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Violet-Grace Youens death: Driver Aidan McAteer jailed

Violet-Grace Youens death: Driver Aidan McAteer jailed

Image copyright Merseyside Police Image caption Driver Aidan McAteer, left. and passenger Dean Brennan, right, ran past Violet-Grace Youens as she lay injured on the ground A man has been jailed for the hit-and-run death of a four-year-old girl who was struck by his speeding car when it mounted a pavement in Merseyside. Violet-Grace Youens […]

Stephen Port: Victims’ families ‘appalled’ at police inquiry progress

Stephen Port: Victims’ families ‘appalled’ at police inquiry progress

Image copyright Rex Features Image caption Stephen Port killed four young gay men between June 2014 and September 2015 but police did not immediately link the murders Families of victims of a serial killer are appalled at the inquiry into police failings associated with the case. Stephen Port, 42, was sentenced to life imprisonment in […]

Cyclist Becky James’ mother breaks pelvis in bike knock

Cyclist Becky James’ mother breaks pelvis in bike knock

Image copyright @ChrisCwmheulog/Twitter The mother of a Welsh Olympic medal-winning cyclist has been knocked over while cycling, breaking her pelvis. Olympian Becky James, 25, pleaded with people to “think bike” after her mother Christine James was hit. The 55-year-old, from Abergavenny, tweeted a picture of herself wearing a neck brace after the incident in Monmouthshire […]

School in ‘lockdown’ after travellers arrive

School in ‘lockdown’ after travellers arrive

Image copyright EDDIE MITCHELL Image caption Up to 30 caravans pitched up on the school field A school went into “lockdown” when travellers with up to 30 caravans moved onto its playing field while pupils were in their lessons. They parked up at Hazelwick School in Crawley, West Sussex, after a padlock securing the grounds […]

Jailed Wrexham bin man ‘wanted to bomb military bases’

Jailed Wrexham bin man ‘wanted to bomb military bases’

Image copyright Daily Post Image caption Aabid Ali was arrested in a raid at his home last November A Wrexham binman who researched bomb attacks on UK military targets and Downing Street security has been jailed for five years and four months. Aabid Ali – known as Darren Glennon before he converted to Islam – […]

Scorer of fastest football hat-trick, Tommy Ross, dies

Scorer of fastest football hat-trick, Tommy Ross, dies

Image copyright PETER JOLLY/NORTHPIX Image caption Tommy Ross with newspaper reports from the time of his historic hat-trick The scorer of the fastest hat-trick in football, Tommy Ross, has died at the age of 71. Mr Ross set the Guinness World Record by scoring three goals in 90 seconds as an 18-year-old while playing for […]

‘Sleeping’ Croydon tram driver footage probed

‘Sleeping’ Croydon tram driver footage probed

Media caption‘Sleeping’ Croydon tram driver footage probed A Croydon tram driver has been suspended as part of an inquiry into video footage that appears to show a driver falling asleep at the controls. The clip, captured on a passenger’s mobile phone on Wednesday, was sent to the Evening Standard newspaper. The video was recorded three […]

Tony and Julie Wadsworth ‘had sex in parkland’

Tony and Julie Wadsworth ‘had sex in parkland’

Image copyright PA Image caption Julie and Tony Wadsworth arrive at Warwick Crown Court in Leamington Spa Two former BBC radio presenters had sex in parkland in full view of a group of teenage boys, a jury has heard. Tony and Julie Wadsworth are also accused of indecently assaulting under-age boys between 1992 and 1996. […]

Thousands of police on the beat without current background checks

Thousands of police on the beat without current background checks

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of police officers across the UK have not had up-to-date background checks to ensure they are suitable to serve. Figures reveal 90% of officers employed by one force have not been vetted in line with current policy. Vetting aims to help prevent corruption in the police by checking an officer […]

London City first UK airport to get remote digital air traffic control

London City first UK airport to get remote digital air traffic control

Image copyright PA Image caption The new system is part of a £350m development programme to upgrade London City Airport London City is to become the first UK airport to replace its air traffic controllers with a remotely operated digital system. Instead of sitting in a tower overlooking the runway, controllers will be 80 miles […]