William and Kate greet well-wishers at Coventry Cathedral

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have walked through the ruins of Coventry Cathedral cheered by hundreds of flag-waving schoolchildren and well-wishers.

Cressida Dick joins officers conducting a weapons sweep in Islington

Police will use stop-and-search powers ‘properly’ over knife crime – Met chief

Stop-and-search powers will be used “properly” to address knife crime in London, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said.

Ben Bradley (far right) was promoted in Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle

Tory MP apologises over suggestion unemployed should get sterilised

A Tory MP promoted in Theresa May’s reshuffle has apologised over a blog post suggesting benefit claimants should have vasectomies.

A girl touches the Sonic Light Bubble (Ian West/PA)

In pics: Winter Lights festival illuminates Canary Wharf

London’s Canary Wharf has been lit up by the return of its Winter Lights festival, which runs from January 16 to 27 and is free to the public.

The government is accepting some of the recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

PM backs campaign against loneliness in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

A minister for loneliness has been appointed to help tackle the misery endured by around nine million Britons.

Lynx helicopter farewell tour

In pictures: Lynx helicopters begin farewell tour

The Army Air Corps has flown four of the last remaining Lynx helicopters from RAF Odiham in Hampshire on a commemorative tour as the aircraft bows out after nearly 40 years of service.

Kate and William "wiggle" with staff members (Phil Barnett/PA)

William and Kate get wiggle room on visit to Coventry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge followed in well-trodden royal footsteps when they danced in public, learning a new way to communicate.

Flybe flight diverted (Tim Goode/PA)

Flight to Belfast diverted after technical problem

A Flybe flight from Manchester to Belfast has been diverted to Glasgow.

Anti-abortion protesters praying in London (PA)

Council to consult over proposed buffer zone outside abortion clinic

The introduction of what is believed to be the UK’s first ever buffer zone to stop anti-abortion protesters from gathering outside an abortion clinic has come a step closer.

A gritter lorry clears a road near Yad Moss in the North Pennines (Danny Lawson / PA)

Part of motorway shut due to wintry conditions

Part of a busy motorway has been shut due to wintry conditions, while severe weather warnings for snow and ice have been upgraded across the UK.

French President visits Calais

Macron promises no return of ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed not to allow the re-establishment of the “Jungle” camp of migrants in Calais.

The woman was offered a £10 "goodwill" voucher for what Just Eat called an "inconvenience" (Philip Toscano/PA)

Just Eat offered this woman a £10 voucher after a delivery driver sent her inappropriate messages

A woman has appealed to Just Eat after she was sent unsolicited messages from her delivery driver after ordering food using the app.

EU unveils plans to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030 (Lynne Cameron/PA)

EU unveils plans to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030

All plastic packaging across Europe will be recyclable or reusable by the end of the next decade, under plans to tackle marine pollution.

Island of Ireland braced for further snow (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Amber weather warning as Storm Fionn approaches

The island of Ireland has been battered by an icy blast as snowy conditions caused widespread travel disruption.

Police are hunting a man who walked out of a court building (Clara Molden/PA)

Hunt on for prisoner who strolled out of court and scarpered before sentencing

A prisoner is on the run after walking out of a court building before he could be sentenced, police said.

MPs heard about a data-sharing agreement between the NHS and the Home Office (PA)

Data sharing between NHS and Home Office creating ‘atmosphere of fear’, MPs told

A data-sharing agreement between the Home Office and the NHS to track immigration offenders has led to people becoming “too frightened” to access healthcare, MPs have heard.

Measles vaccination

More than 120 cases of measles confirmed amid outbreak in five areas of England

More than 120 cases of measles have now been confirmed in outbreaks affecting five areas of England.

Sir Desmond Swayne

Tory appears to fall asleep as Ken Clarke talks about Brexit

A Brexit-backing MP appeared a little more weary than usual with Ken Clarke as the Europhile former chancellor spoke in the Commons.

Protests have been held at Bath University over the vice-chancellor's pay (Ben Birchall//PA)

University Court calls for vice-chancellor to leave immediately

The University of Bath’s Court has passed a motion calling for the immediate departure of its vice-chancellor following a row about her pay.

The crisis over North Korea's missile testing is intensifying, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned

Keep pressure up on North Korea, Boris Johnson tells summit

Pressure on North Korea must be kept up despite the tentative truce with Seoul, Boris Johnson has insisted.

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