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

Charity chuggers could face crackdown, regulator warns

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn

Andy Burnham: 'Provocative' Corbyn backers risk Labour split

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Cameron has called the President of France to discuss the crisis at the port of Calais

David Cameron discusses Calais crisis with French president

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 family killed in private jet crash at Blackbushe

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

The Ebola virus has killed thousands in West Africa

Ebola vaccine results 'hugely important' in tackling epidemic

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was initially refused a six month visa to visit the UK for a landmark exhibition of his work

Ai Weiwei: Home Office apologises over visa blunder

Marina Litvinenko and her son Anatoly stand outside the Royal Courts of Justice, London

Alexander Litvinenko widow says Vladimir Putin responsible for husband's murder

Pc Neil Doyle was killed before Christmas

Punch-death Pc's widow 'will never forgive killers'

Smoke rising from Blackbushe airport after a light aircraft crashed into a car auction site (@NathanGFilm/Twitter/PA)

Four dead as private jet crashes at Blackbushe Airport

Natwest said it was 'aware of the issue'

RBS says cyber attack behind online banking failure

Speaking in Hong Kong, Nicola Sturgeon said 'time will tell' if there is another Scottish independence referendum before 2020 (AP)

David Cameron 'cannot stand in way of second Scottish referendum'

Kye Backhouse, 13, died after his father, Kevin Morton, 49, of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, gave him a morphine tablet

'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet

July's sunny weather is unlikely to continue into August

The heat is off for August after record-breaking July temperatures

Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury wrote a cheque for £2 million in exchange for roulette chips at the Ritz Club, but it was returned unpaid

Ritz Club casino wins battle over £2m from gambling 'addict'

The man died at the Cumberland Infirmary

Man dies and four in hospital over suspected music festival 'substance abuse'

The roof of Great Cumberland Place where a 20-year-old man fell down a chimney and died

Man dies after falling down Westminster chimney

A 17-year-old from Preston admitted sending an offensive tweet to Lord Sugar

You're fined! Teenager who trolled Lord Sugar must pay for anti-Semitic tweet

Judges backed Antonio Arranz in the latest round of his battle against extradition

UK judges rule in favour of terrorist wanted over 1986 Madrid bomb attack

Nicola Sturgeon warned politicians to heed the voice of the Scottish people

Sturgeon: No politician can stand in the way of another independence referendum

Stuart Baggs has died aged 27

Family agony as ex-Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs found dead

Since 2010, 438 sex abuse victims have had government-funded payouts docked

Sex abuse payouts docked after victims commit crimes

Drag Me Down is One Direction's first single without Zayn Malik

One Direction release brand new single Drag Me Down

Scott and Bailey, starring Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp, is returning to screens (ITV/PA)

Scott and Bailey return in three-part TV special

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is at the top of teachers' list of books every student should read before leaving secondary school.

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four chosen as 'must read' by teachers

A teddy bear is giving a sloth lessons in gripping on to things, replacing the role of the animal's mother who is unable to care for her offspring

London Zoo's 'Scissorhands' sloth given teddy bear to replace ailing mother

Witnesses claim police refused to jump into a canal to rescue a teenage boy

Met Police 'refused to rescue canal death boy'

The funeral of Lamara Bell is taking place today

Lamara Bell's funeral held as M9 crash probe continues

Protesters outside Walter Palmer's dental surgery in Minnesota (AP)

Dentist who shot Cecil the lion 'wanted to hunt elephant'

Pub landlord Rostam Notarki

Pub landlord facing jail for killing of American with ironing board

Migrants face a police cordon by the perimeter fence of the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France

David Cameron discusses Calais crisis with French president

Camila Batmanghelidjh said her Kids Company charity would co-operate fully with detectives

Kids Company's Camila Batmanghelidjh 'taken aback' by police probe of charity

Trafficking victim Emma, not her real name, was forced into prostitution around Europe

Trafficking victim's relief at finding refuge in UK safe house

George Osborne has been asked to make public any dealings with media mogul Rupert Murdoch since the general election

George Osborne challenged over BBC cuts 'Murdoch meeting'

Care home prices are rising faster than ever, a nursing agency says

Average care home costs 'above £29,000 a year'

Al Murray has condemned the 'mob mentality' on social media

Al Murray: Social media 'mob mentality' threatens free speech

While the poorest families saw their lifetime tax burden rise by 4.1% to £282,545 in 2013/14, the richest 20% of households enjoyed a 2.2% fall compared with the previous year, to £1,488,275

£734,240 lifetime tax bill for average British family

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