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The national sperm bank has just nine donors, a year after it opened

National sperm bank has just nine donors

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Nigel Farage said Ukip will make immigration a central focus of its No campaign

Ukip to launch its own No campaign for EU referendum

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Two British journalists have been charged with "working on behalf of a terrorist organisation" in Turkey

Two British journalists arrested on terror charges in Turkey

A former army colonel lost almost £35,000 to charities and scams, his family said

Regulators vow action after man, 87, 'lost £35,000 due to charity data selling'

Paul Gallihawk, 34, who died during a triathlon event in Kent at the weekend (Kent Police/PA)

Donations pass £12,000 for triathlete who died in his first race

Nicola Sturgeon has been described as the most powerful woman in UK politics by Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale

Nicola Sturgeon to use Scotland Bill powers 'creatively and ambitiously'

Darron Gibson is charged with driving with excess alcohol and failing to stop after a road traffic collision

Everton footballer Darron Gibson due in court on drink-driving charge

Peter Robinson will meet David Cameron at Downing Street

Northern Ireland talks to be held amid deteriorating political situation

Lord Janner's legal team said he was too ill with dementia to attend court

Lord Janner child sex abuse case to be heard at Old Bailey

Meningitis campaigner Dr Jane Wells with her granddaughter Daisy Wells and nurse Alison Shaw (Meningitis Now/PA)

Meningitis B vaccine to be given to babies across the UK

The number of fly-tipping incidents rose slightly in 2014/2015, new figures show

Fly-tipping rises again as taxpayers face multimillion-pound clear-up bill

EU officials have been condemned by the TaxPayers' Alliance for contributing £2.4m to the development of video games

EU chiefs slammed over £2.4m video games development funding

David Cameron said bosses could be barred from acting as directors if they did not pay the new national living wage

National living wage crackdown 'window dressing'

Together with an NHS team or GP, patients can develop a care plan on how the money should be spent

Thousands of pounds of NHS funds 'spent on treats for patients'

Convener Michael McMahon said the study 'presents firm evidence that welfare reforms are not working'

'Welfare reform does not lead to higher employment' - report

Chancellor George Osborne has been urged to bear in mind the issues facing local councils when finalising the Spending Review

Osborne warned over Spending Review pressures on councils

UK economic growth picked up pace in the three months to August, new figures show

'Sun shining on UK economy' but China turbulences could hit trade, CBI warns

The murder charge against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has been been dropped (The Boston Globe/AP)

Murder charge is dropped against Irish nanny accused over baby in America

Barack Obama will receive a crash course in survival from Bear Grylls

Barack Obama joins Bear Grylls for Running Wild Alaska climate change special

Police in Greater Manchester are urging anyone with information to come forward

Woman raped in John Lewis car park in Cheadle

Paul Gallihawk, 34, who died during a triathlon event in Kent at the weekend

Family's grief after Kent triathlete's body found in lake

A lifeboat is involved in a blockade at the Port of Calais (James Gritt/Twitter/PA)

Calais protests chaos frustrates bank holiday Britons

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Wolverhampton City Council is cracking down on litter louts

Litter enforcement officers in Wolverhampton hand out £30,000 of fines in a week

The British pair have been charged allegedly with "assisting Islamic State" (AP)

Two British journalists arrested on terror charges in Turkey

Greater Manchester Police are investigating the murder of Russian pianist Natalia Strelchenko

Family tribute after pianist Natalia Strelchenko murdered at Manchester home

A police car parked outside Picardy House in Cedar Road, Enfield, where police shot a man dead

Enfield shooting: Residents react to armed police incident in north London

David Cameron will visit Portugal and Spain for talks on EU employment laws

David Cameron 'downgrades demands for EU employment law opt-outs'

Theresa May released a joint statement with her counterparts from Paris and Berlin calling for an urgent meeting

EU hands France £3.6m to build improved migrants camp

Getting too little sleep dramatically increases the chances of catching a cold, research has shown

People with poor sleep 'four times more likely to catch a cold'

Van Morrison performing on Cyprus Avenue as part of the East Side Arts Festival

Van Morrison's Cyprus Avenue 70th birthday gigs entertain thousands in Belfast

The two buses collided on Addison Road in Birmingham (West Midlands Ambulance Service/PA)

Head-on bus collision in Birmingham caught on CCTV

Comedian Griff Rhys Jones (centre) competes for the first eleven team, as teams from Bourton Rovers play each other in the annual traditional river football match in the Cotswould village of Bourton-in-the-Water, Gloucestershire.

TV's Griff Rhys Jones plays Football In The River

Many areas suffered rain for most of the bank holiday weekend

Bank holiday weekend a washout as inch of rain falls

Prime Minister Tony Blair was allegedly part of an effort to save Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 military intervention

Tony Blair may face grilling from MPs over Gaddafi claims

NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless has accused social networking companies of putting profits ahead of protecting children from online dangers

NSPCC slams social networks over child protection

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who has died aged 88, at his wedding to second wife Fiona Herbert in 1974

Motor museum founder Lord Montagu of Beaulieu dies aged 88

Gary Barlow serenades lifelong Take That fan Katie Hardy on her wedding day at the Three Nuns pub in Loughborough (David Moody/PA)

Gary Barlow wedding singer surprise for newlyweds

UK rail services were rated poorly in terms of quality of service

UK has 'second tier' railways

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Anton Duffy has been jailed for 17 years for planning to murder former loyalist leader Johnny ''Mad Dog'' Adair in Scotland (Police Scotland/PA)

Trio jailed for Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair murder plot

David Willetts said the UK benefits from foreign students

Theresa May attacked over 'unreliable' foreign students' statistics

Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards (AP)

Kanye West rails against awards shows as he collects MTV's highest honour

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First Minister Peter Robinson is to hold talks with David Cameron

Peter Robinson to hold talks with David Cameron on Stormont crisis

Chancellor George Osborne is visiting Scotland today

Culzean gas field given green light for development

Director Wes Craven was battling brain cancer (AP)

Stars pay tribute to horror film director Wes Craven

Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy was one of three jailed (AP)

Egypt summons UK ambassador amid tension over jailing of Al-Jazeera journalists

Most of the tradespeople polled said they expect business to remain stable or get better over the next year

Only 4% of tradespeople out of work amid business optimism

The limit for contactless payments will be increased to £30

New £30 limit for contactless cards payments

A Great British Bake Off fan called Somerset County Council to find out the size of tin needed for Mary Berry's strawberry tart

Mary Berry and James Bond queries among most bizarre calls made to councils

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (left) and Rita Ora were both moved by some of the contestants in this year's X Factor

X Factor judges moved by aspiring stars

Ferry services have been disrupted thanks to problems in Calais

Channel ferry services disrupted by Calais blockade

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