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The Gym Group reported a 19.4% surge in members over the first half and now has 424,000 people on its books

Gym Group muscles in with rise in profit and revenue

The average UK property value is now £206,145, after climbing by 5.6% annually, Nationwide Building Society said

House price growth accelerates to new high in August, says Nationwide

Paul Flynn said the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority was an expensive flop

Replace MPs' expenses with allowance, Labour frontbencher says

Junior doctors are considering further strikes over Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's proposed new contract

Junior doctors propose further strikes in row over new contract

Sir Cliff Richard was never arrested or charged and the case was discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service on the grounds of insufficient evidence

Challenge to decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard in abuse case

A consultant analysing a mammogram, as research found that 2.5% of patients with breast cancer who had chemotherapy died within 30 days

Nineteen NHS trusts to review chemotherapy over high death rates

Jeremy Corbyn has the support of almost two thirds of those entitled to vote, a poll found

Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn in Labour leadership battle

Police are investigating whether the incident can be considered a hate crime

Dispersal order imposed amid probe into Harlow 'hate crime' murder

Theresa May has tasked her colleagues with setting out the opportunities that leaving the European Union will create in each of their portfolios

Theresa May to meet Cabinet ministers for Brexit discussions

A rise in prison violence has led to a fall in the number of frontline officers, says the Howard League for Penal Reform

Soaring prison violence 'causing drop in number of frontline officers'

Almost a third of nursery and school staff said they had heard a child label themselves fat

Children as young as three 'worry about being fat or ugly'

The Fabian Society called for austerity to be overhauled in order to cut inequality in the 2020s

Think-tank urges social security overhaul amid dire inequality predictions

Business confidence dropped in August but was up on the levels seen immediately after the Brexit vote, according to the Lloyds Bank index

Businesses show flicker of confidence after post-Brexit vote slump

A parliamentary report called for better employment protections for mothers

'Unacceptable level of discrimination' against pregnant women in workplace

The ASA concluded the ad was "irresponsible"

Captain Morgan rum ad banned for implying alcohol boosts confidence

Former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding who is suing the production company behind Splash! (Irwin Mitchell /PA)

Rav Wilding sues makers of Splash! after diving injury 'changed my life'

Police are investigating whether the incident can be considered a hate crime

Sixth arrest made as police probe death of Polish man in possible hate crime

A Downing Street spokesman said there was "no legal obligation" for Prime Minister Theresa May to consult Parliament before invoking Article 50

Parliament 'will have its say on Brexit process'

A man dressed like the Statue of Liberty attends a protest against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Hannover (AP)

No EU-US trade deal during Obama presidency, Francois Hollande says

Thomas Jackson died after being critically injured as he tried to save a fellow backpacker (YouCaring/PA)

Family in tribute to 'darling' son after Australia hostel knife attack hero dies

Southern Railway passengers have suffered delays and cancellations for months because of a dispute over changes to the role of conductors and staff shortages

Southern Railway to reinstate 119 daily train services on September 5

Chief executive Katrina Percy has stepped down (Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust/PA)

Embattled NHS trust boss quits role but will keep salary and benefits in new job

A 17-year-old was pulled from the water following a search multi-agency search operation

17-year-old critically ill after sea rescue operation

Paul Flynn said the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority was an expensive flop

Replace MPs' expenses with allowance, Labour frontbencher says

An Apple iPhone beside a tax return form as the tech giant faces a huge tax bill following an EU probe into its 'sweetheart deal' with the Irish Government

Apple boss Tim Cook says jobs and investment at risk over tax ruling

An irate woman who confronted Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine posts footage of encounter with agitated motorist while cycling home

DCI Martin MacLean, right, with Sadat Ahmed, the brother of Saima Ahmed, near to the location where her body was found

Five Met officers face misconduct probe over Saima Ahmed case

A police officer looks at a bank of screens showing the Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival police 'used as professional punch bags'

New badger culling schemes have been approved

Operations under way after Government approves new badger cull schemes

Scientists have developed a blood test they hope will predict the likelihood of Alzheimer's disease in people with mild memory problems

Blood test could predict Alzheimer's in people with mild memory problems

Christopher Halliwell is due to appear in court charged with the murder of Rebecca Godden-Edwards, also known as Becky (Wiltshire Police/PA)

Taxi driver Christopher Halliwell to face trial for Becky Godden murder

A total of 60,912 mortgages were approved for house purchase in July

Mortgage approvals at lowest level since January 2015

Police said 156 arrests were made on Sunday, while as of 8.45pm on Monday there had been 245 arrests

Notting Hill Carnival ends with 440 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend

The UK has rushed into championing vaping as a method to help give up smoking, a cardiologist said

Vaping could pose long-term danger to the heart, cardiologist warns

Youth unemployment rates have fallen from the peaks seen during the recession, experts said

Brexit could add to high youth jobless rates in UK cities, charity warns

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said the UK was the top destination in Europe for investment

UK 'the number one destination in Europe for investment'

Those illegally entering the UK have steadily increased

UK borders not secure, senior MP warns after 27,000 illegal entry arrests

The Jungle camp in Calais has become a source of resentment among the French

UK and France pledge to work together to resolve Calais migrant crisis

David Cameron increased the salary of some of his special advisers by as much as £18,000

David Cameron 'utterly shameless' over pay rises offered to special advisers

Jeremy Corbyn speaks during Labour's Digital Democracy manifesto launch at Newspeak House in east London

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to introduce 'bill of rights' for internet users

Chuka Umunna has written to the Prime Minister warning her that a failure to protect employment rights would amount to "a betrayal of British workers"

Failure to deliver on employment rights pledges after Brexit would be 'betrayal'

Gene Wilder has died aged 83

Willy Wonka actor Gene Wilder dies aged 83

Poldark star Aidan Turner (BBC/PA)

Aidan Turner hurt in freak sea accident while filming new Poldark series

Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who are due to start school in September

Mother's delight as conjoined twin daughters prepare to start school

Some areas are challenging London and the South East amid a boost in prosperity, research found

Every region better off than last year, research finds

Armed police on Harbour Road, Pagham, West Sussex, where they are in a stand-off with a 72-year-old man who is thought to have a gun

Siege continues into second night as armed police negotiate with 'gunman'

Academics estimate that over 50,000 deaths a year can be attributed to air pollution in the UK

Transport planners 'neglecting air quality in favour of road death prevention'

Gene Wilder played many memorable roles including that of Willy Wonka

'Comic genius' Gene Wilder, the face of candy man Willy Wonka, dies aged 83

Coffins are taken to hearses at the scene in Oakdene, Barconey, Ballyjamesduff in Cavan

Murder-suicide suspected after family of five found dead in house

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