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Just one in ten councils is paying the minimum £16.70 an hour needed to cover costs of home care, a report says

Councils 'pay too little to cover costs of home care for the elderly'

Mohammed Alam who was arrested in Tenerife on Monday after fleeing the UK six years ago.

Fugitive arrested in Tenerife six years after fleeing the UK

David Cameron quit after the UK voted to leave the EU

Ex-prime minister David Cameron signs deal to write autobiography

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband unveiling the party's pledges carved into a stone plinth

Labour fined after omitting payments for 'EdStone' on election spending return

Philip Hammond has backed efforts to reduce the amount of energy used by people and businesses

Britain 'will have to invest eye-wateringly large sums just to keep lights on'

Madeleine Thien was shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty's novel The Sellout wins Man Booker Prize

The Press Recognition Panel was set up under a royal charter after the Leveson Inquiry

Impress approved as regulatory body amid press freedom 'fears'

Hugh Laurie's star is number 2,593 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie joins the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Paula Nickolds is being promoted from commercial director

John Lewis appoints first woman managing director

Zac Goldsmith has quit as a Conservative MP and will stand as an independent in the by-election he has triggered

Heathrow expansion foe Zac Goldsmith will not face Tory by-election opponent

Andy Murray Live took place at Glasgow's SSE Hydro last month

Andy Murray Live event raises £305,000 for children's charities

A High Court judge said the inspector should not be allowed to retire until his alleged victim has had a chance to bring a legal challenge

Assault accused police inspector stopped from retiring pending legal challenge

Judy Murray photographs her son Jamie Murray after he received his OBE

Tennis star Jamie Murray nets OBE from Queen

Pets must be kept on leads in 1,100 parks and public areas

Laws banning dogs from open spaces causing 'hardship and distress' for owners

The chairman of Tesco has warned food prices are "very likely" to rise as a result of Brexit

Tesco chairman warns food prices 'very likely' to rise as a result of Brexit

Public Health England advises there is a 'moderate risk' of Zika infection in Florida (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/PA)

Two Britons contract Zika virus in Florida

Researchers believe electronic cigarettes could be used to help fight obesity in smokers and vapers

Experts probe whether e-cigarettes could help smokers eat less when quitting

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said the Tories were failing on the public finances and working people were paying the price

Labour accuses Government of failing on the economy after Treasury leak

Like-for-like sales at Costa continued to bounce back, growing 2.3% in the period

Costa Coffee sales perk up Whitbread half-year profits

Bill Etheridge officially launching his Ukip leadership campaign in Manchester - he has now quit the race, according to reports

Bill Etheridge 'quits Ukip leadership race and backs Paul Nuttall'

Michael Sheen warned that the path into acting is being closed for many young people from working class backgrounds.

Support drama in schools for more working class actors, says Michael Sheen

The European Heart Journal study found traffic noise was associated with an increase in hypertension cases

Study links blood pressure risk to traffic noise

Workers continue with the demolition of the 'Jungle' camp in Calais

Bulldozers move in at Calais 'Jungle' camp as migrants leave by bus

The Government has chosen to expand Heathrow, ending more than a year of uncertainty

Third runway at Heathrow cleared for take-off

Pete Burns died on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Pete Burns was scheduled for Loose Women appearance

Experts say doctors should intervene even if overweight or obese patients see them about an unrelated matter.

Be honest, offer obese patients weight loss help, GPs told

Figures released in February showed that out-of-date scanners are commonplace across England's hospitals

NHS England's £130m radiotherapy update 'will change face of cancer treatment'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey have both had social media accounts compromised this year

Social media users 'finally waking up' to cyber attack threats, study finds

A poll found more than two in five young women currently believe that their gender will hold them back in their career

More visible female role models could help improve workplace equality

The total value of initial public offerings over the past three months has fallen to levels not seen since 2012

Market volatility after Brexit vote stifling interest in IPOs

A new study says women drinkers are catching up with men.

Study urges action on women drinkers

The paper calls for governments to stop supporting coal expansion, including through development finance

Clean energy call amid claims coal 'undermines climate and development goals'

Pc Lisa Bates was seriously injured in the axe attack

Axeman who left policewoman with skull fracture cleared of attempted murder

Chi Onwurah has branded the poster offensive

Outraged MP tweets photo of 'xenophobic' refugee poster in Parliament

Karen Bradley was appearing before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Karen Bradley to consider 'all options' on press regulation amid damages concern

Howard Davies, chairman of the Airports Commission

Heathrow case for third runway 'strengthened' after Brexit, review chief says

Paul Eurich, a passenger on board a United Airlines flight which was forced to make an emergency landing in Shannon Airport

Hollywood actress Geraldine Hughes tells of 'awful' emergency on Belfast flight

A police car is removed from the scene in Glasgow

Two police officers seriously injured in Glasgow hit-and-run

Michael Danaher took a selfie after he murdered Adrian Greenwood (Thames Valley Police/PA)

Killer who took selfie after murdering book dealer jailed for 34 years

A Joint Ministerial Council meeting in Downing Street.

Theresa May lacks coherent Brexit plan months after referendum, says Sturgeon

Pete Burns died on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest

You Spin Me Round singer Pete Burns dies

Migrants line up to register at a processing centre near Calais

Calais Jungle: Around 2,000 residents leave as first day of exodus nears end

The bigger-than-average increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 2014 and 2015 was fuelled by the El Nino weather phenomenon in the Pacific

2015 marks 'new era of climate change reality' as CO2 levels hit symbolic 400ppm

Many doctors have admitted prescribing or carrying out a treatment which they knew to be unnecessary

Senior doctors condemn 40 treatments and tests as being of little or no use

Justin Bieber is on his Purpose World Tour

Justin Bieber 'storms off stage' because of fans screaming between songs

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company

Christian bakers lose appeal over pro-gay marriage cake discrimination ruling

A plane which crashed on take-off from Malta International Airport (Ed De Gaetano/Twitter/PA)

French customs officers killed in fireball plane crash at Malta airport

Daughter Kim Vella was told to dial 999 if she "didn't like what she saw", the inquest heard

Care workers could not respond to 'crisis' as office was closing, inquest hears

The World Medical Association wants more action to deal with increasing childhood obesity

World health leaders urge junk food ads ban on TV shows appealing to children

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