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US condemns arena bomb probe leaks

US condemns arena bomb probe leaks

Media captionManchester attack “shows depths of evil we face” US President Donald Trump has said leaks of the investigation into the Manchester Arena attack to American media are “deeply troubling”. They were a “grave threat to our national security”, he added, and pledged to get to the bottom of it. His remarks come after US […]

Manchester attack: Mobile phone ‘saved woman’s life’

Manchester attack: Mobile phone ‘saved woman’s life’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Lisa Bridgett remains in hospital with her family at her bedside Pictures have emerged showing the mobile phone which is believed to have saved the life of a Gwynedd woman badly injured in the Manchester bombing. Lisa Bridgett, of Pwllheli, had been using the phone after the Ariana Grande concert […]

Fred Talbot guilty of sex offences on trips to Scotland

Fred Talbot guilty of sex offences on trips to Scotland

Image copyright PA Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been found guilty of historical sex offences against boys he took on school trips to Scotland. At Lanark Sheriff Court, he was convicted of seven charges of indecent assault in the 1970s and early 1980s. Talbot was a teacher at a grammar school in the Manchester […]

Music mogul Jonathan King charged with historical sex offences

Music mogul Jonathan King charged with historical sex offences

Image copyright PA Image caption Jonathan King will appear before magistrates next month The former music mogul Jonathan King has been charged with 18 sexual offences which occurred between 1970 and 1986, relating to nine victims. Mr King, 72, from Bayswater, west London, was charged by Surrey Police as part of Operation Ravine. The investigation […]

English house-building at highest for a decade

English house-building at highest for a decade

Image copyright Getty Images The number of new homes being built in England is at its highest level for ten years, according to government figures. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said 162,880 homes were started in 2016/17, with 147,960 completed. Both numbers represent the highest number of new builds since the start […]

Manchester attack: Victim Kelly Brewster ‘shielded niece’

Manchester attack: Victim Kelly Brewster ‘shielded niece’

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Kelly Brewster went to the concert with her sister but got separated from her after the attack A woman confirmed to be one of the victims of the Manchester terror attack shielded her niece from the blast, her family have said. Kelly Brewster, from Sheffield, died in the attack at […]

Manchester attack: Who were the victims?

Manchester attack: Who were the victims?

Tributes have been paid to the 22 people killed in the attack at Manchester Arena, some of them children. Fourteen have been named so far. Michelle Kiss Image copyright GMP/PA Michelle Kiss was described as “a loving wife to Tony, mother to Dylan, Elliot and Millie, as well as daughter to Mick and Christine and […]

Three guilty of Mark Mason Rhyl Home Bargains killing

Three guilty of Mark Mason Rhyl Home Bargains killing

Image copyright Family picture Three men have been found guilty of killing a rival drug dealer in a gang-related revenge attack. Mark Mason, 48, of Rhyl, Denbighshire, was stabbed to death in the car park of the town’s Home Bargains on 27 October. James Davies, 20, was convicted of murder, and Anthony Baines, 30, and […]

Conservatives report most donations in first part of year

Conservatives report most donations in first part of year

Donations to the Conservatives were more than double Labour’s during the first quarter of 2017, figures suggest. The Electoral Commission said Theresa May’s party reported £5.46m from donors between January and March, with mining millionaire Michael Davis providing the biggest gift of £317,000. Unions helped Labour to report £2.64m given, with Unite donating £657,702. The […]

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”. […]