It took the jury foreman seven-and-a-half minutes to deliver the verdicts. Serial sex attacker Joseph McCann was guilty of 37 charges.
Today’s row over the Chief Rabbi’s criticism of Jeremy Corbyn has also exposed the way battles are increasingly fought out over social media in this General Election.
Early results in Hong Kong’s district elections appear to show big gains for pro-democracy candidates. Turnout was huge with 70% of voters turning out, forming long queues outside polling stations. The elections are being seen as a referendum on the extent of public support for the protest movement which has rocked the territory since June.
Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez has agreed to meet opposition groups for peace talks later today – after weeks of violent political clashes which have left dozens of people dead. Supporters of the ousted president Evo Morales set up roadblocks around the capital La Paz demanding his return to power… effectively cutting the city off.
Since the election was called, hundreds of new web pages have sprung up calling on users to vote for one party or another.
In their manifesto, published yesterday, the Lib Dems said they will fund public spending without borrowing, using a cash boost from the UK remaining in the EU.
Almost a year after the Home Secretary decided to legalise medicinal cannabis, it’s still all-but-impossible to access on the NHS. The health watchdog has ruled that there either isn’t enough clinical trial data to support it or it’s not cost-effective to provide free of charge. We have been talking to the families who are desperate…
In Iraq, at least 18 people have been killed overnight in violent clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in Baghdad as anger escalates over government corruption and widespread unemployment. More than 100 people have lost their lives since the clashes began 6 days ago. The scale of the protests has shaken the Iraqi government,…
An Australian-British blogger and her boyfriend have returned home after three months in detention in Iran on suspicion of spying.
Police are investigating the death of a baby who was born at Britain’s largest women’s prison after an inmate reportedly gave birth alone at night.
Three police officers and an administrative worker have been stabbed to death at a police headquarters in central Paris. The attacker, who is reported to have worked with the victims, was shot dead by police.
It promised to be the greenest high speed railway of its kind in the world. But HS2 has been plagued with doubts, delays and overspend since its inception, and now leading wildlife organisations have come together to call for the government to rethink their high speed line, claiming it will destroy ancient woodland. They say…
For women suffering the debilitating side-effects of the menopause, it’s a life-changing treatment.
Police forces across the UK observed a minute’s silence this morning, a week after the death of PC Andrew Harper. The Thames Valley Police Constable died while responding to reports of a burglary. His family also paid tribute – and said the general public’s response to his death had helped them “keep faith in the…
Too many homeless children are growing up in dangerous converted shipping containers according to a new report.