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Average house prices in the UK have hit an all-time high, according to Nationwide

House prices up as average property value hits £195,621

Cilla Black died at her home in the south of Spain

Cilla Black didn't want lingering death, says friend

The Treasury has begun selling its 79% holding in RBS

Treasury sells RBS shares for £2.1bn, but taxpayer makes £1bn loss

Former Dambusters pilot Les Munro has died aged 96

Tributes to 'invincible' Dambusters pilot Les Munro

Sir Edward Heath pictured in 1989 in the garden of his home in Salisbury (AP)

Scotland Yard 'probes child sex abuse claims against Sir Edward Heath'

The RMT has called on Boris Johnson to call off the plans

RMT demands all-night Tube plans suspension

Stuart Baggs has died aged 27

Family agony as ex-Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs found dead

Almost 143,000 students are receiving their exam results

Higher maths exam more difficult than intended, SQA says

Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani have been married for nearly 13 years and have three sons (AP)

Singer Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale to divorce

Video grab taken from ITV of a pre-recorded segment featuring Lorraine Kelly and Ben Shephard after Good Morning Britain was forced to evacuate the studio when the fire alarm went off (ITV/PA)

Fire alarm hits Good Morning Britain

Jake Wood is eager to get up to some jungle japes in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Jake Wood fancies stint in the celebrity jungle during break from EastEnders

A RAF Tornado GR4 returns to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus following a mission over Iraq

RAF Tornado squadron to stay in service until March 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's continuing surge in the battle to replace Ed Miliband has seen some install him as favourite

Jeremy Corbyn unveils his plans to revitalise the North

Andy Burnham is a contender for the Labour leadership

NHS trusts urged to fill only 'essential' vacancies amid finances warning

Travellers looking to cross the Channel are being delayed for up to two-and-a-half hours

Eurotunnel inspection delays travellers amid Calais crisis

Wayne Rooney meeting NSPCC young campaigner Kimberley, 18, in Manchester (NSPCC)

Wayne Rooney eyes new goal as NSPCC ambassador

Tracey Couch is puzzled at the dip in sports participation

Call to 'embed' sports participation after post-Olympics lull

London's theatres generate Google searches than those in any other city, figures show

London arts and theatre scene 'most googled in the world'

Jerry Hall says would not consider cosmetic surgery

Jerry Hall: women are weak about ageing

The IPCC is to investigate allegations concerning Wiltshire Police's handling of an alleged claim of child sexual abuse involving former prime minister Edward Heath

Sir Edward Heath 'child sex claims': police probe cover-up allegations

Aaron Power was jailed for life

Hitmen get life for shooting dead woman by mistake

The bus had its roof ripped off when it crashed into a tree in Woburn Place, Bloomsbury, central London. (PA/Twitter/@chromanris)

New bride treated in hospital after London tourist bus roof ripped off by tree

Unions are unhappy about the pay and conditions on offer over the new all-night Tube

24-hour Tube strike to go ahead from Wednesday evening

Colin Hendry captained Scotland in the 1998 World Cup

Colin Hendry admits harassing ex-girlfriend Sarah Kinder

The Treasury could soon begin selling part of its 79% holding in Royal Bank of Scotland

George Osborne to begin sell-off of Government stake in RBS

Trader Tom Hayes became the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging Libor rates in a scandal that shook financial markets

'Greedy' City trader Tom Hayes jailed for rigging Libor rates

A notice outside a caravan advertises sporting activities and a UK asylum workshop for residents of the migrant camp known as the new Jungle in Calais

UK ranks 14th out of 28 EU countries in accepting asylum seekers

The Queen is expected to travel on the new Scottish Borders Railway with the Duke of Edinburgh

Queen to open Scottish Borders Railway on day she beats Victoria's record reign

Members of the RMT union, including drivers and guards, will walk out for 24 hours on August 23 and for 72 hours from August 29

First Great Western rail workers to strike over Bank Holiday weekend

Harry Clarke was driving the council truck in Glasgow city centre on December 22 last year when it went out of control

Glasgow bin lorry crash driver 'broke bond of trust'

The video of the girls' ordeal was posted on social media

Bully, 16, whose video of girls' humiliation went viral, avoids detention

Farmers are protesting over the falling price of milk

Farmers empty supermarket shelves in milk price protest

A simple urine test can give an earlier warning of pancreatic cancer

Early-warning pancreatic cancer test could save hundreds, say experts

HSBC beat its forecast for profits

HSBC reports 10% profits surge

During the financial crisis, the Government bought a 41% stake in Lloyds worth around £20.5 billion

Government sells further 1% stake in Lloyds Banking Group

The study found that more than a fifth of the children were selective eaters

Picky eating in young children may signal mental health issues, parents warned

Adam Johnson is to appear at Durham Crown Court for a case management hearing ahead of a trial at the end of this month

Court date for child sex charges footballer Adam Johnson

The 35-year-old victim died after being stabbed

Woman in court accused of Chelsea stab murder

Twenty-three per cent of holiday-makers said they come back more stressed, a survey showed

Many holidaymakers return more stressed than before

Roger Black has spoken out after the latest allegations of athletics blood doping

Olympian Black: Athletics doping claims 'incredibly damaging'

Barnado's will hire 15 experts to help child sex abuse victims in Rotherham

Barnado's receives £3m to help Rotherham sex abuse victims

Jeremy Corbyn made a series of speeches to the packed main hall, a council chamber and outside Camden Town Hall

Jeremy Corbyn turns up the heat on Labour rivals with speech from fire engine

Migrants climb through a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais

Government has a grip on Calais migrant crisis, says Philip Hammond

Support for maintaining the green belt was very high (83%) in semi-rural areas

64% against building on green belt land, survey reports

Prime Minister David Cameron talks with Hillary Clinton during a conference in London

David Cameron 'unsure and inexperienced', Hillary Clinton told

Cyclists during the FreeCycle fun ride in Westminster, London, part of the Prudential RideLondon weekend.

Cyclist dies during Prudential RideLondon race

Most energy consumers remain on standard variable rates despite better deals being available

Energy consumers to be able to switch suppliers in 24 hours

Cilla Black died at her home in the south of Spain

Cilla Black post-mortem results 'inconclusive' as tributes pour in

Kevin Thomas Parle is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Lucy Hargreaves in Walton, Liverpool, in 2005 (Merseyside Police/PA)

Images show how murder suspect may look now

Chris Bisson plays Jai Sharma in ITV Emmerdale

Emmerdale's Chris Bisson celebrated 40th birthday with daughter surprise

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