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Emmerdale's Chris Bisson celebrated 40th birthday with daughter surprise

The Argus: Chris Bisson plays Jai Sharma in ITV Emmerdale

12:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

Emmerdale star Chris Bisson revealed how his partner gave him the best 40th birthday present - telling him they were going to have a daughter.

Agatha Christie killer formula spots whodunnit

The Argus: The killer will be introduced within the first half of the book, experts claim

12:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

It is the greatest mystery in fiction - but now experts claim to have revealed the secret to Agatha Christie and have come up with a formula of how to spot whodunnit.

Images show how murder suspect may look now

The Argus: Kevin Thomas Parle is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Lucy Hargreaves in Walton, Liverpool, in 2005 (Merseyside Police/PA)

12:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

Images of what a suspected killer may look like today have been released by police probing two murders in Liverpool.

Cyclist dies during Prudential RideLondon race

The Argus: Cyclists during the FreeCycle fun ride in Westminster, London, part of the Prudential RideLondon weekend.

12:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

A cyclist has died from a suspected heart attack while taking part in a "mass-participation" festival.

64% against building on green belt land, survey reports

The Argus: Support for maintaining the green belt was very high (83%) in semi-rural areas

12:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

Almost two-thirds of people think the green belt should not be built on, according to a survey conducted as protected land faces rising pressure from housing developments.

David Cameron 'unsure and inexperienced', Hillary Clinton told

The Argus: Prime Minister David Cameron talks with Hillary Clinton during a conference in London

12:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

A key confidant of US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told her David Cameron was "unsure, inexperienced, oblique and largely uncommitted" on foreign policy, it has been revealed.

Jeremy Corbyn's economic policy 'will keep Tories in for a decade'

The Argus: Shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has launched an attack on Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn's economic policies

12:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

Jeremy Corbyn's "starry-eyed hard-left" economic strategy would push up inflation and interest rates, undermine support for public services and deliver a decade or more of Conservative rule, shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has warned.

Remove illegals or face up to five years in jail, landlords told

The Argus: Migrants climb through a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais

12:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

New measures to enable private landlords to evict illegal immigrants without a court order have been announced, in the latest government effort to demonstrate a hard line amid concern about migrants breaching security at the Channel Tunnel.

Nation mourns entertainer Cilla Black, 72

The Argus: Cilla Black died at her home in the south of Spain

12:30am Monday 3rd August 2015

Britain is mourning the loss of much-loved entertainer Cilla Black after she died suddenly at her home in the south of Spain.

Kirstie Allsopp has a clear-out yard sale to aid cancer charity

The Argus: Kirstie Allsopp has a clear-out yard sale to aid cancer charity

12:11am Monday 3rd August 2015

A few lucky people got to rummage around in Kirsty’s old goods, and all for a good cause too.

Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn will star in a BBC animated adaptation of Ethel And Ernest

The Argus: Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn will star in a BBC animated adaptation of Ethel And Ernest

12:11am Monday 3rd August 2015

The film will be shown on the BBC next year.

Emmerdale's Chris Bisson: Baby daughter news 'was the best birthday present ever'

The Argus: Emmerdale's Chris Bisson: Baby daughter news 'was the best birthday present ever'

12:11am Monday 3rd August 2015

“You’ve got a little pink one.”

The Divine Comedy will receive the Oh Yeah Legend Award this autumn

The Argus: The Divine Comedy will receive the Oh Yeah Legend Award this autumn

12:11am Monday 3rd August 2015

The Divine Comedy achieved a Top 10 UK hit in 1998 with National Express.

Energy consumers to be able to switch suppliers in 24 hours

The Argus: Most energy consumers remain on standard variable rates despite better deals being available

12:11am Monday 3rd August 2015

Consumers will be able to switch energy supplier within 24 hours by 2018, under changes being introduced by the Government after a report found power companies were overcharging customers by £1.2 billion a year.

Insurance premium tax hike from 6% to 9.5% should be axed, AA claims

The Argus: The AA is concerned that increased insurance premium tax will lead to more uninsured drivers on the roads

12:05am Monday 3rd August 2015

Nearly nine in 10 motorists believe that a planned tax hike which will push up the cost of their policies is "unfair" and will encourage uninsured driving, according to research by the AA.

Financial advice review announced by Government

The Argus: The review aims to improve consumers' access to financial advice

12:05am Monday 3rd August 2015

A major review to improve consumers' access to financial advice has been announced by the Government.

16 things we came to terms with during the season finale of Humans

The Argus: 16 things we came to terms with during the season finale of Humans

11:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

The synths are all alive, but this is only just the beginning.

Chaos, war and terror behind the migrant rush to reach UK

The Argus: British troops in Basra after the 2003 invasion of Iraq

10:50pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Migrants fleeing some of the world's most deadly wars, bloody genocides and brutal dictatorships are attempting to reach the UK from Calais. Here the Press Association takes a look at the nightmares that many of them are desperately trying to escape.

Energy consumers to be able to switch suppliers in 24 hours

The Argus: Most energy consumers remain on standard variable rates despite better deals being available

10:19pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Consumers will be able to switch energy supplier within 24 hours by 2018, under changes being introduced by the Government after a report found power companies were overcharging customers by £1.2 billion a year.

Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment

The Argus: Bishop of Dover the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott says politicians and the press must not lose their humanity over immigration issues

7:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

A Church of England bishop has criticised David Cameron over his controversial description of migrants seeking to come to the UK as a "swarm".

Taxpayers foot hotel bill for asylum seekers

The Argus: Migrants climb over a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France

7:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

At least 100 asylum seekers - including some who have recently smuggled themselves into the UK from Calais - are being housed in hotels at the taxpayer's expense, it has been confirmed.

Move to end taxpayer support for failed asylum seekers

The Argus: Immigration minister James Brokenshire

7:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Rules could be changed to remove taxpayer support for more than 10,000 failed asylum seekers living in Britain with their families, a Home Office minister has said.

Respect matters to Wenger

The Argus: Arsene Wenger, left, suggested a lack of respect was behind his decision to snub Jose Mourinho

6:59pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Arsene Wenger suggested a lack of respect was behind his decision to snub Jose Mourinho after the Arsenal boss claimed a first victory over the Chelsea manager at the 14th attempt.

Lord Alan Sugar calls Katie Hopkins an 'idiot' for going 'too far' in Twitter remarks about Cilla Black's death

The Argus: Lord Alan Sugar calls Katie Hopkins an 'idiot' for going 'too far' in Twitter remarks about Cilla Black's death

6:46pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Lord Sugar told Katie this was ‘too far’ as she remarked about people posting messages to Cilla Black on Twitter.

McLean wins it for Dons

The Argus: Kenny McLean scored Aberdeen's late winner against Dundee United

6:02pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Kenny McLean scored his third goal of the season as Aberdeen began their Ladbrokes Premiership campaign with a 1-0 win over Dundee United.

Cilla Black: A life in pictures of the iconic showbiz legend who has died aged 72

The Argus: Cilla Black: A life in pictures of the iconic showbiz legend who has died aged 72

9:47pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

She left a lasting impression on the UK’s entertainment landscape.

Blind Date and Surprise! Surprise! fans take to Twitter to remember Cilla Black

The Argus: Blind Date and Surprise! Surprise! fans take to Twitter to remember Cilla Black

5:27pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

“Let’s go to our Graham for a quick recap.”

Gunners gain early upper hand

The Argus: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal earned Arsene Wenger his first victory over Jose Mourinho

5:23pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Arsene Wenger finally secured victory over Jose Mourinho as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal was enough to give Arsenal a 1-0 win against Chelsea in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

Under The Dome: Marg Helgenberger gets villainous kicks

The Argus: Under The Dome: Marg Helgenberger gets villainous kicks

5:07pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

The ex-CSI star said it has been refreshing to embrace her darker side on the sci-fi show.

Glory for Nadal in Hamburg

The Argus: Rafael Nadal, pictured, beat Fabio Fognini to win the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg.

4:46pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Rafael Nadal beat Fabio Fognini in straight sets to win his 47th clay-court title with victory in the beat-at-home Open final in Hamburg.

Di Venuto: Clarke will come good

The Argus: Australia captain Michael Clarke has been backed to rediscover his form with the bat

4:40pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Australia batting coach Michael di Venuto has backed under-fire captain Michael Clarke to rediscover his batting touch in the remaining two Ashes Tests.

Cilla Black: From record-breaking pop star to TV entertainment sensation

The Argus: Cilla Black: From record-breaking pop star to TV entertainment sensation

4:36pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Liverpudlian light entertainment legend has died at the age of 72 at her home in Spain.

Aphibarnrat victorious at Murcar

The Argus: Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat held his nerve to claim a first win on European soil on Sunday

3:54pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat held his nerve to win his second European Tour title of the year on Sunday, beating Robert Karlsson in a hard-fought final of the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay.

Woods slips out of contention

The Argus: Tiger Woods was not able to keep him his bid for glory in Virginia

3:24pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Tiger Woods saw his bid for a first PGA Tour title in two years fade away on the third day of the Quicken Loans National as Troy Merritt helped set the pace after carding a tournament-record 61 i n Gainesville, Virginia.

Hearts win on top-flight return

The Argus: Sam Nicholson's goal ensured Hearts began the season on a winning note

3:18pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Hearts celebrated their return to the Ladbrokes Premiership by coming out on the right side of a 4-3 scoreline against St Johnstone.

Campbell too good for Coyle

The Argus: Luke Campbell, left, underlined why he is one of Britain's most exciting boxers by stopping old friend Tommy Coyle

3:16pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Luke Campbell won the battle of the Hull lightweights with a 10th-round stoppage of the brave Tommy Coyle in an electrifying encounter at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Bell expects Ashes drama to go on

The Argus: Ian Bell made a timely return to form at Edgbaston

3:16pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

England batsman Ian Bell thinks the Ashes will "go right to the wire" and has acknowledged Australia are likely to be a stronger proposition for the fourth Test at Trent Bridge following their humbling at Edgbaston.

Dame Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black who has reportedly died aged 72

The Argus: Dame Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black who has reportedly died aged 72

9:47pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

A host of stars have expressed their sadness at Cilla’s reported death.

Cilla Black has reportedly died in Spain aged 72

The Argus: Cilla Black has reportedly died in Spain aged 72

2:26pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Reports say she was at her home in the south of Spain.

Drug possession 'should no longer be included in police performance measures'

The Argus: The number of cannabis possession offences recorded by police almost doubled between 2004/5 and 2011/12

1:51pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Drug possession should be removed from police performance measures, research claims.

Cilla Black dies at 72: Tributes pour in for ex-singer and TV star

The Argus: Cilla Black has died at her home in the south of Spain

1:49pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Friends of "national treasure" Cilla Black have spoken of their shock after the entertainer died suddenly at her home in the south of Spain.

United and PSG agree Di Maria fee

The Argus: Angel Di Maria's days at United look to be coming to an end

12:36pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Angel di Maria looks set to have a medical with Paris St Germain over the next 24 hours after Manchester United agreed to sell the midfielder to the French club for 63million euros.

Missing MH370: Wing part washed up on Reunion is from Boeing 777

The Argus: French police officers carrying part of the wing of a Boeing 777 washed up on Reunion island (AP)

12:14pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Part of an aircraft wing that washed up on a beach on the French island of Reunion earlier this week is from the same plane model as the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Vitamin D intake 'should be boosted with supplements'

The Argus: The lack of bright sunshine in the UK means Britons are not getting enough vitamin D, researchers say

12:14pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

The public should be boosting their vitamin D intake with supplements because of a lack of bright sunshine in the UK, government health experts have suggested.

Jericho the lion 'alive and well' in Zimbabwe

The Argus: Jericho the lion has not been killed by poachers, it has been confirmed

11:36am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Jericho the lion, who it had been claimed was shot dead yesterday by poachers at a park in Zimbabwe, is "alive and well", conservationists have confirmed.

Ennis-Hill demands doping action

The Argus: Jessica Ennis-Hill wants a thorough investigation into the Sunday Times report which appears to highlight widespread doping in athletics

11:13am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill called on athletics' world governing body and the World Anti-Doping Agency to address a report in the Sunday Times which appears to show cheating has taken place on a vast scale in the sport during the last decade.

Downpours hit Farne Islands puffin population

The Argus: Puffins on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast

8:55am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Puffin numbers on one of Britain's most important seabird colonies may be hit by the terrible summer weather, wildlife experts have warned.

Coe: IAAF will respond to report

The Argus: Lord Coe is running as an IAAF presidential candidate

7:00am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Lord Coe has backed the International Association of Athletics Federations to issue a "robust and detailed response" to a Sunday Times report alleging widespread doping in the sport.

Social worker report may as well have been in foreign language, says judge

The Argus: The judge said the meaning was obscured by the language used in the report

3:58am Sunday 2nd August 2015

A social worker's report on a woman who wanted to care for two children might as well have been "written in a foreign language", a family court judge has suggested.

Interest rates decision due amid split vote speculation

The Argus: Mark Carney said that a decision about a rise in interest rates would 'come into sharper relief around the turn of this year'

3:58am Sunday 2nd August 2015

The Bank of England will announce its latest interest rate decision this week amid speculation that there will be a split vote among officials for the first time this year.

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