Parole Board in ‘political interference’ warning after Worboys decision outcry

The chairman of the Parole Board has warned against “political interference” in its decisions following an outcry over the impending release of black-taxi rapist John Worboys.

Winter weather Jan 16th 2018

In pictures: Britain shivers in wintry weather

Snow has blanketed parts of the country as forecasters warned of plunging temperatures.

Lynx helicopter decommissioned

Army’s Lynx helicopters make final tour before decommissioning

Age finally caught up with the Lynx helicopter as the aircraft embarked on a farewell tour, marking a last salute to the British Army before bowing out of service.

Uber launch cap on drivers' hours

Uber to launch cap on drivers’ hours

Taxi-hailing firm Uber is to introduce a cap on how many hours its drivers can work, saying the move is an “industry first”.

Emily Maitlis said she had been let down by the criminal justice system (BBC/PA)

BBC’s Emily Maitlis ‘scared and let down’ as man jailed again for harassment

Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has spoken out over how a 20-year campaign of harassment at the hands of a former university friend is destroying her life as he was jailed for nearly four years.

Greggs plans to ramp up new shop openings in 2018 after decent end to 2017.

Greggs to serve up raft of new shops in year ahead after solid end to 2017

High street chain Greggs has said it plans to ramp up shop openings over the year ahead after a solid performance in 2017 despite seeing sales growth slow over the Christmas season.

Lynx helicopter farewell tour

In pictures: Lynx helicopters begin farewell tour

The Army Air Corps has flown four of the last remaining Lynx helicopters from RAF Odiham in Hampshire on a commemorative tour as the aircraft bows out after nearly 40 years of service.

Jeremy Corbyn speaking in Parliament Square (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Momentum director wins senior position on Labour’s ruling body

A director of the Jeremy Corbyn-backing pressure group Momentum has taken charge of Labour’s disputes panel in a move which critics said showed the party was being controlled by a “leftist clique”.

Irish Government

Gerry Adams attempts to overturn 1970s convictions for jail breaks

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has launched a legal bid to overturn two historical convictions for attempting to escape from prison.

A blizzard in the Pennines

Weather warnings raised to amber level as roads and schools hit by snow and ice

Severe weather warnings for snow and ice have been upgraded as wintry conditions sweep the UK.

Sam Woods

Bank of England plays down risk to lenders after Carillion collapse

The Bank of England has said UK lenders are not under direct threat following the collapse of Carillion this week, but cautioned that the ripple effects are yet to be fully felt.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour the ruins of Coventry cathedral

In pictures: William and Kate visit Coventry

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Coventry for a visit celebrating the city’s history, people and heritage.

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve (PA)

Tory MP says party sending out ‘really strange message’ on EU rights

Failure to incorporate the EU charter of fundamental rights into UK law after Brexit sends out “a really strange message” about the attitude of the Conservative Party, a senior Tory has said.

BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has condemned the criminal justice system after a man who harassed her for 20 years was jailed again (Yui Mok/PA)

‘Scared and let down’ Emily Maitlis attacks system as man jailed for harassment

Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has criticised the criminal justice system for letting a former university friend continue his 20-year campaign of harassment against her.

John Pordage was gunned down outside a petrol station (Essex Police/PA)

Man shot dead over Milky Bar Kid comment, court hears

A teenager gunned a man down outside a petrol station over a comment that he “looked like the Milky Bar Kid”, and he is still on the run from police, a trial heard.

The Duchess of Cambridge meets the public as she arrives to tour the ruins of Coventry Cathedral (Aaron Chown/PA)

Punters betting on a Princess

Punters have been betting that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new baby will be a girl after Kate stepped out in a pink Mulberry coat.

Barry Bennell court case

Ex-football coach Bennell told police of grooming process, court hears

Former football coach Barry Bennell told police he had a grooming process which he used on boys, a court has heard.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent after the incident at the A&E department of Leicester Royal Infirmary (Richard Vernalls/PA)

Man held after hospital stabbing

A man has been arrested after another man was stabbed and staff were threatened at a hospital.

Tanks on the streets of N Ireland during Operation Motorman (PA)

Plea for anonymity for retired major linked to IRA man’s death

Revealing the identity of a retired Army major during the inquest of an IRA man shot by soldiers would hamper his ability to holiday in Ireland, a coroner has heard.

Facebook told the Press Association it is investigating the adverts (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Social media giants urged to crack down on scam adverts

Facebook has come under fire for taking money from con artists to promote scams in its news feeds just weeks before the social media giant is due to give evidence to the parliamentary fake news inquiry.

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