The cost to local councils of so-called "paupers' funerals" has risen by almost 30% - with London spending the most on them.
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Jose Mourinho's treatment of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard shows how desperate he is to get them back to their best form, says ex-Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit.
Two men have climbed on to a roof of a building at Buckingham Palace to protest over fathers' rights.
Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Championship game between Bolton Wanderers and Brentford.
Police are searching for a man in a baseball cap and jeans who was filmed trying to set fire to Finsbury Park Mosque.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says there is "no issue" with Diego Costa after the striker was left on the bench at Tottenham.
A mosque that was targeted in a failed arson attempt was saved only because it was raining, its chairman believes.
An American Muslim was detained for 13 hours at Heathrow Airport before being allowed to enter the UK because she wears a headscarf, she says.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he is "not going anywhere", despite reports of potential coup plots against the Islington North MP by fellow Labour MPs.
Thousands of campaigners join a day of global marches to demand that world leaders tackle climate change.
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a body washed up on a river shore in east London.
England coach Eddie Jones must think carefully before "writing off" Chris Robshaw, says Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea.
A man is charged with murder following a fatal street brawl in south London.
British duo Owain Doull and Jon Dibben excell as Team Wiggins dominate the Revolution Series event in Glasgow.
British boxer James DeGale outpoints former champion Lucian Bute to retain his IBF super-middleweight title.
Saracens run in six tries to hammer Worcester Warriors in the London double header at Twickenham.
A seventh man is arrested as part of a murder investigation following a fatal street brawl in south London.
A man is hunted by police after he was spotted trying to set fire to Finsbury Park Mosque in north London.
A "dangerous" mental health patient who absconded from a north London clinic is found in Essex following a manhunt.