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Ebola trial results 'promising'

An experimental Ebola vaccine has triggered promising immune responses from 20 healthy volunteers taking part in a preliminary trial.

Grooming gang preyed on teenagers

Abdulahi Aden, one of fourteen Somali men who have been convicted of running an inner city sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage British girls.

Fourteen Somali men have been convicted of running an inner city sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage British girls, it can be reported for the first time.

MoD pressed over Libyan cadets

About 300 Libyan recruits were sent home from Bassingbourn Barracks

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) must publicly answer questions over its handling of disgraced Libyan cadet soldiers training in the UK, councillors have said.

Coroner weeps at soldier's inquest

Captain Richard Holloway was killed in action on December 23 last year (MoD/PA)

A coroner broke down in tears at the inquest of a special forces soldier who he said "died with a rifle in his hand doing a job that he loved and protecting freedom".

More teachers have top degree

Statistics show 17% of graduates starting teacher training this academic year had first class degrees

Almost three-quarters of new graduate teacher trainees in England have a 2:1 degree or better, with a higher proportion than ever entering the profession with a first class degree.

Pair 'killed in frenzied attack'

Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20, were stabbed to death in Leytonstone, east London

A pair of drug dealers were ambushed and stabbed to death by a pack of young men in a "swift, frenzied, utterly brutal attack" in a quiet residential street, a court heard.

Oil prices lowest for four years

Oil prices tumbled to new four-year lows today amid expectations that, despite the recent slide, Opec ministers will not take action to cut production.

Warning as BBC saves £1.1bn a year

Director general Tony Hall has ordered a review of BBC spending

The BBC's efficiency drive is saving £1.1 billion a year compared to six years ago - but it has warned that further cuts could affect programme content.

Forces 'letting crime victims down'

Eighteen police forces out of 43 have been assessed as requiring improvement in the way they carry out investigations

Victims of crime are being let down in areas covered by nearly half of the police forces in England and Wales by poor investigations, a policing watchdog has said.

Boris leading Far East trade visit

Boris Johnson's is tasked with "banging the drum" for London in rapidly growing markets

Boris Johnson will take part in a trade mission at the Singapore High Commissioner's residence on the first day of his business tour of the Far East.

Service resumes at crisis hospital

Normal service has resumed at a crisis-hit hospital which had been forced to cancel operations and tell patients to stay away from A&E.

Drug mule's father in video warning

More than 700 British nationals were arrested abroad for drug-related offences in the 2013/14 year

The father of convicted drug smuggler Melissa Reid has spoken of the devastating effect her crime has had on his family, in a new video warning of the consequences of drug crime abroad.