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      Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says

      A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.

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      Scotland 'should set income tax'

      Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends.

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      Hunted man held over double murder

      A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple whose bodies were found at their village home.

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      UK net migration rises to 260,000

      The government is set to miss its immigration targets as net migration to the UK reaches its highest level since the 2010 general election.

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      Woman wins £337m in divorce case

      The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

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      Sex abuse gangs jailed for grooming

      Two gangs of men are convicted of a string of child sex crimes in Bristol involving the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls.

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      Suspended Tesco exec leaves company

      The BBC has learned one of the Tesco executives suspended by the company over the £260m profit misstatement has left the company.

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      Food bug affects 70% of shop chickens

      More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.

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      Crime author PD James dies aged 94

      Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.

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      'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes

      Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

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      Source: BBC International