Recent collapsed trials may deter convictions in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice warns. More Here…
Officers say three vehicles were badly damaged when they collided with the frame on the A96 in Aberdeenshire. More Here…
Yellow warning for ice in place across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, north of England, Yorkshire and Midlands
Motorists are being urged to be wary of ice on the roads after disruption in areas hit by snow this week.
A Met Office yellow “be aware” warning for ice was in place for Saturday morning across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands.
Mary Lou McDonald will be the new leader of Sinn Fein, according to Sky sources. More Here…
Natasha Gordon backed out of agreement with Matthew Birkinshaw by getting out of his car before he killed himself More Here…
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended 6-1 6-3 in the German’s favour on Saturday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – South Korean Hyeon Chung does not appear especially intimidating with his Zen-like demeanour and white-framed spectacles but as German wunderkind Alex Zverev will testify, the 21-year-old should come with a health warning.
Warning from Foreign Office comes as Jamaican military carries out crackdown on violent crime in district
Tourists in the Jamaican city of Montego Bay have been urged to stay in their resorts while the military carries out a crackdown on violent crime.
St James Parish, of which Montego Bay is the capital, has been hit by a surge in gang-related killing and violence, according to authorities, and a state of emergency was declared on Thursday.
Staff at Picturehouse chain will walk out for 13 days from Saturday as part of long-running dispute over pay and union recognition
Cinema workers at five theatres across London have launched a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running dispute over pay and union recognition.
Staff at the Picturehouse chain will walk out for 13 days from Saturday in Crouch End, Hackney, East Dulwich and Central Picturehouses, as well as the Ritzy in Brixton.
Exclusive: 'The Government must not use Brexit to wriggle out of its responsibility to tackle the pay gap' More Here…
Bradley Smith, 20, from St Ives, people should talk more about mental health. More Here…
Twenty-five years after her son was murdered by two 10-year-old boys, Denise Fergus looks back
Denise Fergus says her son James is still very much part of the family. A large portrait of him hangs on the living room wall, and her three younger boys regard him as their elder brother; they often talk about him. “James is never far from our minds. I brought the lads up knowing him, even though they never met him.”
US President comes under fire as eleventh-hour negotiations fail, sparking lapse in federal funding More Here…
Ticketmaster’s new software will trawl Facebook and Twitter to check if you’re a ‘genuine’ fan
You might think you’re a real fan of an artist or show, but how far would you be prepared to go to get your hands on tickets to see them?
Would you be willing to hand over your personal information – name, phone number, email address and so on – to a faceless third party, and let someone nose around your Facebook page and Twitter feed, so they can try to establish whether you are a “genuine” fan? Would you be prepared to boost your chances of More Here…
In 2016, she became the fourth chair in two years of the troubled inquiry into child sex abuse. From her early career as a social worker in Glasgow to investigating the Rotherham scandal, how has she been affected by the horrors she has witnessed?
Whenever student journalists ask me how I choose which words to quote, I tell them to pick ones that capture the interviewee’s voice. Verbal informality and vernacular bring the speaker’s personality alive on the page, whereas any line that could have been lifted from the text of an official document does not belong inside speech marks. Sitting More Here…
- Magazine published 5,000-word interview with porn star on Friday
- Actor, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims affair in 2006
A tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star’s 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president’s personal lawyer threatened to sue, four former employees of the tabloid’s publisher said.
'I would do what I did last time round which was sit down and look carefully at the issues,' Prime Minister says More Here…
BOSTON (Reuters) – Conor McGregor’s reign as UFC lightweight champion looks to be over after the organisation’s president Dana White said on Friday that American Tony Ferguson and Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the undisputed title on April 7.
ZAGREB (Reuters) – Holders Germany took a stride toward the European handball championship semi-finals with a rugged 22-19 win over the Czech Republic while Olympic champions Denmark followed in their footsteps after a 31-28 victory against Slovenia on Friday.
Tasmanian gynaecologist says other states should learn from problems arising when private surgical abortion clinics close
Women who need surgical abortions between nine and 14 weeks of pregnancy will be left in the lurch throughout Australia unless state and territory governments learn from Tasmania and start preparing for the closure of private abortion providers, gynaecologist Dr Paul Hyland says.
Hyland has been Tasmania’s primary surgical abortion provider for 17 years, but was recently forced to close his Hobart clinic, the only provider of surgical abortions to women in the state. While public hospitals also carry out surgical abortions, these are not More Here…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.
MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s largest utility, Hydro Quebec, is reviewing its commercial energy strategy after being inundated with demand from global digital currency miners rushing to the province to benefit from political stability and low energy prices.
With the focus now turning to Steve Bannon, the storm is about to get even fiercer in 2018 More Here…
(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd’s $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny.
BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Brighton & Hove Albion have brought in PSV Eindhoven striker Jurgen Locadia for a club record fee to bolster their attacking options, the struggling Premier League club said on Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – AT&T , owner of DirecTV, is asking for documents from a long list of companies as part of preparation for a trial to determine if they will be allowed to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner , their lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said in a pre-trial hearing on Friday.
Star spoke day after ex-doctor told court it was 'too difficult' for him to listen to victims More Here…
Western Australia corrections minister asks inspector to investigate Amnesty International report on Banksia Hill
The Western Australian government has ordered the inspector of custodial services to investigate the Banksia Hill youth detention centre after an investigation by Amnesty International, published in Guardian Australia, claimed teenagers had been held in isolated cells for more than 250 days.
The state’s corrections minister, Fran Logan, ordered the investigation be conducted on top of an internal inquiry by the Department of Corrective Services, which has already begun.
SAN JOSE (Reuters) – Costa Rica’s first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognise it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the president.
Joan Grant and Ted Wright tie the knot in a civil ceremony in Swindon More Here…
The woman worked as a call handler for HMRC who claim they were not aware 'her absences may be linked to the serious sexual assault' More Here…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program.
Donald Trump used a speech to anti-abortion activists to describe plans to give “conscience protections” to medical providers who refuse to perform abortions for moral or religious reasons. Trump, formerly a supporter of a woman’s right to choose, has become the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life in Washington.
(Reuters Health) – A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s attorney general’s office said on Friday it had requested the extradition of a former ruling party governor accused of corruption and electoral crimes, though it did not identify the country involved.