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Soulful Sam is big Mobo winner

Sam Smith collected four prizes at the annual awards event

Chart-topping soul singer Sam Smith dedicated his triumph to his parents after celebrating being the big winner at the Mobo Awards.

Tesco boss faces profits pressure

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is under pressure to turn around the firm's fortunes

New Tesco boss Dave Lewis will be under pressure over plunging profits and a £250 million accounting scandal when the company publishes half-year results today.

EU targets 'to raise power bills'

The UK has a legally-binding EU target to source 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020

Energy targets set by Brussels will force up annual household gas and electricity bills by £149 within six years, research has found.

Commanders slam Afghan campaign

UK troops in Afghanistan were so stretched at times there was a risk they would be "massacred", commanders said

British commanders have given a damning assessment of the military campaign in Afghanistan, admitting that at times troops were so stretched there was a risk they would be "massacred".

PM: EU must do more to fight Ebola

Prime Minister David Cameron is to urge fellow EU leaders to do more to tackle Ebola

David Cameron is to urge fellow EU leaders to do more to tackle Ebola in west Africa, warning that failure to halt the killer disease there would risk future cases in Europe.

Tributes to murdered Canada soldier

Investigators at the scene of the shooting at the National Memorial (The Canadian Press/AP)

Tributes have poured in for a Canadian soldier who paid the "ultimate sacrifice" when he was shot dead as he guarded the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Tributes to murdered Canada soldier

Emergency personnel tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa (AP Photo/The Canadian Press)

Tributes have poured in for a Canadian soldier who paid the "ultimate sacrifice" when he was shot dead as he guarded the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Ebola preparation 'well on the way'

Staff from North East Ambulance Service and the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle take part in a national exercise to test Britain's readiness for an Ebola outbreak

NHS workers are not all yet fully prepared for a possible Ebola case but preparations are "well on the way", Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said.

Drug 'kills dividing cancer cells'

A new drug has been shown to eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice while producing few side effects

A drug that kills cancer cells as they try to divide has shown "dramatic" results in early research, paving the way to potentially curative treatments.

Shots fired in Canadian parliament

Emergency personnel tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa

A gunman shot a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa before entering the nearby parliament building where further shots were fired.

Government wins bedroom battle

The High Court heard the case was the latest of several legal challenges over what opponents refer to as the "bedroom tax"

The Government has won a legal battle over its refusal under the so-called "bedroom tax" rules to provide benefits funding so that children of separated couples can have two bedrooms, one in the home of each parent.

Shamed Evans asks for second chance

Ched Evans making a statement with his girlfriend Natasha Massey.

Shamed footballer and convicted rapist Ched Evans has asked for a "second chance" to resume his playing career after making a fresh bid to clear his name upon his release from prison.

Fake Premier League star jailed

Former professional footballer Medi Abalimba who tried to pass himself off as Chelsea player Gael Kakuta

A failed footballer who enjoyed a champagne lifestyle by pretending to be a Premier League star has been jailed for four years for a £163,000 fraud.

Adams challenged on sex row 'exile'

Mairia Cahill says her claims of rape were covered up by Sinn Fein and the IRA

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been challenged by the Irish Government to reveal if IRA rapists and paedophiles were exiled to the Irish Republic.

Parties begin devolution talks

The Smith Commission will aim to agree on what new powers should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament

All-party talks aimed at reaching agreement on what new powers should be devolved to Scotland in the wake of the independence referendum get under way today.

Cameron defends record on NHS

David Cameron has defended the Government's record on the NHS

International inspectors should be brought in to compare the performance of the NHS in England and Wales, David Cameron said today in his latest Commons clash with Ed Miliband.