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Donor hints at support for Kendall

Liz Kendall is running for the Labour leadership

Liz Kendall's Labour leadership campaign could receive a significant financial boost after a major donor suggested she appeared the most likely to take the party in the right direction.

New tax laws in Queen's Speech

David Cameron vowed not to "waste a single moment" in delivering his manifesto promises

New laws to keep the lowest paid workers out of tax will be included in the Queen's Speech but plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) are expected to be slowed down amid intense opposition.

Human rights concern over A&E care

Concerns over care standards experienced by patients treated in Northern Ireland's emergency departments have been flagged up by a human rights inquiry.

Charity wants faster MS diagnoses

Four in five people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are misdiagnosed, with one in four told they are simply suffering a trapped nerve, a charity has warned.

Coin tribute to WW1's Edith Cavell

A new coin celebrating brave and devoted nurse Edith Cavell has been struck by the Royal Mint as part of its five-year commemoration of the First World War.

Dog days for BGT finalist Matisse

Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse wowed the judges and the public with a toy shop-inspired routine (ITV)

Britain's Got Talent has been set up for a possible re-run of 2012 after performing dog act Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse won last night's semi-final.

Consumer confidence at fresh high

The proportion of UK consumers willing to spend money is at its highest level on record as confidence soars to a nine-year high, according to new figures.

Groups in assisted suicide rallies

Campaigners for and against proposed legislation to allow assisted suicide in Scotland will hold rallies outside Holyrood today ahead of a crucial vote on the issue.

Skin cancer hope from herpes virus

A genetically-modified cold sore virus could be be made available as a game-changing new treatment for deadly skin cancer within a year, scientists claim.

Surespot 'becoming key tool for IS'

An investigation claimed 115 people linked to IS have used Surespot in the past six months

Encrypted messenger apps are becoming a powerful communication tool for Islamic State (IS) militants and their supporters, it has been claimed.

Skin cancer hope from herpes virus

Of the 26% of patients who responded to the herpes virus treatment, known as T-Vec, one in 10 saw their tumours vanish without trace

A genetically-modified cold sore virus could be be made available as a game-changing new treatment for deadly skin cancer within a year, scientists claim.

Merkel keeps power women top spot

German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains the most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes

The Queen is the 41st most powerful woman in the world in the annual Forbes' 100 list which is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the fifth year in a row.

Why asbestos poses threat to health

As many as 30,000 police officers may have come into contact with asbestos, the Metropolitan Police said today, but what is asbestos and why does it pose a health threat?