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Tram-train scheme's high risk level 'not properly considered', say MPs

The UK's first tram-train scheme is an example of "how not to" manage a rail project, according to the head of a Commons committee.

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Every single one of us can tackle loneliness epidemic, says Jo Cox's sister

The "social epidemic" of loneliness needs to be tackled by a combination of government intervention and "every single one of us" playing our part, according to the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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Boy, 15, admits causing deaths of five people in car crash

A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing the deaths of five people, including three children, by dangerous driving after a car ploughed into a tree.

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Jo Cox Loneliness Commission identifies 'gap in national leadership' on issue

The UK needs a government-led national strategy to combat loneliness, according to a commission set up by MP Jo Cox before she was murdered.

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Eight jailed for plot to smuggle phones and drugs into jails with drones

Eight offenders have been jailed after drones were used to smuggle cannabis and mobile phones into prisons in England and Scotland.

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War memorial trees to be cut down

More than 40 war memorial trees will be cut down after a council said it could not justify the £500,000 price tag to save them.

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Suicide bomber's brother guilty of preparing act of terrorism in UK

A dentistry student and brother of an Isis suicide bomber has been convicted of preparing an act of terrorism in the UK.

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Suspended Labour MP Jared O'Mara to stay away from Parliament on medical advice

Suspended Labour MP Jared O'Mara has scaled back his activities on the advice of his doctors, his office has announced.

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Sheffield's controversial tree felling plans threaten festive street display

People living in a street where visitors flock to see cherry trees festooned with lights every Christmas have said the tradition is being wrecked by the local council's controversial felling programme.

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Chef who lost job after wrongful drug driving conviction sues forensic firm

A chef who lost his job after he was wrongfully convicted of drug driving is suing the forensic firm where his sample was tested.

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JK Rowling 'deeply honoured' to be made Companion of Honour

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has told of her pride at being made a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace.

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Serial arsonist who set fire to hospital and museum may get life sentence

A serial arsonist has been told he could face a life sentence for setting fire to a hospital in Stoke-on-Trent and starting a blaze at Southampton's SeaCity Museum.

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Financial incentives increase breastfeeding rates in pilot study

Offering new mothers financial incentives could significantly increase low breastfeeding rates, a "groundbreaking" pilot study has found.

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Inquest opens into deaths of five people in horror car crash

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the deaths of three children and two adults in a horror car crash in Leeds.

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Uber has Sheffield licence suspended

Uber has had its licence suspended in Sheffield.

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Honour for aide who was with MP Jo Cox when she was killed

The former senior caseworker of murdered MP Jo Cox has paid tribute to the politician, describing her as "very inspirational".

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Able seaman keeps family tradition alive by serving on carrier

The families of crew members of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier have spoken of their pride in their loved ones.

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Campaigners hit out at £500,000 plan to save Sheffield war memorial trees

A £500,000 price tag put on saving war memorial trees threatened with the chop is "a slap in the face to the community, residents and our nation's World War One war memory", according to campaigners.

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Campaigners hope homeless attack victim does not end up back on streets

Homelessness campaigners say they want to make sure the victim of a brutal attack does not end up back on the streets once he is released from hospital.

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Businessman wins £35,000 damages from woman over 'threat to kill' claims

A businessman has won £35,000 High Court damages from a woman who told a church congregation that he had threatened to slit her throat.

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