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Falklands ship begins final journey - Doomed warship HMS Plymouth leaves home on its final journey to be scrapped in a foreign port.

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Tweets from accounts that you do not follow will now appear in your Twitter timeline, the social network has confirmed.

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Update: David Cameron will hold emergency meetings with senior intelligence officials as investigations are carried out into the "shocking and depraved" murder of an American journalist by a jihadist with an English accent.

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PM returns from holiday to No 10 - David Cameron is returning to Downing Street today to hold meetings over the "shocking and depraved" murder of journalist James Foley.

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US stocks advance for third day

The US stock market rose for a third consecutive day. (AP)

The stock market rose for a third straight day despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.

Bank tightens policy maker rules

Mark Carney vowed tighter rules on the interests of Bank policy makers

The Bank of England is to tighten rules on the political and business interests of its financial policy makers after questions were raised about a former Tory donor appointed to a key committee.

Number of self-employed up 730,000

The most common jobs for self-employed people are in construction and taxi driving, data shows

The number of people who are self-employed has increased by over 730,000 in the past six years, but average income has slumped by 22%, a new study has revealed.

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Star comment: The perils of social media use

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To err is human, and we might remember that when we consider the aberrations that have led 19 West Mercia Police officers to be disciplined for their use – or rather misuse – of social media.

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Top hill climbers out in championship challenge

Awesome time at Shelsley Walsh … Simply ‘awesome’, that was how championship driver Jos Goodyear described his first ever run-off win at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb last weekend (August 9 and 10).