• 15 Nov 2018

    She was described as a wife ‘eaten up with jealousy’  by the Judge who convicted her of murder. Eight years ago, Sally Challen took a hammer to her husband Richard and beat him to death, before trying to end her own life. She’s serving an 18-year sentence. Now she has won the leave to appeal against her…

  • 2 Nov 2018

    Ms Crouch quit the government over a delay in the introduction of a cut in the maximum stake that can be made using fixed-odds betting terminals. There are reports that some Conservative MPs could now rebel over the issue.

  • 27 Oct 2018

    A synagogue in Pittsburgh on a Saturday morning, reportedly holding a baby-naming ceremony is the latest scene of a multiple shooting in America. According to local police, there are multiple casualties and the suspect – identified as Robert Bowers – has been arrested.

  • 25 Oct 2018

    20 year-old Ed Farmer was a fresher at Newcastle University when he took part in an initiation event for the Agricultural Society.

  • 21 Oct 2018

    They are services for desperate people, services that save lives. Yet despite the Prime Minister’s pledge to end austerity, cuts in local authority funding mean places like residential rehabilitation centres can’t stay financially viable.

  • 15 Oct 2018

    Fracking for shale gas has started for the first time since 2011. The energy firm Cuadrilla started the process at a site in Lancashire despite attempts by protesters to blockade the site. Police were forced to close roads leading to the site after a handful of campaigners tied themselves to tyres and blocked the main entrance. Cuadrilla says it plans to…

  • 14 Oct 2018

    Black people are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs, that’s despite the fact that white people are far more likely to use illegal substances. According to one of the most comprehensive data anlysis in the last twenty years researchers from the London School of Economics found that more black people…

  • 13 Oct 2018

    Almost three quarters of NHS Trusts are failing to provide specialist nurses for patients with incurable breast cancer, according to research from the Breast Cancer Care charity. Patients say having a specialist nurse to support them is the single most important thing they want, the charity claims. The Department of Health says it is “committed…

  • 2 Oct 2018

    A group of parents have been at the High Court today, in an attempt to challenge what they call cuts in services for their children with disabilities.

  • 23 Sep 2018

    The Tanzania ferry disaster is now thought to have claimed more than two hundred lives. But one man, the ship’s engineer, miraculously managed to survive for two days after sealing himself inside an airpocket in the overturned hull. He’s recovering in hospital. Anja Popp reports.

  • 17 Sep 2018

    Former soldier Tobias Ellwood told the inquest he’d rushed to give CPR to PC Keith Palmer, telling a doctor who arrived at the scene “you’re going to have to order me to stop”.

  • 14 Sep 2018

    A terrorist brandishing two foot-long knives stabbed a police officer in an “animated and frenzied” attack inside the Palace of Westminster, yet armed officers were “nowhere to be seen”, an inquest has heard. Witnesses described horrific scenes as PC Keith Palmer was attacked by Khalid Masood, before he was brought down by a plainclothes officer who shot…

  • 12 Sep 2018

    Fifteen million pounds in cuts to public services, from youth services to gritting the roads. Amid noisy protests outside, councillors in Somerset have voted to slash spending over the next two years, declaring the authority had “a duty to live within our means”. Councillors blamed cuts in government funding and warned if they didn’t make the sweeping cuts…

  • 10 Sep 2018

    Last year’s Westminster Bridge terror attack was described as “82 seconds of high and terrible drama” as the inquest opened today. The families of the four people and a police officer who were killed during the March rampage read out tributes to their loved ones. Their killer, Khalid Masood, was shot dead by armed police…

  • 28 Aug 2018

    Of all the suggestions put forward to curb the current spate of violence engulfing London and other cities there’s none as guaranteed to divide opinion as increasing police powers to stop and search.