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A man who claimed he was bankrupt and lived in a shed is jailed for drug and fraud offences after it was discovered he had a secret six-bedroom mansion.

David Wright was a big fan of The King and fashioned the shrub in his likeness at his Derbyshire home 20 years ago, his wife says.

Retailer Sports Direct is accused in a report by MPs of failing to treat its workers like human beings.

Water supplier Severn Trent is ordered to pay almost half a million pounds after repeatedly allowing sewage to leak into a brook.

Passengers complain of being "boiled alive" on buses - after heaters were switched on during the hottest day of the year.

A former MP defends council decision not to charge him rent on an office worth up to £9,000 a year.

A third man is charged with the murder of a 51-year-old man who was stabbed in his home and later collapsed and died outside.

Chesterfield apologise to fans after the winning entry in a competition to go on their pre-season tour of Hungary was faked.

Dozens of former child patients at a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s and 70s claim they were experimented on with a so-called truth serum.

The headlines from the political week are reviewed by BBC Sunday Politics East Midlands.

World, European and Commonwealth champion Adam Peaty gets all emotional at a surprise send-off for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Burton Albion captain John Mousinho says recruiting players with Championship experience will be key.

England twice beat hosts United States to top pool B on day one of the UL International Crown in Chicago.

Glamorgan win a thriller against Derbyshire, chasing down 196, for their first County Championship win in a year.

Burton Albion are working on re-signing teenage midfielder Hamza Choudhury from Leicester City, says boss Nigel Clough.


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UK economic activity in July fell at its fastest rate since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009, data compiled from business questionnaires shows.

The most-affordable - and the least-accessible - places for first-time buyers are revealed by the UK's largest mortgage lender, the Halifax.

Young families are leaving themselves in a financially fragile state, academics say, amid reports that people are losing the savings habit.

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is to stand trial over €404m payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie, an appeals court confirms.

Retailer Sports Direct is accused in a report by MPs of failing to treat its workers like human beings.

Chancellor Philip Hammond says he may 'reset' Britain's fiscal policy in the Autumn Statement if post-Brexit data indicates it is necessary.

The use of internet banking on a computer has fallen for the first time, as users switch to mobile apps, according to the banking industry.

French energy giant EDF is expected to make its long-awaited investment decision on a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset next week.

Mastercard offers up to £869m to buy Vocalink, the company that pays wages and operates the UK's ATMs.

Embattled CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes resigns after a number of female employees accused him of sexual harassment.

North Korea's economy shrinks at its sharpest pace in eight years after a fall global commodity prices, according to South Korea's central bank.

General Motors announced it would cut costs in Europe even as the US carmaker announced a second quarter profit that doubled a post-bankruptcy record.

E-commerce giant Amazon has entered the student loan business, teaming up with US bank Wells Fargo to offer lower interest rates to subscribers of its "Prime Student" services.

Wolves confirm a takeover by Chinese investors Fosun International, who are thought to have paid £45m for the Championship club.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley must been aware of ‘disgraceful’ conditions, say MPs

As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is close to being suspended, the BBC talks to the sister of Zaharie Shah, the plane's chief pilot.

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The game’s availability, after millions of downloads elsewhere, was a national event. McDonald’s is being featured as a special game location.

With a slowing domestic economy, rising costs and stiffer foreign competition, China’s laborers are losing jobs, including to the United States.

The Justice Department complaint alleges that the money was stolen from a Malaysian government investment fund that Prime Minister Najib Razak oversaw.

The ruling, which will most likely require Christine Lagarde to spend more time away from her duties, threatens to overshadow her second term at the fund’s helm.

Verizon has long been considered a front-runner to buy Yahoo’s core internet businesses. An announcement could come as early as next week.

The Draken Harald Harfagre made it from Norway to the Great Lakes, where it was told that it would have hire a pilot to continue through.

The billionaire investor is expanding the London office of his firm, Point72 Asset Management, even as other firms pare back.

The deal reflects the belief by Komatsu, a manufacturer of mining equipment, that the mining industry slump will ease over the long term.

Officials found lapses in anti-money laundering controls at DBS Bank, Standard Chartered and UBS as part of a global investigation into the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.

The eurozone is dealing with aftershocks of earlier crises, while coping with more recent threats like Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and a shaky banking system in Italy.

Mr. Geczy joins the private equity firm after stints at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, the Lloyds Banking Group and Citigroup.

With a charged cellphone in hand, a reporter joins San Francisco’s first large planned Pokémon Go event.

The Justice Department set few conditions for Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $106 billion proposed takeover of SABMiller, a merger of the world’s largest brewers.

A federal appeals panel ordered further proceedings in a case that could let relatives of terrorist victims collect proceeds from the property’s sale.

Praiano, Italy, on the Amalfi Coast, has transformed itself into an open-air museum, installing local art along streets and bolstering a sense of civic pride.

The co-designer Daan Roosegaarde considers the Smog Free Tower a first step in environmental awareness and significant in urban entrepreneurship.

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