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People aged 55 are able to access their pension savings

Over-55s have cashed in £7.6 billion from pension pots since April 2015

Record low interest rates are helping to fuel a strong demand for personal loans and credit cards

Record low interest rates help fuel demand for personal loans and credit cards

Sir Cliff Richard has launched legal action against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police

Sir Cliff Richard suffered 'profound' damage after named as sex offender suspect

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball told a Lords committee that co-operation with European agencies was critical in meeting the terrorist threat

Access to European security databases post Brexit is 'mission critical'

Sir Tony Robinson ridiculed Mrs May's "Brexit means Brexit" slogan by tweeting: "Baldrick means Baldrick."

Baldrick 'ready to serve' if Tories need help with 'cunning plan' for Brexit

The gender pay gap for high earners remains at around 20%, official figures show

Gender pay gap falls to smallest on record but is narrowing at 'snail's pace'

Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers' Association, warned last week that bank bosses have their hands ''poised quivering over the relocate button'' following the referendum result

JML tycoon John Mills: City not under serious threat of relocation to continent

Presenters Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Mary Berry will not stay with the show as it moves to Channel 4

From flour to flowers: Mary Berry eyes gardening show with Mel and Sue

Steven Woolfe was treated in hospital after the altercation with fellow MEP Mike Hookem in Strasbourg

Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem reported to French police over Ukip altercation

Thursday will usher in three decades since Margaret Thatcher pushed the button on deregulation of the financial markets

City's Big Bang anniversary overshadowed by Brexit concerns

Vodafone says it has fully refunded or recredited more than 10,422 customers an average of £14.35 each

Vodafone handed £4.6m fine for consumer protection breaches

The Competition and Markets Authority will look at the way pharmaceutical firms price the drugs they sell to the NHS

Watchdog launches probe into 'excessive prices' for NHS drugs

Microsoft is expected to unveil a number of new products at a launch event in New York

Folding Surface computer expected at Microsoft launch

John Burrill was convicted of murder

Father to be sentenced for murder of two-month old baby Daisy-Mae

Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty is first American to win Man Booker Prize for The Sellout

House price rises are likely to slow as Brexit bites, according to economic experts

Average house 'to go up by £44,000 in five years' despite Brexit fears

Former PM David Cameron.

Ex-prime minister David Cameron signs deal to write autobiography

Paul Beatty with the cover of his book, The Sellout.

Winning novel takes satirical view of race relations in US

The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and other warships had been expected to refuel at Ceuta

Moscow withdraws request to Spain for refuelling of Syria-bound warships

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the decision was the "right thing for the whole country", but accepted it would be hard for those living near the airport

Theresa May shrugs off Heathrow air pollution warnings amid Tory revolt

Smoke rises over the Calais Jungle camp, as several large fires broke out

Calais jungle clearance declared 'over' as fires sweep through site

Chancellor Philip Hammond will give his first autumn statement next month

Brexit 'to create £84bn borrowing gap' for Chancellor ahead of autumn statement

iPhone sales are continuing to slow down

Apple reveals slowing of iPhone sales as smartphone market approaches saturation

MPs said chances to cut crime would be missed if the approach to offenders aged between 18 and 25 continues to fail

Crime will not be cut with lack of action on young adult offenders, report warns

Chairwoman Professor Alexis Jay is launching the inquiry's work in Wales

Child sex abuse inquiry to begin 'truth project' work in Wales

Labour former minister Chris Bryant delivers an emotional speech during the debate on the Turing Bill

Gay pardon filibuster fury fuels MPs' calls for debates reform

Just one in ten councils is paying the minimum £16.70 an hour needed to cover costs of home care, a report says

Councils 'pay too little to cover costs of home care for the elderly'

Mohammed Alam who was arrested in Tenerife on Monday after fleeing the UK six years ago.

Fugitive arrested in Tenerife six years after fleeing the UK

David Cameron quit after the UK voted to leave the EU

Ex-prime minister David Cameron signs deal to write autobiography

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband unveiling the party's pledges carved into a stone plinth

Labour fined after omitting payments for 'EdStone' on election spending return

Philip Hammond has backed efforts to reduce the amount of energy used by people and businesses

Britain 'will have to invest eye-wateringly large sums just to keep lights on'

Madeleine Thien was shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty's novel The Sellout wins Man Booker Prize

The Press Recognition Panel was set up under a royal charter after the Leveson Inquiry

Impress approved as regulatory body amid press freedom 'fears'

Hugh Laurie's star is number 2,593 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie joins the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Paula Nickolds is being promoted from commercial director

John Lewis appoints first woman managing director

Zac Goldsmith has quit as a Conservative MP and will stand as an independent in the by-election he has triggered

Heathrow expansion foe Zac Goldsmith will not face Tory by-election opponent

Andy Murray Live took place at Glasgow's SSE Hydro last month

Andy Murray Live event raises £305,000 for children's charities

A High Court judge said the inspector should not be allowed to retire until his alleged victim has had a chance to bring a legal challenge

Assault accused police inspector stopped from retiring pending legal challenge

Judy Murray photographs her son Jamie Murray after he received his OBE

Tennis star Jamie Murray nets OBE from Queen

Pets must be kept on leads in 1,100 parks and public areas

Laws banning dogs from open spaces causing 'hardship and distress' for owners

The chairman of Tesco has warned food prices are "very likely" to rise as a result of Brexit

Tesco chairman warns food prices 'very likely' to rise as a result of Brexit

Public Health England advises there is a 'moderate risk' of Zika infection in Florida (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/PA)

Two Britons contract Zika virus in Florida

Researchers believe electronic cigarettes could be used to help fight obesity in smokers and vapers

Experts probe whether e-cigarettes could help smokers eat less when quitting

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said the Tories were failing on the public finances and working people were paying the price

Labour accuses Government of failing on the economy after Treasury leak

Like-for-like sales at Costa continued to bounce back, growing 2.3% in the period

Costa Coffee sales perk up Whitbread half-year profits

Bill Etheridge officially launching his Ukip leadership campaign in Manchester - he has now quit the race, according to reports

Bill Etheridge 'quits Ukip leadership race and backs Paul Nuttall'

Michael Sheen warned that the path into acting is being closed for many young people from working class backgrounds.

Support drama in schools for more working class actors, says Michael Sheen

The European Heart Journal study found traffic noise was associated with an increase in hypertension cases

Study links blood pressure risk to traffic noise

Workers continue with the demolition of the 'Jungle' camp in Calais

Bulldozers move in at Calais 'Jungle' camp as migrants leave by bus


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