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A suspected unexploded Second World War bomb was found in the Thames forcing the closure of Waterloo and Westminster bridges

'Second World War bomb' found near Houses of Parliament

Desert Island Discs presenter Kirsty Young with David Beckham (BBC/PA)

David Beckham to reveal his Desert Island Discs for show's 75th anniversary

Mel Gibson has returned to directing with Hacksaw Ridge

Braveheart woke something up in Scotland, Mel Gibson says

The results showed that people who were a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die as those who were obese or overweight

Overweight patients 'less likely to die after heart operation'

The Government has estimated that 390,000 three and four-year-olds will qualify for the 30-hour offer

Shortage of places warning over 30-hour free childcare scheme

Carbon capture and storage potentially has an important role to play in tackling climate change

£100m spent on carbon capture competition before project cancelled - report

Jeremy Corbyn will say he wants to replace the House of Lords with a Senate for the Nations and Regions

Jeremy Corbyn to accuse SNP of 'passing buck' on austerity and handing down cuts

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses, an investigation suggests

Hospital wards 'left with dangerously low numbers of nurses'

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a pre-inaugural event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington

Donald Trump vows to unify the US as he prepares for inauguration

Property values in Bristol increased faster than any other major UK city across 2016

North-South house price divide 'could start to narrow'

Surrey County Council said it had a "huge gap" in its budget

Tory authority plans 15% council tax rise claiming huge budget gap after cuts

Glasgow Central Mosque said Mohammad and Talat Aslam, from the Newlands area of the city, were among those killed in the crash

Baby boy and three relatives killed in Saudi Arabia minibus crash

Chancellor Philip Hammond warned against the politics of populism

Philip Hammond launches attack on populist politics

Jeremy Corbyn said he had made it 'very clear' that his party accepts the Brexit decision made by the public in the referendum

Jeremy Corbyn to order Labour MPs to back start of Brexit in Parliament vote

Prime Minister Theresa May said her talks with bankers and business chiefs at the World Economic Forum had been 'positive'

Theresa May hails 'high value' of financial services amid bank talks in Davos

Theresa May said it was time to stop fighting the battles of the past and look to the future

Britain 'open for business', Prime Minister tells World Economic Forum

Nurses described 'desperately unsafe' numbers of registered nurses, while others said patients are being put at risk

Hospital wards 'left with dangerously low numbers of nurses'

Jon Voight waves as he appears during the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration (AP)

Donald Trump supporters attend concert to celebrate inauguration

DUP special adviser Andrew Crawford's resignation was announced minutes after a public inquiry was instigated into the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

Stormont adviser Andrew Crawford resigns amid claims over botched energy scheme

Martin McGuinness resigned as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister last week

Serious illness forces Martin McGuinness to step down from frontline politics

The new standard looks at the progress made by secondary school pupils

Nearly 10% of secondary schools under-performing, figures show

The Capitol in Washington DC as the city prepares for Donald Trump's inauguration. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Country singer Lee Greenwood 'would be embarrassed to turn down inauguration'

Poppy Widdison existed in a 'swamp of drug addiction', the judge said

'Unfit mother' and partner jailed for letting tragic Poppy, four, eat drugs

Julian Assange welcomed the decision to release Chelsea Manning

Julian Assange stands by offer to go to US after Manning release decision

Waterloo Bridge has been closed

Suspected unexploded Second World War bomb found in River Thames

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said the warning lights were flashing over crime

'Warning lights flashing' over crime, says Britain's most senior police officer

Members of the RMT working for Southern will go on strike next week

Southern Railway guards and drivers in RMT union to strike next week

British tourists check in at Banjul Airport, Gambia, for special flights after the threat of a regional military intervention loomed (AP Photo)

Boris Johnson urges unseated Gambian president Yahya Jammeh to stand down

The Queen arrives at West Newton village hall in Norfolk

Queen visits WI for tea and talk by historian Lucy Worsley

Road-rage killer Kenneth Noye is seeking a move to an open prison (Kent Police/PA)

M25 road-rage killer Kenneth Noye in court bid for open prison transfer

The Prince of Wales with Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic of Serbia and Princess Katherine of Serbia at the White Palace outside Belgrade

Mother Teresa model and make-your-own doll kit among official Royal Family gifts

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Londoners who are vulnerable should protect themselves from pollutants

London air quality alert triggered by Mayor Sadiq Khan

Sussex Police is the latest force to offer its support for the Knife Angel being created by the Shropshire-based British Ironwork Centre

Angel sculpture takes shape as 40 police forces donate knife amnesty hauls

The woman had sought to block journalists from revealing her identity

Woman in divorce cash battle with ex-husband loses anonymity bid

The incident happened at Twyford station in Berkshire on April 7 last year

Warning over threat to pushchairs from train slipstreams

The Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia

Court apology for Tunisia massacre families over 'distressing' inquest evidence

Baroness Newlove called for more action to improve the way victims are treated

Give victims legal right to make court statement, urges Baroness Newlove

Cornish Lithium director Jeremy Wrathall (Cornish Lithium/PA)

Cornish firm unveils plans for UK's only lithium mining operation

Environment minister Therese Coffey said the Government is developing a new litter strategy which could address plastic bottles

Ministers eye anti-litter action on plastic bottles after successful bag charge

Royal Mail said the number of addressed letters tumbled 6% in in the nine months to December 25

Royal Mail hit by sharp drop in letter mailing over Christmas season

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Twerking adverts get most complaints

Rylan Clark Neal and Matt Edmondson were the most recent presenters of The Xtra Factor

Xtra Factor 'had been on decline for a few years'

Alex Thomson said he did not think he could win the race

UK sailor Alex Thomson 'unlikely to beat rival in round-the-world race'

Mike Nesbitt said there was "an insurmountable problem" with the plan for a public inquiry

'Clear conflict of interest' in Simon Hamilton leading RHI public inquiry - UUP

British Airways cabin crew members will strike in a row over pay

British Airways cabin crew to start strike at Heathrow over 'poverty' pay rates

The crew celebrate their record-breaking achievement

Sailors celebrate record-breaking triumph in world's toughest rowing race

The pair will be sentenced at Hull Crown Court

Pair face child cruelty sentencing over girl's death

Paul Wilkins rented a flat in the Coachella Valley in southern California where he intended to have sex with a boy

Briton who travelled to US to have sex with boys jailed for 13 years

Heathrow Airport, as campaigners bring a judicial review at London's High Court

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners face Government bid to block legal challenge

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