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Alpacas put the frighteners on foxes to protect farm's free-range turkeys

A herd of "guard" alpacas are taking turns protecting 24,000 free-range turkeys from foxes this Christmas on a farm in south-east England.

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Air and sea search launched after clothes left on beach

An air and sea search is under way on the South Coast after clothes and other personal belongings were left on a beach, the Coastguard said.

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Power producer Drax to buy Opus Energy in £340m deal

Power station owner Drax has announced a £340 million deal to buy gas and electricity supplier Opus Energy as part of a bold strategy overhaul.

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Rail reform plans to join up train and track 'irresponsible', says Labour

Plans to overhaul the way England's railway is run have been described as "irresponsible" by Labour.

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Counter-terrorism strategy challenged by Muslim issues campaigner in High Court

A campaigner on Muslim issues has attacked aspects of the Government's counter-terrorism strategy at the High Court.

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Ex-Army officer who founded Syrian White Helmets collects OBE

A former British Army officer who founded a programme to train civilian volunteers in war-torn Syria has described collecting an OBE for his services as bittersweet.

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China's SinoFotone buys pub where David Cameron took Xi Jinping for a pint

A Great British staple of fish and chips and a pint at the local pub is to be rolled out across China following a swoop for a 16th-century inn where Chinese President Xi Jinping and David Cameron enjoyed a drink.

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Housing development will destroy historic parkland, conservationists warn

Conservationists have called for "devastating" plans for a housing development on a remnant of medieval deer park to be turned down.

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Elliott, three, could have first Christmas at home - thanks to heart donor

The parents of a toddler who received a life-saving heart transplant are preparing for a Christmas they "never thought" they would have with their son.

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Atomic Weapons Establishment workers strike in dispute over pensions

Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment are to stage a second strike today in a row over pensions.

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Police appeal after father and two young children go missing

Detectives have appealed for information after a father and his two young children went missing from their home.

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Graduate's £1m case against Oxford over degree grade allowed to proceed

A graduate has won a round in his £1 million legal battle over his failure to get a First from Oxford.

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Elliott, three, could have first Christmas at home - thanks to heart donor

The parents of a toddler who received a life-saving heart transplant are preparing for a Christmas they "never thought" they would have with their son.

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Bus driver injured after tree crashed down on vehicle launches damages action

A bus driver who was seriously injured after a tree crashed down on the cab of his vehicle trapping him inside has launched a High Court damages action.

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Atomic Weapons Establishment workers strike in dispute over pensions

Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment are to stage a second strike tomorrow in a row over pensions.

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Broken rail causes disruption to services between Gatwick Airport and Croydon

Train services on a busy commuter line have been disrupted due to a broken rail.

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Sixth person arrested in connection to death of antiques dealer

Murder probe detectives investigating the death of an antiques dealer have arrested a sixth person.

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Speedboat driver fined £3,000 over 40mph spin past Houses of Parliament

A man has been fined after driving his speedboat past the Houses of Parliament at about three times the speed limit, lawyers representing the Port of London Authority said.

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Baby allegedly murdered by mother nicknamed Bungee after unusual birth

A 19-day-old baby who was allegedly murdered by his mother was given the nickname Bungee because of the nature of his unusual birth, a court has heard.

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Rupert Everett hails 'resonant' Oscar Wilde during prison reading

Rupert Everett has hailed the works of Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned for homosexual acts, as resonant in a world where some people are still punished for being gay.

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