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The Bake Off contestants

Louise crumbles under pressure of biscuit week in Great British Bake Off

Theresa May is chairing the first meeting of a Cabinet committee on social reform.

PM in new pledge to 'make life easier' for majority 'who just about manage'

Aerial shot shows the devastation the Didcot Power Station site.

Body found in Didcot power station rubble six months after collapse

Polish workers like these taking in the apple harvest may not be recorded.

European migrants working in UK 'significantly higher' than official data

Junior doctors are to stage further industrial action

Junior doctors to strike for five days in September over new contract

Police at the scene in Lennard Road, Penge

Woman and boy dead after car chased by police crashes into family

Laura Whitmore and Ed Balls at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Ed Balls: My Strictly partner will need a lot of patience

Police said the boy died from his injuries at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle

Police name dinghy teenager who died after sea rescue

Tom Jackson died after being critically injured as he tried to save a fellow backpacker in Australia (YouCaring/PA)

Backpacker's family hail bravery of fellow Briton who died after bid to save her

Michael O'Leary has described the EU ruling as "bizarre"

Apple tax row: Irish government should tell EU to f**k off, says Michael O'Leary

Doctors have been warned over fake sick notes

Fake sick notes warning as software makes it easier to create convincing copy

A consultant analysing a mammogram, as research found that 2.5% of patients with breast cancer who had chemotherapy died within 30 days

Nineteen NHS trusts to review chemotherapy over high death rates

The motorcycle lying on the ground under a collapsed bridge on the M20 in Kent

M20 bridge collapse biker tells of lucky escape

Neil Rix, the mayor of Dover, features in the footage on YouTube

I will not stand down, says mayor filmed snorting substance in toilet

Nationally, 36% of people had not seen a police officer or PCSO on foot in their areas in the last year, the survey found

One in three people not seen bobby on beat in last year, poll reveals

Paul Flynn said the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority was an expensive flop

Replace MPs' expenses with allowance, Labour frontbencher says

Owen Smith said there should not be another independence referendum but that it is a matter for the Scottish people

Labour contender Owen Smith would not oppose second independence referendum

Lord Dannatt said his son Bertie had suffered mental health problems after taking two doses of Lariam before visiting Africa

I would not take malaria drug Lariam, says ex-Army head

Sir Cliff Richard was never arrested or charged and the case was discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service on the grounds of insufficient evidence

Challenge to decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard in abuse case

The Gym Group reported a 19.4% surge in members over the first half and now has 424,000 people on its books

Gym Group muscles in with rise in profit and revenue

The average UK property value is now £206,145, after climbing by 5.6% annually, Nationwide Building Society said

House price growth accelerates to new high in August, says Nationwide

Online gaming firm 888 Holdings said it is "exposed to political and regulatory risk as regards Brexit"

Euro 2016 helps 888 Holdings score record revenue

Jeremy Corbyn is fighting Owen Smith for the Labour leadership

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to reach out to alienated female MPs amid equality push

Theresa May holds a cabinet meeting at Chequers

Relationship with EU must be 'unique to UK' and deliver 'positive' trade outcome

People attend a vigil in Harlow to pay tribute to Arkadiusz Jozwik

Vigil held for Polish man killed in Harlow in show of solidarity

A rise in prison violence has led to a fall in the number of frontline officers, says the Howard League for Penal Reform

Soaring prison violence 'causing drop in number of frontline officers'

Almost a third of nursery and school staff said they had heard a child label themselves fat

Children as young as three 'worry about being fat or ugly'

The Fabian Society called for austerity to be overhauled in order to cut inequality in the 2020s

Think-tank urges social security overhaul amid dire inequality predictions

Business confidence dropped in August but was up on the levels seen immediately after the Brexit vote, according to the Lloyds Bank index

Businesses show flicker of confidence after post-Brexit vote slump

A parliamentary report called for better employment protections for mothers

'Unacceptable level of discrimination' against pregnant women in workplace

The ASA concluded the ad was "irresponsible"

Captain Morgan rum ad banned for implying alcohol boosts confidence

Former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding who is suing the production company behind Splash! (Irwin Mitchell /PA)

Rav Wilding sues makers of Splash! after diving injury 'changed my life'

Police are investigating whether the incident can be considered a hate crime

Sixth arrest made as police probe death of Polish man in possible hate crime

A Downing Street spokesman said there was "no legal obligation" for Prime Minister Theresa May to consult Parliament before invoking Article 50

Parliament 'will have its say on Brexit process'

A man dressed like the Statue of Liberty attends a protest against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Hannover (AP)

No EU-US trade deal during Obama presidency, Francois Hollande says

Thomas Jackson died after being critically injured as he tried to save a fellow backpacker (YouCaring/PA)

Family in tribute to 'darling' son after Australia hostel knife attack hero dies

Southern Railway passengers have suffered delays and cancellations for months because of a dispute over changes to the role of conductors and staff shortages

Southern Railway to reinstate 119 daily train services on September 5

Chief executive Katrina Percy has stepped down (Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust/PA)

Embattled NHS trust boss quits role but will keep salary and benefits in new job

A 17-year-old was pulled from the water following a search multi-agency search operation

17-year-old critically ill after sea rescue operation

Paul Flynn said the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority was an expensive flop

Replace MPs' expenses with allowance, Labour frontbencher says

An Apple iPhone beside a tax return form as the tech giant faces a huge tax bill following an EU probe into its 'sweetheart deal' with the Irish Government

Apple boss Tim Cook says jobs and investment at risk over tax ruling

An irate woman who confronted Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine posts footage of encounter with agitated motorist while cycling home

DCI Martin MacLean, right, with Sadat Ahmed, the brother of Saima Ahmed, near to the location where her body was found

Five Met officers face misconduct probe over Saima Ahmed case

A police officer looks at a bank of screens showing the Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival police 'used as professional punch bags'

New badger culling schemes have been approved

Operations under way after Government approves new badger cull schemes

Scientists have developed a blood test they hope will predict the likelihood of Alzheimer's disease in people with mild memory problems

Blood test could predict Alzheimer's in people with mild memory problems

Christopher Halliwell is due to appear in court charged with the murder of Rebecca Godden-Edwards, also known as Becky (Wiltshire Police/PA)

Taxi driver Christopher Halliwell to face trial for Becky Godden murder

A total of 60,912 mortgages were approved for house purchase in July

Mortgage approvals at lowest level since January 2015

Police said 156 arrests were made on Sunday, while as of 8.45pm on Monday there had been 245 arrests

Notting Hill Carnival ends with 440 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend

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