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There are fears that the lion's cubs could now be vulnerable following the death of the father

American dentist wanted by police after protected lion Cecil is shot dead

Lunch box cartons and small bottles of added sugar juice drinks aimed at children will no longer be sold from the start of the new school year, Tesco said

Ribena reassurance as Tesco bans lunch box cartons of sugary drinks

Dmitri Kovtun had been due to provide testimony by video link from Moscow. (AP)

Alexander Litvinenko's father retracted 'Putin poison' claim, inquiry told

Sara Thornton, head of the National Police Chiefs' Council, said forces needed to shift their focus away from "traditional" offences in the wake of budget cuts and staff losses (National Police Chiefs' Council/PA)

Burglary victims may not get visit from police says NPCC chief

A migrant trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port (PA/file)

Calais migrants: UK to spend extra £7m on security boost

Police have reintroduced Operation Stack on the M20

'Thousands' of migrants storm Calais Eurotunnel site causing delays to trains

Lamara Bell died a week after being involved in a crash on the M9 which police did not discover for three days (Police Scotland/PA Wire)

Police leave voicemail on M9 crash victim's phone

A library card issued to a European Eagle Owl named Yoda in recognition of his work tackling seagulls at a university campus (University of Bath/PA)

University staff not twits to woo Yoda the owl with library card

Up to 320 tickets have been slapped on the windscreens of drivers who parked in a loading bay near the city's museum

Parking sign error could cost Swansea council £22,000

The work by Giovanni da Rimini had been sold by the Duke of Northumberland (NPG/PA)

Estee Lauder son saves painting for UK with £5m National Gallery donation

Green Party members Clare Phipps and Sarah Cope at the Royal Courts of Justice

Green would-be MPs lose Westminster job share test case at High Court

Westerly winds and high pressure from Thursday will bring temperatures in line with normal levels

Sunshine set to warm England for the weekend

The new Windows 10 start menu (Microsoft/PA)

Microsoft to launch Windows 10, with new web browser Edge

Anthony Miller drowned during a holiday in Lanzarote when he attempted to save two swimmers in distress, an inquest at Nottingham Coroner's Court heard (Family handout/PA)

Accident verdict in death of man who tried to save swimmers in Lanzarote

Discarded nitrous oxide canisters

Lambeth cracks down on laughing gas by banning legal highs

Two firefighters have been cleared by a court over charges involving initiation ceremonies

Firefighters cleared of initiation ceremony indecent assault charges

Anthony Small, 33, denied trying to travel to Syria

Former British boxing champion cleared of Syria trip plot

The iRights plan wants websites to feature a delete button to enable youngsters to request information posted online be removed

Young people backed over right to delete material from internet

Peter Dickson has been with the singing show since it started

X Factor announcer Peter Dickson quits after 11 years

Video grab taken from ITV of Dame Helen Mirren on ITV1's Good Morning Britain (ITV/PA)

Good Morning Britain apology after Dame Helen Mirren's TV p-word gaffe

Paige Chivers left home after a family row (Lancashire Police/PA)

Paedophile gets 33 years for Paige Chivers murder

Six people were killed when the bin lorry mounted the pavement in Glasgow city centre just before Christmas last year

Glasgow bin lorry crash crew 'did not have time to stop tragedy'

Two sites in the UK are to host tests of a revolutionary machine that scans and kills cancer at the same time

UK trials for machine which scans and kills cancer

The inquiry was launched after it was announced Scotland Yard had spied on campaigners fighting for justice for murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence

Undercover policing inquiry 'may expose discreditable conduct'

Paramedics rescuing a man found inside a bin lorry in Warwickshire (West Midlands Ambulance Service/PA)

Man saved by paramedics after being tipped into bin lorry

Church of England vicar Simon Reynolds was convicted of stealing thousands of pounds

On-the-run vicar jailed for church fees thefts

Jeremy Corbyn vowed unflinching support for women in the fight against violence and abuse

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn laughs off 'sexy sea dog' tag in call for gender equality

Screen grab taken from footage of the moment two police officers risked a head-on collision when trying to stop a car driving the wrong way down a motorway (West Midlands Police/PA)

Bravery awards for police pair over motorway road block crash

An artist's impression of a Gorgosaurus feeding on a young Corythosaurus in Alberta, Canada, 75 million years ago (University of Toronto/PA)

Tyrannosaurus rex 'had steak knife teeth'

BP's bill for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster totals 54.6 billion US dollars (£35.1 billion)

BP slumps to £2.7 billion loss as oil prices continue to fall

Legal experts believe more will challenges are possible following a £164,000 judgment in favour of disinherited daughter Heather Ilott

Disinherited daughter payout paves way for wills challenge

Conley Thompson, seven, was found dead on a building site

No suspicious circumstances in building site death of Conley Thompson, 7

Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore

David Cameron warns fraudsters: Britain no place for dirty money

Lord Sewel resigned after The Sun on Sunday published video of him allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes

Lord Sewel resigns from House of Lords amid drugs and sex claims

Gross domestic product rose by 0.7% in line with expectations

UK growth bounces back as GDP rises by 0.7%

Manchester Royal Infirmary closed its accident and emergency department after two patients were thought to have Mers

Patients test negative for Mers after accident and emergency department closed

Leadership contender Andy Burnham said today's Labour politicians do not have the courage for big ideas

Andy Burnham: Modern Labour could not have created NHS

There are too many old people, says Katie Hopkins

'Use euthanasia vans on old people' says Katie Hopkins

Madeleine McCann was three when she went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal in 2007

Madeleine McCann: Met contact Australia police over suitcase body

Topshop has agreed to stop using unrealistically tall and skinny mannequins

Size matters, admits Topshop, after skinny mannequin complaint

Mary Berry says she wasn't very clever at maths at school

Mary Berry 'not the brightest button in class'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson was spotted giving his wife a lift on the back of his bike through North Kensington

Boris Johnson apologises after giving wife 'backie' on his bike in London

Andy Burnham takes part in a Labour Party leadership hustings at Parr Hall, Warrington, Cheshire.

Andy Burnham: Modern Labour could not have created NHS

Four people died in the huge explosion in Bosley

Remains recovered from Bosley mill blast site

Chancellor George Osborne said the taskforce will lead the way in unlocking the economic benefits offered by the digital economy

UK-France taskforce set to boost digital economy

Manchester Royal Infirmary has closed its accident and emergency department while it investigates two patients with suspected Mers

Manchester Royal Infirmary A and E reopens amid Mers tests

Conley Thompson, 7, from Barnsley (South Yorkshire Police/PA)

Building site tragedy boy Conley Thompson 'slipped into plastic pipe'

The last photo taken of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko alive (Litvinenko Inquiry/PA)

Kremlin accused of bid to manipulate Litvinenko inquiry

Michael Meanza has been arrested by police

Schizophrenic Michael Meanza arrested after woman found dead at hostel

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs are investigating a suspected Pay As You Earn tax evasion and money laundering fraud

Six arrested during £4m PAYE tax evasion investigation

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