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INMATE PLANNED KIDNAP AND ESCAPE
Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC has learned.

'RECORD NUMBER' OF LOW-PAID BRITONS
A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.

SALMOND BLAMES MILIBAND OVER LAMONT
Ed Miliband is to blame for Johann Lamont quitting as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Alex Salmond has claimed.

MAN HELD AFTER EDINBURGH INCIDENT
A man has been detained by police after an incident in Edinburgh which led to part of the city centre being cordoned off.

MOST UK PROFIT WARNINGS SINCE 2008
Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.

NEW JOHN CANTLIE VIDEO POSTED ONLINE
British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online.

IT ISSUES CAUSE HEATHROW DISRUPTION
An IT problem at Heathrow airport causes baggage handling problems, with some passengers reporting "huge delays".

SCHOOL ABSENCE GUIDELINES ISSUED
New guidelines for head teachers in England on the situations in which pupils can be given time off during term time have been drawn up.

FOURTH PORTSMOUTH MAN KILLED IN SYRIA
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.

POLICE HUNT MISSING SEX OFFENDER
Police are searching for a convicted sex offender who has breached the conditions of her release from prison.

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