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The Bank of England carried out an annual health check on the UK's biggest lenders

Big Seven lenders pass Bank of England stress test

Ofcom says interference from devices such as Christmas fairy lights can slow up household broadband set-ups

Fairy lights can slow your broadband - Ofcom

Tina Hughes, the mother of Olivia Bazlinton, at London Bridge station ahead of the 10th anniversary of her daughter's death

Mother angry level crossing safety feature down ahead of death anniversary

Charles will be joined at an event on forests by politicians and business leaders (AP)

Charles to call for protection of forests as Paris UN climate talks continue

Sir Michael Wilshaw suggests a lack of political will is holding back improvement in secondary schools in the worst-performing areas of the country

Ofsted chief highlights 'growing North/South divide' in secondary schools

A general view of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport

MPs say environmental conditions must be met for third Heathrow runway

Justice Secretary Michael Gove, pictured, will make a decision on whether Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe will be returned to prison from Broadmoor psychiatric hospital

Yorkshire Ripper should go back to prison - psychiatrists

Strike action by junior doctors has been suspended

Doctors' strike suspension too late for hundreds of cancelled ops

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond indicated that if MPs voted for air strikes, more war planes would be deployed to the region to supplement the RAF Tornado GR4s already attacking IS in Iraq

RAF prepares for Syria bombing missions

The Help to Buy Isa rates unveiled so far have been as high as 4%

Help to Buy Isa scheme now available for first-time buyers

A new law on organ donors in Wales means adults become donors after their death unless they have chosen to opt out

Organs law for Wales means adults automatic donors after death

Education has seen a big rise in vacancies but a fall in advertised salaries, research claims

Study finds north-south pay divide getting bigger

Carrie Fisher first played Princess Leia 38 years ago (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Carrie Fisher describes pressure to lose the pounds for Princess Leia

The Force Awakens is the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise

Minions edging Star Wars: The Force Awakens in calendar charts battle

BBC One's Christmas output will be 90% new programmes, managers said

Emphasis on the new in BBC One programming for Christmas

The state dining room at Buckingham Palace

State dining room closed at Buckingham Palace over ceiling safety concerns

Justice Secretary Michael Gove, pictured, will make a decision on whether Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe will be returned to prison from Broadmoor psychiatric hospital

Yorkshire Ripper should go back to prison - psychiatrists

Models have petitioned for a law to protect young models from being pressurised into becoming dangerously thin

Petition to protect models from becoming dangerously thin

Andy Murray is mobbed by his team-mates after beating Belgium's David Goffin to win the Davis Cup

Davis Cup hero Andy Murray in the frame for Sports Personality Of The Year

Yvette Fielding has been voted out of the jungle

Yvette Fielding leaves jungle and slams 'sly silver witch' Lady Colin Campbell

Chef and food campaigner Jamie Oliver poses outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

Ban junk food advertising during family TV shows, say MPs

David Cameron addresses world leaders at the climate change conference (AP)

World leaders make pleas for new deal to curb global warming

Lord Feldman, a close friend and ally of Prime Minister David Cameron, chairs the Conservative Party board

Probe into Tory bullying claims to be conducted by law firm

Some 98% of more than 37,000 doctors balloted by the BMA voted in favour of strikes

Junior doctors shelve strike plans to allow further talks

Prime Minister David Cameron said he would put his plan to Cabinet at its regular meeting on Tuesday

Commons to vote on UK military action targeting Islamic State in Syria

Scientists found gene variants to protect against dementia were four times more abundant in humans than in chimpanzees

Gene variations 'protect elderly from dementia'

Annie Leibovitz has given a feminist makeover to the Pirelli calendar

Feminist makeover for no-nudes Pirelli calendar featuring women of substance

The case of James Best is being heard at the Royal Courts of Justice, London.

Human rights claim over custody death of gingerbread man thief

Love Yourself, a track from the album Purpose, has taken the top spot

Justin Bieber beats himself to top of singles charts

Mohammed Rehman kept his marriage to Sana Ahmed Khan secret

'Terror plot' accused told mother-in-law he was 'prepared to throw life away'

Prince Harry plays with children from local communities at the Football for Hope Centre in the Khayelitsha Township on the first day of his visit to South Africa

Harry calls for HIV awareness visits to young by African Premier League players

Prince Harry plays with children from local communities at the Football for Hope Centre in the Khayelitsha Township on the first day of his visit to South Africa.

Harry tells teenagers he did not enjoy Eton and wanted to be a bad boy

The scene after a helicopter crashed into a construction crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building in Vauxhall, south London

Pilot 'lost situational awareness' before fatal helicopter crash

William Whillock has been sued for damages in a sexting case

Damages awarded for first time in 'sexting' case

A High Court judge also made the four daughters wards of court

FGM protection order issued to safeguard four sisters

Sarah Ewart, from Belfast, had to travel to England to have an abortion in 2013 after being told her unborn baby had no chance of survival

Northern Ireland's abortion laws 'breach human rights'

Nigel Farage and John Bickley on the campaign trail in Oldham

Nigel Farage tells Oldham voters, 'let's take control of our country'

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns has been cleared at Southwark Crown Court in London.

Cricketer Chris Cairns cleared of perjury after five years of 'hell'

Tony Blair and Colonel Gaddafi shaking hands at Gaddafi's desert base near Sirte in 2007

Tony Blair to give evidence to inquiry into Libya policy

Amazon's Hemel Hempstead warehouse, as shoppers are expected to spend almost £1 billion online during Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday sales up - but Black Friday still leads the way

Waves crash onto the shore at the seaside town of Prestwick

Flood alerts as Storm Clodagh gales give way to heavy rain

Chancellor George Osborne checks the level of the rail tracks during a visit to Freightliner Heavy Haul in Crewe, where he confirmed that HS2 trains will run to Crewe by 2027

George Osborne advances timetable for HS2 services to Crewe

The new £50 coin (Royal Mint/PA)

New £50 'face value' coin to celebrate Queen's reign

Lorraine Kelly is celebrating her 56th birthday

Lorraine Kelly shocks viewers with 'sit on your face' comment to Piers Morgan

The CBI's Carolyn Fairbairn says mid-sized firms need more support

Government urged to help medium-sized firms grow

George Osborne is hoping to keep costs down for families

George Osborne vows measures to help families keep costs down

MPs and peers want crime recording rules to be adapted so children are not routinely criminalised for 'sexting'

Crime recording rule changes urged to avoid criminalising children for 'sexting'

Anne-Marie Duff said that the nation cannot afford to take risks with the NHS

Petition seeks assurances over NHS protection in EU-US trade deal

The proportion of women high earners hasn't changed over the past four years, a study says

Proportion of women high earners 'still hasn't changed'


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