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Prince Andrew denies rift over daughters Eugenie and Beatrice

Prince Andrew denies rift over daughters Eugenie and Beatrice

Image copyright PA There is “no truth” in press claims of a split in the Royal Family over the future roles of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, the Duke of York has said. Prince Andrew said in a statement he wished to stop “speculation and innuendo” relating to his daughters. He said it was “complete fabrication” […]

Defined benefit pension transfer values ‘shooting up’

Defined benefit pension transfer values ‘shooting up’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most workers are allowed to sell their defined benefit pensions for cash Six million people with defined benefit pensions have seen their transfer values shoot up in the last year, according to a big insurance company. Under the rules of most defined benefit schemes, workers have the right to […]

Prince Andrew rejects royal rift over daughters

Prince Andrew rejects royal rift over daughters

Image copyright Getty Images There is no truth in press claims of a split in the Royal Family over the future roles of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, the Duke of York has said. Prince Andrew said he was issuing a statement to “terminate” newspaper “speculation and innuendo” relating to his daughters. Prince Andrew rejects royal […]

Easingwold School bus flood rescue: Driver jailed

Easingwold School bus flood rescue: Driver jailed

Image copyright PA Image caption Graham Jones had denied dangerous driving A school bus driver whose vehicle became stranded in floodwater with 23 pupils on board has been jailed for a year. Graham Jones, 53, had driven past two road closed signs ahead of the incident between Newton-on-Ouse and Tollerton, near York, on 5 January. […]

Youth coach Hugh Stevenson continued in football after child sex claims

Youth coach Hugh Stevenson continued in football after child sex claims

Image caption Hugh Stevenson, pictured here during his time at Ferguslie United in the 1990s, was a youth coach A suspected paedophile was allowed to carry on working in football for several years after being reported to police and the SFA, a BBC Scotland investigation has revealed. Youth coach and referee Hugh Stevenson, who is […]

Troubles killings: Police deny soldier ‘witch hunt’

Troubles killings: Police deny soldier ‘witch hunt’

Image copyright PACEMAKER The PSNI has rebutted claims retired British soldiers are victims of a “witch-hunt” by police investigating Troubles killings. A number of reports in recent days have claimed a new investigation has been launched into 302 killings by soldiers. The PSNI has told the BBC there is no new investigation. It was announced […]

Football abuse inquiry: Claims ‘in all tiers of football’

Football abuse inquiry: Claims ‘in all tiers of football’

Image copyright Thinkstock There are now 83 potential suspects and 98 clubs involved in the inquiry into child abuse in football, police chiefs have said. The investigations span all tiers of football, “from premier clubs through to amateur”, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said. Police forces across the country are continuing to receive calls, […]

Archie Darby dog attack: Mum praised for bravery

Archie Darby dog attack: Mum praised for bravery

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Archie Darby (left) died after a dog snatched him from his mother’s arms A mother who tried to fight off a dog that mauled her four-month-old son to death and seriously injured his brother has been praised for her bravery. Archie Darby was snatched from Jade Rogers’ arms as […]

Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6

Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6

Image copyright PA The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is “unprecedented”, the new head of MI6 has said. Alex Younger said UK intelligence and security services had disrupted 12 terrorist plots since June 2013. He said many of the threats came from ungoverned spaces in the Middle East – namely Iraq and […]

Supreme Court president: Court won’t overturn Brexit vote

Media caption‘We are not being asked to overturn result of the EU referendum’ The historic Brexit legal challenge has drawn to a close with a reminder from the Supreme Court that it will not “overturn the result of the EU referendum”. Lord Neuberger said the case focused on “the process by which that result can […]