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Matthew Hedges: 'Innocent' UK student accused of spying in UAE being 'unjustly held', wife says

The wife of a British PhD student accused of spying in the United Arab Emirates insists he is "innocent" and is being "unjustly held".

Tory MPs imagining 'knifing' of PM told to remember Jo Cox murder

Tory MPs critical of the prime minister have been denounced for their "disturbing and violent language" and urged to remember the murder of Labour's Jo Cox.

Busy bees: Bumper honey crop at four-year high after warm summer

The UK's honey yield has hit a four-year high thanks to the long, warm summer, beekeepers have revealed.

Philip Morris: Tobacco giant's anti-smoking campaign branded 'PR puff'

One of the world's biggest tobacco companies, Philip Morris, has been accused of "staggering hypocrisy" over a new campaign urging smokers to quit.

Top Gear: Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness to replace Matt LeBlanc

Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness have been confirmed as the new hosts of Top Gear, taking over from Matt LeBlanc.

Harry hoping new baby with Meghan is a girl

Prince Harry has told well-wishers on his tour of Australia that he is hoping his new baby will be a girl.

Plastic straws could be banned in England in a year

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation on the government's plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds.

Ex-police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe calls for review into cannabis law

The country's former top police officer says it is time to carry out an "urgent review" of the UK's cannabis laws.

MPs call for 'stronger action' to tackle domestic abuse

Almost 200 women and children, who are victims of domestic abuse, are turned away from emergency refuges every day due to a "desperate lack" of bed spaces.

Cold turn in the weather will be 'shock to the system'

Britons can expect a "shock to the system" this week as temperatures drop sharply after a spell of unseasonably warm weather.

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Man in serious condition following assault in Harrogate

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Concerns raised following hen harrier’s disappearance

Female hen harrier Mabel was one of four chicks that fledged in July 2018

Theft from Boots in Knaresborough

Police want witnesses to come forward.

Harrogate business leaders to sleep out for local homeless charities

In December the first CEO Sleepout will take place in the town.

Man in serious condition following assault in Harrogate

It happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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