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Ben Needham disappeared on the Greek island of Kos in July 1991

Missing Ben Needham's mother hits out as McCanns quit Twitter over abuse

New Honda cars lined up at Southampton docks as figures reveal that more than two million new cars have been sold since the start of the year, the best performance in over a decade

Record 462,500 new cars sold in September

Social media is the preferred platform for jihadist propaganda, research has discovered

Islamic State releases '38 pieces of propaganda every day'

Figures show hundreds of thousands of people have had requests for social care refused

Social care services 'cut back to the bare bones', says charity boss

The yacht set sail from Hong Kong

Search launched for two Britons on missing yacht

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems successfully challenged the Safe Harbour treaty (Europe-V-Facebook.org/PA)

'Milestone' European ruling says US online data deal invalid

The court ruled that the voting ban imposed by the French government on a convicted murdered was 'proportionate'

Ban upheld on vote for prisoners but sanctions must be 'proportionate'

Greggs has revealed a better-than-expected 4.9% rise in like-for-like sales in the 13 weeks to October 3

Baker Greggs warns national living wage could mean dearer pasties and rolls

Dr Mark Sims, with girlfriend Georgie Latchman, has incurable cancer that runs in his family and has raised thousands of pounds to fund a researcher to examine the disease (Family handout/PA)

Doctor with cancer raises thousands to fund researcher

Alexander Kerry must serve a minimum of 25 and a half years

Man whose mother was murdered by his father gets life term for killing woman, 82

Charities warned that too many people in the UK still do not get the end-of-life care they need

Palliative care in the UK 'best in the world'

Bristol Water originally planned to reduce bills by just 6%

Bristol Water bills to fall 16% after competition inquiry ruling

Platforms 1 and 2 at Manchester Victoria railway station, which has undergone a £44 million upgrade after being once branded the worst train station in Britain (Network Rail/PA)

'Britain's worst station' is back on track with £44m facelift

An impression of the satellite from Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook post

Facebook plans internet satellite to reach Africa

Edward Davenport, who masterminded a multimillion-pound venture capital fraud, is due to mount arguments in the Court of Appeal four years after being jailed (City of London Police/PA Wire)

Multimillion-pound venture capital fraudster before Court of Appeal

Eighteen of the international students who won awards studied at Cambridge

UK universities educated third of international student Nobel Prize winners

Claude Littner is a feared interviewer on The Apprentice (BBC/PA Wire)

Alan Sugar walked out on me at an interview, says Claude Littner

Some of the incidents at Aylesbury Young Offenders Institution were described as "serious"

Staff shortage highlighted at HMYOI Aylesbury

Home Secretary Theresa May delivers her speech to the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central.

Theresa May faces backlash for 'vilifying' immigrants in Tory conference speech

Pc David Phillips, 34, was married to Jen and had two daughters - Abigail, seven, and Sophie, three (Merseyside Police/PA Wire)

Two men held in Pc David Phillips hit-run murder probe

Institute of Directors head Simon Walker says business wants an early referendum on UK membership of the EU

Business leader urges early referendum on EU membership

A top headmaster has warned of a "perfect storm" being faced by pupils in the exams system

Exams system 'faces perfect storm'

There has been a recent sharp rise in the number of doctors joining the British Medical Association

Massive surge in junior doctors joining the BMA in wake of contracts row

Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear is nominated for a National Television Award

Top Gear nominated for TV award as departing Clarkson revs up for Amazon Prime

Theft is one of the most common offences dealt with by courts - more than 91,000 offenders were sentenced last year

Thieves who deface heritage sites face tougher sentences

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is an engaging figure, Prime Minister David Cameron has conceded

Voters will see through 'engaging' Corbyn says David Cameron

David Cameron said tougher action would 'tackle the harm truancy does to a child's chances in life'

Prime Minister defends moves for parents of truants to have benefits docked

Edward Snowden says GCHQ is "for most intents and purposes a subsidiary of the NSA"

GCHQ can turn mobile phones on and off, claims Edward Snowden

Michael Parr said he was "over the moon" to win four awards at the ceremony

Emmerdale leads the field with eight gongs at Inside Soap Awards

New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns faces a charge of perjury and one of perverting the course of justice

Top cricketers to give evidence in Chris Cairns perjury trial

The inquest into Zoe Woolmer's death has opened in Alice Springs

Briton 'stepped on air' before fatal fall on Australian canyon tour

Mark Rowley said some social media companies refused to assist counter-terror police

Metropolitan Police anti-terror boss slams 'immature' social media sector

The rape conviction of Ched Evans will be referred to the Court of Appeal

'Real possibility the Court of Appeal may now quash conviction' of Ched Evans

The two who died when the bus crashed into a Sainsbury's supermarket in Coventry have been named (PA/@Haroon_Mota)

Bus driver 'devastated' by deaths in supermarket crash

Chancellor George Osborne addresses the Conservative Party conference in Manchester

'Power to the people' as George Osborne lets councils keep £26bn in rates

Boris Johnson is set to join Tory calls for a fresh look at tax credit changes

Boris Johnson to urge caution on tax credit cuts for lowest paid

The Australian National Fabrication Facility where scientists developed the world's first two-qubit quantum computer logic gate.

Scientists claim breakthrough in quest for new quantum computer

Nellie-Mai Evans, nine, plays with Prince Harry and a balloon animal

Prince Harry hails 'strength of human spirit' at WellChild awards ceremony

Scientists have uncovered the secret of how ocean slime turned the world green with vegetation millions of years ago

Scientists uncover secret of how algae turned world green

Majid Akhtar was pronounced dead in hospital

Carer 'on the phone' before death of severely disabled man

Downton Abbey will be honoured at the Emmys

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to pick up Emmy special award

Becky Watts vanished from her family home in Crown Hill, Bristol, on February 19 (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

Four in court in connection with death of Bristol teenager Becky Watts

A disappointing night for Iwan Thomas did not detract from a ratings victory for Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly leaves X Factor in its wake in weekend ratings clash

Jeremy Hunt says tax credit changes send "a very important cultural signal"

Union chief Len McCluskey condemns Jeremy Hunt over tax credits

Sir Kenneth Branagh is due to star in a fourth series of Wallander this year

Wallander author Henning Mankell dies of cancer at 67

Arlene Arkinson disappeared after a disco in 1994

Murder victim's family 'let down by authorities'

The Duke of Cambridge said tackling the illegal trade in wildlife will be a 'key test' of nations' ability to confront global challenges

War on illegal wildlife trade key test in tackling world problems, says William

Former Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball has admitted abusing young men from the 1970s to 1990s

Ex-Bishop sex abuse case: Victims' lawyers say Church cannot police itself

Rashid is due to face trial at Woolwich Crown Court

Man to face trial on terrorism charges

The crash happened in Malta's Hal Farrug district

UK millionaire Paul Bailey in hospital after Malta supercar crash

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