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Doctor Who to skip Christmas Day for first time in 13 years

Image caption Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor can currently be seen on Sunday nights The festive edition of Doctor Who will be shown on New Year’s Day on BBC One instead of Christmas Day for the first…

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Prince Charles: 70 years in 70 pictures

To mark the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday, we present an image from the Press Association archives from every year of his life. 1948 Image copyright PA Image caption Charles Philip Arthur George was born…


Bedford cold case rapist jailed 19 years after attack

Image copyright Bedfordshire Police Image caption Donald Kargbo-Reffell was sentenced to 12 years in jail for the 1999 rape A man who carried out a “despicable” rape on a woman nearly 20 years ago has…


Dido announces her first tour in 15 years

Image copyright BMG Image caption Dido will play four UK dates during the tour Multimillion-selling singer Dido has announced her first tour for 15 years. The 27-date world tour begins in Prague on 5 May,…


Professor Green: Knife crime due to ‘years of neglect’

Image copyright Getty Images Professor Green has said black youths as a whole are being “criminalised” over recent stabbings – and that in some places “knife crime is white”. The rapper claimed the media had…


The gamer who spent seven years in his dressing gown

Image copyright Fotonow Image caption Billy Brown has developed a board game to help others who have experienced isolation A gamer who left his home fewer than 10 times in seven years explains how he’s…


Enough UK oil reserves ‘for at least 20 years of production’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK has enough oil reserves to sustain production for the next 20 years and beyond, according to a new industry report. The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has estimated overall…


Child rapist jailed for 10 years for attacks in Fife and the Lothians

A child rapist who abused youngsters over three decades in the Lothians and Fife has been jailed for 10 years. Raymond Oldham, from Dundee, admitted committing six offences of indecent behaviour and rape between 1983…


‘For 35 years I didn’t know I was dyslexic’

Image copyright Michael Holm Image caption After leaving school at 14, John Mclean returned to education over two decades later to become a barber After constantly being sent out of class for “bad behaviour”, John…


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