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April 2018

RAF looks to space for the future

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Paralysed man to walk London Marathon wearing exoskeleton suit

A paralysed man is hoping to become the first paraplegic male to walk the London Marathon. Simon Kindleysides, 34, from Norwich, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2013 which left him paralysed from the…


Banned animal items seen inside Heathrow Airport’s ‘dead shed’

“My dad’s got a bear’s head in this box”. The number of UK Border Force illegal wildlife seizures was 1,376 in 2017. That’s up from 174 in 2011. Border Force Senior Officer Grant shows us…


Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle choose flowers

Image copyright PA Image caption Philippa Craddock, a self-taught London-based florist, will create the wedding floral displays Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves for their wedding day. London-based…


RAF turns 100: A century of guarding Britain’s skies

The Royal Air Force turns 100 today and will celebrate the centenary with a church service in London. Senior figures and veterans from the RAF will attend the Founders’ Day Service at the Church of…


Special needs cash shortfall ‘leaves thousands of pupils unplaced’

Image copyright Getty Images A shortage of special needs funding means growing numbers of children are being left without suitable school places, a teachers’ leader has warned. National Education Union leader Kevin Courtney said official…


The forgotten Scot who was the RAF’s founding father

Image copyright Dugald Cameron Image caption Sir David Henderson’s proposal for a separate air service covered just seven pages of a memorandum to Prime Minister Lloyd George As the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary,…


Anthony Joshua beats Joseph Parker on points to add WBO world heavyweight title

Joshua was taken the distance for the first time in his career Anthony Joshua unified the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles as a controlled performance saw him earn a unanimous points win over…


PM makes Grenfell tribute in Easter message

The prime minister has spoken of the way victims’ families and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire found strength in their relatives and communities. Delivering an Easter message to the nation, Theresa May hailed the…


Newspaper headlines: Fresh Corbyn claims and Katie Price robbed

By BBC News Staff Image caption The Sunday Times is the first of three Sunday papers to lead on Jeremy Corbyn. The paper says its own “bombshell” investigation reveals anti-Jewish and abusive comments on pro-Corbyn…


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