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Neymar signed for Barcelona from Santos (AP)

Barcelona member drops Neymar case

The Barcelona club member who filed a lawsuit over the cost of Brazilian footballer Neymar's transfer fee said he has asked his lawyers to withdraw the suit.

Private ambulance usage up 82%

Private ambulance usage has grown by 82% in the past two years and by 1,000% in London over the same period, Labour has claimed.

Fans compensated for thrashing

Premier League footballers have agreed to pay out more than £60,000 to fans who travelled over 300 miles only to see them lose 8-0.

Hammer attack 'destroyed our lives'

Philip Spence attacked the three women in the Cumberland Hotel in London

Two sisters savagely beaten as they slept with their young children in a top London hotel have told how the attack destroyed their lives - as a man was found guilty of their attempted murder.

Cleared Gambaccini returns to radio

Paul Gambaccini is returning to the radio airwaves

Presenter Paul Gambaccini is to return to the airwaves next month following a year away from broadcasting following his arrest for historic sex crimes.

Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro has demanded a public apology from the BBC following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

The Argentinian ambassador to the UK has demanded a public apology from the BBC following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

Farage under fire over Ukip allies

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said he would not do a deal with an extremist party

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has come under fire from leaders of Britain's Jewish community over his link up with a member of a controversial right-wing Polish party in order to save his grouping in the European Parliament.

Early education 'boosts children'

Youngsters who attend pre-school gaining better exams results, Sam Gyimah said

A child's life chances are already being decided before they have "knotted their tie and fastened their laces" for their first day of school, the childcare minister has said.

Hope grows for Ebola vaccine trials

Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organisation official said.

Ex-teacher 'preyed on Kenyan boys'

Court sketch of Simon Harris (right) appearing at Birmingham Crown Court

A former British public school house master and charity boss "preyed" on needy young Kenyan boys picking them up off the street before taking them home to sexually abuse them, a jury has heard.

Parties duel over state of NHS

The Tories are promising "tax cuts for some but an NHS crisis for all", Labour has claimed, as the front benches continued arguing over the service's future.

Huhne goes on display in a vase

Acclaimed artist Grayson Perry has created a vase inspired by former energy secretary Chris Huhne - decorated with images of penises and speed cameras.

Woolf urged to quit abuse inquiry

Fiona Woolf has been urged to quite as chairwoman of the Government's historic child abuse inquiry

The chair of the government's historic child abuse inquiry is facing calls to quit after revealing details of her links to Lord Brittan.

Terror suspect extradited to US

Court sketch of British terror suspect Haroon Rashid Aswat , 31, during his extradition hearing in London in January 2006 (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

A British terror suspect who is wanted in the United States for allegedly conspiring with hook-handed extemist Abu Hamza has been extradited from the UK.

Minister tackled over 'nanny state'

A Tory health minister has been berated for pursuing a "long list of nanny state proposals" and challenged to reveal if she has any with a "Conservative flavour".

Nurses warn over EU-US trade deal

Uncertainty over the impact of a proposed international trade deal is a "growing source of anxiety" among health workers, nurses' leaders have warned.

Mercy dash Ashya in park outing

Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King has been on a family outing to the park which was filmed and posted online by his brother.

Rise in emergency doctor numbers

Doctor numbers in English accident and emergency departments will increase by 260 this winter, Jeremy Hunt has said, amid Labour warnings of an all-year crisis in the service.