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Prison officer breached duty of care over inmate who died, court told

A prison officer who allegedly did not remove a noose from an inmate's cell breached his duty of care by not taking action to prevent the man's suicide, a court has heard.

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Pc 'looked up abuse victim information for person who turned out to be suspect'

A police constable looked up information on a domestic abuse victim for her partner's friend who turned out to be a suspect in the case, a misconduct panel heard.

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Newborn girl found murdered with multiple head injuries in park bushes

Detectives are hunting the murderer of a newborn baby girl who suffered multiple head injuries before she was found in the bushes of a town centre park.

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Twitter appeal as RSPCA try to get hundreds of rescued budgies home to roost

The RSPCA have been inundated with budgies after rescuing nearly 400 of the birds from just one home.

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Special delivery: Ex-pat flying favourite curry to southern France

A British ex-pat curry addict who was missing his favourite spicy meal has arranged for a takeaway to be delivered to France.

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Boy, 10, 'serious but stable' after being hit by bus in Kent

A 10-year-old boy has been left in a serious condition after getting hit by a bus.

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Teenager who beat homeless man to death with friend thought it was 'funny'

A teenager has been convicted with a friend of beating a homeless man to death because he thought it was "funny".

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Conservatives hold steady in latest council by-elections

Conservatives have successfully defended four council seats in the latest local by-elections in England.

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Three men in car killed in crash with parked lorry

Three men have died after their car crashed into a parked lorry.

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'Patient satisfaction with hospital care varies with nurse staffing levels'

Patients become less satisfied with the care provided in hospitals if they believe there are not enough nurses on the ward, according to a new study.

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Children at youth jail 'would choke out during team leader's game'

A team leader at a G4S-run youth jail would place his arm under children's necks and bend them over until they could no longer breathe as part of a "game", a court has heard.

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'Children with access to greater variety of food outlets have healthier diets'

A wider range of food outlets near homes and schools has been linked to healthier diets in children, according to new research.

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10 cats missing after hounds stampede through animal sanctuary during trail hunt

Ten cats are missing after hunting hounds charged into an animal sanctuary.

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'Patient satisfaction with hospital care varies with nurse staffing levels'

Patients become less satisfied with the care provided in hospitals if they believe there are not enough nurses on the ward, according to a new study.

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Two admit animal cruelty after posting 'barbaric' cockfighting videos online

Two men who posted "barbaric" cockfighting videos on Facebook have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges in court.

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Pet ban for couple who had week-old baby in squalid conditions

A family court judge has imposed a pet ban on a couple who allowed five dogs and at least five cats to share a home with six children, including a week-old baby.

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Baby girl dies after two-car crash

A baby girl has died and a young boy is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash involving two cars.

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Team leader at youth jail 'told boy I will annihilate you'

Children in a youth jail were threatened and assaulted by staff, with one team leader telling a teenage boy "I will annihilate you", a court has heard.

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'Long-suffering Thameslink passengers have experienced worst rail performance'

Value for money has not been achieved by t he UK's largest rail franchise, the Government spending watchdog said.

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Man and woman charged over baby boy's death

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with the death of a three-week-old boy.

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