Thousands flee northern Gaza Strip

Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes and sought safety in United Nations shelters. They were heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in...

Energy customer complaints soar

Customer complaints about energy companies have soared to their highest ever level, according to the Energy Ombudsman. During the first half of the year complaints more than doubled from the previous six-month total of 10,598...

PM to unveil £1.1bn defence boost

The Farnborough air show opens today with Prime Minister David Cameron announcing a £1.1 billion package of investment in military capabilities such as drones. Visiting the biennial show in Hampshire, Mr Cameron will be unable...

Twilight stars, then and now

She's a far cry from her early Twilight days as Kristen Stewart has proved with this new look: the young actress has chopped off her hair into a sophisticated copper 'do. The star unveiled her new short hair...

World Cup Final: Germany conquer the world

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 after extra-time in the Maracana to become the first European side ever to win the World Cup on South American soil Joachim Low's side lift the World Cup after last-gasp victory...

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Police arrest World Cup protesters

Brazilian police have arrested 19 people suspected of vandalism during recent anti-World Cup protests in Rio de Janeiro. The arrests were apparently aimed at preventing more protests during tomorrow's final between Argentina and Germany in...

Last Tango star Anne Reid ‘a loner’

Millions of viewers have tuned in to see her play ageing romantic Celia in Last Tango In Halifax, but 79-year-old Anne Reid says she is too much of "a loner" for another real-life relationship. The...

Blair ‘may give evidence on OTRs’

Former prime minister Tony Blair could be called before a parliamentary inquiry to explain a secret deal he made with Sinn Fein to assure republican fugitives that they were not wanted by the police,...

PizzaExpress is to be sold to a Chinese firm for £900 million

Restaurant chain PizzaExpress is to be sold to a Chinese firm for £900 million, it has been announced. Gondola Group said it had agreed the sale with Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in...