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Court documents relating to the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implant trial in France. (AP)

No compensation over PIP implants

A French appeals court has ruled that a German company does not have to compensate more than 1,000 women with leak-prone breast implants, overturning a lower court decision.

Dixons Carphone plans US tie-up

The newly created company behind Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World has announced plans to launch up to 500 stores across the US under a tie-up with one of America's biggest telecoms firms.

Greek No vote would 'test' defences

A No vote in Sunday's referendum in Greece would "test" the defences established in the UK and Europe against financial instability spreading, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has said.

Man dies in river rescue bid

Police divers were joined by the coastguard, mountain rescue teams, fire and ambulance services and an RAF Sea King helicopter

A fire chief has warned about the dangers of swimming in open water after a man died after going to the aid of a young girl who got into trouble in a river.

Fallon urging air strikes in Syria

Michael Fallon says it is "illogical" that RAF planes can hit extremists in Iraq but not in Syria

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is expected to tell MPs that Britain must reconsider the question of whether military air strikes against the Islamic State terror group should be extended into Syria.

House price rises slowing - survey

Property values across the UK increased by 3.3% in the 12 months to June, Nationwide said

House prices increased at their slowest annual pace in two years in June, with property values in Northern Ireland rising at a faster rate than those in London, Nationwide Building Society has reported.

Goldfinger murder probe 'a joke'

Notorious criminal John Palmer pictured in 2001

A former Flying Squad commander has criticised police for taking six days to launch a murder investigation after notorious British criminal John "Goldfinger" Palmer was shot dead.

MPs slam costs of NHS IT system

The cost of a delayed NHS IT system has risen to £40 million, has only delivered data to one customer , and is unlikely to have a long-term future, according to a damning report .

Exercise 'helps children socially'

Children who carry out physical activity and sport are likely to have better social skills, self-esteem, confidence and academic achievement, researchers say.

We are not alone says biologist

Depictions of aliens with an appearance similar to humans - such as  ET - may not be far from the truth, it is claimed

A leading biologist has claimed "we are not alone" arguing that extra-terrestrials resembling humans must have evolved on other planets.

Commuting 'ideal time for shoppers'

Commuting is now one of the most popular times of day to do online shopping, with more than £9 billion being spent by those travelling to and from work, claims the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).

May set for Calais crisis talks

Lorries parked on the M20 in Harrietsham, Kent during Operation Stack.

Home Secretary Theresa May is due to hold talks in Paris amid the deepening crisis of migrants camped in Calais looking to cross the Channel to Britain.

Murray targets burning ambition

Andy Murray is aiming for his second Wimbledon title in three years

Britain's top tennis star Andy Murray will continue his bid to reclaim the Wimbledon crown today as the All England Club prepares to welcome a royal visitor to SW19.

Minister call to end housing crisis

Ending the housing crisis is the "defining test" of the present generation of politicians, Communities Secretary Greg Clark will tell town hall chiefs.

Ending the housing crisis is the "defining test" of the present generation of politicians, Communities Secretary Greg Clark will tell town hall chiefs.

Average home has 18 smart devices

The average UK household now owns 18 smart devices, such as tablets, a survey has found

The average UK household now owns 18 smart devices such as mobile phones and tablets and spends more than £100 a year on downloads, according to a new survey.

Whitworth named Museum of the Year

The Whitworth Gallery.

Manchester's Whitworth has been named as Museum of the Year 2015 and won the £100,000 Art Fund Prize - the largest arts award in Britain.

Whitworth named Museum of the Year

The Whitworth in Manchester has been named Museum of the Year 2015

Manchester's Whitworth has been named as Museum of the Year 2015 and won the £100,000 Art Fund Prize - the largest arts award in Britain.