Justice Secretary drops predecessor’s plans to scrap corroboration

A controversial plan to abolish the age-old requirement for corroboration in criminal trials has been dropped by the Scottish Government following a ...

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Fortnight to rescue the NHS, Ed Milband claims

Ed Miliband has claimed there is a fortnight to "rescue" the NHS as he accused David Cameron of being a "mortal danger" to the service.

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Scottish Lib Dem leader says Tories want to ‘rig’ Commons voting

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has accused the Conservatives of trying to rig the House of Commons to shore up their power in England.

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MRI scans reveal Harry Potter books’ strange spell on the brain

Certain words and sentences from Harry Potter stories cast a spell on the brain, activating regions that process emotions, research has shown.

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Goldman Sachs executive reaches settlement ahead of sex discrimination tribunal

An executive at Goldman Sachs who claimed she was denied millions of pounds in bonuses because she is a woman has reached a settlement with the ...

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Consumers are driven mad by unfair parking charges

Consumers consider charges for parking the most-loathed fee they have to fork out for, according to a survey.

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14-year-old boy held in Blackburn on Australian terror plot probe

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in Britain over an alleged terror plot in Australia.