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Most energy consumers remain on standard variable rates despite better deals being available

Energy consumers to be able to switch suppliers in 24 hours

The number of cannabis possession offences recorded by police almost doubled between 2004/5 and 2011/12

Drug possession 'should no longer be included in police performance measures'

French police officers carrying part of the wing of a Boeing 777 washed up on Reunion island (AP)

Missing MH370: Wing part washed up on Reunion is from Boeing 777

The lack of bright sunshine in the UK means Britons are not getting enough vitamin D, researchers say

Vitamin D intake 'should be boosted with supplements'

The Sunday Times says it has been given access to a leaked database containing 12,000 blood tests from more than 5,000 athletes

Anti-doping body 'alarmed' by athletics test-leak data

Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain

Cilla Black dies at 72: Tributes pour in for ex-singer and TV star

Jericho the lion has not been killed by poachers, it has been confirmed

Jericho the lion 'alive and well' in Zimbabwe

Bishop of Dover the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott says politicians and the press must not lose their humanity over immigration issues

Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment

Migrants climb over a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France

Taxpayers foot hotel bill for asylum seekers

Immigration minister James Brokenshire

Move to end taxpayer support for failed asylum seekers

Chris Evans speaks to the media after a display aircraft plummeted to the ground at the CarFest event, killing the pilot

CarFest resumes after pilot Kevin Whyman dies in plane crash

Mark Carney said that a decision about a rise in interest rates would 'come into sharper relief around the turn of this year'

Interest rates decision due amid split vote speculation

Puffins on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast

Downpours hit Farne Islands puffin population

The judge said the meaning was obscured by the language used in the report

Social worker report may as well have been in foreign language, says judge

Latest news

Lottery jackpot rolls over to £6.1 million

Lord Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords

Lord Bew: strip peers over 75 of daily allowance

Shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has launched an attack on Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn's economic policies

Jeremy Corbyn's economic policy 'will keep Tories in for a decade'

A green pill seized from the Kendal Calling music festival

Three more Kendal Calling festival fans ill amid 'rogue drugs' fears

The Duchess of Cambridge has become an advanced scuba diver

Duchess of Cambridge obtains advanced scuba diving qualification

Portrait of the Queen by the British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, with a technique that involves the use of mirrors

Queen puts quadruple portrait photographer at ease

Average annual earnings in Gibraltar have grown to £28,000, new figures show

Gibraltar's economy one of world's fastest growing

Zayn Dean, 47, also known as Dholtana Dad and his son Mani Dad, seven (Dawson Cornwell/PA)

Mother's coffee shop appeal over missing boy Mani Dad

Scientists testing the way woodlice react to being prodded, squeezed or dropped found they display different personalities

Woodlice have personalities, analysis of Percellio scaber species suggests

Stephanie Davis admits she has been "drinking too much"

Sacked Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis 'drinking too much'

The killing of lions by hunters has caused outrage in Zimbabwe

Mixed reports concerning fate of Cecil the Lion's brother Jericho

A Spitfire made a forced landing at Biggin Hill Airport

Pilot Dan Griffith praised for emergency landing of Spitfire with engine trouble

A bomb disposal expert prepares to carry out a controlled explosion in Brighton after a suspect package was found before the annual Pride parade

Suspect package bomb hoax intended 'to disrupt' Brighton and Hove Pride parade

Demonstrators protesting against Government drug policy stage a mass inhalation of so-called "hippy crack" in Parliament Square, London

'Hippy crack' campaigners happy to make point with 'laughing gas' protest

Newly married Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall after their wedding at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle.

Ant gets Dec to the church on time as he ties knot with manager Ali Astall

The scene of the crash where four people died after a private jet crash-landed in a car auction site and burst into flames in Hampshire

Osama bin Laden's relatives among plane crash dead

Chris Evans speaks to the media close to Oulton Park, Cheshire, after a pilot was killed when an aircraft taking part in an aerial show plummeted to the ground in front of horrified spectators at the CarFest event, created by the TV and radio presenter

Tributes to pilot Kevin Whyman who died in plane crash at CarFest event

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn called for party unity

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn urges party unity as Andy Burnham warns of split risk

Founder of Ultimo lingerie Michelle Mone with her OBE. Reports say she is to join the House of Lords.

Businesswoman Michelle Mone 'to become a Tory peer'

Denise Gardiner has appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London

Downing Street 'incident': Woman remanded in custody

Olive Cooke was Britain's oldest and longest-serving poppy seller

Charity chuggers could face crackdown, regulator warns

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been asked by the Government for his views on tackling obesity in primary school children

Jamie Oliver asked to help tackle childhood obesity

Katie Hopkins has spoken of her fear about impending brain surgery

Katie Hopkins: I might die during op to cure epilepsy

'A View of York (From Tang Hall Bridge)' by LS Lowry

Unseen Lowry on display at York Art Gallery

The week in numbers

David Cameron believes his all-Tory Cabinet is pulling in the same direction

David Cameron hails Tory 'teamwork' and happy to see back of coalition

Migrants make their way along tracks near the Eurotunnel site in Calais

Calais migrant crisis: UK and France urge more international efforts

In some areas there are up to half as many trees again outside woodlands as there are in wooded areas

Ash dieback: Woodland Trust warns on hedgerows impact

Some BT employees will make gains of more than £54,000

BT staff share £265m saving schemes payout

The British Library is one of the youngest public buildings to receive protected status

Protected status for London's British Library, opened in 1997

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused by a doctors' leader of questioning the professionalism of consultants

Health Secretary 'peddling myths' over weekend work - BMA chief

Ed Balls says he was invited on to I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Ed Balls ignores I'm A Celebrity jungle drums

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been asked by the Government for his views on tackling obesity in primary school children

Jamie Oliver asked to help tackle childhood obesity

Yorkshire Day is celebrated every year on August 1

Yorkshire Day events include pudding tossing and straw bale race

Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio said they had made strong progress in the first half of the year

Lloyds Banking Group's bill for PPI scandal reaches £13bn

Prime Minister David Cameron believes his all-Tory Cabinet is pulling in the same direction

David Cameron hails Tory 'teamwork' and happy to see back of coalition

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