National News

Concern for ‘welfare’ of missing boys

National News October 19, 2017 at 7:42 pm

Concerns for the “long-term welfare” of two boys have been raised after they and their father went missing.

Ex-MI6 chief suggests Brexit may not happen

National News October 19, 2017 at 6:10 pm

The UK’s former spy chief has suggested Britain might not actually quit the EU – and warned greater spending on diplomacy, defence and intelligence will be needed if Brexit does go ahead.

‘Sherlock’ conman makes elementary mistake

National News October 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm

A conman who stole thousands of pounds while using a name from the Sherlock Holmes stories has been jailed for five years.

Gamer, 22, faces jail over terror charges

National News October 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

A warehouse worker is facing jail after he told an undercover police officer he was prepared to blow himself up at “good targets” in the UK.

Councillor quits to end Grenfell ‘distraction’

National News October 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

The man in charge of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council when the Grenfell Tower fire broke out has said he will stand down as a councillor at next year’s local elections.

Fly-tipping tops one million incidents per year

National News October 19, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Theresa May is facing new pressure to order town halls to empty household bins weekly after Government figures revealed fly-tipping incidents topped a million last year.

BFI withdraws Harvey Weinstein’s fellowship

National News October 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm

The British Film Institute (BFI) has withdrawn Harvey Weinstein’s BFI Fellowship, due to what it calls the “serious and widespread allegations” about his “appalling” conduct.

Tory anger at Govt ‘tyranny’ over benefits vote

National News October 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Angry backbench Tory MPs have accused the Government of “tyranny” after being forced to skip a parliamentary vote on flagship welfare reforms.

Illegal migrants hope Brexit provides opportunity

National News October 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Brexit may mean instability for businesses and EU citizens living here but an unlikely group of people are eagerly awaiting Britain’s divorce from Europe.

Stone smashes car after falling off Parliament

National News October 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

An urgent investigation is underway after a large chunk of stone fell off one of the Parliament buildings and smashed into a car below.