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Robert Hardy: Harry Potter and All Creatures Great and Small star dies

Robert Hardy: Harry Potter and All Creatures Great and Small star dies

Image copyright PA The actor Robert Hardy, star of TV series All Creatures Great and Small, has died aged 91, his family has said. Hardy, they said, had a “tremendous life” and “a giant career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 70 years”. He was also known for numerous portrayals of Winston Churchill. […]

Former EastEnders actor Joseph Shade admits sex offences

Former EastEnders actor Joseph Shade admits sex offences

Image copyright PA Image caption Ex-EastEnders actor Joseph Shade admitted sex offences against three girls between 2012 and 2015 Former EastEnders actor Joseph Shade has admitted sexual offences against three teenage girls. The youth worker, from Sheringham in Norfolk, played Peter Beale as a child from 1998 until 2004. Shade, 24, admitted five counts of […]

Ian Paterson: Disgraced breast surgeon has sentence increased

Ian Paterson: Disgraced breast surgeon has sentence increased

Image copyright SWNS Image caption Ian Paterson has had his jail sentence increased from 15 to 20 years by Court of Appeal judges A breast surgeon who intentionally wounded his patients has had his 15-year jail term increased to 20 years. Ian Paterson, 59, who appeared at the Court of Appeal via video link, was […]

Mental health patients stranded in units for years

Mental health patients stranded in units for years

Image caption Toni was delayed in an acute unit for six months Mental health patients across the UK are spending years stranded in acute units awaiting discharge, figures show. Over the past two years, at least 91 patients have waited more than a year to be discharged, with at least seven patients waiting more than […]

Cot death charity raises doubts over baby boxes

Cot death charity raises doubts over baby boxes

Image copyright Alamy A cot death charity has raised doubts over the benefits of Finnish-style baby boxes, which infants can sleep in. Issuing new advice to parents, The Lullaby Trust said there was no evidence baby boxes reduced the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The cardboard box, filled with baby products and a […]

Chris Evans’s Radio 2 breakfast show loses half a million listeners

Chris Evans’s Radio 2 breakfast show loses half a million listeners

Image copyright PA Image caption Listening figures for Evans (left) are down while Grimshaw’s see an increase Chris Evans’s BBC Radio 2 breakfast show lost almost half a million listeners in the past year, figures show. It comes just weeks after he was named as the BBC’s highest paid star. The DJ drew 9.01m listeners […]

Rashan Charles death: Report ‘will cause concern’ warns Abbott

Rashan Charles death: Report ‘will cause concern’ warns Abbott

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Diane Abbott said “urgent work must be done to rebuild trust and links between the police and the community” The shadow home secretary has warned that findings of a probe into Rashan Charles’ death will “cause deep concern”. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) found he had not swallowed a […]

Top bosses’ pay falls 17% in a year

Top bosses’ pay falls 17% in a year

Image copyright Getty Images Top chief executives’ pay has fallen in the past year, but there is still “a huge gap” between them and the rest of their staff, a report has said. The bosses of FTSE 100 companies now make on average £4.5m a year, down 17% from £5.4m in 2015, according to the […]

‘Three Musketeers’ guilty of planning UK terror plot

‘Three Musketeers’ guilty of planning UK terror plot

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain and Mohibur Rahman were convicted at the Old Bailey Three men who dubbed themselves the Three Musketeers have been found guilty of plotting a terror attack on a police or military target in the UK. Naweed Ali, 29, and Khobaib Hussain, 25, both of […]

Romford doctor Manish Shah charged with 118 sexual offences

Romford doctor Manish Shah charged with 118 sexual offences

A doctor from east London has been charged with 118 sexual offences, the Met Police has said. Manish Shah, of Brunel Close, Romford, is accused of 65 counts of assault by penetration and 52 counts of sexual assault. The 47-year-old has also been charged with sexual assault on a child aged under 13 years. Dr […]