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Fire started as 'serious disturbance' continues at crisis-hit prison HMP Ranby
A serious disturbance has broken out at a “crisis” prison after 120 inmates refused to return to their cells this afternoon.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:28:39 +0100)

Two people arrested in London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit FGM
Two people have been arrested for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM), according to reports.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:58:39 +0100)

45,000 gather in London to protest Israeli action in Gaza
Tens of thousands of people amassed outside the Israeli embassy in London today to protest against Israel’s incursion into Gaza which has killed over 1000 Palestinians, including at least 192 children.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:02:38 +0100)

Nearly 1,000 faulty chainsaws seized by UK trading standards at Dover
A haul of nearly one thousand chainsaws has been seized in Dover after it was found the products had serious safety faults.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:13:33 +0100)

Investigation launched into butler 'crushed to death by lift' at Burghley House
An investigation has been launched into the death of a butler who was crushed by a lift at the Burghley House in Lincolnshire.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:49:03 +0100)

Commonwealth Games 2014: The Glasgow kiss is redefined by a city that has embraced the Games with gusto
It has been a week all about overturning perceptions of Glasgow. A city whose uncompromising audiences were long regarded as a comedian’s graveyard has forged a reputation for warm, open armed welcome.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:20:00 +0100)

Child sex abuse trial halted as judge 'falls asleep' listening to alleged victim's evidence
The trial of a suspected paedophile collapsed after a senior judge was accused of “falling asleep” as one of the alleged victims gave evidence.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:27 +0100)

Exclusive: David Cameron’s Big Society in tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse
David Cameron’s flagship Big Society Network is being investigated by the Charity Commission over allegations that it misused government funding and made inappropriate payments to its directors – including a Tory donor.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:25:00 +0100)

Let me ask you this: 'Why are prison bars vertical, not horizontal?'
Very interesting question. I believe the answer lies in Newton's third law of motion. The bars are made thick to prevent a prisoner breaking out.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0100)

Inside a church for Born Again Christians: Speaking to God in a Manchester multiplex
Anthony Delaney is a retired policeman. Now aged 49, he grew up on a council estate in a rough part of Manchester and joined the Police Cadets at 16, which was "all about outdoor pursuits and the pursuit of girls".
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0100)

Police investigate possible 'hate crime' after alleged violent attack of two teenagers dressed in Gothic-style clothing
Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenagers dressed in Gothic-style clothing were allegedly violently attacked by three girls.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:09:32 +0100)

'Poor doors': Were they added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
So-called ‘poor doors’ are allegedly spreading across London, forcing poor tenants to use different entrances to the wealthier occupants of new apartment blocks.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:58:24 +0100)

Mikaeel Kular: Mother Rosdeep Adekoya admits 'culpable homicide' of toddler
A mother broke down and confessed to killing her “missing” three-year-old son after being confronted with evidence that she had made a 50-mile round trip to dump his body.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0100)

Police technology used facial-recognition of relatives to identify suspected shoplifter
When Big Brother met big brother, the State emerged victorious. In a landmark moment for the development of face recognition technology, a suspected shoplifter was arrested after a new computer system matched grainy CCTV footage with mugshots of two close relatives because of their shared genetic features.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:13:43 +0100)

Summer heatwave may encourage 'tourism' of rare butterflies and bees to the UK, experts say
The hot weather may have prompted reports of bug infestations, but this summer could also be a great opportunity to spot beautiful rare butterflies and bees not seen in the UK for decades.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:57 +0100)

Peter Tatchell threatens to 'out' bishops he believes are gay after hospital chaplain Jeremy Pemberton has his license to preach revoked
Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has put together a list of Anglican bishops he believes are in same-sex relationships and is threatening to out them publicly if they discipline homosexual clergy for marrying their partners.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:00:06 +0100)

Commonwealth Games 2014: Welsh sprinter Rhys Williams 'devastated' after being suspended over doping claims
The Commonwealth Games has been hit by more doping claims after a Welsh sprinter became the second member of his national team to be suspended amid allegations of cheating.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:32:29 +0100)

Former Met detective alleged to have billed lawyers for invoices worth 'thousands of pounds' in Nigerian politician case
A former Scotland Yard detective has been charged with multiple counts of theft in relation to one of Britain’s largest fraud cases.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:22:02 +0100)

Astrology-loving MP David Tredinnick 'convinced' practise can reduce strain on NHS
While many people glance at their horoscope in the newspaper as a form of entertainment, a Conservative MP has suggested that astrology has a role in medicine.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:38:14 +0100)

Nobody’s laughing: Comedy club forced to apologise as maggots eating a dead pigeon fall out of air-conditioning
A comedy venue has been forced to apologise after maggots that had been eating a dead pigeon fell out of the air conditioning system.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:37:19 +0100)

John Brown sex abuse case: Brother of Irish politician Dana Scallon cleared of charges
John Brown, the brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon, has been cleared of five counts of historic sex abuse.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:29:42 +0100)

Drunken man sneaks onto Birmingham Airport runway just to “prove how bad airport security is”
A drunken passenger who missed his flight to Ibiza was able to evade airport security and sneak onto an empty plane just so he could “prove how bad airport security was”.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:20:33 +0100)

Hundreds of strangers respond to Youtube plea by stopping bailiffs evict cancer sufferer
A cancer sufferer was saved from eviction on Thursday after 200 strangers responded to his Youtube video pleading with people to help him stop bailiffs from forcibly removing him from his home.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:40:58 +0100)

'Photo-ops or decency?' Wallace-lookalike Ed Miliband hits back at political 'game of showbiz'
Ed Miliband  made a candid admission of his own weaknesses today as he conceded that he would never win a “photo-opportunity contest” with David Cameron.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:24:47 +0100)

Charlie Brooks 'planning to stand for Ukip' at next election
Charlie Brooks, who was recently cleared of phone hacking charges alongside his wife Rebekah, is reportedly planning on standing for Ukip in the next general election.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:56:54 +0100)

Flying car smashes into house and causes back wall to crumble away
A car has careered off the road and flown into the side of a house in Lincolnshire, causing a large part of the properties rear wall to fall away.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:05:56 +0100)

Exclusive: Chasing the Ukip vote could kill the Conservative Party, claims Tory moderniser
A Conservative peer and leading moderniser has warned that the party could kill its chances of winning future general elections if it chases Ukip in an attempt to win next May’s contest.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:09:28 +0100)

Exclusive: Council tax rises hit Britain’s poor hardest
More than two million of the poorest people in England are facing rising council tax demands this year because of fresh Government cuts to the benefit system, new figures reveal today. War widows, carers and the disabled are among 2.31 million people who used to be entitled to council tax benefit but have now had their support substantially reduced or taken away altogether.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:56:56 +0100)

Cowardly politicians must tackle council tax
Old wine in new bottles can leave a bitter taste. And so it is with tax. Margaret Thatcher abolished the ancient system of property rates because she disliked the idea of a progressive tax in which those who lived in big homes paid more than people in more modest dwellings. Her answer was the flat-rate community charge, where a banker paid exactly the same amount of local tax as a street sweeper.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:56:22 +0100)

Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial collapse - CPS to investigate Fake Sheikh's credibility as witness
The Crown Prosecution Service is scrutinising the accuracy of evidence given by undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood in more than 30 previous criminal cases in order to assess his credibility as a witness in a series of ongoing investigations due to come before the courts, The Independent understands.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:22:41 +0100)

Andy McSmith's Diary: Ukip now has a ‘front bench’ – just don’t try to sit on it
Did you know that Ukip has something called a “front bench”? Well, it has – and over the past two days, Nigel Farage has been conducting what his people grandly call a “reshuffle” to overcome the idea he runs the whole show single-handedly, and to give the party a more modern finish.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:17:02 +0100)

Undercover police broke rules to spy on the Lawrence and De Menezes family campaigners
Undercover police officers gathered sensitive intelligence on 18 grieving families fighting Scotland Yard for justice after their relatives had died in controversial circumstances.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:08:21 +0100)

Police spied on family of a boy killed in a racist attack
From the start of his family’s campaign for justice, Richard Adams had always known that something was not right. He had attributed the mysterious clicks and feedback on the family telephone to some form of surveillance as he campaigned for the racist killers of his teenage son to be brought to justice. After 23 years, he has secured some limited confirmation of his belief – an admission by the Metropolitan Police that it had found records on his family from the files of the now disbanded Special Demonstration Squad.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:07:41 +0100)

Major Tory donor’s company in talks to finance sanctioned Russian oil giant
A company run by the one of the Tory Party’s biggest donors is in negotiations to finance a Russian oil company targeted by US sanctions against President Putin.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:05:45 +0100)

Peaches Geldof: Her final day – and her fatal decision
For a woman whose short life had been publicly played out on Twitter and in the pages of celebrity magazines, the final weekend of Peaches Geldof was remarkable only for its mundane domesticity.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:45:39 +0100)

Registrars should have power to call off sham marriages, say MPs
Council registrars should be given the power to call off suspected bogus weddings with the numbers soaring to thousands every year, MPs said today.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:36:17 +0100)

Ukip reshuffle places women in senior roles
Nigel Farage has promoted several women to senior roles in Ukip as he tried to shed his party’s image as a “one-man band”.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:22 +0100)

Prisoners' appeal to vote in Scottish independence referendum rejected
Two prisoners, who argued that rules which bar them from voting in the Scottish independence referendum breach their human rights, have lost an appeal at the Supreme Court.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:21:57 +0100)

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband to offer voters a 'big choice' in campaign launch
Ed Miliband will warn voters tomorrow that they cannot risk another five years of Conservative government as he spells out the “big choice” at next year’s general election.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:14:28 +0100)

Commonwealth Games 2014: MoD refuses request to let Red Arrows use Scottish colours
A request by the producers of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony that the Red Arrows trail the colours of the Scottish Saltire in the Glasgow sky to mark the Queen’s arrival at the event was rejected by Whitehall, it has emerged.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:59:33 +0100)

Families of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stephen Lawrence and Ricky Reel spied on by undercover police officers
The Metropolitan Police secretly held information on 17 grieving families running justice campaigns for murdered family members, a report has revealed.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:47:11 +0100)

Nottingham prison inmate 'gouges out his eyes'
An investigation has been launched after a prisoner reportedly gouged his own eyes out while in his cell, the Ministry of Justice has said.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:40:27 +0100)

Cyclist films moment car crashes into him...and he lands on his feet
For one incredibly fortunate London cyclist, it is not just cats that always land on their feet.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:09:46 +0100)

London Underground is hotter than maximum legal temperature for transporting cattle
Even with a bottle of water, a hand-held fan and minimal clothing, the London Underground at this time of year can feel like Dante’s hell.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:53:02 +0100)

Neknomination goldfish swallowing 'prank' sees 20-year-old Jack Blowers fined £200 following RSPCA prosecution
A 20-year-old man who swallowed two live goldfish as part of a Neknomination challenge has been fined £200 and banned from owning animals.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:17:19 +0100)

Ukip councillor Gordon Gillick: 'Poor, badly educated people are fat because they like it'
The reason poor, badly educated people are fat is because they like being fat, according to Gordon Gillick, the Ukip member of Cambridgeshire County Council.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:08:40 +0100)

British coastal deaths the highest for four years
The number of people who died along Britain's coast in 2013 was the highest in four years, the RNLI said, as it launches a campaign calling on people to Respect the Water.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:43:46 +0100)

Reprieve for Devon eco home built without planning permission?
A couple who built an ‘eco home’ in Devon without planning permission could be allowed to carry on living there after a planning inspector praised their “passion” for “living with nature”.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:15:32 +0100)

A third of workers to pay higher rate of tax by 2033, says OBR
A third of workers – including people like teachers and senior nurses - will be on the higher rate of tax within 20 years, according to the UK’s official economic forecaster.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:14:36 +0100)

The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain’s biggest tax avoiders - with HMRC's blessing
One of the Tories’ biggest donors and a major contributor to the Scottish “No” campaign runs a vast oil-trading company which has potentially avoided UK corporate taxes on billions of pounds of profit with the blessing of the tax man.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:49:38 +0100)

Vitol: Tough work but staff stay loyal due to huge bonuses
When it comes to the financial industry’s richest and most risk-taking executives, few top those in the world of energy trading.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:49:20 +0100)

I won't play tennis match if 'geezer' is Putin ally, says Boris Johnson – but Cameron insists auctioned game will go ahead
Boris Johnson and David Cameron last night insisted they would go ahead with a £160,000 Tory fundraising tennis match – even though the husband of the auction winner had close links to the Kremlin.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:12:38 +0100)

Former Ukip MEP Nicole Sinclaire faces charges of misconduct and money laundering
A former Ukip MEP has been charged with money-laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expenses claims.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:11:27 +0100)

Scottish independence: Ed Miliband's wife Justine Thornton hits the campaign trail alone
Justine Thornton, the wife of Ed Miliband, will emerge from the shadows tomorrow when she campaigns against Scottish independence.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:40:58 +0100)

Israel-Gaza conflict: Liberal Democrat MP David Ward apologises for controversial tweet
David Ward, a Liberal Democrat MP, has been forced to apologise after suggesting that he might be ready to fire rockets into Israel if he lived in Gaza.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:28:48 +0100)

Claudia Lawrence investigation: More arrests possible, police confirm
More people could face arrest regarding the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence, being treated as murder by police, with the investigation “very much active,” according to North Yorkshire Police.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:22:07 +0100)

Sheikha Fatima: Wealthy UAE widow gifts £60million to Great Ormond Street Hospital
A wealthy Emirati woman has donated £60.2million to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:35 +0100)

Israel-Gaza conflict: Most British Jews feel they are blamed for actions of Israeli government
The majority of British Jews feel they are blamed for the actions of the Israeli government, according to a study on anti-Semitism in the UK.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:44:37 +0100)

Former Ukip MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office following expenses claims probe
A former Ukip MEP who lost her seat earlier this year has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:38:35 +0100)

Small children warned to stay away from boa constrictor 'on loose in Lancashire'
An 8ft boa constrictor is on the loose in Lancashire, police have said, as they warn that small children could be at risk of asphyxiation.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:30 +0100)

'Porn filters' overwhelmingly rejected by UK internet users
UK internet users are choosing to opt out of the so-called ‘pornography filters’ introduced at the behest of Prime Minister David Cameron.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:02 +0100)

Lostprophets' Ian Watkins refused permission to reduce 35-year sentence for string of child sex crimes
Ian Watkins’ appeal against the lengthy 35-year jail sentence he was handed after he pleaded guilty to a string of child sex offences, which included the attempted rape of a baby, has been refused by three judges today.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:14 +0100)

MH17 crash: Black boxes arrive in the UK from Ukraine for analysis
The black boxes recovered from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site have arrived in Britain and have been handed to investigators, it has been confirmed.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:36:29 +0100)

Commonwealth Games 2014 – on your marks: Glasgow ready for opening ceremony as Scotland promises to show ‘what we’re made of’
More than one billion people around the world are expected to turn their attention to Scotland today as Glasgow stages the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:05:24 +0100)

Welsh police Dyfed-Powys Police unveil marked tractor as new addition to fleet
A Welsh police force has unveiled its new high-tech crime fighting tool in rural Wales – a marked tractor complete with flashing blue lights.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:59:37 +0100)

Massive Attack make Gaza statement using headline stage at Longitude Festival
Award-winning band and veteran political activists Massive Attack used their headline slot at Longitude Festival this weekend to highlight their solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:50:11 +0100)

Peaches Geldof cause of death: Socialite had taken fatal dose of heroin after years of addiction, inquest concludes
The full extent of Peaches Geldof’s addiction to heroin was revealed today at the inquest into her death.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:50:07 +0100)

Peaches Geldof inquest: Tragic final days of mother-of-two's life reveal she lied to husband about failed heroin tests
A full inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof, who was found slumped dead on a bed at home after taking heroin, has taken place.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:10:49 +0100)

UK weather: Heatwave to stay until mid-August as schools break up for balmy start to holidays
As children across the country were greeted by a balmy start to the summer holidays today, UK forecasters have said the British heatwave is likely to last well into August.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:59:57 +0100)

Tulisa trial collapses: Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood 'tried to persuade singer to have sex with him in return for film role'
Mazher Mahmood, otherwise known as the ‘Fake Sheikh’, tried to persuade Tulisa Contostavlos to have sex with him in exchange for a £3.5million film part, court documents claim.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:15:06 +0100)

Teenagers who 'sext' each other could land themselves on sex offenders' register
Police have warned teenagers of the risks that sending self-generated explicit images to each other in messages, known as 'sexting', can pose to their safety, with the possibility they could wind up on the sex offenders' register.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:33:56 +0100)

Ian Watkins appeal: Ex-Lostprophets singer seeks cut to 35-year sentence for child sex offences
Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins will contest his 35 year sentence today.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:32:01 +0100)

Deadly Asian Hornet 'seen in Scotland', yet not is all as it seems
A species of aggressive hornet not native to the UK has reportedly been spotted in Scotland – or has it?
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:22:00 +0100)

RSPCA to launch investigation into 'silly prank' after stolen pet rabbit found in postbox
A stolen rabbit found in a postbox as part of a “silly prank” has been returned to its owner.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:20:21 +0100)

Frank Dobson to step down as Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras after the next election
Veteran Labour MP Frank Dobson has confirmed that he will step down at the 2015 general election.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:12:22 +0100)

Replacing Atos with another private provider will not solve flaws in disability benefits system, MPs warn
The Government has been warned that replacing Atos, the company which assesses whether the sick and disabled are fit for work, will not solve “fundamental flaws” in their treatment by the benefits system.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100)

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
The Government was last night accused of double standards over arms sales to Russia after it emerged that officials have approved a massive increase in weaponry to be sold to the country to more than £130m.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100)

Israel-Gaza conflict: 'If I lived in Gaza would I fire a rocket? – probably yes' – Lib Dem MP David Ward in new controversy over Twitter comment
A Liberal Democrat MP was accused of inciting violence and faces a fresh disciplinary investigation after backing Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:21:21 +0100)

Body of schoolboy recovered from River Thames, near Marlow
Police officers recovered the body of a 13-year-old boy from the River Thames on Tuesday evening.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:04:02 +0100)

Woman who grew cannabis in Sussex home fined £45,000
A 50-year-old woman faces being jailed unless she repays tens of thousands of pounds she made by transforming her Sussex home into a cannabis factory.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:00:09 +0100)

Queen's racehorse Estimate tests positive for banned substance
A racehorse owned by the Queen, which won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year, has tested positive for a banned substance, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:00:53 +0100)

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Head girl Theresa May wows the Tory back benches
There may be a couple of new female prefects; but Theresa May is still the head girl. Today she was at her most severe. A chief constable with even a modicum of wit only has to hear the Home Secretary begin a statement with the routine declaration that the “vast majority of police officers in this country do their job honestly and with integrity” to start sweating in anticipation of what’s coming.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:27:26 +0100)

Alexander Litvinenko poisoning: Widow welcomes Government U-turn on public inquiry at time when UK-Russia relations are hardening
The Government ramped up pressure on Russia today by announcing a public inquiry into the poisoning of former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko – after previously refusing such calls on grounds of “international relations”.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:49:48 +0100)

Labour pledges to increase women in senior civil service posts
The number of women landing senior posts in the civil service would be raised from 37 to 45 per cent if Labour wins power next year, the party has pledged.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:36:31 +0100)

Cuadrilla and British Geological Survey bond over love of Leonard Cohen in embarrassing leaked emails
“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded,” runs the opening line of Leonard Cohen’s famous 1988 hit. Those bitterly pessimistic words, green campaigners claim, could now be applied to the extraction of shale gas under Lancashire.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:47:56 +0100)

Government accused of setting 'meaningless targets' on fuel poverty
The Government’s latest proposals to tackle the UK’s catastrophic fuel poverty problem were published with a fanfare today. But critics were quick to accuse the Coalition of “setting meaningless targets” and ignoring the plight of pensioners.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:16:27 +0100)

Andy McSmith's Diary: Ruffled ermine as David Cameron pays for overlooking the Lords in last week's reshuffle
David Cameron has had to soothe the ruffled ermine of outraged peers by promising a seat in his Cabinet for their leader, Baroness Stowell, if the Conservatives win the general election.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:12:49 +0100)

Sun worshipers beware: UK’s muggy summer creates 'perfect storm' for biting insects
Sun worshipers, camping-enthusiasts and gardeners alike have been warned to roll down their sleeves and cover their legs, as the UK’s wet summer has created a "perfect storm" for biting insects to feast more than usual.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:37 +0100)

England's poorest will live nine years less than the richest, according to stark new ONS stats
Millions of people across England are destined to die nine years earlier than they should - and have their lives blighted by ill-health prematurely - because they are poor. The shocking new figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, have prompted urgent calls for action and forced government officials to admit the situation of health inequality is “unacceptable.”
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:30:17 +0100)

MH17 crash: UK investigators at Farnborough to examine downed plane's black boxes, David Cameron says
The Dutch government has asked for the UK’s assistance in examining the "black box" flight recorders retrieved from the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine last week.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:24:28 +0100)

Government under fire for being soft on Big Six green levy windfall
The Government walked into a row today after it “invited” Britain’s Big Six energy companies to hand customers a windfall they’ve pocketed through a deal made last December over official green levies.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:23:44 +0100)

Coach carrying 42 primary school children crashes into ditch and overturns on A10
A coach carrying 42 primary school children has overturned on the A10 in Norfolk.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:48:43 +0100)