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‘Menace to society’ 999 caller jailed

Image copyright South Wales Police Image caption Swansea Crown Court heard John Harvey was “frequently abusive to medical staff” A “menace to society” who needlessly rang 999 for an ambulance hundreds of times has been…

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Corbyn: ‘Anti-Semitism is a scourge on any society’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will continue to oppose anti-Semitism and that his party has taken steps to address it. Following a summer dominated by rows over his past conduct and his response to…


Shotton steelworks office on Victorian Society endangered list

Image copyright Flintshire County Council Image caption The building has fallen into a state of disrepair A former steelworks office which has fallen into a state of disrepair has been placed in a top 10…


Victorian Society reveals top 10 buildings ‘crying out’ to be saved

Image copyright Victorian Society Image caption The old Legat’s Ballet School is hidden by thick woodland and “shrouded in mystery”. An old Islamic school once suspected of training terrorists and a group of gothic cemetery…


Scottish Gin Society rapped over Facebook adverts

Image caption The advertising regulator ruled that this Facebook post by the gin society encouraged excessive drinking A gin appreciation society has been left with a sour taste in its mouth after falling foul of…




Voter ID plans ‘deeply flawed’, says Electoral Reform Society

Government plans to make people prove their identity before voting are “deeply flawed”, the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has warned. The scheme, which is being piloted in Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking for the…


‘Serious flaws’ in UK immigration system, Law Society warns

Image copyright PA Bad immigration decisions are having a “devastating” effect on families and businesses and undermining the rule of law, solicitors have warned. Nearly half of decisions that go to appeal in England and…


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