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UK ECONOMY BACK AT PRE-CRISIS LEVEL
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

MOTHER ADMITS MIKAEEL KULAR KILLING
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January.

RBS REPORTS SURPRISE RISE IN PROFIT
Royal Bank of Scotland says it expects pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year but warns of 'bumps in the road ahead'.

WARNINGS ISSUED OVER TEEN DROWNINGS
Warnings are issued following a series of drownings involving young men and teenagers in lakes and quarries across England.

WELSH ATHLETE WILLIAMS SUSPENDED
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams is out of the Commonwealth Games after being charged with an anti-doping violation.

ONE-SHOT CANCER THERAPY GETS NHS NOD
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.

TULISA GUILTY OF FESTIVAL ASSAULT
Pop star Tulisa is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.

CHICKEN FACTORY HEALTH PROBE ORDERED
An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

SHIFT WORKERS 'FACE DIABETES RISK'
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.

'ALARMING' INCREASE IN SHAM WEDDINGS
Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.

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