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Protesters gather around mock coffins during a 'die in' rally outside Transport for London's headquarters to call for more investment in cycling infrastructure

Coffins laid outside TfL office to represent cyclists killed on city's roads

How snakes lost their legs "has long been a mystery", scientists said

Fossil skull CT scan sheds light on how snakes lost their legs

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary had been released on bail in September

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary in custody after bail revoked

Protesters against fracking outside Preston County Hall, Lancashire

Ministers accused of hypocrisy as fracking schemes called in

Nick Alexander died in the Bataclan massacre (Family handout/PA)

Parents of Briton killed in Paris attacks proud to stand 'in unity' at service

A fake ambulance used to smuggle cocaine, heroin and ecstasy into the UK

Dutchman guilty in connection with £1.6bn 'ambulance drug smuggling'

Black Friday shoppers on London's Oxford Street

Retailers' websites struggle to cope with Black Friday shopping

Francois Hollande thanked Britain for the support it has shown his country (AP)

Francois Hollande urges MPs to back Syria air strikes

Justice Lowell Goddard is presiding over the inquiry

Child abuse inquiry to probe claims involving politicians and churches

Margaret Rigby spent the cash on meals out, weekly shopping, clearing credit card bills and gifts, Canterbury Crown Court heard

Pensioner who spent dementia-suffering friend's savings is spared jail

The NCA and the Crown Prosecution Service are investigating every type of authorisation that the organisation has received to raid homes

National Crime Agency inquiry into use of warrants after trials collapse

Trevor Brooks - also known as radical preacher Abu Izzadeen - one of two Britons convicted of terror offences and detained in Hungary nearly two weeks ago who have been handed over to UK authorities.

Two men charged after being detained in Hungary

Jon Hunt, the founder of Foxtons estate agents

French government loses High Court bid to block mega-basement completion

A letter written to Santa by seven-year-old Christian Hickey (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Boy, 7, shot in leg asks Santa to help catch gunmen

David Cameron at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Commonwealth unit to be set up to target extremist 'scourge'

Over the last seven weeks 88% of A&E patients were seen within four hours - below the 95% target, figures show

A&E waiting times 'worsening' as bed demand puts pressure on hospitals

Marches for climate change will take place this weekend following similar events last year

Thousands expected at weekend climate change marches

Flowers on the beach in Sousse, Tunisia, where 38 people were killed by a terrorist gunman

Philip Hammond holds anti-terror talks with Tunisian leader

Rikki Neave was found strangled

Rikki Neave police 'closing in' on killers after 21 years

A gun attack on two officers in West Belfast is being treated as attempted murder.

Gun attack on Belfast police officers 'has hallmarks of dissident republicans'

George Osborne's decision to increase stamp duty on some homes by 3% could depress the property market, a think tank has warned

Stamp duty rise 'will trigger buy-to-let stampede'

Potent kinds of cannabis, popularly known as 'skunk', contain high levels of the active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol

'Skunk weed' cannabis 'significantly damages vital nerve fibres in brain'

Talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the government are set to resume.

Talks to continue in bid to avert strike action by junior doctors

The Government has pledged to increase access to GPs seven days a week

More patients have trouble getting through to GPs on phone, report shows

Security is tight around the Queen at the start of her state visit to Malta.

Tight security around Queen and world leaders at start of Commonwealth summit

Professor Sir Michael Marmot said middle earners were still facing "extreme" pressures

Pressures on middle earners 'still extreme' following recession

Matt Wrack said the political landscape had changed

Fire Brigades Union to vote on re-affiliating to Labour

Adele has announced European tour dates in 2016 (BBC/PA)

Adele smashes Oasis's sales record as 25 proves a winner

The firm said it has initiated a number of improvement plans" to boost punctuality

Network Rail 'not meeting 90% punctuality target'

The hearing takes place at Liverpool Civil and Family Courts

13-month-old Poppi Worthington's death 'presents worrying picture'

The stark difference in obesity according to where children live is growing, the report said

Regional differences in childhood obesity rates - report

Ashley Hurley, 26, cares for her severely disabled grandmother Mary Jarrett, 72, in Peckham, south-east London (Hopkin Murray Beskine/PA)

Victory for families in carers' benefit cap challenge

Estimated net migration stood at 336,000 in the year to June, ONS figures show

Key measure of immigration to the UK reaches record high

BBC Three brought hit shows including Gavin And Stacey and Don't Tell The Bride to TV viewers

BBC Three's 2016 online move 'could lose half a million viewers'

Prince Harry with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho outside the Mamohato Children's Centre

Lesotho children's centre launch hears Prince Harry speak about losing mother

Jeremy Corbyn told Labour MPs he cannot support RAF air strikes against Islamic State in Syria

Labour shadow cabinet warned not to oppose Jeremy Corbyn over Syria

Chancellor George Osborne, seen during a visit to a housing development in South Ockendon, Essex, decided to scrap plans to cut tax credits

Benefit changes 'will leave 2.6 million families £1,600 a year worse off'

Alex Robinson died at his home in Grimoldby, Lincolnshire

'Callous' man who drowned grandson, 9, in bath gets life sentence

Raids were carried out in connection with the thefts from a grave in Metal Bridge Cemetery, County Durham

Grave robbery probe: Police find sub-machine guns in raids

The Financial Conduct Authority said the clients were 'politically exposed persons' and should have been subject to extra checks and monitoring

Barclays fined record £72m after rushing through 'elephant deal' crime checks

David Cameron and Barack Obama are among the world leaders heading to Paris for the climate talks

World leaders to gather in Paris for climate change talks

Victim Donna Stringer in hospital following a fire (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Police hunting fireworks gang release CCTV footage

The job losses are part of previously announced cuts of around 9,000

Lloyds announces details of up to 1,000 job losses

Prime Minister David Cameron described the case as "incredibly distressing"

Crash woman left 'hurt' after driver's curfew lifted for stag party trip

Prime Minister David Cameron is holding talks with Commonwealth states in Malta

Cameron heads to Malta for Commonwealth talks on extremism

Baby orangutan Gito is showing strong signs of recovery (International Animal Rescue/PA)

Baby orangutan Gito 'healthy and happy' after being rescued from cardboard box

Caroline Everest was reported missing after leaving the Corporation nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning

Man held in probe into Caroline Everest death bailed

Plane Stupid' protest in the inbound tunnel to Heathrow Airport in a demonstration against airport expansion (Plane Stupid/PA)

Main road into Heathrow blocked in climate change protest

Retailers are braced for a bumper day's trading on Black Friday

Bargain hunters braced for action with '£1bn' Black Friday battle set to begin

Fourteen civilians died on the day that became known as Bloody Sunday

Seven ex-paras in High Court action over Bloody Sunday probe

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