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SAS: Who Dares Wins star, 40, who heard his wife viciously stabbed to death over the phone is to marry 'remarkable' woman who helped rebuild his life

Friday  15:28,   22 june 2018

Father-of-two Dan Cross heard his wife Nicola being attacked by schizophrenic Marcin Porczynski after he broke into the couple's home in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.Father-of-two Dan Cross, 40, heard his wife Nicola being attacked[...]

First soldier to receive VC from Queen dies

Friday  13:50,   22 june 2018

The first soldier to receive a Victoria Cross from the newly crowned Queen in 1952, has died at the age of 90. Bill Speakman was awarded the VC - Britain's highest military honour - for his bravery in leading a military action during the Korea[...]

Fresh fears for UK elms as ‘first evidence’ of new pest confirmed

Friday  10:51,   22 june 2018

The zigzag elm sawfly creates a distinctive feeding trail on leaves which conjures up images of the Mark Of Zorro, experts said.The zigzag elm sawfly, originally found in Japan, feeds only on elm leaves and has been progressing steadily through[...]

Gosport nurse ‘forced out’ of job after raising concerns, says daughter

Friday  10:15,   22 june 2018

Penny Wilson says her mother Sylvia Giffin was bullied after voicing her concerns.Sylvia Giffin was among those who first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Hampshire hospital nearly 30 years[...]

What the papers say – June 22

Friday  10:00,   22 june 2018

Theresa May is under pressure over Brexit and Heathrow.The Times reports that aerospace company Airbus is on the brink of becoming the first big manufacturer to pull investment from Britain in the wake of Theresa May’s stalled Brexit[...]

Murder of refugee by mental health patient was avoidable, review finds

Thursday  15:45,   21 june 2018

Kamil Ahmad was murdered by neighbour Jeffrey Barry in July 2016.Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am on July 7[...]

Heatwave on way - with temperatures to hit 30C

Thursday  15:01,   21 june 2018

The UK is set to enjoy a mini heatwave next week, with temperatures predicted to reach up to 30C. After a record-breaking May, June is forecast to end in sizzling sunshine.While many will make the most of the tropical weather, people are being[...]

Jury rules Rashan Charles death 'an accident'

Thursday  11:41,   21 june 2018

An inquest into the death of a man who died after he was chased by police has been branded a farce by his family. A jury found the death of Rashan Charles was an accident following a justified use of force.Mr Charles, 20, died in hospital in the[...]

Take down! Dramatic moment have-a-go hero tackles 'thief who swiped £170 cash from woman at a Tesco ATM' in front of stunned city centre shoppers

Thursday  10:15,   21 june 2018

This is the moment a suspected thief was rugby tackled to the ground by a member of the public in Manchester after a woman claimed cash had been snatched from hand on a city centre street.A flying rugby tackle brought the 43-year-old man to the[...]

Theresa May sees off the Brexit rebels: After Grieve backs down, PM calls for unity to get the best deal for Britain

Thursday  10:00,   21 june 2018

Theresa May's flagship Brexit legislation was on course to become law last night, after rebel ringleader Dominic Grieve capitulated to the Government. A threatened Tory rebellion collapsed amid acrimony when Mr Grieve announced he would be[...]

Go figure: Stonehenge was built using Pythagoras' theorem of geometry 2,000 years BEFORE the Greek philosopher was born

Thursday  09:25,   21 june 2018

The authors of Megalith say that one of Stonehenge’s earliest incarnations, dating from 2750BC, includes a stone rectangle which forms a perfect Pythagorean triangle when split in half. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The book [...]

I want justice over my father's hospital death

Wednesday  15:55,   20 june 2018

Ex-serviceman Stanley Carby was 65 years old when he died at Gosport War Memorial Hospital under the care of Dr Jane Barton. A long-awaited inquiry into deaths at the Hampshire hospital found 456 patients died through opioids prescribed "without[...]

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell loses his Court of Appeal challenge over 30-year prison sentence for child sex offences

Wednesday  14:36,   20 june 2018

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his 30-year prison sentence for child sex offences. The former football coach's bid to challenge the length of his jail term was heard this morning by three judges [...]

Explained: The 'meaningful vote' amendment and what it could for Theresa May and Brexit

Wednesday  12:56,   20 june 2018

Peter Macdiarmid / Getty On Wednesday a Brexit showdown will take place in the House of Commons when MPs vote on the so-called "meaningful vote" amendment. The outcome of the vote will have huge ramifications for Britain'sOn Wednesday, [...]

Met seizes record £94.6m haul from criminals

Wednesday  11:55,   20 june 2018

Police have seized a record £94.6m from criminals in London in the last year, an increase of 40% on the previous 12 months. New figures show that Metropolitan Police investigators made effective use of legal measures known as confiscation orders,[...]