British mother, 41, collapses and dies while singing karaoke at five star resort in Egypt


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British mother, 41, collapses and dies in front of family while singing karaoke at five star hotel in EgyptLeah Rice, 41, believed to have had a heart attack at the Red Sea resort The mother-of-one was due to return to the UK tomorrowHer firm's Facebook page was deluged with messages of condolence By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 31 January 2013 A British businesswoman has died while singing karaoke on holiday at the popular Sharm-el Sheikh resort in Egypt.

Questions on Jessica Ennis at heart of new "patriotic" test on Britishness for migrants


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From Cromwell to Kipling and Ennis, a new 'patriotic' test on Britishness for migrantsGone are questions about public transport, credit cards and job interviewsNew Life in the UK test draws on British culture, history and traditionsIncluded are William the Conqueror, the Reformation and Rudyard Kipling By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 12:59 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:29 GMT, 28 January 2013 Migrants who hope to become British citizens will have to learn about 1066 and all that under new citizenship tests, ministers said yesterday. They will be examined on their knowledge of William the Conqueror, the Reformation, Oliver Cromwell and Rudyard Kipling in a reformed version of the tests that must be passed before qualifying for a passport. But some names familiar to schoolchildren will be missed out of the tests developed by the Home Office

Partner and sister of Securicor robbery fugitive Eddie Maher arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal 1.2m


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Partner and sister of Securicor robbery fugitive Eddie Maher arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal 1.2mMaher's partner Debbie Brett, 47, and sister Margaret Francis, 64 arrestedArrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal and assisting an offenderMaher to appear in court in March charged with theft from security van | UPDATED: 17:47 GMT, 18 December 2012 Two relatives of fugitive security guard Eddie Maher, who disappeared for 19 years after 1.2 million was stolen from a security van in which he was working, have been arrested. Maher's partner Debbie Brett, 47, and sister Margaret Francis were today arrested by Suffolk police officers on suspicion of conspiracy to steal and assisting an offender. The arrests are in connection to the 1993 theft, in which the huge sum was taken from a Securicor van in Felixstowe, Suffolk

Olympics and Diamond Jubilee beat big-hitters Downton and X Factor to become most-watched TV programmes of the year


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Olympics and Diamond Jubilee beat big-hitters Downton and X Factor to become most-watched TV programmes of the yearCultural and sporting events triumphed over usual favouritesClosing Ceremony was most-watched show since records began in 1981 | UPDATED: 11:19 GMT, 13 December 2012 Half of the most watched programmes of the year were sporting or cultural events, according to figures released yesterday. The London Games, Euro 2012, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee were among the most popular, eclipsing traditional audience winners such as The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. The Olympics Closing Ceremony in August was the most-watched programme of the year – attracting an average audience of 24.5 million, according to the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.

As census reveals over a million Britons were born to inter-racial relationships, one woman"s moving story


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At school I was called a half-caste. Today I'm proud: As census reveals over a million Britons were born to inter-racial relationships, one woman's moving story | UPDATED: 23:39 GMT, 11 December 2012 Whenever the moment comes when I have to choose the box on the Census that asks me to describe my national identity, my hand hovers over which one to tick.

"Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated baby news with a shepherd"s pie and an early night"


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'The most nerve-wracking moment of her life': Friend claims Kate and Wills celebrated baby news with a shepherd's pie… and an early night Royals learnt of pregnancy at their Welsh cottage in October, according to one of the Duchess's oldest friendsFormer school friend Jessica Hay reveals pair wanted to make news public at Christmas Pregnancy instead emerged when Duchess was admitted to hospital with acute morning sickness Duchess 'now feeling much better, making plans for Christmas… and craving papaya fruit'Parents-to-be 'have told doctors they don't want to know the sex of baby' | UPDATED: 09:42 GMT, 10 December 2012 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated news of her pregnancy with a shepherd's pie and an early night, a friend claimed today.

BBC Sports Personality shortlist: Mo Farah says he"s sportsman of the year


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Sportsman of the year That would be me says (not so) modest Mo as Sports Personality shortlist is unveiledMo Farah says he will win, but odds are in favour of Bradley WigginsList also includes Games' heroes Andy Murray and Sir Chris HoyUnlike last year, five women made it on to the list: Olympic winners Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams and Katherine Grainger and Paralympic girls Ellie Simmonds and Sarah Storey | UPDATED: 08:10 GMT, 27 November 2012 He is widely considered to be the modest man of middle-distance running and a gentleman of the sporting world.