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Upskirting: Government considering creating specific offence

Upskirting: Government considering creating specific offence

Image copyright Gina Martin Image caption Campaigner Gina Martin said she is “really positive” a change in the law could make upskirting easier to prosecute A victim of so-called “upskirting” is “really positive” that a change in the law could be imminent. Gina Martin started campaigning to make upskirting illegal after police said they would […]

Cliff Richard case: Editor has ‘no concerns’ over helicopter footage

Cliff Richard case: Editor has ‘no concerns’ over helicopter footage

Image copyright PA A BBC editor has told the High Court he has no concerns about the airing of helicopter images of Sir Cliff Richard’s flat during a police search. Jonathan Munro said the footage had not been referred to him before it aired on the day of the search in August 2014. Sir Cliff […]

Royal baby: Prince Charles feels ‘great joy’ for new grandson

Royal baby: Prince Charles feels ‘great joy’ for new grandson

Media captionThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerge from St Mary’s in London with their newborn prince The Prince of Wales has said it is “a great joy” to have another grandchild, adding “I don’t know how I am going to keep up with them”. Gun salutes across London have marked the arrival of the […]

Inverness man Liam Colgan’s death ‘a tragic accident’

Inverness man Liam Colgan’s death ‘a tragic accident’

Image copyright PA Image caption Liam Colgan’s family said he was much-loved and a talented musician The family of Liam Colgan, whose body was found 10 weeks after he went missing in Hamburg, say his death had been a “tragic accident”. The 29-year-old was on his brother Eamonn’s stag weekend in the German city when […]

Anti-abortion graffiti attack on two Catholic churches

Anti-abortion graffiti attack on two Catholic churches

Image copyright Google Image caption St Colmcille’s Church in Carrickmore, County Tyrone was targeted by vandals A Catholic church in Northern Ireland has been daubed with anti-abortion graffiti for the second time in 24 hours. The latest attack happened at a church in Carrickmore, County Tyrone. Several messages were painted on the walls of St […]

Alfie Evans’ life support withdrawn, father says

Alfie Evans’ life support withdrawn, father says

Image copyright Kate James Image caption Alfie Evans’ condition in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has been described as “semi-vegetative” The life support of seriously ill toddler Alfie Evans has been withdrawn, his father has said. Tom Evans said the 23-month-old’s life support was turned off on Monday but Alfie was breathing on his own and […]

TSB boss says sorry for banking chaos

TSB boss says sorry for banking chaos

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of TSB has apologised for its IT fiasco amid rising customer fury as the crisis continued for a fourth day. Paul Pester said he was “deeply sorry” and promised no one would be left out of pocket as a result of the issues. He said the bank would take […]

Royal baby: Gun salutes to mark the prince’s arrival

Royal baby: Gun salutes to mark the prince’s arrival

Media captionThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerge from St Mary’s in London with their newborn prince Gun salutes across London are set to mark the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child. The couple’s second son, who is fifth in line to the throne, was born on Monday at the Lindo […]

New ban on epilepsy drug in pregnancy

New ban on epilepsy drug in pregnancy

Image copyright Science Photo Library An epilepsy drug that can damage unborn babies must no longer be prescribed to girls and women of childbearing age in the UK unless they sign a form to say that they understand the risks. Drug regulator the MHRA says the new measures it’s introducing will keep future generations of […]

Man released after joint enterprise conviction quashed

Man released after joint enterprise conviction quashed

Media captionJohn Crilly had his murder conviction quashed after a landmark challenge. A man has been released from prison after becoming the first person since 2016 to have a joint enterprise murder conviction quashed. Joint enterprise is used to convict defendants in gang-related cases even if they did not strike the fatal blow, but could […]