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Burnham hits back at Cooper quit call

18 August 2015 - 11:06am
Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham says calls from rival Yvette Cooper for him to quit the contest are "disappointing" and "quite strange".

UK inflation rate rises to 0.1%

18 August 2015 - 10:50am
The UK's inflation rate turned positive in July, with the Consumer Prices Index measure rising to 0.1% from June's 0%, the Office for National Statistics says.

Cilla Black funeral route announced

18 August 2015 - 10:49am
The cortege route for Cilla Black's funeral is announced, with mourners asked to line a two-mile stretch of Woolton Road in Liverpool.

North Sea oil giant - do not risk the UK's 'engineering legacy'

18 August 2015 - 10:40am
As pressure on the oil price continues, Wood Group chief executive Bob Keiller says investment must continue.

VIDEO: CCTV of Bangkok bomb suspect emerges

18 August 2015 - 10:34am
CCTV footage has emerged of a suspect Thai police are looking for in connection with Monday's bombing at a shrine in Bangkok.

The messy theories behind the Thai bomb

18 August 2015 - 10:25am
Who carried out the Bangkok bomb attack near the Erawan shrine is still not clear, but the scale is too great for it to be motivated by domestic politics, writes Pavin Chachavalpongpun.

Rogers to quit Tests after the Ashes

18 August 2015 - 10:17am
Australia batsman Chris Rogers confirms he will retire from Test cricket at the end of this Ashes series.

VIDEO: Carol Kirkwood: 'I can do mum dancing'

18 August 2015 - 10:11am
The latest star announced for "Strictly Come Dancing" says she can do "mum dancing" and explains why she has trouble telling her left from her right.

Three arrested over blogger murders

18 August 2015 - 10:03am
Police in Bangladesh arrest three people, including a UK national, over the murders of two prominent secularist bloggers earlier this year.

Wood Group cuts jobs as profits fall

18 August 2015 - 8:31am
Oil services firm Wood Group says it has cut 5,000 jobs this year as the fall in the price of oil has hit profits.

Doubts over Tianjin firm licence

18 August 2015 - 8:27am
The Chinese firm whose chemical warehouse exploded last week only obtained a proper licence in June, Xinhua reports as mourners honour the dead.

Nationwide warns of £300m tax bill

18 August 2015 - 8:24am
Nationwide estimates that tax changes announced in July's Budget could cost it £300m over five years and may hit lending.

VIDEO: UK charity taking aid to Calais

18 August 2015 - 7:40am
Three British charity workers travelled to Calais to deliver supplies to migrants - the Victoria Derbyshire programme's Catrin Nye joined them.

Online music videos getting age rating

18 August 2015 - 7:39am
The government confirms that age ratings of 12, 15 or 18 will be a permanent fixture on UK-produced online music videos.

VIDEO: Refugees struggle to board train to Europe

18 August 2015 - 7:30am
Hundreds of refugees from the Middle East, Asia and Africa have crowded a platform of a local railway station in Macedonia to take them to Serbia.

Will Benteke give Reds 'X-factor'?

18 August 2015 - 6:53am
Christian Benteke gives Liverpool an extra dimension but can the £32.5m striker inspire a return to the Champions League?

Emmerdale star Kitty McGeever dies

18 August 2015 - 6:01am
Emmerdale actress Kitty McGeever, who became the first blind actress to have a starring role in a British soap, has died at the age of 44, a show spokeswoman confirms.

I could work with Burnham - Corbyn

18 August 2015 - 5:44am
Jeremy Corbyn says he could work with Andy Burnham should the latter be elected Labour leader, while Lord Kinnock warns against being a party of "perpetual demonstration".