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Three cleared of Thomas Orchard police custody death

Three cleared of Thomas Orchard police custody death

Image caption Sgt Jan Kingshott (left) and civilian detention officers Michael Marsden (centre) and Simon Tansley deny manslaughter by gross negligence Three police staff have been cleared of killing a man in custody. Thomas Orchard, 32, who had schizophrenia, died in hospital a week after he suffered a cardiac arrest in an Exeter police cell […]

Northern, Southern rail and Merseyrail staff on strike

Northern, Southern rail and Merseyrail staff on strike

Image copyright BBC/PA Image caption RMT members are striking over plans for driver-only-operated trains Rail staff from three firms across England have started 24-hour strikes in a dispute over the role of guards. The RMT’s 30th strike day in its dispute with Southern over plans to make trains driver-only-operated (DOO) has spread to the north […]

No 10 probe after Theresa May’s schedule ‘left on train’

No 10 probe after Theresa May’s schedule ‘left on train’

Image copyright AFP The government is investigating claims that a document outlining the prime minister’s schedule for a visit to Cheshire was left on a train. According to the Mirror, the briefing note was found on the floor of a first-class carriage on a train heading from Manchester to Edinburgh in January. The document identified […]

Crufts 2017: American Cocker Spaniel Afterglow Miami Ink is Best In Show

Crufts 2017: American Cocker Spaniel Afterglow Miami Ink is Best In Show

Image copyright PA Image caption Afterglow Miami Ink was praised for his “happy, wagging tail and charisma” An American Cocker Spaniel named “Afterglow Miami Ink” has been crowned Best In Show at this year’s Crufts. The two-year-old pup from Blackpool, won Saturday’s Gundog group and was handled by owner Jason Lynn. With its distinctive long-flowing […]

Lesbians ‘told they did not need cervical screening’

Lesbians ‘told they did not need cervical screening’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Women who have sex with women are often wrongly told they do not need a cervical screening test, say LGBT groups. This results in half of all eligible lesbian and bisexual women never having had a smear test, they said. The human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes most cervical cancers, […]

Woman dies in cross country night race

Woman dies in cross country night race

Image copyright Mighty Deerstalker Image caption The Mighty Deerstalker event has been held for several years A woman has died after falling ill while taking part in a night time cross country race. Emergency crews were called to the Mighty Deerstalker event in the Scottish Borders after the woman became unwell just before 18:00 on […]

Money raised for cancer photo siblings tops £275k

Money raised for cancer photo siblings tops £275k

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Julie and Mike Bennet held hands as they said goodbye to each other for the last time More than £275,000 has been raised for the children of a couple who died of cancer within days of each other. Mike Bennet, 57, and wife Julie, 50, made headlines when an […]

Muslim detective Nighat Hubbard sues Met over racism and sexism

Muslim detective Nighat Hubbard sues Met over racism and sexism

Image copyright PA Image caption Det Con Hubbard was awarded an MBE for her charity work in 2014 A Muslim detective made an MBE for her charity work is suing the Met Police for alleged racism and sexism. Det Con Nighat Hubbard alleges male colleagues made discriminatory comments to her and other female officers when […]

Italian Job star’s death ‘a shock to all’

Italian Job star’s death ‘a shock to all’

Image copyright PA Image caption The actor is reported to have suffered from internal bleeding after a fracture The death of Footballers’ Wives star John Forgeham has been described as a “shock to all of us” by his friend, producer Simon Golding. The 75-year-old, best-known for his roles in the ITV drama and the Italian […]

Bullied daughter Julia Derbyshire ‘just wanted to be loved’

Media captionAdrian Derbyshire speaks to Radio 4’s Today programme about his daughter Julia The father of a teenage girl who tried to hang herself after being bullied online said she “just wanted to be loved and she wanted to be accepted”. Adrian Derbyshire, who shared photos of his dying daughter Julia in hospital to raise […]