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The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch has a round face and is enabled for contactless payments

Samsung's Gear S2 circular smartwatch will make contactless payments

Water supplies were affected by the outbreak

United Utilities faces £15m compensation bill after Lancashire water bug

Christopher Eccleston said he based his performance on his grandfather

Grandfather inspired Christopher Eccleston's Legend performance

Tesco has reduced the rewards it offers to 2.8 million credit card customers, blaming the EU cap on interchange fees

Tesco to slash Clubcard rewards for 2.8 million credit card customers

Pizza Express is ending the taking of an admin fee for staff tips paid via credit or debit card

Pizza Express axes admin fee on staff tips paid by card

Legislation to introduce minimum alcohol pricing north of the border was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2012

EU legal opinion does not rule out minimum alcohol price - Nicola Sturgeon

There was a sharp jump in fatalities involving cocaine last year, figures show

Drug poisoning deaths reach record number

Nurses and doctors need better training on end of life care, experts said

Families of dying excluded from 'critical conversations'

Daniel Childs arrives at Leicester Crown Court, where he was sentenced to five years in prison for two offences of sexual activity with a child under 16

Police community support officer jailed over sex acts with schoolgirl

The boy sent the image on Snapchat while "flirting" with a girl of the same age

Boy, 14, added to police database for sending naked image to classmate

Tunisia terror attack victim Allison Heathcote with her son James after she was shot five times (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust/PA)

Tunisia beach attack woman can only 'vaguely recall' massacre

Humanists have hit out at faith schools that seek financial contributions from parents

Humanists criticise faith schools over 'scandalous' payment 'demands'

Firebrand preacher Pastor James McConnell appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court after being charged over a controversial sermon

'Satanic Islam' preacher James McConnell hopes prosecution may be thrown out

The pair were detained at an address in Sparkbrook, Birmingham

Birmingham pair arrested over Syria-related terror

Detail of the case emerged after a private family court hearing in Milton Keynes

Removing boy from disabled mother's care not social engineering, says judge

A tarantula which was found by a man in a parcel addressed to his new home

Tarantula parcel shock for new home-owner

The powerhouse services sector grew at its weakest pace for more than two years in August, according to new figures

Services sector data points to weaker growth in economy

Greater Manchester Police have launched an internal investigation after a girl was bitten by a police dog which was chasing a suspect

Girl bitten by police dog chasing Manchester car theft suspect

New figures show nearly 30,000 suspected people smugglers have been identified by European authorities since the start of the year (AP)

Almost 30,000 suspected people smugglers identified in EU

Avril Lavigne married Chad Kroeger in July 2013

Avril Lavigne announces split with husband Chad Kroeger

A hub and sensors unveiled by Samsung which will enable people to control and monitor their homes remotely

Samsung unveils new line of smart home products for the UK

EasyJet notched up a record August

EasyJet hails record August as 7.1m passengers fly with airline

Tom Hardy plays both Ronnie Kray and his twin Reggie

Tom Hardy doubles up for Kray twins movie Legend

Nissan's Sunderland plant will build the new Juke, securing 34,000 jobs at the site and suppliers

Nissan invests £100m in Sunderland plant to build new Juke

From next April, firms will have to pay all workers aged over 25 at least £7.20 an hour

Women workers 'national living wage winners'

Scotland's Justice Secretary Michael Matheson will give a statement to Holyrood

Michael Matheson to give statement on Police Scotland summer controversies

People sit under brollies to keep out of the Bank Holiday rain at the Big Festival in Oxfordshire

Chilly August followed flaming July as temperatures plunged

Ugne Bubnaityte has become the fifth contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off (BBC)

Ice cream roll meltdown sees Ugne Bubnaityte booted out of Bake Off tent

Vice News cameraman Philip Pendlebury who, along with correspondent Jake Hanrahan, has been released from custody in Turkey

Vice News journalists Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury freed from prison

Refugees in a rubber dinghy arriving on the beach at Psalidi on Kos

David Cameron "deeply moved" by image of drowned Syrian boy on Turkish beach

Unruly children are spoiling pub visits, says the Good Pub Guide

Screaming children spoiling pub visits says Good Pub Guide 2016

Using recent health, crime and drinking data, the report suggests drinkers are not a burden to the taxpayer

Drinkers 'pay billions of pounds in tax more than they cost'

David Cameron has sought to head off a damaging backbench revolt over Europe

EU referendum rule changes tabled by Government amid backbench revolt fears

Greater Manchester Police's website has been targeted by an internet hacker

Greater Manchester Police website targeted by hacker

Pregnant women have been told to maintain a healthy weight to prevent their unborn child developing diabetes in later life

Pregnant women warned about weight gain over diabetes link to children

Kristen Stewart was back at the top of the 50 Best-Dressed Women list after polling third place last year

Twilight star Kristen Stewart tops Glamour's 50 Best-Dressed Women list

Gillian Taylforth reprises her EastEnders role as Kathy Beale

Kathy Beale clashes with Sharon Mitchell in explosive EastEnders return

Ugne Bubnaityte is the latest Bake Off hopeful to have her dreams dashed

Ice cream roll meltdown sees Ugne Bubnaityte booted out of Bake Off tent

An "incredibly rare"  blue whale has been spotted off the coast of Cornwall

'Incredibly rare' sighting of blue whale off coast of Cornwall

The controversial badger cull has cost the taxpayer 16.8 million pounds over the past few years, figures show

Culling costs £6,775 per single badger, figures reveal

Chris Ling was a suspect in an investigation into abuse allegations at Chetham's School of Music

Shot ex-violin teacher Chris Ling was to be charged with 77 sex offences

Passengers wait outside for a replacement train at Calais after their service suffered a technical fault during disruption at the French port (Tom Mayes/PA)

Migrants targeting Eurostar trains 'because of extra security at Chunnel'

Rebekah Brooks, who has been confirmed as chief executive officer of News UK with Tony Gallagher becoming editor-in-chief of The Sun.

Rebekah Brooks made News UK chief executive

The 56 Dean Street clinic in London's Soho sent a newsletter to about 780 patients on a group email, rather than to individuals.

Jeremy Hunt says HIV patient data breach 'completely unacceptable'

The number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased by almost a fifth to 744,000, new figures show.

Rise in use of zero-hours contracts condemned

David Cameron accepted a recommendation that voters should be asked whether they want the UK to "remain in" or "leave" the EU

EU referendum rule changes tabled by Government amid backbench revolt fears

The cost of bailing out NHS organisations has been revealed in new research

'Horrific' figures as £1.2bn paid to bail out NHS organisations during 2014/15

There are more than three trillion trees worldwide, according to the study

Number of trees 'halved' since dawn of human civilisation

Adele Bellis' parents Kevin and Colleen Bellis attened the hearing at Ipswich Crown Court

Acid attack victim thanks Katie Piper for support after ex-boyfriend conviction

Call The Midwife star Helen George has split from her husband

Call The Midwife star Helen George splits from husband

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