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Crowds watch HMS Illustrious being towed out of Portsmouth Harbour

Traditional maritime send off for scrap-bound aircraft carrier Lusty

Sergeant Alexander Blackman is serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded Afghan captive

Ex-commander welcomes appeal for Marine serving life sentence for killing Afghan

The watchdog found that 307 payments totalling £184,676 were missing from the Lib Dems' 2015 general election spending return

Watchdog fines Lib Dems £20,000 over undeclared general election payments

Prime Minister Theresa May on board HMS Ocean in the Port of Manama in Bahrain, where she is on a three-day visit to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council summit

Islamic State's 'days are numbered' as occupying force, says Theresa May

Lord Keen, left, and Attorney General Jeremy Wright arrive for the third day of the Government's appeal against a ruling that the PM must seek MPs' approval to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the EU

Brexit will 'render insensible' some UK legislation, Supreme Court told

David Davis is also likely to face questions about the apparently accelerating timetable for negotiations

David Davis facing Commons pressure over Brexit negotiation details

Gina Miller spearheaded the legal challenge to the Government over Brexit

Man held over 'racist threats' to Brexit challenge businesswoman

HSBC was fined 33.6 million euro

Three banks fined total of £412m over conspiring to rig interest rate market

The Competition and Markets Authority said drug maker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma broke competition law

£84.2m fine for Pfizer after NHS over-charged as price of drug hiked 2,600%

British rock band Viola Beach, who were all killed in a car crash in Sweden

Inquest into deaths of young British band Viola Beach to begin

Lord Carlile said the problem has got worse during the rise of Islamic State

Hundreds of thousands in UK benefit money used to fund terror, says Lord Carlile

Figures show 473,453 patients waited more than four hours for a hospital bed between October 2015 and September this year

Number of patients forced to wait for hospital bed 'rockets in five years'

Jim Mackey reportedly said the NHS had "developed some bad habits" in issuing sizeable payouts

NHS regulator orders crackdown on high payments to temporary bosses

Prince Harry will close deals for the global firm ICAP

Harry to join City brokers on trading floor for charity fundraising day

Clinical trial data has shown nivolumab may help people with untreatable head and neck cancers

Treatment offers renewed hope to Hodgkin's lymphoma patients

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, right, chats to Suky Bhaker, policy and development director, during a visit to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust ahead of the announcement of the new orders

Court orders aim to 'stop stalkers in their tracks' before trouble escalates

Some 40 per cent of hospitals had designated smoking areas while the others described their entire premises as smoke-free

Hospitals 'woefully failing' to crack down on smoking

Research has revealed poverty is increasing among workers

Number of workers in poverty at record high, study finds

Several Corsa owners have reported their cars caught fire

No confirmed reports of fires starting in Corsa heating system, says Vauxhall

Members of the RMT union on Southern Railway have launched a three-day strike in protest against changes to the role of conductors.

Southern Railway to launch legal action in bid to stop strikes by train drivers

Some pregnant women were given sub-standard care despite showing signs of heart trouble, the researchers say

Doctors missing heart attack signs in pregnant women, report warns

Terminally ill children may wish to close down their social media accounts or keep them as memorial pages

Terminally ill children should be asked about 'life ambitions', experts say

Labour MP Luciana Berger arriving at the Old Bailey

Blogger accused of harassing Labour MP 'has no sensible answer to charge'

The RSPCA and British Heart Foundation were fined for secretly screening millions of donors to target them for more money

RSPCA and British Heart Foundation fined for secret 'wealth screening' of donors

Gerard Zalewski, 33, has been jailed for 12 years for child sex offences (Lancashire Police/PA Wire)

Paedophile wanted in US jailed for sexually assaulting girl in Lancashire

The FA said its review will 'ensure that lessons are learned'

Football sex abuse probe will ensure lessons are learned, vows FA

The 11 Justices Of The Supreme Court who are hearing the Government's appeal against the High Court decision on triggering Article 50

Top lawyers clash over whether ministers can start Brexit with royal prerogative

Theresa May will allow up to 40 rebellious Tory backbenchers to back Labour demands for her to set out her Brexit negotiating strategy before triggering Article 50

Theresa May vows to publish Brexit plan before triggering Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May addresses sailors on board HMS Ocean in the Port of Manama in Bahrain

Theresa May: UK must engage with Gulf states on human rights

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling set out proposals to strip Network Rail of its complete control of the railways

Rail reform plans risk a return to 'bad old days of Railtrack', says Labour

The OECD report into science, maths and reading attainment comes out every three years

UK teenagers trail leading countries in science, maths and reading tests

Zakaria Boufassil has been found guilty at Kingston Crown Court of a terrorism offence after supplying money to Brussels bombing suspect Mohamed Abrini, dubbed 'the man in the hat'

Belgian convicted of terror charge after handing cash to Brussels bomb suspect

Sajid Javid said too many politicians have refused to tackle integration problems

Sajid Javid: Too many politicians avoid integration issues amid 'racism' fears

Peter Vaughan, best known for his roles in Porridge and Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

The former Ukip leader appears on the list alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and singer Beyonce

Nigel Farage on shortlist for Time magazine's person of the year award

Alan Shearer with his family, from left Hollie, wife Lainya, Will and Chloe after he was presented with a CBE

Alan Shearer commends victims of football abuse scandal after picking up CBE

Prime Minister Theresa May has been quizzed about her approach to Brexit

Theresa May aims for 'red, white and blue Brexit'

Rob Beale of Morris Owen accountants; Adam Flint, from the Marriott; Julia Husband of Barclays Bank; Leigh Robinson, Swindon Chamber; Robin Turner of Burford Finance; Emma Richards, the Marriott; Sara Parris and Stella Weekes of Mainline Employment.

Join Chamber's Christmas party


Builders lay blocks on a building site near Bristol. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August, 24, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire Wire

Building on a high despite rising costs

Dr Kim Holt raised concerns about unsafe practices in the unit where Baby P was seen

NHS whistleblowers 'being fired, gagged and blacklisted'

Gary Cody was jailed for eight and a half years over the death of Pc Andy Duncan

Prison inmate probed over 'Cop Killer' profile on Xbox Live

Twitter and Facebook are working together to crack down on the spread of extremist content

Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter share data to 'curb spread' of terrorist content

Network Rail took over responsibility for infrastructure from Railtrack after several fatal crashes

Network Rail to lose complete control of tracks in Government shake-up

Recorder Clive Baker suggested social workers had been too quick to conclude the boy had been abused

Council criticised over handling of child abuse claims cannot be named


Investing in energy ‘would help firms’

Row For James team members Toby Fenwicke-Clennell, Sam Greenly, Rory Buchanan and Harry Wentworth-Stanley as they prepare for their 3,000-mile challenge (Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge/PA)

Transatlantic rowers raise funds for suicide prevention charity

A child as young as 12 was fired on by a Taser, new figures have show

Children threatened with Tasers more than 500 times last year, charity reports

People who groom their pubic hair are 80% more likely to have had an STI than those who do not, researchers found

People who groom their pubic hair 'more likely to have had an STI'

Elliott Livingstone, three, who received a life-saving heart transplant (Family Handout/PA)

Elliott, three, could have first Christmas at home - thanks to heart donor

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