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The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, lands at Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii (AP)

Solar powered plane reaches Hawaii

Max Clifford faces a charge of indecent assault

Max Clifford faces indecency charge

Ex-specialist firearms officer Anthony Long has been cleared of murder

Cleared marksman hails jury verdict

Discarded nitrous oxide canisters at a music festival, as sellers "hippy crack" for recreational use will face up to seven years in prison under Government plans

Warning over legal high blanket ban

Julian Assange is seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces sex allegations by two women

France refuses Assange asylum bid

Lorraine Barwell was attacked as she escorted a prisoner at London's Blackfriars Crown Court

Custody officer dies after attack

Ofcom found 'serious failings' in the way EE handled customer complaints

EE fined £1m for 'serious failings'

Joel Richards died in the terrorist attack in Tunisia

Details of gunshot wounds revealed

Engineers on Southern Rail are to stage a five day strike over claims of a "comprehensive breakdown" in industrial relations

Disputes loom for rail passengers

The Race Solar Farm operated by Primrose Solar (Primrose Solar/PA)

Warm weather boosts solar power

Ashya King was taken abroad by his parents for pioneering cancer treatment (Hampshire Police/PA)

'Miracle' Ashya flies back to UK

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was the only person convicted of the Lockerbie bombing (Crown Office/PA Wire)

Families lose Lockerbie case ruling

Those repeatedly found with blades will face minimum custodial sentences

Two-strike rule for carrying knives

Ukip MP Douglas Carswell says Britain should be more selective about those people it accepts from overseas

Migrants' children 'not in work'

The identity of the drug dealer who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her could remain a mystery after detectives announced they have ended their investigation

Geldof drug dealer 'a mystery'

Driver Alex McFarlane triggered safety cameras seven times between June and August last year

Driver dodges ban with 42 points

The charity said energy customers using the meters were more likely to be on lower incomes

'Poor struggling' on pre-pay meters

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box on Centre Court

Royal couple plan new tennis court

Health care leaders have warned about the impact of cuts in a letter to The Times

Government warned over health cuts

In 2014, there were 61 incidents of self-harm at Yarl's Wood detention centre

Yarl's Wood detainees self-harming

The Queen is visiting Scotland

Queen to unveil new facilities

Margaret Thatcher's government was reluctant to press for an international ban on Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein acquiring chemical weapons, newly released files show

Thatcher government concern on Iraq

Charles and Camilla will visit Australia and New Zealand in November

Royal couple to go Down Under

George Osborne has been warned of the potential consequences of under-resourcing the NHS ahead of the Budget

Osborne warned on health funding

Kids Company chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh has reportedly been asked by the Government to take a lesser role

Kids charity boss stands down

Suzie Evans is hugged by her son Owen Richards during a minute's silence in Walsall in memory of the victims of the Tunisia terror attack, including their relatives Patrick Evans, Adrian Evans and Joel Richards

Silence held to honour Tunisia dead

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @LindaScottYorks of hailstones that fell in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales (Linda Scott/PA)

Storms to follow sweltering heat

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned that failure to hit Islamic State could be taken as weakness by the terror group

Hunt urges 'robust' action on IS

Wimbledon will fall silent to remember victims of the Tunisia terror attack

Wimbledon silent for terror victims

Lieutenant Colonel Alison McCourt who has been awarded an OBE for her contribution contribution to the fight against Ebola.

Honour for Ebola treatment nurse

The number of people going to hospital with conditions such as asthma remains relatively high

Warning on disease survival rates

The Arctic Monkeys have won the O2 Silver Clef Award for best live act

Arctic Monkeys voted best live act

Lt Col Alison McCourt (left) talking to Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary

Honour for Ebola treatment nurse

The agreement would settle all US federal, state and local claims for the Gulf of Mexico disaster, BP said

BP to pay out £12bn for oil spill

Singer and entertainer Val Doonican was a big star in the 60s

Brucie leads tributes to Doonican

The BBC says there is a £150 million shortfall in its licence fee income

1,000 jobs to go at 'leaner' BBC

Less than three-quarters of Virgin West Coast trains arrive within five minutes of their scheduled time, figures show

Many rail services 'unacceptable'

Michael Fallon says it is "illogical" that RAF planes can hit extremists in Iraq but not in Syria

UK 'to take anti-IS fight to Syria'

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @LindaScottYorks of hailstones that fell in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales (Linda Scott/PA)

Householders totting up storm costs

Kayt Hughes is still in shock after winning the Woon Foundation Art and Sculpture Prize for her work made of wood, emulsion, filler and pencil.(Beattie Communications)

Artist turns failure into gold

Police staged a series of arrests

Fans held over 'violent disorder'

Peter Tobin is understood to have been attacked at HMP Edinburgh

Killer Tobin attacked in prison

Police said the inquiry was "sensitive"

Boy, 12, arrested over 'rape bid'

People with autism react to smells, such as that of a rose, in a different way, researchers found

Smell test could diagnose autism

William said the Lionesses should be proud of their achievements despite defeat against Japan

William praises defeated Lionesses

Angela Wrightson, in a picture taken some years before her death

Murder victim's home a 'bombsite'

Green MP Caroline Lucas says the Government conducted itself "appallingly"

Truss 'held back' on fracking risk

The Duke of Cambridge will join the event at the permanent memorial in London's Hyde Park

William to attend bombings memorial

Notorious criminal John Palmer pictured in 2001

Murder probe delay referred to IPCC

Millions of over-65s are helping out their grown up children with loans, a survey has found

Over-65s 'owed £3,000 by children'

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