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Lloyds admits PPI payout lapses
As shop vacancy rates soar and some town centres threaten to resemble ghost towns, a business expert warns that high streets will die if nothing is done.
The sole reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election, Mohammad Reza Aref, has dropped out of the race, his website says.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says variations in early death rates across England show action is needed to identify health challenges.
Total pay in some parts of the UK has shrunk by more than 10% since the start of the downturn in 2007, an analysis by union body the TUC suggests.
South African ex-President Nelson Mandela is spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital where he is being treated for a recurrent lung infection
Councils across Wales say they could face prosecution under a new housing law unless space for hundreds of Gypsy and traveller caravans is found.
The veteran leader of India's main opposition BJP, LK Advani, refuses to reconsider his resignation from party posts, media reports say.
SoftBank sweetens its bid for the third-largest US phone carrier Sprint Nextel, as it looks to become one of the world's largest mobile operators.
A man wanted for questioning after a passenger was allegedly racially abused on a train in Brighton is named by police in a bid to trace him.
England will need to think on their feet to win the Champions Trophy, says former captain Alec Stewart
A look at some of the leading titles at E3
The police, prisons and courts in Northern Ireland have plans in place to deal with up to 260 arrests a day, if needed, during the G8 summit.
BBC Radio 5 live's tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend looks at the 40th anniversary of the formation of the WTA
Sony has revealed that it plans to sell the PlayStation 4 for £349, making it £80 cheaper than Microsoft's Xbox One launch price.
Embattled Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard describes renewed speculation about her leadership prospects as "wasted breath".