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Man bailed over Mike Samwell car theft murder case

Man bailed over Mike Samwell car theft murder case

Image copyright GMP Image caption Mike Samwell was asleep at home with his wife Jessica when he was awoken by intruders The man arrested over the murder of an ex-Royal Navy officer, thought to have been run over by his own car, has been released on bail. Mike Samwell, 35, was fatally injured as he […]

Action urged on school holiday hunger

Action urged on school holiday hunger

Image caption Too many children miss out on meals in the school holidays, says the report Going hungry in the school holidays is a growing problem for up to three million UK children, MPs and peers say. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger warns too many children have to survive on crisps and energy […]

Arthur Collins in court over London nightclub ‘acid attack’

Arthur Collins in court over London nightclub ‘acid attack’

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Police said Arthur Collins was arrested in Northamptonshire on Saturday The former boyfriend of The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann has appeared in court charged with 15 offences following an alleged acid attack. Arthur Collins, 24, is accused of 14 counts of grievous bodily harm with intent […]

Ched Evans set to rejoin Sheffield Utd

Ched Evans set to rejoin Sheffield Utd

Ched Evans signed a 12-month contract extension with Chesterfield in January League One champions Sheffield United are set to re-sign striker Ched Evans from Chesterfield. BBC Radio Sheffield reports the clubs have agreed a fee of about £500,000. Evans, 28, last played for the Blades in 2012 before he was found guilty of raping a […]

Court rules Kensington ‘candy-cane’ house can stay stripy

Court rules Kensington ‘candy-cane’ house can stay stripy

Image copyright PA Image caption A High Court judge quashed a council notice ordering for the townhouse to be painted white A woman who decorated her London townhouse with red and white stripes can ignore a council order to repaint it, the High Court has ruled. Property developer Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring painted the candy stripes on […]

‘Anomaly’ blamed for £10k first class railway ticket

‘Anomaly’ blamed for £10k first class railway ticket

Image copyright Great Western Railway Image caption The ticket was offered with a £1.50 booking fee A train ticket between two towns just 64 miles apart has been offered for £10,000 by a rail operator’s website. The direct Taunton-to-Trowbridge trip was apparently advertised at the price by Great Western Railway (GWR), from 22 May through […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses final Iran jail appeal

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses final Iran jail appeal

Image copyright PA Iran’s supreme court has upheld a five-year prison sentence given to a British-Iranian woman for security offences. Charity worker, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, was arrested at Tehran Airport in April 2016 while visiting family in Iran with her daughter. The 38-year-old, who maintains her innocence, has lost the final stage of her appeal against […]

Man arrested over Mike Samwell’s car theft murder

Man arrested over Mike Samwell’s car theft murder

Image copyright GMP Image caption Mike Samwell served in the Royal Navy for 10 years A man has been arrested over the murder of an ex-Royal Navy officer thought to have been run over by his own car. Mike Samwell, 35, was fatally injured as he confronted thieves outside his home in Greater Manchester. Shouting […]

General Election 2017: Energy bill cap ‘will hit consumers’

General Election 2017: Energy bill cap ‘will hit consumers’

Image copyright British Gas Plans by the Conservative Party for a cap on household energy bills will lead to fewer benefits for consumers, says one of the UK’s biggest providers. A cabinet minister said the Tories planned to intervene in the energy sector “to make markets work better”. But Scottish Power, one of the “Big […]

Shark attacks British woman off Ascension Island

Shark attacks British woman off Ascension Island

A British woman has been attacked by a shark while swimming near a remote island in the South Atlantic. She was off Ascension Island, part of the British territory of St Helena, and a source told the Times her husband punched the shark to scare it away. The woman, who works for the St Helena […]