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Britons freed in Nigeria tell of terrifying moment fellow hostage was shot dead

A British couple kidnapped and held to ransom in Nigeria have spoken of their ordeal, including the moment one of their fellow missionaries was shot dead.

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Heathrow Airport (Steve Parsons/PA)

Heathrow security worker arrested in toilets as police seize 7kg of cocaine

A Heathrow security worker was arrested in an airport toilet after seven kilograms of cocaine were seized by police.

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Michael Gove said the Government will ensure that there is no gap in the operation of the law (PA)

Michael Gove attacks social media users over animal sentience vote claims

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has hit out at social media users who wrongly claimed MPs voted against treating animals as sentient beings.

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Jim Booth, seen here dancing with the Duchess of Cornwall in 2015, was attacked (PA)

D-Day veteran, 96, remains in serious condition after claw hammer attack at home

A D-Day veteran who previously danced with the Duchess of Cornwall remains in a serious condition in hospital following a suspected claw hammer attack.

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Mr Burnham said the actual cost to local councils, emergency services and NHS facilities is at least £17 million (PA)

Burnham: PM’s £12m offer for Manchester Arena bombing costs ‘not good enough’

Theresa May has made an offer to pay for the costs of this year’s Manchester Arena bombing which falls £5 million short of what local authorities say is needed.

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Speculation about defence cuts has mounted in recent months  (David Cheskin/PA)

Defence minister Tobias Ellwood ‘prepared to resign if Army cuts are imposed’

A defence minister is reported to be prepared to resign if cuts are imposed on the Army which would see it lose 12,000 soldiers.

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Katie Rough was smothered and then slashed with a knife in a York park (North Yorks Police/PA)

Teenager who killed Katie in ‘utter tragedy’ could be released in five years

A teenager who killed a seven-year-old girl in a park has been told she could be released from detention after five years by a judge who said: “The utter tragedy and devastation of all this needs no emphasis.”

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The Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium (Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire)

Pregnant Kate dazzles at Royal Variety Performance despite police incident

The Duchess of Cambridge took the limelight at the Royal Variety Show despite the presence of stars such as Louis Tomlinson and Paloma Faith.

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What the papers say - November 25

What the papers say – November 25

Defence cuts, Black Friday and panic on the streets of London all feature prominently in Saturday’s papers.

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The Labour leader will use a speech to party activists to claim Philip Hammond's Budget was an 'alarming expose' of Tory failure (Aaron Chown/PA)

Average earnings to be lower than previously thought by 2022, Corbyn warns

Average earnings are set to be £858 a year lower than previously thought by 2022 as workers “bear the brunt” of the Government’s economic mismanagement, Jeremy Corbyn is warning.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall present Michael Owen with a prize (Chris Jackson/PA)

Charles remembers his jockey days as Michael Owen rides into second place

The Prince of Wales has reminisced about his days as an amateur jockey after congratulating former England striker Michael Owen on his first race.

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Police responded to a number of reports of shots being fired on Oxford Street and underground at Oxford Circus tube station (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Oxford Circus incident caused by ‘altercation’ between two men, BTP say

The incident at Oxford Circus Tube station that sparked a mass evacuation was caused by an “altercation” between two men, British Transport Police said.

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There were reports of people running out of the Tube station  (PA)

Police investigate cause of panic among thousands in central London

Police are investigating what caused panic among thousands of rush-hour commuters and Black Friday shoppers in the heart of central London.

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A smashed car window as vehicle vandalism in England and Wales has jumped by 10% in three years, police data shows (Niall Carson/PA)

Vehicle vandalism up 10% since 2013, figures show

Vehicle vandalism in England and Wales has jumped by 10% in three years, police data shows.

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The money will have to be spent on road and cycle safety improvement projects (HS2)

Councils along HS2 route to get share of £30m for road safety projects

Thirteen councils are to be given a share of £30 million for road and cycle improvements ahead of HS2’s arrival.

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Figures have shown the number of arrests has almost halved in a decade (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Officers ‘let suspects go due to custody suite closures’ – Police Federation

Police officers are letting some suspects go – because the closure of custody suites has led to lengthy journeys to the nearest cells, it is reported.

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Cold and wintry weather looks set to continue (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures fall below minus 5C overnight

People across the country woke to icy conditions on Saturday as cold and wintry weather looks set to continue.

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Uber was challenged over how it classified its drivers (PA)

Uber to make Supreme Court appeal after losing driver employment rights case

Taxi firm Uber is to appeal to the Supreme Court after losing a case over the employment rights of drivers.

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Theresa May, left, shakes hands with European Council President Donald Tusk (Christian Hartmann, Pool Photo via AP)

Donald Tusk: We need to see progress from UK within 10 days on all Brexit issues

Theresa May has been given 10 days to offer further concessions on issues including the Brexit divorce bill and the complex matter of the Northern Irish border if she wants European Union leaders to agree to trade talks.

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Shoppers wait outside the entrance to leading games retailer GAME in Westfield shopping centre in Stratford ahead of a Black Friday event (Rick Findler/PA)

Black Friday frenzy as bargain-hunters loosen the purse strings

Black Friday has kicked off the predicted biggest ever weekend of shopping in the UK with consumers expected to spend almost £8 billion on deals over the next four days.

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