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Ant and Dec v Ant and Dec...

Ant and Dec are up for three gongs at this year's National Television Awards (NTA) -- facing tough competition from themselves in one category.

The Geordie pair are nominated for Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway -- as well as I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! -- for best entertainment programme.

Curry poison plotter in dock

A man who tried to poison his neighbours by lacing a curry with slug pellets will be sentenced later today.

Gareth Stewart (37), of Alexandra Road, Denton, Manchester, put the pellets in a curry which he then offered to his neighbours Ann Marie Walton and Beverley Sales.

He has admitted two counts of attempting to administer a poison with intent on September 22 last year.

Dramatic rise in early births

One in 10 of the some 130 million births around the world each year is premature.

Most are in poorer countries where chances of survival are low, according to the World Health Organisation. It reported a "dramatic rise" in pre-term births in richer countries over the past 20 years, especially in North America and parts of Europe.