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Stowaway found in plane wheel well

A teenager stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii

A 16-year-old boy has stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

Sir Bob leads tributes to Peaches

Mystery still surrounds the death of Peaches Geldof

Sir Bob Geldof is expected to pay tribute to his daughter Peaches as a host of stars from the music world attend her funeral today.

UK is a plural society, PM told

Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of "mischaracterising" the UK

David Cameron's controversial claim that Britain is a "Christian country" risks sowing "alienation and division" in society, a group of leading public figures has warned.

Affordable lenders 'need £450m aid'

A £450 million levy on the consumer credit industry should be used to create a "new generation" of affordable lenders to take on Britain's legal loan sharks, a leading think tank has said.

Teachers 'abused by pupils online'

NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said that technology had transformed the lives of teachers and pupils

Children as young as seven are posting abusive comments and making threats against teachers on social media websites, it has been claimed.

Firms face 'ownership register'

Legislation requiring companies to declare publicly who are their true owners is set to be included in the Queen's Speech in a crackdown on tax evasion and money laundering, Business Secretary Vince Cable has signalled.

Malignant melanoma rates increase

Rates of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, are five times higher in the UK than they were in the 1970s, new figures show.

Tribute to 'death penalty' boxer

Former boxer, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter,  holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison

A British human rights barrister who tried to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of US boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has paid tribute to him following his death at the age of 76.

Boycott threat over reception tests

Teachers are worried that tests for four-year-olds could damage their education

Teachers are threatening to boycott the Government's new compulsory tests for four-year-olds, warning the move is "dangerous" to pupils' education.

Wilshaw to lead Trojan Horse probe

Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw will take a lead role

The head of Ofsted is to take a "personal lead" in the watchdog's investigation into allegations of a hardline Muslim takeover plot at a number of Birmingham schools, it has been announced.