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Degree date for dissertation dog

Campaign Series: Fudge the dog helped his owner complete his university course in Edinburgh

3:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A student and his dog will don graduation robes today after the pet helped his owner complete his university degree.

X Factor auditions back on

Campaign Series: Simon Cowell's mother Julie, who has died at the age of 89.

1:28am Tuesday 7th July 2015

X Factor auditions will begin tomorrow after a two-day break following the death of show supremo Simon Cowell's mother.

'Credible' Greek bailout plan urged

Campaign Series: German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande at talks over the Greece crisis (PA)

1:28am Tuesday 7th July 2015

It is for Greece to come up with "serious, credible" new proposals to deal with the country's debt crisis, Athens was warned as eurozone leaders gathered for an emergency summit to discuss its future in the single currency.

Millions 'overpaying for energy'

Campaign Series: The Competition and Markets Authority has conducted a year-long inquiry into the energy market

1:23am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Millions of people are overpaying for their energy, a year-long inquiry will reportedly say today.

Honda sets fuel efficiency record

Campaign Series: The drivers will be presented with the Guinness World Records title at Honda in Swindon, Wiltshire

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Honda has set a new world record for fuel efficiency after one of its cars covered 8,387 miles across 24 EU countries - using just £459 of diesel.

EE offers up sub-£50 4G smartphone

Campaign Series: The new EE Rook is the cheapest 4G phone ever in the UK

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

EE has launched the UK's cheapest ever 4G smartphone; costing less than £50 and running the newest version of Google's Android software.

Taser death officers 'restricted'

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

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Police officers have been put on restricted duties after an inquest jury ruled they were "more concerned with their own welfare" than a man who died after being Tasered by an officer.

Charities face fundraising probe

Campaign Series: Four charities have been accused of taking money over the phone from people with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and memory problems.

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Four of the country's biggest charities are being investigated amid claims fundraisers contacted people on the Government's "opt-out" database.

Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels

Campaign Series: A report has highlighted that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is widespread.

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Alcohol use during pregnancy is "prevalent and socially pervasive" in the UK and Ireland, health experts have warned after carrying out a large scale study.

Staff sacked for IS beheading prank

Campaign Series: The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they reportedly staged a beheading scene.

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Six bank staff have been sacked after filming themselves staging a mock Islamic State-style execution during a team-building day out.

'£2bn cut from children's funding'

Campaign Series: Funding to help support vulnerable children and young people has been cut, charities have warned

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Nearly £2 billion was cut from funding to help vulnerable children keep their lives on track in the last five years, according to leading charities.

Osborne 'to relax Sunday trading'

Campaign Series: Local councils will be allowed to decide if they want to extend opening hours on Sundays

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Shops could open for longer on Sundays under plans to be unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne, when he delivers his first all-Conservative Budget tomorrow.

Changing Rooms' Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen glad of 'gay tag'

Campaign Series: Changing Rooms' Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen glad of 'gay tag'

12:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The presenter has revealed what his wife thought of him when they first met.

New Dragons' Den stars are coy about their cash

Campaign Series: New Dragons' Den stars are coy about their cash

12:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The new trio of Dragons’ Den entrepreneurs are staying tight-lipped about how much they are worth. In interviews with the Radio Times Magazine, the new line-up – which features Touker Suleyman, Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins – refused to divulge any specifics on their personal fortunes. When asked how much he was worth, Touker, who […]

Happy anniversary Cheryl and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini! Here is their year together in pictures

Campaign Series: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's husband: Play my wife's music

12:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The couple, who married on July 7 2014, celebrate their one year anniversary today.

Annie Nightingale: Looks are still important for radio

Campaign Series: Annie Nightingale: Looks are still important for radio

12:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The BBC Radio 1 DJ said it’s still important to look good – even if she’s not on camera.

Holiday Britons 'overspend by £200'

Campaign Series: Many Britons say they get carried away when it comes to holiday spending

12:04am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Nearly two-thirds of holidaymakers admit to overspending while they are away, shelling out £220 more than planned on average, according to a Government-backed body.

Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels

Campaign Series: A report has highlighted that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is widespread

11:41pm Monday 6th July 2015

Alcohol use during pregnancy is "prevalent and socially pervasive" in the UK and Ireland, health experts have warned after carrying out a large scale study.

Charities face fundraising probe

Campaign Series: Four charities have been accused of taking money over the phone from people with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and memory problems

11:40pm Monday 6th July 2015

Four of the country's biggest charities are being investigated amid claims fundraisers contacted people on the Government's "opt-out" database.

Staff sacked for IS beheading prank

Campaign Series: The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they reportedly staged a beheading scene

11:40pm Monday 6th July 2015

Six bank staff have been sacked after filming themselves staging a mock Islamic State-style execution during a team-building day out.

Love Island: What did viewers think of the five new girls entering the villa?

Campaign Series: Love Island: What did viewers think of the five new girls entering the villa?

11:36pm Monday 6th July 2015

Jordan’s ex was in the house. It didn’t go well.

KP backs tourists to retain Ashes

Campaign Series: Kevin Pietersen played a part in four Ashes-winning teams

11:27pm Monday 6th July 2015

England's lack of a strike bowler could hinder their hopes of Ashes glory, according to former batsman Kevin Pietersen, who believes the only hope of emerging on top this summer is to take the attack to Australia.

X Factor audition doors reopen after two-day delay following the death of Simon Cowell's mum

Campaign Series: X Factor audition doors reopen after two-day delay following the death of Simon Cowell's mum

11:16pm Monday 6th July 2015

The Cowell family have asked the press to respect their privacy during this time of grief.

City sign Unal

Campaign Series: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, pictured, has a new player at his disposal in Turkish youngster Enes Unal

10:57pm Monday 6th July 2015

Manchester City have completed the transfer of highly-rated Turkey striker Enes Unal from Bursaspor for a reported fee of around £2million.

Hamilton focused on title defence

Campaign Series: Lewis Hamilton is keen to win the Formula One championship for a third time

10:12pm Monday 6th July 2015

Lewis Hamilton has his sights firmly fixed on becoming the first British driver to successfully defend his Formula One world championship after winning at Silverstone in Sunday's incident-fuelled race.

Man arrested over pile-up deaths

Campaign Series: West Midlands Ambulance Service said an off-duty nurse was the first person to treat the injured after the accident on the A5

9:07pm Monday 6th July 2015

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing the deaths of two women in a multi-vehicle crash.

Bentaleb signs new Spurs deal

Campaign Series: Nabil Bentaleb made 35 appearances last season

8:40pm Monday 6th July 2015

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new five-year contract, committing himself to the north London club until 2020.

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick 'split': 12 ways Twitter reacted

Campaign Series: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick 'split': 12 ways Twitter has reacted

9:27pm Monday 6th July 2015

Let’s face facts. Any man whose name doesn’t begun with “K” is unlikely to keep a Kardashian sister.

Sidebottom puts Yorkshire in charge

Campaign Series: Ryan Sidebottom rolled back the clock at Edgbaston on Monday

7:32pm Monday 6th July 2015

LV= County Championship leaders Yorkshire moved into a commanding position after bowling out Warwickshire for just 69 on day two of the Division One match at Edgbaston.

Activity 'cuts heart failure risks'

Campaign Series: Cutting down on alcohol consumption reduces the risk of heart failure, experts said

7:22pm Monday 6th July 2015

Being active, not smoking, keeping slim and drinking only moderate amounts of alcohol can halve the risk of heart failure in people over the age of 65, a study has found.

Murray masters Wimbledon ace king

Campaign Series: Andy Murray celebrates beating Ivo Karlovic on Centre Court

7:15pm Monday 6th July 2015

Andy Murray found his fourth-round win over Ivo Karlovic "stressful" but believes his tactics proved the difference as the Scot booked his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Fury set for Klitschko showdown

Campaign Series: Tyson Fury, pictured, is going toe-to-toe with Wladimir Klitschko

6:57pm Monday 6th July 2015

Unbeaten British boxer Tyson Fury will challenge WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in October.

Milner remains full of ambition

Campaign Series: England international James Milner has begun life as a Liverpool player

6:53pm Monday 6th July 2015

James Milner has revealed that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was a major factor in his move to Anfield where he hopes to win "a trophy cabinet full of medals".

Stoke in player abuse court case

Campaign Series: Former trainee George Blackstock was scouted by Stoke City when he was just short of 16

6:08pm Monday 6th July 2015

Premier League club Stoke City are embroiled in a landmark civil case with an ex-apprentice footballer who alleges he was subjected to physical abuse at the hands of a former player in the 1980s.

Lightning strike walker 'improving'

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

6:07pm Monday 6th July 2015

A walker seriously injured in a mountain top lightning strike, which killed two others, is showing signs of improvement, police have said.

Tunisia bodies released to families

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

6:03pm Monday 6th July 2015

The bodies of seven of the Tunisia beach massacre victims have been released to their families, after an inquest heard of the fatal wounds they suffered.

Hall says BBC has made 'right deal'

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

6:02pm Monday 6th July 2015

BBC director-general Tony Hall said committing the corporation to fully fund TV licences for over-75s was the "right deal" in "difficult circumstances".

FIFA bid inspection chief banned

Campaign Series: Harold Mayne-Nicholls has been banned from all football-related activity for seven years

5:49pm Monday 6th July 2015

The head of FIFA's inspection team for the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been banned from football for seven years after it was revealed he asked for favours from Qatar.

Taser death officers 'restricted'

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

5:23pm Monday 6th July 2015

Police officers have been put on restricted duties after an inquest jury ruled they were "more concerned with their own welfare" than a man who died after being Tasered by an officer.

Froome takes yellow amid chaos

Campaign Series: Chris Froome has assumed the yellow jersey in the Tour de France

5:14pm Monday 6th July 2015

There was near perfection for Team Sky amid the chaos of a colossal crash as Chris Froome took the Tour de France yellow jersey on Monday.

Venus salutes 'ultimate champion'

Campaign Series: Serena Williams, pictured left, dumped sister Venus out of Wimbledon on Monday

4:42pm Monday 6th July 2015

Venus Williams bowed to her "ultimate champion" sister Serena on 'Manic Monday' as Coco Vandeweghe came of grand-slam age and Caroline Wozniacki hit her customary brick wall at Wimbledon.

Djokovic battles back to level

Campaign Series: Novak Djokovic, pictured, battled back to level up his match against Kevin Anderson

4:27pm Monday 6th July 2015

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic's title defence was hanging in the balance after a major Monday night fright for the Serbian.

England name experienced squad

Campaign Series: England captain Charlotte Edwards is ready for her eighth Ashes series

4:25pm Monday 6th July 2015

England have named a 14-strong one-day international squad for the start of a multi-format Ashes series being described as the 'most eagerly anticipated in women's cricket history'.

Serena baffled by Kyrgios fan stunt

Campaign Series: Nick Kyrgios, pictured, has had fans covering their faces in edible spread to show their support

4:18pm Monday 6th July 2015

Serena Williams has called on tennis fans to justify coating faces in chocolate and various spreads in support of firebrand Australian star Nick Kyrgios.

Would-be father Rod in a tight spot

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

4:07pm Monday 6th July 2015

Penny Lancaster has revealed husband Rod Stewart ditched his trademark tight trousers on doctor's orders while the couple were trying for a baby.

On-the-run David Cameron leaves This Morning hosts in a stew

Campaign Series: On-the-run David Cameron leaves This Morning hosts in a stew

3:40pm Monday 6th July 2015

This Morning hosts Amanda Holden and Gok Wan were surprised to see Prime Minister David Cameron out for a run while they prepared a superfood salad on London’s South Bank.

Danczuk reveals abuse battle 'cost'

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

3:33pm Monday 6th July 2015

Labour MP Simon Danczuk has spoken of the personal cost of his battle to expose child sex abuse, saying it left him depressed and helped wreck his marriage.

Dover boss's plea over Calais chaos

Campaign Series: Lorries backed up on the M20 in Ashford, Kent

3:33pm Monday 6th July 2015

Bosses at the Port of Dover have appealed to the UK Government to stop "aggrieved militant Frenchmen" harming trade.

Kyrgios rejects shirking theory

Campaign Series: Nick Kyrgios, pictured, played a controversial match against Richard Gasquet

3:26pm Monday 6th July 2015

Australian showman Nick Kyrgios smashed away the claim that he stopped trying during a drama-packed defeat at Wimbledon.

Serena the 'ultimate champion'

Campaign Series: Serena Williams, left, met sister Venus at Wimbledon for the first time in six years

3:10pm Monday 6th July 2015

Venus Williams believes her "ultimate champion" sister Serena is on course to become the greatest player in the history of women's tennis.

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