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Security workers assaulted in 'nasty attack' during supermarket armed robbery

Two security workers have been assaulted in an "extremely nasty attack" during an armed robbery at a supermarket.

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Tattooed attacker given life sentence after kidnapping and raping man

A "very dangerous" tattooed attacker who kidnapped a 27-year-old man and subjected him to a series of horrific physical and sexual assaults has been jailed for life.

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Cancer clusters around nuclear sites 'likely to have been caused by infection'

Clusters of childhood cancer around nuclear installations in the UK are likely to have been caused by infection rather than radiation, a report has concluded.

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Only one man to face trial over alleged offences at Cyril Smith-linked school

Only one man will face trial over alleged historical sex offences at a residential school for boys linked with the late politician Cyril Smith, it has been confirmed.

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Minister warns 'not to count chickens' over money pledged to NHS by Brexiteers

The NHS should not "count any chickens" when it comes to getting the £350 million promised by Brexiteers during the referendum campaign, a health minister has said.

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Police chief suspended over Hillsborough to challenge commissioner in court

South Yorkshire chief constable David Crompton has responded to his forced removal by his police and crime commissioner (PCC) by saying he will challenge the decision in the courts.

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Rugby league's Sam Barlow avoids jail after assaulting anti-doping officer

A professional rugby league player has been spared jail for assaulting an anti-doping officer who called at his home to carry out a random drugs test.

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Police officer charged after drugs probe

A serving police officer has been charged with misconduct in a public office and a drugs offence after a police narcotics probe.

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Post-Brexit free trade with EU will be possible, claims Liam Fox

Liam Fox and fellow senior Tories have insisted Britain can maintain free trade with the European Union and control over immigration after Brexit despite fresh warnings that it would be "impossible".

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Tories lose two council seats to Lib Dems in latest by-elections

Conservatives have seen two council seats taken by Liberal Democrats in the latest local by-elections ahead of the Tory Party conference starting in Birmingham on Sunday.

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Lorry driver jailed for woman's crossing death failed to secure stabiliser arm

A lorry driver who killed a mother-of-one when he failed to secure a metal stabiliser arm on his vehicle has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

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Baker leaves the tent after failure to blossom in floral challenge

Rav Bansal has admitted he felt like a "cat that was running out of lives" as he became the sixth contestant to exit The Great British Bake Off.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach unveils details of £16.25m rollercoaster

A new multi-million pound rollercoaster featuring a UK first will be built at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the amusement park owners have revealed.

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Baker leaves the tent after failure to blossom in floral challenge

Rav Bansal has admitted he felt like a "cat that was running out of lives" as he became the sixth contestant to exit The Great British Bake Off.

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Man charged over crash death of daughter, nine

A man has been charged with causing the death of his nine-year-old daughter by dangerous driving.

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Briton remanded over 'terror offences' linked to Ukraine conflict

A British man has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences linked to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Life term for man who stabbed to death disabled neighbour

A man who killed his disabled neighbour and injured her 79-year-old mother in a frenzied knife attack has been jailed for a minimum of 10 years.

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Flight diverted due to smoke in cabin 'after Samsung tablet overheated'

A passenger jet was forced to divert to Manchester after a Samsung tablet overheated causing smoke to be released in the cabin, according to reports.

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Funding target reached for hometown sculpture honouring Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood's fans have met the £20,000 crowd-funding target to build a sculpture of the late comedian in the town she grew up in.

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No fresh prosecution over blaze that claimed life of firefighter

No fresh prosecution will take place over the death of a firefighter despite an inquest jury concluding he was unlawfully killed by two 15-year-old girls who started a blaze deliberately.

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