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Flare thrown out with household waste blew up in hands of recycling plant worker

A marine flare exploded in the hands of a recycling plant worker after it was discarded with household waste.

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Activist says Labour not showing respect over her inappropriate behaviour claim

A female Labour activist has accused the party of failing to show "respect, seriousness and transparency" in handling her complaint of inappropriate behaviour by a veteran MP, after it missed its self-imposed deadline for a decision.

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Appeal judges rule driver who caused crash that killed sister should be jailed

A van driver spared jail after causing a crash which killed his sister has been locked up after judges ruled his original sentence was "unduly lenient".

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Victim of paedophile hospital doctor Myles Bradbury 'left suicidal'

The mother of one of the victims of paedophile hospital doctor Myles Bradbury says her son has been left "suicidal" following the abuse.

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Busiest week of the year as Royal Mail workers sort Christmas post

Royal Mail staff are working to ensure millions of Christmas cards arrive on time in what is their busiest week of the year.

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Woman raped by Tory MP's aide, court told

A woman "felt like a hostage" when she was called a "bitch" and raped by a Conservative MP's chief of staff in his boss's office, a court has heard.

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Ex-football coach 'befriended young player before abusing him'

A former football coach befriended a young player at a match then went on to sexually abuse him, a trial has heard.

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Man died waiting for brain op as another patient was prioritised, inquest told

An "independent and active" grandfather died while awaiting a life-saving brain operation after another patient was prioritised ahead of him, an inquest has heard.

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Labour MP Clive Lewis cleared of groping woman

Labour MP Clive Lewis has been cleared of groping a woman, after the party's sexual harassment panel found insufficient evidence to proceed with a case against him.

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Put Westminster sexual harassment claims out of your minds, rape trial jury told

Jurors trying a Conservative MP's aide for the alleged rape of a woman have been told to put anything they may have heard about a culture of sexual harassment at Westminster out of their minds.

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No trace of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague as landfill search ends

The landfill search for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has concluded without finding any trace of him.

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Disgraced head 'left school in serious financial difficulty'

A school has been left in "serious financial difficulty" by the actions of a disgraced head teacher who used funds to build a "sex dungeon".

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Married doctor charged with sexual assaults on four women

A married doctor has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting four women.

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Disgraced publicict Max Clifford dies in hospital after being taken ill in jail

Disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died, the Ministry of Justice said.

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Study links negative emotions to living in a former industrial heartland

People living in areas that historically relied on coal-based industries are more likely to experience negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, a study has found.

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Death of anorexic teenager 'synonymous with ongoing national failings in NHS'

The father of an anorexic teenager has said her death was "synonymous with the ongoing national failings within the NHS" as he criticised an investigation into what went wrong in her care.

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Man who died at launderette was part of armed group

A man found dead at a launderette was part of an armed group, police have said.

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Ex-Tesco executive accused of misleading over profits will not give evidence

One of the former Tesco executives accused of misleading the market over the company's profits will not give evidence at his trial.

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Senior officer demands on-street liquids testing to stop acid attacks

A senior police officer has called for on-street testing of liquids to tackle acid attacks, as it emerged a litmus-style pilot has failed.

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Scout Association-linked Gilwell Oak named UK's tree of the year

An oak deeply rooted in the folklore of the Scouting movement has been crowned the UK's tree of the year.

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