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A software programmer has been convicted of plotting to buy enough of the deadly toxin ricin to kill 1,400 people. Mohammed Ali, 31, agreed to pay a supplier on the Dark Web £320 for 500mg of ricin earlier this year. More »Ricin Plotter's To-Do List: 'Get Pet To Murder'
Jeremy Corbyn has received another boost in his bid to become Labour leader after receiving the backing of one of the country's biggest trade unions. More »Unison backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leadership as poll gives him big lead
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Veteran racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan has died at the age of 97, BBC Sport has announced. More »'Voice of Racing' Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97
A spectacular version of the Northern Lights, but 10,000 times more powerful, lights up the skies of a "failed star", astronomers have discovered. More »Astronomers find spectacular aurora in failed star outside solar system
BT broadband customers across the UK are reporting problems with both their phone lines and internet connections, as the firm warned the issues could last into next week. More »Phone and internet problems for BT broadband customers
By Andy Bruce and Ana da Costa LONDON (Reuters) - British mortgage lending picked up strongly in June, adding to signs that the housing market is regaining momentum, but a sharp drop in lending to businesses was a reminder that the economic recovery has yet to find a sounder footing. The value of mortgage lending rose by the largest amount in almost seven years, while there was a renewed rise in mortgage approvals, Bank of England figures on Wednesday showed. Consumer credit continued to grow strongly, according to the central bank where some policymakers may start to vote for an interest rate hike next week. More »UK mortgage lending jumps in June, business lending plunges
The driver of a bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow, killing six people, lied repeatedly about his history of fainting, a court has heard. Family members of those who died sobbed inside Glasgow Sheriff Court as the revelation was made at the Fatal Accident Inquiry into the incident on 22 December, 2014. Documents produced at the inquiry showed that 58-year-old Harry Clarke had suffered a blackout in April 2010, while he was a bus driver for First Bus. More »Glasgow Bin Lorry Driver 'Lied About Blackouts'
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UNISON has announced it will be backing the anti-austerity candidate Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership. And in a blow for Andy Burnham, who emerged early on in the leadership race as a union favourite and frontrunner, the trade union has tipped Yvette Cooper as its second choice. It comes after a second poll suggested a significant lead for the veteran Islington North MP , putting him 20 points ahead of Ms Cooper. More »UNISON Backs Corbyn For Labour Leadership
A 30-year-old woman has been arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria for terrorist acts. The Leicester woman was travelling with three children when she was stopped by West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit this morning. Police said her home and another address are being searched and that they are working with partner agencies to make sure the children are looked after. More »Woman Held 'Trying To Reach Syria' With Children
A genetic hallmark of people who age slowly has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer. More »Lung cancer risk linked to 'slow-ageing' DNA hallmark
A four-year-old boy has died after being discovered unconscious in a pond. More »Boy, four, dies after being found unconscious in pond
Energy giant Total has been fined £1.4 million after a worker was killed in an oil refinery explosion. More »Total fined £1.4m after fatal oil refinery explosion
David Cameron's plans to appoint more Conservative peers to the House of Lords could cost taxpayers millions of pounds, the Electoral Reform Society has warned. More »David Cameron plan for more Tory peers 'could cost taxpayers millions'
On his Virgin blog, he stresses that we shouldn’t write and complete a to-do list but rather concentrate on achieving a ‘to-be list’ More »'Flamingos And Stars': How To Be Happy, By Virgin Billionaire Sir Richard Branson
Three black Blackburn Rovers players have told a court that a Middlesbrough supporter made monkey gestures towards them after one of them scored a controversial goal. More »Middlesbrough fan made monkey gestures, Blackburn players tell court
By Estelle Shirbon and Dominique Vidalon LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted as migrants camped out in shanty towns in the Calais area have repeatedly tried to board trucks and trains travelling from France to Britain. France said it was sending 120 more police officers to the site while Britain said it was pressing ahead with erecting a nine-foot (three-metre) fence to protect the terminal. More »Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens