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Payday loan debt problems soar

A charity says more can be done to protect those facing serious money worries from payday loans

The number of people struggling to cope with payday loan debts has risen by more than 13,000 in the past year, figures show.

Brit forces 'harmed Madeleine hunt'

So many UK agencies got involved with the hunt for Madeleine McCann that it damaged relations with police in Portugal, a report says

Competition between British police forces hindered the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and have had a long-term negative effect on the case, according to the author of an unpublished Home Office report.

Clock ticking for Strictly co-host

Claudia Winkleman (right) is replacing Sir Bruce Forsyth as Tess Daly's co-host

She is about to make her debut as Sir Bruce Forsyth's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing, but Claudia Winkleman believes that she is coming to the end of her shelf-life as a presenter.

Johnson angry over 'Boris Island'

File picture of Mayor of London Boris Johnson speaking at a rally in Barnes, London, against the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

London Mayor Boris Johnson has accused the Airports Commission of setting the debate on aviation expansion back by half a century, ahead of an announcement this morning that his plan for a new airport in east London has been rejected.

Bake Off Berry fears being a burden

Mary Berry said she does not want to be a centenarian

Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry has said that she does not want to live beyond 90 and that she would like her children to be able to "give me a pill" if her health deteriorated and she became a "burden".

Family urge Ashya parents' release

Ashya King was taken from a UK hospital without doctors' consent and is being treated in a hospital in Malaga (Hampshire Police/PA)

The parents of five-year-old brain cancer patient Ashya King have spent another night away from their son as relatives and supporters continued to demand their release from detention.

Search engines may face pirate law

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid says there could be a new law if web firms do not crack down on pirate sites

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has warned internet search engine companies legislation could be introduced if they do not make "real progress" in clamping down on links to pirate websites.

Top Gear set to cross the Channel

A French version of the Top Gear format is to be produced

Hit BBC series Top Gear is to be launched in France - a country which banned two of the UK presenters of the show from its roads last year.

PM: Russian presence 'unacceptable'

Prime Minister David Cameron is urging Western nations to act in the face of Russia's actions in Ukraine

David Cameron has denounced the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil as "unjustified and unacceptable", as he accused Moscow of trying to force its smaller neighbour to "abandon its democratic choices at the barrel of a gun".