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Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was the only person convicted of the Lockerbie bombing (Crown Office/PA Wire)

Judges hear Lockerbie appeal bid

Health care leaders have warned about the impact of cuts in a letter to The Times

Government warned over health cuts

The Queen is visiting Scotland

Queen to unveil new facilities

Margaret Thatcher's government was reluctant to press for an international ban on Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein acquiring chemical weapons, newly released files show

Thatcher government concern on Iraq

Charles and Camilla will visit Australia and New Zealand in November

Royal couple to go Down Under

George Osborne has been warned of the potential consequences of under-resourcing the NHS ahead of the Budget

Osborne warned on health funding

Kids Company chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh has reportedly been asked by the Government to take a lesser role

Kids charity chief 'must step down'

Lieutenant Colonel Alison McCourt who has been awarded an OBE for her contribution contribution to the fight against Ebola.

Honour for Ebola treatment nurse

The number of people going to hospital with conditions such as asthma remains relatively high

Warning on disease survival rates

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @LindaScottYorks of hailstones that fell in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales (Linda Scott/PA)

Storms to follow sweltering heat

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned that failure to hit Islamic State could be taken as weakness by the terror group

Hunt urges 'robust' action on IS

Wimbledon will fall silent to remember victims of the Tunisia terror attack

Wimbledon silent for terror victims

The coffin of Lisa Graham is taken from the RAF C-17 carrying the bodies of Britons killed in the Tunisia terror attack

Britain to honour Tunisia victims

The Arctic Monkeys have won the O2 Silver Clef Award for best live act

Arctic Monkeys voted best live act

Lt Col Alison McCourt (left) talking to Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary

Honour for Ebola treatment nurse

The agreement would settle all US federal, state and local claims for the Gulf of Mexico disaster, BP said

BP to pay out £12bn for oil spill

Singer and entertainer Val Doonican was a big star in the 60s

Brucie leads tributes to Doonican

The BBC says there is a £150 million shortfall in its licence fee income

1,000 jobs to go at 'leaner' BBC

Less than three-quarters of Virgin West Coast trains arrive within five minutes of their scheduled time, figures show

Many rail services 'unacceptable'

Michael Fallon says it is "illogical" that RAF planes can hit extremists in Iraq but not in Syria

UK 'to take anti-IS fight to Syria'

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @LindaScottYorks of hailstones that fell in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales (Linda Scott/PA)

Householders totting up storm costs

Kayt Hughes is still in shock after winning the Woon Foundation Art and Sculpture Prize for her work made of wood, emulsion, filler and pencil.(Beattie Communications)

Artist turns failure into gold

Police staged a series of arrests

Fans held over 'violent disorder'

Peter Tobin is understood to have been attacked at HMP Edinburgh

Killer Tobin attacked in prison

Police said the inquiry was "sensitive"

Boy, 12, arrested over 'rape bid'

People with autism react to smells, such as that of a rose, in a different way, researchers found

Smell test could diagnose autism

William said the Lionesses should be proud of their achievements despite defeat against Japan

William praises defeated Lionesses

Angela Wrightson, in a picture taken some years before her death

Murder victim's home a 'bombsite'

Green MP Caroline Lucas says the Government conducted itself "appallingly"

Truss 'held back' on fracking risk

The Duke of Cambridge will join the event at the permanent memorial in London's Hyde Park

William to attend bombings memorial

Notorious criminal John Palmer pictured in 2001

Murder probe delay referred to IPCC

Millions of over-65s are helping out their grown up children with loans, a survey has found

Over-65s 'owed £3,000 by children'

Greek pensioners line up as they wait to be allowed into a bank (AP)

Greek No vote would 'test' defences

The Government has now recouped around £12 billion of the £20.5 billion spent bailing out Lloyds

Government sells £500m Lloyds stake

Property values across the UK increased by 3.3% in the 12 months to June, Nationwide said

House price rises slowing - survey

Dixons Carphone's Connected World Services arm has agreed a deal with Sprint - America's third largest mobile phone group

Dixons Carphone plans US tie-up

Police divers were joined by the coastguard, mountain rescue teams, fire and ambulance services and an RAF Sea King helicopter

Man dies in river rescue bid

The Whitworth Gallery.

Whitworth named Museum of the Year

Lorries parked on the M20 in Harrietsham, Kent during Operation Stack.

Cash pledge to tackle Calais crisis

The family is feared to have travelled to Syria (Bedfordshire Police/PA)

Airport police quizzed Syria woman

The coffin of Ann McQuire is taken from the RAF C-17 carrying the bodies of nine British nationals killed in the Tunisia terror attack that has been repatriated to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire

Beach victims returned to home soil

A report has criticised how police not handle cases involving vulnerable children

Poor police record on child cases

Andy Murray is aiming for his second Wimbledon title in three years

Murray targets burning ambition

Meg Hillier pointed out that the taxpayer was "picking up the tab" for a "failure"

MPs slam costs of NHS IT system

Ending the housing crisis is the "defining test" of the present generation of politicians, Communities Secretary Greg Clark will tell town hall chiefs.

Minister call to end housing crisis

There are fears of misdiagnosis of lung diseases

Lung disease misdiagnosis fears

The average UK household now owns 18 smart devices, such as tablets, a survey has found

Average home has 18 smart devices

Commuters are spending more travel time doing online shopping, a report has said

Commuting 'ideal time for shoppers'

The Whitworth in Manchester has been named Museum of the Year 2015

Whitworth named Museum of the Year

Sir Nicholas Winton after being knighted by the Queen in 2003

'Britain's Schindler' dies at 106

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