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Stourbridge stabbing: Aaron Barley admits murder

Stourbridge stabbing: Aaron Barley admits murder

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Tracey Wilkinson died at the family home in Stourbridge and her teenage son Pierce died in hospital A homeless man who turned on a family who befriended him has admitted murdering the mother and her 13-year-old son. Tracey and Pierce Wilkinson were stabbed to death at their home […]

Corrie Mckeague: Suffolk Police to resume landfill search

Corrie Mckeague: Suffolk Police to resume landfill search

Image copyright Family Photo Image caption Police searched the landfill site for Corrie Mckeague for 20 weeks earlier this year Police investigating the disappearance of missing airman Corrie Mckeague are to resume a search of a landfill site. Mr Mckeague has not been seen since he went on a night out in Bury St Edmunds, […]

Steve Coogan awarded damages in phone-hacking case

Steve Coogan awarded damages in phone-hacking case

Image caption Steve Coogan spoke after the High Court judgement Comedian Steve Coogan is to receive damages and an apology from Mirror Group Newspapers over phone hacking. Speaking after the High Court judgement, he confirmed he would receive a six-figure sum and said he felt “vindicated” by the agreement. It follows an action by Coogan […]

Kingdom of Us: Family’s tragedy becomes Netflix film

Kingdom of Us: Family’s tragedy becomes Netflix film

Image copyright Vikie Shanks Image caption Vikie Shanks said her children had very different needs and experiences after her husband’s death A mother and her seven children trying to come to terms with their father’s suicide have had their story turned into a Netflix documentary. Vikie Shanks from Warwickshire, whose husband Paul died in September […]

Monarch chief Andrew Swaffield ‘devastated’ at closure

Monarch chief Andrew Swaffield ‘devastated’ at closure

Media captionThe chief executive of failed airline Monarch tells Today projected losses were too great to stay operating Monarch chief executive Andrew Swaffield has said he is “absolutely devastated” at the airline’s collapse. Mr Swaffield said the decision not to continue trading was made on Saturday night after estimating that losses for 2018 would be […]

Millions of metres of dangerous cable ‘in homes across UK’

Millions of metres of dangerous cable ‘in homes across UK’

Image copyright Basec Image caption Some seven million metres of the hazardous cable was destroyed – but the remainder remains unaccounted for and much of it may be in homes or businesses Millions of metres of dangerous electrical cable may be in homes across the UK, a BBC investigation has found. In 2010 it was […]

Monarch rescue flights ‘to cost £60m’

Monarch rescue flights ‘to cost £60m’

Media captionNatasha Slessor had worked as cabin crew for Monarch for nearly four years Flights returning 110,000 holidaymakers from overseas after Monarch’s collapse will cost about £60m, according to the UK airline regulator. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has called the flights the UK’s biggest repatriation exercise in peacetime. Monarch Airlines ceased trading on Monday and […]

Las Vegas shooting: Britons speak of fleeing chaos

Las Vegas shooting: Britons speak of fleeing chaos

Image copyright Getty Images British tourists caught up in the Las Vegas shooting have told of their fear and attempts to flee the gunfire. Ian Thorne said he was still looking for three members of his holiday party, but that he was not allowed to leave his hotel as it was on lock-down. Police said […]

Detective Leanne McKie death: Husband charged with murder

Detective Leanne McKie death: Husband charged with murder

Image copyright Family/Facebook Image caption Det Leanne McKie had worked at Greater Manchester Police since 2001 The husband of a serving police detective who was found dead in a lake has been charged with her murder. Mother-of-three Leanne McKie, 39, was discovered in the water at Poynton Park, Cheshire, on Friday. Det McKie joined Greater […]

Michael Gove suggests plastic bottle deposit scheme

Michael Gove suggests plastic bottle deposit scheme

The government is to consider whether to introduce a “reward and return” scheme for plastic bottles to try to improve recycling rates. Environment Secretary Michael Gove appealed for views on how such a system might work in England. The Scottish and Welsh governments have recently said they are also considering introducing a deposit scheme, an […]