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Bright poor young 'less likely to get high wage than less clever, richer pupils'

Bright poor children are around a third less likely to earn a high wage than their less clever, richer classmates, Justine Greening has said.

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Woman who retweeted IS leader's speech avoids jail

A mother-of-three convicted of a terrorism offence after she retweeted a speech by the Islamic State (IS) leader has walked free from court.

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Temperatures set to soar as March checks out

March is set to go out with a balmy bang ahead of April's arrival with trademark showers.

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Toddler snatched from her mother before being rescued by passer-by

A toddler was snatched from her mother by another woman before being rescued by a member of the public.

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Son of Greggs founder jailed for indecently assaulting boys

The son of the founder of the Greggs bakers chain has been jailed for 13-and-a-half years after being branded a "sophisticated, predatory paedophile" by a judge.

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Man in court over dog attack death

A man has appeared in court over the death of another man who was attacked by a dog as he walked his Yorkshire terrier.

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Inquests opened into deaths of best friends found at foot of cliffs

Inquests into the deaths of two 17-year-old best friends found at the foot of cliffs have been opened and adjourned.

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Scotsman, i and Yorkshire Post publisher slumps to £300m loss

The owner of the i newspaper and the Yorkshire Post has cheered signs of a welcome recovery after it slumped into the red with annual losses of more than £300 million.

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Union in plea to Mayor of Liverpool over rail strike on Grand National day

The biggest rail union is seeking an urgent meeting with the Mayor of Liverpool to help resolve a dispute which threatens a strike on the day of the Grand National.

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'No fair or reasonable basis' for forcing police chief out over Hillsborough

There was no "fair or reasonable basis" for taking the draconian step of forcing South Yorkshire chief constable David Crompton out of office, the High Court has heard.

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£7m sale of Wentworth Woodhouse stately home "a triumph against all odds"

The £7 million sale of a stately home believed to be the largest house in Britain is "a triumph against all the odds", a preservation group has said.

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Fitness chain Gymbox looks to expand outside London

London-based fitness chain Gymbox is exploring options to expand outside the capital and internationally for the first time.

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Settle-Carlisle line reopens after Network Rail's most difficult repair project

A train line closed for over a year will fully reopen this week following the most challenging repair project on Britain's railways in at least 15 years.

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Apprenticeship levy 'set to widen north-south divide'

The Government's new apprenticeship levy will widen the north-south divide, with areas said to be "left behind" receiving less investment, says a report.

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One Direction's Louis Tomlinson pays birthday tribute to his late mother

Singer Louis Tomlinson has paid tribute to his mother on what would have been her 44th birthday, months after her death.

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'Disgrace to uniform' policeman jailed for 26 years over drugs stolen from force

A "dishonest and manipulative" police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home has been jailed for 26 years.

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Lawyer who stole £4m from clients and Church jailed for seven years

A "deceitful" lawyer has been jailed for seven years for stealing around £4 million from clients and the Church of England and using it to fund her lavish lifestyle, police have said.

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Families will feel relief says missing woman's father over 'Claudia's Law' move

Claudia Lawrence's father believes hundreds of families will feel "relief" after proposals designed to assist relatives of missing people moved closer to becoming law.

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14 charged after Halloween 'ride out' of bikers through city centre

Fourteen people have been charged with causing a public nuisance following a so-called Halloween "ride out" involving bikers in Leeds.

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Police boost number of armed officers on duty after Westminster terror attack

Police chiefs have ordered a major surge in the number of armed officers on duty in the wake of the Westminster attack.

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