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Moneyfacts' data shows the average two-year fixed rate for someone with a 40% deposit has increased from 1.81% in July to 1.86% in August

Low mortgage deals nearing end, Moneyfacts claims

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards got engaged in 2013

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards tells of heartbreak over 1D Zayn Malik split

George Osborne began his programme of sell-offs this week when he authorised the disposal of £2.1 billion of shares in RBS

George Osborne to sell more public assets in 12 months than in past 20 years

Camila Batmanghelidjh announced last month that she would step down as chief executive of Kids Company

Camila Batmanghelidjh's Kids Company charity to close over financial concerns

Pierce Brosnan was stopped with a knife in his hand luggage (AP)

Pierce Brosnan tried to board plane with a knife at US airport

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union will ballot engineers working for Tube Lines

RMT to ballot Tube Lines engineers over strike action

The TUC says no existing workers should be forced to work nights

Number working nights rises to 3m as unions warn of impact on families

Construction workers at Sellafield were taking part in an early morning strike in a row over health and safety

Sellafield nuclear plant construction workers strike over health and safety

Cilla Black died at her home in the south of Spain

Cilla Black died of stroke after falling and hitting head at Spanish villa

Jon Cruddas says Labour has to accept "hard truths"

Anti-austerity policies cost Labour election victory, Jon Cruddas claims

Local governments will get powers to decide on relaxing Sunday trading legislation

Large shops may open longer on Sundays under Tory Government plans

The RMT has called on Boris Johnson to call off the plans

Workers face travel chaos as Tube staff strike over night service plans

Sir Edward Heath pictured in 1989 in the garden of his home in Salisbury (AP)

Sir Edward Heath child sex claims being investigated by five police forces

There were 3,319 fines issued to hauliers found carrying illegal immigrants in 2014/15

Number of fines issued to hauliers over illegal immigrants triples

Eating spicy food frequently has been linked to a lower risk of death by researchers in China

Eating spicy food 'linked to living longer'

Thousands of junior doctors are starting their new jobs

44% of doctors would not recommend their profession, says study

The proportion of patients living for five years after diagnosis was 5% to 12% lower in England

Cancer survival lagging behind other developed countries, study finds

Sir John Chilcot is heading up the inquiry into the Iraq war

Chilcot Inquiry: David Cameron urges timetable on Iraq war report

Fish are learning to evade trawlers, it has been revealed

Evolving fish 'swimming faster and evading trawler nets'

David Cameron says a timetable towards the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry should be set out

Chilcot Inquiry: David Cameron urges timetable on Iraq war report

A group of asylum seekers arrive at the Grand Burstin Hotel in Folkestone, Kent, last year where they were moved to ease overcrowding

UK spending £70m a year supporting failed asylum seekers

The Treasury has begun selling its 79% holding in RBS

Treasury sells 5.4% share in RBS for £1bn loss

Former Dambusters pilot Les Munro has died aged 96

Tributes to Dambusters hero Les Munro as pilot dies aged 96

Sir Edward Heath pictured in 1989 in the garden of his home in Salisbury (AP)

Sir Edward Heath sex abuse claims: Fifth police force receives allegations

Stuart Baggs has died aged 27

Family agony as ex-Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs found dead

There was no major royal event in 2014, after Prince George's birth in 2013 and before Princess Charlotte's this year

Quiet 2014 blamed for fall in Royal Collection Trust revenue

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards

Ex-One Direction star Zayn Malik and fiancee Perrie Edwards 'have split'

The airport said it was working hard to reunite passengers with their bags as quickly as possible

Heathrow passengers fly without luggage after power cut hits baggage system

Emergency services at Blackbushe Airport after the crash

Osama bin Laden's relatives' bodies 'incinerated' in private jet crash

Gilroy Shaw let his "minions" do the fighting

'Godfather' of football hooliganism gets five-year ban from stadiums

The distribution of gamma ray bursts on the sky at a distance of seven billion light years, centred on a newly discovered ring (Royal Astronomical Society/PA)

Ring of gamma ray bursts may be largest feature in the universe

Chris Evans at Oulton Park, Cheshire, after pilot Kevin Whyman was killed

Tearful Chris Evans pays tribute to CarFest crash pilot Kevin Whyman

PC Natasha Susnik from Warwickshire Police with Molly the Jack Russell who was reunited with her owners in County Durham after she was stolen in a burglary seven years ago (Warwickshire Police/PA)

Stolen dog reunited with owners seven years later

Jessica Lawson attended the Wolfreton School

Body of Jessica Lawson, 12, who died in France swimming accident, returns to UK

Sir James Munby made the ruling in the Family Division of the High Court

Islamic State fear prompts family electronic tags order

Andrew Hawes has taken to hiding in bushes in camouflage to catch dog walkers who leave a mess behind

Suffolk dog mess avenger goes undercover to clean up town

Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit set up the appeal to fund future big cat research work

Death of Cecil the lion brings £500,000 donations to conservation appeal

Average house prices in the UK have hit an all-time high, according to Nationwide

House prices up as average property value hits £195,621

Almost 143,000 students are receiving their exam results

Higher maths exam more difficult than intended, SQA says

Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani have been married for nearly 13 years and have three sons (AP)

Singer Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale to divorce

Video grab taken from ITV of a pre-recorded segment featuring Lorraine Kelly and Ben Shephard after Good Morning Britain was forced to evacuate the studio when the fire alarm went off (ITV/PA)

Fire alarm hits Good Morning Britain

Jake Wood is eager to get up to some jungle japes in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Jake Wood fancies stint in the celebrity jungle during break from EastEnders

Jeremy Corbyn's continuing surge in the battle to replace Ed Miliband has seen some install him as favourite

Andy Burnham attacks rival Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity promises

The NHS is facing an almost unprecedented financial challenge, the regulator says

NHS trusts ordered to save cash as deficit balloons to £349m

Travellers looking to cross the Channel are being delayed for up to two-and-a-half hours

Eurotunnel inspection delays travellers amid Calais crisis

A RAF Tornado GR4 returns to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus following a mission over Iraq

RAF Tornado squadron to stay in service until March 2017

Wayne Rooney meeting NSPCC young campaigner Kimberley, 18, in Manchester (NSPCC)

Wayne Rooney eyes new goal as NSPCC ambassador

Tracey Couch is puzzled at the dip in sports participation

Call to 'embed' sports participation after post-Olympics lull

London's theatres generate Google searches than those in any other city, figures show

London arts and theatre scene 'most googled in the world'

Jerry Hall says would not consider cosmetic surgery

Jerry Hall: women are weak about ageing

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