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Is my train running today? First Great Western strike and improvement works threaten journeys over Bank holiday weekend
A strike by First Great Western staff could lead to disruption and cancellation of train services over the Bank Holiday weekend.
(Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:48:24 +0100)

Paris train attack: Theresa May joins European Ministers at security summit after foiled railway plot
The Home Secretary Theresa May is in Paris to attend a security summit in light of the foiled gun attack on a French train.
(Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:30:37 +0100)

Postscript: Manchester Dogs' Home a year on from the fire that killed 58 of its residents
If there was any doubt the UK is a nation of dog lovers, that was resolved last September after a fire broke out at Manchester Dogs’ Home.
(Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +0100)

Migrant crisis: Yvette Cooper to put forward 'humane' asylum policy to counter Government's 'dishonest' immigration targets
Yvette Cooper will next week propose a new “humane” asylum policy as she accuses the Government of turning away refugees from Britain because of its widely-criticised immigration target.
(Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:10:00 +0100)

Hanworth Park shooting: Four arrested after girl, three, hit by air rifle pellet
Police officers have arrested three teenagers and a man after a three-year-old girl was shot with an air rifle while playing in the park.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:28:47 +0100)

Teresa Gorman dead: Outspoken and colourful Tory MP dies aged 83
Teresa Gorman, a prominent and colourful Eurosceptic Conservative MP who later endorsed Ukip, has died at the age of 83.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:55:29 +0100)

From fixing Jacuzzis to watering plants: Inside the lucrative industry that helps Premier League footballers spend their fortunes
It is well documented that when the Italian striker Mario Balotelli moved to Manchester City in 2010, the club struggled to control his off-field antics. Desperate for him to settle down, they moved him from his first home in the city’s bustling Deansgate to the tiny Cheshire village of Mottram St Andrew.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:47:18 +0100)

Chelsea pensioner jailed for twelve months for sexually assaulting young woman
A Chelsea  pensioner has been jailed for 12 months for sexually assaulting a young woman in his room. Patrick Teegan, 72, was convicted at Isleworth Crown Court last month of assaulting the woman, in her 20s, in May last year.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:26:24 +0100)

Lake District farmers team up with designers to turn Herdwick sheep into a fashion brand
They have been roaming the fells of Lakeland for 1,000 years. But the public image of Cumbria’s humble Herdwick sheep is now getting a makeover in an attempt to transform the breed into a lucrative international brand.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:18:10 +0100)

Jeremy Corbyn wants to run Labour – his brother Piers wants the BBC weather contract
Yes, it was fun. We laughed at those “barbecue summer” and “hurricane, what hurricane?” gags. But it was time to seek amusement elsewhere.  And so, after just 93 years together, the BBC has parted ways with the Met Office, rejecting its bid for the next five-year contract to supply TV, radio and website weather bulletins, and started seeing other forecasters.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:09:40 +0100)

Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp could face corporate charges as CPS receives evidence
The prospect of Rupert Murdoch and other senior executives facing corporate criminal charges over News Corporation’s role in phone hacking have increased after a “full file of evidence” from a three-year Scotland Yard investigation was passed to prosecutors.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:54:32 +0100)

Schoolgirl, 12, killed herself after struggling to cope with mother's death
A 12-year-old girl killed herself after struggling to cope with her mother’s death from breast cancer, an inquest has heard.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:10:04 +0100)

Werewolf conference will see academics shine a light on folkloric shapeshifters
It was not the kind of announcement that one normally expects from a British university.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:36:01 +0100)

IRA: Is the terrorist group still active? Or just a useful alibi for Unionist politicians?
On 14 August 1995 the Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams uttered a phrase that has come back to haunt him and his party many times. “They haven’t gone away, y’know,” he said in response to a man at a Belfast rally who called out: “Bring back the IRA.”
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:17:07 +0100)

Vice News journalists detained: Turkish police hold two British staff for reporting from majority Kurdish area 'without government accreditation'
Turkish anti-terrorist police officers have detained two British journalists and a Turkish translator for allegedly reporting from the country's majority Kurdish south-east without government accreditation.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:17:39 +0100)

Cow gets its head stuck in garden chair, Northamptonshire Fire Service Twitter followers respond with witty puns
Firefighters have been called out to a field in Northamptonshire after a cow got its head stuck in a chair.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:53:33 +0100)

Report reveals significant rise in homeless and low income families 'socially cleansed' out of London
There has been a big increase in the number of homeless families shipped out of London by councils who cannot afford to find them homes in the capital, figures show.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:31:50 +0100)

Detectives investigating missing persons cases 'should consider the advice of psychics', says College of Policing
Detectives investigating missing persons cases should consider tips from people claiming to have supernatural abilities, according to new proposals from the College of Policing.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:41:27 +0100)

Jeremy Corbyn: Poems for Corbyn e-book includes poem that repeats 'No Blair' 21 times
Twenty poets have clubbed together to write poems for Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:30:24 +0100)

27 suspected illegal migrants arrested in Surrey after being found in lorry at M25 service station
Police have arrested 27 suspected illegal migrants found inside a lorry at a service station on the M25 in Surrey.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:22:39 +0100)

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to hold matchmaking event for homeless dogs
Speed-dating will be given a furry twist when homeless and unwanted dogs are matched with prospective new owners during a special meet and greet next month.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:59:06 +0100)

Students carry barrel of ale to the summit of Ben Nevis, serve pints to thirsty climbers
Three students from Wiltshire and a barman have walked to the summit of Britain's highest peak with a barrel of ale and served pints to thirsty climbers.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:49:38 +0100)

Charity condemns journalist who claims she abandons dogs after they stop being cute puppies
A leading animal charity has branded a journalist’s behaviour as “unacceptable” after she admitted she had abandoned four dogs in four years when they stopped being puppies.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:49:13 +0100)

Indian sisters told they will be repeatedly gang-raped as punishment for their brother's crime launch appeal at Supreme Court
Two sisters who have been told they will be repeatedly gang-raped as a “punishment” for the crimes committed by their brother have pleaded with the Supreme Court to be protected.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:09:46 +0100)

Badger cull to be extended into Dorset, Government announces
The badger cull will be extended to the county of Dorset, the Government has announced.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:08:24 +0100)

Jeremy Corbyn's supporters are more working class than other candidates’, research finds
Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters tend to be more working class and have lower incomes than the supporters of other candidates for the Labour leadership, according to new research.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:27:14 +0100)

August Bank Holiday: Road works, train delays and rain expected during Notting Hill Carnival
The last bank holiday weekend of the summer is expected to bring an extra 14 million cars on the road – and rain is forecast to hit many parts of the country.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:18:17 +0100)

Three year old girl shot by air rifle while playing in park was inches from being killed
A three-year old girl who was shot with an air rifle in a London park came within inches of being killed, police have said.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:53:01 +0100)

Costa coffee shop 'throws personal trainer out' for wearing a sports bra
A personal trainer claims she was told to leave a Costa coffee shop after being asked to “cover-up” for wearing a sports bra.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:54:38 +0100)

The story of how one man died soon after the DWP’s benefit tests found him 'fit to work'
The Department for Work and Pensions has released statistics showing that thousands of people have died soon after being found fit to work by its disability benefit tests.The DWP says the figures alone “provide limited scope” for understanding why people died. Here is one case study from 2014.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:33:25 +0100)

House of Lords appointments: The new unelected peers promoted by David Cameron
The Government has announced the appointment of new peers to the unelected House of Lords. Here's who David Cameron has rewarded, as well the opposition party nominations.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:06:14 +0100)

Bank station closed due to flooding alert
Bank & Monument stations have been closed due to a flood alert.
(Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:35:45 +0100)

Green and Close now most common names for streets
Green and Close are now the most common names for a street, according to new research.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:23:05 +0100)

Poohsticks: Whitehall springs into action to warn of the perils of the much-loved game
First an engineer came up with a formula for the perfect Poohstick. Then Visit England released a list of the best places to play the game, invented by Winnie the fictional bear. There was even a new book, called Poohstickopedia.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:56:45 +0100)

London has the most expensive public transport in the world, claims research
London mayoral hopeful Tessa Jowell has released research that reveals that London has the highest public transport fares in the world, when compared with other global cities.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:49:37 +0100)

Why is it so difficult to reduce immigration?
The Conservative manifesto at this May’s general election reiterated the party’s “ambition” to cut net immigration to under 100,000 a year.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:36:57 +0100)

Government accused of closing door on Eritrean refugees in attempt to hit immigration target
The Government has been accused of closing the door to thousands of asylum-seekers from Eritrea, where the authorities have been accused of crimes against humanity, in a desperate attempt to hit its discredited immigration target.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:25:23 +0100)

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn voters most likely to believe 'world is controlled by a secretive elite'
You can call someone who voted for Jeremy Corbyn a “dreamer”, but it is no use asking him or her to look under the bonnet of a car to put right a fault, or to do a complicated long-division sum. And don’t get them started about the “secretive elite” who rule the world.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:58:01 +0100)

Lancashire water is now partially safe to drink following parasite outbreak in mains supply
Around 80,000 homes in Lancashire have been told their water is finally safe to drink after a microbiotic parasite infected the mains supply.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:44:04 +0100)

Government's benefit tests under scrutiny as thousands die after being passed 'fit to work'
The Government is under pressure to review its controversial fitness-to-work tests for benefit claimants after charities, unions and MPs expressed concern about the number of people who die after being assessed as able to work.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:14:22 +0100)

Nicola Sturgeon: Idea that SNP helped Tories win the election is 'b*****ks'
The suggestion that the Conservatives won the general election due to the perceived threat of a Labour-SNP coalition is “b*****ks”, according to Scotland’s First Minister.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:07:15 +0100)

DUP says it is prepared to bring down Stormont over claims the IRA is still active
Northern Ireland’s power-sharing coalition is hanging in the balance after the largest Unionist party said it was willing to collapse the Stormont government over claims that the IRA continues to exist and is involved in violence.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:54:24 +0100)

Shoreham crash: Clacton Airshow draws crowd of 100,000 as spectators pay tribute to victims
Even the announcer on the public address system at Clacton Airshow didn’t seem to know exactly which stunts the last flying Avro Vulcan bomber would be able to perform as she roared over the Essex coast.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:50 +0100)

Jamie Oliver: Food industry hits back at chef's calls for 'sugar tax' on soft drinks
The food industry has hit back at Jamie Oliver’s latest campaign to impose a “sugar tax” on soft drinks to combat the obesity crisis, telling the celebrity chef that parents are best placed to make decisions over their children’s diet.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:57:16 +0100)

School bans Wonder Woman lunchbox for being 'too violent' in sensational letter which has gone viral
With her bullet-repelling bracelets and unbreakable golden lasso which forces villains to tell the truth, she has been a force for good for over 70 years.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:19:10 +0100)

Scotland's most senior police officer to step down following intense criticism of his force
Scotland’s most senior police officer is to step down from the job before Christmas after weeks of intense criticism about the way his force has handled a series of controversial incidents, it has been announced.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:02:58 +0100)

Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Iain Duncan Smith should resign after the release of statistics showing thousands of people died soon after being found fit to work in disability benefit tests, the frontrunner for the Labour leadership has said.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:47:34 +0100)

Tory MP who claimed moat cleaning on his expenses has been handed a peerage
A Conservative MP who claimed expenses to clean the moat on his country estate is to return to Parliament to vote on laws again.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:57:14 +0100)

Ex-Clifton College teacher Jonathan Thomson-Glover jailed after admitting 36 counts of taking indecent images of more than 120 children
A former teacher has been jailed after making indecent videos of more than a 100 pupils - totalling more than 2,500 hours of footage - using hidden cameras at a private boarding school in Bristol.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:31:52 +0100)

Thousands have died soon after being found ‘fit to work’ by the DWP’s benefit tests
Thousands of people have died within six weeks of being found ‘fit to work’ by the Government’s disability benefits test, departmental figures show.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:12:59 +0100)

Bantz, brain fart and awesomesauce: New words added to Oxford dictionary online
Do you know what it means to be 'hangry'? Or what a 'bruh' is?
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:41:13 +0100)

Everyone should watch this boy's reaction to learning he will be a big brother
Sarah Bromby, a pregnant mother from Scunthorpe, filmed the moment she told her five-year-old son that he was going to be a big brother.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:21:28 +0100)

Manchester United fans arrested as rival groups clash at Bruges pub after Champions League victory over Club Brugge
A number of Manchester United fans were arrested in Bruge on Wednesday night after rival fans clashed in the city centre during the Premier League club's 4-0 victory over Club Brugge.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:48:08 +0100)

Night Tube launch suspended amid threat of further strikes on London Underground
The introduction of an all-night service on the London Underground has been suspended amid the threat of further strike action by workers.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:13:24 +0100)

Net migration to Britain hits an all-time high
Net migration to Britain has hit an all-time high, according to official statistics released on Thursday.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:03:31 +0100)

Shoreham plane crash: Scaffolder who parked and watched air show from roadside named as latest victim
A 53-year-old man from East Sussex has been named as a victim of the Shoreham air disaster.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:03:09 +0100)

Setting a deadline on the Iraq Inquiry would 'wreck' it, says committee chair
Any attempt to set a deadline on the Chilcott Inquiry into the Iraq War would “wreck” its findings, an influential MP has said.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:48:32 +0100)

The Tories are punishing business with their 'bizarre' immigration target, industry group says
David Cameron is “punishing business” with the Tories’ “bizarre” target to reduce net immigration, a business group has said.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:08:14 +0100)

World's oldest Bible Codex Sinaiticus to go on display at British Museum
The world’s oldest bible – dating back to the 4th century AD – is to go on display at the British Museum.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:46:05 +0100)

Lords reject seven peerages after failing Whitehall vetting process
Seven people nominated for a peerage were prevented from getting a title after failing the vetting process, according to a report.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:42:19 +0100)

TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released
The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and the tobacco industry during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty.
(Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:01:00 +0100)

Sheep rustling: Police are studying ancient methods of identification to help beat the thieves
Pity the poor country coppers – if you thought they had enough on their plates with red diesel, dogging and bored teenagers necking horse tranquillisers, now they're having to get to grips with sheep markings designed by the Vikings.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:30:00 +0100)

Labour to release details of trade union support for Jeremy Corbyn
Figures that will show how much Jeremy Corbyn relied on trade union support in his campaign for the Labour leadership will be made public.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:59:34 +0100)

Jeremy Corbyn's women-only train carriages ‘turn clock back’ on equality, says Yvette Cooper
Jeremy Corbyn’s female rivals for the Labour leadership have turned on his suggestion that women-only train carriages should be introduced at night to prevent sexual attacks.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:54:54 +0100)

WHSmith chiefs to meet Labour MP Paula Sherriff after it was revealed retailer charged more in hospitals than on the high-street
WHSmith bosses have bowed to pressure and agreed to meet a politician who attacked the retailer’s decision to charge more for products in hospital stores than its high street ones.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:46:05 +0100)

Schoolgirl from Manchester owned guide to making DIY bombs
A 16-year-old schoolgirl has admitted owning terrorist instructions on how to build a bomb, as a court heard that she tried to contact the Isis murderer known as “Jihadi John” and possessed violent images of an execution.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:39:49 +0100)

General Sir Hugh Beach denies paedophile ring involvement after being outed by former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor
A retired senior general outed by the former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor as an alleged “co-conspirator” in an Establishment paedophile ring has denied any involvement in child abuse.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:25:43 +0100)

Metropolitan Police using social-media savvy young Muslims to stop online radicalisation
The Metropolitan Police is using social media-savvy young Muslims in London to combat extremism, the force's top counter-terrorism officer has said.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:20:17 +0100)

Campaigners want to ditch George Osborne's Yorkshire devolution plans and create Northern Powerhouse
They call it God’s Own County. Yet for decades Yorkshire has been divided into four, with some outlying lands even granted to local rivals.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:09:12 +0100)

August Bank Holiday: Hotels fear for 2016 bookings after washout UK summer
Tourism is enduring a miserable summer. As almost two million holidaymakers prepare to flee the country for the August Bank Holiday, UK tourism chiefs fear the washout summer will hit the domestic travel industry over the weekend – and damage bookings for summer 2016.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:49:50 +0100)

Chilcot Inquiry: Sir John expected to be examined in court after failing to provide publication date
Sir John Chilcot’s management of the Iraq Inquiry faces being examined in a court of law after he failed to provide British families of military personnel killed in the 2003 war with a clear and immediate publication date.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:22:21 +0100)

Ulster Unionist Party announces intention to leave Northern Ireland's Executive
Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government was brought to the brink of crisis when the Ulster Unionist Party announced its intention to withdraw over claims that the IRA remains active.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:08:45 +0100)

Investigation launched after hundreds receive 'distressing' illegal automated cold call at 2am
The Information Commissioner has launched an investigation after hundreds of residents in Leicestershire were left scared after being woken by illegal automated cold calls in the dead of night, warning them that their homes were vulnerable to burglars.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:57:34 +0100)

Shoreham Airshow: Medic at scene of crash says he saw shocked members of public who were filming on mobile phones
The first medic at the scene of the Shoreham Airshow disaster has described how he saw shocked members of the public filming the debris as he tried to reach the stricken pilot.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:36:33 +0100)

Only 45% of Scottish people believe climate change is an 'immediate and urgent' issue
Less than half of the people in Scotland believe that climate change is an urgent issue, according to an annual survey of the country’s attitudes.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:29:01 +0100)

SNP calls for immediate halt to all benefit sanctions
The Government must immediately stop all benefit sanctions until the system can be properly reformed, the Scottish National Party has said.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:02:27 +0100)

Quebec plane crash: British family of four killed in incident named
A British family of four who were killed in a seaplane crash near the Canadian city of Quebec have been named.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:40:55 +0100)

Jeremy Corbyn's women-only carriages idea is 'apartheid', says Labour MP Geraint Davies
Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion of trains having women-only carriages to reduce sexual harassment would amount to “apartheid”, a Labour MP has said.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:47:05 +0100)

Chilcot Inquiry: Lawyers give Sir John 5pm deadline to announce report publication date or warn he'll face legal action
Lawyers acting for relatives of British soldiers killed in Iraq have given Sir John Chilcot a 5pm deadline to announce when he will publish his report.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:59:18 +0100)

Bonus payments are back at their pre-economic crash levels again
Bonuses payments across businesses are practically back to their pre-economic crash peak, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:24:22 +0100)

Teenage schoolgirl pleads guilty to terror charges after police find dead child images and Isis propaganda on her phone
A schoolgirl has pleaded guilty to terror charges after bomb recipes, Isis propaganda and images of a dead child and an execution were found on her phone.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:08:08 +0100)

Shoreham Airshow crash: Video shows Hawker Hunter jet's 'laboured' take-off on day of tragedy
A video has emerged which purports to show the moment the fighter jet involved in the Shoreham Airshow crash took off for the last time.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:04:26 +0100)

Man raped in Edinburgh city centre
A man has been raped in Edinburgh city centre.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:46:06 +0100)

Trumpton bonfire: Replica of village from children's TV show to be set alight for charity
A fundraising group in Devon has built a replica of Trumpton, the fictional town from the 1960s children's programme of the same name, and intends to set fire to it. For charity.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:11:46 +0100)

Trade unionists are being politically screened for Labour leadership vote, party confirms
Trade unionists offered votes in the Labour leadership election are having their ballots revoked for contravening the party's "aims and values", it has been confirmed.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:36:53 +0100)

'Margate will never be MarGAYte’ say homophobic leaflets targeting Kent Gay Pride parade
People have expressed outrage after homophobic leaflets were distributed days before this weekend's Gay Pride Parade in Kent.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:23:49 +0100)

Fly tipping: Someone left a coffin for London council workers to clear up
North London litter bugs left a coffin for council workers to clear up, in one of the stranger instances of fly tipping to have taken place in the capital.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:20:04 +0100)

Shoreham plane crash survivor Michael Sturgess 'escaped death' after act of kindness by limousine driver
A survivor of the Shoreham plane disaster whose car was engulfed in flames in the immediate aftermath of the crash has described the chance moment he says helped him narrowly avoid death.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:14:57 +0100)

Man caught on camera pushing woman off bike during rush hour traffic in Whitechapel hands himself into police
The man caught on video pushing a cyclist off her bicycle on a busy London street has handed himself into the authorities.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:41:13 +0100)

Voters won't trust Labour to run the country after 'chaotic' leadership contest, admits MP
Voters will not trust Labour to run the country if it cannot run its “chaotic” leadership contest properly, one of the party’s MPs has said.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:36:37 +0100)

Time capsule from 1800s discovered - containing a newspaper and 120-year-old bottle of whisky
Construction workers in the Scottish Highlands have found what appears to be a time capsule that was buried in the 1800s.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:03:00 +0100)

Iraq war blame bigger than Blair: Chilcot Inquiry to point fingers at ministers and intelligence chiefs
The long-awaited Chilcot report looks set to share the blame for Britain's role in the Iraq war among a wider circle of senior figures than expected, according to sources close to the investigation.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:09:37 +0100)

'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
“Women only” carriages could be introduced on trains at night to tackle the growing problem of sexist harassment in public places, Jeremy Corbyn will say.
(Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Student adopts dog after it 'saved her from attack' in Crete
A student has adopted a stray dog from Greece, after it saved her from what she believes would have been an attack by two men on the island of Crete.
(Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:52:11 +0100)

John Rooney: Manhunt launched for prolific robber who 'represents a risk of harm to the public'
A manhunt has been launched for a prolific robber who “represents a risk of harm to the public“ after he walked out of an open prison early Monday, police said.
(Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:26:33 +0100)

Trade union leader Mark Serwotka banned from voting in Labour leadership election
The leader of one of Britain’s major trade unions has been banned from voting in the Labour Party’s leadership election.
(Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:53:20 +0100)

Kids Company: Leaked email warns of 'arson attacks on government buildings' if charity were to close
The controversial charity Kids Company warned ministers that there was a “high risk of arson attacks on government buildings” if the charity were to close, an extraordinary leaked email has revealed.
(Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:25:53 +0100)

Harvey Proctor: Former MP ends anonymity of rest of alleged nine-strong paedophile gang
Detectives working on Scotland Yard’s Establishment sex abuse inquiry have investigated an alleged nine-strong gang of paedophiles that included former heads of MI5, MI6, and the late ex-Prime Minister Edward Heath, Harvey Proctor claimed.
(Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:18:43 +0100)

Notting Hill Carnival 2015: Journalists to stage boycott over £100 accreditation fee
Photographers, reporters and camera crews will this weekend stage a de facto boycott of the prime locations at Notting Hill Carnival as news organisations fight back at the “creeping control” of media freedoms at major entertainment and sporting events.
(Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:59:41 +0100)