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Two men arrested after woman's body found in burning car

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in a burning car.

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Husband jailed after wife's mobile phone footage of rape used by police

Police used mobile phone footage to prosecute a husband for sexually abusing his wife even though she refused to give evidence against him.

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Judge backs care for girl terrified of father after rejecting religious identity

A teenager from Kuwait who told police her father would kill her if he knew she had rejected her "religious and cultural identity" should go into council care, a family court judge has ruled.

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Two men charged with murder after woman's body found in burning car

Two men have been charged with murder after a woman's body was found in a burning car.

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NHS trust chief Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked over 'inappropriate behaviour'

An NHS chief executive has been sacked for gross misconduct following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

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Tony Blair Sports Foundation closes down

The Tony Blair Sports Foundation, which was set up 10 years ago as a gift to the region where he was an MP, has closed down.

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Children hurt in Middlesbrough post-match brawl over disallowed goal

Children as young as 10 have been injured as more than 200 football fans fought in a coach park, police said.

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Jobcentre staff go on strike in Sheffield in protest at 'disgraceful' treatment

Jobcentre workers are launching a two-week strike in protest at plans to close their office.

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House gas blast caught on camera

The moment a gas blast destroyed one half of a semi and wrecked the other was caught on camera.

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House gas blast caught on camera

The moment a gas blast destroyed one half of a semi and wrecked the other was caught on camera.

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Racist grooming gangs should be locked up for longer - Solicitor General

Asian grooming gangs who abuse white teenage girls should be given longer sentences where there is evidence of racism, a government law officer has said.

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Jermain Defoe: My 'special feeling' with best pal Bradley

Footballer Jermain Defoe has spoken of the "special feeling" he got spending time with best friend Bradley Lowery, the six-year old mascot who died from a rare cancer last month.

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Fridge 'saved life' of woman as gas blast destroys house

A mother survived a gas blast which flattened one half of a semi and wrecked the other because a fridge fell on her, a relative said.

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Teenage cricket player takes six for six in perfect over

A 13-year-old bowler has created cricketing history by producing the perfect over by taking six wickets in six balls.

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Teachers unhappy as 'secret shopper' pupils sent to observe school lessons

A school has sparked controversy for using pupils as "secret shoppers" in lessons, it has been reported.

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Critics of payout to rapist informant are ill-informed, says chief constable

A police chief has hit back at "untrue" claims that a convicted child rapist paid to help snare a paedophile gang was placed "in the midst" of vulnerable women and girls.

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'Bleach attack' on woman did not happen, say police

Police investigating reports that a woman was attacked with a chemical by a gang have said they now believe the incident did not happen.

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Police chief defends use of child rapist as spy in sex abuse inquiry

A chief constable said dangerous men would not be behind bars if he had not decided to pay a convicted child rapist almost £10,000 to spy on parties where it was suspected under-age girls were fed drugs and sexually abused.

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Child rapist used as informant claimed to be 'setting up' suspects, IPCC reveals

A convicted child rapist paid almost £10,000 to act as an informant in a massive sex abuse investigation claimed he was responsible for "setting up" suspects at the behest of officers, the police watchdog has revealed.

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Edinburgh named best city in UK for travel

The Scottish capital has been ranked the best city in the UK for its local travel links for the second year running.

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