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Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev have been crowned winners of Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA)

Flack: I had the best night ever

TV presenter Caroline Flack has said she cannot lift her head "let alone the glitterball" the morning after the night she was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion.

GP hours 'failing younger adults'

GP surgeries must keep up with "21st-century lifestyles", a charity has warned, after a survey found young adults head straight to accident and emergency departments because they cannot get a suitable appointment.

Service held for Lockerbie victims

Scotland's top prosecutor reaffirmed Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's guilt in the killing of 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing

The 270 people who lost their lives in the Lockerbie bombing exactly 26 years ago will be remembered at a memorial service in the United States today.

Fury over club's move to sign Evans

Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was convicted of rape

Hartlepool United Football Club is at the centre of a new row over convicted rapist Ched Evans after its manager announced he would like to sign the player.

May considering student exit plans

Home Secretary Theresa May is considering a plan to send foreign students home when they graduate

Foreign students could face being sent back to their home countries after their courses finish under hardline plans reportedly being considered by Home Secretary Theresa May.

Farage's approval rating slips

Nigel Farage has seen his approval rating decline, according to a poll

Nigel Farage's approval rating and the popularity of his party have both slipped according to a poll which gave Labour a seven-point lead over the Tories.

Festive drivers 'drugalyse' threat

Roadside drug testing kits may be used on drivers during the festive season

A new roadside test could be used by police as part of a Christmas and New Year crackdown on drug driving, a home officer minister has indicated.

Child abuse panel faces axe threat

The Government's child abuse inquiry panel could be disbanded to make way for a more powerful body

The troubled child abuse inquiry panel could be disbanded in order for a new, more powerful, body to take over, Theresa May has indicated.

Hunt criticised on ambulances plan

The current target is for an emergency vehicle to reach those in life-threatening situations within eight minutes

Labour today stepped up attacks on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after it emerged that target times for ambulances to reach some seriously-ill patients could be lengthened.

Inmates face armed forces question

Prisoners entering custody will be asked whether they served in the armed forces

From January every prisoner coming into custody in England and Wales will be asked whether they have served in the armed forces as part of an effort to improve the way veterans are treated in the justice system.

Plan 'could double 999 wait times'

A plan by health chiefs could reportedly double the time patients wait for an ambulance to arrive

Health chiefs have insisted no decisions have been made on proposed changes to ambulance response times after it was reported they may be increased in some cases.

Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed

Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland reaffirmed the guilt of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi over the Lockerbie bombing (Crown Office/PA)

Scotland's top prosecutor has reaffirmed Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's guilt in the killing of 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing and has pledged to track down his accomplices.