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A new video purportedly shows a young British boy blowing up a car and killing three prisoners inside.

New IS video shows 'British boy blowing up prisoners'

Mark Rylance is up for best actor for his role as Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall TV drama leads Broadcasting Press Guild award nominations

The head teacher included an item about 'toilet etiquette' in last week's school newsletter

Parents asked to stop children urinating in school playground

Govia Thameslink - which is responsible for Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express services - is the worst affected operator

Shortage of crew blamed for almost 10% of train delays and cancellations

Hilary Benn says being in the EU has increased Britain's voice in the world.

Putin would see Brexit as 'weakness', says Hilary Benn

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said he can't really apologise to Lord Bramall

Met Police boss: I cannot really apologise for Lord Bramall sex abuse probe

Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe will remain in the post until at least September 2017

Met Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe given one-year contract extension

Matt Brittin, pictured, president of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, is being questioned by MPs

Google pays 20% tax in UK, senior executive tells MPs

Jeremy Hunt said the Government will impose its new contract on junior doctors after talks failed to reach agreement

Government to impose new contract on junior doctors

Jeremy Kyle and Carla have been divorced

Jeremy Kyle and wife Carla divorce in 20-second hearing

Hilary Benn makes his position clear in Labour's internal row over nuclear weapons

Nuclear powers will not throw away weapons if UK disarms, says Hilary Benn

Melinda Messenger took part in the first series of The Jump

The Jump contestants know injury risk, says Melinda Messenger

File Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago.

Experts expected to announce they've found Einstein's gravitational waves

Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan and The Stig, who have been announced as the full line-up for BBC's Top Gear programme

Top Gear reveals full line-up for new series

The latest performance statistics for December show a worsening across several areas

NHS failing to hit key targets on A&E and patient referrals

A fire hit the Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot (Twitter/Stuart Massey/PA)

Tata Steel plant fire in Port Talbot 'caused by lightning strike'

British Gas and EDF Energy announced moves to cut gas bills next month

British Gas and EDF Energy announce gas price cuts

Erik Nordkamp said the system used by Nice to approve drugs is out of date

Cancer patients 'denied access to treatment as drugs funding system is broken'

Thomas Cook said underlying operating losses improved by 11% to £49 million in the three months to the end of December

Terror attacks prompt switch to Mediterranean, says Thomas Cook

Twitter has 320 million monthly active users.

Twitter fails to add new users in last quarter of 2015

Cricket sensation James Anderson is receiving an OBE

'Burnley Express' cricketer James Anderson to receive OBE

Problems normally faced by the NHS in winter are emerging all year round, a report warns

NHS facing winter pressures all year round, report warns

Scotland Yard confirmed officers had 'pursued' a teenager who died in a road crash in Hackney.

Tributes to young footballer killed in crash after police pursuit

Special offers seduce supermarket shoppers, a report claims

Supermarket shoppers 'seduced by special offers'

The highest paid of the vice-chancellors was Professor Andrew Hamilton of Oxford University, the report found

Union analysis of university bosses' pay reveals 'inflation-busting' rises

Criminals will have their sentences slashed for pleading guilty under new proposals

Sentences could be slashed for early guilty plea even if overwhelming evidence

The law requires officers to record each stop and search and include the grounds on which it was conducted

Police watchdog takes chief constables to task over stop and search records

Sir David Attenborough was one of several BBC stars to sign the open letter

MPs denounce BBC over 'luvvies letter'

The CBI has produced a gloomier forecast for UK growth

'Weak productivity and wage growth' to hamper economy

Duncan Jones has announced that he and his wife are expecting their first child

David Bowie's son to be a dad

Pregnant Girl a painting by Lucian Freud which sold for more than 16 million pounds at auction (Sotheby and Otilde's)

Freud's 'Pregnant Girl' fetches £16m at auction

Akhtar Javeed was killed on Wednesday last week after two offenders tied up staff as they attempted to rob his warehouse in Rea Street South, Digbeth (West Midlands Police/PA)

Daughter pays tribute to company boss shot dead in Birmingham warehouse raid

The family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler said they hoped the 13-year-old's "soul, at long last, can finally rest in peace"

Milly Dowler's family describe torment at killer's confessions

Level 2 is considered the baseline level of proficiency that is required to participate fully in modern society

More than one in five 15-year-olds 'low performers in maths'

England footballer Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court

England winger Adam Johnson groomed 15-year-old girl for sexual activity

European Council president Donald Tusk is cancelling other engagements to focus on Britain's EU reform negotiations

Britain's EU reform negotiations remain 'fragile', admits Donald Tusk

Guidelines recommended men and women should consume no more than 14 units of alcohol per week

Alcohol guidelines 'unlikely to cut drinking directly', concedes author

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has called in a former High Court judge to examine investigations involving non-recent abuse claims against public figures

Judge to review Met's handling of historical sex abuse probes

A picket line outside St Thomas' Hospital in London as junior doctors go on strike for 24 hours in a dispute with the government over new contracts.

Doctors' dispute: It's 'fair deal', says Jeremy Hunt as thousands walk out

Twitter has 320 million monthly active users

Twitter fails to add new users in last quarter of 2015

Judy Murray became a granny on Sunday

Judy Murray 'thrilled to bits' at birth of granddaughter

Tata Steel announced 1,000 job losses in Port Talbot and Llanwern last month

Ministers accused of failing to protect steel industry from cheap imports

A tribunal has ruled that Dr Adam Osborne's fitness to practise was impaired by reason of misconduct

George Osborne's brother faces being struck off over affair

Peter Phillips is a director of global events agency Sports and Entertainment Ltd

Peter Phillips quits Queen's birthday lunch role amid 'conflict of interest'

Beth Tweddle needed neck surgery

The Jump's Beth Tweddle walks 'a few steps' after neck surgery

Julie Hambleton, sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim Maxine Hambleton, at the inquest review into the bombings

Birmingham pub bombings: Police told to produce evidence over mole tip-off claim

Larry Sanders, right, with his brother and presidential hopeful Bernie

Brother's pride at Bernie Sanders victory in US primary contest

Three young men were found guilty at the Old Bailey

Trio face jail for helping teen jihadi join Syria fighters

Private Cheryl James, who died at Deepcut in November 1995

Deepcut trainees faced 'sexualised, morally chaotic' environment, inquest told

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