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Four new jails planned as ministers tackle prisons crisis

Plans for four new prisons will be unveiled by Justice Secretary Liz Truss on Wednesday as the Government steps up its drive to reform the crisis-hit jail system.

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Stars mourn 'wonderful' Inspector Morse creator Colin Dexter

The actor who starred as Inspector Morse's sidekick Lewis has paid tribute to the detective's "warm and friendly" creator, Colin Dexter, who has died aged 86.

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May tells Dover MP all efforts being made so busy ports are set for Brexit

Every effort is being made to ensure that some of Britain's busiest ports are "ready for Brexit", the Prime Minister has indicated.

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Workers to walk out at Atomic Weapons Establishment in pensions row

Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment are staging the first of a series of new strikes on Thursday in a long-running dispute over pensions.

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Teenager's murder by obsessed stalker could have been prevented, mother claims

A teenager's murder at the hands of an obsessed stalker could have been prevented if police had listened to her fears, her devastated mother said.

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AkzoNobel urged to open talks with US suitor by activist investor

Activist investor Elliott Advisors has urged AkzoNobel to open talks with US suitor PPG Industries, saying it will attempt to oust the Dutch firm's managers if its demands are ignored.

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Hired skipper cleared of driving boat too fast before fatal accident

A hired skipper has been acquitted of driving too fast in a powerful jet-powered boat on the same day that it was involved in an accident which killed a father-of-one.

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Businessman cleared over friend's death in boat crash

A successful businessman has been acquitted of the manslaughter of his friend of 20 years who died when he crashed a powerful jet-powered boat into his own luxury cruiser.

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Police called as varsity rugby match turns into mass brawl

Spectators at a university sports day were injured after a rugby match descended into violence.

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George Clooney surprises 87-year-old British fan with retirement home visit

Actor George Clooney has surprised an elderly fan by visiting her in her assisted living home to wish her a happy 87th birthday.

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Harry jokes with old Gurkha comrades at Nepali embassy ceremony

Prince Harry has joked with old Army friends and praised the "unbreakable spirit and resilience" of the Nepali people at a ceremony to celebrate 200 years of co-operation between the UK and the tiny Himalayan country.

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Anne relaunches jetty for aircraft carriers at Portsmouth Naval Base

The Princess Royal has officially opened a jetty which will be home to the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers.

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Mother-of-three dies after car crashes into family during weekend walk

A mother-of-three left fighting for life after a car crashed into her and her family while they were out on a weekend walk has died in hospital.

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Briton 'will always be proud' of stint with Kurdish militia fighting IS

A British man who travelled to Syria to fight against the Islamic State terror group said he "wouldn't have forgiven himself" if he had not gone.

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Therapy for most common cause of blindness in young tested on British patients

A gene therapy treatment for the most common cause of blindness in young people is being tested in a group of British trial patients.

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Two women bailed over attack on former X Factor singer Lucy Spraggan

Two women have been arrested in connection with an attack on former X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan.

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Murder accused 'got lottery ticket checked after finding ex-girlfriend dead'

A man accused of murder told a court he went to get a lottery ticket checked after finding his ex-girlfriend dead with her throat slashed.

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Businessman sobs as he admits driving too fast before fatal boating accident

A successful businessman sobbed in court as he admitted that he had been driving too fast when he crashed a powerful jet-powered boat into his luxury cruiser, killing his friend of 20 years.

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Baby who passed out received alcohol from one or both parents, judge concludes

A baby who lost consciousness had been given alcohol by one or both of his parents, a judge has concluded after a family court investigation.

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Thames Water faces paying its record fine after polluting River Thames

Thames Water faces paying its record fine after polluting the River Thames with more than a billion litres of raw sewage, a judge has warned.

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