May accused over child abuse probe

A campaigning Labour MP has warned that the Government looks as though it does not "want to get to the truth" about historic child abuse after Home ...

Switch-off leaving shires in dark

Three-quarters of English councils are switching off or dimming some street lights at night, a survey has revealed, leading to claims that ...

Ukip expels councillor over remarks

A Ukip councillor has been expelled from the party over comments made in a TV interview.

Higher oil stocks boost FTSE 100

Energy-based stocks maintained the London market's pre-Christmas rally today after benefiting from a rebound in the price of oil.

B&Q owner sells China stake

B&Q owner Kingfisher is to sell a controlling stake in its loss-making China business for £140 million as it focuses on its core European market.

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Thousands homeless over Christmas

The festive season is not a jolly time for everyone - and thousands of young people face being homeless this Christmas.

Man, 22, shot dead in car attack

A young man has been shot dead and another injured as they sat in a car in a city centre.

Centres leading genes project named

Eleven English centres that will spearhead a genetic revolution in the NHS have been named.

Sex abuse police officer faces jail

A paedophile police officer who subjected his victim to "horrendous" attacks is expected to be jailed today.

CCTV cameras 'don't deter crime'

A police force is considering plans to stop monitoring live CCTV cameras after a report found there was "little evidence" that they deterred crime.

Mid-life health 'can halt dementia'

Simple lifestyle changes could save more than 80,000 people a year from dementia, a study has found.

Tara in airport lounge rage arrest

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been cautioned by police after a "disturbance" at Heathrow Airport.