Drug addict jailed for life for strangling mother-of-two

A mother-of-two was strangled by her partner hours after she said to him: “I know what you’re going to do, you’re going to kill me”, a court has heard.

Teenager Kyle Roe, who suffered 87% burns during an explosion at his home, has been able to watch his beloved Spurs after undergoing surgery (ABMU Health Board/PA).

Burns victim well enough to watch beloved Spurs

A teenager who suffered extensive burns in a gas explosion just three months ago has been able to leave hospital to see his favourite football club in action.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley denies the allegations against him (PA)

Phil Gormley ‘has not been interviewed over misconduct allegations’

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley has not been interviewed about misconduct claims seven months after the allegations were first made, his wife has said.

The judge ruled that Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire had exceeded his statutory powers (Paul Faith/PA)

Judge asked to withdraw from Police Ombudsman case over ‘bias’ claims

A judge who heavily criticised a watchdog probe into alleged police collusion in a notorious loyalist atrocity has been asked to withdraw from the case amid claims he held a subconscious bias.

Christopher Steele was paid around 160,000 dollars to research Donald Trump's alleged links with Russia (Victoria Jones/PA)

Ex-MI6 spy’s Trump dossier sparked a purge, says research firm boss

The controversial dossier on US President Donald Trump’s alleged links with Russia sparked an “old-fashioned purge” but did not include an ex-MI6 spy’s sources, the boss of the firm behind the research said.

The sentence was handed down at Southwark Crown Court (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Jail term for sex offender who breached indecent images order

A serial sex offender who repeatedly breached orders to stop him from looking at indecent images of children has been jailed for five years.

A specialist holds up a Victorian clanplaid brooch for the clan Fraser (David Cheskin/PA)

Headless body of woman found in ancient Highland crypt

Ancient human remains removed from a crypt in a Highland cemetery were not those of notorious Jacobite supporting clan chief, but a headless woman, according to experts.

Vincent Tappu (left) and Mujahid Arshid in the dock of the Old Bailey (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

‘Psycho’ told woman she had 10 minutes to live after slitting throat, court told

A young woman has told how a “psycho” builder slit her throat and said she had “10 minutes to live” after killing her friend.

John Worboys prison release

Government rules out legal challenge over Worboys case but victims press ahead

Black-cab rapist John Worboys could be freed within weeks after the Government opted not to challenge his release.

Fossil fuel pollution helped make 2017 one of the hottest on record (Rui Vieira/PA).

2017 was hottest year on record without ‘El Nino’, scientists say

Last year was the hottest on record without the influence of an “El Nino” weather pattern that helps push up global temperatures, scientists said.

Patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) could gain access to vital treatment earlier than expected

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients could get access to drug earlier than expected

Patients with the devastating genetic condition, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), could gain access to vital treatment earlier than expected, but charities are warning that some patients could still lose the ability to move, breathe or swallow before it is implemented.

The case is being heard at Harrow Crown Court (Yui Mok/PA)

Wife of Sir Philip Green’s stepson made to hand over valuables, court told

Jewellery designed by Rolex, Cartier and Chanel was among a haul worth £2 million taken in a burglary at the home of the stepson of billionaire businessman Sir Philip Green, a court has heard.

Wayne Savage (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

Fugitive trolls police over unflattering mugshot

A fugitive who is wanted by police appears to be trolling his pursuers – by complaining that the photograph of him being used is unflattering.

An artist?s impression of the Eurolink bridge, a plan by four London businessmen for a road/rail bridge across the Channel (PA)

Boris bridge spanning English Channel ‘doable but costly’, experts claim

Boris Johnson’s idea of a bridge spanning the English Channel has split opinion but is technically possible, experts have said.

Relatives of the dead have called the killings the Ballymurphy Massacre (Niall Carson/PA)

Coroner in Ballymurphy shootings witness appeal

A coroner has appealed for witnesses to the Ballymurphy killings to come forward.

Henry Bolton has insisted he will continue as Ukip leader (Ben Birchall/PA)

Ukip MEP quits, complaining Henry Bolton and rivals are not good enough to lead

A senior Ukip MEP has quit, complaining there is no-one good enough to lead the party after incumbent Henry Bolton’s affair with Jo Marney, which ended after racist comments she made about Meghan Markle were exposed.

Natasha Gordon court case

‘Self-centred’ ex-pole dancer jailed after death of postman in suicide pact

A former pole-dancer has been jailed for four years after entering a suicide pact with a postman and leaving him to die alone.

Carillion was owed money by the Government, say sources (Pat Hurst/PA)

Government owed Carillion £40m when it went into liquidation, sources say

Construction giant Carillion was owed £40 million by the Government when it went into liquidation, sources have claimed.

Plastic bottles

Coca-Cola targets plastic waste with vow to make bottles 50% recycled

Coca-Cola says its bottles will contain an average of 50% recycled content by 2030, in a bid to help make plastic waste “a thing of the past”.

The five men and one woman appeared at the Old Bailey (Nick Ansell/PA)

Six to face trial accused of National Action membership

Five men and a woman will face trial in Birmingham accused of being members of banned far-right group National Action.

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