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Gamer helped catch armed robber

The robbery was broadcast to a gamer 25 miles away

An armed robber who threatened three men in a flat raid was caught after the robbery was broadcast to a gamer 25 miles away who was playing an online X-Box game with one of his victims, police said.

Man held in Claudia Lawrence probe

Claudia Lawrence went missing in 2009 (North Yorkshire Police/PA)

Police investigating the disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Sri Lanka cyclists bike down M74

A group of Commonwealth Games athletes took on a road race with a difference today by going for a ride down one of Scotland's busiest stretches of motorway.

MP apologises for Gaza rocket tweet

An MP tweeted about the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward has issued what the party described as a "categorical apology", after posting a tweet suggesting that he might be ready to fire rockets from Gaza into Israel.

Tulisa aide sorry for Cowell remark

Gareth Varey pictured with Tulisa Contostavlos during their trial

Tulisa Contostavlos's personal assistant has apologised for making claims about Simon Cowell's private life which were heard in court prior to the collapse of the singer's trial, and said he had been "drunk" at the time.

Update for kidney problem diagnosis

Experts are planning to increase the threshold for the diagnosis of a common kidney problem to reduce the number of people who are being unnecessarily diagnosed and treated.

Adele's son wins privacy damages

Singer Adele, whose young son has been awarded damages for breach of privacy by paparazzi

The toddler son of singer Adele has accepted a five-figure sum in damages in settlement of a privacy case brought by his parents over paparazzi photos of his "milestone moments".

Council workers plan second strike

Public sector workers and members of the Unison union outside the Houses of Parliament during the last one-day walkout in a dispute over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts

Local government and school support workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to mount a second day of strike action later this year.

Snowboarder plea over stolen photos

Snowboard Jenny Jones won the slopestyle bronze medal at Sochi

Snowboarder Jenny Jones has issued a public plea for help after her laptop including all of her photographs of her Olympic success was stolen from her car.

Wage growth signal over rate rise

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has signalled that Britain's faltering wage growth is to have an increasingly important bearing on when interest rates will rise.

Gout, disease of kings, on the rise

The number of cases of gout are on the rise, new figures show, contrary to the belief that the ailment has been consigned to the history books.

Epidural 'may cut depression risk'

Mothers-to-be who use pain relief during childbirth may have a lower risk of depression after their babies are born, a leading psychiatrist has said.