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Breaking news: Soldier killed in the Ottawa shooting named as Cpl Nathan Cirillo.

Malcolm and Sharon Cain, from Wednesbury, tied the knot in January 1989 at Sandwell Register Office in West Bromwich. However, a mistake on Sharon’s birth certificate listed her as male, meaning they technically became Britain’s first same-sex married couple, despite it not becoming legal until this year.

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Breaking news: Canadian police have identified Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect in the Ottawa shooting.

Sex for beginners, the sweet new taste of lager and a long-forgotten controversy about remembrance.

Peter Rhodes' topics of choice for today.

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Should Oscar Pistorius be banned from competing for life?

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Wolverhampton motorists driven mad: Drivers sent on one-mile diversion around city centre by wrong road signs.

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Another man has been arrested on the M6, suspected of failing to attend court.

Operation Trivium has led to the arrest of five people on the M5 this evening.

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The war memorial at Dartmouth Park

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Do you support the Caliphate?

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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Panda that's just a little bit cross

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How do you make a Panda Cross? Well since we’re talking the cute but not furry new ‘baby’ from Fiat, hiding its bamboo shoots wouldn’t do at all.

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Energy slide drags down stocks

A slide in the price of oil dragged down energy stocks

US stocks fell broadly, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings.

'Optimism' among mortgage holders

New research suggests that most mortgage holders are optimistic about their future financial situation

Most mortgage holders are optimistic that their financial situation will remain the same or even improve in three years' time as they prepare for rising interest rates, research suggests.

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