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The memo to Margaret Thatcher said she had gained a public image as "hectoring, strident and bossy"

Archive files reveal press secretary's bid to soften Margaret Thatcher's image

A man became stuck in mud at Weston-super-Mare

Coastguard frees man stuck in mud

Men and women have different priorities when buying a house, research shows

Men and women 'have different priorities when house buying'

Sebastiano Magnanini, whose tattooed body was found in Regent's Canal, London.

Man charged after body found in canal strapped to supermarket trolley

The CQC says results of the first hospice inspections were "very encouraging"

More than 90% of hospices in England rated 'good' or 'outstanding' by regulator

William and Kate will chat to young people who volunteer with the charity Mind or the anti-stigma campaign Time to Change

William and Kate meet young volunteers to mark World Mental Health Day

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson (left) and Leon Brittan, whose brother has said that Watson should apologise after police dropped a rape inquiry against the former home secretary.

Leon Brittan sex accuser 'up for Tory witch-hunts'

File Nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, and who has been flown to the Royal Free Hospital in London, after becoming ill again.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey in a 'serious condition' after complication

Sir Stuart Rose says leaving the EU would be a leap into the unknown

Ex-M&S boss Lord Rose spearheads drive to stay in EU

Matthew Samuels took advantage of five women looking for love online.

Car salesman jailed for eight years over £200,000 lonely hearts fraud

Hugh Scully has died at the age of 72

Ex-Antiques Roadshow presenter Hugh Scully dies aged 72

Gordon Honeycombe who has died aged 79

Former ITN broadcaster Gordon Honeycombe dies at 79

The couple are accused of the murder of teenager Becky Watts

Becky Watts murder trial: Suspect's mother 'joked about hiding from police'

Leon Brittan died unaware that a rape accusation against him had been dropped

Tom Watson defends decision to pass on Leon Brittan rape claims

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (right) greets his American counterpart Ashton Carter

Government 'committed to building support for Syria air strikes'

The inquest of Charlotte Bevan and her newborn baby has been held

'Chain of failings' before death of Charlotte Bevan and newborn baby

NHS trusts have racked up a huge deficit

England NHS trusts rack up near £1bn deficit in three months

Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, and who has been flown to the Royal Free Hospital in London

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey in a 'serious condition' after complication

Pc David Phillips was killed on duty in Wallasey (Merseyside Police/PA)

Teenager 'accepts his driving caused death' of Pc Dave Phillips

Peter Cruddas, John Mills and spread betting tycoon Stuart Wheeler are expected to give significant financial backing to the Vote Leave campaign

Cross-party group 'favourite to be designated official EU exit campaign'

Shrien and Anni Dewani at their wedding (Bristol Evening Post/PA)

Anni Dewani inquest decision blow for murdered bride's family

Karrissa Cox and Richard Carter were wrongly accused (BBC TV South Today/PA)

Couple wrongly accused of abuse 'unlikely to see adopted child again'

Thousands of suspected criminals avoided prosecution last year due to ill-health or their age

More than 2,000 suspected criminals avoid prosecution due to ill-health or age

Author Frederick Forsyth is among the supporters of a new cross-party group bidding to become the official "out" campaign

Big political donors backing EU 'out' campaign bid

The publication of letters by the Prince of Wales was one Freedom of Information battle

Freedom of Information charges to be considered by commission

The trailer was stolen from a lorry park in Dumfries and Galloway

Cereal offenders make off with £45,000 of Kellogg's breakfast bars

Joseph de Souza, 51, was paid £950 for information that led to four stories in the Daily Mirror, three of them about Tracey Connelly's time behind bars at HMP Holloway

Ex-prison officer jailed for selling Baby P mother tips to Daily Mirror

Ian McEwan's novel was labelled 'excellent' by a High Court judge

Ian McEwan legal novel 'has wrong title', says judge

The High Court ruled that Abdiwell Gedi is entitled to damages

Somali national entitled to damages over bail conditions 'muddle'

TSB is ramping up the battle for current account customers

TSB ramps up battle for current account customers

The controversial lottery changes will see the number of balls increase from 49 to 59

Controversial lottery changes coming into effect

Sir Bruce Forsyth was ordered to rest for a week

Sir Bruce Forsyth told to rest for a week after fall at home

Riley Carter Millington, 21, who is set to join the Eastenders cast playing transgender character, Kyle (BBC/PA)

Transgender actor on EastEnders makes soap history

The judge rejected claims by Peter Andre of 'death threats' from producer Neville Hendricks

Judge brands Peter Andre a liar over contract row 'death threats'

Peter Cruddas, John Mills and spread betting tycoon Stuart Wheeler are expected to give significant financial backing to the Vote Leave campaign

Cross-party campaign calls for Britain to leave EU

The number of lettings by councils in England has fallen to the lowest figure since records began, official figures have showed.

Council lettings in England fall to record low

Jeremy Corbyn said businesses that work with trade unions should be celebrated

Social responsibility key to good business, Jeremy Corbyn says

Some apprentices can earn as much over a lifetime as university graduates, research shows

Top apprentices 'can earn more than many university graduates'

The Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to help improve the results of disadvantaged pupils

MPs highlight 'inequalities' in funding for disadvantaged pupils

Ben Whishaw is baffled about the fuss over whether sexual orientation should be important in casting for specific roles

Ben Whishaw baffled by debate over sexuality in casting for roles

Susan Boyle's showstopping performance in Britain's Got Talent revived hit musical Les Miserables.

Susan Boyle praised for extending run of Les Miserables to 30 years

Renting works out cheaper than paying a mortgage for first-time buyers in the South East, research shows

Buying a home more cost-effective than renting in 36% of cities - research

Helen Mirren attending the Trumbo Premiere in london's Leicester Square (Matt Crossick/PA Wire)

Gossip columnist role makes Dame Helen Mirren see dark side of press

Sebastiano Magnanini, whose tattooed body was found in London's Regent's Canal (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Man charged with preventing lawful burial of body found in canal

Scientists claim to have found predictors for sexual orientation in the genetic code

Scientists claim 'predictive model' in genetic code for sexual orientation

David Cameron has been urged to intervene with Saudi Arabia over the fate of a protester who has been sentenced to death

Condemned Saudi protester's father urges David Cameron to intervene

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to ease the fears of junior doctors

Jeremy Hunt tries to reassure junior doctors in contract dispute

CCTV issued by Avon and Somerset Police of Nathan Matthews, who is accused of murdering Becky Watts, looking at circular power saws at a shop

CCTV of Becky Watts' killer stepbrother choosing saw in Bristol B&Q released

Two attempts to subdue the man with a Taser stun gun failed

Man shot by police after Taser bid fails

RAF Typhoons are already deployed in the region as part of the Baltic Air Policing detachment. (PA/MoD)

UK troops heading to Baltic states following Russia's intervention in Syria


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