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Ex-MPs have been given passes allowing them to roam the Westminster estate and use the subsidised facilities

Lobbying probe ex-MPs given passes

Marks & Spencer posted a drop in quarterly clothing sales

Dip in sales for Marks & Spencer

Doctors were granted permission to withhold treatment after a telephone conference hearing

Treatment withheld after phone call

A High Court judge ruled that Yasmin Prest was owed £360,000

Businessman loses divorce cash bid

A clause in his old BBC contract stops Jeremy Clarkson from presenting a new car show on a rival TV channel for two years

Clause blocks ITV Clarkson car show

Eurotunnel services have been partly suspended

Migrant dies on UK-bound shuttle

The Competition and Markets Authority has conducted a year-long inquiry into the energy market

Energy users overcharged by £1.2bn

CCTV still of a man police wish to trace in connection with a street attack which left football fan Nic Cruwys with life-threatening injuries

Suspect sought in fan attack case

James Naughtie will leave the Today team in January

Today's Naughtie to leave show

Mackie Miller, 15, needed surgery for a fractured pelvis, shattered hand, broken shoulder and a stomach laceration after the incident in Wolverhampton (West Midlands Police/PA)

Mother's plea to crash lorry driver

Syed Choudhury is to be jailed by a judge at the Old Bailey

Teen to be jailed over Syria plot

Fudge the dog helped his owner complete his university course in Edinburgh

Degree date for dissertation dog

Simon Cowell's mother Julie, who has died at the age of 89.

X Factor auditions back on

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande at talks over the Greece crisis (PA)

'Credible' Greek bailout plan urged

The drivers will be presented with the Guinness World Records title at Honda in Swindon, Wiltshire

Honda sets fuel efficiency record

The new EE Rook is the cheapest 4G phone ever in the UK

EE offers up sub-£50 4G smartphone

Local councils will be allowed to decide if they want to extend opening hours on Sundays

Unions warn on Sunday trading plan

London mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron lay wreathes at the July 7 memorial in Hyde Park, London

Silent tribute paid to 7/7 victims

Four charities have been accused of taking money over the phone from people with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and memory problems

Charities face fundraising probe

The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they reportedly staged a beheading scene.

Staff sacked for IS beheading prank

Jordon Begley was shot with a Taser while being restrained and handcuffed by officers from Greater Manchester Police

Taser death officers 'restricted'

A report has highlighted that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is widespread.

Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels

Funding to help support vulnerable children and young people has been cut, charities have warned

'£2bn cut from children's funding'

A report has highlighted that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is widespread

Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels

Four charities have been accused of taking money over the phone from people with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and memory problems

Charities face fundraising probe

The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they reportedly staged a beheading scene

Staff sacked for IS beheading prank

West Midlands Ambulance Service said an off-duty nurse was the first person to treat the injured after the accident on the A5

Man arrested over pile-up deaths

One of the walkers seriously injured in a lightning strike in Brecon Beacons is showing signs of improvement

Lightning strike walker 'improving'

Christopher and Sharon Bell, who died in the Tunisia beach massacre (West Yorkshire Police)

Tunisia bodies released to families

Jordon Begley was shot with a Taser while being restrained and handcuffed by  officers from Greater Manchester Police

Taser death officers 'restricted'

Police officers at the scene after two buses were involved in a crash in Brighton

13 hurt in city centre bus crash

BBC director-general Tony Hall said the corporation was committed to fully fund TV licences for over-75s

Hall says BBC has made 'right deal'

Andy Murray celebrates beating Ivo Karlovic

Women 'deserve show court matches'

Cutting down on alcohol consumption reduces the risk of heart failure, experts said

Activity 'cuts heart failure risks'

Former trainee George Blackstock was scouted by Stoke City when he was just short of 16

Stoke in player abuse court case

Workers on First Great Western trains are due to walk out for 48 hours from Wednesday evening

Bid to avert FGW train strike fails

NME editor Mike Williams said the move would "transform" the publication

NME goes free to boost circulation

Lorries backed up on the M20 in Ashford, Kent

Dover boss's plea over Calais chaos

Former News of the World features Editor Jules Stenson arrives at the Old Bailey

Convicted NotW man hits at Coulson

MP Simon Danczuk says that his campaign against sex abuse contributed to the end of his marriage

Danczuk reveals abuse battle 'cost'

Penny Lancaster has two sons, Aiden and Alastair, with Rod Stewart

Would-be father Rod in a tight spot

Rolls-Royce announced its first full-year fall in revenues for a decade in February

Rolls shares hit by profits warning

A large crowd of loyal royal fans near the area around the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk

Palace thanks for christening crowd

Iain Montgomery showed no emotion as he was jailed at Stafford Crown Court for murdering Tina Montgom

Lorry driver jailed for wife murder

Dame Tessa Jowell says the UK's Olympics legacy has been wasted by the previous coalition government

Coalition 'squandered Games legacy'

London Underground staff have voted to strike in a row over pay and the introduction of a new all-night Tube service

Tube strike peace talks resume

Lightning flashing over Flintshire, North Wales, on Friday night. (Picture: @ClaysLaura)

2 killed by summer storms lightning

Boris Johnson has backed cutting the 45p top tax rate to 40p if firms pay staff the Living Wage

Boris: Pay Living Wage then cut tax

The total of 1,376,889 new car sales was 7% higher than the same period last year

New car sales race to record 1.3m

An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole, actively feasting on its surroundings (ESA/PA)

Monster black holes discovered

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