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Alex Chesterman welcomed "a particularly strong performance in our comparison services division"

Zoopla profits increase 58% after uSwitch acquisition

Steve Rowe pledged to restore the fortunes of Marks & Spencer's general merchandise division

M&S chief warns over profits in price-cutting turnaround plan

The woman won the right to challenge the decision

Woman challenges decision to stop her using dead daughter's eggs to have child

The 55-year-old suspect was held at Chichester Marina in West Sussex

Briton held at UK marina in Spanish murder investigation

Ministers cited evidence suggesting fewer than 60% of consumers reported being able to switch as quickly as they would like to

Plans for standard one-week switching across consumer services

A shortlist of bidders is being compiled for Tata's UK assets as hundreds of steelworkers march in London

Steelworkers march over crisis as Tata compiles list of bidders for UK assets

David Cameron will be hoping for support from world leaders

Brexit issue likely to come to fore during David Cameron's G7 summit trip

An NHS doctor is thought to have joined Islamic State

Sister's dismay at NHS doctor who left family to join Islamic State in Syria

The respected think-tank said a vote to Leave could see public finances take a 20 billion to 40 billion pound hit in 2019/20

Brexit vote could bring two more years of austerity, IFS report claims

Boogie Storm had made it through to the final of Britain's Got Talent (Syco/ITV)

Britain's Got Talent judges feel the force as dancing stormtroopers reach final

The Lords report said successive UK governments have taken the Union between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 'for granted'

Peers warn Union 'under threat' after 'piecemeal' devolution

Experts say more research is needed into the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, as figures show more people have been trying them

More people try e-cigarettes, as experts warn 'research urgently needed'

Researchers have called for tighter curbs on car exhausts and industrial waste emissions to reduce the risk of air pollutants

Air pollution could increase stillbirth risk, study suggests

HMRC misjudged the overall impact of its complex transition and shed too many customer service staff before completing service changes, the NAO said

HMRC service quality 'collapsed' after 'badly wrong' timing of staff cuts

Theresa May called for more diversity in fire crews

Theresa May criticises lack of diversity in fire and rescue crews

Jean-Louis Cayrou denies murdering Patricia Wilson, who vanished from her home in south-west France in August 2012

Jury shown crime scene images in trial of gardener accused of Briton's murder

Mayka Kukucova in court in Malaga, Spain, where she is accused of killing her former partner, British millionaire Andrew Bush

Model accused of murdering millionaire breaks down as court shown body photos

Jennie Gray said she feared her partner would be blamed

Ellie Butler's mother admits lying about her death 'to protect an innocent man'

Boogie Storm had made it through to the final of Britain's Got Talent (Syco/ITV)

Britain's Got Talent judges feel the force as dancing stormtroopers reach final

Google's Paris office was raided

Google search: Paris office raided in 'tax fraud and money laundering' probe

Actor Burt Kwouk, who has died aged 85

Pink Panther actor Burt Kwouk dies aged 85

Tony Blair stressed that IS had to be tackled before it could make further inroads in Libya

Tony Blair in admission over Iraq as he calls for 'proper ground war' against IS

Eddie Izzard and Daniel Hannan took differing views on the EU referendum

Eddie Izzard urges voters to keep faith with EU in university debate

Steve Hilton criticised the "pretty unattractive" dismissal of Jeremy Corbyn by fellow Westminster politicians and the media

Cameron's ex-policy chief Steve Hilton 'excited' by Jeremy Corbyn election

Ritchie Neville and Scott Robinson of band Five

Alesha Dixon and Five pull out of Brexit gig but East 17 may stay another day

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy and fiancee Rebekah Nicholson

Big match for Jamie Vardy but honeymoon must wait for Euro 2016-bound striker

100,000 people should receive weight-loss surgery to try and halt the rise of diabetes, experts have said

Weight-loss surgery 'cost-effective option' in fight against Type 2 diabetes

The children's department at Birmingham City Council has been called a "national disgrace"

Children's services at Birmingham City Council to be run by voluntary trust

A graffiti mural of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson pictured in passionate artwork embrace

The Prince of Wales meeting Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster at Hillsborough Castle in County Down.

Prince Charles has private meetings with Northern Ireland political leaders

A quarter of a million UK football fans are expected to travel to Euro 2016 without match tickets

Police expect quarter of a million ticketless UK football fans at Euro 2016

Twitter is adapting to give users more space to express their views

Twitter gives users more leeway with their 140 characters

Camelot said overall sales for 2015/16 were up £317 million on the previous year

National Lottery annual sales hit record £7.5 billion

The brewery kit was found on an archaeological site in northern China

Brewery kit for beer-making dating back 5,000 years found in China

Three demolition workers are still missing after the collapse on February 23

Safety zone halts work to recover bodies from Didcot power station collapse

Muhaydin Mire denied one count of attempted murder but admitted four counts of attempted wounding

Man admits trying to stab four people at London Tube station

HMS Queen Elizabeth berthed at Rosyth in Fife (MoD/PA Wire)

HMS Queen Elizabeth captain hails 'special moment' as he takes command of ship

Chancellor George Osborne has overshot his borrowing target by £3.8 billion

UK borrowing falls in April but Osborne misses full-year target by £3.8bn

Susan Whiting was attacked with a blunt object

Man found guilty of Susan Whiting murder

Gambaccini will front the popular Saturday afternoon show, which is known for playing music centred on two years from the 1950s to the 2000s

Paul Gambaccini to host Radio 2's Pick Of The Pops

Kenny Ashton had dreamt of winning the Lottery

Lottery winner's seven-seater people carrier just 'what I need' for big family

EDF chief executive Vincent de Rivaz appears before the Energy and Climate Change Committee

EDF chief confident of Hinkley Point nuclear power station go-ahead

The Ministry of Defence has been criticised by MPs over the way the controversial anti-malarial drug, Lariam, has been issued to troops on overseas operations.

MoD to continue issuing controversial anti-malarial drug despite MPs' criticism

The congregation at St George's Church in Stockport

Christians outnumbered by people with no religion, report says

Harriet Harman, left, called Kim Kardashian "brave and pioneering"

Nude selfie star Kim Kardashian 'brave and pioneering', says Labour's Harman

An armed policeman on the beach in Sousse, Tunisia, following the terrorist attack

Tunisian ambassador in plea to Foreign Office as UK tourists plummet 90%

Peter Filipovic faced serious delays to treatment and was eventually too ill to have surgery

Grandfather died from operable cancer when NHS trust seriously delayed treatment

Nationwide Building Society reported pre-tax profits of £1.34 billion for the 12 months to April 4

Nationwide warns over mortgage competition as profits rise 9%

Tim Martin, chairman of pub chain JD Wetherspoon, is a leading campaigner for Brexit

Wetherspoon chief to take Brexit message to pub customers


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