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William to attend bombings memorial

The Duke of Cambridge will join the event at the permanent memorial in London's Hyde Park

The Duke of Cambridge will join survivors and families of victims of the 7/7 London bombings next week to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Kensington Palace said.

BP to pay out £12bn for oil spill

The agreement would settle all US federal, state and local claims for the Gulf of Mexico disaster, BP said

Oil giant BP said it had reached an 18.7 billion US dollar (£12 billion) legal settlement in the US to cover the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill that killed 11 workers five years ago.

Truss 'held back' on fracking risk

Green MP Caroline Lucas says the Government conducted itself "appallingly"

The Environment Secretary has been urged to apologise to communities facing fracking for "holding back" evidence of the risks of shale exploration in rural areas.

Murder victim's home a 'bombsite'

Angela Wrightson, in a picture taken some years before her death

The trial of two girls aged 14 and 15 accused of murdering a six-and-a-half stone woman in her home has heard the first paramedic to arrive said the scene was like a "bombsite".

1,000 jobs to go at 'leaner' BBC

The BBC says there is a £150 million shortfall in its licence fee income

The BBC is making big changes to its structure, cutting more than 1,000 jobs, and stripping out layers of management because of a £150 million shortfall in its licence fee income as more people watch programmes online.

Many rail services 'unacceptable'

Less than three-quarters of Virgin West Coast trains arrive within five minutes of their scheduled time, figures show

Train passengers have hit out at "unacceptable" service from rail companies as new figures showed journeys are blighted by delays and complaints are not being answered on time.

Murder probe delay referred to IPCC

Notorious criminal John Palmer pictured in 2001

A police force has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over delays in identifying the death of a notorious criminal as a possible murder.

Greek No vote would 'test' defences

Greek pensioners line up as they wait to be allowed into a bank (AP)

A No vote in Sunday's referendum in Greece would "test" the defences established in the UK and Europe against financial instability spreading, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has said.

Dixons Carphone plans US tie-up

Dixons Carphone's Connected World Services arm has agreed a deal with Sprint - America's third largest mobile phone group

The newly created company behind Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World has announced plans to launch up to 500 stores across the US under a tie-up with one of America's biggest telecoms firms.

UK 'to take anti-IS fight to Syria'

Michael Fallon says it is "illogical" that RAF planes can hit extremists in Iraq but not in Syria

David Cameron has warned that Islamic State (IS) must be destroyed in its Syrian heartland as Labour signalled it was ready to back further military action in the wake of Tunisia beach attack.

Man dies in river rescue bid

Police divers were joined by the coastguard, mountain rescue teams, fire and ambulance services and an RAF Sea King helicopter

A fire chief has warned about the dangers of swimming in open water after a man died after going to the aid of a young girl who got into trouble in a river.

House price rises slowing - survey

Property values across the UK increased by 3.3% in the 12 months to June, Nationwide said

House prices increased at their slowest annual pace in two years in June, with property values in Northern Ireland rising at a faster rate than those in London, Nationwide Building Society has reported.

Airport police quizzed Syria woman

The family is feared to have travelled to Syria (Bedfordshire Police/PA)

A member of the family of 12 believed to have travelled to Syria was stopped by police and their home was searched the day before they left the UK, it has been revealed.