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Grenfell fire: Families and survivors remember victims at St Paul’s memorial

Grenfell fire: Families and survivors remember victims at St Paul’s memorial

Image copyright AFP Image caption The families of victims held photographs of their loved ones outside the cathedral Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have attended a memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral, alongside members of the Royal Family and PM Theresa May. Bereaved families, survivors and rescue workers were joined by the Prince of […]

May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss

May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss

Media captionThere were cheers from the opposition benches as the result was announced The prime minister is due in Brussels on Thursday, hours after Conservative rebels in the Commons defeated the government in a key Brexit vote. MPs backed an amendment giving them a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck […]

Royals to attend Grenfell fire memorial at St Paul’s

Royals to attend Grenfell fire memorial at St Paul’s

Royal family members and the prime minister will join families of victims of the Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial at St Paul’s Cathedral. About 1,500 people are invited to the multi-faith service, including the bereaved, survivors and rescue workers. Joining them are the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge […]

Haemophilia A trial results ‘mind-blowing’

Haemophilia A trial results ‘mind-blowing’

Media captionFather-of-two Jake Omer was born with haemophilia A British doctors say they have achieved “mind-blowing” results in an attempt to rid people of haemophilia A. Patients are born with a genetic defect that means they do not produce a protein needed to stop bleeding. Thirteen patients given the gene therapy at Barts Health NHS […]

Salford house fire: Lia Pearson dies in hospital

Salford house fire: Lia Pearson dies in hospital

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Lia Pearson died in hospital A three-year-old girl has become the fourth child to die after a house fire which also killed three of her siblings. Lia Pearson was left critically ill after the blaze in Walkden, Salford, on Monday. She died in hospital. Demi, 15, died at the scene […]

Peter Kay cancels comeback comedy tour for family reasons

Peter Kay cancels comeback comedy tour for family reasons

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kay is one of the UK’s most popular entertainers Comedian Peter Kay has cancelled all future work projects, including his stand-up tour, “due to unforeseen family circumstances”. “This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first,” he wrote on Twitter. […]

UVF killer Haggarty shot Catholic to hide double life

UVF killer Haggarty shot Catholic to hide double life

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Gary Haggarty was a police informer for 13 years The most senior loyalist ever to agree to become a so-called supergrass volunteered to kill a Catholic to cover up the fact he was an informer. Sean McParland died after being shot while babysitting in Belfast in 1994. The Ulster Volunteer […]

Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients

Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients

Image caption Simon Bramhall was a liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon A surgeon who marked his initials on the livers of two transplant patients has admitted assault by beating. Simon Bramhall, 53, committed the offences at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in February and August 2013. The liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon was suspended later that […]

UK wage growth still below inflation

UK wage growth still below inflation

Image copyright Getty Images Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October, below inflation at 3%. Real earnings, which take into account the cost of living, fell by […]

Peter Kay cancels comeback tour

Peter Kay cancels comeback tour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kay is one of the UK’s most popular entertainers Comedian Peter Kay has announced he is cancelling all upcoming work projects, including his stand-up tour, “due to unforeseen family circumstances”. “This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first,” he […]

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