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Mr McLoughlin dismissed claims the decision was delayed to avoid a party political crisis for the Conservatives

June EU vote 'would not rule out Heathrow expansion decision by July'

The attack was at the Regency Hotel in Dublin

Garda keeping open mind after Continuity IRA claims boxing weigh-in killing

On average, the annual standard npower domestic gas tariff will fall to £591 per year, from £623

Npower to cut average prices by 5.2%

Cheryl James died at Deepcut

Deepcut soldier Cheryl James's father urges 'thorough investigation' into death

Emily Thornberry has been branded "waffly and incoherent"

Emily Thornberry branded 'waffly and incoherent' as Labour Trident row continues

The Chancellor has set a target of balanced books by 2020

Osborne 'may have to raise taxes or slash spending to balance books by 2020'

Waves crash over the sea wall at Porthcawl in Wales

Tens of thousands without power as Storm Imogen batters Britain

David Cameron insists there are real risks to Britain's ability to control the flow of migrants into the UK if the country votes for "Brexit" in the forthcoming referendum

Brexit could undermine co-operation on fight against terrorism, warns PM

Coldplay singer Chris Martin performs during half-time of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California (AP)

Coldplay climb towards number one on album charts after Super Bowl show

Hunter Davies pictured in 1986 with his wife Margaret Forster who has died

Tributes paid to Georgy Girl author Margaret Forster, who has died aged 77

ScottishPower is calling for doorstep-selling to be allowed

ScottishPower wants to see doorstep selling ban overturned

Dr Adam Osborne, brother of Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne's psychiatrist brother admits sex with vulnerable patient

The FTSE 100 Index was down 158.7p to 5,689.3

London top flight index plummets more than 9% since start of year

A mystery man known as "Basil" was the brains behind the £14 million Hatton Garden heist, according to a letter (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Hatton Garden heist mystery suspect 'is ex-policeman'

Lil' Chris died at the age of 24

Lil' Chris killed himself after struggling with pressures of fame

Beth Tweddle said she was grateful for the support she had received (Channel 4/PA)

The Jump competitor Beth Tweddle recovering after neck surgery

The case is being heard at the Central London County Court

Woman launches court fight after partner's estranged wife gets share of house

The Old Bailey has heard details of a multi-million pound cocaine smuggling ring

Pilot called Biggles smuggled £33.5m of cocaine into UK, Old Bailey hears

Choristers at the English National Opera will be balloted on strike action

English National Opera choristers to vote on strike amid chorus of protest

Peter Tobin reportedly collapsed in his cell at Edinburgh's Saughton Prison on Sunday afternoon

Killer Peter Tobin in Edinburgh hospital after prison cell collapse

Care assistant Emma Calder with Atlas (ScottishSPCA/PA)

Dog-sized giant rabbit Atlas on lookout for new owner

Medics working for agencies are paid more than colleagues doing the same job for the NHS, a regulator said

'Rip-off agency' medics pushing NHS into deficit, watchdog says

Beyonce, Chris Martin and Bruno Mars giving it their all during half-time at the Super Bowl (AP)

Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars in Formation at Super Bowl

Total's development is expected to add the equivalent of 90,000 barrels of oil per day in gas to the UK's energy supply

Production under way at new offshore gas plant

The Prince of Wales wore a real leek when he and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2013

Charles to meet Welsh stars at Palace gala concert

Police may turn to the flying squad and use eagles to bring down drones operated by criminal gangs

Police swoop to conquer 'by using eagles to tackle rogue drones'

The survey showed 55% also want a tax on sugary drinks

Three-quarters of adults back pre-watershed ban on junk food ads - poll

Idris Elba wins the Best Actor Award at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards at the Television Centre, White City, London.

Idris Elba and Dame Maggie Smith triumph at film awards

The Duchess of Cambridge meets RAF air cadets as the corps celebrates its 75th anniversary

Prince George 'loves planes and wants to join air cadets'

The arrest was made at Stansted airport.

Teenager to face court charged with 'terror plot'

Mark Ruffalo has joined the campaign against fracking in the UK

Oscar hopeful Mark Ruffalo shines spotlight on fracking

Many people would rather not talk to their partner than go without their mobile phone

Most Britons feel 'unhappy or stressed' without their mobile phones

The demand for cosmetic enhancements is growing

UK cosmetic surgery figures reach record level

David Cameron said he wanted to ensure that ex-offenders were not rejected for jobs outright before they had even had a chance to show their worth

PM: Ex-prisoners seeking Civil Service jobs will not have to declare convictions

Lord Brittan was cleared of wrongdoing

Police defend 'fully justified' inquiry into Lord Brittan allegation

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt criticised the actions of the BMA

Jeremy Hunt: BMA's actions in contract row made doctors feel devalued

Storm Imogen is expected to bring strong winds and huge waves to parts of coastal Britain

Storm Imogen set to dump high tides and batter Britain with 80mph winds

The Duchess of Cambridge joined the congregation for a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets

Prince George 'loves planes and wants to join air cadets'

A South Korean TV news programme with file footage about North Korea's rocket launch (AP)

Philip Hammond threatens North Korea with more sanctions after rocket test

Boris Johnson questioned why David Cameron did not 'try harder' to regain control of the UK's borders

Boris Johnson questions David Cameron's deal with European Union over reforms

Police are investigating more alleged rapes linked to online dating

Stranger rape claims linked to dating websites soar sixfold

David Cameron pictured at the Supporting Syria And The Region conference

David Cameron asked to address plight of Syria's orphaned refugees

Jihadi John was unveiled as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi

'Beatle' terror suspect's family 'deeply distressed' at reports of IS link

A police inquiry is under way into the incident at Altcar Training Camp

Cadets taken to hospital after suspected drug use at military training camp

Prayers during an open day at the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, London

Mosques open doors to show unity 'at a tense time'

Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant, one of the UK's four nuclear warhead-carrying submarines

Labour defence review 'unlikely to support nuclear submarines without warheads'

Tim Farron said it was important to do the right thing

Lack of women Lib Dem MPs 'frankly embarrassing' says Tim Farron

A double decker bus explodes in the heart of London but it all for the sake of cinematic art

Double decker bus explodes in heart of London - for new action film

The detail emerged following a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court

Port alert system 'compromised', police officer tells judge

Thousands of families face being forced out of council homes under Government plans to end subsidised rents for high-earners, according to new research

Many social housing tenants 'will be unable to afford market rents'

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