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Women advised to sleep on their sides in final months to cut stillbirth risk

Stillbirth risk more than doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the last three months of pregnancy, according to new research.

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Simon Speirs died after being swept overboard (onEdition/PA)

UK sailor killed when swept overboard on world yacht race ‘popular and sensible’

A British sailor who died after being swept overboard was a popular and sensible man, said Clipper Round The World Yacht Race co-founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in celebration of their platinum wedding anniversary (Camera Press/PA)

PM congratulates Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on platinum wedding anniversary

Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on their “special” platinum wedding anniversary.

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A replica First World War Mk IV tank at the Cenotaph in central London (Yui Mok/PA)

Tanks here to stay, say army on Battle of Cambrai’s 100-year anniversary

Tanks are as relevant in current warfare as they were 100 years ago at the Battle of Cambrai, an Army commander has said.

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Transport links will be addressed (Chris Radburn/PA)

£1.7bn to boost transport links between city centres and struggling suburbs

Ministers have announced a £1.7 billion plan to improve transport links between prosperous city centres and struggling suburbs.

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Small business feared higher costs without a local post office, said Citizens Advice (Tony Marshall/PA)

Funding assurances sought over ‘crucial’ rural post offices

The Government is being urged to continue funding rural post offices amid the continued closure of pubs and banks.

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Gaia Pope's death is being treated as "unexplained" (Dorset Police/PA)

Three arrested over Gaia Pope disappearance released from police investigation

Three people arrested in connection with the disappearance of Gaia Pope have been released from police investigation without any further action.

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UK shoppers are expected to spend £2.6 billion on Black Friday (Brian Lawless/PA)

Black Friday: Survey finds 60% of last year’s deals available at other times

A survey of deals on offer for last year’s Black Friday has found more than half were the same price or cheaper months either side of the event, according to a consumer group.

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A report published on Monday revealed that the average household is paying £404 a year extra due to price inflation (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Households are £404 a year worse off due to Brexit, study finds

Households are more than £400 a year worse off as a result of Brexit, an economic study has found.

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Gaia Pope vanished on the afternoon of November 7 (Dorset Police/PA)

No third party involved in ‘unexplained’ death of teenager Gaia Pope – police

No one else was involved in the death of teenager Gaia Pope, according to police.

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British Gas profits

British Gas owner Centrica to scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica has said it will scrap standard gas and electricity tariffs (STV) for new customers ahead of Government plans to impose a price cap on the costly energy products.

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Centrica tariffs

British Gas owner Centrica to scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica is scrapping standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers ahead of Government plans to impose a price cap on the costly energy products.

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A Rohingya Muslim child who crossed over from Burma into Bangladesh plays in front of her makeshift tent at Jamtoli refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh (AM Ahad/AP/PA)

Minister will push Burma for humanitarian access to ‘ethnic cleansing’ state

The Asia minister will use a visit to Burma to urge the country to allow humanitarian access to a region where Rohingya Muslims have suffered what “looks like ethnic cleansing” according to Theresa May.

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The Budget box (Hannah McKay/PA)

Q&A: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

The key questions ahead of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget on Wednesday are answered here:

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Concerns over online material have intensified after Britain was hit by five attacks this year (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Internet firms take down 300,000 items thanks to specialist UK anti-terror team

More than 300,000 online videos, web pages and posts have been taken down after they were flagged up to internet companies by a specialist UK anti-terror team.

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Centrica will scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica has said it will scrap standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers as it put forward a string of reforms designed to be “significantly more effective” than a Government price cap on energy bills.

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Charlotte Avery suggests that pupils should be taught to have the courage to test out their ideas (Chris Radburn/PA)

Schoolgirls should take risks without fear of failure, top headmistress says

Young women must be encouraged to take risks without fear of failing or being judged, according to a leading headmistress.

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Over the past 10 years 5,657 children under 16 were admitted to a trauma centre following a road crash (PA)

Fifth of patients admitted to trauma centres last year were in road crashes

One in five patients admitted to trauma centres in 2016 were involved in road crashes, new figures show.

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Theresa May's goal of making a breakthrough at the December 14-15 European Council meeting could be further complicated by the domestic political difficulties facing German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Key Brexit ministers expected to discuss EU ‘divorce bill’ offer

Theresa May and key Cabinet ministers who oversee Brexit negotiations are expected to discuss Britain’s offer to the European Union for the so-called “divorce bill” Brussels insists is needed to unlock trade talks.

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ICTP2017 Peacock, by Fran Sergent, celebrates the technologies of metal forming (Fran Sergent/PA)

Striking metal peacock feathers among Cambridge University photo contest entries

Metal peacock feathers and a “nano man” are among the striking images entered into the Cambridge University engineering department’s 13th annual photo competition.

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