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The fathers of two teenage girls killed at a level crossing have expressed their anger at being barred from a meeting where they intended to raise concerns about Network Rail (NR) bonuses and safety issues.

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An air-sea search mission has been launched for a kayaker who went missing in the Solent, the coastguard has said.

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A man has been cautioned for assault following video footage which has emerged showing a confrontation between someone claiming to be a Ukip councillor and an anti-fascist campaign group.

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Blog: One game away from bliss

Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, left, celebrates scoring his second goal with Jack Grealish

Aston Villa are just a game away from a cup final. Can the Villans take the club past Liverpool through the semis and into the final? Blogger Matt Turvey sits with fingers crossed.

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76 people 'made 41% of donations'

Seventy-six people reportedly accounted for 41% of all individual and corporate donations made to the political parties and other political causes in Britain over the past five years

Just 76 people accounted for 41% of all individual and corporate donations made to the political parties and other political causes in Britain over the past five years, it has been reported.

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Marque is moving in right direction

MG6

Well that doesn’t happen every day . . . you test drive a brand new car which is not only substantially improved, its actually significantly cheaper, too.

Praise for car hire firm

Ford Focus

We hear all too often of the lack of customer service and indeed services, of whatever sort, provided.

Pumped up and pimped out Sport

Range Rover Sport SVR

A regular supercharged Range Rover Sport not enough for you? Then try the first product to come from the newly-formed Special Vehicle Operations – the SVR.

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IMF warns of global recovery risks

Christine Lagarde has rejected suggestions that the IMF might postpone repayment deadlines for Greece (AP)

There are a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, world finance officials said.

Tesco chairman warns on EU exit

Tesco chairman John Allan said big companies could move their head offices out of Britain

Tesco's chairman has warned major businesses could move their headquarters out of London if Britain leaves the EU, in an apparent swipe at the Tory pledge to hold a referendum on the issue.

'Lloyds shares for small investors'

The Government has already raised £9 billion from the sale of Lloyds shares

Small investors will be offered the chance to buy up to £4 billion worth of Lloyds bank shares at below-market prices if the Conservatives are returned to power after the General Election, David Cameron is to announce.

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