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Romney takes poll lead in Florida

Mitt Romney has jumped to a commanding lead in the Florida primary, as he reached for a resounding victory that would make him the clear front-runner in the race to pick a Republican challenger to President Barack Obama.Read

Man killed by train at crossing

A man has been killed after being struck by a train on a level crossing.Read

Prince branded a 'conquistador'

The Duke of Cambridge will be wearing the uniform of a "conqueror" when he deploys to the Falklands later this year, Argentina has said.Read

Police in village gunman stand-off

Police negotiators are locked in an armed stand-off with a man at a house in a small rural village.Read

Peers defeat welfare reform plans

Coalition plans to cut payments to families with disabled children have been rejected by the House of Lords in a seventh defeat for Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms.Read

Cold snap takes hold across Britain

Temperatures have been hovering around freezing point in many areas and forecasters warn the cold spell will continue to grip Britain for the rest of the week.Read

PM rebuffs jibes over Europe veto

David Cameron has denied being forced to back down over his high-profile European treaty veto.Read

Murder quiz over bodies in pond

Detectives are questioning a man on suspicion of murder after two bodies were found in a pond near an Army barracks.Read

PM in warning on EU treaty deal

Britain will be ready to use legal action if the new treaty being agreed between 25 EU states threatens UK national interests, Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted.Read

Goodwin stripped of knighthood

Ex-banker Fred Goodwin has had his knighthood removed.Read

Consumers cut debts in December

Consumers cut their debts at the fastest rate in two decades during December amid signs they dipped into savings to pay for Christmas.Read

Above inflation rise in water bills

Struggling households face a 5.7% - or £20 - hike in average water bills this year.Read

Kidnap threat left Burrell 'sick'

Former royal butler Paul Burrell said he was "sick to his stomach" when he received a phone call from a man saying he had kidnapped his wife, a court has been told.Read

Man arrested over bodies in pond

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of two bodies in a pond.Read

Tories form Northern Ireland party

The Tories will set up a new party in Northern Ireland to deliver "mainstream, national politics", it has been confirmed.Read

Parents fight on over rail deaths

The parents of two girls killed in a level crossing accident have pledged to continue their fight for improved safety after Network Rail (NR) admitted health and safety breaches.Read

HMS Dauntless off to Falklands

One of the Royal Navy's most advanced new warships is being sent to the Falkland Islands, the Ministry of Defence said.Read

Borrowers pay back £400m in month

A record £400 million was repaid from personal borrowings in December as consumers continued to shrink their debts, the Bank of England has said.Read

NUT refuses to back pension reforms

The Government faced continued resistance to its controversial public sector pension reforms when members of the biggest teachers' union backed its stance of refusing to sign up to the proposals.Read

Plea to Obama on Briton extradition

The mother of a British student accused of breaking American copyright laws has called on Barack Obama to halt "appallingly harsh" attempts to extradite her son as the US president faced a grilling over his plight.Read