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Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Image copyright Facebook/AFP/Google Image caption Jeremy Hunt has written to a number of internet companies, including Facebook and Google Jeremy Hunt has threatened social media firms with new laws if they don’t do more to protect children online. In a letter to companies including Facebook and Google, the health secretary accused them of “turning a […]

Dean Tate: Body found in search for missing man

Dean Tate: Body found in search for missing man

Image copyright Avon & Somerset Police Image caption Dean Tate was last seen in the Somerset and Dorset pub late on February 24 Police searching for a man last seen two months ago have found a body. Dean Tate, 40, from Highbridge, Somerset, was reported missing from Burnham-on-Sea during the early hours of February 24. […]

Corbyn speaks to Welsh Labour as Carwyn Jones quits

Corbyn speaks to Welsh Labour as Carwyn Jones quits

Image caption Carwyn Jones and Jeremy Corbyn together at the Welsh Labour conference in 2017 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will address Welsh Labour delegates less than 24 hours after Carwyn Jones’s shock news he is to step down as first minister and Welsh Labour leader. Mr Jones made the announcement on Saturday saying he had […]

Judah Adunbi charged with racially aggravated offence

Judah Adunbi charged with racially aggravated offence

Image copyright PA Image caption Judah Adunbi is a founding member of an independent group set up to improve relations between the police and the Afro-Caribbean community A former race relations advisor to the police has been charged with a racially aggravated offence. Judah Adunbi, 64, was arrested at his Bristol home on 18 April […]

WW1 hero to be honoured 100 years after daring submarine raid

WW1 hero to be honoured 100 years after daring submarine raid

Image copyright The National Museum of the Royal Navy Image caption Lieutenant Richard Sandford died 12 days after the armistice was signed on 11 November 1918 A man who won the Victoria Cross (VC) for leading a daring naval raid during World War One is to be commemorated on the centenary of the event. Lt […]

Boy, 3, drowns in David Lloyd fitness club pool in Leeds

Boy, 3, drowns in David Lloyd fitness club pool in Leeds

Image caption Police were called to a David Lloyd fitness club at 09:45 BST after reports of a child drowning in a pool A three-year-old boy has died while swimming at a pool in Leeds. Police were called to Tongue Lane at about 09:45 BST after reports of a child drowning in a pool at […]

Real ale drinkers reject bid to widen remit

Real ale drinkers reject bid to widen remit

Image copyright Getty Images Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) members have narrowly rejected plans to widen the organisation’s remit to be the voice of all beer, cider and perry drinkers. The changes, which could have seen Camra engaging with all beer drinkers, “irrespective of what they choose to drink”, will not now go ahead. For […]

Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

Image copyright Getty Images One of the biggest providers of UK home care is in financial difficulty. Allied Healthcare, which cares for 13,500 elderly and vulnerable patients across the UK, is set to file for protection from its creditors due to a “highly challenging environment”. The company said it would continue to provide care and […]

Kent arrest in Hither Green fatal burglary probe

Kent arrest in Hither Green fatal burglary probe

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Billy Jeeves, 28, was being sought by police following the burglary in Hither Green A 28-year-old man wanted in connection with a failed burglary where an intruder was killed has been arrested, police have said. The Met Police said Billy Jeeves was found and arrested in Kent on Friday. […]

Skripal poisoning: Salisbury toxic hotspots clean-up begins

Skripal poisoning: Salisbury toxic hotspots clean-up begins

Image caption More robust hoardings have begun to replace police cordons, including at The Mill pub The decontamination of toxic hotspots which have traces of the poison used on an ex-spy and his daughter has begun in Salisbury. Police cordons have sealed off the nine areas deemed by government scientists to be at risk. But […]

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