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Black Mamba warning after seven Birmingham deaths

Image caption The former legal high mimics the effects of cannabis, but is said to be more potent A warning has been issued after the deaths of seven men which may be linked to former…

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Pippa Middleton’s father-in-law ‘in rape inquiry’

Pippa Middleton’s father-in-law has been placed under formal investigation by French police over a suspected rape of a minor, reports say. Paris prosecutors arrested David Matthews during a visit to France, but later released him…



Revise seven hours a day over Easter, says education expert

Image copyright PA Students with exams this summer should study for seven hours a day over the Easter holidays, an education expert has said. Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, published the advice…


IS ‘Beatles’ pair hit out at losing UK citizenship

Two men accused of being members of the “Beatles” cell in Islamic State say revoking their UK citizenship denies them a fair trial. Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh spoke to the Associated Press…


Stansted Airport evacuation after shuttle bus fire

Stansted Airport has been partially evacuated after a huge fire in a bus outside the building broke out. The blaze was “on the car park shuttle bus”, according to a tweet from the airport. The…


Legal aid: Barristers to strike over ‘relentless cuts’

Image copyright Getty Images Barristers are to go on strike over “relentless” cuts which have left the criminal justice system “broken”. The Criminal Bar Association (CBA), which represents criminal lawyers in England and Wales, is…


Stansted Airport fire forces terminal evacuation

Image copyright Joanna Image caption Stansted Airport said fire had broken out in a shuttle bus outside the terminal Stansted Airport has evacuated parts of its terminal after a fire in a bus outside the…


Woman, 90, dies after bin lorry collision

A 90-year-old woman has died after being hit by a bin lorry in Edinburgh. The incident happened at about 11:30 on Piersfield Terrace, close to Northfield Broadway. Police said the lorry was heading eastbound towards…


UK Special Forces soldier killed in Syria bomb blast

A British soldier has been killed in Syria, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The soldier is understood to be special forces. A MOD spokesperson said: “It is with regret that we must confirm that…


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