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Breast Cancer Patients Could Be Spared Chemotherapy With A New Test
  • Mammaprint test was developed by Portugese, Belgian and US experts
  • It analyses genetic make up of a breast tumour to see if it will return
  • Thousands of women have chemotherapy to stop cancer coming back
  • But test could spare 14% of patients from having the gruelling treatment
Theresa May's Launches Year-long Blitz To Root Out Inequality From Public Services
  •  Audit will check if ethnic minorities and white working class treated fairly
  •  Schools, hospitals, courts, job centres and benefits offices all included
  •  Prime Minister Theresa May said: 'This audit will reveal difficult truths'
The Lottery Curse Strikes As Victoria Jones Leaves Her Husband For Dreams Mattress Tycoon
  • Jason and Victoria Jones had been married a month when they won big
  • Jackpot didn't bring them happiness despite luxury home and sports car 
  • Couple went on 'make or break' trip but Mrs Jones had met another man
  • Left husband for mattress tycoon Mike Clare who sold Dreams for £222m 
  • Follows a pattern of big lottery winning couples who split in years
Ipswich Optometrist Honey Rose Convicted Of Manslaughter Is Spared Jail
  • Honey Rose, 35, of London, found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter
  • She missed fatal condition in Vincent Barker, eight, during routine eye test
  • A judge branded her failure to give an urgent referral a 'tragic lapse' 
  • She was given a two-year suspended sentence at Ipswich Crown Court after judge says Vinnie's parents were concerned about her children
France's Top Administrative Court Overturns Burkini Ban 
  • A French court has decided to overturn the controversial burkini ban 
  • 30 French towns announced bans on the burkini mostly on the south east
  • The Human Rights League took legal action to overturn the burkini ban 
  • Since its introduction, women wearing burkinis have been fined €38 
Isis Supporter Who 'battered Muslim Preacher To Death' Pictured
  • Photographs found on Mohammed Hussain Syeedy's phone shown to jury
  • The 21-year-old is on trial accused of murdering former imam Jalal Uddin
  • Photos show him wearing stab-proof vest and with 'ISIS-saluting' friends
  • Syeedy denies murder while co-accused Mohammed Abdul Kadir is on run
Dominic Chappell Says He Was 'stitched Up' By Sir Philip Green As Last Stores In The Collapsed High Street Chain Shut Their Doors For Good
  • The final 22 stores will close for last time on Sunday, with customers swarming to pick up last-minute sales
  • When the last shops close, there will be 11,000 unemployed and 22,000 staff facing less generous pension
  • Former boss Dominic Chappell, who bought shop for £1 last year, said Sir Philip Green had 'stitched him up'
  • Sir Philip took more than £400 million in dividends from the chain, leaving a £571 million pension deficit 
Sonia Rykiel 'the Queen Of Knitwear' Dies Aged 86 After Battle With Parkinson's
  • The much-loved designer died on Thursday after battling the disease 
  •  Her daughter Nathalie Rykiel confirmed she passed away at home in Paris 
  • She launched her fashion house in 1968 and is a pioneer of French chic 
Lincolnshire Police Officer Sacked For Stealing Kayak And Trying To Sell It On Ebay
  • Andrew Hamilton of Lincolnshire police was caught in an undercover sting
  • He denied it at first but later admitted the thefts and lost his job 
  • As an officer, he was once commended for saving a man's life
  • Now he faces an uncertain future and his family could lose their home
Millions Of Families Hoping To Get Away For The Bank Holiday Will Face Gridlock On The Roads
  • RAC predicts there will be double the numbers on roads than last year
  • Saturday is expected to be by far the busiest of the three day weekend
  • Tailbacks of 90 minutes are expected on the M25 and M5 southbound
  • Highways England urges drivers to have large stock of water and food 
Home Bargains Employee Laced Jelly With Viagra As A Prank On Manager
  • Benjamin Chope, 24, laced sweets with Viagra to give his boss an erection
  • The April Fool's joke hospitalised manager Daniel Webber for ten hours
  • Chope who has been given a community order and 80 hours  unpaid  work at Exeter Crown Court has 'apoligised throughout' for the 'terrible joke'
Paul Hollywood Divides The Nation After Dunking A Jaffa Cake Into A Cup Of Tea
  • Great British Bake Off's first episode pulled in 11 million viewers
  • However, many were left divided over Paul Hollywood's dunking action
  • Mary Berry looked outraged and told him: 'We don't do that in the South you know' 
Hyde Park Knifeman Pleads Guilty To Wounding With Intent
  • Around 4,000 youths descended on Hyde Park for water fight on July 19
  • But event, on a hot summer's night, turned violent with several stabbings 
  • Joshua Clements, 18, was convicted today of wounding with intent
  • But Judge Michael Topolski QC said should have been attempted murder 
Peeping Tom Bristol Headmaster Who Called Himself A 'sexual Monster' Is Jailed
  • Ashley Yates hid device to film young girls and boys as well as teachers
  • Caught when his pen was found in primary school in Staple Hill, Bristol
  • Married Yates jailed for two years eight months by Bristol Crown Court
Musician Issues Appeal For Return Of Violin She Was Due To Play At The Proms
  • 'Devastated' Jane Gordon forgot the Maggini violin was in the luggage rack
  • A passenger is thought to have left the train with it at a London station
  • Police have released CCTV in a bid to find the cherished instrument 
Theresa May Is Under Pressure To Ban Toxic Beads After Brussels Says Uk Is Free To Act
  • It had been claimed Brussels would try to thwart bid to outlaw the beads 
  • But European Commission signalled its willingness to allow a British ban
  • Studies have shown that microbeads threaten marine life
  • Securing funding for this research has been challenging. Some of the studies I describe here were only possible because of support from funders including the Leverhulme Trust, the European Union and Defra, which recognised the importance of the issue.
John Cleese Is In Talks To Return To The Bbc In A New Sitcom Written Just For Him 
  • Star of Fawlty Towers could return to the BBC in his own sitcom
  • Talks after he said commissioning editors 'had no idea' what they're doing
  • Signal a thaw in comedian's relationship with his former employer
  • BBC's head of comedy said Cleese was a 'comedy god' and door was open 
Excess Packaging On Fruit And Vegetables Is Putting Customers Off A Healthy Diet
  • An experiment found we are more likely to pick fruit which isn't packaged
  • The new study took shoppers through a simulated 3D supermarket 
  • Experiment suggested unpacked produce appears more appetising 
Jeremy Corbyn Claims He's Not Wealthy Despite Earning £138k A-year
  • Corbyn paid five times average salary but doesn't see himself as wealthy
  • Earns £74,962 a-year MPs' salary and £62,440 as leader of the opposition 
  • Labour leader immediately branded 'out of touch' over comments 
  • Corbyn campaign asks for £10 donations to help manage 'selfie queues'
Brexit Boost As Latest Figures Show Eu Vote Has No Impact On Economic Growth 
  • Latest sign the UK economy is defying warnings that Brexit will hit GDP  
  • 'Very little anecdotal evidence' to suggest vote had hit growth says ONS
  • Iain Duncan Smith urges Theresa May to trigger Article 50 'as soon as possible' to ensure uncertainty of Brexit doesn't harm economic growth 
Mother Whose Dog Mauled Her Six-month-old Daughter To Death Is In Hospital After Fight Outside Court Where She Was Due To Be Sentenced
  • Molly-Mae Wotherspoon savaged to death by American pit bull in 2014
  • Mother Claire Riley, and grandmother, admitted owning a banned dog
  • Due to be sentenced in Northampton but there was scuffle with press
  • Pregnant Riley, 24, taken to hospital with 'extremely personal' injuries
  • Judge hopes to sentence her and her mother Susan Aucott later today 
Mad Bank Holiday Getaway Begins Lunchtime As Motorists Take To The Roads
  • Tailbacks brought by ‘perfect storm’ of warm weather, boom in staycations and major train disruption
  • Double the number of cars on roads this Bank Holiday weekend compared with last year; 20.7m in total
  • People will flock to British coasts or various events including Reading, Leeds and Creamfields festivals
  • Great Western Railway services in/out of London Paddington affected by signalling upgrade
  • Services between Milton Keynes and Rugby disrupted due to track replacement
  • Buses operating between Preston and Bolton due to Chorley electrification project
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge all closed to Southeastern services 
Cyclists Ignore Boris' £50million Bike 'superhighway' Through London 
  • Pictures emerged showing cyclists avoiding wide lanes and using roads
  • Some seem to refuse to stop at separate traffic lights on superhighway
  • 12-mile route between East and West London set for completion this year
I Was 'pregnant' For Nine Years: Agony Of The Woman Who Battled Tumours That Plague 1 In 3 Women - And Can Wreck Lives
  • Beryl Romaine was one of millions of women who suffer from fibroids
  • These are benign or non-cancerous growths in or around the womb
  • Like many women, at just 32 she was told she would need a hysterectomy
  • Is speaking out as a new daily pill which slashes  symptoms  is approved 
  • 1 in 4 women with symptomatic fibroids will wait over five years before being diagnosed 
  • Around 40 per cent of women diagnosed with fibroids have experienced fertility issues
  • 75 per cent of sufferers say the condition has a severe impact on their day-to-day life 
  • 50 per cent  of women with fibroids say that their condition makes them depressed
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding causes 3.5 million working days in the UK every year
Christopher Stevens Takes A First Look At A Returning Classic Porridge
  • Four decades on, Fletch is back on our screens, but in a modern crime tale
  • Porridge revamp features Fletcher's grandson, serving time in HMP Slade
  • Show's original creators return for one-off which won't disappoint fans 
John Lennon Handed Me The Biggest Scoop In Pop History And I Blew It! The Writer Closest To The Beatles Has A Confession To Make 
  • Why did The Beatles break up? It's a question I have been asked a lot
  • A documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, comes out next month
  • Rock writer and historian got a scoop in December 1969 but sat on it 
Sara Connor Says She Was Trying To Protect Slain Bali Police Officer
  • Sara Connor and David Taylor accused of murdering a policeman in Bali
  • Bloodied body of police officer Wayan Sudarsa was found on Kuta beach
  • Australian mum and her British DJ boyfriend went on the run after murder
  • Connor, 45, now claims she was trying to protect officer from Taylor 
  • Taylor allegedly accused officer of stealing a purse before fight broke out 
Shrewsbury Folk Festival Bans Morris Dancers From Appearing In Blackface
  • Shrewsbury Folk Festival is banning full black face paint from this year on 
  • Dancers said make-up has no racial links and branded ban 'PC nonsense'
  • Traditionally dancers said to have used blackface to disguise themselves 
  • Other theory claims it traces back to attempt to mimic North African dance
Basildon Judge Blasts Drunk Mother Who Urinated On A War Memorial Twice
  • Kelly Martin, 42, was twice convicted of urinating on a war memorial
  • Mother-of-five refused to apologise to the families of fallen soldiers
  • She will be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on September 22 
German Economy Falls Into 'summer Slump' Amid Warnings Of Weaker Growth
  • Business confidence survey predicts weaker growth in Germany next year
  • Reveals why so many top German businessmen campaigned against Brexit
  • Economists say German firms are 'suddenly waking up to Brexit reality'
  • But back in Britain retailers reported their strongest sales in six months 
Rise Of The Home Office Is Helping Workers Escape To The Country 
  • Home in the Cotswolds was once reserved for wealthy second homeowner
  • Tech revolution means more workers can trade rat race for countryside 
  • More than a third of houses for sale come with a dedicated office space
  • Highest proportion is Kent followed by Yorkshire and Northumberland
Farming Family Is Ordered To Leave The Uk After Missing Immigration Application Deadline
  • Louise and John Talbot moved from New Zealand to Dorset six years ago
  • They wanted to help their sons Charles and Edward set up a cattle farm
  • But the family missed the deadline for their immigration application
  • Now Home Office officials have refused to listen to the devastated family  
Mum Of Boy With Down's Syndrome Speaks About Why She Calls Him A Retard
  • Sian Isaac says she still uses the term around her eight-year-old son 
  • The 31-year-old from Devon insists she does not mean to cause upset 
  • She thinks it will help her son laugh at himself as he grows up
  • A blog by her has now been launched online called Unfiltered Mum
Ferrari F50 Crash Schoolboy Victim Named
  • Alexander Worth, 13, killed after Ferrari crashed on 10mph access lane
  • Driver was named locally as Matt Cobden, 37, father and business owner
  • Happened on the lane leading up to his luxury car garage, Toy Stor-Age 
  • The rare Ferrari F50 super car is capable of reaching 201mph 
Lotto Olympics Raffle Delivers Higher Chance Of Becoming Millionaire
  • Raffle draw will see 28 guaranteed prizes of £1m on Saturday
  • Also 23 prizes of £100k and 17 of £50k to celebrate Team GB medal haul
  • Means odds of becoming a millionaire overnight are far higher than usual 
Richard Branson Nearly Died In Bike Crash On British Virgin Islands
  • Virgin tycoon Sir Richard was on a training cycle run with his children
  • They were on British Virgin Islands when horrifying incident happened
  • 66-year-old billionaire was taken to Miami, Florida, for X-rays and scans
  • Medics there found he had suffered torn ligaments and a cracked cheek
'billionaire' Driver Hamza Sheikh To Learn In A Rolls-royce
  • Officers forced Hamza Sheikh to hand over his keys to the supercar 
  • He was penalised for driving without insurance and had car impounded 
  • It's no issue for Mr Sheikh, from Mayfair, who has a variety of luxury cars 
  • The property developer will now learn to drive in his insured Rolls-Royce 
British Teen Girls Attacked By 'gang Of French Muslims Who Tried To Grope Them'
  • A group of around 10 French men groped and then punched the women 
  • A British man tried to protect the women at the resort of Puerto Banus
  • Spanish police arrested one man and are searching for several others 
Italian Earthquake In Amatrice Killed At Least 3 Britons
  • A schoolboy who was on holiday with his family was killed on Wednesday
  • His parents were seriously injured but his sister is thought to be unscathed 
  • Official in the quake-hit town of Amatrice said 'at least three Britons' killed 
Abduction Fears As Boy Is Spotted Getting Into Van And Leaving His Bike On The Pavement
  •  The boy was seen leaving his bike on pavement as he got into vehicle
  •  He got into the black VW Transporter in Redhill, Surrey, at around 4.45pm
  •  Surrey Police are being assisted by the National Police Air Service 
Ghanaian-born Baker Is Crowned Bake Off's New Heartthrob
  • Selasi captures viewers' hearts as they watch first episode of series seven 
  • Viewers took to Twitter to praise his calm demeanor and cheeky smile
  • Episode also kicked off with the show's well-loved innuendos 
  • Sue Perkins told bakers: 'You've two hours to achieve ultimate moistness'
  • Kate's love of 'Coxes' prompted snickering from fans on social media  
Man And Woman Die In Hospital After Being Rescued From Car That Slipped Backwards And Crashed Into A Lake
  • The car plunged into Hooe Lake in Plymouth, Devon, at around 2pm
  • One man was freed, given CPR and rushed to nearby Derriford Hospital
  • The woman was also confirmed dead after being dragged from the wreck  
Qatari Sheikh Flies Amazing Fleet Of Supercars Into London's Knightsbridge
  • Supercar season is still in full force along the busy roads of London as Arab-owned cars line the streets 
  • A row of ultra-exclusive motors belonging to a Qatari Sheikh was seen lined up in Knightsbridge Thursday
  • The uber-rare, super-fast hypercars included a McLaren P1, two Ferraris, a Porsche 918 and a Bugatti Veyron
Britain's Youngest Rapist Who Attacked His Sister Forced To Sign Sex Offenders' Register
  • Boy from Plymouth carried out sex attacks on his nine-year-old sibling
  • Bodmin Magistrates’ Court hears boy was found with ‘images’ on phone
  • Defendant admitted two counts of rape at an earlier hearing in court
  • Sentenced to 12-month intensive referral order to improve his behaviour
Kate Middleton Stuns In Scarlet As She Joins Prince William At Helpline In London
  • Duchess of Cambridge opted for a £225 summer dress by her favourite high street store LK Bennett
  • Prince William wore a navy jacket with sand-coloured trousers, brown shoes and open-necked shirt
  • They were seen arriving at YoungMinds helpline service in London after three engagements yesterday
  • Royal couple are patrons of their Heads Together mental health campaign along with Prince Harry