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Two Tory councillors quit over royal wedding beggar controversy

Tuesday  16:15,   23 january 2018

Paul Brimacombe and Asghar Masheed resigned from the Conservative group at Windsor and Maidenhead Council.Windsor and Maidenhead Council has been beset by criticism since leader Simon Dudley suggested beggars should be cleared from Windsor before[...]

Police seek woman after mother suffers racial assault on Tube

Tuesday  14:25,   23 january 2018

The victim’s young children were left “visibly upset” by the incident, British Transport Police said.Officers released CCTV images and are looking to speak to the woman after the “aggressive and disgraceful” incident on an eastbound Central Line[...]

Hammond acknowledges impact of Brexit ‘uncertainty’

Tuesday  12:26,   23 january 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond says there is a ‘degree of uncertainty about our future direction and our future arrangements’ after Brexit.Uncertainty about the UK’s future direction after Brexit is having an impact on economic forecasts, Philip Hammond[...]

Temperatures set to rise across the UK after snow and floods

Monday  17:10,   22 january 2018

Temperatures could reach double figures by Tuesday but are expected to cool by the end of the week.A “major operation” is underway to clear up damage from torrential rain in south west England over the weekend – with forecasters predicting a drier[...]

Man admits stabbing girlfriend to death but denies murder

Monday  17:05,   22 january 2018

Joshua Stimpson was remanded in custody until the prosecution opens the case against him on Tuesday afternoon. © Microsoft ICE File: Joshua Stimpson with Molly McLaren Friends and family set up the Molly McLaren Foundation in the wake[...]

Sadiq Khan compares Donald Trump to Isis: 'The president is amplifying that message of hate'

Monday  11:38,   22 january 2018

The mayor of London says that Isis wants "Muslims to be the victims of Islamophobic attacks"."We are in danger of amplifying the narrative that Daesh/so-called Isis have about a 'clash of civilizations,' 'the West hates us,' by some of the [...]

My little girl was stabbed: Mother’s shock as ‘father held over daughter death’

Monday  09:51,   22 january 2018

Schoolgirl Mylee Billingham died in hospital.Mylee Billingham was named by police on Sunday as the schoolgirl who died in hospital after being found critically wounded in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday[...]

Police issue ‘travel with caution’ warning

Monday  05:56,   22 january 2018

Motorists are being warned that conditions may be hazardous.It is expected to be cold overnight into Monday with temperatures struggling to stay above[...]

Climbers airlifted to safety after night without shelter

Sunday  11:35,   21 january 2018

A rescue attempt failed on Friday owing to blizzard conditions. After spending the night exposed to the elements, the pair were spotted by an HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter and it was able to winch them to safety at around 8.30am on[...]

British Airways pilot suspected of being drunk arrested at Gatwick Airport

Sunday  04:30,   21 january 2018

The Gatwick to Mauritius flight was left at the gate while the pilot was held by police.Sussex Police said they received a call at 8.25pm on Thursday regarding "a member of airline staff suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol[...]

Fugitive trolls police over unflattering mugshot

Friday  17:15,   19 january 2018

Wayne Savage is wanted by police after failing to turn up to court and has been trolling them on Facebook.Wayne Savage is wanted by Avon and Somerset Police for allegedly breaching a court order and failing to appear in[...]

Essex police chief guilty of misconduct after throwing stress ball at colleague

Friday  16:30,   19 january 2018

Deputy Chief Constable Matthew Horne faces possible sanctions including management action, a written warning or final written warning. The first allegation was that he angrily swore at a colleague and leaned in with clenched fists, the second was[...]

Carillion collapsed with £2.6bn pension hole

Friday  15:30,   19 january 2018

Carillion, the bankrupt construction group, had financial liabilities worth about £5bn when it went bust this week, according to the most extreme calculation of its obligations to tens of thousands of pension scheme members.  Sky News can[...]

PM has seen ‘no plans’ for a bridge to France despite Boris Johnson’s suggestion

Friday  15:09,   19 january 2018

The Foreign Secretary’s proposal for a second link with France was a bridge too far for Britain’s shipping and haulage industries. Mr Johnson raised the prospect of a second crossing to link the UK to mainland Europe following a top-level summit[...]

Director Ridley Scott pays tribute to A Year In Provence author Peter Mayle

Friday  10:41,   19 january 2018

The writer died near his home in the south of France after a short illness aged 78.The film director, Mayle’s friend and neighbour, said his writing had depicted Anglo-French competitiveness[...]