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David Cameron is to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid growing tensions with Russia over Moscow's military intervention in Syria

Russia on agenda as David Cameron meets Angela Merkel and Estonia PM

Jeremy Corbyn said businesses that work with trade unions should be celebrated

Social responsibility key to good business, Jeremy Corbyn says

The number of lettings by councils in England has fallen to the lowest figure since records began, official figures have showed.

Council lettings in England fall to record low

A van believed to be carrying Clayton Williams arriving at Wirral Magistrates' Court

Clayton Williams back in court via video-link over Pc Dave Phillips murder

Sir Bruce Forsyth was ordered to rest for a week

Sir Bruce Forsyth told to rest for a week after fall at home

Riley Carter Millington, 21, who is set to join the Eastenders cast playing transgender character, Kyle (BBC/PA)

Transgender actor on EastEnders makes soap history

The judge rejected claims by Peter Andre of 'death threats' from producer Neville Hendricks

Judge brands Peter Andre a liar over contract row 'death threats'

Thousands of suspected criminals avoided prosecution last year due to ill-health or their age

More than 2,000 suspected criminals avoid prosecution due to ill-health or age

JML founder John Mills is backing the campaign to leave the EU.

Cross-party campaign calls for Britain to leave EU

The Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to help improve the results of disadvantaged pupils

MPs highlight 'inequalities' in funding for disadvantaged pupils

Ben Whishaw is baffled about the fuss over whether sexual orientation should be important in casting for specific roles

Ben Whishaw baffled by debate over sexuality in casting for roles

Susan Boyle's showstopping performance in Britain's Got Talent revived hit musical Les Miserables.

Susan Boyle praised for extending run of Les Miserables to 30 years

Renting works out cheaper than paying a mortgage for first-time buyers in the South East, research shows

Buying a home more cost-effective than renting in 36% of cities - research

Helen Mirren attending the Trumbo Premiere in london's Leicester Square (Matt Crossick/PA Wire)

Gossip columnist role makes Dame Helen Mirren see dark side of press

Sebastiano Magnanini, whose tattooed body was found in London's Regent's Canal (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Man charged with preventing lawful burial of body found in canal

Scientists claim to have found predictors for sexual orientation in the genetic code

Scientists claim 'predictive model' in genetic code for sexual orientation

David Cameron has been urged to intervene with Saudi Arabia over the fate of a protester who has been sentenced to death

Condemned Saudi protester's father urges David Cameron to intervene

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to ease the fears of junior doctors

Jeremy Hunt tries to reassure junior doctors in contract dispute

CCTV issued by Avon and Somerset Police of Nathan Matthews, who is accused of murdering Becky Watts, looking at circular power saws at a shop

CCTV of Becky Watts' killer stepbrother choosing saw in Bristol B&Q released

Two attempts to subdue the man with a Taser stun gun failed

Man shot by police after Taser bid fails

RAF Typhoons are already deployed in the region as part of the Baltic Air Policing detachment. (PA/MoD)

UK troops heading to Baltic states following Russia's intervention in Syria

Sir Bruce Forsyth was ordered to rest for a week

Sir Bruce Forsyth told to rest for a week after falling at home

Alice's body was found in the Grand Union Canal

Change of coroner in Alice Gross inquest after case file left on a train

The Curiosity rover's landing site on the Gale Carter on Mars (Nasa/PA)

Mars crater 'used to contain lakes that existed for thousands of years'

Paul Willis is due to give evidence to the Transport Select Committee

Volkswagen's US boss makes 'sincere apology' over emissions scandal

Daniel Jones has admitted his part in the Hatton Garden heist (Met Police/PA)

Hatton Garden heist plotter Daniel Jones 'offers to help police find loot'

Tributes have been made to the men who died in the Chigwell air crash

Tributes to crewmen who died in Chigwell light aircraft crash

Great British Bake Off finalists, from left, Ian Cumming, Nadiya Hussain and Tamal Ray sign copies of the Great British Bake Off book at Waterstones in Piccadilly, London

Nadiya's relief as Bake Off secret is revealed

Gordon Brown urged David Cameron to make changes to the Scotland Bill

Gordon Brown urges David Cameron to amend Scotland Bill

The rate of multiple births has increased to 16 per 1,000 women giving birth

Multiple birth rate rises due to fertility treatment

Data from NHS England shows that 73.6% of red 1 calls were responded to in eight minutes in August

Ambulance target times for seriously ill patients not being met

A comment written by a customer on his order to online dessert delivery company Desserts Delivered (Desserts Delivered/PA)

Sweet! Desserts firm whips up something extra for amorous customer

The former head of Eton College has called for more affordable boarding school options

Former Eton College head in plea for affordable boarding school options

A no-fly zone is being enforced over Anmer Hall

No-fly zone imposed above Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Norfolk home

Geena Davis called on writers and directors to recognise the impact of gender representation on children

Geena Davis challenges 'unconscious bias' in on-screen representation of women

An RAF drone killed two Britons in an attack near the Syrian city of Raqqa

Government departments refuse to publish legal advice behind Syria drone strikes

Leeds Crown Court, where three men have gone on trial accused of people trafficking

High street retailers' bed supplier 'exploited Hungarians as slave workforce'

Eleven patients became infected due to problems with the decontamination of equipment in an endoscopy unit

Dirty equipment infected 11 patients 'despite NHS trust knowing about problem'

Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of killing jobs

George Osborne condemned as clean energy firms go into administration

Germany's largest bank said it would book charges of 5.8 million euro (£4.3 billion) on the value of businesses it had previously bought

Deutsche Bank losses hit £4.5bn amid writedowns and litigation charges

SABMiller's beers include Peroni and Grolsch

SABMiller shareholders should force board to hold takeover talks - AB InBev

A senior judge described the treatment of a 42-year-old asylum seeker from Sudan as "utterly unreasonable and truly disgraceful"

Asylum seeker entitled to damages over 'disgraceful' treatment, judge rules

The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, shine over Derwentwater, near Keswick in the Lake District

Weather wonder sparks Northern Lights show

Virgin Trains West Coast has retained its crown as the operator with the highest rate of complaints for the 11th quarter in a row, provisional figures show.

Virgin Trains West Coast has highest complaints for 11th straight quarter

Lord Brittan died earlier this year, but was unaware that police had decided there was no case for him to answer

Leon Brittan should have been told rape claim had been dropped - police chief

Donald Trump the Trump Turnberry Resort, South Ayrshire (PA)

Donald Trump takes battle against offshore wind farm to Supreme Court

A blood test can show a person's risk of suffering a heart attack

Blood test breakthrough could rule out heart attacks

Sergeant David Harkness Blakey of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was killed aged 26 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916 (family handout/PA Wire)

Battle of the Somme soldier laid to rest with full military honours

Daniel Craig in a scene from the latest James Bond film Spectre (MGM/PA)

Another Bond movie? I'd rather slash my wrists, says Daniel Craig

Left to right, Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May

Ex-Top Gear trio begin filming new car show

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