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Trust to run city's children's services

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:23:27 GMT

Birmingham's children's services will be run by a trust in a bid to improve after seven years of failings.

Fracking move 'could face legal row'

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:30:45 GMT

Anti-fracking campaigners are considering a possible legal challenge as plans to begin the controversial technique are approved by councillors.

'Child slave' receives council apology

Tue, 24 May 2016 08:18:15 GMT

A man who says he worked as a child slave on a farm and in a foundry after being taken into foster care receives an apology from his local authority.

Murder suspect 'still to be questioned'

Tue, 24 May 2016 06:59:21 GMT

An injured man being held in hospital on suspicion of the murder of Sonita Nijhawan in Weybridge is still to be questioned, police say.

Dead millionaire's ex denies kill intent

Mon, 23 May 2016 19:38:57 GMT

A swimwear model accused of shooting dead her millionaire ex-boyfriend at his home in Spain tells a judge she "never wanted to hurt him".

Juries could enter virtual crime scenes

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:05:09 GMT

Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be utilised to recreate crime scenes for jurors, researchers claim.

Street dog fighting crackdown urged

Tue, 24 May 2016 06:03:21 GMT

Campaigners call for tougher penalties to deal with dog fights, which they say are taking place among young men looking for status.

'NHS delay' caused cancer patient's death

Mon, 23 May 2016 23:05:07 GMT

A man died from operable cancer after an NHS trust failed to act on advice from another hospital, an ombudsman's report reveals.

School pupils escape burning coach on M6

Mon, 23 May 2016 19:33:32 GMT

Fifty-nine school children and seven teachers escape a coach that burst into flames on a motorway.

WW2 ship's bell unveiled on anniversary

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:50:13 GMT

The bell from a World War Two battlecruiser salvaged from the seabed last year is to be unveiled 75 years after the ship was sunk by the Bismarck.

Curry boss jailed over peanut death

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:34:08 GMT

A restaurant owner is jailed for the manslaughter of a customer who died from an allergic reaction to peanuts in a takeaway curry.

Woman found with serious injuries dies

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:17:09 GMT

A woman found with serious injuries has died at a house in Luton as detectives from a Major Crime Unit cordon off the property.

Teenager faces Mumsnet hacking charge

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:40:11 GMT

A teenager is accused of hacking into the Mumsnet parenting site, forcing it to reset its 7.7 million members' passwords.

Walsall group jailed for terror offences

Mon, 23 May 2016 19:46:34 GMT

A group of friends from Walsall who planned to bring up their children under the so-called Islamic State in Syria are jailed.

999 call staff suspended in data probe

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:39:03 GMT

Five 999 control room staff are suspended amid claims workers made emergency calls at "quiet times" in a bid to improve call answering data.

Six-metre cycle lane 'dangerous'

Tue, 24 May 2016 07:33:10 GMT

A six-metre stretch of cycle path built at a cost of £6,000 in a Hampshire village is branded "dangerous" by cycle campaigners.

Bid to change 'negative' Predators name

Tue, 24 May 2016 07:18:17 GMT

The Sheffield Predators American Football Club says it is changing its name due to "negative associations".

Mourinho in talks over Man Utd job

Tue, 24 May 2016 07:44:42 GMT

Jose Mourinho's representatives will meet Manchester United officials on Tuesday as the Portuguese moves closer to becoming the club's next manager.

Woakes takes 9-36 after England call-up

Mon, 23 May 2016 18:05:52 GMT

Warwickshire's Chris Woakes takes 9-36 as he warms up for a possible England Test recall by bowling out Durham.

Watson and Edmund battle through

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:12:22 GMT

Britain's Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund reach the second round of the rain-hit French Open in Paris.

VIDEO: Osborne: Tax credits a 'judgement call'

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:36:15 GMT

The Chancellor tells the Treasury Select Committee he is 'comfortable' with his decision on tax credits

VIDEO: Footage shows 1913 Liverpool royal visit

Mon, 23 May 2016 23:01:10 GMT

Rarely seen footage of George V and Queen Mary, with their son the Prince of Wales, on a visit to Liverpool in 1913 is released.

Food safety: Five things to watch out for

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:26:12 GMT

The reasons to be cautious when visiting restaurants

Maths, medicine and 'madness' at Chelsea

Mon, 23 May 2016 19:34:55 GMT

Chelsea's floral show captures chaos and calm of the mind

England's Big Picture

Tue, 24 May 2016 06:40:14 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

England's youngest high achievers

Sat, 21 May 2016 23:29:33 GMT

Youngsters tasting early success

From the High Court to Wembley in 18 months

Sat, 21 May 2016 02:55:52 GMT

From the High Court to Wembley in 18 months