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Police in Quebec say a fire at a seniors' residence in Quebec has left eight dead and 24 missing.

Goal costs Ladbrokes

Sergio Aguero's goal in the 94th minute of the last game of the football season clinched the title for Manchester City – and cost Ladbrokes £3m in payouts.

11:57 - Gold for Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in the rowing women’s pairs final

Britain celebrates as rowers and cycling champion race into gold-medal history

Five days of patient, and not so patient, waiting came to an end yesterday as Britain was rewarded with its first gold medal, promptly followed by another to quieten the critics.

Machete hero had just become a British citizen

A hero who wrestled a man armed with a machete to the ground after he broke into a church hall and attacked a group of women's barbershop singers had become a British citizen only hours earlier.

The 10 Best children's activity books

Keep boredom at bay on long journeys or dull afternoons this summer with pages and pages of interactive entertainment

Financial Times' Lionel Barber to face more questions

Six months after appearing at the Leveson Inquiry, Lionel Barber, editor of the “Financial Times”, is due to be questioned at a very different hearing this afternoon when he will publicly defend his actions at an employment tribunal.

If This Is Home By Stuart Evers

Fear, loathing and lies in Las Vegas

Fake Olympic flags seized at Heathrow airport

Thousands of fake Olympic flags have been seized at Heathrow airport.

Britvic sales hit by rain and recall

A wet-weather sales plunge has piled on the pain at Britvic, the soft drinks firm which is already reeling under a £25m bill to recall childrens' drink Fruit Shoot.

Sports brands 'don't boost performance'

Many sports drinks, protein shakes and expensive trainers that are claimed to boost performance do no such thing, an investigation has found. Scientists who examined the claims made for some of sport's leading brands found "a striking lack of evidence" to support them.

Relief Healthcare fined for selling unapproved beds

A company has been fined more than £10,000 for selling unapproved beds to vulnerable elderly people, a regulator has said.

Ethical loan deal helps 26,000 new businesses

An ethical, micro-loan scheme which allows people to lend directly to potential entrepreneurs in developing countries has broken through the £1m barrier.

Market Report: US profit warning fallout hits Aggreko

Woe on Wall Street was causing sorrow in the Square Mile yesterday. In the wake of a number of profit warnings from the US, where the latest results season has just begun, Aggreko was one of the stocks to be hit on the read-across.

The 10 Best summer nail polishes

Technicolor talons in rainbow hues and pretty pastels will brighten your day even when the sun isn’t shining

Debenhams woos Germans

Debenhams has launched its first foreign language website in Europe's biggest economy, Germany, to capitalise on the "Britishness" of its brand ahead of the Olympics.

Diamond Street: The Hidden World of Hatton Garden, By Rachel Lichtenstein

This slice of London history reveals a parallel culture of Jewish and Italian local enterprise

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On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
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From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific
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Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

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Fifa President Sepp Blatter warns his opponents: 'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter issues defiant warning to opponents
Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report

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Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report
LSD: Speaking to volunteer users of the drug as trials get underway to see if it cures depression and addiction

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German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

Saving Private Brandt

A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral