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One of the walkers seriously injured in a lightning strike in Brecon Beacons is showing signs of improvement

Lightning strike walker 'improving'

BBC director-general Tony Hall said the corporation was committed to fully fund TV licences for over-75s

Hall says BBC has made 'right deal'

Jordon Begley was shot with a Taser while being restrained and handcuffed by  officers from Greater Manchester Police

Taser contributed to man's death

Nick Kyrgios was hit with a code violation for swearing

Murray slays centre court giant

Christopher and Sharon Bell, who died in the Tunisia beach massacre (West Yorkshire Police)

Tunisia bodies released to families

7/7 survivor Gill Hicks hugs Pc Andy Maxwell, who came to her aid when she was injured at Kings Cross Station in London

7/7 survivor reunited with saviour

Police officers at the scene after two buses were involved in a crash in Brighton

13 hurt in city centre bus crash

Workers on First Great Western trains are due to walk out for 48 hours from Wednesday evening

Bid to avert FGW train strike fails

NME editor Mike Williams said the move would "transform" the publication

NME goes free to boost circulation

Lorries backed up on the M20 in Ashford, Kent

Dover boss's plea over Calais chaos

Former News of the World features Editor Jules Stenson arrives at the Old Bailey

Convicted NotW man hits at Coulson

MP Simon Danczuk says that his campaign against sex abuse contributed to the end of his marriage

Danczuk reveals abuse battle 'cost'

Penny Lancaster has two sons, Aiden and Alastair, with Rod Stewart

Would-be father Rod in a tight spot

Rolls-Royce announced its first full-year fall in revenues for a decade in February

Rolls shares hit by profits warning

A large crowd of loyal royal fans near the area around the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk

Palace thanks for christening crowd

Iain Montgomery showed no emotion as he was jailed at Stafford Crown Court for murdering Tina Montgom

Lorry driver jailed for wife murder

Dame Tessa Jowell says the UK's Olympics legacy has been wasted by the previous coalition government

Coalition 'squandered Games legacy'

London Underground staff have voted to strike in a row over pay and the introduction of a new all-night Tube service

Tube strike peace talks resume

Lightning flashing over Flintshire, North Wales, on Friday night. (Picture: @ClaysLaura)

2 killed by summer storms lightning

Boris Johnson has backed cutting the 45p top tax rate to 40p if firms pay staff the Living Wage

Boris: Pay Living Wage then cut tax

The total of 1,376,889 new car sales was 7% higher than the same period last year

New car sales race to record 1.3m

An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole, actively feasting on its surroundings (ESA/PA)

Monster black holes discovered

Stephen Blakeburn, 50, from Darlington, with his mother, Jenny, 86 (Alzheimer's Society/PA)

Care for dementia patients slammed

A chronic housing crisis in rural areas is pricing out young families

Families priced out of rural areas

Tourists heading to Greece have been warned to make sure they have enough euros

Greece tourists warned about euros

Schoolgirl Alice Gross was killed last August (Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

'Public interest' in Alice checks

David Cameron spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Greece needs 'sustainable solution'

A total of 563 illegal immigrants were held or arrested by Port of Dover police officers last year, up from 148 in 2013.

Immigrant detentions soar at port

Simon Cowell's mother Julie has died at 89

Cowell loss halts X Factor try-outs

The Princess Royal will travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday for Srebrenica Memorial Day

Srebrenica dead to be remembered

Nicki Minaj was due to appear at Wireless Festival

Minaj show blow after travel delays

Richard Guest died while trying to save two teenage girls from the sea (Guest family/PA)

Tributes to sea rescue grandfather

The Government wants to speed up the adoption process

£30m boost for adoption services

High-profile offenders to be returned to jail include notorious loyalist killer Torrens Knight

Call to use ex-inmate intercepts

The Airports Commission last week recommended that a new runway is built at Heathrow to improve air capacity

Runway wait 'costs £31bn in trade'

The Government is matching the £50 million pledged by Lloyds Banking Group to boost new builds

£100m boost to build new homes

Richard Guest died while trying to save two teenage girls from the sea (Guest family/PA)

Tributes to sea rescue grandfather

Two people died after being hit by lightning

Two die after lightning strikes

Alex Salmond said diplomatic efforts against IS need to be better co-ordinated and look at the areas of propaganda and the group's financing

'Coherent response' to IS urged

Jeremy Corbyn has won the support of the Unite union in his bid to become the next Labour leader

Unite backs Corbyn as Labour leader

More balmy weather is on the way, but not before an unsettled few days of showers.

More sunshine due after rainy days

David Cameron will hold talks with key advisers as the UK prepares to react to the result of Greece's referendum

Greeks reject austerity terms

The 10th anniversary of the July 7 bombings is to be marked

Anniversary of 7/7 bombings marked

Tunisian hotel gunman Seifeddine Rezgui (SITE Intelligence Group/PA)

Gunman son 'couldn't kill a mouse'

Melanie Road died more than 30 years ago

Man charged over girl's 1984 murder

The coffin of Claire Windass is carried from the RAF C-17 at RAF Brize Norton, one of the final five bodies returned

Beach attack pair 'shot in pelvis'

Princess Charlotte pushed in her Silver Cross pram as she leaves the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk.

Princess Charlotte is christened

Chancellor George Osborne will announce a summer Budget this week

Osborne to cut BBC budget by £650m

Police have condemned motorists who taunted a distressed woman

Police condemn bridge woman taunts

A French police officer checking lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port amid the migrants crisis (AP)

Fatality warning amid Calais crisis

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