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Ticket clue to burglary suspects

One of two burglary suspects sought by police after a break-in in Manchester (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

A burglary victim who fought with two intruders at his home helped police track down CCTV images of the suspects using a bus ticket left behind at the scene.

BT phone bills poised to climb

BT will increase the price of standard line rental for direct debit customers

BT is alerting millions of customers that it is increasing prices by up to 6.5% in a blow to households struggling with soaring utility bills.

Crackdown on black market tobacco

The LGA said fake cigarettes cost the UK economy £3bn a year in unpaid duty

Efforts to reduce smoking and improve health are being hampered by the black market trade of millions of illegal cigarettes filled with excrement, dead flies and asbestos, local authority leaders have warned.

Thousands to attend Pride parade

The Pride parade is traditionally led by Greater Manchester Police

Tens of thousands of people will converge on Manchester this weekend as one of the world's biggest gay pride events gets under way.

Body of Reynolds to lie in state

A full state funeral will be held for former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds

The body of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds will lie in state today in Dublin's Mansion House for members of the public to file past his coffin and pay their respects.

BBC 'cover up' over Sir Cliff raid

The BBC has been accused of a cover-up in events concerning the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's house

The BBC has been accused of a "cover up" over its role in the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.

May to bring in anti-extremist laws

Theresa May said Britain must introduce all the legal powers necessary to win the struggle against terror

The Home Secretary is poised to bring in new laws to tackle British extremists in the wake of the horrific killing of American journalist James Foley by a jihadist with an English accent.

Strictly plunge for Towie's Wright

Mark Wright will compete in Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing bosses are hoping Mark Wright will bring a bit of Essex-appeal to the dance floor after he signed up for the hit ballroom show.

Russian aid convoy 'provocative'

Vladimir Putin defended sending an aid convoy to Ukraine

Britain has accused Moscow of "provocative acts" after Russian lorries said to contain humanitarian aid entered Ukraine without permission.

BBC 'cover up' over Sir Cliff raid

The BBC has been accused of a cover-up in events concerning the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's house

The BBC has been accused of a "cover up" over its role in the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.

Swimming champion gains six GCSEs

Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte got six GCSEs (Plymouth College/PA)

Olympic swimming champion and world record holder Ruta Meilutyte has added six GCSEs to her impressive haul of sporting successes.

Two charged over care home cruelty

Two people have been charged in connection with a probe into abuse at care homes in North Wales

Two men have been charged with child cruelty as part of a widespread investigation into allegations of historical abuse at care homes across North Wales.

Ex-PCSO faces jail over press call

The former PCSO used to work for the Metropolitan Police

A former police community support officer (PCSO) with the Metropolitan Police is facing a prison sentence after admitting he contacted the Sun to say a supermodel was attending a police station accused of assault.