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Cutting edge institutes awarded £229m research and development funding

Two cutting edge institutes specialising in life and materials science are to receive a total of £229 million in government funding.

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Schoolgirl 'told child sex accused footballer how old she was'

A schoolgirl has said she revealed what age she was to an ex-Oldham Athletic footballer accused of taking advantage of her sexually.

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Car appeal as police hunt killer sprung from jail during hospital visit

Police have appealed for information about a car used to spring a drug dealer out of jail, where he was serving life for the savage murder of a rival, after the vehicle's previous owner was found.

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Solar system of seven Earth-sized planets 'could include worlds with life'

An extraordinary solar system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a dwarf star could include at least three worlds on which life may have evolved, scientists believe.

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British IS 'suicide bomber did not receive £1m compensation from UK government'

The family of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee reportedly killed in an Islamic State suicide bomb attack in Iraq have denied he received £1 million compensation from the British government.

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Sir Richard Branson 'distraught' over Grayrigg crash, reporter recalls

Sir Richard Branson was " absolutely distraught" when he first saw the wreckage at Grayrigg, a reporter who led him to the site has recalled.

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Ten years on, Grayrigg train crash driver still thinks about disaster every day

Ten years on from the Grayrigg rail crash, the train's driver Iain Black still thinks about the disaster every day.

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Drug dealer found guilty of fatal shooting of rival

A drug dealer has been found guilty of the fatal shooting of a rival.

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Murderer on the run after escaping from prison officers during visit to hospital

A murderer who was serving a minimum of 30 years in prison is on the run after two armed men helped him escape during an escorted hospital visit.

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Police 'had no knowledge' of meeting at house where 'gangster' was shot

Police did not know a meeting at a businessman's home in which a suspected gangster was shot dead was to take place, an inquest has heard.

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Ex-Oldham Athletic footballer Jack Tuohy denies sex offences against 14-year-old

An ex-Oldham Athletic footballer took sexual advantage of a 14-year-old girl who had "a crush" on him after he "bullied" her into meeting up, a jury has heard.

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Drug dealer found guilty of fatal shooting of rival

A drug dealer has been found guilty of the fatal shooting of a rival.

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MP fears by-election led officials to block petition presentation at No 10

A Labour MP fears an impending by-election led Downing Street officials to block a petition presentation at Number 10.

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Electrical fault could have caused fatal stables blaze

A fire at a stables which killed a man and a number of horses may have been caused by an electrical fault in a fridge, an inquest has heard.

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Wife killer loses appeals over £1.5m ruling in family's favour

A man who murdered his ex-wife has lost appeals over a £1.5 million ruling in favour of her sister and two of his sons.

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Call to back northern rail link to make north 'truly competitive'

The Government should commit to the Northern Powerhouse by investing in transport links, the chief executive of Manchester Airport says.

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UK drivers spent days stuck in traffic during 2016

Drivers in the UK's biggest towns and cities spent an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Two senior Ukip officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

Two senior Ukip officials in Liverpool have quit over the party's "crass insensitivity" over the Hillsborough tragedy.

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Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been refused permission to launch a "totally unique" High Court fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal.

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Suspected gangster received 'instantly lethal injury' in struggle

A suspected gangster received an "instantly lethal injury" when he was shot in the head during a fight, an inquest has heard.

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