man has been arrested

Man arrested after fatal industrial unit explosion

The scene in Glasgow's George Square after a bin lorry crashed in the city centre and killed six people.

Bin lorry crash driver Harry Clarke 'faces driving without licence probe'

Jeremy Corbyn is opposed to nuclear weapons

Jeremy Corbyn's nuclear weapons stance undermines national security, says PM

Sajid Javid said workers at the SSI steelworks were 'facing very challenging, difficult circumstances'

Funding for SSI steelworks could be taken by banks, Sajid Javid warns

Call Me Dave was written by former Tory donor Lord Ashcroft and journalist Isabel Oakeshott

David Cameron: People have made their minds up about Lord Ashcroft book claims

Vladimir Putin launched a campaign of airstrikes which the Kremlin says are aimed at IS, which has seized large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq

David Cameron urges Vladimir Putin to 'change direction' on Syria attacks

Shaker Aamer has warned his family he may die in Guantanamo Bay, according to reports (Reprieve UK/PA)

Shaker Aamer 'fears he will die in Guantanamo Bay'

Northern Ireland is the cheapest place for car repairs

East Anglia 'most expensive region for car repairs'

Pc Nathan Lucy has been nominated for a bravery award for the rescue at Cowes on the Isle of Wight

Police officer nominated for bravery award tells of dramatic sea rescue

A new gargoyle which is being being installed on the Gonville & Caius College's Waterhouse Building (Gonville & Caius College/PA)

Gargoyles bulk up in bid to keep the elements at bay

Leaves on the line can cause delays for rail travellers in the autumn

'Leaves on the line' rail delays 'could be cut by electromagnets'

Low morale, workload and pay are key problems for teachers, says the NUT

Half of teachers 'thinking of quitting' in next two years, union warns

Labour peer Lord Denis Healey has died

Tributes pour in as Labour Party 'giant' Denis Healey dies aged 98

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