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A ban on unlicensed busking is being considered by at least one local authority

Group criticises council bans law

A new law which allows councils to ban activities in public spaces is leading to "bizarre new criminal offences", campaigners against heavy regulation have said - despite public approval for the measures.

Many 'underestimate child's weight'

Parents with obese children may not be able to recognise that their child is overweight unless they are at very extreme levels of obesity, research has found.

Probe leak blunder costs SFO £180k

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been fined £180,000 after thousands of confidential documents from an investigation into defence giant BAE Systems were sent to the wrong person.

Andy halts Redmayne awards run

Andy Serkis receives the Best Actor Award at the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015.

Oscar-winning The Theory Of Everything star Eddie Redmayne has found himself in the unusual position of being pipped to an award.

Election battle formally begins

The election battle is expected to be one of the closest in living memory

One of the most closely-contested general elections for decades formally gets under way today, with David Cameron accusing Labour of planning a £3,000 tax hike for every working family.

Warning over pension data sales

An investigation has been launched into claims millions of people's pension pot details are being sold and ending up in the hands of criminals.

An investigation has been launched into claims millions of people's pension pot details are being sold and ending up in the hands of criminals.

Warning over public sector pensions

There is "serious concern" over the long-term sustainability of public sector pension liabilities, experts said

Ministers have been issued with a renewed warning over the affordability of public sector pensions as official figures showed total liabilities have risen to more than £1.3 trillion.

Hopkins' Rochdale tweets reported

Katie Hopkins' tweets were reported to the police by Simon Danczuk

Katie Hopkins has been reported to police over claims she may have incited racial hatred in Rochdale by suggesting Pakistani men in the area were sex abusers.

Grandparents of toddler traced

Police are trying to trace the girl's parents or guardians

The grandparents of a toddler taken to hospital after she was found wandering alone in a town street have been traced, police said.

Star couple reveal internet block

Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory regulate the time their children spend online

Screen stars Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory have revealed that they forbid their children from using computers during the week.

Lead Tunisia attack suspect killed

British mother-of-two Sally Adey was killed in a terrorist attack on a museum in Tunisia (Metropolitan Police)

A leading suspect in the Tunisia museum attack in which 21 people died, including one British woman, has been killed in an anti-terrorist operation.

EU vote 'danger to jobs' - Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband has warned that the Tories' EU refendum threatens prosperity and jobs

Ed Miliband will seek to win over the business community ahead of May's general election with a warning that a Conservative government holding a referendum on Britain's EU membership posed a "clear and present danger" to jobs and prosperity.

Tory deal 'difficult' for Lib Dems

Ed Davey warned that it would be "very difficult" to get Lib Dem support for Tory promises to hold an in-out referendum on Britain's European Union membership

A Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister has cast doubt on another coalition with the Conservatives as a senior figure from David Cameron's party admitted it would be "incredibly difficult" to win a majority at the General Election.