About Cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies.

National News

Police officers surround protesters taking part in a demonstration against the Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch group

Neo-Nazis outnumbered at protest

Photo taken by members of the public of offenders fleeing after robbing a jewellery store in Newport Street, Bolton.

Passers-by target jewel raiders

Protesters take part in a demonstration by the Greek Solidarity Campaign in Trafalgar Square

UK protesters make Greece debt plea

Amira Abase, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Shamima Begum, 15, fled Britain in February (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Girls 'marry IS militants' in Syria

Lorries parked on the M20 in Ashford, Kent, under Operation Stack

Pleas to end Calais migrants crisis

The Queen meets Second World War pilot Allan Scott

Pilot thrilled to meet Queen again

Judy Murray and Anton de Beke during day six of the Wimbledon Championships

Tennis fans salute military heroes

The final five bodies of the murdered Britons arrived at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire in an RAF C-17 aircraft

Families get Tunisia attack bodies

Chancellor George Osborne.

Tories to meet inheritance tax vow

David Rathband was blinded in the attack by gunman Raoul Moat

Rathband family's plea for justice

Blackpool RNLI volunteers pulling a woman from the sea after she got into difficulty on a sandbank at Uncle Tom's Cabin in Blackpool.

Sea rescue drama captured on video

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge, as the Cambridges will appear in public for the first time as a family of four at Princess Charlotte's christening.

Princess Charlotte to be christened

London already has powers to fine people who throw litter from cars

Call to tackle littering from cars

Schools are creating a "pressure cooker" atmosphere for children, experts say

'Exam factory' mood in schools

Forked lightning over Victoria, central London (Scott D'Arcy/PA)

Lightning show for boiling Britons

The RAF's Red Arrows team was to have performed at the July 4 celebration

USAF axes July 4 show over security

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe fielded questions from young people

Web policing 'a massive challenge'

Shaker Aamer has been imprisoned at Guantanamo for 13 years (Reprieve UK/PA)

Stars' July 4 plea to free Shaker

Katie Price leaves Horsham Magistrates' Court accompanied by her husband Kieran Hayler

Price fined for jumping red light

The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, lands at Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii (AP)

Solar powered plane reaches Hawaii

Max Clifford faces a charge of indecent assault

Max Clifford faces indecency charge

Ex-specialist firearms officer Anthony Long has been cleared of murder

Cleared marksman hails jury verdict

Discarded nitrous oxide canisters at a music festival, as sellers "hippy crack" for recreational use will face up to seven years in prison under Government plans

Warning over legal high blanket ban

Julian Assange is seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces sex allegations by two women

France refuses Assange asylum bid

Lorraine Barwell was attacked as she escorted a prisoner at London's Blackfriars Crown Court

Custody officer dies after attack

Ofcom found 'serious failings' in the way EE handled customer complaints

EE fined £1m for 'serious failings'

Joel Richards died in the terrorist attack in Tunisia

Details of gunshot wounds revealed

Engineers on Southern Rail are to stage a five day strike over claims of a "comprehensive breakdown" in industrial relations

Disputes loom for rail passengers

The Race Solar Farm operated by Primrose Solar (Primrose Solar/PA)

Warm weather boosts solar power

Ashya King was taken abroad by his parents for pioneering cancer treatment (Hampshire Police/PA)

'Miracle' Ashya flies back to UK

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was the only person convicted of the Lockerbie bombing (Crown Office/PA Wire)

Families lose Lockerbie case ruling

Those repeatedly found with blades will face minimum custodial sentences

Two-strike rule for carrying knives

Ukip MP Douglas Carswell says Britain should be more selective about those people it accepts from overseas

Migrants' children 'not in work'

The identity of the drug dealer who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her could remain a mystery after detectives announced they have ended their investigation

Geldof drug dealer 'a mystery'

Driver Alex McFarlane triggered safety cameras seven times between June and August last year

Driver dodges ban with 42 points

The charity said energy customers using the meters were more likely to be on lower incomes

'Poor struggling' on pre-pay meters

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box on Centre Court

Royal couple plan new tennis court

Health care leaders have warned about the impact of cuts in a letter to The Times

Government warned over health cuts

In 2014, there were 61 incidents of self-harm at Yarl's Wood detention centre

Yarl's Wood detainees self-harming

The Queen is visiting Scotland

Queen to unveil new facilities

Margaret Thatcher's government was reluctant to press for an international ban on Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein acquiring chemical weapons, newly released files show

Thatcher government concern on Iraq

Charles and Camilla will visit Australia and New Zealand in November

Royal couple to go Down Under

George Osborne has been warned of the potential consequences of under-resourcing the NHS ahead of the Budget

Osborne warned on health funding

Kids Company chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh has reportedly been asked by the Government to take a lesser role

Kids charity boss stands down

Suzie Evans is hugged by her son Owen Richards during a minute's silence in Walsall in memory of the victims of the Tunisia terror attack, including their relatives Patrick Evans, Adrian Evans and Joel Richards

Silence held to honour Tunisia dead

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @LindaScottYorks of hailstones that fell in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales (Linda Scott/PA)

Storms to follow sweltering heat

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned that failure to hit Islamic State could be taken as weakness by the terror group

Hunt urges 'robust' action on IS

Wimbledon will fall silent to remember victims of the Tunisia terror attack

Wimbledon silent for terror victims

Lieutenant Colonel Alison McCourt who has been awarded an OBE for her contribution contribution to the fight against Ebola.

Honour for Ebola treatment nurse

The number of people going to hospital with conditions such as asthma remains relatively high

Warning on disease survival rates

Keep in touch with local news

Sign up for email alerts

Most read stories

  • 1

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

Research local amenities