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iPhone fans snap up new handsets

The queue outside an Apple shop in London. (AP)

One of the first people to get his hands on the new iPhone this morning felt "on top of the world" and said he wanted to celebrate by taking a selfie.

Judge criticises Legal Aid Agency

A judge has criticised the Legal Aid Agency after a hearing at the family court in Leicester

A family court judge has criticised the Government agency responsible for making decisions on legal aid for the second time in six months.

Scots firms lead 'relief rally'

Companies with Scottish links led the FTSE 100 Index higher as a relief rally took hold on financial markets following the rejection of independence.

Pork up nose research wins Ig Nobel

Gary Dryfoos demonstrates the effectiveness of putting cured pork in his nose to stop nosebleeds (AP)

There is some truth to the effectiveness of old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Centre.

Police in electoral fraud probe

Police officers patrol the Emirates Arena in Glasgow as votes are counted

Officials at the referendum count in Glasgow are investigating 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at polling stations.

PM unveils proposals for rest of UK

David Cameron is expected to make a major statement on the future of the UK

David Cameron has unveiled proposals to allow English, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs to vote alone on policies only impacting their voters, mirroring pledges made on fresh devolution to Scotland.

Now let's move forward together

No supporters react to results in the Scottish independence referendum at The Marriott Hotel in Glasgow

The Scottish electorate's rejection of independence was greeted with delight by Prime Minister David Cameron, who said that the victory margin of around 55%-45% had settled the issue "for a generation... perhaps for a lifetime".

'Angelina effect' on cancer tests

Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the "Angelina effect".

Cooper backs relationship lessons

Yvette Cooper said a 'massive culture change' was needed to stop sexual abuse victims receiving blame

Children should receive co mpulsory relationship lessons in order to prevent violence against women, Yvette Cooper has said, in the wake of the Rotherham abuse scandal.

House searched in Alice inquiry

Police searching the home of Arnis Zalkalns

Forensic searches have been taking place at the home of a Latvian builder named as the prime suspect in the search for schoolgirl Alice Gross.

Petrol prices up as pound weakens

A stronger dollar and a pound "weakened by the Scottish referendum" have put the brake on falling petrol prices, according to the AA.

Hormone link to poor maths skills

Children who are bad at maths could have trouble with numbers because of their mother's hormone levels during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Private rents 'hit record high'

Private sector rents have lifted to a new all-time average high of £761 a month as the peak season for tenants snapping up new homes gets under way, a major lettings network has reported.

Apple fans count down for iPhone 6

Fans camp outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London

Thousands of Apple fans are entering the last hours o f holding vigil outside the company's stores as they enter the final countdown until the new incarnation of the iPhone is released.

Payout for unlawfully arrested man

The Metropolitan Police has paid out £45,000 to a man who was unlawfully arrested

The Metropolitan Police has paid £45,000 in damages in an out-of-court settlement to a black motorist who claimed he was struck with batons and sprayed with CS gas during an unlawful arrest.

R&A vote on women members welcomed

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted to allow women members

Politicians have welcomed the decision of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to allow women members for the first time in its 260-year history.