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Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth ‘faced complaints’

Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth ‘faced complaints’

Image copyright Save the Children A former chief executive of Save the Children faced three complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff before leaving the charity, the BBC has learned. Justin Forsyth was accused of sending inappropriate texts and commenting on what young female staff were wearing. Mr Forsyth said he had “apologised unreservedly” to […]

Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’

Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’

Image copyright Alfie’s Army Facebook Image caption Alfie Evans suffers from an undiagnosed neurological degenerative condition Doctors can stop providing life support to toddler Alfie Evans who has a mystery illness against his parents’ wishes, the High Court has ruled. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital argued that continuing to treat the 21-month-old from Bootle, Merseyside was […]

Queen and Anna Wintour in London Fashion Week front row

Queen and Anna Wintour in London Fashion Week front row

Media captionThe Queen sat between Caroline Rush of the British Fashion Council and Vogue’s Anna Wintour The Queen has appeared in the famous front row at London Fashion Week for the first time. Wearing a duck egg blue dress and jacket, she sat alongside Dame Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief. They watched the show of designer […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Thousands cancel donations to charity

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Thousands cancel donations to charity

Media captionMark Goldring: ‘We are sorry for the damage done to Haiti and the wider aid efforts’ About 7,000 people have stopped making regular donations to Oxfam since it emerged some of its staff used prostitutes in Haiti, MPs have heard. Oxfam boss Mark Goldring apologised to the International Development Committee for the damage done […]

Woman pleads guilty after Tunstall ambulance abuse note

Woman pleads guilty after Tunstall ambulance abuse note

Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service Image caption The note was left on an ambulance in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent A 26-year-old woman who verbally abused paramedics and left a foul-mouthed note on their ambulance in Stoke-on-Trent has admitted a public order offence. Kirsty Sharman, of Parsonage Street, also accepted writing the handwritten message, which said she […]

Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

Media captionMoment paedophile with ‘rap sheet from hell’ arrested Paedophile Matthew Falder has been sentenced to 32 years in jail after admitting 137 charges including rape and blackmail. Sentencing him at Birmingham Crown Court, Judge Philip Parker QC said Falder’s crimes began with voyeurism as a student, but escalated. Falder’s offences against 46 victims include […]

Great Ormond Street Hospital may keep scandal charity cash

Great Ormond Street Hospital may keep scandal charity cash

Image copyright John Stillwell/PA Great Ormond Street Hospital has indicated that it may change its mind about returning donations from a scandal-hit charity. The hospital had said it would hand back money previously given to it by the Presidents Club Charitable Trust. The decision followed allegations of sexual harassment at a men-only Presidents Club dinner. […]

Bury PC who dived in River Irwell to save man ‘can’t swim’

Bury PC who dived in River Irwell to save man ‘can’t swim’

Media captionThe rescue was caught on the student police officer’s bodycam A police officer who dived 8ft (2.4m) into a freezing river to save a man from drowning said he can’t swim. PC Mohammed Nadeem leapt into the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Saturday after a man fell in the water. He said […]

Cassie Hayes: Man admits unlawful killing of travel agent

Cassie Hayes: Man admits unlawful killing of travel agent

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Cassie Hayes, 28, died after her throat was cut at the Tui travel agency in Southport town centre A man charged with murdering a travel agent at her workplace admits he killed her unlawfully, a court has heard. Cassie Hayes, 28, died in hospital after being attacked at the […]

Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges over-priced universities

Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges over-priced universities

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May’s review will consider the cost of tuition fees and repaying student debt The prime minister is to call for better value for students in England, admitting they face “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”. Theresa May will announce an independent review of […]

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