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Star-studded end for Harry's games

Prince Harry is to rock out with Foo Fighters and Kaiser Chiefs after they were signed up to head the bill for the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games which he launched.

Royals revel in Games gold rush

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be hoping the gold rush continues as they return to the Commonwealth Games today to support the home nations.

Jail for cancer hospital fraudster

An NHS worker who played an integral role in a fraud that saw more than half a million pounds drained from a world-leading cancer hospital was jailed for four years today.

Ads targeted in web piracy campaign

Websites alleged to be offering pirated material are to have their advertising revenue disrupted in a ground-breaking initiative.

Gamers 'hear sounds after play'

Video-gamers can still hear the sounds from their computer games, such as explosions, screams or music, long after they have finished playing, research suggests.

PM 'misleading public over NHS'

Labour will accuse David Cameron of misleading the public over his plans to privatise the NHS in England and call for contracts putting the service "up for sale" to be frozen until after the general election.

Rigby killers given £212k legal aid

Soldier Lee Rigby's killers were handed more than £200,000 in taxpayer-funded financial support to pay their legal bills.

PM gets tough on immigrant benefits

European immigrants will only be able to claim benefits for three months unless they have serious job prospects under plans outlined by David Cameron.

We must talk to Hamas - ex-diplomat

A former senior British diplomat has called for talks with Hamas to bring it into the Middle East political process.

PM to meet plane crash families

David Cameron will meet the families of British victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane today as officials push for far-reaching economic sanctions against Russia.

Pensioner death sparks murder probe

An 85-year-old woman found seriously injured in her own home has died.

Mothers 'turn to Google before GP'

Mothers are more likely to turn to "Dr Google" than their family doctor to seek advice if their child is poorly, a poll suggests.

Bake Off is honest, says Mary Berry

Baking queen Mary Berry has criticised other cookery shows, saying that they appear not to be entirely honest with viewers.

Sunnier outlook for rainy regions

The sun will make a welcome return across the country over the next couple of days as areas hit by flash floods continue the clear-up.

Clearer 'revenge porn' laws urged

Clarification is needed on the law around "revenge porn" and when it could lead to a prosecution, a committee of peers has said.

Personal insolvencies rise by 8%

The number of people going insolvent in England and Wales between April and June has climbed by 8% on the previous quarter, official figures show.

Go-ahead for mayoral poll challenge

The High Court has rejected a bid to block a challenge to the recent mayoral election in London's Tower Hamlets which brought independent Lutfur Rahman back for a second term.

Nick Cotton returns to EastEnders

Albert Square bad boy Nick Cotton is returning to EastEnders once again - just a matter of months since viewers saw his funeral.

Next set to extend M&S profits lead

Fashion retailer Next upped its full-year profit guidance by £25 million today after better-than-expected first-half sales, leaving it on course to extend its lead over Marks & Spencer.

BP warns of Russia sanctions impact

Oil giant BP has warned that further international sanctions on Russia could have a "material adverse impact" on the company.

Young adults 'living with parents'

Nearly two million working young adults aged between 20 and 34 years old in England are still living with their parents according to Shelter, which is urging stronger action to help the "clipped wing generation" fly the nest.

Britons seen as drinking too much

Britons drink too much and have bad eating habits, according to some foreigners.

Labour's so dysfunctional - McBride

The Labour Party is being run in a "totally dysfunctional" way with policies that amount to "a great steaming pile of fudge", according to a former party spin doctor.

Diesel drivers 'pollution penalty'

Drivers of diesel cars could have to pay more in road tax or face additional levies to travel into city centres in an effort to tackle pollution, it is reported.

Coe pulls out of BBC Trust race

Sebastian Coe has signalled he has pulled out of the race to become the next chairman of the BBC Trust.

'Modest running' can boost health

Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, research has shown.

Bankers 'should adopt ethics oath'

Bankers should have to swear an oath of good service in the same way as doctors, a think-tank said today.

Job vacancies and salaries 'rise'

Job vacancies are increasing and advertised salaries growing amid fresh evidence of a recovering labour market, according to a new report.

Ali allowed to wear Gaza wristbands

England cricketer Moeen Ali can continue wearing wristbands declaring his support for the population of Gaza during the remainder of the third Investec Test against India, the ECB said.

Zayn suffers Palestine tweet abuse

One Direction singer Zayn Malik has received a backlash of abusive messages after he posted a Twitter message in support of Palestine.

MP Ruffley to stand down in 2015

A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for domestic assault involving his former partner will stand down at the 2015 general election.

Cancer cash fraud woman faces jail

An NHS worker is facing jail over a fraud that saw hundreds of thousands of pounds meant for vital cancer drugs fleeced from a world renowned hospital and used on shopping sprees and mortgage payments.

Silver service from sprinter Gemili

Team England is celebrating after Adam Gemili took silver in the men's 100 metre Commonwealth Games final.

Rain set to delay floods clean-up

More heavy bursts of rain are expected overnight in the south-east, delaying a clean-up operation following a day of flash floods.

Fracking rules condemned as 'sham'

Rules to protect national parks from fracking are a "sham", campaigners have claimed.

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group was today fined £218 million after it admitted "shocking" rate rigging practices, including ripping off the Bank of England over its financial life support scheme.

UK troops in Nato show of strength

More than 1,300 British troops are to take part in a major Nato exercise in Eastern Europe in a further show of strength by the Western alliance in the face of Russia's continuing "destabilisation" of Ukraine.

BBC 'failed' over Clarkson remark

The BBC's Top Gear has been ruled to have breached Ofcom's broadcasting rules over a "racial" term used by Jeremy Clarkson.

New Civil Service CEO role outlined

The new head of the Civil Service will focus on cost cutting and "transformational change" and will be paid up to £200,000, it has been announced.

'Solid support' for passport strike

A strike by passport workers was "solidly" supported, with the threat of further industrial action unless a row over staff shortages is resolved.

Krusty rapped for foul-mouthed rant

Simpsons character Krusty The Clown upset viewers by swearing at a time when children were likely to be watching the show, prompting complaints to Ofcom.

Tulisa 'felt her life was over'

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos said she became "a paranoid wreck" and felt her life was over after being caught up in a cocaine sting, which led to a trial that collapsed in dramatic fashion last week.

Air chiefs to discuss war zone risk

The risk to passenger planes flying over war zones following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be discussed at a special meeting of world aviation chiefs tomorrow.

Supermarket giants cut fuel prices

Families setting off on summer holiday breaks have been given some welcome news in the form of supermarket petrol price cuts.

50m patients 'will be turned away'

The number of times GP surgeries in England are forced to turn away patients for appointments next year will pass the 50 million mark, new research predicts.

May accused over domestic violence

Labour has accused ministers of "turning their backs on victims" of domestic violence after figures showed increasing numbers of perpetrators are getting away without a criminal record.

CCTV bid to catch hit-run thieves

Footage has been released of a policeman being thrown to the ground as he tries to stop thieves making their getaway in a van.

Ryanair increases profits forecast

Ryanair raised its full-year profits guidance today after more than doubling first- quarter earnings and setting out aggressive plans for expansion in Europe.

Seven arrested over mass brawl

At least seven people were arrested by police investigating reports of a large-scale brawl involving up to 50 youths.

Suspect arrested after bus joyride

A joyrider stole a bus from a depot and drove it round a city centre until police were forced to burst its tyres.

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