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Today is the first day of the Year of the Monkey

The week-long holiday, known as the Spring Festival in China, is focused on family reunion, and is a time when students and migrant workers return to their home towns.

Storm Imogen hits Britain with 100mph winds leaving roads closed and rail delays

Gales and heavy rain have forced road closures and delays to rail services, with airports warning flights may be disrupted.

The morning news headlines: David Cameron to urge 'wholesale reform' in prison system; Boris Johnson questions David Cameron's deal with European Union over reforms

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Low-speed dumper truck chase had police fearing for their lives

Nicholas Churchill left a trail of destruction after taking the 20-tonne earth mover from his employer after complaining about its air conditioning, saying he was too hot to work.

Rio Olympics won't be cancelled over Zika virus outbreak in Brazil

The Zika virus adds to other problems with South America's first Olympics, including severe water pollution in Rio's sailing and rowing venues, and deep cuts of almost 30% to keep the operating budget in balance.

Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire dies aged 74

Earth, Wind & Fire, a nine-piece band featuring the two White brothers, singer Philip Bailey and a distinctive horn section, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

The morning news headlines: NHS costs review warns 8,500 hospital beds blocked every day; Blow for David Cameron as poll finds rise in Brexit support

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New co-host Matt LeBlanc challenges Stephen Mangan to a duel, on Top Gear

LeBlanc's first appearance in 2012, saw him set the fastest-ever time for a celebrity lap around the Top Gear track.

The morning news headlines: Cancer death rates fall by 10% but number of cases continues to rise; David Cameron pledges money for Syrian refugees as leaders gather for talks

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Lord Lucan's son granted death certificate 42 years after peer vanished

Lord Lucan vanished after his nanny was found murdered at the family home in central London on November 7, 1974

Fourth Brit Awards appearance for Rihanna

Organisers confirmed the appearance with a tweet: "Surprise. Rihanna is performing at #BRITs 2016! We. Cannot. Deal."

The morning news headlines: PM to set out details of EU reform deal; World leaders urged to back £5.48bn deal to help Syrian refugees

PM TO SET OUT DETAILS OF EU REFORM DEAL

Sainsbury's aims to create "world-leading" retailer with Argos bid

The two companies have now agreed a three-week extension on the deadline of the deal to 5pm on Tuesday February 23 in order to complete the due diligence on the proposed offer.

Thousands of homes without power as Storm Henry continues to batter the country

Warnings for wind at the lesser yellow "be aware" level remain in place for Northern Ireland, Wales, northern England and the West Midlands

The morning news headlines: Donald Tusk to publish plans to address David Cameron's concerns over EU; Google poised to overtake Apple as world's most valuable firm

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The morning news headlines: 'Intensive' talks as David Cameron seeks EU reform deal; University bosses meeting ministers to discuss improving diversity

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Power cuts and travel chaos as storm Gertrude hits Scotland

British Isles bracing itself for strong winds, heavy rain, snow and ice as the extreme weather batters the UK

The morning news headlines: David Cameron to hold talks with key players in Brussels; Google should pay more UK tax

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Over a third of A&E arrivals sent home with advice, new figure show

Data released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre shows 19.6 million attendances in 2014/15

Louis Tomlinson tweets picture of newborn son Freddie

He announced the birth at the weekend to his 21.3 million twitter fans

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Just one in 20 Heathrow staff living within 5km of the airport cycle to work

Big fines for West End restaurant after salad onions found garnished with rat droppings

The fire quickly spread after the culprit set the British Union flag alight

Man who burned Union Jack causing thousands of pounds of damage sought by police

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