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Rare Hong Kong Plague gold medal fetches £24,780 at auction

A rare gold medal awarded by the Hong Kong authorities to military personnel and civilians who helped deal with a bubonic plague epidemic 123 years ago has fetched £24,780 at auction.

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Final safety report into Shoreham air disaster to be published next week

Air accident investigators are to publish their final safety report next week following the Shoreham air disaster which claimed 11 lives.

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Ministers must do more to limit impact of Heathrow's third runway, MPs say

The Government is still not doing enough to demonstrate it can mitigate the environmental impacts of a third runway at Heathrow, MPs have warned.

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Shoreham air disaster pre-inquest review postponed

A pre-inquest review due to take place next month into the Shoreham air disaster has been postponed, a coroner has decided.

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Sajid Javid: Small firms facing business rate rises will be given extra help

Extra help for small companies facing business rate rises will be announced in the Budget on March 8, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced.

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Man charged with allegedly making threats against Tory MP on Facebook

A factory worker has been charged with allegedly making threats against a Conservative MP on Facebook, police have said.

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Restrictions lifted after alert over wartime bomb found in harbour

Restrictions have been lifted after a 500lb bomb discovered during dredging work for the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers was towed to a safe location to be detonated.

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Passengers hit by delays during rail and Tube strikes

Rail and Tube passengers have suffered delays and disruption because of two separate strikes in rows over staffing.

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Study finds positive bias for homosexual jobseekers if women are hiring

Women are more likely to hire gay and lesbian job applicants over heterosexual candidates who are just as equally qualified, according to a British-led study.

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PM 'has full confidence in Communities Secretary' in business rates row

Theresa May has full confidence in Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, Downing Street said, as more Tory MPs waded into the row over business rates.

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Travel warning amid fresh strikes by rail and Tube workers in separate disputes

Rail and Tube workers are going on strike amid a fresh outbreak of industrial action in separate disputes which will cause travel misery to passengers.

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Gatwick passenger assistance staff to vote on strike action amid pay dispute

Workers at Gatwick airport who assist passengers with reduced mobility are to vote on whether to strike in a dispute over pay.

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Chef jumped from fourth floor balcony at Bangkok airport, inquest hears

A chef died after jumping from a fourth floor balcony at Bangkok airport where he had spent the past four days after becoming "severely anxious" at the start of a backpacking trip to the Far East.

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Runway protesters cleared from road leading to Heathrow Airport

Protesters who blocked a road leading to the UK's busiest airport in defiance at plans for a third runway have been cleared from the scene.

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

Yo-yo dieting benefits health and can be compared with going to the dentist, according to a scientist whose research appears to support the extreme slimming method.

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Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett dies after cancer battle

BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett has died at the age of 58.

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Ministers dismiss business rates 'underestimation' reports

The Government has dismissed as "nonsense" reports that Cabinet ministers underestimated business rate rises by 5-7% in a letter sent to Tory MPs.

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Sarah Payne's mother in plea for return of stolen laptop

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne has appealed for the return of her laptop which was stolen by burglars from her home.

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Bovis takes £7 million hit after admitting decline in customer service standards

Profits at housebuilder Bovis Homes fell last year with the firm taking a £7 million hit linked to "significant" customer complaints over the poor quality of its homes.

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Treatment with nail and magnet 'can delay total knee replacement'

Doctors are using a new procedure to treat early-stage knee arthritis which involves extending a metal nail in the shin bone using a remote-controlled magnet.

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