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Food hygiene standards vary widely across UK, study reveals

A huge variation in food hygiene standards remains across the UK, with one in five high or medium-risk food outlets failing to meet standards, according to a study.

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Police boost number of armed officers on duty after Westminster terror attack

Police chiefs have ordered a major surge in the number of armed officers on duty in the wake of the Westminster attack.

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Woman denies nightclub stiletto shoe attack charge

A restaurateur accused of attacking a woman with a stiletto shoe in a nightclub has denied inflicting grievous bodily harm.

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Corrie McKeague search continues at landfill site

A search team trawling a landfill site in the investigation into missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has been through more than 845 tonnes of waste.

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Laura Ashley boss waits to hear ex-wife's divorce award after court fight

A 78-year-old Laura Ashley boss is waiting to hear how much money he will have to hand to his 70-year-old ex-wife after the conclusion of the latest stage of a divorce court battle.

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Manchester 'top for house price growth' across major UK cities

Manchester is now leading the way for house price growth across the UK's major cities, with property values there up by nearly 9% year-on-year - according to an index.

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Ex-Tory MP Bob Spink who defected to Ukip charged with electoral fraud

Former Conservative MP Bob Spink, who defected to Ukip and became its first ever MP, has been charged with electoral fraud.

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Chase and Status, Annie Mac and MistaJam announced for Virgin V Festivals

Chase and Status, Annie Mac and MistaJam will all play the BBC Radio One stage at Virgin V Festival this summer.

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NHS 'must learn hard lessons' after baby boy's death

The health service needs to learn "hard lessons" following the death of a baby boy suffering from a bowel condition, the child's father has said.

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Censored 16th century book 'may offer clues' to female anatomy knowledge lag

A censored 16th century anatomy book may provide evidence that taboos slowed the development of knowledge of the female genitals, researchers have said.

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Male model inspired by Tinder date wins Great Pottery Throw Down

The male model who has been crowned winner of The Great Pottery Throw Down has revealed his love of clay was sparked by a Tinder date.

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'Super-obesity' required factor in some cases before weight loss op, says report

Rationing of surgery to treat clinically obese people means that some need to become "super-obese" before they are allowed a weight loss operation, a new report suggests.

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Police primed to respond to 'marauding terrorist attack'

The Westminster attack triggered a response police hoped would never be needed - but which has been rigorously planned and rehearsed.

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Camilla unveils King Charles II statue at Newmarket racecourse

The Duchess of Cornwall has unveiled a statue of King Charles II on a visit to Newmarket.

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10-month-old Leo could have been saved with 'competent' care, mother says

The mother of a baby who died from a bowel condition in hospital has told an inquest that he could have been saved if he had been given "competent and timely" care.

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Basildon Council starts court action over 'illegal' travellers' site

A council is bringing a High Court case to stop travellers from developing an illegal site that residents fear could be larger than Dale Farm.

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Give local areas greater control over immigration, think tank urges

Powers over immigration should be given to local areas as part of a sweeping package of measures to help boost growth across England after Brexit, a think tank has said.

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16 major road upgrades could be scrapped over value for money

Sixteen upgrades to England's busiest roads could be scrapped because they do not represent value for money, the Whitehall spending watchdog has warned.

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Police launch murder probe after raid victim dies

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man struck his head on a low wall and died following a robbery.

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All tobacco products should carry risks of smoking when pregnant, MP urges

An MP who lost his son to stillbirth has called for graphic labels that highlight the risk of smoking to expectant mothers to be rolled out across all cigarette packets.

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