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Mark Serwotka welcomed the move to end Concentrix's contract

Tax credit firm's contract 'to end early'

The couple married in 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini divorced over husband's 'unreasonable behaviour'

Statisticians said the rise is thought to largely reflect factors other than an increase in actual levels of violence

Violent crime levels highest recorded under new logging system

Paul Gambaccini was speaking in Gibraltar.

Paul Gambaccini considering suing Met Police over sex abuse 'witch hunt'

The Defence Secretary was speaking at an international conference on waging war through advanced technology

Britain using cyber warfare in battle against IS, says Sir Michael Fallon

HMS Duncan sailed from Portsmouth on Tuesday to monitor the Kuznetsov task group

Theresa May condemns Russian 'aggression' as Royal Navy monitors warships

Sir Philip Green sold BHS for £1

MPs recommend former BHS owner Sir Philip Green is stripped of knighthood

Afia, at six months, with keeper Joanne Rudd at Bristol Zoo

Zoo's C-section baby gorilla meets fellow ape Romina for first time

Gorilla Kumbuka got out of his den at ZSL London Zoo

Gorilla Kumbuka 'guzzled five litres of squash' during London Zoo escape

Jamie Acourt is believed to be hiding from police in Spain (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Stephen Lawrence suspect thought to be hiding from drug charges in Spain

Prince Harry lays a wreath during the Metropolitan Police Service Annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the Metropolitan Police Training College in London

Tragic Met officers' families told: You do not mourn alone

Downing Street clarified that the Government was "categorically not reviewing whether or not students are included"

May rules out foreign students exemption from net migration figures

Scottish Constitution Secretary Derek Mackay will a copy of the draft Bill (Scottish Government/PA Wire)

Nicola Sturgeon publishes draft Bill for second Scottish independence vote

Sir Kevin did not personally benefit from hosting the events

Standards Committee chairman breached MPs' code of conduct

Gordon Semple's remains were discovered at a property on the Peabody Estate, south London, earlier this year

Case against man accused of strangling and dismembering police officer to open

Dozens of MPs have signed a motion calling for Sir Philip Green to lose his knighthood over the collapse of retailer BHS

Sir Philip Green hits back at Frank Field in BHS dispute

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the debate (Mark Ralston/Pool via AP)

Trump: I won't guarantee to accept election result

French president Francois Hollande arrives for the EU summit in Brussels (AP)

EU leaders vow to play hardball over Brexit

Jack Straw said he would not have ruled out the move when he was home secretary

Ex-home secretary Jack Straw backs age checks on migrants

Artist's impression of the Schiaparelli lander detaching from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (European Space Agency/PA)

Missing Mars lander Schiaparelli may have ditched parachute too early

Mosques are likely to be the backbone of the new initiative.

Muslim leaders to launch anti-radicalisation scheme

Inadequate staffing levels are driving midwives to leave the NHS, according to a new report

Third of maternity units shut temporarily due to demand last year, poll reveals

The Government is to choose whether to expand airport capacity at Heathrow or Gatwick

Policy chief warned Cameron over Heathrow air quality plan

Former Coronation Street actress and Labour candidate Tracy Brabin is standing in Batley and Spen by-election

PM faces first election test as voters go to polls in David Cameron's old seat

The British Cardiovascular Society study found gaps in the care given to heart patients between 6pm and 8am on weekdays and over the weekend

Lack of out-of-hours care 'putting heart patients at risk'

A clinical trial on two groups of elderly people found those who followed an exercise programme saw a small improvement in overall thinking skills compared to those who did not exercise

Regular exercise 'could benefit people with early dementia'

Stephen Hawking speaks during the launch of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence in Cambridge.

Hawking warns AI could be either the best or worst thing to happen to humanity

Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement took her own life after the rape allegations

RMP apology for family of corporal who killed herself after rape claims

The BBC said it stood by the findings of the review and the decision to take Tony Blackburn off air at the start of this year

Tony Blackburn 'can't wait' for Radio 2 return in new year

Licensing powers are the latest to be handed back to the local authority in Rotherham, since it was stripped of a series of its functions last year in the wake of the child abuse scandal.

Rotherham council to get back taxi licensing powers

Crowds line the street as a hearse carrying the coffin of Anthony Foley passes Thomond Park stadium in Limerick

Munster Rugby players and fans pay tribute to Anthony Foley as body flown home

Theresa May acknowledged there had been "stories" about some of the individuals involved in the inquiry

Theresa May aware of child abuse inquiry 'tensions' while still home secretary

Artist's impression of the Schiaparelli lander detaching from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (European Space Agency)

Anxious wait over Mars landing of European probe Schiaparelli as signal lost

Kelvin MacKenzie argued the hijab was a "religious statement" and questioned whether a Christian would be able to wear a cross prominently on television

Kelvin MacKenzie hijab comments not religious discrimination, says regulator

Khalid Rashad was found guilty of murder at Kingston Crown Court earlier this year (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Men jailed over killing of Syrian-born imam after dispute over mosque

Travis Perkins said the branches would be shut across its trade businesses

Travis Perkins warns of job losses amid trade branch closures

Angela Eagle's office endured "abusive and intimidating" phone calls, the report found

Labour's Angela Eagle subjected to homophobic abuse by party activists - report

Employment was up by 106,000 in the latest quarter to almost 32 million, the highest since records began in 1971

Jobless total rises to 1.66m despite employment hitting record 32m

It's a once-in-a-lifetime journey for the salmon

Fish pass helps salmon head up River Tyne to spawn

The coffins of Private Harry Carter and Private William Marmon are laid together in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in Albert, France.

WWI soldiers whose graves were wrongly marked laid to rest with military honours

John Middleton says the Prevent strategy could breed distrust and create a "serious public health problem" particularly among Muslim communities

Prevent anti-extremism strategy could threaten trust in doctors

Eurotunnel has hailed a rise in demand for its truck and passenger car traffic service in the third quarter

Eurotunnel says business 'has never been stronger' despite Brexit vote

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Assange internet access 'temporarily restricted' - Ecuador

Hotel Chocolat said sales rose 12% to £91.1 million in the year to June 26

Hotel Chocolat profits sweetened by demand for 'hedonistic chocolate'

Police have released CCTV images of the man they would like to speak to

Police seek man to wind up venetian blind case

The GCHQ spy agency is launching a puzzle book

Budding code-breakers put skills to test as GCHQ launches puzzle book

MPs urged the Ministry of Justice to undertake a "workforce planning exercise" at the earliest possible opportunity

'Urgent action needed' to recruit younger magistrates

Former prime minister David Cameron hosted an Anti-Corruption Summit in London earlier this year

Government must work against global corruption, MPs say

Public Accounts Committee chairwoman Meg Hillier said the Government must take proper leadership of a scheme to save taxpayers' money that has actually cost four million pounds

Scheme to cut Government expenditure cost more than it saved, MPs find


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