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UK warmed by 'second hottest September' since records began

Britain has experienced one of the hottest Septembers since records began, provisional Met Office figures suggest.

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Crown Censure for MoD over death of soldier shot during training exercise

The Ministry of Defence has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive over the death of Fusilier Dean Griffiths, who was shot in the neck on a training exercise in 2011.

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54% rise in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children being looked after in England

The number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children being looked after in England has jumped by more than half in the space of a year.

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28 years for burglar over murder of pensioner in 'cowardly' attack at bungalow

A burglar who was found guilty of murdering a pensioner at his village bungalow has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 28 years.

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Ferrari driver held in 'drink-drive' probe after pedestrian 'nearly hit'

The driver of a Ferrari has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and drink-driving after the sports car allegedly "mounted the kerb and almost hit a pedestrian".

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Police constable charged with drink-driving while off-duty

A police officer has been charged with drink-driving while off duty.

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Second World War bomb discovered in Portsmouth Harbour

A unexploded Second World War bomb has been discovered on the seabed of Portsmouth Harbour.

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Abducted schoolgirl was raped after being forced into car in Oxford

A schoolgirl was raped after being snatched from a street and forced into a car during a four-hour ordeal, detectives have revealed.

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Child victims of sex abuse labelled 'promiscuous' despite exploitation

Victims of child sexual abuse were described as having "consensual" relationships, "making choices" when in dangerous situations and being "promiscuous" despite clearly being exploited, Ofsted has said.

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Simulation machines 'must be used more' to train heart specialist doctors

A leading doctor has called for better access to simulation training for heart specialists to improve patient safety.

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Scandal-hit ambulance trust to be put into special measures

A scandal-hit ambulance trust is to be put into special measures after a regulator found it was putting patients at risk.

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Falklands veteran's widow who hopes to have his child wins embryos battle

The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court declaration that gives her a "last chance" to have her late husband's child.

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Wife pays tribute to Royal Navy veteran who died after cyclist dispute

The widow of a Royal Navy veteran who died following a dispute with a cyclist has paid tribute to her "wonderful, funny and intelligent husband".

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Police hunt after convicted murderer vanishes from bail hostel

A national manhunt has been launched for a convicted murderer who has vanished from a bail hostel.

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Shoreham Airshow crash probe allowed to see film from plane

Investigators probing the Shoreham Airshow crash in which 11 people were killed have won the right to see film footage from within the plane.

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Man held over historical child sex allegations linked to village church

Detectives have arrested a 55-year-old man over historical child sex allegations allegedly committed at a village church up to 35 years ago.

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Police release artist's image of mystery man whose skull was found by fishermen

Police have released an artist's impression of a man whose skull was dredged up by fishermen in the English Channel two years ago.

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Labour backbenchers 'back new third runway at Heathrow'

Labour backbenchers are set to step up their efforts to shape party policy and form "an alternative shadow cabinet", including backing a new third runway at Heathrow.

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Homesick wife 'almost blew double agent's cover'

Britain's most important double agent of the Second World War almost had his cover blown because his homesick wife could not stand living in England, according to secret files made public for the first time.

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Gatwick gives new airport expansion 'evidence' to ministers

Gatwick has submitted "new evidence" to ministers examining airport expansion in south-east England.

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