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Man jailed after bringing motorway to 28-hour standstill

A man who climbed a gantry on the M1 bringing part of the motorway to a standstill for 28 hours has been jailed.

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Family pays tribute to 'bright and bubbly' teenager

The family of a 16-year-old girl who died after an incident at a house have paid emotional tribute to the "bright and bubbly" teenager.

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Teenager detained for 14 years over 'cowardly' knife murder

A teenager who murdered a man in a "cowardly and senseless" knife attack has been ordered to be detained for at least 14 years.

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Ex-detective wrongly convicted of rape wins court battle over dismissal

A former detective sergeant wrongly convicted of rape has won a High Court battle over his dismissal from the Nottinghamshire police force.

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Dead barmaid's hair pulled up like 'a halo', murder trial told

A barmaid who had allegedly been raped and murdered was found dead on a mattress with her hair pulled up around her head like "a halo", a court has heard.

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Police probe into donations to Tory MP's general election campaign fund

A series of donations made to a Tory MP's campaign fund in the lead up to last year's general election are being investigated by police.

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Model surprise as MP Toby Perkins has Twitter account hacked

Followers of a Labour MP were surprised to receive a message from his Twitter account suggesting he had been transformed into a young female model.

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Eagerness to satisfy barmaid in bed caused her death, claims murder accused

An ex-bookkeeper accused of raping and murdering a barmaid has told a jury "over-eagerness" to satisfy his victim in bed caused her death.

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India Chipchase murder trial accused 'went for kebab' court told

An ex-bookkeeper accused of raping and murdering a barmaid told a court he went to get a kebab as his victim was almost certainly lying dead in his bedroom.

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Edinburgh 'least affordable place to study in UK'

Edinburgh is the most expensive city in the UK for students, according to the Royal Bank of Scotland's student living index.

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Bobby the cat survives 60C washing machine cycle

A pet cat has used up one of its nine lives after trapping itself in a washing machine while its owner put it on a 60C cycle.

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Man in court charged with murdering 16-year-old girl

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a 16-year-old girl.

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Man charged with murdering 16-year-old girl

A man has been charged with murdering a 16-year-old girl who died in hospital after paramedics were called to his home.

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Inquests opened into family shootings in Spalding

Inquests have opened into the deaths of three people from the same family who were shot dead in Spalding.

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Tata Steel fined nearly £2m after workers seriously injured by machines

Tata Steel has been ordered to pay more than £2 million after two workers suffered serious injuries at one of its plants.

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Alleged people-smuggler 'brought hundreds of migrants to Britain'

A British-Iraqi man is the head of a people-smuggling network suspected of bringing hundreds of migrants to Britain, a court has heard.

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Golf clubs theft stops father from playing in son's memorial tournament

A father has been prevented from playing in a golf tournament in memory of his son who died in Afghanistan after thieves took his clubs.

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Lord Janner abuse allegations probe postponed

Hearings into allegations of child sex abuse against Lord Greville Janner have been postponed until March next year.

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Police under investigation over handling of Lord Janner child sex abuse claims

Eleven police officers or staff are under criminal investigation over their handling of child sex abuse allegations against late politician Lord Greville Janner.

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Accused 'said he had been trained to kill people with his bare hands'

A former bookkeeper accused of raping and throttling a barmaid told a neighbour he was "trained to kill" with his bare hands, a court heard.

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