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Deaths confirmed after Manchester Arena blast reports

Deaths confirmed after Manchester Arena blast reports

Media captionManchester Arena incident after Ariana Grande concert A number of people have died and others have been injured following a reported explosion at Manchester Arena. Witnesses reported hearing a “huge bang” following a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said there are a “number of confirmed fatalities and others injured”. […]

Whales die off coast of East Anglia

Whales die off coast of East Anglia

Image caption An area close to Felixstowe Pier has been sealed off Three whales have died off the coast of East Anglia. An area south of Felixstowe Pier in Suffolk has been sealed off after a 30ft (9m) female whale washed up on the beach there. The first whale, a minke calf, was spotted on […]

Drugs link to death of girl in County Armagh is investigated

Drugs link to death of girl in County Armagh is investigated

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption The teenager died in hospital after being taken unconscious from woodland in Portadown Police have said a possible link to drugs is “one of our lines of enquiry” after the death of a teenage girl in County Armagh. The 15-year-old died in hospital after being taken unconscious from woodland beside […]

Three Girls: Petition demands recognition for Rochdale sex ring whistleblower

Three Girls: Petition demands recognition for Rochdale sex ring whistleblower

Image caption Sara Rowbotham’s evidence was used to help convict a child sex abuse ring in Rochdale More than 100,000 people have signed a petition demanding a sexual health worker who exposed a child grooming ring is recognised for her actions. Sara Rowbotham, who was played by Maxine Peak in the BBC drama Three Girls, […]

Alps murders: Brother calls for High Court review

Alps murders: Brother calls for High Court review

Image copyright Getty/AFP Image caption Zaid al-Hilli said he did not trust French police to solve his brother’s murder five years ago The brother of a British engineer who was gunned down with his family in the French Alps has called for a High Court review into the case. Zaid al-Hilli said there had been […]

Afghanistan blast scientist Lee Peters receives MoD payout

Afghanistan blast scientist Lee Peters receives MoD payout

Image copyright Slater and Gordon Image caption Lee Peters said he was told the device had had the potential “to have blown my head clean off” A scientist who lost three fingers when a suspicious package exploded as he handled it has been compensated by the Ministry of Defence. Lee Peters, 51, had been examining […]

General election campaign paused to remember MP Jo Cox

General election campaign paused to remember MP Jo Cox

Image copyright PA The general election campaign will be put on hold later as politicians set aside their differences to remember Labour MP Jo Cox. Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders will stop campaigning for an hour to honour the mother-of-two who was murdered last June. Her widower Brendan Cox said it would […]

Spy author Anthony Horowitz ‘warned off’ creating black character

Spy author Anthony Horowitz ‘warned off’ creating black character

Author Anthony Horowitz says he was “warned off” including a black character in his new book because it was “inappropriate” for a white writer. The creator of the Alex Rider teenage spy novels says an editor told him it could be considered “patronising”. Horowitz wanted a white and black protagonist in his new children’s books […]

UK’s first proton beam machine arrives at Newport clinic

UK’s first proton beam machine arrives at Newport clinic

Image copyright PPI Image caption How the final proton beam therapy room will look A key component of the UK’s first high-energy proton beam machine has been delivered to its new home in Newport. Proton Partners International (PPI) received the part that will fire the cancer-treating beam at its Rutherford Cancer Centre. PPI said the […]

Pippa Middleton’s wedding: Royals and celebrities at ceremony

Pippa Middleton’s wedding: Royals and celebrities at ceremony

Media captionMiss Middleton arrived at the church with her father Michael Guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. Miss Middleton, 33, who is the younger sister of the duchess, married 41-year-old Mr Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The bride was accompanied […]

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