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Rail station fire being treated as arson

Rail station fire being treated as arson

Media captionThe building has been evacuated and trains have been cancelled A huge fire that closed Nottingham railway station is being treated as arson. At its peak 10 fire crews were tackling the fire, which began at about 06:30 GMT. Flames were seen coming from the station’s roof and smoke filled the foyer, prompting the […]

Sophie Lionnet death: Couple admit burning French nanny’s body

Sophie Lionnet death: Couple admit burning French nanny’s body

Image caption Ouissem Medouni and Sabrina Kouider deny murder A couple who deny murdering a French nanny have admitted they tried to dispose of her body by burning it. The charred remains of Sophie Lionnet, 21, were discovered in the garden at a house in Southfields on 20 September. Police were initially unable to identify […]

HMP Littlehey prisoner ‘barricaded female officer’ in cell

HMP Littlehey prisoner ‘barricaded female officer’ in cell

Image copyright PA Image caption The prison houses more than 1,000 male sex offenders A female prison officer seriously assaulted by a convicted sex offender was barricaded in his cell during the attack, the BBC understands. The officer, who had only recently completed training, was attacked during a routine cell check at HMP Littlehey in […]

BRCA gene mutation ‘doesn’t affect breast cancer survival’

BRCA gene mutation ‘doesn’t affect breast cancer survival’

Image copyright Getty Images Young women treated for breast cancer have the same survival rates regardless of whether they have the BRCA gene mutation, a study suggests. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by four-to-eightfold. The study of 2,733 British women also found a double mastectomy did not […]

Flu cases: Levels ‘very high in hospitals’

Flu cases: Levels ‘very high in hospitals’

Image copyright Getty Images Hospitals in England are now seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England figures. A sharp rise in cases seen by GPs in the past week – up 78% on the week before – suggests it could be the worst flu season for seven years. But […]

Men who drugged and prostituted girl, 14, are jailed

Men who drugged and prostituted girl, 14, are jailed

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption (L-R) Jake Cairns, Brandon Sharples and Jack McInally forced the girl to have sex with 20 “clients” Three men who forced a 14-year-old girl into prostitution and “plied her with drugs” have been sentenced for sexual exploitation offences. Jake Cairns, 21, was sentenced to eight years, while Brandon […]

Barry Bennell trial: Boy ‘abused on way to games’

Barry Bennell trial: Boy ‘abused on way to games’

Image caption Barry Bennell, now known as Richard Jones, is appearing in court via a video link Former football coach Barry Bennell abused a boy while giving him lifts to and from training and youth matches at Manchester City, a court has heard. A witness told Liverpool Crown Court he was abused by Mr Bennell […]

McVey urged to scrap tax credit ‘rape clause’

McVey urged to scrap tax credit ‘rape clause’

Media captionFormer Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says Esther McVey should review the child tax credit ‘rape clause’ The new work and pensions secretary is facing calls to urgently review the “rape clause” in child tax credits. A cap came into force in April where a parent could only claim the credit for two children, […]

Stockport woman accused of murder after garden body find

Stockport woman accused of murder after garden body find

Image copyright PA Image caption Police say officers had stopped excavating the garden but were still working at the crime scene A woman has been charged with murder after police found a body buried in a garden in Greater Manchester. Barbara Coombes, 63, is also charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a […]

University bosses face curbs under fair-pay rules

University bosses face curbs under fair-pay rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities have been under pressure over senior pay University heads will be barred from being involved in setting their own salaries, under a new fair-pay code announced in the wake of claims of excessive pay for vice-chancellors. Senior pay would also be expected not to rise more quickly than […]