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Flood alerts as snow starts to melt

The blanket of snow covering much of Britain is finally giving way to a rapid thaw, bringing the risk of flooding for parts of the country, forecasters said.Read

Britain condemns violence in Egypt

Britain has called for "maximum restraint" and strongly condemned violence in Egypt after two days of clashes left 38 people dead.Read

Killed officer from 'police family'

An Irish police officer shot dead during a robbery was part of a dedicated police family - his widow, two brothers and extended family are also members of the Gardai.Read

Police name robber after death

A masked armed robber who collapsed and died after being disarmed and pinned down by customers in a bookies has been named by police as Alan Levers.Read

Minister braced for HS2 backlash

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has admitted he is braced for a backlash when the proposed route of a controversial new high-speed rail line is revealed next week.Read

25,000 at march against A&E plan

More than 25,000 protesters have demanded that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt rejects "insane" proposals to close a hospital's newly revamped A&E department.Read

Call for frontline ban to be axed

The London Olympics proved that Britain has the sort of women who could fight alongside men on the frontline in the Army, a female former senior soldier has said.Read

Footballers among 27 dead in Egypt

Two football players are among 27 people killed in riots in the Egyptian city of Port Said, the area's director of hospitals said.Read

Tributes to fatal shooting officer

A police officer shot dead during a robbery in Ireland was dedicated, diligent and hugely popular, senior officers have said.Read

22 dead in football verdicts riot

Egyptian security officials say 22 people have been killed in riots sparked by death sentences given to nearly two dozen football fans convicted of violence after a game in Port Said last year.Read

Protesters march over A&E plans

Thousands of protesters have marched to demand that "crazy, ill-thought-out" plans to scrap a hospital's A&E department and downgrade its maternity ward be rejected.Read

Drivers return to abandoned cars

Drivers are returning to their abandoned vehicles after heavy snow storms left hundreds stranded on motorways in the north of England.Read

Army sent to quell verdict violence

The Egyptian military is being deployed to the Mediterranean city of Port Said after eight people were killed in riots outside the main prison.Read

Detective shot half mile from home

A detective gunned down during a botched bank heist in Ireland was killed less than half a mile from his home.Read

Death penalty for football violence

An Egyptian court has handed down death sentences for 21 people accused of taking part in football violence last year that killed 74 people.Read

£21m more in aid pledged to Syria

International Development Secretary Justine Greening has pledged the UK will provide an extra £21 million in aid for those affected by the conflict in Syria.Read

Tributes pour in for shot detective

Tributes have poured in for a Garda detective who was shot dead in Ireland during a botched hold-up.Read

Snowstorms strand motorway drivers

Heavy snow storms, which have stranded drivers for hours on motorways in the north of England, will make way for rain - sparking fears of flooding.Read

Demo over hospital A&E closure plan

Thousands of protesters from around the country are preparing to march against proposals to scrap a "high performing" hospital's A&E department and downgrade its maternity ward.Read

Osborne under triple-dip pressure

George Osborne is under pressure to do more to jump start the ailing economy after another set of negative growth figures put the UK on course for an unprecedented triple-dip recession.Read


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