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Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Janette Benaddi and Frances Davies who are preparing to row the Atlantic (Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge/PA)

Working mothers team ready to row Atlantic

Shoppers are expected to spend almost one billion pounds online with bargain deals on Cyber Monday

Shoppers due to spend nearly £1bn online on Cyber Monday

Princess Charlotte with her cuddly toy dog (The Duchess of Cambridge)

Princess Charlotte pretty in pink as Kate and William release official photos

Peter Andre and Janette Manrara failed to impress

Peter Andre becomes ninth celebrity to waltz off Strictly Come Dancing

Gusts of up to 70mph are expected around exposed coastal areas in the west of England

Storm Clodagh wreaks havoc with transport on land, sea and in the air

Great Britain's Andy Murray in action during day three of the Davis Cup Final at the Flanders Expo Centre, Ghent

Andy Murray and team mates hailed for historic Davis Cup victory

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Dame Vivienne Westwood, second right, join campaigners in London calling for ambitious action to tackle climate change

Marchers gather to urge world leaders to act on climate change

Grant Shapps said "the buck should stop with me" and resigned over alleged bullying in the Conservative Party

Tory chairman Lord Feldman interviewed as witness over bullying row

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appears on the BBC One current affairs programme The Andrew Marr Show (BBC/PA)

Jeremy Corbyn to make ruling on Labour stance over Syria air strikes

Junior doctors are poised to take strike action over three days this week

Army medics may be brought in to help during junior doctors' strike

Top Gear presenter Chris Evans filming a segment for the new series at London's Olympic Stadium

Chris Evans reveals date of Top Gear's return to our screens

Che Chesterman forgot the lyrics to this year's fastest-selling single (Syco/Thames TV/PA)

X Factor's Che Chesterman forgets the lyrics to Adele's Hello

Increased social care costs will hit local government coffers

Warning of massive funding gap for local authorities

The CBI reports economic growth remaining 'steady' in the past few months, although momentum has slowed

Economic growth slows with manufacturing sluggish, says CBI

Prince Harry falls off his horse during a fundraising polo match in aid of his charity Sentebale at the Val de Vie Estate in South Africa

Prince Harry falls from his polo pony during charity match

Che Chesterman forgot the lyrics to this year's fastest selling single (Syco/Thames TV/PA)

X Factor's Che Chesterman forgets the lyrics to Adele's Hello

Posters advertising Black Friday sales on London's Oxford Street

Shoppers bag £3bn of bargains despite 'muted' Black Friday

Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec during a dress rehearsal for Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA)

Helen George tops Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard after Quickstepathon triumph

PwC said the Caparo Tubular Solutions business had been sold

333 steel jobs saved as Caparo business sold

Junior doctors are poised to take strike action over three days from next week

No deal as talks continue in bid to avert junior doctors' strike

Grant Shapps has come under fire from the father of a Tory activist who killed himself

Grant Shapps quits amid claims of inaction over Tory bullying allegations

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh look out across Valletta Harbour, Malta

Queen ends state visit to Malta with emotional farewell

Prime Minister David Cameron is attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta

David Cameron urges Commonwealth to press for reform in the Maldives

David Cameron indicated he will call a vote on British airstrikes in Syria

Cameron's strongest sign yet he will call for Syria airstrikes vote

The baby girl was taken to Cumberland Infirmary

Probe after 'unexplained' death of baby girl in Carlisle

Susannah Constantine was the first star voted out of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here (ITV/PA)

Susannah Constantine is first star to be voted out of I'm A Celebrity

Ken Livingstone said British troops are 'too discredited after Iraq and Afghanistan'

PM condemns Ken Livingstone for claiming British troops are 'discredited'

HMS Clyde re-fuelling an RAF Sea King helicopter during a recent operation between The Falkland Islands and South Georgia to rescue a man bitten by a seal (MoD/PA)

Briton injured by seal on remote Atlantic island rescued by Navy and RAF

JK Rowling feared that her follow-up to the first Harry Potter novel could never match its success

Rowling feared first Harry Potter follow-up could not match its success

Police are appealing for information about the collision, which occurred on Bury New Road in Salford

Pregnant woman thrown on to car bonnet in Salford crash

The Queen at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard, Malta

Queen plants sapling of Malta's national tree on state visit

Olly Murs came under fire after making a mistake while presenting the X Factor

Olly Murs was scolded by mother for X Factor elimination gaffe

Snow on the North Yorkshire Moors above Hutton le Hole

Christmas lights switch-ons cancelled amid strong winds

CCTV showed the attempted ram raid of a cash machine in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire (Bedfordshire Police/PA)

Four ram-raiders jailed after being caught red-handed

Three fire appliances attended the scene and firefighters worked for around an hour to put out the flames

Two people die in house fire in Merseyside

Reece Burton has been returned to custody after absconding from a psychiatric clinic (Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

'Dangerous' mental health patient found after absconding from clinic

The Boeing 777-200 burst into flames at a Las Vegas airport (Eric Hays/Twitter/PA)

British passengers sue over plane fire on Las Vegas runway

David Brickwood was murdered at his home in Abington, Northampton, in September (Northamptonshire Police/PA)

£10,000 reward offered as police probe murder of Northampton man in own home

An investigation was launched after Arabic graffiti was found on four easyJet planes in France

Probe begins after Arabic graffiti found on four easyJet planes in France

George Osborne unveiled measures designed to help people on to the housing ladder this week

Favourable interest rates for Help to Buy Isa schemes

Researchers at the University of Bath say that stirring table sugar in to a water bottle before a big physical event could be the difference between success and failure

Ditching sports drinks for a spoonful of sugar 'could make exercise easier'

Cyclists lie in the road during a "die in" rally outside Transport for London's (TfL) headquarters

Coffins laid outside TfL office to represent cyclists killed on city's roads

Jess Glynne said it is harder for women in the music industry because of the double standard

Jess Glynne vows she will not be silenced 'for fear of being judged'

Adele's new album has smashed sales records

Adele's new album 'fastest selling record in British history'

Protesters gather around mock coffins during a 'die in' rally outside Transport for London's headquarters to call for more investment in cycling infrastructure

Coffins laid outside TfL office to represent cyclists killed on city's roads

How snakes lost their legs "has long been a mystery", scientists said

Fossil skull CT scan sheds light on how snakes lost their legs

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary had been released on bail in September

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary in custody after bail revoked

Protesters against fracking outside Preston County Hall, Lancashire

Ministers accused of hypocrisy as fracking schemes called in

Justice Lowell Goddard is presiding over the inquiry

Child abuse inquiry to probe claims involving politicians and churches

French president Francois Hollande walks out in the courtyard of the Invalides national monument at the end of a ceremony in Paris (AP)

Francois Hollande vows to destroy 'army of fanatics' behind Paris terror attacks

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