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Helen Bailey fiance 'grinned at police' during questioning over disappearance

The fiance of children's author Helen Bailey "grinned" at police officers as they attempted to question him about her sudden disappearance, a court has heard.

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Hospital 'takes legal action to evict bed blocker after two years'

A man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he "unnecessarily" refused to leave for more than two years, it has been reported.

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Hospital wards 'left with dangerously low numbers of nurses'

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses and are using healthcare workers as "stand-ins", an investigation suggests.

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Queen hailed as 'trooper' after recovering from cold for WI visit

The Queen was praised for being "a trooper" after her recent bout of ill health, when she joined fellow Women's Institute members for a celebrity historian's talk.

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Pedestrian dies after fire engine overturns while responding to emergency call

A pedestrian has died after an on-duty fire engine overturned while responding to an emergency call in Hertfordshire.

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Briton who travelled to US to have sex with boys jailed for 13 years

A British man who travelled to America to have sex with young boys has been jailed for 13 years in the US after admitting taking child pornography into the country.

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Molly the dog awarded animal OBE for being disabled owner Lucy's 'ray of light'

A dog who was bought as a normal household pet has been awarded the animal equivalent of an OBE for outstanding devotion to her disabled owner.

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Extreme space weather could cause £32.5 billion blackout, researchers have found

Extreme space weather could knock out power grids on Earth and cost the USA more than 40 billion dollars (£32.5 billion) in a single day, researchers have said.

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Scotland enjoys 9C temperatures as South East freezes

Temperatures in Britain varied by more than 15 degrees on Wednesday morning, with the mercury passing 9C in Scotland and falling to minus 6.5 in south-east England.

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Missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague had account on swingers' site, mother reveals

The mother of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has said he had an account on a swingers' website and police confirmed this was part of the investigation into his disappearance.

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Helen Bailey murder trial adjourned as accused fiance taken ill

The fiance of children's author Helen Bailey has been unable to attend the trial where he is accused of her murder, due to illness.

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NHS left with £350,000 bill from Nigerian woman's premature twins

A Nigerian woman who flew to the UK to give birth to twins left the NHS with an unpaid bill of almost £350,000.

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Ex-RAF man jailed for sex abuse of boy scout at German military base

A former RAF corporal and scout master has been jailed at a court martial for three years for the sexual abuse of a boy scout more than 30 years ago in Germany.

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Queen attends church for second Sunday after missing festive services with cold

The Queen has attended church for the second Sunday this year after a heavy cold led to her missing festive services.

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Charles writes Ladybird book on climate change

The Prince of Wales has penned a Ladybird book on climate change, a co-author has revealed.

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Man dies after part of cliff collapses on to Suffolk beach

A man has been killed after part of a cliff collapsed on top of him.

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Flood-threatened residents return home after evacuation

Flood-threatened residents have returned to their homes after being evacuated over fears for their lives in the wake of the latest storm warnings.

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Evacuated residents return home after flooding threat passes

Residents evacuated over fears a tidal surge and strong winds would flood an Essex village have returned to their homes.

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Relief as east coast storm surge fails to wreak havoc

Flood-threatened residents have expressed relief on parts of Britain's east coast as a feared storm surge was not as bad as expected - but Essex is still bracing itself for the high tide.

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Extremists face jail over IS backing after undercover police sting

A pair of extremists with links to hate preacher Anjem Choudary are facing jail for their part in drumming up support for "vicious" Islamic State following a major undercover police operation.

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