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Ukip's Reckless gamble pays off
The moment of truth for Ukip's Mark Reckless

Ukip's Reckless gamble pays off

Ukip has gained its second directly-elected MP with victory over the Conservatives in the Rochester and Strood by-election.

World news

Snowed-in state now facing floods

Snowed-in state now facing floods

A deadly snowfall that crippled a US state is finally expected to stop - but people now face the threat of massive flooding as temperatures rise through the weekend.

Sport news

Whelan: No offence meant

Whelan: No offence meant

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has apologised for any offence and defended his position after being accused of anti-Semitism and told he is not "fit and proper" to run a club.

Business news

Pay 'rising slower than inflation'

Pay 'rising slower than inflation'

Pay rises continue to be "subdued", increasing by 2% over the year in the three months to October, a new report has shown.

Technology news

Cyber-security 'critical' to market

Cyber-security 'critical' to market

Hacking is one of the biggest threats facing future driverless or semi-autonomous vehicles, an expert on cyber-security has warned.

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Whitehall reveals Kate 'bump' jape

Whitehall reveals Kate 'bump' jape

Jack Whitehall has revealed he almost sparked a diplomatic incident when he told US singer Demi Lovato to "have a little feel" of the Duchess of Cambridge's baby bump during the line-up at the Royal Variety Performance.

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