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Helicopter-maker AgustaWestland has been awarded two Ministry of Defence contracts worth £760 million which will secure more than 1,000 jobs in the UK.

Four arrested on suspicion of trafficking hundreds of women from EU into UK to work as prostitutes

Four men were arrested today on suspicion of trafficking hundreds of women from Hungary and other European Union countries into Britain to work as prostitutes.

Simon Calder's Q&A: Manchester airport buys Stansted

Why does Manchester want another airport – surely it’s already got one?

The English Defence League has seen its support splinter

Far-right vacuum could trigger 'lone-wolf' attacks

Warning about potential for a 'British Breivik'

Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: Travel from Chile to the UK

Every day our travel guru answers your travel questions

Former Labour MP Margaret Moran escapes jail and criminal conviction despite fiddling £53,000 of expenses from taxpayer

Ms Moran, 57, who is currently suffering from depression, represented Luton for 13 years

Stranded motorists on the A169 high up on the North York Moors near Goathland, North Yorkshire as snow fell across the UK

South's first snowfall brings transport to a standstill

Passenger fury as just two centimetres cancels flights at Stansted and Luton

Margaret Moran is to face 21 expenses charges

Promising career sunk by greed: rise and fall of Margaret Moran

Former MP who fiddled £53,000 in expenses judged unfit to stand trial

How scandal dogged Margaret Moran's career

The scandal that has dogged Margaret Moran's political career has left her a shadow of her former self.

Margaret Moran is to face 21 expenses charges

Former MP Margaret Moran fiddled £53,000 expenses, jury rules

A former Labour MP fiddled her expenses claims to receive more than £53,000, a jury has ruled.

What the Sunday Papers Said

The Independent on Sunday: Rising costs put Thameslink trains deal at risk

Gabriel Byrne stars as Tom Dawkins in 'Secret State'

IoS TV review: Secret State, Channel 4, Wednesday
Some Girls, BBC3, Tuesday
Heston's Fantastical Food, Channel 4, Tuesday

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Margaret Moran is to face 21 expenses charges

Ex-MP Margaret Moran 'made £60,000 in false expenses claims and used elderly couple's address on fake invoice'

The former Labour MP Margaret Moran claimed nearly her full year’s allowance in a single false claim and even submitted expenses for an address that in fact belonged to an elderly couple, a jury has heard.

Heathrow airport expansion backed in poll

UK holidaymakers and global tourist chiefs believe expanding Heathrow is the best way of solving Britain's airport capacity problems, according to a survey.

Woman murdered husband with scissors in row over tidying up

A four-times-married woman murdered her latest husband with a pair of dress-making scissors after he refused to help her tidy up, a court heard.

Brutal: Thamesmead in south-east London, built in the late 1960s

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Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

Greece referendum

Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

7/7 bombings anniversary

Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
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Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has ever created
No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

Fashion apps

Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

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The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate