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Eating spicy food frequently has been linked to a lower risk of death by researchers in China

Eating spicy food 'linked to living longer'

The proportion of patients living for five years after diagnosis was 5% to 12% lower in England

Cancer survival lagging behind other developed countries, study finds

Thousands of junior doctors are starting their new jobs

44% of doctors would not recommend their profession, says study

Sir John Chilcot is heading up the inquiry into the Iraq war

Chilcot Inquiry: David Cameron urges timetable on Iraq war report

Former prime minister Tony Blair who could face war crimes charges according to Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn

Tony Blair could stand trial for Iraq invasion war crimes, Jeremy Corbyn says

Sir Edward Heath pictured in 1989 in the garden of his home in Salisbury (AP)

Sir Edward Heath sex abuse claims: Fifth police force receives allegations

Local governments will get powers to decide on relaxing Sunday trading legislation

Large shops may open longer on Sundays under Tory Government plans

There were 3,319 fines issued to hauliers found carrying illegal immigrants in 2014/15

Number of hauliers fined over illegal immigrants triples

The RMT has called on Boris Johnson to call off the plans

Workers face travel chaos as Tube staff strike over night service plans

Cilla Black died at her home in the south of Spain

Cilla Black died of stroke after falling and hitting head at Spanish villa

David Cameron says a timetable towards the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry should be set out

Chilcot Inquiry: David Cameron urges timetable on Iraq war report

A group of asylum seekers arrive at the Grand Burstin Hotel in Folkestone, Kent, last year where they were moved to ease overcrowding

UK spending £70m a year supporting failed asylum seekers

The Treasury has begun selling its 79% holding in RBS

Treasury sells 5.4% share in RBS for £1bn loss

Former Dambusters pilot Les Munro has died aged 96

Tributes to Dambusters hero Les Munro as pilot dies aged 96

Sir Edward Heath pictured in 1989 in the garden of his home in Salisbury (AP)

Sir Edward Heath sex abuse claims: Fifth police force receives allegations

Stuart Baggs has died aged 27

Family agony as ex-Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs found dead

There was no major royal event in 2014, after Prince George's birth in 2013 and before Princess Charlotte's this year

Quiet 2014 blamed for fall in Royal Collection Trust revenue

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards

Ex-One Direction star Zayn Malik and fiancee Perrie Edwards 'have split'

The airport said it was working hard to reunite passengers with their bags as quickly as possible

Heathrow passengers fly without luggage after power cut hits baggage system

Emergency services at Blackbushe Airport after the crash

Osama bin Laden's relatives' bodies 'incinerated' in private jet crash

Gilroy Shaw let his "minions" do the fighting

'Godfather' of football hooliganism gets five-year ban from stadiums

The distribution of gamma ray bursts on the sky at a distance of seven billion light years, centred on a newly discovered ring (Royal Astronomical Society/PA)

Ring of gamma ray bursts may be largest feature in the universe

Chris Evans at Oulton Park, Cheshire, after pilot Kevin Whyman was killed

Tearful Chris Evans pays tribute to CarFest crash pilot Kevin Whyman

PC Natasha Susnik from Warwickshire Police with Molly the Jack Russell who was reunited with her owners in County Durham after she was stolen in a burglary seven years ago (Warwickshire Police/PA)

Stolen dog reunited with owners seven years later

Jessica Lawson attended the Wolfreton School

Body of Jessica Lawson, 12, who died in France swimming accident, returns to UK

Sir James Munby made the ruling in the Family Division of the High Court

Islamic State fear prompts family electronic tags order

Andrew Hawes has taken to hiding in bushes in camouflage to catch dog walkers who leave a mess behind

Suffolk dog mess avenger goes undercover to clean up town

Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit set up the appeal to fund future big cat research work

Death of Cecil the lion brings £500,000 donations to conservation appeal

Average house prices in the UK have hit an all-time high, according to Nationwide

House prices up as average property value hits £195,621

Almost 143,000 students are receiving their exam results

Higher maths exam more difficult than intended, SQA says

Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani have been married for nearly 13 years and have three sons (AP)

Singer Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale to divorce

Video grab taken from ITV of a pre-recorded segment featuring Lorraine Kelly and Ben Shephard after Good Morning Britain was forced to evacuate the studio when the fire alarm went off (ITV/PA)

Fire alarm hits Good Morning Britain

Jake Wood is eager to get up to some jungle japes in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Jake Wood fancies stint in the celebrity jungle during break from EastEnders

Jeremy Corbyn's continuing surge in the battle to replace Ed Miliband has seen some install him as favourite

Andy Burnham attacks rival Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity promises

The NHS is facing an almost unprecedented financial challenge, the regulator says

NHS trusts ordered to save cash as deficit balloons to £349m

Travellers looking to cross the Channel are being delayed for up to two-and-a-half hours

Eurotunnel inspection delays travellers amid Calais crisis

A RAF Tornado GR4 returns to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus following a mission over Iraq

RAF Tornado squadron to stay in service until March 2017

Wayne Rooney meeting NSPCC young campaigner Kimberley, 18, in Manchester (NSPCC)

Wayne Rooney eyes new goal as NSPCC ambassador

Tracey Couch is puzzled at the dip in sports participation

Call to 'embed' sports participation after post-Olympics lull

London's theatres generate Google searches than those in any other city, figures show

London arts and theatre scene 'most googled in the world'

Jerry Hall says would not consider cosmetic surgery

Jerry Hall: women are weak about ageing

The IPCC is to investigate allegations concerning Wiltshire Police's handling of an alleged claim of child sexual abuse involving former prime minister Edward Heath

Sir Edward Heath 'child sex claims': police probe cover-up allegations

Aaron Power was jailed for life

Hitmen get life for shooting dead woman by mistake

The bus had its roof ripped off when it crashed into a tree in Woburn Place, Bloomsbury, central London. (PA/Twitter/@chromanris)

New bride treated in hospital after London tourist bus roof ripped off by tree

Unions are unhappy about the pay and conditions on offer over the new all-night Tube

24-hour Tube strike to go ahead from Wednesday evening

Colin Hendry captained Scotland in the 1998 World Cup

Colin Hendry admits harassing ex-girlfriend Sarah Kinder

The Treasury could soon begin selling part of its 79% holding in Royal Bank of Scotland

George Osborne to begin sell-off of Government stake in RBS

Trader Tom Hayes became the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging Libor rates in a scandal that shook financial markets

'Greedy' City trader Tom Hayes jailed for rigging Libor rates

A notice outside a caravan advertises sporting activities and a UK asylum workshop for residents of the migrant camp known as the new Jungle in Calais

UK ranks 14th out of 28 EU countries in accepting asylum seekers

The Queen is expected to travel on the new Scottish Borders Railway with the Duke of Edinburgh

Queen to open Scottish Borders Railway on day she beats Victoria's record reign

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