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David Cassidy pictured during his heyday

Former teenage favourite David Cassidy reveals battle with dementia

Cressida Dick is among the four senior figures widely seen as being in the running to succeed Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

New Metropolitan Police Commissioner to be chosen this week

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, where there will be ruling in the latest court action by the heterosexual couple fighting for the right to enter into a civil partnership.

Couple in civil partnership fight pleased with aspects of ruling despite defeat

The case is being heard at the High Court

Businessman 'repeatedly lied' during evidence in cash battle with estranged wife

Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the Speaker, back row, as Baroness Smith of Basildon speaks in the House of Lords

PM steps up Brexit Bill pressure as she sits in on peers' debate

Chancellor Philip Hammond

Ministers dismiss business rates 'underestimation' reports

Mr Nuttall said he had spent three hours speaking to officers with Operation Resolve

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall gives witness statement to Hillsborough probe

HSBC's chairman blamed "significant and largely unexpected economic and political events"

HSBC reveals it faces financial crime controls probe as it posts profit down 62%

The boost comes as the Government rakes in self-assessment tax receipts

January surplus at 17-year high in pre-Budget boost for Hammond

Some hospitals could close under the cuts

Government support 'crucial' for plans to 'transform' NHS

Scarlett Moffatt is much in demand since her jungle adventure

Queen of the jungle Scarlett Moffatt 'gutted' at family's Gogglebox axe

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow

Few MPs backing move to oust Commons Speaker John Bercow

Demonstrators attend a rally in Westminster protesting against Donald Trump

Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

Convicted double killer Christopher Halliwell

Police dig at former Swindon home of double killer Christopher Halliwell

Whisky made up more than 20 per cent of all food and drink exports

Sales of UK food and drink overseas tops £20bn for first time

A report calls for urgent new focus on retaining teachers and suggested a cap on the number of their hours

Teacher shortages in key subjects 'worsening', report warns

David Bowie is favourite for the British male solo artist award

David Bowie poised to win two Brits, a year after his death

The issue of conferring among officers has come under the spotlight following high-profile cases

Watchdog calls for separation of officers in fatal incidents to avoid conferring

Meg Hillier said benefit sanctions have been used "as a blunt instrument" by the Government

MPs condemn 'postcode lottery in benefit sanctions'

The programme lifts the lid on life in the House of Lords

'Many peers contribute absolutely nothing' in House of Lords

Rob Delaney is known for tweeting and airing his political views

Taking children back to US would be bad parenting, says Rob Delaney

Some scientists say crash dieting can be good for people, even if they put all the weight back on

Yo-yo dieting 'could be good for you even if you put all the weight back on'

The resignations are another blow to Ukip leader Paul Nuttall just days before the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election where he is hoping to oust Labour

Two senior Ukip officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

Mr Bercow's outspoken comments essentially banned Donald Trump from addressing MPs and peers in Westminster Hall

Few MPs backing move to oust Commons Speaker John Bercow

Around 470,000 of the 1.2 million vehicles fitted with software to cheat environmental tests have been dealt with, according to VW

Fewer than half of UK vehicles in emissions scandal fixed, says VW boss

Christopher Halliwell is serving a life sentence for two murders (Wiltshire Police/PA)

Police 'dig up garden of double murderer Christopher Halliwell'

Steve Hewlett was a Radio 4 presenter

Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett dies after cancer battle

Jeremy Corbyn was returned as Labour leader for the second time in two years last September

Labour leadership challenge 'behind poor poll ratings'

A Government green paper set out a series of proposals to ease the pressure, including allowing struggling businesses to 'cut or renegotiate' pensioners' benefits

Government proposals could allow firms to cut final salary pension payments

A rally in Westminster protesting against Donald Trump on the day that the state visit by the US president is debated in Parliament.

Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

The year-end forecast for NHS overspending in England is now 873 million pounds

Underlying financial position of NHS 'not sustainable' as deficit revealed

Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the Speaker, back row, as Baroness Smith of Basildon speaks in the House of Lords

Theresa May steps up Brexit Bill pressure on peers

Chancellor Philip Hammond will not commit to taking action over business rates in next month's Budget

Ministers dismiss business rates 'underestimation' reports

12-month-old William Mead died of sepsis in December 2014 (Family handout/PA)

Life-threatening sepsis may affect far more in UK than previously thought

Kamran Sabir Hussain will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court

Man charged with terror offences

Nile Rodgers has been behind dozens of hits across the decades

Nile Rodgers reveals 'heart-breaking' George Michael collaboration

Tim Healy's health problems meant rewrites for his character

Son's music brought Benidorm star Tim Healy 'back to land of living'

A seagull sits amongst rows of daffodils in full bloom at Tenby, West Wales

Britain beats Ibiza to bask in warmest day of year so far

The Foreign Office has advised against all travel to large parts of Iraq

British IS fighter 'carries out suicide bombing in Iraq'

Moira Gemmill, 55, was on her way to St James's Palace when she was struck by a Mercedes tipper lorry near Lambeth Bridge

Tipper truck driver 'crushed cyclist to death by careless driving on roundabout'

Oliver Dearlove with his girlfriend Claire (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Man 'killed banker after being laughed at'

Moors Murderer Ian Brady wanted to fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal

Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Most councils will have to continue to divert funds into social care services at breaking point, the Local Government Association said

Town halls warn cuts will continue despite council tax rises

Max Hill QC who has been named the UK's new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation (Home Office/PA)

QC Max Hill appointed new terrorism laws watchdog

The scene after a tram overturned in Croydon, south London

Croydon tram crash investigation suggests driver 'lost awareness'

Latest health news

Key questions around NHS overspend

Church of England schools offer an approach to education that gives attention to spiritual as well as academic development, a spokesman said

Why Muslim parents are sending children to Church of England schools

Lukasz Robert Pawlowski, 33, stabbed himself in the throat at Haverfordwest Magistrates' Court

Sex attacker who cut his throat in court admits knife offence

Google and Bing have signed up to moves to reduce the prevalence of pirate material websites at the top of search results

Pirate websites get harder to find as Google and Bing sign code of practice

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