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The new EE Rook is the cheapest 4G phone ever in the UK

EE offers up sub-£50 4G smartphone

Jordon Begley was shot with a Taser while being restrained and handcuffed by  officers from Greater Manchester Police.

Taser death officers 'restricted'

Four charities have been accused of taking money over the phone from people with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and memory problems.

Charities face fundraising probe

A report has highlighted that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is widespread.

Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels

The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they reportedly staged a beheading scene.

Staff sacked for IS beheading prank

Funding to help support vulnerable children and young people has been cut, charities have warned

'£2bn cut from children's funding'

Local councils will be allowed to decide if they want to extend opening hours on Sundays

Osborne 'to relax Sunday trading'

The July 7 memorial in Hyde Park, London, as Britain prepares to mark ten years since the devastating bombings which claimed the lives of 52 people.

Silent tribute to 7/7 bomb victims

A report has highlighted that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is widespread

Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels

Four charities have been accused of taking money over the phone from people with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and memory problems

Charities face fundraising probe

The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they reportedly staged a beheading scene

Staff sacked for IS beheading prank

West Midlands Ambulance Service said an off-duty nurse was the first person to treat the injured after the accident on the A5

Man arrested over pile-up deaths

One of the walkers seriously injured in a lightning strike in Brecon Beacons is showing signs of improvement

Lightning strike walker 'improving'

Christopher and Sharon Bell, who died in the Tunisia beach massacre (West Yorkshire Police)

Tunisia bodies released to families

Jordon Begley was shot with a Taser while being restrained and handcuffed by  officers from Greater Manchester Police

Taser death officers 'restricted'

Police officers at the scene after two buses were involved in a crash in Brighton

13 hurt in city centre bus crash

BBC director-general Tony Hall said the corporation was committed to fully fund TV licences for over-75s

Hall says BBC has made 'right deal'

Andy Murray celebrates beating Ivo Karlovic

Women 'deserve show court matches'

Cutting down on alcohol consumption reduces the risk of heart failure, experts said

Activity 'cuts heart failure risks'

Former trainee George Blackstock was scouted by Stoke City when he was just short of 16

Stoke in player abuse court case

Workers on First Great Western trains are due to walk out for 48 hours from Wednesday evening

Bid to avert FGW train strike fails

NME editor Mike Williams said the move would "transform" the publication

NME goes free to boost circulation

Lorries backed up on the M20 in Ashford, Kent

Dover boss's plea over Calais chaos

Former News of the World features Editor Jules Stenson arrives at the Old Bailey

Convicted NotW man hits at Coulson

MP Simon Danczuk says that his campaign against sex abuse contributed to the end of his marriage

Danczuk reveals abuse battle 'cost'

Penny Lancaster has two sons, Aiden and Alastair, with Rod Stewart

Would-be father Rod in a tight spot

Rolls-Royce announced its first full-year fall in revenues for a decade in February

Rolls shares hit by profits warning

A large crowd of loyal royal fans near the area around the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk

Palace thanks for christening crowd

Iain Montgomery showed no emotion as he was jailed at Stafford Crown Court for murdering Tina Montgom

Lorry driver jailed for wife murder

Dame Tessa Jowell says the UK's Olympics legacy has been wasted by the previous coalition government

Coalition 'squandered Games legacy'

London Underground staff have voted to strike in a row over pay and the introduction of a new all-night Tube service

Tube strike peace talks resume

Lightning flashing over Flintshire, North Wales, on Friday night. (Picture: @ClaysLaura)

2 killed by summer storms lightning

Boris Johnson has backed cutting the 45p top tax rate to 40p if firms pay staff the Living Wage

Boris: Pay Living Wage then cut tax

The total of 1,376,889 new car sales was 7% higher than the same period last year

New car sales race to record 1.3m

An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole, actively feasting on its surroundings (ESA/PA)

Monster black holes discovered

Stephen Blakeburn, 50, from Darlington, with his mother, Jenny, 86 (Alzheimer's Society/PA)

Care for dementia patients slammed

A chronic housing crisis in rural areas is pricing out young families

Families priced out of rural areas

Tourists heading to Greece have been warned to make sure they have enough euros

Greece tourists warned about euros

David Cameron spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Door to Greece deal 'still open'

Simon Cowell's mother Julie has died at 89

X Factor auditions back on

Schoolgirl Alice Gross was killed last August (Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

'Public interest' in Alice checks

A total of 563 illegal immigrants were held or arrested by Port of Dover police officers last year, up from 148 in 2013.

Immigrant detentions soar at port

The Princess Royal will travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday for Srebrenica Memorial Day

Srebrenica dead to be remembered

Nicki Minaj was due to appear at Wireless Festival

Minaj show blow after travel delays

Richard Guest died while trying to save two teenage girls from the sea (Guest family/PA)

Tributes to sea rescue grandfather

The Government wants to speed up the adoption process

£30m boost for adoption services

High-profile offenders to be returned to jail include notorious loyalist killer Torrens Knight

Call to use ex-inmate intercepts

The Airports Commission last week recommended that a new runway is built at Heathrow to improve air capacity

Runway wait 'costs £31bn in trade'

The Government is matching the £50 million pledged by Lloyds Banking Group to boost new builds

£100m boost to build new homes

Richard Guest died while trying to save two teenage girls from the sea (Guest family/PA)

Tributes to sea rescue grandfather

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