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Arthur Collins charged over London nightclub ‘acid attack’

Arthur Collins charged over London nightclub ‘acid attack’

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Police said Arthur Collins was arrested in Northamptonshire on Saturday The boyfriend of The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann has been charged with 15 offences following an alleged nightclub acid attack. Arthur Collins, 24, is charged with 14 counts of wounding with intent and one of throwing […]

London Marathon runner from Swansea stops for ‘guy in need’

London Marathon runner from Swansea stops for ‘guy in need’

Media captionMatthew Rees helped exhausted David Wyeth across the finish line A London Marathon runner who helped a competitor finish said he was just lending a hand to a “guy in need”. Crowds – including Prince William – cheered on Matthew Rees as he stopped 300 metres from the end to help David Wyeth. Swansea […]

Stricter punishments for speeding offences in England and Wales

Stricter punishments for speeding offences in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales. Under new guidelines, fines for drivers caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150% of weekly income, rather than the previous level of 100%. The Sentencing Council […]

Croydon tram crash: Drivers ‘fell asleep’ on fatal line

Croydon tram crash: Drivers ‘fell asleep’ on fatal line

Media captionDrivers say they have fallen asleep in trams Four drivers have admitted falling asleep while operating trams in Croydon, where seven people were killed after a tram derailed in November 2016. Drivers said a safety device, known as “a dead man’s handle”, failed to activate and stop their trams. Tram Operations Ltd, which runs […]

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption King Salman has issued a raft of decrees Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. The king fired his civil service minister and put him […]

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have made the risky crossing to Italy this year An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels. Organisations involved […]

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption The two face a run-off next month, but Mr Macron is seen as favourite The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, near-final results show. With 96% of votes counted from Sunday’s first round, Mr Macron has […]

General election 2017: ‘No apology’ for Labour’s union ties

General election 2017: ‘No apology’ for Labour’s union ties

Image copyright PA Labour will “never, ever apologise” for the closeness of its ties with the trade unions, Jeremy Corbyn will say. The party’s leader is due to address the Scottish Trades Union Congress in Aviemore on Monday. Labour has only one MP in Scotland, having lost 40 seats to the SNP at the last […]

General election 2017: Corbyn says Labour nuclear policy still ‘under discussion’

General election 2017: Corbyn says Labour nuclear policy still ‘under discussion’

Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn: “I’m angry and fed up” Labour has said it still backs the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons after Jeremy Corbyn said “all aspects” of defence would be reviewed if he won power. The case for renewing Trident was still being discussed, the Labour leader told the BBC, prompting Tory criticism. But […]

North Korean university names detained US citizen

North Korean university names detained US citizen

Image copyright PUST Image caption Mr Kim had been teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology A North Korean university has named the US citizen detained on Saturday as Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim. The Korean-American lecturer had taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) for several weeks prior […]