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Police make Syria plea to UK women

A group of armed anti-government fighters in Syria

British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank

The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Care needs to 'outstrip' family help

The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Health

US troops in Poland for exercises

A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

Tories would end wind farm subsidies

The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Asthma inhalers may go into schools

Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Education & Family

Brother's death 'devastates' duchess

The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Lib Dems 'to fight for EU cause'

Nick Clegg will pledge to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" when he launches the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death

A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: The Papers

Woman held over children's deaths

Police continue to question a 42-year-old woman suspected of murdering three of her children in south-west London.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: London

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Asylum housing badly managed - MPs

A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Worries over young wanting surgery

Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Health