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Red notice for Scottish murder suspect

Red notice for Scottish murder suspect

Image copyright EPA Image caption Harris Binotti – seen here in his Facebook profile picture – is thought to have flown to Thailand Interpol has issued a “red notice” for a Scottish teacher over the death of a colleague in Myanmar. Harris Binotti left the south-east Asian country in November last year following the death […]

Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers

Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers

Image copyright Getty Images Children as young as four are suffering from mental health problems such as panic attacks, anxiety and depression, teachers say. Almost all of the 2,000 who responded to an NASUWT survey said they had come into contact with mentally ill pupils. Members of the teaching union suggest schools are struggling to […]

Aldershot runners’ deaths: Soldier Michael Casey jailed

Aldershot runners’ deaths: Soldier Michael Casey jailed

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Lucy Pygott (left), 17, and Stacey Burrows, 16, were members of of Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club A soldier who was over the alcohol limit and speeding when he killed two teenage athletes has been jailed for six years. Stacey Burrows, 16, and Lucy Pygott, 17, were out […]

Landlord adverts posted online ‘target young for sex’

Landlord adverts posted online ‘target young for sex’

Media captionYoung people are being targeted by online classified ads offering accommodation for sex Young, vulnerable people are being targeted with online classified adverts offering accommodation in exchange for sex, a BBC investigation has found. The deals, which are legal, are on classified ad sites such as Craigslist. Charities have described the adverts as exploitative […]

Cheryl Grimmer: UK family sought over 1970 toddler death

Cheryl Grimmer: UK family sought over 1970 toddler death

Image copyright NSW Police Image caption Cheryl Grimmer disappeared when she was three years old Detectives investigating the murder of a toddler in Australia nearly 50 years ago are trying to locate a family believed to be living in the UK. Three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer went missing from a shower block at a New South Wales […]

Strike threat after Royal Mail closes pension scheme

Strike threat after Royal Mail closes pension scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Postal unions are threatening to ballot for industrial action after Royal Mail said it would close its defined benefit pension scheme in 2018. The postal service said that the pension plan was currently in surplus, but it was not sustainable. Royal Mail contributes about £400m a year, but it said this […]

Virgin Trains East Coast staff to stage 48-hour strike

Virgin Trains East Coast staff to stage 48-hour strike

Image copyright PA Image caption Virgin Trains East Coast runs services between London, the North East and Scotland Staff on Virgin Trains East Coast are to stage a 48-hour strike in a row over the role of guards and jobs, the RMT union has announced. The stoppage, on 28 and 29 April, follows recent strikes […]

Online adverts ‘exploit homeless for sex’

Online adverts ‘exploit homeless for sex’

Media captionYoung people are being targeted by online classified ads offering accommodation for sex Young, vulnerable people are being targeted with online classified adverts offering accommodation in exchange for sex, a BBC investigation has found. The deals, which are legal, are on classified ad sites such as craigslist. Charities have described the adverts as exploitative […]

Surveyors get gloomy as property market stagnates

Surveyors get gloomy as property market stagnates

Image copyright Getty Images Property surveyors are getting gloomier about the state of the housing market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics). Its latest monthly survey shows that stock levels are at a new record low. The number of people interested in buying a property – and the number of sales – […]

Baby death cluster: Jeremy Hunt orders investigation

Baby death cluster: Jeremy Hunt orders investigation

Media captionIvy Morris died in May 2016 from complications associated with her birth A cluster of baby deaths at the same NHS trust will be investigated, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. BBC News has learned of at least seven deaths later deemed as avoidable in less than two years at the Shrewsbury and Telford […]