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Double Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell says the UK is facing an obesity 'national crisis'

James Cracknell: Give children annual check to combat obesity

Figures show firefighters were called to 926 tumble dryer blazes between 2011 and 2013

Nearly one blaze a day blamed on tumble dryers, figures show

Maxine Hambleton was killed in the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974

Decision on inquest 'momentous' for Birmingham pub bombing families

Adam Johnson denies the charges

England footballer Adam Johnson in court on 'child sex' charges

Kate Winslet is hoping Leonardo DiCaprio triumphs at the Academy Awards

Kate Winslet rules out Oscars boycott as she cheerleads for Leonardo DiCaprio

Labour's Gloria De Piero says MPs' pay should be capped in line with that of public sector workers

MPs' pay rise higher than public sector wages cap

Jose Manuel Barroso says restrictions on in-work benefits will not stop workers moving to the UK

Welfare brake won't stop migrant move to UK - EC chief

Oxfordshire County Council, which includes the Witney constituency of David Cameron, pictured, will receive an extra nine million pounds over the next two years

Labour attacks 'shameless' PM over cash for Tory councils

A picket line outside St Thomas' Hospital in London as junior doctors go on strike for 24 hours in a dispute with the government over new contracts.

Thousands of junior doctors walk out in contract dispute

A judge is to rule on a challenge to Boris Johnson's cycle superhighway linking Westbourne Grove and Tower Hill via the Victoria Embankment

High Court to rule on cabbies' challenge to London cycle superhighway

RSPCA inspector Mike Reid went missing after trying to rescue of dozens of sea birds stranded on cliffs during Storm Imogen

Daughter's tribute to missing Storm Imogen RSPCA 'hero'

More than one million older people in the UK are affected by malnutrition, say experts

Task force warns more than a million elderly may be suffering from malnutrition

The Government spends 700 million pounds annually on training teachers, according to the National Audit Office

Government misses new teachers target for fourth year running, NAO reports

Michael Fallon announced the deployment

'Focus on the Baltic' as Britain doubles naval deployment to Nato

Two new studies found that the number of nurses at NHS bedsides in England appears to have an impact on whether patients survive.

Higher nurse numbers boost patients' survival chances in hospitals, studies find

David Cameron is urged to do more to tackle the migrant crisis or risk giving an advantage to Brexit campaigners

David Cameron warned not to hand Brexit campaign advantage over migrant crisis

PCSO Andrew Passmore (left) and police constable Kevin Duffy, of Avon and Somerset Police, who have both been jailed for misconduct following the vigilante murder of disabled man Bijan Ebrahimi.

Police officer and PCSO jailed for misconduct after vigilante murder

Sir Peter Ricketts said the UK leaving the EU would put a number of joint security initiatives with France at risk

Ex-security chief backs PM's warning over French border deal jeopardy

Scott Hughes has been arrested in Belgium (National Crime Agency/PA)

Wanted suspected drug dealer arrested in Belgium

Jeremy Hunt refused to deny claims that he rejected a deal on junior doctors' contracts

Junior doctors dispute: Jeremy Hunt silent on 'blocked deal' claim

Andy Burnham backs Trident renewal

Trident policy: Labour 'might never unite', says Andy Burnham

Tobias Ellwood indicated the UK would back a unity government in Libya

Minister says UK would back national unity government in Libya

The FTSE 100 Index closed down 57.1 points to 5632.1

FTSE 100 Index at lowest level for three years as banking stocks fall sharply

Paul Worthington has denied any wrongdoing over Poppi's death

Fresh inquest to be held into toddler Poppi Worthington's death

It is the second time the Bill has come under attack from a parliamentary committee

Planned snooping laws 'lack clarity and privacy protections'

RSPCA inspector Mike Reid went missing after attending the rescue of dozens of sea birds at a beach in Cornwall during Storm Imogen (RSPCA/PA)

Daughter's lament for RSPCA inspector who vanished trying to rescue sea birds

Paula Lane will quit Coronation Street when she takes maternity leave in June

Coronation Street's Paula Lane to leave as Kylie Platt faces 'dramatic exit'

Boarded up shops in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, ahead of the Royal Shrovetide Football match

Thousands cheer players on as annual Shrovetide Football takes over market town

John Lewis said it has passed on CCTV footage to the police

Woman plunges 60ft from balcony on to display bed in John Lewis store

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has the full support of his older brother, who lives in Oxford (AP)

US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders 'will win primary', says UK-based brother

David Cameron and his mother Mary at Wimbledon in 2012

David Cameron's mother and aunt call for children's centres to be saved

Banks took a beating in a tough trading day on global markets

Banks feel the pain on global markets amid fears of impending crisis

Andy Murray and Kim Sears are celebrating the birth of a baby girl

Andy Murray's newborn daughter 'doing well'

MPs panned opponents from the Upper House and the media in their annual pancake race

Flippin' eck! MPs leave rivals with egg on faces in pursuit of pancake prize

Forensic officers search an area where a man was found on fire near Kensington Palace

Death of man who set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace 'not suspicious'

In 2015 Britain's trade gap grew to its highest level in five years

£8.1bn fall in exports marks highest trade gap level in five years

Cheryl James was found dead with a single gunshot wound at Deepcut in November 1995

Recruit found dead at Deepcut 'desperate to leave the army'

E.ON and Age UK are to temporarily stop offering a branded energy tariff

E.ON and Age UK suspend branded energy tariff offer

A coastguard on the lookout for a whale in Norfolk

Another whale 'spotted off Norfolk coast'

Ukip MP Douglas Carswell says he will raise the issue with the Electoral Commission

Tories face questions over by-election spending

Garda officers attend the scene on Poplar Row, North Strand, following the shooting of a second man in Dublin in an apparent gangland feud

Justice chiefs in summit over bloody gangland feud

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Erol Incedal

Media organisations lose challenge over terror trial reporting restrictions

TUI said holidaymakers are staying away from Turkey and turning instead to resorts in Spain and the Canary Islands

TUI sees 40% drop in summer holiday bookings to Turkey

Gymnast Beth Tweddle underwent neck surgery after injuring herself during The Jump rehearsals (Channel 4/PA)

Channel 4 to review safety procedures on The Jump after string of injuries

The decommissioning of the Paddington Green-based TSG team was not linked to the overtime investigation, the Met said

Met Police axes riot squad amid overtime claims probe

Lord Bramall was investigated for 10 months

Lord Bramall's son calls for 'forensic' inquiry into sex abuse probe

Hugh Jackman, who took to social media to warn fans of the dangers of not wearing sunscreen.

No safe way to get a tan, watchdog warns as Hugh Jackman has skin cancer removed

Dr Adam Osborne, brother of Chancellor George Osborne

Disciplinary panel to hear details about George Osborne's psychiatrist brother

Lara Casalotti's best chance is a stem cell transplant

Joy as leukaemia sufferer Lara Casalotti finds stem cell donor match

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