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False terror kidnap claim PC jailed

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:58:40 GMT

A police officer who made a false kidnap call to his own force is jailed for seven years.

Driver jailed for paralysing sisters

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:41:14 GMT

A driving instructor who left two young sisters paralysed from the waist down after crashing into their car while chasing another vehicle, is jailed.

'Mad' students pose on cliff edge

Fri, 27 May 2016 08:28:56 GMT

Students spotted posing for pictures on a cliff edge days after tonnes of chalk collapsed into the sea are described as "mad".

Caravan blaze sweeps through estate

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:54:42 GMT

A caravan fire at an industrial estate led to a huge blaze that quickly spread to other buildings, the fire service says.

Footballer rapped for speed case mix-up

Fri, 27 May 2016 09:48:16 GMT

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is told off by the courts for not managing his mail properly.

Lorry drivers blamed for bridge collapse

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:34:26 GMT

Lorries carrying tonnes of stones ignored weight limit signs near an 18th century bridge before its spectacular collapse, it is claimed.

Bereaved vicar prays for ring thief

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:09:24 GMT

A bereaved vicar asks people to pray for a burglar he believes stole his late wife's wedding ring.

Police errors caused man to kill himself

Fri, 27 May 2016 06:40:49 GMT

A series of police failures caused a man to kill himself a day after being released from custody, an inquest found.

Hundreds more terror records deleted

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:48:52 GMT

Errors that led to fingerprint and DNA records of hundreds of terrorism suspects being deleted were more widespread than thought, it has emerged.

Mourinho confirmed as Man Utd manager

Fri, 27 May 2016 08:32:54 GMT

Jose Mourinho is officially confirmed as manager of Manchester United and has signed a three-year contract.

Wardrobe death care home fined

Thu, 26 May 2016 19:57:28 GMT

The owner of a care home where an 80-year-old woman was found dead under a fallen wardrobe is ordered to pay £150,000 after being prosecuted.

Come Dancing star Peggy Spencer dies

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:12:21 GMT

Dancing legend Peggy Spencer, known to millions of viewers for her part in the BBC's Come Dancing show, dies aged 95.

Force returns wrongly-seized 'poppers'

Thu, 26 May 2016 22:17:20 GMT

A police force is forced to return a batch of "poppers" it mistakenly confiscated in the belief they had been outlawed.

French unions oppose Hinkley Point

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:32:41 GMT

The future of the planned new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, in Somerset, remains in doubt as key French unions raise concerns over its cost, Newsnight learns.

Briton dies as Thai speedboat 'capsizes'

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:15:39 GMT

A British woman dies and another Briton is missing after a speedboat reportedly capsizes near Koh Samui in Thailand.

Umbrella-wielding day-glo thief thwarted

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:17:54 GMT

A "distinctively" dressed umbrella-wielding thief is thwarted when staff say there was no cash at the bookmakers' he was attempting to rob.

Businessman makes car park free for all

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:52:01 GMT

A businessman has been described as a "star and "legend" after taking over a village car park and making it free.

Reading sack manager McDermott

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:33:38 GMT

Championship side Reading sack manager Brian McDermott, with his second spell at the club lasting just five months.

GB's Adams wins world flyweight gold

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:32:49 GMT

Nicola Adams completes her full set of international honours by winning flyweight gold at the AIBA World Championships.

England's Buttler stays at Lancashire

Fri, 27 May 2016 06:46:26 GMT

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler signs a new three-year contract with Lancashire until 2019.

VIDEO: Osborne: Tax credits a 'judgement call'

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:36:15 GMT

The Chancellor tells the Treasury Select Committee he is 'comfortable' with his decision on tax credits

VIDEO: Beaver buddies for England's wild colony

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:46:14 GMT

More beavers are released into the wild as part of England's first beaver reintroduction project.

VIDEO: Timelapse video of poppies installation

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:21:55 GMT

Thousands of ceramic poppies have been installed at Lincoln Castle to commemorate those lost in conflicts.

VIDEO: GoPro shows life through toddler's eyes

Wed, 25 May 2016 11:47:48 GMT

A father wanted to know what life through his toddler son's eyes looks like so he strapped a GoPro to him to find out.

The life and death of a boy sailor

Fri, 27 May 2016 02:37:41 GMT

The life and death of a boy sailor

Bugs' beauty blown-up from microscope

Thu, 26 May 2016 23:49:42 GMT

Bugs' beauty blown-up from under the microscope

England's Big Picture

Fri, 27 May 2016 07:26:50 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Are Exeter Chiefs the new Leicester City?

Fri, 27 May 2016 06:50:03 GMT

How Exeter's rugby squad are eyeing premier glory

Shift towards 'southern' accents

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:12:33 GMT

Are regional accents becoming more "southern"?