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Navy ship rescues pair from dinghy

The two sailors were rescued by crew aboard HMS Blyth off the Ayrshire coast (Ministry of Defence/PA Wire)

A Royal Navy warship on its way to the Mediterranean has rescued two sailors after their dinghy capsized a mile-and-a-half from land.

US man hails sight via 'bionic eye'

A few patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder are regaining some vision thanks to a 'bionic eye' procedure performed at the University of Michigan.

EDF workers to strike amid pay row

Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to go on strike in a dispute over pay.

Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to go on strike in a dispute over pay, warning the action will lead to delays in fixing and installing meters.

UK debt £10bn higher than expected

Monthly figures provided better news for George Osborne

Britain's debt mountain was £10.7 billion higher than expected in the last financial year as it rose to more than three-quarters of gross domestic product (GDP), despite a fall in annual borrowing.

Flat searched in missing Paige hunt

Paige Chivers disappeared in Blackpool in 2007 (Lancashire Police)

Police investigating the suspected murder of a 15-year-old girl have searched a flat less than half a mile from where she was last seen nearly seven years ago.

Hundreds apply for Mrs Farage's job

Nigel Farage claimed that only his wife was capable of being his assistant

Hundreds of British workers have come forward to challenge Nigel Farage's claim that only his German wife is capable of doing the job of being his assistant, an employment agency has said.

Blair warns on radical Islam threat

Former prime minister Tony Blair has warned that the West must 
focus on tackling the threat from radical Islam

Tony Blair has urged a deal with Bashar Assad in Syria and further Nato involvement in Libya as part of a "titanic" struggle against radical Islam.

Primark seeks to crack US market

Primark is to open stores in the United States for the first time as it looks to replicate the success behind a 26% jump in profits in the last six months.

Go-ahead for green energy projects

Eight new renewable energy projects have been given Government contracts in a move that will increase household bills by 2%, Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said.

Woman held over 3 children's deaths

A police officer carries some floral tributes at a house in New Malden, south London, after a woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three young children believed to be suffering from life-limiting genetic disorders were found dead in a house.

Fire deaths jury to be sworn in

A jury is expected to be sworn in today for the trial of seven men and a youth who are accused of murdering a mother and her three children who died when a fire engulfed their home.

Freedom of the city for Murray

Tennis star Andy Murray is to receive the freedom of Stirling and an honorary degree from the university where he trained as a boy.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has said he is thrilled to be coming home ahead of receiving the freedom of Stirling and an honorary degree from the university where he trained as a boy.

Curb excessive pay, Cable warns

Business Secretary Vince Cable has urged Britain's leading companies to show restraint over executive pay and slash bonuses to restore public trust.

In-flight show to mark Bard's birth

The Reduced Shakespeare Company will attempt to set a world record today when it performs an abridged version of the playwright's works at 37,000ft.

Campaign to find best energy deal

The Be An Energy Shopper campaign urges customers to shop around for a better deal

Almost half of Britons do not "prioritise" finding the best energy deal despite the potential for saving money, a survey for regulator Ofgem has found.

'Squalid' Brinsford 'should close'

HMP/YOI Brinsford, near Wolverhampton

There have been calls for a young offenders institution to be closed down after inspectors found that inmates were living in "squalid conditions" among the worst ever seen.

Ex-heads of MI5 and Bank honoured

Mervyn King has been made Knight Companion

The former heads of the Bank of England and MI5 have been appointed to the Order of the Garter by the Queen, Buckingham Palace has announced.