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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

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

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

Colin Hendry captained Scotland in the 1998 World Cup

Colin Hendry on trial accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend Sarah Kinder

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

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

Shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has launched an attack on Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn's economic policies

Jeremy Corbyn's economic policy 'will keep Tories in for a decade'

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

70% of Calais migrants 'may be reaching the UK' say police

Cilla Black died at her home in the south of Spain

Spanish police probe 'dizzy spell fall' after Cilla Black's death

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

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

The killer will be introduced within the first half of the book, experts claim

Agatha Christie killer formula spots whodunnit

French police officers carrying part of the wing of a Boeing 777 washed up on Reunion island (AP)

Missing MH370: Wing part washed up on Reunion is from Boeing 777

British troops in Basra after the 2003 invasion of Iraq

Chaos, war and terror behind the migrant rush to reach UK

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

Energy consumers to be able to switch suppliers in 24 hours

The number of cannabis possession offences recorded by police almost doubled between 2004/5 and 2011/12

Drug possession 'should no longer be included in police performance measures'

The lack of bright sunshine in the UK means Britons are not getting enough vitamin D, researchers say

Vitamin D intake 'should be boosted with supplements'

The Sunday Times says it has been given access to a leaked database containing 12,000 blood tests from more than 5,000 athletes

Anti-doping body 'alarmed' by athletics test-leak data

Jericho the lion has not been killed by poachers, it has been confirmed

Jericho the lion 'alive and well' in Zimbabwe

Bishop of Dover the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott says politicians and the press must not lose their humanity over immigration issues

Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment

Migrants climb over a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France

Taxpayers foot hotel bill for asylum seekers

Immigration minister James Brokenshire

Move to end taxpayer support for failed asylum seekers

Chris Evans speaks to the media after a display aircraft plummeted to the ground at the CarFest event, killing the pilot

CarFest resumes after pilot Kevin Whyman dies in plane crash

Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain

Cilla Black dies at 72: Tributes pour in for ex-singer and TV star

Mark Carney said that a decision about a rise in interest rates would 'come into sharper relief around the turn of this year'

Interest rates decision due amid split vote speculation

Puffins on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast

Downpours hit Farne Islands puffin population

The judge said the meaning was obscured by the language used in the report

Social worker report may as well have been in foreign language, says judge

Latest news

Lottery jackpot rolls over to £6.1 million

Lord Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords

Lord Bew: strip peers over 75 of daily allowance

Shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has launched an attack on Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn's economic policies

Jeremy Corbyn's economic policy 'will keep Tories in for a decade'

A green pill seized from the Kendal Calling music festival

Three more Kendal Calling festival fans ill amid 'rogue drugs' fears

The Duchess of Cambridge has become an advanced scuba diver

Duchess of Cambridge obtains advanced scuba diving qualification

Portrait of the Queen by the British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, with a technique that involves the use of mirrors

Queen puts quadruple portrait photographer at ease

Average annual earnings in Gibraltar have grown to £28,000, new figures show

Gibraltar's economy one of world's fastest growing

Zayn Dean, 47, also known as Dholtana Dad and his son Mani Dad, seven (Dawson Cornwell/PA)

Mother's coffee shop appeal over missing boy Mani Dad

Scientists testing the way woodlice react to being prodded, squeezed or dropped found they display different personalities

Woodlice have personalities, analysis of Percellio scaber species suggests

Stephanie Davis admits she has been "drinking too much"

Sacked Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis 'drinking too much'

The killing of lions by hunters has caused outrage in Zimbabwe

Mixed reports concerning fate of Cecil the Lion's brother Jericho

A Spitfire made a forced landing at Biggin Hill Airport

Pilot Dan Griffith praised for emergency landing of Spitfire with engine trouble

A bomb disposal expert prepares to carry out a controlled explosion in Brighton after a suspect package was found before the annual Pride parade

Suspect package bomb hoax intended 'to disrupt' Brighton and Hove Pride parade

Demonstrators protesting against Government drug policy stage a mass inhalation of so-called "hippy crack" in Parliament Square, London

'Hippy crack' campaigners happy to make point with 'laughing gas' protest

Newly married Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall after their wedding at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle.

Ant gets Dec to the church on time as he ties knot with manager Ali Astall

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