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Mayor raps 'Boris Island' rejection

London Mayor Boris Johnson has reacted with fury to a decision of the Government-appointed Airports Commission to reject the "Boris Island" Thames Estuary airport plan.

Sir David warns of 'animal erosion'

The "escalating erosion of wildlife" from the planet is a direct threat to people's quality of life, naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned.

All eyes on Kim at awards for men

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian stole the show at a glitzy awards do - designed to celebrate men.

Call to widen Trojan Horse probe

Attempts are likely to have been made to impose a hardline Muslim agenda in other English schools, according to the former anti-terror chief who led an investigation into the Birmingham "Trojan Horse" plot.

Barlow offers tax row 'apology'

Pop star Gary Barlow has finally broken his silence to "apologise" on Twitter following damaging tax-dodging allegations.

Photos 'not result of Apple breach'

Hundreds of naked photos and explicit videos of Hollywood stars were not hacked by breaches in the security of Apple's computer systems, the firm said tonight.

Nato 'must show fight over Russia'

Nato must show that it still has the political will to fight back in the event of a Russian attack on any member of the alliance, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned.

Sir Cliff aims to avoid search row

Pop star Sir Cliff Richard will not become "embroiled" in a row between police and the BBC over coverage of the search of his home, his lawyers have said.

New child sex victims come forward

Twelve new victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have come forward since the publication last week of a devastating report revealing the abuse of at least 1,400 young people in the town, South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton has revealed.

PM slams 'barbaric' hostage murder

David Cameron has condemned as "despicable and barbaric" the apparent slaughter of a second US journalist by Islamic State (IS) extremists - as it emerged that a British hostage is also under threat.

Ashya parents relieved to be free

The parents of brain tumour patient Ashya King said they were "relieved" and "tired" as they left a Spanish prison and prepared to be reunited "as soon as possible" with their five-year-old son.

Nighy tells of pride in gay role

Gay Pride stormed Camden High Street tonight as the stars of new comedy Pride marched to the cinema with a Welsh brass band for the film's premiere.

Gear inspections 'not effective'

An aircraft accident that caused an airport shut down has led to crash investigators to call for safety checks.

Police censured over race bias case

Scotland Yard tried to "deflect" negative publicity by releasing details linked to the arrest of a police officer who had suffered race and sexual discrimination, employment tribunal judges have found.

Anti-terror proposals 'in disarray'

Labour has accused the Government of "disarray" over new anti-terror proposals, after differences emerged within the coalition over plans to beef up controls on suspected extremists.

Power plants put on winter stand-by

National Grid is to pay mothballed plants to be online this winter to prevent power cuts, it has said.

Morgan parts company with network

Piers Morgan, the newspaper editor turned television host, has announced he has left US network CNN, six months after his show was cancelled following plummeting ratings.

Man guilty over MP 'rape' tweets

A "Twitter troll'' faces jail after bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages after she supported a successful campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note.

Mirren savours tasty new role

Dame Helen Mirren prepared for her latest role as a fierce French restaurant owner by forcing her co-star to eat snails

Clock ticking for Strictly co-host

She is about to make her debut as Sir Bruce Forsyth's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing, but Claudia Winkleman believes that she is coming to the end of her shelf-life as a presenter.

Queen 'not a fan of camera-phones'

Selfies may be all the rage but the narcissistic social media craze has reportedly not found favour at Buckingham Palace.

Clacton poll on Cameron birthday

The parliamentary by-election in the Essex seat of Clacton is to be held on October 9.

Lunch 'better than many lessons'

Hot school lunches are better for children than many maths and English lessons, Nick Clegg insisted as he defended the launch of a £1 billion free meals scheme.

Woman stabbed with pen on coach

Shocking photos show a pensioner with a pen embedded in her arm after an attack on a coach.

Woman 'critical' after knife attack

A 24-year-old woman is in a critical condition after she was stabbed in the arm and neck in an attack in which a young child was also injured.

China objects to Hong Kong probe

The Chinese authorities have lodged a strongly-worded protest about MPs looking into tensions in Hong Kong.

Payday loan debt problems soar

The number of people struggling to cope with payday loan debts has risen by more than 13,000 in the past year, figures show.

NHS trust put into special measures

One of the largest hospital trusts in England is to be put into a failure regime because of "serious failures" in patient safety

Bake Off Berry fears being a burden

Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry has said that she does not want to live beyond 90 and that she would like her children to be able to "give me a pill" if her health deteriorated and she became a "burden".

Steep rise in skin cancer figures

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer has increased by 41% in just five years, new figures show.

Paxman peeved at demise of satire

Jeremy Paxman has lamented the dearth of political satire on the small screen and taken a swipe at "self-regarding" actors.

Brit forces 'harmed Madeleine hunt'

Competition between British police forces hindered the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and have had a long-term negative effect on the case, according to the author of an unpublished Home Office report.

'Vague' anti-terror plans attacked

Coalition plans to counter the threat from British jihadists have been criticised as "vague" and potentially unenforceable.

Movies 'make you eat more snacks'

Watching an action movie is worse for your waistline than tuning into a talk show, research has shown.

'Plebgate shows police dishonesty'

A Scotland Yard report on the "plebgate" saga shows "industrial levels of dishonesty by police working in Downing Street", an MP has claimed.

Ex-footballer on bribes plot charge

A former Premier League footballer has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery.

Tory MPs: We'll vote to leave EU

David Cameron faced further pressure to respond to the rise of Ukip, with a move by Tory MPs to promise to vote for the UK to leave the European Union and calls from a grassroots organisation to take back immigration powers from Brussels.

Ebola Briton doing 'pretty well'

The first Briton to catch the deadly Ebola virus seems to be "pretty well", his family have said.

PM: Russian presence 'unacceptable'

David Cameron has denounced the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil as "unjustified and unacceptable", as he accused Moscow of trying to force its smaller neighbour to "abandon its democratic choices at the barrel of a gun".

Ashya family attack parents' arrest

Relatives of five-year-old brain cancer patient Ashya King, who was taken from hospital without doctors' consent, have hit out at the treatment of his parents who are being held in Spain.

Eating fruit boosts heart health

Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease by up to 40%, a study has found.

Search engines may face pirate law

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has warned internet search engine companies legislation could be introduced if they do not make "real progress" in clamping down on links to pirate websites.

Watchdog criticises academy chain

A major academy chain has been heavily criticised by the schools watchdog after inspectors concluded that too many pupils are not getting a decent education.

Speaker praised for clerk 'pause'

Speaker John Bercow has been praised for executing an "evacuation from a hopeless position" as he was bombarded with questions from MPs on replacement for the Commons head clerk.

Bronson jailed for governor attack

One of the country's most violent prisoners has been sentenced to two years for holding a prison governor in a headlock.

Top Gear set to cross the Channel

Hit BBC series Top Gear is to be launched in France - a country which banned two of the UK presenters of the show from its roads last year.

X Factor sheds million viewers

The X Factor has seen its audience drop by a million in a day, as the second edition of the show failed to match the success of the series opener.

Invader fan 'bent it like Beckham'

A football fan "bent it like Beckham" when he ran onto the pitch and took a free kick during a Premier League match, a judge said today.

Old sea dog survives cliffs ordeal

A springer spaniel has been reunited with his owners - after spending more than a week trapped at sea.

Guitarist tells of taxi crush death

Kylie Minogue's guitarist has said he and his girlfriend narrowly dodged death on Valentine's Day after a building fell "out of the sky" - crushing the taxi he was in and killing the driver.

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