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Jim Magilton accused of assaulting teenage stepdaughter

Jim Magilton accused of assaulting teenage stepdaughter

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption A lawyer for Jim Magilton said the “charge will be contested in full” Former Northern Ireland and Premier League footballer Jim Magilton has appeared in court accused of assaulting his 14-year-old stepdaughter. Mr Magilton, 47, who is currently the manager of Northern Ireland’s under-21 team, was charged with common assault. […]

Police searching for Louis Simpson, 14, find body in fire barn

Police searching for Louis Simpson, 14, find body in fire barn

Image copyright Lancashire Police Image caption Lancashire Police were searching for Louis Simpson after the blaze in a barn Police searching for a 14-year-old boy missing since a fire at a barn have found a body in the building. A Lancashire Police spokesman said no formal identification has been made but the body is believed […]

Trump travel ban: Thousands join protests across UK

Media captionTrump travel ban: Protesters speak out Thousands of people have joined protests in London and in cities around the UK against a controversial travel ban on seven mainly Muslim countries imposed by US President Donald Trump. The ban bars citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. MPs are holding an emergency […]

Former HBOS manager found guilty of corruption and fraud

Former HBOS manager found guilty of corruption and fraud

Image copyright Getty Images Six people, including two former HBOS bankers, have been found guilty of bribery and fraud that cost the bank’s business customers and shareholders hundreds of millions of pounds. Lynden Scourfield, a former manager with HBOS, pleaded guilty to six counts including corruption. Five other defendants, including so-called turnaround consultants, were also […]

Devolved leaders to call for Brexit role at Cardiff talks

Devolved leaders to call for Brexit role at Cardiff talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicola Sturgeon (R) urged Theresa May to heed the voice of Scotland Leaders of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are to press for a greater role in Brexit negotiations when they hold talks with Theresa May in Cardiff. The Scottish and Welsh governments have produced […]

UK ‘need not fear electricity blackouts’ says ex-National Grid boss

UK ‘need not fear electricity blackouts’ says ex-National Grid boss

Image copyright Getty Images The UK has enough energy capacity to meet demand – even on the coldest days when demand is highest, says Steve Holliday, the man who ran National Grid for a decade. He said news stories raising fears about blackouts should stop. His optimism is based on the government’s latest auction of […]

Aston Villa did not report abusive scout to police

Aston Villa did not report abusive scout to police

Image copyright Sports Argus Image caption Ted Langford was sentenced to three years in prison in 2007 for sexual abuse between 1976 and 1989. Aston Villa sacked a scout accused of sexually abusing boys in 1988 but did not go to police, the Victoria Derbyshire show has discovered. Ted Langford later admitted sex offences between […]

Theresa May does ‘not agree’ with US ban on refugees

Media captionTheresa May: “Well, the United States is responsible for the United States policy on refugees” Prime Minister Theresa May does “not agree” with Donald Trump’s refugee ban and will appeal to the US if it affects British citizens, Downing Street says. She had been criticised for refusing to condemn the move, instead saying it […]

NI secretary James Brokenshire: Troubles inquiry ‘not working’

NI secretary James Brokenshire: Troubles inquiry ‘not working’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are re-investigating all deaths during the Troubles The Northern Ireland secretary of state has said inquiries into killings during the Troubles are “disproportionately” focused on the police and the army. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph James Brokenshire said it was “clear” that investigations into more than 3,500 deaths […]

Beckham rubbishes ‘family brand’ claims

Beckham rubbishes ‘family brand’ claims

Image caption Beckham appeared on Sunday’s Desert Island Discs David Beckham has rubbished claims that he and wife Victoria stay together because of “brand Beckham”. The former professional footballer was appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs to celebrate the show’s 75th anniversary. “People have talked about ‘do we stay together because it’s a […]