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Prosecutors consider Poppi death ruling

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:34:43 GMT

A coroner ruled the girl's father, who denies wrongdoing, sexually assaulted her before her death.

Black police leader says some forces 'still institutionally racist'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:17:49 GMT

The comments come as figures show just 1.5% of police officers are women from BME backgrounds.

Lumiere London: Festival of light returns to London

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:21:23 GMT

Installations will spring up in Piccadilly, King's Cross and Trafalgar Square from 18-21 January.

Nottingham station fire: Sprinklers 'could have stopped' blaze

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:15:48 GMT

Sprinklers could have prevented the Nottingham station fire spreading, the incident commander says.

Tory MP Ben Bradley 'sorry' for blog post about jobless

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:13:43 GMT

In 2012 Ben Bradley's blog post criticised what he called a "vast sea of unemployed wasters".

Maserati police crash man pleads guilty

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:16:26 GMT

Two Met Police officers were "critically injured" in the smash in Neasden.

Two jailed for murdering homeless man with meat cleaver

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:46:19 GMT

The 21-year-old homeless man from Romania died from blunt force trauma to the head and body.

Leeds walker rescued after two-day Scafell Pike ordeal

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:13:07 GMT

The man is rescued from England's highest mountain Scafell Pike after walking around to keep warm.

University of Bath vice-chancellor voted out in pay row

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:54:37 GMT

Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell, who earns £468,000, is the highest paid university vice-chancellor in the UK.

Sinead Wooding: Husband Akshar Ali guilty of murder

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:58:03 GMT

Sinead Wooding was beaten with a hammer and stabbed before being dumped and set on fire in a wood.

Maids Moreton deaths: Three arrests in murder investigation

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:22:14 GMT

Police are treating the deaths of Peter Farquhar and Ann Moore-Martin in Maids Moreton as suspicious.

Ealing Council paves way to ban anti-abortion protesters

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:17:00 GMT

Council cabinet members vote in favour of banning protesters from gathering outside a Marie Stopes clinic.

Shahida Shahid: Burger allergy death was 'misadventure'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:58:49 GMT

Shahida Shahid, 18, suffered an allergic reaction to a chicken burger and died three days later.

Three jailed for Northampton McDonald's ammonia attack

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:00:35 GMT

Four people, including two police officers, were hurt when ammonia was thrown into a large crowd.

Southern rail 'worst train service' finds Which? survey

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:33:39 GMT

The consumer group Which? found only 28% of Southern customers were satisfied with the service.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals trust 'improved' say watchdog

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:18:29 GMT

A health watchdog visit to two hospitals in special measures says more work is needed.

Stonar School music teacher 'boasted about sex toys'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:43:46 GMT

Guy Rogers, 44, who taught music lessons at Stonar School in Melksham, asked pupils to feel his muscles.

Measles outbreak in five English regions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:53:30 GMT

Numbers of cases have been increasing since late 2017 and are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe.

Army bids farewell to Lynx helicopter with flypast tour

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:36:01 GMT

The farewell flypast was organised to mark the helicopter's 40 years of service.

Leeds veteran Simon Brown appeals over lost glass eyes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:27:44 GMT

Simon Brown left his eye collection on a train and needs the public's help to find it.

Walsall couple move house as toy bus collection grows

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:39:13 GMT

A couple have moved house four times to make room for a growing collection.

Ipswich gets 'dockless' Urbo bikes for sharing

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:47:45 GMT

The first 100 bikes that operate without a docking station are set to arrive in Ipswich in March.

'Photogratherapy' relieves Kent woman's anxiety

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:08:26 GMT

Melissa Bird Ednie says her anxiety and depression completely disappear when she takes photos.

Mum hopes images of Dagenham teen will help stop knife crime

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:40:04 GMT

Tyler Dawson almost died four times after being stabbed.

What does NHS compensation pay for?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:13:57 GMT

The Hord family were given an £8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for?

HGV driver ploughed on to wrong side of M62 after falling asleep

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:49:21 GMT

A lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel before driving nearly a mile the wrong way along a busy motorway "in a trance-like state", a court heard.

Tributes pour in after death of former West Brom star Cyrille Regis

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:35:05 GMT

Former West Brom and England forward Cyrille Regis dies at the age of 59.

'Whale dung stone' found on Ilfracombe beach

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:41:48 GMT

Jack Tipper found what he believes is ambergris while walking on a beach in Devon.

'Thomas Hardy' Wool Bridge collapses into River Frome

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:59:42 GMT

It featured in one of his books and was considered the best preserved Elizabethan bridge in Dorset.

Daily grind

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:02:15 GMT

Those navigating road and rail share tales of jack-knifed lorries, crammed trains and tired eyes.

'Why hurt your daughter?'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:29:34 GMT

Paul Worthington declined to answer question after question at his daughter's inquest.

England's Big Picture: 15 - 21 January

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:22:50 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Station blaze

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:54:33 GMT

It is not yet clear what fire safety measures were in place at the recently-modernised station.

Soldiers to schools

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:08:05 GMT

How far does Carillion's influence reach?

Trouble brewing

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:47:30 GMT

Women say they are being groped at events, abused on social media and belittled in their jobs.

Safety fears

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:26:24 GMT

And 15% also say the state of their property is making them ill, a poll for Shelter suggests.


Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:56:20 GMT

The government has proposed new measures to tackle fly-tipping. Is it a growing problem?

Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:00:48 GMT

Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to score a goal awarded by a video referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood.

Anthony Joshua laughs off Joseph Parker's 'king of steroids' claim

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:19:30 GMT

Anthony Joshua laughs off claims of drug use after Joseph Parker dubbed him the "king of steroids".

Australian Open 2018: Johanna Konta beats Madison Brengle to reach second round

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:12:54 GMT

Britain's Johanna Konta makes swift progress into the second round of the Australian Open with victory over American Madison Brengle.

Masters: Shaun Murphy motivated by more 'Triple Crown' success

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:10:21 GMT

Shaun Murphy says trying to emulate snooker's greats by winning multiple Triple Crown events keeps him motivated.