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Dmitri Kovtun had been due to provide testimony by video link from Moscow. (AP)

Alexander Litvinenko murder suspect has final chance to give evidence

Doreen Lawrence says undercover police officers who spied on justice campaign groups should be named by the inquiry

Appeal Court judge to open undercover police probe

Police have reintroduced Operation Stack on the M20

Delays hit Eurotunnel as lorry stack returns to M20

Legal experts believe more will challenges are possible following a £164,000 judgment in favour of disinherited daughter Heather Ilott

Disinherited daughter payout paves way for wills challenge

Manchester Royal Infirmary closed its accident and emergency department after two patients were thought to have Mers

Suspected Mers patients await virus test results

Leadership contender Andy Burnham said today's Labour politicians do not have the courage for big ideas

Andy Burnham: Modern Labour could not have created NHS

The economy is bouncing back after a weak start to the year

UK economic growth set to bounce back after weak start

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) arrives in Jakarta, Indonesia, on the first day of a four day visit to south-east Asia

UK not a 'safe haven for corrupt money' David Cameron to say

Lord Sewel resigned as Lords Deputy Speaker after The Sun on Sunday published video of him allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes

Lord Sewel quits Parliament and apologises for drugs and sex claims 'pain'

There are too many old people, says Katie Hopkins

'Use euthanasia vans on old people' says Katie Hopkins

Madeleine McCann was three when she went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal in 2007

Madeleine McCann: Met contact Australia police over suitcase body

Conley Thompson, seven, was found dead on a building site

Building site tragedy boy Conley Thompson 'slipped into plastic pipe'

Topshop has agreed to stop using unrealistically tall and skinny mannequins

Size matters, admits Topshop, after skinny mannequin complaint

Mary Berry says she wasn't very clever at maths at school

Mary Berry 'not the brightest button in class'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson was spotted giving his wife a lift on the back of his bike through North Kensington

Boris Johnson apologises after giving wife 'backie' on his bike in London

Andy Burnham takes part in a Labour Party leadership hustings at Parr Hall, Warrington, Cheshire.

Andy Burnham: Modern Labour could not have created NHS

Four people died in the huge explosion in Bosley

Remains recovered from Bosley mill blast site

Chancellor George Osborne said the taskforce will lead the way in unlocking the economic benefits offered by the digital economy

UK-France taskforce set to boost digital economy

Manchester Royal Infirmary has closed its accident and emergency department while it investigates two patients with suspected Mers

Manchester Royal Infirmary A and E reopens amid Mers tests

Conley Thompson, 7, from Barnsley (South Yorkshire Police/PA)

Building site tragedy boy Conley Thompson 'slipped into plastic pipe'

The last photo taken of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko alive (Litvinenko Inquiry/PA)

Kremlin accused of bid to manipulate Litvinenko inquiry

Michael Meanza has been arrested by police

Schizophrenic Michael Meanza arrested after woman found dead at hostel

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs are investigating a suspected Pay As You Earn tax evasion and money laundering fraud

Six arrested during £4m PAYE tax evasion investigation

Harry Styles of One Direction is backing a campaign to provide schooling for children across the world

Harry Styles spreads One Direction's global education message

Merlin said the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has had "an adverse impact on trading at the start of the critical summer period"

Alton Towers owner Merlin warns of £50m profits hit after Smiler crash

Ken Clarke said the allegation was "like Martians landing"

Ken Clarke dismisses accused man's grope claims as 'preposterous'

The coffin of Tunisian terror attack victim John Stollery is carried from St Edmund's Church after his funeral service in Walesby, Nottinghamshire

Tunisia massacre victim 'a devoted husband and father'

Liam Lyburd is on trial at Newcastle Crown Court

Bomb trial teenager Liam Lyburd tells of Hollywood Heist 'obsession'

Jeremy Clarkson was seen holding a placard with the words Pikey's Peak

Top Gear cleared by Ofcom after 'pikey' probe

Driver Harry Clarke said he did not feel unwell before the bin lorry crash in Glasgow which killed six people

Glasgow bin lorry driver not unwell before crash, inquiry hears

It is estimated that the rules could save UK firms up to £480 million a year

Banks' credit and debit card processing fees to be capped

Supermarkets have slashed the price of diesel

Supermarkets slash diesel price for second time in a week

Trader Tom Hayes and his wife Sarah arriving at Southwark Crown Court in London, where he stands accused of rigging Libor interest rates

Libor rate-rigging trial: jury considers verdicts on accused City trader

Payday lender Cash Genie is to refund or write off 20 million pounds to customers

Cash Genie to refund or write-off £20m after admitting unfair practices

Security Minister John Hayes said we have a "duty to challenge, at every turn, the twisted narrative that has corrupted some of our vulnerable young people"

One child a day referred to counter-radicalisation programme

After the heavy rain, strong winds are set to batter Britain

Now gales will batter Britain as miserable summer holiday weather continues

David Mundell has called on the Scottish Government to clarify its position on a second referendum

SNP urged to clarify stance on second Scottish independence referendum

Pensioners are urged to be wary of cold-calling

Pensioners warned over fraudster danger

Katie Hopkins will launch her own panel show If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World next month

Katie Hopkins reflects on controversial migration column

Dane Bowers is due to appear in court

Ex-Another Level star Dane Bowers to face court on assault charge

Baljit Singh disappeared on December 23 last year after reportedly leaving his home to collect a birthday cake for his son (PA/West Midlands Police)

Baljit Singh murder: Stuart Millership to be sentenced

Paul Massey, who has been shot dead at a house in Salford (BBC/PA)

'Mr Big' security boss Paul Massey gunned down by masked man

Lord Sewel, who has resigned as Lords Deputy Speaker

Police search Lord Sewel's flat after launching drugs probe

A tweeted picture from inside the Southeastern Train travelling from Ashford to Canterbury which was derailed after hitting cows that had strayed onto the line (Jonathan Calder/@Lordbonkers/PA)

Cows on line warning before train hit two and derailed in Kent

The university bosses want the UK to stay in the European Union

University bosses to urge referendum voters to keep UK in EU

Theresa Villiers was said to "show a keen interest in the case for necessity and proportionality"

Theresa Villiers has refused MI5 surveillance warrants, watchdog reveals

Police have appealed for information.

Girl, 7, dies and two adults seriously injured in 'tragic' collision

Over-45s are feeling significantly more positive about their finances than the younger generations, the report found

Consumers' financial confidence 'reaches record high'

Some 85% of consumers underestimate or do not know the true cost of sending money abroad, according to a study

83% feel tricked over foreign exchange 'hidden fees'

Research supports the benefits of last minute exam revision before bed

Memory study reveals benefits of 'sleeping on it'

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