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Hurricane Irma: UK steps up relief effort

Hurricane Irma: UK steps up relief effort

Media caption“The wind was like nothing I’ve ever known in my life” The UK is stepping up its relief effort in response to Hurricane Irma, with the first of three RAF aid flights on its way to the Caribbean. Troops from a Royal Navy ship have also begun delivering emergency aid to British overseas territory […]

Trump hand holding was ‘moment of assistance’ – May

Trump hand holding was ‘moment of assistance’ – May

Image copyright EPA UK Prime Minister Theresa May has described the time she and US president Donald Trump held hands as a “moment of assistance”. The leaders were captured on camera as they walked at the White House on Mrs May’s visit in January 2017. The picture made headlines around the world, with some suggesting […]

Nuneaton schoolboy who backed out of mass shooting detained

Nuneaton schoolboy who backed out of mass shooting detained

Image caption A teacher sat with the boy and the weapons until police arrived at the school A boy who took a shotgun and 200 rounds of ammunition into school with the intention of harming others has been detained for six years. The 15-year-old had a change of heart and instead called 999 from Higham […]

Ex-school governor who imported child sex doll is jailed

Ex-school governor who imported child sex doll is jailed

Image copyright PA Image caption David Turner owned a number of child sex dolls, and possessed images of child sexual abuse A former school governor who imported a child sex doll into the UK has been jailed for a total of 16 months. David Turner, 72, admitted importing the child-size item and possessing 34,000 images […]

Pensioner cleared of murder after smothering his wife

Pensioner cleared of murder after smothering his wife

Image copyright Spindrift Image caption Ian Gordon smothered his wife with a pillow at their home in Troon A man who smothered his ill wife to death with a pillow has been cleared of her murder. Ian Gordon, 67, admitted killing his wife Patricia at their home in Troon last April, at an earlier hearing. […]

Hurricane Irma: UK territory declares state of emergency

Hurricane Irma: UK territory declares state of emergency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UK territory of the British Virgin Islands is among the areas affected A state of emergency has been declared in a British Overseas Territory hit by Hurricane Irma. British Virgin Islands governor Gus Jaspert said there were reports of casualties and fatalities, and help had been requested from the […]

BAME offenders: Bias ‘needs to be tackled’

BAME offenders: Bias ‘needs to be tackled’

Media captionWatch: Are ethnic minorities treated fairly in the justice system? Young offenders from ethnic minority backgrounds will become “the next generation” of adult criminals unless the justice system is reformed, says MP David Lammy. A review led by him found the system in England and Wales is biased and discriminates in treatment of people […]

Girl’s donated organs help a record eight people

Girl’s donated organs help a record eight people

Image copyright Layzell Family Image caption Jemima’s organ donations have helped five different children around the country. A 13 year-old girl who died from a brain aneurysm has helped eight different people through organ donation – a record number. Jemima Layzell, from Somerset, who died in 2012, donated her heart, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, small bowel […]

Malala calls for defence of Rohingya

Malala calls for defence of Rohingya

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Malala says she is nervous about starting as a student at Oxford Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says the “global community” needs to intervene to protect Myanmar’s Muslim minority. She urged Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speak up for the Rohingya. “We can’t be silent right now. […]

MPs seek answers on Aramco listing

MPs seek answers on Aramco listing

Image copyright AFP The chairwomen of two Parliamentary committees have asked the City regulator to explain proposed rule changes seen as favouring the world’s largest oil company, Saudi Aramco. It follows reports Saudi Aramco plans to list 5% of its shares in London or another stock market in the West. UK rules state more than […]