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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

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'

The pair will be sentenced at Hull Crown Court

Pair face child cruelty sentencing over girl's death

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

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

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

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

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

Britons tell of 'chaos' as they arrive home from troubled Gambia

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

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

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

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

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

The woman is seeking to block journalists from revealing her identity

Woman in cash battle with ex-husband seeks anonymity

Rick Parfitt of Status Quo on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival last June - the guitarist's funeral will take place in Surrey

Funeral of Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt to take place in Surrey

Singer Robbie Williams will perform at the Brits

Robbie Williams to perform at Brit Awards

Lloyds won praise for forming partnerships with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charities

'Trailblazer' Lloyds named UK's most inclusive employer by equality charity

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Police have said that the total number of potential suspects in the football sex abuse scandal has reached 526

526 potential victims identified in football child sex abuse inquiry

David Anderson said there is a wider range of dangers than when he took up his post

Threat in UK greater than six years ago, says terror law watchdog David Anderson

This is Npower's seventh year in a row at the bottom of the table

Npower bottom of energy customer satisfaction survey

Police cracked down on distracted drivers on main roads and motorways including the M27

Police catch cereal eaters and shavers in crackdown on distracted drivers

The scheme is intended to promote solar power

Village homes to have batteries installed in push for solar power

Paul McCartney pictured during Beatles rehearsals in Liverpool in 1963 - he is stepping up his bid to reclaim ownership of songs he wrote with John Lennon

Sir Paul McCartney steps up legal bid to get back ownership of Beatles songs

The Moneysupermarket.com advert topped the UK's Top 10 most complained about ads of 2016. (ASA/PA)

Twerking businessmen ads top complaints list

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

The Xtra Factor is replaced by digital spin-off

Generic picture of an office block

Bosses 'have a duty of care to all staff, no matter what type of contract'

Sheffield City Region has a high concentration of large, low paying sectors such as office administration and retail

Sheffield named as Britain's low pay capital

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The think tank said the target based on a percentage of national income must be reviewed

International aid spending target laws 'must be reviewed'

A couple passed their youngster over a gate and ran over tracks in front of a train

'Reckless' adults shown taking child over locked level crossing as train coming

The first freight train service from China to the UK arrives at DB Cargo's rail freight terminal in Barking

Freight train completes marathon journey from Chinese city to London

The jobless total was 1.6 million in the quarter to November

Jobless total falls to lowest since early 2006

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A man holds a placard as anti-war protesters mount a Free Bradley Manning demonstration

Chelsea Manning's family welcome imminent release of whistleblower

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The Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, where 30 Britons were killed in an attack by extremist Seifeddine Rezgui in June 2015

Tunisia holiday firms 'did not want to scare tourists with army of police'

Many households believe their financial situation will worsen over the next few months

Household finances still feeling the squeeze, figures show

Lord Janner's son Daniel Janner QC gives a statement outside the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's headquarters

Lord Janner's inclusion in child sex abuse probe condemned by family

Home Secretary Amber Rudd unveiled the Community Sponsorship initiative in July

Two families resettled in refugee sponsorship scheme launched in July

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It was another record-breaking year for the Earth, weather wise

2016 the hottest year on record across the world, weather experts say

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Theresa May urged people to 'stop fighting the battles of the past'

PM in pledge to produce a 'Brexit that works for ordinary people'

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The Madame Berthe mouse lemur is one of the threatened species

'11th hour' in struggle to prevent 'mass extinctions' of primates

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Keith Boots is on trial at Leeds Crown Court with his son Ashley Boots and a third defendant, Ian Mitchell

'Warehouse of controlled drugs' found at police inspector's home, court told

16-year-old Leonne Weeks's body was found with multiple stab wounds in Dinnington. (South Yorkshire Police/PA)

Stab attack victim Leonne 'our beautiful daughter and sister', family says

An online petition was signed by more than 3,000 people calling for Dr Salter's dismissal

University sorry for failure to suspend lecturer who attacked ex-student partner

Justine Greening, minister for equality, said the wage gap "opened up" once female workers started a family

Government told to remedy civil service gender pay gap before lecturing others

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Summer Zervos is suing President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Friday, for defamation after he dismissed her allegations as false.

Trump assault claims woman files defamation lawsuit against president-elect

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John Fallon said Pearson is taking "more radical action" to accelerate the shift to digital models

Pearson shares plunge after profit warning

The mobile phone firm overcharged nearly 40,000 customers around £250,000 by breaking a 'fundamental billing rule'

EE fined £2.7m for overcharging 40,000 customers

Doug Paulley, centre, from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, outside the Supreme Court in London

Disabled campaigner hails 'significant cultural change' after court ruling

The announcement was made ahead of fresh talks between the two sides aimed at resolving a dispute over driver-only trains

Southern Railway to restore full timetable next week

A beach in Gambia ( University of Brighton/PA)

Thousands of Britons to be flown home from Gambia amid political unrest

Mr Kipling cakes firm Premier Foods said group sales fell by 1% in the third quarter despite strong December trading

Premier Foods warns on profits and unveils cost-cutting plan as sales fall

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said the company remains cautious about the second half of the year (JD Wetherspoon/PA)

'Cautious' Wetherspoon warns of lower sales and higher costs

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Julian Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since the summer of 2012

Julian Assange 'to face extradition' after Chelsea Manning clemency decision

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