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BBC boss defends Sir Cliff coverage - Director general Tony Hall says BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.

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Breaking news - South Africa has issued a "total travel ban" to non-citizens travelling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone over the Ebola virus.

A 70-year-old Australian man, Cyril Baldock, has set a new record for the oldest person to swim the English Channel.

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Burberry boss sells £5.2m of shares

Christopher Bailey was previously Burberry's chief creative officer

Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey has cashed in £5.2 million worth of shares just weeks after suffering a bloody nose over his pay package at the hands of shareholders.

John Lewis to cut down on free cake

John Lewis said it will be reducing the number of hot drink and cake vouchers it sends out to customers in the run-up to Christmas

John Lewis customers are to see the number of free cakes and hot drinks they receive as part of a loyalty scheme reduced in the run-up to Christmas.

London internet issues 'ludicrous'

Many of the 400,000 enterprises studied were being hindered by internet connection issues, the report found

Businesses in central London are losing more than 50,000 working days and £37 million a year because of broadband issues, according to a new report on internet speeds in the capital.

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Letter: Web porn is a real threat to our young

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Regarding: The dangers of internet pornography (Letters Page  August  15) I am sure that all  readers will agree with the detective inspector who described the case of a 14-year-old raping a 10 year-old as ‘deeply disturbing’.

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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).