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Man, 85, who swallowed bleach tablets waited three hours for ambulance

A care home resident who died after eating bleach tablets that looked like mints waited more than three hours for an ambulance to take him to hospital, an inquest has heard.

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Twins born to parents with learning difficulties must be adopted, judge rules

Twin babies whose parents both have learning difficulties and met while living in supported accommodation must be placed for adoption, a family court judge has ruled.

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'Bullied' G4S worker who sent letter to boss demanding £1m guilty of blackmail

A G4S employee who sent an anonymous letter to his boss threatening to blow up vans and demanding £1 million has been warned he faces a "significant sentence" after being convicted of blackmail.

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Travelodge recruiting 875 staff as chain prepares to open six new hotels

Hotel chain Travelodge is to recruit hundreds of staff in the coming months under an expansion programme.

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Three hurt as section of stand collapses at England T20 cricket match

Three people have been injured after a hole appeared in the stands at the T20 cricket match between England and the West Indies in Durham.

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G4S worker 'sent bomb threat letter to get colleagues into trouble'

A G4S worker who threatened to blow up vans and employees' cars if he was not paid £1m has told a court he did it to get two colleagues into trouble.

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Bishop of Lincoln takes his seat in the House of Lords

The Bishop of Lincoln has taken his seat on the red benches in the House of Lords.

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Thousands have power restored after Storm Aileen brings high winds

Thousands of homes were left without power and travel was disrupted as Storm Aileen hit the UK.

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G4S depot boss 'terrified' by bomb threat letter demanding £1m, trial hears

The boss of a G4S cash depot told a court he felt "terrified" when he received a letter threatening to detonate bombs under workers' cars if he did not pay out £1 million.

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Pair killed in Sandringham light aircraft crash identified

A pilot and passenger killed when their light aircraft crashed on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk have been named.

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Storm Aileen set to batter Britain with 75mph winds

The first named storm of the year, Storm Aileen, is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK this week, the Met Office said.

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Dulux maker AkzoNobel opens 'world's most sustainable paint factory' in UK

AkzoNobel has opened a new paint factory in the UK, saying it is the world's most advanced and sustainable of its kind.

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UK braced for heavy rainfall as Met Office issue yellow weather warning

Parts of the UK could be battered by more strong winds and torrential downpours on Tuesday.

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Britons evacuated after Hurricane Irma devastates Caribbean

Britons are being evacuated from the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma caused devastation in the region.

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Job centre hostage-taker who wore fake suicide vest is jailed

A man who took hostages at a job centre while wearing a fake suicide vest and warned terrified staff "this is not a hoax" has been jailed for more than five years.

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Space tourism firm launches rocket at Northumberland National Park

The usual peace and quiet of Northumberland National Park was interrupted after a huge rocket was launched by a space tourism company.

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British family hiding from Hurricane Irma sheltered under mattress

A British family sheltered under a mattress in a wardrobe as Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on the British Virgin Islands.

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Road users warned after flooding hits northern England

Flooding has hit motorways, roads and railways in the North of England with warnings of more bad weather on the way.

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Harriet Harman highlights labour pains in push for MP 'baby leave'

MPs should be given "baby leave", which would allow them to nominate colleagues to cast House of Commons votes on their behalf while they are caring for their child, Harriet Harman has said.

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Father jailed after newborn baby boy mauled to death by pet dog

A man who drunkenly slept through a sustained, fatal attack by the family's terrier on his three-week-old son has been jailed for 21 months.

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