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POLICE CAUTIONS 'TO BE SCRAPPED'
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.

LABOUR 'TO REPLACE LORDS WITH SENATE'
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

FIREFIGHTERS ON STRIKE OVER PENSIONS
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.

UK TRAVELLERS WARNED OF TERROR THREAT
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.

VIRGIN SPACECRAFT CRASH KILLS PILOT
A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

WOOLF STEPS DOWN FROM ABUSE INQUIRY
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse.

WARMEST UK HALLOWEEN ON RECORD
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.

MAN KILLED IN SHOOTING AT FOOD STORE
A man dies after being shot at a food store in Manchester, prompting a murder investigation.

SOME ETHNIC GROUPS 'LESS CANCER AWARE'
A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.

MAN DIES AFTER WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH
A woman is stabbed to death in east London before a man, who police say knew her, dies after being found lying in the street.

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