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25 July 2014 Last updated at 10:47

UK economy back at pre-crisis levelShoppers

The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.


Girl sitting on stairs - posed by model'Politicians protected by cover-up'

A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.

Couple exchanging rings'Alarming' increase in sham weddings

Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.

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