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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley in the picking warehouse at the firm's headquarters in Shirebrook, Derbyshire

Pressure growing for independent review into practices at Sports Direct

BHS's former boss, Dominic Chappell, has been banned from driving for speeding

I'd struggle to afford taxis, ex-BHS boss tells court before getting driving ban

The Duke of Cambridge during a British Forces Germany (BFG) military parade, during a visit to Dusseldorf.

William: Brexit will not weaken friendship between UK and Germany

Ofsted chairman David Hoare has quit after being attacked for comments he made about the Isle of Wight

Ofsted chief resigns after Isle of Wight 'inbreeding' jibe

A small number of prisons have in-cell telephones

Prisons watchdog backs social media pilot scheme for inmates

The road leading to the entrance of the Otterburn Training Camp in Northumberland

Soldier dies during live-firing exercise

Jalal Uddin was beaten to death in a children's playground in Rochdale (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Muslim leader 'murdered by IS supporters for practising Islamic healing'

Jeremy Corbyn appearing to walk past empty seats in CCTV released by Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains releases CCTV images of Jeremy Corbyn in seats row

Badgers have been blamed for TB in cattle

Badger cull to tackle bovine TB 'to be extended'

Tesco will brand its fruit with a union flag in future, with the country of origin clearly displayed

Tesco criticised over removal of Scottish flag from packaging after complaints

A rare Ferrari 550 registration was stolen during a burglary

Rare Ferrari - thought to be one of only four made - stolen in burglary

Summer sunshine led to grocery sales rising in the 12 weeks to August 14

Summer sunshine encourages grocery sales acceleration

Yuusuf Warsame was killed in a grenade blast at an apartment in Sweden (Family handout/PA)

Sweden grenade death boy had just celebrated birthday, father says

A judge at the Family Division of the High Court in London has said a man embroiled in a legal battle over a farmhouse should be arrested

Judge calls for arrest of man embroiled in farmhouse legal battle

Experts warned of the worst bank holiday congestion on roads in a decade

'Carmageddon' looms with worst bank holiday congestion for years, say experts

Housebuilder Persimmon said customer interest since the vote to leave the EU remains encouraging

Persimmon profits soar 29% to £352m amid 'robust' customer interest post-Brexit

Ukip leadership-hopeful Lisa Duffy urged an apparent ban on face veils in public places

Ukip leadership contender in row over call for apparent face veils ban in public

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the figures show the importance of Scotland's relationship with the EU

Brexit 'to cost Scottish economy £11.2bn a year'

Rank Group chief Henry Birch said the Mecca Bingo owner remains in a strong financial position

Rank shrugs off Brexit hit to pound as profits rise 15% to £85.5m

Jason Statham and fiancee Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the premiere of Mechanic: Resurrection (Invision/AP)

Jason Statham: How Olympic diving dream bellyflopped

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder

Murder probe after man found dead with head injuries

The attacker was reportedly carrying a sword

Man stabbed in car park 'sword attack'

The Transocean Winner drilling rig has been refloated after running aground on rocks

Oil rig towed off rocks on Lewis

The scheme has been criticised because the 25% government bonus on savings for a first home cannot be used towards the deposit

MPs to confront Chancellor over Help to Buy Isas

People are raiding their pension pots without thinking about how they will pay care costs, Citizens Advice is warning

Pension pot raiders are failing to plan for care costs, charity warns

Up to seven million people in the UK are currently living with cardiovascular disease, according to the research

Heart and stroke treatments 'a substantial burden' to the UK

Great Britain's gold medal-winning women's hockey team were among the Olympic stars arriving home at Heathrow

Heroes' welcome as Team GB's Olympic stars return home

Jeremy Corbyn insisted public criticism of Labour Party staff was 'totally unacceptable'

Public criticism of Labour Party staff unacceptable - Jeremy Corbyn

Penny Lawrence, deputy chief executive of Oxfam GB, said the UK Government 'is in denial and disarray over its arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign in Yemen' (Oxfam/PA)

Government 'in disarray' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia - Oxfam

HRT brings a threefold increase in the risk of developing breast cancer, a new study shows

Breast cancer risk from HRT higher than thought, research shows

The leaked documents are said to express fears the policy may not deliver on its key aim of improving services at weekends

Documents reveal doubts over viability of seven-day NHS service

Having a family has an impact on wages for women, research suggests

Women with children face greater gender gap than the childless

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said that families 'can't continue relying on credit cards and loans to get by'

Collapse in pay value sees more than 1.5 million families in extreme debt

Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger are joined by Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne on the X Factor panel

I hate The X Factor room auditions as they're awkward, says Simon Cowell

Nick Leeson warned that if there was to be another scandal, it would probably occur in emerging markets

Red tape is bogging down fight against rogue traders, says Nick Leeson

The new Android software includes improved battery life and enhanced encryption

Google's new Android software to be launched within weeks

Strictly contenders Greg Rutherford, Lesley Joseph and Tameka Empson outside BBC Broadcasting House

Olympian Greg Rutherford helps complete final Strictly line-up

The issue came to the fore during the junior doctors' dispute

Documents reveal doubts over viability of seven-day NHS service

A UK national has reportedly been killed in Iraq

Briton killed in Iraq during operation to remove Islamic State mines

Singer Paloma Faith has announced that she is pregnant with her first child

Pregnancy joy for singer Paloma Faith

Boxer David Haye and wife Natasha have been granted a divorce

Boxer David Haye's marriage ends in divorce during 30-second hearing

Jeremy Corbyn signalled his determination to keep his job

Jeremy Corbyn thanks remaining shadow cabinet members in pitch to keep job

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has admitted historical child sex offences as part of a police investigation into a youth disco

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning admits child sex offences in teenage disco probe

Charlie Webster is continuing her recovery

Malaria-stricken Charlie Webster to read 'messages of love' during recovery

The last BHS stores will close this week

Final 35 BHS stores set to close doors this week

Amina Al-Jeffery is yet to return to the UK despite a court order

Woman 'imprisoned by father in Saudi Arabia' yet to return to UK

Southwark Crown Court has heard how Muslim Michael Coe attacked a boy for cuddling his girlfriend

Muslim 'grabbed boy by the throat for cuddling girlfriend in the street'

The monarch is expected to hold a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Team GB's medal winners

Queen commends Olympic heroes of Team GB and the Commonwealth

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is under scrutiny over the way staff are treated

Sports Direct shareholders urged to block Mike Ashley re-election

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