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There is speculation that the British Gas owner will cut up to 2,000 posts

Gas giant Centrica set to announce heavy job losses

Migrants breach a fence as they escape from railway police in Calais (AP)

Calais migrants undeterred by Eurotunnel security blitz

NSPCC chief Peter Wanless spoke of his dismay at the apparent discrepancies (NSPCC/PA)

Sarah's Law disclosure figures spark 'postcode lottery' fears

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik tweeted a picture showing him signing a new record contract

Zayn Malik pledges to reveal 'real me' after record deal

The UK's increasingly ageing population will mean there will be fewer unpaid carers able to meet the demand in future, experts say

Experts issue end-of-life warning as shortage of unpaid carers expected

An increase in day surgery has saved the NHS around £2 billion, John Appleby of the King's Fund said

Rise in day surgery 'has saved NHS £2 billion'

Prime Minister David Cameron holds a press conference with his Vietnamese counterpart

David Cameron to raise Malaysia corruption claims

Porn sites could be forced to introduce age verification measures

David Cameron warns porn websites to block under-18s or face legal curbs

Prime Minister David Cameron is setting out a consultation plan on pension changes

David Cameron: Pension plan charges could be capped

Anti-semitism is on the rise in many parts of the UK, the report found

Anti-semitic hate crimes soar in UK areas

The "five ways" discovery was made by scientists who studied samples of healthy and cancerous tissue from more than 250 men

Five genetically-different types of prostate cancer identified

A tax of around 70p per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", according to a study.

Spoonful of sugar tax 'will help the medicine go down', health experts argue

Bramley apple pie filling now enjoys EU status as a registered local delicacy

Bramley apple pie filling gains EU recognition

Sir Peter O'Sullevan who has died aged 97

'Voice of Racing' Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97

The crash in Glasgow city centre three days before Christmas left six people dead

Glasgow bin lorry crash 'could have been avoided if driver declared blackout'

Jeremy Corbyn has received the backing of the trade union Unison for the leadership of the Labour Party

Unison backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leadership as poll gives him big lead

Total has been fined after a worker died at an oil refinery

Total fined £1.4m after fatal oil refinery explosion

The woman was arrested at Birmingham Airport

Woman travelling with children held at airport in Syria 'terror' probe

Mohammed Ali has been found guilty of trying to buy ricin after being inspired by the television series Breaking Bad

Computer geek faces long jail sentence over bid to buy deadly ricin poison

The lion, who was shot by an American dentist, pulled in a great deal of tourism

Zimbabwean pair in court over death of Cecil the lion

BT warned the issues could last into next week

Phone and internet problems for BT broadband customers

Peers and guests in the House of the Lords during the State Opening of Parliament

David Cameron plan for more Tory peers 'could cost taxpayers millions'

The Whitney-on-Wye toll bridge and cottage in Herefordshire has been put up for sale

Private tax-free toll bridge up for sale

Police were called after a boy was found unconscious in a pond

Boy, four, dies after being found unconscious in pond

Algerian terrorist Kamel Bourgass was convicted of plotting attacks in the UK using poisons, including ricin and cyanide, and bombs, as well as murdering police officer Stephen Oake, in Manchester in 2003 (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Terror prisoners' segregation was unlawful, rules Supreme Court

Alan Barnes is leaving the north east of England to follow a spiritual calling in the Shetlands

Mugged pensioner Alan Barnes to move to Shetlands after 'calling from God'

Ernest Goult denies the charges

Middlesbrough fan made monkey gestures, Blackburn players tell court

Daniel Craig reprises his 007 role in Spectre but the artist to perform the theme song is still to be revealed

Radiohead tipped for Bond movie theme tune as bookies halt Spectre song bets

Disneyland Paris is facing claims that British tourists are being charged more than their French counterparts

Disneyland Paris accused over 'higher charges' for UK holidaymakers

Retailers are also expecting a further slow down in sales growth next month

High street sales growth slows despite warmer weather boost

The Royal College of General Practitioners says GPs in England had a 19% rise in consultations between 2009 and 2014 - an extra 61 patients each

Over-tired GPs will put patients' safety at risk - warning

There are 81,700 full-time trained servicemen and women in the Army as of June, falling from 102,260 in 2010

Army sheds more than 20,000 three years ahead of cuts target

Regionally, London was the most expensive overall, with an average hourly charge of £101.60

Motorists 'face postcode lottery' over repair bills

Madeleine McCann is still missing

Madeleine McCann ruled out as victim in Australia suitcase inquiry

David Cameron and George Osborne announced the venture at the Old Granada Studios which will be the site of The Factory

Manchester's city council approves Factory arts venue project

Greggs announced improved figures

Greggs announces rise in profits after healthier eating options launched

John McFarlane was named interim chairman for Barclays after chief executive Antony Jenkins was fired

Barclays boss signals streamline plans as bank reveals 25% rise in profits

A hamster that has taken part in a study to measure their mood (Liverpool John Moores University/PA)

Hamsters happier when in hammocks, study finds

The new Windows 10 start menu (Microsoft/PA)

Microsoft launches Windows 10, with new web browser Edge

Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North, said Britain had a responsibility to protect the man and those he may harm

Authorities 'did not act quickly enough' on Syria-bound Briton reports

Health officials have issued new guidance for treating melanoma and also reminded people to cover up in the sun

New melanoma treatment guidance calls for dermoscopy and body imaging

One Metropolitan Police officer earned 45,000 pounds in overtime from 2014-15

Staff shortages cost police millions in overtime

A man has died and a boy needed hospital treatment after a rescue at Three Cliffs Bay, South Wales

Man dies after sea rescue at Welsh beauty spot

George Osborne has warned Britain must fix its economic relationship with Brussels

George Osborne: We must fix relationship with 'single market' EU

Lorries queued as part of Operation Stack along the north and southbound carriageways of the M20 in Ashford

UK and French governments vow to boost Eurotunnel security

Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper said the party could only change things "if we win"

Yvette Cooper urges Labour members 'to get serious' as Jeremy Corbyn leads polls

Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Hanoi, Vietnam

David Cameron becomes first British prime minister to visit Vietnam

Some 3,944 bankruptcy orders were recorded between April and June, the Insolvency Service said

Bankruptcies at lowest level since 1990

The advice governs treatment of patients nearing the end of their lives

New NHS guidance on end-of life treatment after Liverpool Care Pathway withdrawn

Turning off street lights does not increase crime or traffic accidents, research suggests

AA insists street lights save lives despite research denying accident link

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