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Thomas Cook posted profits after tax of £19 million - its first positive profit after tax since 2010

'Uncertain times' for Thomas Cook after wave of terror attacks

Tim Yeo was the chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

Former MP Tim Yeo awaits result of libel action

The years 2011 to 2015 have been the warmest five-year period on record

2015 set to be hottest year on record

The majority of excess deaths occurred in people aged 75 or over

Figures reveal 43,900 'excess' winter deaths in England and Wales

Leicestershire Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact them

Four held on suspicion of murder after death of teenager

Vehicles travel along the M1 motorway near Nottingahm

GPs should tell DVLA if drivers are not medically fit, says GMC

Babies born at weekends in NHS hospitals are more likely to be stillborn or die

Babies born at weekends in NHS hospitals 'more likely to be stillborn or die'

Experts have warned that the skies over Syria and Turkey are very crowded

Leaders call for calm after Turkish fighter downs Russian warplane

Chancellor George Osborne will detail some of the deepest cuts to public spending in recent memory

Osborne targets housing in vow to 'turn generation rent into generation buy'

Jo Pavey with her gold medal after winning the 10000m final at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich

Athletes Jo Pavey and Wendy Sly to collect honours

Lindsay Hoadley, of Summers Place Auctions in West Sussex, prepares a rare skeleton of a juvenile Allosaurus dinosaur

Rare dinosaur with 'cute factor' could fetch £500,000 at auction

Angelina Jolie announced in May 2013 that she had undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer

'Angelina effect' leads to rise in preventative double mastectomies

Sir David Attenborough will be interviewed by Kirsty Young

BBC programme to celebrate Sir David Attenborough's 90th birthday

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service said 217 incidents of 'aggressive contact/assault' were recorded in court and tribunal buildings last year

Aggressive incidents in court buildings on the increase

Five people have been arrested in the TalkTalk cyber attack investigation

TalkTalk cyber attack probe: Fifth person arrested

The union said more than 500 jobs will be affected by the office closures

Open University staff press ahead with strike as centre closure plans firmed up

Protesters gathered at Colnbrook immigration removal centre

Activists 'glue themselves to immigration centre gate' in deportation protest

Ferne McCann won plaudits for her bravery

Ferne McCann in tears during I'm A Celebrity Bushtucker Trial

Teenagers find it more difficult to multitask, a study has concluded

Adults 'better than teenagers at multitasking'

Climate change could lead to more droughts in Africa

Funding boost to help Africa cope with climate change

Babies born at weekends in NHS hospitals are more likely to be stillborn or die

Babies born at weekends in NHS hospitals 'more likely to be stillborn or die'

Sir David Attenborough will be interviewed by Kirsty Young

BBC programme to celebrate Sir David Attenborough's 90th birthday

Abid Naseer plotted to bomb Manchester's Arndale Centre (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

40-year US jail term for man who plotted to bomb Manchester's Arndale Centre

The Duke of Cambridge meets Tusk Conservation Awards finalists

William helps honour 'unsung heroes' of conservation at Tusk awards

EasyJet will not fly to Sharm el-Sheikh until January 6 and BA said its flights will be suspended until January 14

British Airways and easyJet suspend Sharm el-Sheikh flights until new year

Police chiefs are warning that budget cuts will hamper the ability to tackle a terrorist threat

Government warned that police cuts would hamper terrorism fight

A Middle East expert has warned that the skies over Syria and Turkey are an "incredibly crowded air space"

David Cameron urges 'communication' after Turkish fighter downs Russian warplane

Police examine the scene in Napier Street, Sheffield, where a body was found

Police comb river bank after body found in hunt for student Caroline Everest

George Osborne has confirmed that his Spending Review will allocate an extra £3.8 billion to the NHS in 2016-17

'Risks remain' despite George Osborne's £3.8bn cash boost for NHS

The Labour leader is known to be a strong opponent of nuclear weapons

20 Labour MPs defy Jeremy Corbyn over Trident debate

Lady Colin Campbell had to do the camp's laundry

No more Bushtucker Trials, please, says I'm A Celebrity's Lady C

Tesco drivers will be balloted on pre-Christmas strike action

Tesco delivery staff to vote on festive period strikes over pay

Police launched a murder investigation after the stabbing in Holloway

Brother's tribute to 'lovely' teenager stabbed to death in Holloway

The advert features the Lord's Prayer being recited

Lord's Prayer cinema advert ban agency defends policy as 'correct and fair'

Some 14.7 million shoppers will take part in the sales bonanza from this Friday

Black Friday 2015: Britons expected to spend £3.49bn over four days

The Smiler ride will reopen next year

Human error blamed for Smiler rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers

David Cameron has described dementia as one of the greatest enemies of humanity

Campaigners hail Government pledge for new £150m dementia research institute

Andy Murray has praised the British Davis Cup side's security team

Andy Murray understands Davis Cup travel security fears

Passengers on the Newcastle Metro system rallied to the defence of Muslim women who were subjected to a hateful tirade

Woman thanks passengers for support as police seek man over anti-Muslim rant

The CBI said 38% of retail firms had seen an increase in sales compared to the same period a year ago, while 31% had seen a drop-off

Retail sales slow as shoppers hold out for Black Friday

The "master" of the Hatton Garden heist pulled out of the raid after early difficulties getting into the vault, jurors heard

Hatton Garden jewel heist 'master', 76, quit raid after early difficulties

The scene after the helicopter crashed into a construction crane on top of St George Wharf tower building, in Vauxhall south London

London helicopter crash pilot expressed concern over weather, inquest told

Jaguar Land Rover said its investment at its site in Wolverhampton shows its long-term commitment to Britain

Jaguar Land Rover plans £450m expansion at Wolverhampton engine plant

A police vehicle is parked at the Grand Place in central Brussels (AP)

Brussels enters its fourth day on lockdown

The Queen meets the Bishop of Stockport, the Right Reverend Libby Lane, at Westminster Abbey (PA)

Queen to address Church of England national assembly

Security staff, from left, Zoe, Pete, Steve and David at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Channel 5/PA)

TV cameras enter Birmingham hospital to highlight assaults on NHS staff

Calls have been made for more affordable homes to be made available

Right-to-buy blamed for lack of availability of low-cost homes

Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown has expressed concern about the "closeness" between the Conservative Party and wealthy individuals in the Gulf.

David Cameron urged to pressure Gulf states over funding for Islamic State

The group owns chains including All Bar One

Pub and restaurant customers may pay the price for living wage

Julian Fellowes and Emma Joy Kitchener attend the Emmy Awards in New York (AP)

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes picks up special Emmy award

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