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Air chiefs to discuss war zone risk

Toys and flowers placed on charred fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine (AP)

The risk to passenger planes flying over war zones following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be discussed at a special meeting of world aviation chiefs tomorrow.

Job vacancies and salaries 'rise'

The number of vacancies jumped by a fifth to almost 840,000 in the past year, a study showed

Job vacancies are increasing and advertised salaries growing amid fresh evidence of a recovering labour market, according to a new report.

Tulisa 'felt her life was over'

Tulisa Contostavlos told how she suffered a "very dark moment" after false allegations about drugs were published

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Constavlos said she became "a paranoid wreck" and felt her life was over after being caught up in a cocaine sting, which led to a trial that collapsed in dramatic fashion last week.

Royal support for Games competitors

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, will be watching events at the Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth competitors will get a royal reception today as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive to watch the action at Glasgow 2014.

Passport Office staff to strike

Passport Office staff will strike today over staff shortages which they say have led to a serious backlog in processing applications this year.

50m patients 'will be turned away'

Lack of investment in family doctors is leading to an overstretched service, the Royal College of General Practitioners said

The number of times GP surgeries in England are forced to turn away patients for appointments next year will pass the 50 million mark, new research predicts.

May accused over domestic violence

Yvette Cooper will use analysis of police recruitment figures to highlight the gap between the extra work and the number of new officers to deal with it

Labour has accused ministers of "turning their backs on victims" of domestic violence after figures showed increasing numbers of perpetrators are getting away without a criminal record.

Fall in house buying confidence

Housebuyers face growing concerns over spiralling property prices and the prospect of interest rates rising

Confidence that the coming months will be a good time to buy a home has slipped back to its lowest levels in at least three years amid growing concerns over spiralling property prices and the prospect of interest rates rising, according to a consumer survey.

Driving licence charges to fall

Drivers who renew their licence after 10 years would see the fee drop from £20 to £14

Driving licence fees are to fall, with larger reductions for those who carry out online transactions, the Government has announced.

Transparent pesticide studies urged

Research into the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides - which have been linked to declines in bees - will be funded by manufacturers under Government plans

MPs have raised concerns over Government plans to allow pesticide manufacturers to fund "critical" research examining the impact of their chemicals on bees.

Legion launches WWI tribute effort

The Every Man Remembered initiative was unveiled today to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war

The Royal British Legion has launched a campaign to encourage people to pay tribute to every one of the 1,117,077 Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the First World War.

Changeable weather on the way

Laurence Heads and his girlfriend Roxane Sanguineth cool off in the water fountains at Somerset House, London, during a spell of hot weather

Sun worshippers who have enjoyed the recent fine weather should be prepared for a change in conditions with a mixed period on the way.

Parkinson's treatment could change

Researchers looked at DNA from more than 100,000 people with and without Parkinson's for the study

The results of a worldwide study into Parkinson's could help revolutionise how the degenerative disease is treated, experts have said.