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Man faces Galloway assault charge

A 39-year-old man has been charged with a religiously aggravated assault on controversial MP George Galloway who was left battered and bruised in an alleged street attack.

Co-op members back radical shake-up

A radical shake-up of the way the crisis-hit Co-operative group is run has been backed by its members following a landmark vote today.

1,000 protest against Nato summit

Around 1,000 protesters have marched through the streets of Newport ahead of next week's Nato summit.

Body of MH17 victim identified

The body of a second football fan who was killed in the MH17 disaster has been identified, the Foreign Office said.

Tax breaks 'may lift rent standard'

Extra tax breaks should be offered to landlords who sign up to a national scheme to raise standards in the private rented sector, housing experts have said.

Miliband in call over abuse inquiry

Labour leader Ed Miliband has challenged the Government to set up its wide-ranging inquiry into child abuse as soon as possible following the "devastating" report into the Rotherham sexual exploitation scandal.

PM 'nervous' as referendum looms

David Cameron has admitted he is "nervous" about the referendum on Scottish independence as campaigning enters its final few weeks.

Plans to counter IS terror threat

David Cameron and Nick Clegg will try to reach agreement on the Prime Minister's plans for new measures to counter the terror threat posed by Islamic State (IS) extremists, with the Liberal Democrats insisting that the changes will need careful consideration and must be based on evidence.

Putin 'in state of war with Europe'

Vladimir Putin has been warned that he is "practically in a state of war with Europe" as EU leaders mull tougher sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

Arrest warrant for Ashya's parents

A European arrest warrant has been issued for the parents of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital against medical advice.

Abused paralysed by 'shame culture'

A prominent Asian businesswoman has said a "shame culture" within families and communities means many sexual abuse victims often suffer in silence.

Towie star 'can't apologise enough'

The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent said he "can't apologise enough" for the worry he caused after being reported missing.

Murder probe after stabbing

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man on one of London's most famous streets.

Four boys held in murder inquiry

Another four boys have been arrested after the death of a man who was airlifted to hospital with a serious head injury.

Lib Dems vow longer paternity leave

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to give fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.

Lost Charlie chapter is revealed

A chapter of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which was cut from the final version has been published for the first time.

Top GCSE marks for private pupils

Around a third of GCSE entries from private school pupils were awarded an A* this year, new figures show.

Overdraft fees 'too high or unfair'

About 2.5 million people have used an unauthorised overdraft in the last year and more than two thirds say the fees and charges are too high or unfair, a survey has found.

Dozens of court cafes could close

Dozens of cafes at crown courts in England and Wales could be set to close.

BB boot for Will And Grace's Jordan

Leslie Jordan has become the second housemate to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

Deja vu on Cheryl's X Factor return

The new series of X-Factor kicks off with "a flashback" for a tearful Cheryl Fernandez-Versini when one of her old acts returns in a bid to re-start her career.

No Ofcom probe on GBBO 'bin-cident'

Communications watchdog Ofcom has confirmed it will not investigate The Great British Bake Off's "bin-cident" row after viewers complained about the alleged sabotage of contestant Iain Watters's Baked Alaska.

Halt badger culls, minister urged

A new plea has been made to Environment Secretary Liz Truss to stop the latest badger culls and save hundreds of animals from "potentially unnecessary and inhumane deaths".

Hopes raised for Ebola breakthrough

Hopes of a breakthrough in the fight against Ebola have been raised by the 100% successful treatment of monkeys with the deadly disease.

Tesco cuts dividend amid price war

The price war raging in Britain's supermarket aisles forced Tesco into drastic action today following another damaging warning over annual profits.

Abuse report 'painful' for police

The devastating report into the Rotherham sex abuse scandal makes "painful reading" for the police force covering the town, its chief constable has admitted.

EU plan won't satisfy sceptics - PM

David Cameron has conceded that his efforts to renegotiate the UK's relationship with Brussels would fail to appease hardline Eurosceptics within his own party who are determined to leave the European Union no matter what changes he could achieve.

PM to urge tougher Russia sanctions

David Cameron is to push for harsher sanctions against Russia after Moscow was accused of deploying more than 1,000 troops and an arsenal of weapons into Ukraine.

Feeding fear for missing tumour boy

The battery on the feeding system of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital by his parents without consent is "now likely to have expired", police said.

Miliband: Turn young from terror

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said the Government should take action to stop young Britons being drawn to extremist ideology, with tougher measures to prevent would-be jihadis travelling to join Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Tasty! Wallace set to join Strictly

Dancing doesn't get tougher than this - Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace is set to join the line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing, according to reports.

Police go to director home over gun

Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson was left red-faced after police were called to her home when a passer-by spotted a machine gun on a desk inside the house.

2.5m PPI complaints to be reopened

More than two-and-a-half million complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) are to be re-opened amid concerns that firms may have unfairly brushed them aside, the City regulator has announced.

New rules to improve hospital food

Sloppy mashed potato and soggy vegetables will become a thing of the past for hospital patients and staff under new rules to banish unacceptable food in the NHS.

Warning on 'overstretched' midwives

Hundreds of thousands of mothers are being discharged from hospital too early because of a chronic shortage of midwives, a new report warns.

Osborne urged to publish guest list

George Osborne is facing suggestions he has "something to hide" after failing to publish details of guests entertained at his grace-and-favour country home.

Bonuses increase to over £40bn

Annual bonuses have risen to more than £40 billion with pay-outs for financial sector employees dwarfing those in the rest of the economy, official figures showed today.

Airline axes 6,000 after disasters

Malaysia Airlines is to axe 6,000 jobs - around a third of the workforce - as it struggles to overcome the twin disasters that have hit it this year.

A mile a day to keep cancer at bay

Breast and also prostate cancer patients could cut their risk of dying by walking just one mile a day, it has been suggested.

Water bills to be 5% lower - Ofwat

Household water and sewerage bills are set to be about 5% lower on average in real terms over the next five years, the industry's regulator said today.

House prices 'have hit new high'

House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August to reach another new all-time high of £189,306 on average, Nationwide has reported.

Affordable childcare 'down to luck'

Finding decent, affordable care for school-age children is down to luck for many families, according to a report.

Signs of housing market cool down

The gap between house sellers' asking prices and the amounts that buyers are willing to pay is widening in growing signs of a cool down in the market, property analyst Hometrack has reported.

New-look railway seen from the air

These aerial pictures show the changing shape of the railway in the heart of London.

'£130 of gadgets' in schoolbag

More than a quarter of parents plan to spend an average of £329 per family on gadgets for their children ahead of the new school year, a survey has found.

Government 'not trusted' over NHS

More than two out of five people do not trust the Government to protect the NHS, according to a study.

Stars rally round comedy queen Joan

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in hospital after a health scare, her daughter has said.

Afghan helicopter crash an accident

The death of a British soldier killed along with two Canadian troops when a helicopter crashed on take-off in Afghanistan was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

Claims made against other teachers

Two more teachers at an all-boys Catholic grammar school where its former deputy head sexually abused 10 schoolboys would "likely" have faced similar charges if they were still alive, police have said.

Pitt back on duty after tying knot

Brad Pitt flashed his wedding ring at a museum - just days after tying the knot in France.

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