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World Pie Eating Championships end in controversy

All results declared null and void after batch of rogue pies is eaten

Nine found dead in Cairns house

Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead
Children and woman were stabbed, say reports

Morning news headlines: Cameron Russia warning, 100 attempts to sneak into UK, Uni offers at record high

The Prime Minister David Cameron visited the O2 call centre in Runcorn, Cheshire, to chat with staff as part of his PM Direct, where members of the public can quiz him about any issues or topics they desire. Photo by James Maloney
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World Pie Eating Championships end in controversy

All results declared null and void after batch of rogue pies is eaten

Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead

Nine found dead in Cairns house

Children and woman were stabbed, say reports

The Prime Minister David Cameron visited the O2 call centre in Runcorn, Cheshire, to chat with staff as part of his PM Direct, where members of the public can quiz him about any issues or topics they desire. Photo by James Maloney

Morning news headlines: Cameron Russia warning, 100 attempts to sneak into UK, Uni offers at record high

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People come to lay flowers to pay respect to the shooting victims at a temporary memorial site close to the Lindt cafe in the central business district of Sydney

Morning news headlines: Sydney gunman latest; first woman Bishop to be announced; Nurses coming from overseas

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Pakistan school attack by Taliban gunmen leaves 84 dead

The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the army public school, which teaches children and teenagers in grades one to 10

Staff members from the Lindt Chocolat Cafe with their arms linked pay tribute to their colleague who lost his live during a siege in Sydney

Morning headlines: Aussie gunman not on watchlist; England-only votes plan; UKIP in EU cash move

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A hostage runs to armed tactical response police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

Sydney cafe siege latest as five hostages released but 15 more believed to be inside with gunman

Australian officials have not confirmed how many people are still inside the Lindt Chocolat Cafe, which was seized by an armed man at the height of the morning rush-hour, and have warned it could stretch into a second day

This image taken from video shows a man believed to be a gunman inside a cafe in Sydney, Australia Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

Sydney cafe siege latest: Hostages forced to call media outlets by gunman

Producer Laura Parr said Mr Hadley could hear the gunman "giving instructions to (a) young hostage off-air"

Police check buildings close to a cafe under siege

Live: Sydney siege sees hostages held in cafe

Updates from Australia as at least 13 people are held and police surround building

A man rides his bike through the snow across the Spa Bridge in Scarborough as snow hit parts of England today with up to 4in (10cm) expected to fall in some areas, prompting fears of travel chaos. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 14, 2013. The first wave of snow dusted eastern England, with a second heavier band expected to move south and east across the country later. See PA story WEATHER Snow. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

UK weather: Britain set for worst winter in 200 years and repeat of 1963 Big Freeze

Weather expert warns Arctic blast could bring five feet of snow and -15C temperatures

A plane taking off at Heathrow Airport

Live: Heathrow computer failure causes transport chaos - latest updates

Delays as UK flights hit by computer failure

Watch: Kate Middleton rolls her eyes when told to 'keep wrapping' presents during charity visit to children's centre

Duchess, who is five months pregnant, was caught in the candid moment while at a children's centre in New York

Web TV: Book Break 8 with Alexandra Heminsley, David Whitehouse and Ben Collins

Log on during your lunch hour for the Christmas Special Book Break where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by David Whitehouse and Ben Collins, who will be talking about their latest titles and a special appearance of Garth Jennings

Question Time

Watch: Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage a 'pound shop Enoch Powell' on Question Time

Ukip leader insisted Britain was "overcrowded" and immigration was driving down people's quality of lifed

David Cameron speaks during a media conference after an EU summit

Morning news headlines: PM proposes NI financial package, water firms await charges decision

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The £1 house: Take a look inside the four-bedroom home in Liverpool that cost just only a pound

Bargain property boasts three living rooms, two bathrooms and a cellar – all for less than the price of two first-class stamps

Ray Teret

DJ friend of Jimmy Savile, Ray Teret, jailed for 25 years over sex offences

Ex-Radio Caroline presenter used his celebrity status in the Manchester club scene to prey on victims

Not enough is being done to protect children from child abuse

Morning news headlines: New crackdown on child abuse images, Labour to cut Whitehall spending

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Little girl 'devastated' after 'bad' shopping centre Santa told her Father Christmas might not be real

Saint Nick impersonator told nine-year-old Sophie Robinson she shouldn't have bothered

Northern Rock state ownership is 'temporary'

Are you due compensation from Northern Rock?

Thousands of Brits are due for thousands of pounds in compensation from Northern Rock – here's how to find out if you're owed cash and how to claim it

Videos & Photos

Work on new Rastrick fire station taking shape

Castle Hill turns into Christmas grotto as Santa Claus stops off to meet good girls and boys

X Factor boy band Union J share their thoughts on their rising stardom, their upcoming release and becoming a 'modern day Westlife'

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