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McCafferty was arrested in Belfast by the Police Service of Northern Ireland after walking into a police station

Ex-football coach Jim McCafferty to face court on child sex charge

The UK is one of only five countries to commit to a UN target of donating 0.7% of its GDP to foreign aid

Aid department examining contractor spending after figure soars to £1bn

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley said the last six months have been tough

Sports Direct profits hit by sterling collapse but Ashley still buys jet

The knife used to murder Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie.

Ruling on naming teenage murderers of dinner lady and daughter to be taken

Scientists at the University of Oxford found up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve a condition where antibodies attack the brain

Sufferers of psychotic illnesses 'may have treatable immune disorder'

The typical waiting time has increased by just over a week, from 5.5 weeks in April 2012 to 6.6 weeks in April 2016, figures showed

Patients waiting week longer to see consultant than four years ago, experts warn

A report has identified more than 400 claims of police officers abusing their authority for sexual gain over two years

Hundreds of police accused of abusing power for sexual gain, watchdog reveals

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Saudi Arabia 'playing proxy wars' in Middle East, says Boris Johnson

Theresa May headed off a potential Tory rebellion in the Commons vote after conceding to set out the direction Brexit negotiations will take

Labour under fire after most MPs back Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Paul Hollywood with former The Great British Bake Off colleagues Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Mel Giedroyc

Great British Bake Off to remain 'exactly the same' after Channel 4 move

Three members of Osama bin Laden family died in crash at Surrey airport

Bin Laden family killed in private jet travelling 40% too fast, probe concludes

Lynne Sandford with her son Michael

British man 'terrified' over sentencing in Donald Trump gun incident

Junk food advertising is to be banned from non-broadcast media targeted at children under new restrictions

Ban on junk food ads aimed at children extended to online and social media

Keira Knightley appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show.

Keira Knightley's toddler turned air blue after Trump won election

Rag'n'Bone Man will be presented with the Critics' Choice Award at the Brit Awards nominations launch event on January 14

Rag'n'Bone Man named winner of Brits' Critics' Choice Award

Gladiator star Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe will face no charges over assault claims, say US prosecutors

Boy George has previously appeared as a coach in the UK version of the show

Boy George to be judge on The Voice Australia

Footage has emerged of the Foreign Secretary lumping Saudi Arabia in with Iran when he raised concerns about "puppeteering" in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia 'playing proxy wars' in Middle East, says Boris Johnson

Instagram has also introduced a 'like' function.

Instagram to allow users to turn off comments on posts

Conservative Charlie Elphicke said the number of high net worth taxpayers had risen yet the tax take had fallen

Taxman accused of 'going after minnows while big fish swim away'

The watchdog found that 307 payments totalling £184,676 were missing from the Lib Dems' 2015 general election spending return

Watchdog fines Lib Dems £20,000 over undeclared general election payments

Jim McCafferty was arrested in Belfast

Ex-football coach Jim McCafferty to face court on child sex charge

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said war crimes have been committed

Assad and Putin condemned over Aleppo 'humanitarian disaster'

Prime Minister Theresa May on board HMS Ocean in the Port of Manama in Bahrain, where she is on a three-day visit to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council summit

Islamic State's 'days are numbered' as occupying force, says Theresa May

The Competition and Markets Authority said drug maker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma broke competition law

£84.2m fine for Pfizer after NHS over-charged as price of drug hiked 2,600%

Labour MP Luciana Berger speaks outside the Old Bailey after Joshua Bonehill-Paine was found guilty of harassing her

Luciana Berger in plea to other victims as racist troll convicted of harassment

Union officials will discuss proposals with representatives from Tata plants across the country

Tata makes commitment to jobs and steel production at Port Talbot, union says

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said that although Labour backed the motion, it will challenge the Government if its Brexit plan is too vague

Labour under fire on all sides after backing Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Chris Grayling is now Transport Secretary.

Transport Secretary Grayling 'should quit' after leaked letter on suburban rail

Crowds watch HMS Illustrious being towed out of Portsmouth Harbour

Traditional maritime send off for scrap-bound aircraft carrier Lusty

Police in Belfast said a former football coach has been arrested in connection with alleged child abuse claims

Former football coach arrested in Belfast over sex abuse claims

British rock band Viola Beach, who were all killed in a car crash in Sweden

Cause of Viola Beach death crash 'will never be known'

This won't be you next April, if you use this cunning method of using your annual leave

REVEALED: How to get 18 days off work next year - but only book 9 days' holiday

Brendan Cole said he'd 'love' to step into Len Goodman's dancing shoes as head judge on Strictly

Strictly's Brendan Cole would 'love' to take over from Len Goodman as head judge

Chris Grayling said enabling commuters to pay for their travel by smartcards was a bigger priority than reforming the wider ticketing system

Rail ticketing reforms must wait until technology improves, warns Chris Grayling

Gina Miller spearheaded the legal challenge to the Government over Brexit

Man held over 'racist threats' to Brexit challenge businesswoman

Keir Starmer is Shadow Brexit secretary.

Ken Clarke leads Tory calls for MPs vote on negotiating strategy before Brexit

Soldiers take cover behind armoured cars in Londonderry in January 1972

Prosecutors consider Bloody Sunday charges after detectives submit report

Sergeant Alexander Blackman is serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded Afghan captive

Ex-commander welcomes appeal for Marine serving life sentence for killing Afghan

Lord Keen, left, and Attorney General Jeremy Wright arrive for the third day of the Government's appeal against a ruling that the PM must seek MPs' approval to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the EU

Parliamentary motion cannot affect legal issues over Brexit, Supreme Court told

HSBC was fined 33.6 million euro

Three banks fined total of £412m over conspiring to rig interest rate market

Lord Carlile said the problem has got worse during the rise of Islamic State

Hundreds of thousands in UK benefit money used to fund terror, says Lord Carlile

Figures show 473,453 patients waited more than four hours for a hospital bed between October 2015 and September this year

Number of patients forced to wait for hospital bed 'rockets in five years'

Jim Mackey reportedly said the NHS had "developed some bad habits" in issuing sizeable payouts

NHS regulator orders crackdown on high payments to temporary bosses

Prince Harry will close deals for the global firm ICAP

Harry to join City brokers on trading floor for charity fundraising day

Clinical trial data has shown nivolumab may help people with untreatable head and neck cancers

Treatment offers renewed hope to Hodgkin's lymphoma patients

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, right, chats to Suky Bhaker, policy and development director, during a visit to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust ahead of the announcement of the new orders

Court orders aim to 'stop stalkers in their tracks' before trouble escalates

Some 40 per cent of hospitals had designated smoking areas while the others described their entire premises as smoke-free

Hospitals 'woefully failing' to crack down on smoking

Research has revealed poverty is increasing among workers

Number of workers in poverty at record high, study finds

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