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Police recorded 260 cases of alleged electoral fraud in 2016

Police recorded a total of 260 cases of alleged electoral fraud in 2016, with convictions for a Tory councillor who gave a false address and a man who voted twice in the European Union referendum.

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Palace of Westminster attack witnessed by young boxers

Young British boxers have told of their shock and horror after witnessing the violent attack outside the Palace of Westminster.

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Footballer Jamie Vardy's wife reveals 'horrific' online abuse

The wife of footballer Jamie Vardy has told of the "horrific" online abuse she has received involving her baby, but that she will never back down to trolls.

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Mother calls for automatic jail terms for people caught carrying knives

The mother of a teenage student killed in a stabbing has called for the law to be changed so those caught carrying knives face tougher sentences.

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Man denies murder of ex-wife whose body was found in suitcase

A 50-year-old man has denied murdering his ex-wife and dumping her body in a suitcase.

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Watchdog probes whether police knew girlfriend was planning acid attack

An investigation has been launched into whether police had prior knowledge that a woman later convicted of blinding her partner with acid was planning an attack.

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Man charged with criminal damage after muck spread on Crown Court steps

A 49-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage in relation to an incident in which muck was dumped on the steps of a court.

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Deficit 'means councils may fail to deliver protections for vulnerable people'

A "massive funding deficit" has put local councils at risk of breaching legal duties they owe to vulnerable people who could be deprived of their liberty, the High Court has been told.

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Toyota call on UK trade with Europe amid £240m Derbyshire plant investment

Toyota is to invest £240 million in its plant in Derbyshire, but the car giant's boss has called for continued tariff- and barrier-free access between the UK and Europe.

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Husband and wife convicted of 94 drug and child sex offences

A husband and wife described as "master manipulators" have been convicted of 94 drug and child sex offences.

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Tour operator Diamond Shortbreak Holidays ceases trading

Travel firm Diamond Shortbreak Holidays Ltd has ceased trading due to financial difficulties, travel trade organisation Abta said.

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Man underwent double mastectomy on surgeon's 'pre-cancer' advice, court told

A health worker who had an unnecessary double mastectomy on a surgeon's advice was told he was "on the road to developing breast cancer", a court has heard.

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Married radio presenters deny outraging public decency

Two radio presenters have denied outraging public decency after allegedly having sex against a tree in full view of a group of young boys.

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NHS chiefs pay out more than £2.4m over confidential patient letter blunder

NHS bosses have paid out more than £2.4 million to fix a blunder where some 708,000 confidential patient letters went undelivered, new figures show.

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Sports Direct accuses PIRC lobby group of 'fake news' over executive pay claims

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has lashed out at an influential shareholder lobby group, accusing it of "fake news" for claims over its executive pay ratios.

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Althorp to host famous photos of Princess Diana taken in the year of her death

Fifteen famous photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales taken by Mario Testino in the last year of her life are to go on display at the Princess's childhood home.

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Two men and two boys locked up over spree of violent raids

Two men and two boys who admitted their part in a fortnight-long spree of violent raids on shops and bookmakers have been locked up.

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WWE stars to rock the wrestling ring at Download Festival

The world of wrestling will collide with rock and metal music at this year's Download Festival.

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Former prison worker tells how he smuggled mobile phones into jail

A former prison worker who was jailed after being caught sneaking in mobile phones for inmates has said he was never searched during his six months of employment.

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Man bailed over child care home assault allegations

A 59-year-old man arrested over claims he assaulted a child in a care home has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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