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Missing Boy Died 'After Slipping Into Pipe'

A seven-year-old boy who was found dead on a building site got trapped after slipping into a pipe, according to his grandmother.

Woman Set Children Up As 'Sexual Playthings'

A woman from Norwich has been convicted of playing a leading role in raping and sexually abusing pre-teen children and setting them up as "sexual playthings" for other adults.

MERS Fears Close Manchester A&E Department

Two suspected cases of the respiratory virus MERS have forced A&E at Manchester Royal Infirmary to close for several hours.

Dane Bowers 'Attacked Ex In Row Over Glitter'

Former Another Level singer Dane Bowers left his ex-fiancee with a bloody nose and bruises after she asked him why he had glitter on his face, a court has heard.

Vicar Who Disappeared During Trial In Custody

A vicar who fled from court before he was convicted of stealing thousands of pounds has handed himself in to police.

Clarke: Sex Assault Claims 'Off Richter Scale'

Former chancellor of the exchequer Ken Clarke has said allegations he sexually assaulted a young actor were "off the Richter scale".

Who Was 'Salford's Mr Big' Paul Massey?

He is said to have been loved and hated in equal measure.

NHS Data Sharing Trial Begins Amid Concerns

A NHS scheme which aims to share health and social care data begins in Southend today amid concerns from some campaigners over patients' privacy.

Alton Towers Crash Prompts £47m Profit Warning

The owner of Alton Towers expects its annual earnings to be as much as £47m lower following the rollercoaster crash at the theme park in June.

Train Driver Hailed After Cows Derail Engine

The driver of a train derailed by a herd of cows managed to avert a potential disaster by running down the track to halt an oncoming engine.

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Alton Towers Crash Prompts £47m Profit Warning

The owner of Alton Towers expects its annual earnings to be as much as £47m lower following the rollercoaster crash at the theme park in June.

Missing Boy: Body Found On Building Site

Police searching for a seven-year-old who went missing after playing with his friends in a park have found the body of a child on a building site.

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