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Victim 'was our shining light'

Fashion blogger Carly Lovett from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, died in the Tunisia terror attack

Relatives of a 24-year-old graduate killed in the Sousse shootings have paid tribute to her as a "shining light" who radiated happiness to those around her.

PM urges Greeks to defy creditors

Alexis Tsipras says creditors must respect the democratic wishes of the Greek people

Defiant Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has urged his people to reject terms set by his country's creditors, insisting a No vote in Sunday's referendum would strengthen his negotiating hand.

Report slams 'welfare dependency'

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady condemned the report's findings

More than half of households in the UK receive more from the state in welfare payments and pensions than they pay in tax, according to a new report.

Funds shortfall for poorest schools

The pupil premium has left some schools worse off than before, figures show

Schools in some of England's poorest areas saw funding fall by more than 5% between 2010-11 and 2014-15 despite a £6 billion Government programme aimed at disadvantaged pupils, a spending watchdog has found.

'Coasting' schools set GCSE targets

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

Secondary schools which repeatedly fail to ensure 60% of pupils gain five good GCSEs will be ordered to improve or face being turned into academies, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is warning.

Top Gear up for TV Choice award

Jeremy Clarkson could be bowing out of Top Gear on a high

Jeremy Clarkson could be going out on a high, after his final series of Top Gear was nominated for best entertainment show at the 2015 TV Choice Awards.

Glenda Jackson returns to acting

Glenda Jackson stepped down as an MP at the election

Former screen star Glenda Jackson is returning to acting after 20 years, in a "mash-up" adaptation of novels by French writer Emile Zola.

Jupp to host BBC's The News Quiz

Miles Jupp succeeds Sandi Toksvig at The News Quiz

Rev star Miles Jupp has been announced as the new host of The News Quiz after Sandi Toksvig stepped down from the long-running radio show.

Man remanded over boys murder bid

Richard Walsh has been remanded in custody

A man has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of two boys aged 12 and 13 who were stabbed in the street.