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Mother receives jail sentence for forcing daughter to marry older relative

Mother receives jail sentence for forcing daughter to marry older relative

In the first successful prosecution of its kind, a mother was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for forcing her teenage daughter to marry a relative 16 years her senior

Home Secretary Sajid Javid backs boost in stop and search

Sajid Javid also vowed to prioritise police spending as he offered an olive branch to rank-and-file officers following years of sniping over budget cuts and staffing reductions.

Acid attacker Berlinah Wallace jailed for at least 12 years

Wallace was convicted of throwing acid over ex-partner but was found not guilty of murder following his death through euthanasia.

M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

The retailer reported a 62.1% fall in pre-tax profit to £66.8 million in the year to March 31.

UK inflation falls despite sugar tax and higher pump prices

Inflation fell to its lowest level for more than a year in April to 2.4%.

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Topshop sales down by 6%

The fashion retailer swung to a loss last year as the chain struggled in a tough environment for high street firms.

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook needs to do more to tackle inappropriate content

The Facebook chief is in Brussels being questioned by MEPs.

Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth dies aged 85

The American author won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel American Pastoral.

Alleged IS supporter to go on trial over Prince George post

Husnain Rashid is accused of encouraging terrorism after detailing the address of Prince George's school.

Scientists to use DNA to test for Loch Ness Monster

Genetic code will be extracted from the lake's water to determine the types of creatures that make the lake their home.

Historic North Korean summit could be delayed, Trump says

Mr Trump raised the possibility that the meeting could be pushed back during a White House meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in.

The 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack remembered in minute's silence

A remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral was held in honour of the victims of the attack.

Ariana Grande shares heartfelt message one year on from Manchester Arena attack

The 24-year-old singer has paid her respects to the victims of the attack on social media.

Ken Livingstone quits the Labour Party amid anti-semitism claims

The former London mayor said the allegations against him had become a 'distraction'.

Government to curb use of wood burners in air pollution battle

New legislation will be implemented as part of efforts to cut harmful dirty air.

Features and opinion

From across the pond: This is why Trump is still smiling

From across the pond: This is why Trump is still smiling

In the latest instalment of his column, Michael Graham says Donald Trump actually has a lot to smile about, despite having made a lot of global enemies

How 'mental health memes' on Instagram are helping sufferers

How 'mental health memes' on Instagram are helping sufferers

Instagram is often blamed for making users feel inadequate when they see aspirational or unattainable images, but a community of mental health sufferers are creating images others relate to

Mental health myths busted with Emma Kenny

Mental health: Celebs share their experiences, and we bust some myths

TV psychologist Emma Kenny answers some common questions about mental health issues, and celebrities including Anna Williamson, Frank Turner and Jasmine Harman share their experiences

Matt Fearon and his daughter Amaryllis

It's not just mums who get postnatal depression. One dad shares his story

Matt Fearon thought he was just overwhelmed by parenting, but he was suffering from paternal depression, which one in 10 men could experience

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