National News

Man Jailed For Trying To Buy Deadly Ricin

National News September 18, 2015 at 11:35 am

The father of two tried to buy enough to kill 1,400 people but said he was just curious after watching hit TV show Breaking Bad.

Fresh Fears For Thousands Of Steel Workers

National News September 18, 2015 at 10:57 am

Financial pressures at SSI UK on Teesside give staff further cause for concern, as production is “systematically reduced”.

Police Must Not Bear Burden Of Cuts, MPs Warn

National News September 18, 2015 at 10:47 am

A spending watchdog argues neither the Home Office nor police forces understand the impact of government funding reductions.

UK Athletics: ‘No Concerns’ Over Doping Claims

National News September 18, 2015 at 9:48 am

The Oregon Project – headed by Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar – is being investigated by US authorities over doping allegations.

Worldpay Snubs £6.6bn Bid In Favour Of Float

National News September 18, 2015 at 8:03 am

The payment services firm is to press ahead with a stock market listing that would take it straight into the FTSE 100.

Drug-Resistant Strain Of Gonorrhoea Spreading

National News September 18, 2015 at 4:56 am

Public Health England says it is concerned about the outbreak, as this particular strain is hard to treat with conventional drugs.

Lidl To Pay Above Living Wage At Cost Of £9m

National News September 18, 2015 at 4:51 am

The budget supermarket chain promises the cost of the pay rises will not be passed on to customers.

Sturgeon Warns Cameron ‘On Borrowed Time’

National News September 18, 2015 at 3:48 am

Nicola Sturgeon accuses the Westminster government of “failing to fully deliver” more devolved powers for Scotland.

Robshaw Hopes World Cup Will Make Fans Proud

National News September 18, 2015 at 1:53 am

The England captain says his team wants to inspire the next generation of rugby players with a successful World Cup.

Labour’s McDonnell ‘Sorry’ Over IRA Comments

National News September 18, 2015 at 12:25 am

The shadow chancellor apologises for comments he made about the IRA and Margaret Thatcher which “clearly caused offence”.