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Mother of man sought after fatal hit-and-run crash appeals for him to come home

The mother of a man believed to have fled the country after a hit-and-run crash which killed a four-year-old girl has made an emotional plea for him to come home.

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Nuclear reactor approved for use in new power station

Regulators have approved a nuclear reactor planned to be used in a new power station, described as a "landmark moment" for the project.

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Child sex offences 'rise fourfold in Greater Manchester'

Child sex offences reported in Greater Manchester have increased fourfold in three years, new figures showed today with the number of known or suspected offenders doubling.

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Home trespasser facing lengthy sentence for string of sex offences

A sexual predator branded every woman's "worst nightmare" faces a lengthy jail sentence after he was convicted of sneaking into homes to target vulnerable victims.

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Doctor who misled medics over Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey guilty of misconduct

A "dishonest" doctor who admitted misleading other medics over Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is guilty of serious misconduct, medical watchdogs have ruled.

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Zoo welcomes spiky mammal tenrecs all the way from Madagascar

The latest eye-catching arrivals from Madagascar at Chester Zoo are providing a wealth of information for keepers with their "incredible traits".

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Merseyrail to run services on Grand National day despite strike by workers

Merseyrail is to run its usual service on the day of the Grand National, before and after the races, despite a strike by workers, the company announced.

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Government open to allowing Channel 4 to 'diversify revenues' outside London

The Government will consider allowing Channel 4 to take bigger stakes in production companies in a bid to boost the regional production sector, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced.

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'Remember Me' garden created for dementia sufferers at RHS Tatton Flower Show

A garden filled with plants popular in the 1960s and 1970s to comfort people with dementia will form part of the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Tatton Flower Show this summer.

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Man quizzed over death of British woman at Australian strip club

A man has been questioned by detectives probing the death of a British woman at an Australian strip club.

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Hospital trust probed over death rate to leave special measures

A hospital trust which was placed into special measures following a review into higher-than-expected death rates is to come out of the failure regime after making improvements to patient care, health officials have said.

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Reassurances over planned nuclear power station urged after bankruptcy move

The Government is being urged to give reassurances about a planned nuclear power station in the UK after Toshiba's nuclear unit, Westinghouse, filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Doctor's dishonesty over Ebola nurse 'an isolated incident', tribunal told

A doctor's dishonesty in a phone conversation about Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey was "an isolated incident in an otherwise unblemished career", a medical tribunal has been told.

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Rape victim says judge was right to warn women over drinking

A rape victim has defended comments made by the female judge presiding over her case that drunk women are putting themselves in danger.

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Doctor spared jail after falsely claiming overtime payments of £24,000

A senior doctor who falsely claimed almost £24,000 in overtime has been spared jail.

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Manchester Gorton by-election to be held on May 4

A successor to Sir Gerald Kaufman will be chosen on May 4 after Labour's chief whip officially triggered the Manchester Gorton by-election.

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Top surgeon denies unnecessary mastectomy on GP described as 'cancer-phobic'

A female GP who underwent a mastectomy at the hands of surgeon Ian Paterson was "cancer-phobic", a court heard.

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Suspect in four-year-old girl's hit-and-run death 'fled UK hours later'

A man seen running from the scene of a crash which killed a four-year-old girl is believed to have fled the country just hours later, police said.

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Doctor 'misled medics over Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey'

A doctor who admitted misleading other medics over Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey also acted dishonestly, medical watchdogs ruled today.

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Driver spared jail after running over man punched onto road by teenager

A medic has walked free from court after he ran over and killed a father-of-four who moments earlier had been punched into the road by a 16-year-old boy.

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