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The agreement would settle all US federal, state and local claims for the Gulf of Mexico disaster, BP said

BP to pay out £12bn for oil spill

Singer and entertainer Val Doonican was a big star in the 60s

Brucie leads tributes to Doonican

The BBC says there is a £150 million shortfall in its licence fee income

1,000 jobs to go at 'leaner' BBC

Less than three-quarters of Virgin West Coast trains arrive within five minutes of their scheduled time, figures show

Many rail services 'unacceptable'

Michael Fallon says it is "illogical" that RAF planes can hit extremists in Iraq but not in Syria

UK 'to take anti-IS fight to Syria'

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @LindaScottYorks of hailstones that fell in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales (Linda Scott/PA)

Householders totting up storm costs

Kayt Hughes is still in shock after winning the Woon Foundation Art and Sculpture Prize for her work made of wood, emulsion, filler and pencil.(Beattie Communications)

Artist turns failure into gold

Police staged a series of arrests

Fans held over 'violent disorder'

Peter Tobin is understood to have been attacked at HMP Edinburgh

Killer Tobin attacked in prison

Police said the inquiry was "sensitive"

Boy, 12, arrested over 'rape bid'

People with autism react to smells, such as that of a rose, in a different way, researchers found

Smell test could diagnose autism

William said the Lionesses should be proud of their achievements despite defeat against Japan

William praises defeated Lionesses

Angela Wrightson, in a picture taken some years before her death

Murder victim's home a 'bombsite'

Green MP Caroline Lucas says the Government conducted itself "appallingly"

Truss 'held back' on fracking risk

The Duke of Cambridge will join the event at the permanent memorial in London's Hyde Park

William to attend bombings memorial

Notorious criminal John Palmer pictured in 2001

Murder probe delay referred to IPCC

Millions of over-65s are helping out their grown up children with loans, a survey has found

Over-65s 'owed £3,000 by children'

Greek pensioners line up as they wait to be allowed into a bank (AP)

Greek No vote would 'test' defences

The Government has now recouped around £12 billion of the £20.5 billion spent bailing out Lloyds

Government sells £500m Lloyds stake

Property values across the UK increased by 3.3% in the 12 months to June, Nationwide said

House price rises slowing - survey

Dixons Carphone's Connected World Services arm has agreed a deal with Sprint - America's third largest mobile phone group

Dixons Carphone plans US tie-up

Police divers were joined by the coastguard, mountain rescue teams, fire and ambulance services and an RAF Sea King helicopter

Man dies in river rescue bid

The Whitworth Gallery.

Whitworth named Museum of the Year

Lorries parked on the M20 in Harrietsham, Kent during Operation Stack.

Cash pledge to tackle Calais crisis

The family is feared to have travelled to Syria (Bedfordshire Police/PA)

Airport police quizzed Syria woman

The coffin of Ann McQuire is taken from the RAF C-17 carrying the bodies of nine British nationals killed in the Tunisia terror attack that has been repatriated to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire

Beach victims returned to home soil

A report has criticised how police not handle cases involving vulnerable children

Poor police record on child cases

Andy Murray is aiming for his second Wimbledon title in three years

Murray targets burning ambition

Meg Hillier pointed out that the taxpayer was "picking up the tab" for a "failure"

MPs slam costs of NHS IT system

Ending the housing crisis is the "defining test" of the present generation of politicians, Communities Secretary Greg Clark will tell town hall chiefs.

Minister call to end housing crisis

There are fears of misdiagnosis of lung diseases

Lung disease misdiagnosis fears

The average UK household now owns 18 smart devices, such as tablets, a survey has found

Average home has 18 smart devices

Commuters are spending more travel time doing online shopping, a report has said

Commuting 'ideal time for shoppers'

The Whitworth in Manchester has been named Museum of the Year 2015

Whitworth named Museum of the Year

Sir Nicholas Winton after being knighted by the Queen in 2003

'Britain's Schindler' dies at 106

The memorial incorporates 52 steel pillars, each representing one of the victims of the attacks in London on July 7, 2005

July 7 memorial 'must be respected'

Lorries have been parked on the M20 during the industrial unrest in France

Calais and Dover services resume

The family is feared to have travelled to Syria (Bedfordshire Police/PA)

Family of 12 feared to be in Syria

The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the Gurkhas

Charles hails 'very best' Gurkhas

Iain Duncan Smith was among more a dozen MPs subject to action by the Commons watchdog after failing to show spending was valid

IDS in 'debt' row with watchdog

Steve Jobs died in 2011 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer

Trailer shows Jobs as megalomaniac

England celebrate victory after the final whistle of the quarter final match against Canada

Duke wishes women footballers luck

Sir Nicholas Winton as he gets a kiss on the cheek from Vera Gissingaged, 74, who as an 11-year-old was helped by Sir Nicholas to escape Prague before the Second World War

Britain's Schindler dies aged 106

Those recruited to the Army as minors have to serve a longer minimum period of service

Army rules for under-18s 'unlawful'

Suzi Perry said she believed her name may be "in the mix"

Suzi Perry hints at Top Gear job

The trial is being held at Teesside Crown Court

Girl 'shared pic after murder'

 Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

UK 'may need to strike IS in Syria'

Anne Bury, 56, died when she was gunned down at a villa in Dalyan, Turkey, in September 2013 (Cleveland Police/PA)

Victim's family welcome 'justice'

Nicola Sturgeon topped the list

Nicola Sturgeon heads power list

Video screengrab of a drink driver who was caught on a dashboard-mounted camera by a member of the public (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Car drunk filmed in dash-cam crash

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