Dundee tattooist jailed for sex offences

24 July 2014 2.32pm.

A convicted child sex offender who tattooed under-age girls before sexually assaulting them in his Dundee flat has been jailed for five years at the ...

Construction firms in merger talks

Two of the UK's biggest construction firms - Balfour Beatty and Carillion - have disclosed they are in talks over a potential £3 billion merger.

US stocks unmoved after mixed news

US stocks have ended little changed after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy.


23 years for pizza driver's killer

A "habitual street robber" who stabbed a pizza delivery driver to death for his mobile phone has been told he must serve at least 23 years in prison.

'North-south divide' on disability

People living in different parts of England are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to the age they should expect to be struck down with a ...

More poor teenagers apply for uni

Rising numbers of poorer teenagers are planning to go to university, but they are still half as likely to apply as their richer peers, new figures ...

Man found guilty of Jayden murder

A violent and controlling man has been found guilty of murdering his 17-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend.

52 priests defrocked for sex abuse

More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been revealed.

£1m a year to discuss nuclear waste

Communities could be paid millions of pounds just to consider having a facility to bury nuclear waste in their area, the Government has said.

Children trying smoking 'at lowest'

The number of children trying cigarettes has dipped to the lowest level on record, new figures suggest.