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Pret inquest: Flight crew did not use defibrillator on dying girl

Image copyright Family handout/PA Wire Image caption Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died in a hospital in Nice after collapsing on a BA flight Flight attendants did not use a defibrillator on a girl who suffered a fatal…

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What the F? Raindance film festival adopts new rating

Image copyright Raindance Image caption Opening night film Princesita is one of 13 features with a Triple F-Rating Attendees at the Raindance festival of independent film will notice something new this year – an F-Rating…


Contaminated blood scandal: We are sorry, says government

Image copyright SPL The government has apologised for the infected blood scandal at the public inquiry into how thousands of people became infected with HIV and hepatitis. The government’s legal team said it was clear…


Labour conference: Corbyn on Brexit and EU trade deal

As things stand now, Labour will vote against the “Chequers plan or whatever is left of it”, Labour’s leader has said. In his conference speech, Jeremy Corbyn warned the prime minister that if she could…


Birmingham pub bombing inquests: Suspects will not be named

Image caption Twenty-one people died when two bombs were detonated in Birmingham in 1974 Suspects in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings will not be named at fresh inquests, the appeal court has ruled. Coroner Sir…


Boohoo sales boost after summer of cycling shorts

Image copyright PrettyLittleThing Image caption Model Ashley Graham recently unveiled a collection with PrettyLittleThing The return of cycling shorts to the fashion scene helped Boohoo Group report record sales and profits. Boohoo boss Carol Kane…


Philip Pullman loses His Dark Materials ballpoint pen

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Philip Pullman wrote and based His Dark Materials in Oxford Author Philip Pullman has misplaced a beloved pen with which he handwrote the acclaimed His Dark Materials trilogy. The…



Number of rape charges at lowest level for 10 years

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people charged with rape in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in a decade. Crown Prosecution Service data shows 2,800 suspects investigated for rape in…


Fall in strength and fitness of 10-year-olds, study shows

Image copyright Getty Images Children are weaker and less fit than they were 16 years ago, according to a British study. Researchers compared the strength and fitness of 10-year-olds from Essex between 1998 and 2014….


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