A jury has heard how teenage girl scout Jodie Chesney was caught up in a dispute between drug dealers and was an “entirely blameless” victim.
Nearly half of all children permanently excluded from school in England have special educational needs and disabilities. That’s just one of the findings of a report by the National Audit Office. It warns that mainstream schools are becoming less inclusive because of squeezed budgets. It also says local authorities are increasingly relying on special schools…
As many as 1,700 flights have been cancelled today and tomorrow, as British Airway pilots stage a two-day strike over pay and conditions.
There’s been an exchange of fire on the border between Israel and Lebanon. The Israeli military fired into Southern Lebanon, after Hezbollah launched missiles at Israeli tanks.
With the prospect of challenges in the courts and the Commons next week, the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend parliament faced opposition on the streets today.
Shortages of food and medicine, port delays and a hard Irish border. That is what we should expect if we leave the EU with no deal according to a leaked cabinet document.
Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and waded in with batons to break up an anti-government protest in the capital, Harare – injuring several people and arresting scores more. The crowd gathered in defiance of a ban imposed by the authorities. The country’s main opposition leader accused the police of extreme brutality – and there’s growing concern…
The US Coast Guard has released footage of an astonishing raid on a submarine in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was filled with cocaine worth around £185 million.
The divisions in the Labour Party over how to handle allegations of anti-Semitism took centre stage again today after the deputy leader Tom Watson described the Party’s reaction to a BBC Panorama documentary as “deplorable”.
The baby son of a heavily pregnant woman who was killed at the weekend has died in hospital.
Whoever becomes the next Tory leader will face an immediate political test, with a by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire.
Conservative MPs have made their choice: the next prime minister will either be Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson.
Michael Gove is second only to Boris Johnson in the number of MPs publicly backing him for the Conservative leadership.
NHS data shows the number of GPs has actually dropped by 500 in the last year.
Campaigners delivered a 13,000-signature petition to Downing Street in protest at what they say is a real-terms cut in funding for children with special needs.