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23 years for 'brutal bully' who killed disabled man

A "brutal bully" who battered a disabled man to death over a period of days before getting a vulnerable accomplice to dump his body by a footpath has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years.

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Police arrest man in bank break-in investigation

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a bank in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Oh my Gogglebox! Scarlett's queen of the jungle

Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has been named queen of the jungle as she emerged victorious from I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

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Football abuse probe: Chelsea apologises to ex-striker Gary Johnson

Chelsea Football Club has apologised "profusely" to former striker Gary Johnson over his treatment as a youth team player as the number of clubs embroiled in the child sex abuse scandal reportedly climbed to 55.

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'Chuggers' put people off donating to charity, survey finds

Nearly two-thirds of shoppers say being approached by a "chugger" puts them off donating to the charity being collected for, according to a survey.

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'Regions would have faced contraction' without rate cuts and money printing

Britain's poorest regions would be worse off if the Bank of England had not cut interest rates or introduced its money printing scheme following the financial crisis, its chief economist has said.

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Tory MP asks National Audit Office boss to examine Nissan move

An influential Tory MP is ramping up pressure on the Government to reveal if it made any financial promises to Japanese carmaker Nissan.

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11 million should be offered HIV tests, new Nice guidance says

Around 11 million people in high risk regions of England should be routinely offered an HIV test, according to new health guidance.

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Britain could be major wine producer and exporter by 2100, study shows

Britain could be a major wine producer and exporter by 2100 with Essex and even Edinburgh becoming the site of leading vineyards, a study suggests.

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'Three-parent baby' treatment a step closer after safety decision

British women could be receiving a controversial "three-parent baby" treatment on the NHS as early as next spring.

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More police forces investigating football-linked 'child sex abuse'

More than a quarter of UK police forces are probing allegations of historical child sex abuse in football.

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Farmer thanks 'Great British Public' after stolen dog and five puppies returned

The owner of a cocker spaniel and her five puppies who were stolen has thanked the "Great British Public" after they were returned to him.

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More than half of disabled blue badge prosecutions in just three authorities

The majority of all disabled parking badge prosecutions were brought by just three local authorities last year, new figures show.

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Killer facing life for 'sickening' murder of man with learning difficulties

A man is facing a life sentence after being found guilty of murdering a disabled adult who was beaten for days, drugged and dumped by the side of a footpath.

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Star Wars logo among those on plastic bag sold for £240 at auction

A toy collector has paid £240 for a vintage plastic bag.

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Chancellor says assurances to Nissan create 'no new contingent liabilities'

Assurances given to Nissan to persuade it to keep making cars in Sunderland following Brexit have not exposed the Government to the possibility of new financial liabilities, the Treasury has said.

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Dog owner appeals to thieves after cocker spaniel and puppies stolen from farm

A dog owner was "devastated" after thieves broke into a kennel and stole his cocker spaniel Dora and her five puppies.

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Derailment inside depot hits Virgin East Coast trains

Rail passengers are facing disruption after a train derailed inside a depot.

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Teenager cleared over fatal stabbing of man at party

A teenager accused of stabbing a man to death after sleeping with his partner at a party has been cleared of all charges.

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EasyJet plane carries out emergency landing after leaving Edinburgh

An easyJet plane has made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from Edinburgh Airport.

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