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STORM LEAVES ONE DEAD AND FOUR HURT
A woman dies and four people are taken to hospital after winds felled trees and storms sweep the country.

MAN GUILTY OF HOTEL HAMMER ATTACKS
A man who beat three sisters with a claw hammer in a London hotel while their children slept alongside them is found guilty of attempted murder.

PESTICIDE BANS 'COULD HIT UK CROPS'
The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims.

HILLSBOROUGH OFFICER 'NOT LEANT ON'
A former police inspector who was on duty during the Hillsborough disaster denies he was "leant on" to ensure his statements "toed the party line".

PAIR RETRACT THAI MURDER CONFESSIONS
Two Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists in Thailand retract their confessions, lawyers say.

SHRIEN DEWANI'S WIFE 'WANTED DIVORCE'
Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa in November 2010, had wanted a divorce from her new husband, a court is told.

UK COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN INDIAN HOTEL
A UK couple in their twenties have been found dead in the Indian city of Agra.

MAíRIA CAHILL CASES TO BE REVIEWED
Three cases linked to the alleged sexual abuse of Belfast woman Maíria Cahill are to be reviewed, the Public Prosecution Service has announced.

'RAPID DETERIORATION' IN JAIL SAFETY
There has been a rapid deterioration in the state of jails in England and Wales with cracks in the system of widening, the chief prison of inspector warns.

BBC TRUST BOSS BACKS LICENCE FEE
The new head of the BBC Trust says she believes the licence fee is the best way to fund the corporation.

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