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Bill Etheridge officially launching his Ukip leadership campaign in Manchester - he has now quit the race, according to reports

Bill Etheridge 'quits Ukip leadership race and backs Paul Nuttall'

Michael Sheen warned that the path into acting is being closed for many young people from working class backgrounds.

Support drama in schools for more working class actors, says Michael Sheen

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said the Tories were failing on the public finances and working people were paying the price

Labour accuses Government of failing on the economy after Treasury leak

Elgan Varney, who denied raping Keele University student Hannah Stubbs, is due at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court

Man who denies raping Keele University student due for trial

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley appearing before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Quango to rule on recognising new press regulator

The European Heart Journal study found traffic noise was associated with an increase in hypertension cases

Study links blood pressure risk to traffic noise

Pete Burns died on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

You Spin Me Round singer Pete Burns dies

Experts say doctors should intervene even if overweight or obese patients see them about an unrelated matter.

Be honest, offer obese patients weight loss help, GPs told

French police push back a large crowd of migrants as they line up at a processing centre in The Jungle

Calais is a blind alley for migrants, says French ambassador to UK

Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the Airports Commission

Government to announce winner of airport expansion decision

Figures released in February showed that out-of-date scanners are commonplace across England's hospitals

NHS England's £130m radiotherapy update 'will change face of cancer treatment'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey have both had social media accounts compromised this year

Social media users 'finally waking up' to cyber attack threats, study finds

A poll found more than two in five young women currently believe that their gender will hold them back in their career

More visible female role models could help improve workplace equality

The total value of initial public offerings over the past three months has fallen to levels not seen since 2012

Market volatility after Brexit vote stifling interest in IPOs

A new study says women drinkers are catching up with men.

Study urges action on women drinkers

The paper calls for governments to stop supporting coal expansion, including through development finance

Clean energy call amid claims coal 'undermines climate and development goals'

Pc Lisa Bates was seriously injured in the axe attack

Axeman who left policewoman with skull fracture cleared of attempted murder

Chi Onwurah has branded the poster offensive

Outraged MP tweets photo of 'xenophobic' refugee poster in Parliament

Karen Bradley was appearing before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Karen Bradley to consider 'all options' on press regulation amid damages concern

Howard Davies, chairman of the Airports Commission

Heathrow case for third runway 'strengthened' after Brexit, review chief says

Paul Eurich, a passenger on board a United Airlines flight which was forced to make an emergency landing in Shannon Airport

Hollywood actress Geraldine Hughes tells of 'awful' emergency on Belfast flight

A police car is removed from the scene in Glasgow

Two police officers seriously injured in Glasgow hit-and-run

Michael Danaher took a selfie after he murdered Adrian Greenwood (Thames Valley Police/PA)

Killer who took selfie after murdering book dealer jailed for 34 years

A Joint Ministerial Council meeting in Downing Street.

Theresa May lacks coherent Brexit plan months after referendum, says Sturgeon

Pete Burns died on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest

You Spin Me Round singer Pete Burns dies

Migrants line up to register at a processing centre near Calais

Calais Jungle: Around 2,000 residents leave as first day of exodus nears end

The bigger-than-average increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 2014 and 2015 was fuelled by the El Nino weather phenomenon in the Pacific

2015 marks 'new era of climate change reality' as CO2 levels hit symbolic 400ppm

Many doctors have admitted prescribing or carrying out a treatment which they knew to be unnecessary

Senior doctors condemn 40 treatments and tests as being of little or no use

Justin Bieber is on his Purpose World Tour

Justin Bieber 'storms off stage' because of fans screaming between songs

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company

Christian bakers lose appeal over pro-gay marriage cake discrimination ruling

A plane which crashed on take-off from Malta International Airport (Ed De Gaetano/Twitter/PA)

French customs officers killed in fireball plane crash at Malta airport

Daughter Kim Vella was told to dial 999 if she "didn't like what she saw", the inquest heard

Care workers could not respond to 'crisis' as office was closing, inquest hears

The World Medical Association wants more action to deal with increasing childhood obesity

World health leaders urge junk food ads ban on TV shows appealing to children

Owen Paterson will warn that Britain must confront problems with the NHS

Action to improve NHS urged as Tory MP seeks to 'debunk myth' it is world's best

Unite said that the proposals to end heart surgery at Leicester's Glenfield Children's Heart Centre were "penny-pinching"

Plans to stop operations at children's heart centre are 'penny pinching'

Cyber attacks pose a 'serious threat to the health and well-being of the general public', the WMA said

Healthcare sector 'prime soft target for cyber criminals'

Latest politics news

Honour Brexit pledge on NHS cash, pro-EU MPs urge Chancellor

According to Panorama, many clothes are made in Turkey due to its proximity to Europe and because it is used to dealing with last-minute orders

Syrian refugee children 'making clothes for British firms in Turkish factories'

Starling Vortex, by Matthew Cattell, won the Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2016 award  (Take a View/PA)

'Tornado' of starlings scoops top photography prize

Dreamflight has been running for 30 years

Sick children conquer fears on dream trip to Sunshine State

Jimmy Perry created a host of popular TV shows, including Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!

Entertainment world mourns comedy 'Goliath' Jimmy Perry

Lauri Love is alleged to have stolen huge amounts of data from US agencies

MPs express 'deep concern' to Obama over extradition of hacking-accused Briton

Zooey Deschanel said she stopped having creative ideas because of the time she was spending online

Trolls no longer on a roll in Zooey's world

Aidan Turner rides over heathland on Gwennap Head on the Cornish coast during filming for series three of the BBC One drama Poldark

Campaigners condemn Poldark 'rape scene'

David Anderson, managing director of BHS International, said the retailer's overseas business has enjoyed "strong growth" in recent years

Owners of rebooted BHS brand have 'ambitious plans' to expand overseas

Ministers have been urged to push up staffing numbers and bring in legislation to establish a new rehabilitation 'duty'

Prison and probation 'need revamp to cut costly re-offending'

Flooding is expected to become a more regular occurrence

Flood defence funding 'favours rich areas'

Armed police officers at the scene in Northolt

Man arrested as police storm property to end Northolt stand-off

Poldark has become a huge hit for the BBC

Campaigners condemn Poldark 'rape scene'

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