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Indications are that consumer confidence is rising sharply

Summer sees consumer optimism rise

An investigation has been launched after the fire in Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Two people die in house blaze

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaves after an emergency summit of eurozone heads of state or government in Brussels (AP)

Greek PM in bailout appeal to MEPs

Michael Barrymore was arrested in 2007 over the death of Stuart Lubbock at his home in March 2001

Barrymore 'sues police over arrest'

Simon Cowell's mother Julie died on Sunday

Cowell pays tribute to his mother

David Miller was found murdered alongside Hannah Witheridge on a Thai beach

Families at Thai beach deaths trial

Commuters will face travel chaos when staff stage a 24-hour Tube strike

Tube staff to stage 24-hour strike

The benefits of breast cancer screening are vastly overestimated, scientists have concluded

Breast cancer screening 'overrated'

Chancellor George Osborne will set out his first Tory-only Budget

Budget 'to secure Britain's future'

There are about 69,000 children in care in the UK

Call for children in care until 25

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

FTSE takes dive amid Greece crisis

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths

Husband and wife found dead at home

The Health and Social Care Information Centre says more than 1.06 billion items were prescribed in England last year

Viagra prescriptions increasing

The way the WHO handled the Ebola outbreak has been criticised in a report

WHO 'not fit for purpose' on Ebola

The BBC was running an internal rehearsal of coverage of the Queen's death

Rehearsal led to 'Queen dead' tweet

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

London Underground staff are in a dispute over the new all-night Tube services

Tube strike on as talks break down

Lorraine Barwell died after an alleged assault at a crown court

Custody officer died of head injury

The current Bond film - Spectre - stars Daniel Craig as 007 and Christoph Waltz as the baddie Franz Oberhauser

Plans for James Bond musical

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

Lobbying probe ex-MPs given passes

The cause of the crash is under investigation

Driver 'felt unwell before crash'

Members of staff working within the Wimbledon grounds observe a minute's silence to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the July 7 terrorist attacks

Djokovic 'sorry' over ball girl

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

M&S chief executive Marc Bolland at the high street giant's AGM, held at Wembley Stadium (M&S/PA)

Weather dampens M&S clothing sales

Norman Poole and his six-man team landed in Normandy on June 6 1944

First soldier to land on D-Day dies

Cineworld says the second half of the year looks promising with the new Star Wars and James Bond film slated for release

Fifty Shades gives box office boost

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

Treatment withheld after phone call

Lewis Harwood was wrongly released from Birmingham prison

Blunder prisoner enjoys beer break

MP Greg Mulholland was told his question was taking too long

MP storms out in spat with Speaker

Apricot grower Nigel Bardsley, from Kent, as England's fledgling apricot production is poised to soar six-fold (Tesco/PA)

Bumper crop of English apricots

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

Divorce fight set for court appeal

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

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

George Osborne is set to outline dramatic welfare cuts as part of his first Tory-only Budget

Osborne pledges to 'secure future'

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

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