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The pair will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court

Two admit care home neglect charge

Nicola Sturgeon topped the list

Nicola Sturgeon heads power list

Video screengrab of a drink driver who was caught on a dashboard-mounted camera by a member of the public (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Car drunk filmed in dash-cam crash

Lorries have been parked on the M20 during the industrial unrest in France

Food and water for Channel hauliers

CCTV image of 7/7 bombers Mohammed Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer and Germaine Lindsay on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the attacks

Bombers' families 'still in shock'

Pensioners stand in a queue outside a bank in Athens (AP)

UK 'prepares for worst' in Greece

Barristers and solicitors demonstrate outside Southwark Crown Court during a nationwide strike against government plans to cut legal aid fees

Lawyers threaten legal aid boycott

Britain was braced for the hottest day of the year so far

Temperatures hit nine-year high

A convoy of ambulances carrying the bodies of eight Britons shot dead in Tunisia arrive at Tunis military airport, ahead of an RAF flight back to the UK

Bodies of Tunisia dead return to UK

An artist's impression of Heathrow's planned third runway (Heathrow Airport/PA)

Debate rages on new Heathrow runway

Nicky Morgan will insist it is unacceptable for disadvantaged students to be pushed towards "easier" subjects

Morgan blasts school 'soft bigotry'

Couples with two children need to be bringing in at least £20,000 each to obtain basic goods and services, experts say

Low income homes 'still worse off'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called on people to do more to look out for each other

'Lonely funerals' shocking: Hunt

John Hayes says protecting those who are at risk of radicalisation "is a job for all of us"

Anti-radicalisation laws introduced

A graphic showing a land cover map of Leicestershire in 2012 ( University of Leicester/PA)

Developments 'devour countryside'

Baroness Newlove has called on agencies in the criminal justice system to create a "culture of empathy"

Victims 'must get more support'

The TUC said parents can take unpaid leave to help look after their children during the summer holidays

Parents can take unpaid leave

Lung cancer rates among UK women have risen by more than 20% over the past two decades, new figures show

Women's lung cancer rates up by 22%

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are to divorce after 10 years of marriage (Invision/AP)

Ben and Jen: Our marriage is over

Liam Broady, pictured, faces a tough match against world number 16 David Goffin

Wimbledon set to serve up a sizzler

The Protein World advert sparked hundreds of complaints

Beach body ad ruled inoffensive

Mobile users have previously been forced to pay for calls to 0800 numbers, despite them being labelled "freephone" numbers

Calls to 0800 and 0808 now free

A silver coin struck by the Royal Mint to commemorate the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (Royal Mint/PA)

Coin marks Charlotte's christening

Austerity policies have failed to protect the most disadvantaged children, the Children's Commissioners say

UK child poverty 'unacceptable'

The human eye is surprisingly good at detecting polarised light, something most commonly associated with animals such as bees and octopuses

Humans 'can see polarised light'

Police divers were called in to search for the man in the River Esk

Search for man missing in river

Ex-Blue Peter presenter John Noakes went missing from his home in Majorca

John Noakes found after search

Adam Afriyie warned that a failure to offer MPs competitive salaries risked making Parliament the preserve of the wealthy

Tory millionaire backs MP pay rise

Managing director and CEO of Sirius Minerals Chris Fraser (left) is congratulated by potash mine supporters

Potash mine plan approved for park

A police car parked in the grounds of Simmons Gate, a gated community in Esher, Surrey, where the bodies of Lisa Anthony, 47, and 14-year-old Ava Anthony were found at their home

Bodies linked to man dead in France

Striking workers invade the Eurotunnel train tracks in Calais

Channel Tunnel reopens after strike

A documentary about singer Amy Winehouse had its premiere in the West End

Friends honour Amy at film premiere

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are to divorce after 10 years of marriage (Invision/AP)

Ben and Jen: Our marriage is over

Amber Heard and Channing Tatum arriving at the Magic Mike XXL European premiere at Vue West End, Leicester Square, London

Tatum at premiere of Magic Mike XXL

John Lewis says the free click and collect service is "unsustainable"

John Lewis ends free collect orders

Harriet Green has been handed 4.1 million shares - the bottom end of the range to which she is entitled. (Thomas Cook/PA)

£5.7m bonus for ex-Thomas Cook boss

Partick Thistle launch their 2015/16 home kit with their mascot Kingsley and a number of young fans

'Cuddly' Kingsley makes his point

The Foreign Secretary said the presence of IS in Libya poses a threat to neighbouring countries

IS in Libya 'threatens neighbours'

Mario Testino was said to be Diana Princess of Wales's favourite photographer

Testino chosen for christening

The owner's dog chased a sheep off a cliff

Dog owner cautioned for sheep death

EE has continued to generate the most complaints among landline providers as a proportion of its customer base

EE tops customer complaints list

Tube passenger numbers have soared over the past decade and overcrowding is "rife", said the RMT

Union warning over Tube staff cuts

The Conservative Party will hold a primary to select its candidate for the 2016 London mayoral election to succeed Boris Johnson

Londoners to vote in Tory primary

The appeal hearing took place in the Family Division of the High Court in London in March

Daughter loses fight over £1m will

Abdulla Ahmed Ali must serve a minimum of 40 years

Would-be plane bomber loses case

The figures are better than had been predicted

GDP figures better than expected

Mobile phone users will pay the same price to make calls, send texts and use data across the EU from June 15, 2017

EU roaming charges to end in 2017

It was proposed that BBC3 should be an online only channel

Plans to move BBC3 online approved

Events in Greece are causing tremors in world markets

Stocks fall as Greek deadline looms

A terror attack will be simulated in the capital

Counter-terror drill in capital

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