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From next April, firms will have to pay all workers aged over 25 at least £7.20 an hour

Women workers 'national living wage winners'

Tom Hardy plays both Ronnie Kray and his twin Reggie

Tom Hardy doubles up for Kray twins movie Legend

Scotland's Justice Secretary Michael Matheson will give a statement to Holyrood

Michael Matheson to give statement on Police Scotland summer controversies

New figures show nearly 30,000 suspected people smugglers have been identified by European authorities since the start of the year (AP)

Almost 30,000 suspected people smugglers identified in EU

People sit under brollies to keep out of the Bank Holiday rain at the Big Festival in Oxfordshire

Chilly August followed flaming July as temperatures plunged

Ugne Bubnaityte has become the fifth contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off (BBC)

Ice cream roll meltdown sees Ugne Bubnaityte booted out of Bake Off tent

Unruly children are spoiling pub visits, says the Good Pub Guide

Screaming children spoiling pub visits says Good Pub Guide 2016

Vice News cameraman Philip Pendlebury who, along with correspondent Jake Hanrahan, could face months in prison

Sister of terror charge journalist held in Turkey dismisses claims against him

Using recent health, crime and drinking data, the report suggests drinkers are not a burden to the taxpayer

Drinkers 'pay billions of pounds in tax more than they cost'

David Cameron has sought to head off a damaging backbench revolt over Europe

EU referendum rule changes tabled by Government amid backbench revolt fears

Refugees in a rubber dinghy arriving on the beach at Psalidi on Kos

Tory MPs press David Cameron to take in more refugees

Greater Manchester Police's website has been targeted by an internet hacker

Greater Manchester Police website targeted by hacker

Pregnant women have been told to maintain a healthy weight to prevent their unborn child developing diabetes in later life

Pregnant women warned about weight gain over diabetes link to children

Kristen Stewart was back at the top of the 50 Best-Dressed Women list after polling third place last year

Twilight star Kristen Stewart tops Glamour's 50 Best-Dressed Women list

Gillian Taylforth reprises her EastEnders role as Kathy Beale

Kathy Beale clashes with Sharon Mitchell in explosive EastEnders return

Ugne Bubnaityte is the latest Bake Off hopeful to have her dreams dashed

Ice cream roll meltdown sees Ugne Bubnaityte booted out of Bake Off tent

An "incredibly rare"  blue whale has been spotted off the coast of Cornwall

'Incredibly rare' sighting of blue whale off coast of Cornwall

The controversial badger cull has cost the taxpayer 16.8 million pounds over the past few years, figures show

Culling costs £6,775 per single badger, figures reveal

Chris Ling was a suspect in an investigation into abuse allegations at Chetham's School of Music

Shot ex-violin teacher Chris Ling was to be charged with 77 sex offences

Passengers wait outside for a replacement train at Calais after their service suffered a technical fault during disruption at the French port (Tom Mayes/PA)

Migrants targeting Eurostar trains 'because of extra security at Chunnel'

Rebekah Brooks, who has been confirmed as chief executive officer of News UK with Tony Gallagher becoming editor-in-chief of The Sun.

Rebekah Brooks made News UK chief executive

The 56 Dean Street clinic in London's Soho sent a newsletter to about 780 patients on a group email, rather than to individuals.

Jeremy Hunt says HIV patient data breach 'completely unacceptable'

The number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased by almost a fifth to 744,000, new figures show.

Rise in use of zero-hours contracts condemned

David Cameron accepted a recommendation that voters should be asked whether they want the UK to "remain in" or "leave" the EU

EU referendum rule changes tabled by Government amid backbench revolt fears

The cost of bailing out NHS organisations has been revealed in new research

'Horrific' figures as £1.2bn paid to bail out NHS organisations during 2014/15

There are more than three trillion trees worldwide, according to the study

Number of trees 'halved' since dawn of human civilisation

Adele Bellis' parents Kevin and Colleen Bellis attened the hearing at Ipswich Crown Court

Acid attack victim thanks Katie Piper for support after ex-boyfriend conviction

Call The Midwife star Helen George has split from her husband

Call The Midwife star Helen George splits from husband

The victim was attacked outside a Cineworld cinema in Crawley, West Sussex

Man attacked with acid after screening of Straight Outta Compton movie

Daniel Dreghorn has been jailed for four years at the High Court in Glasgow after admitting to stealing medical equipment from the NHS

Former NHS worker given four-year jail term for £1.3m medical equipment thefts

The 48-year-old man from Dunmow was arrested in relation to firearms offences

Man carrying firearms shot by police

The fall in trips was largely due to fewer car journeys, the survey found

Home-working linked to fall in number of journeys made in England

The Court of Protection heard a man used his elderly mother's money to pay his son's college fees

Judge censures son who used vulnerable mother's money to buy own house

The accounts were reportedly run by a "co-ordinated group" of fraudsters who failed to reveal their affiliations

Wikipedia blocks 381 accounts for 'black hat editing'

Sue Perkins was diagnosed with prolactinoma, a non-cancerous tumour, eight years ago

Sue Perkins reveals she has lived with a brain tumour for eight years

Graham Mallinson, who has been named as the last victim of the Shoreham air disaster

Final Shoreham crash victim the "kindest and most generous man"

The average cost of everyday items has risen, according to new figures

Cost of everyday supermarket items 'rises by 8%'

VAT Club said that cuts in other EU countries had led to price reductions and greater customer demand

VAT cut 'would create 425,000 new jobs in hospitality industry'

Former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote arriving at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2015

Strictly Come Dancing stars sparkle at red carpet launch

Consumer electronic fair IFA, in Berlin, will introduce products that are likely to appear high on wish lists by Christmas (AP)

Sony and Samsung to reveal new phones and smartwatches

David Cameron and Angela Merkel's relationship could be harmed by the refugee crisis, the Prime Minister has been warned

Migrant crisis pressure mounts on Europe's leaders

A Vauxhall Corsa police car outside a house in Walsall, as a police union claimed that criminals are escaping arrest because officers are having to respond to 999 calls in cars without sirens

Police cars without sirens blamed for missed chances to catch crooks

David Cameron who has reaffirmed the Government's commitment to opening 500 new free schools over the next five years

Cameron gives green light to 18 new free school projects

The checks will focus on mental health and musculoskeletal problems

Physiotherapy and counselling for NHS staff in drive to cut sickness rates

Jeremy Corbyn deserves the support of Labour members if elected, a senior figure said

Chuka Umunna urges Labour to back Jeremy Corbyn if he is elected leader

The health risks of consuming salt have been revealed in new research

High salt intake 'an obesity risk irrespective of calorie count'

Just 44% of people are able to commute to work by either walking or cycling, a study found

Most workers' commute involves motorised transport

A small minority of rogue landlords are making life "unbearable" for tenants, Shelter says

Rogue landlords making life unbearable for tenants, says Shelter

Experts have warned that thousands of people with learning disabilities are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs despite little evidence that they work

Warning over use of mental illness drugs for challenging behaviour

Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham says the UK should remain part of the EU and Nato

Andy Burnham attacks Labour leadership rival Jeremy Corbyn over 'isolationism'


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