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David Attenborough says BBC should prioritise arts

Image caption The environmentalist has written and presented many wildlife series for the BBC Sir David Attenborough has criticised the BBC, accusing it of failing to make enough arts and culture programmes. The naturalist and…

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Lindholme Prison: Policing perimeter ‘virtually impossible’

Image caption HMP Lindholme’s perimeter fence is thought to be the longest prison barrier in the UK The three-mile perimeter of a prison where drugs are readily available is “virtually impossible” to constantly police, a…


Labour threat to vote against Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Image copyright PA Labour MPs are “likely” to be ordered to vote against any Brexit deal based on Theresa May’s Chequers plan, Sir Keir Starmer will say on Tuesday. The plans look set to fail…


Domestic abuse victims ‘failed’ by private probation service

Image copyright Getty Images Victims and their children are being put at risk when domestic abusers return to the community, a report says. HM Inspectorate of Probation found that, in seven out of 10 cases,…



Debenhams attempts to ‘bring joy back’ to High Street

Image copyright Debenhams Image caption Debenhams’ new store includes a “minibar” with travel-sized items “We have to make shopping fun again,” says the boss of Debenhams, Sergio Bucher. There’s a lot riding on his vision…


Lewis Crocker: Protestant boxer’s payout over discrimination claim

Image copyright Equality Commission Image caption Lewis Crocker says he was shocked when he was not selected to fight at the 2015 games A Protestant boxer has received thousands of pounds in settlement of a…


Scammers steal half a billion pounds from UK banking customers

Image copyright Getty Images More than £500m was stolen from customers of British banks in the first half of 2018, figures have shown. Industry group UK Finance said £145m of that was due to authorised…



Thomas Jones: No charges in missing university student probe

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Thomas Jones was embarking on a primary teaching course at the University of Worcester Two men arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a missing university student have…


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