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MP faces action for Israel comment

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward is facing party disciplinary action over a statement he made about Israel's treatment of Palestinians ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.Read

Concern at police on hospital runs

Police are stepping in to take patients to hospital instead of ambulance crews at a time when resources are "stretched to near capacity", a national officers' group said.Read

Triple dip fear as GDP falls 0.3%

Fears that Britain is heading for an unprecedented triple-dip recession are mounting after official estimates revealed the economy shrank by a worse-than-expected 0.3% at the end of last year.Read

Suspected terrorist wins appeal

A suspected terrorist from Algeria with links to supporters of al Qaida has won his appeal to stay on British soil over fears he may kill himself if deported.Read

Diamond on Libor case 'shortlist'

Former Barclays Bank boss Bob Diamond appears on a "short list" of names featured in litigation related to the rigging of a lending rate, legal documentation shows.Read

Economic policy 'complete disaster'

Unions have launched a fresh attack on the Government's economic policies after the latest grim figures, saying its strategy had been a "complete disaster".Read

Nile Ranger 'held in rape probe'

Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of rape, sources have said.Read

Petrol rises blamed on speculators

Fuel retailers have suggested that rising prices at the pumps are due to "speculation" by traders in the wholesale market.Read

Drug-approval formula 'flawed'

The method used to assess which drugs should be recommended for widespread use on the NHS is "flawed", researchers have said.Read

Bank boss warns Cameron on tax

The head of Goldman Sachs has cautioned politicians against subjecting companies to public opprobrium for responding to incentives in the tax system.Read

Ministers publish gay marriage bill

A bill to legalise gay marriage is being published by the Government.Read

Economy shrinks by unexpected 0.3%

Britain's recovery slammed into reverse at the end of last year after the economy contracted by a worse-than-expected 0.3%, official figures have revealed.Read

Banks rapped over current accounts

Banks are still not doing enough to help consumers find the best deals in the current account market, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.Read

Appeal to find abducted daughter

A mother has launched a worldwide appeal to help find her five-year-old daughter who was snatched by her father in Egypt.Read

Britons urged to quit Libyan city

Schools are among the possible targets of imminent threats to westerners in the Libyan city of Benghazi, according to reports.Read

Final snowfall before flood fears

A final fall of heavy snow is set to sweep across the country, ahead of flooding fears over the weekend.Read

Honduras on brink of bankruptcy

Street surveillance cameras in one of the world's most dangerous cities have been turned off because the government of Honduras has not paid millions of pounds it owes.Read

UK's future in EU 'on a knife-edge'

Britain's future in the European Union would rest on a knife-edge if a referendum was held immediately, polling has indicated.Read

Clegg queries pace of capital cuts

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has appeared to admit the coalition cut capital spending too deeply when it took power.Read

Contraction blow to economy feared

Britain's recovery hopes are poised to receive another blow, with official estimates set to reveal a fresh contraction in the UK economy.Read

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