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The boy's mother wants him brought back from Afghanistan

Court battle over six-year-old boy missing in Afghanistan

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister David Cameron join other dignitaries outside St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney, where a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland took place

Battle of Jutland centenary events remember sacrifice of sailors

Mary and Peter Fry celebrate their family's Lotto Millionaire Raffle (PA/National Lottery)

'Luckiest' lottery family enjoys second £1m win

Sue Harrison with New York police officer Greg Holgerson, after the British woman saved the life of the 9/11 hero by performing a transatlantic stem cell donation (Anthony Nolan/PA)

'My hero' says New York policeman whose life saved by transatlantic donation

Russell Crowe speaks at the Global Slavery Index launch at the Shard in London

45 million people worldwide 'trapped in modern slavery'

Patrick Rock denies 20 charges of making an indecent photograph of a child

Ex-Cameron aide downloaded images of girls as young as 10

Elliott Johnson took his own life after alleged bullying

Young Tory activist took own life 'after victimisation campaign'

Austin Reed is to close 120 stores, resulting in the loss of approximately 1,000 jobs, administrators have said

120 Austin Reed stores to close with loss of 1,000 jobs

Ronnie Wood became a father again on May 30

Twin daughters for Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood days before 69th birthday

Paul Sutton, chief executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, has left 'to pursue other interests'

£225k ambulance chief leaves after scandal over patient response delays

Jess Phillips has spoken out after the abuse she has received on Twitter

MP hits out after Twitter trolls send her hundreds of 'rape' messages

The last day of spring brought mixed weather conditions

Ice creams and rain coats as spring bows out with mixed weather conditions

Around 1,000 NHS workers have been hurt caring for obese patients

1,000 NHS workers injured while caring for obese patients

Emily Gardner died in the Brixham Harbour accident while on holiday with a friend's family in May last year (PA/Devon and Cornwall Police)

Teenager speedboat death inquest set to resume

Paul Thornley, Noma Dumezweni and Jamie Parker, who will play Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Harry Potter in the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child stage play

Actors to play Harry Potter's wife and son in The Cursed Child revealed

Gary Barlow surprised shoppers at Bristol's Cabot Circus shopping centre (Picture: Gavyn Emery)

Gary Barlow stuns shoppers with impromptu piano performance

Joanna Lumley appears on the concourse at Heathrow's Terminal 5 to mark the airport's 70th anniversary

Joanna Lumley launches Heathrow 70th anniversary tribute

Volkswagen posted a 19.3% drop in pre-tax profits to £2.4bn for the three months to the end of March

Volkswagen profits tumble as emissions scandal takes toll

The cameras cover a range from a quarter of a mile on Tower Bridge to 99 miles on the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness

Average speed cameras on 50 stretches of UK highways

Muhaydin Mire is accused of a knife attack at a London Tube station

Man to go on trial accused of Tube station knife attack

The inquiry is handling claims of historic abuse in institutions

Historic abuse inquiry to examine claims about Kincora Boys' Home

Mobo Awards founder Kanya King

Mobo Awards to celebrate 21st birthday in Glasgow

GlaxoSmithKline will provide Strimvelis, the first ex-vivo stem cell gene therapy to treat patients with ADA-SCID

GlaxoSmithKline to provide unique child gene therapy

People who have their lower limbs put into plaster casts are at a significantly higher risk of developing a venous thromboembolism

Audit raises concern over blood clot risk assessment numbers

Val McDermid said she would not follow Leave campaigners Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove 'out of a burning building'

Writer Val McDermid warns Brexit could lead to second Scottish referendum

Stephen Hawking says the UK needs to be part of a larger group of nations

Staying in EU will protect scientific research, says Stephen Hawking

Jon Snow has not been impressed by the tactics of either side in the EU referendum campaign

Broadcaster Jon Snow condemns 'abusive and boring' EU referendum campaign

Leave campaigner Chris Grayling says Brussels will "start to set the rules for the NHS" in Britain remains in the EU

Brussels reforms will dictate NHS rules, Chris Grayling warns

Up to half a million refugees and their relatives could move to Britain after 2020, a report claims

Refuse asylum to 'economic migrant' Albanians, urges Grayling

Chris Grayling said that senior pro-Brexit campaigners were merely 'setting out options' over how savings could be spent

Pro-Brexit ministers 'cannot make savings spending promises'

Murdered British expat Patricia Wilson, right, with her mother Jean (Slater and Gordon/PA)

Gardener convicted of murdering expat lover in France

National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidance states all children with diabetes should have their blood sugar levels checked

Three-quarters of older children with diabetes not getting key checks - report

Youngsters who go to A&E with medical illnesses are supposed to have their vital signs recorded in their notes within 15 minutes

A&E essential checks on child patients 'not always recorded'

Winterbourne View residential hospital

Winterbourne View scandal families urge PM to shut 'outdated care units'

Competitors take part in the annual unofficial cheese rolling at Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire

Cheese chaser a champion again - but he still has no taste for Double Gloucester

Police arrested five people after disorder marred the end of the Luton Carnival

Four stabbed in clashes at end of Luton Carnival

Researchers said chemicals found in many plastics like reusable drinks bottles may be disrupting hormones that stimulate the growth of dental enamel

Chemicals found in drinks bottles and food containers 'weaken children's teeth'

The Duke of Edinburgh has been advised by his doctor not to take part in the Battle of Jutland commemorations on Orkney this week

Duke of Edinburgh to miss Battle of Jutland commemorations after doctor's advice

Both the pilot and a passenger were killed, West Mercia Police said

Two killed after light aircraft crashes in field

HMS Bulwark was deployed to the Mediterranean last May

Unpoliced UK coastline being targeted by people smugglers, warns union chief

Murdered British expat Patricia Wilson, right, with her mother Jean (Slater and Gordon/PA Wire)

Gardener convicted of murdering expat lover in France

One Direction star Niall Horan surprised young cancer sufferers with a surprise visit (Cancer Research UK/PA)

Niall Horan meets young cancer sufferers in bowling alley visit

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive has not been commissioned for a third series

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive axed by ITV

Scientists say they are closer to understanding the role of a gene linked to breast and ovarian cancer

Scientists make progress over gene linked to breast and ovarian cancer

The revamped Top Gear with Chris Evans failed to reached the viewing figures achieved by the last series with Jeremy Clarkson

Revamped Top Gear fails to hit viewing numbers of last series

Sadiq Khan and David Cameron shared a platform to back the bid to keep the UK in the European Union

David Cameron praises Sadiq Khan after London mayoral victory

Robert Hiscox in his White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough, Wiltshire

David Cameron's EU campaign 'corrupt', says insurer Hiscox's former chairman

A search and rescue helicopter was deployed

British pair remanded after 18 Albanians rescued in English Channel

Two men have been stabbed during a fight outside a nightclub in Manchester

Police probe starts as two men stabbed outside nightclub

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