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Murder bid inquiry after teenager stabbed with men and boys arrested

Detectives have arrested two men and two boys on suspicion of attempted murder after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed repeatedly.

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800-year-old coffin damaged after child put in it for photograph

An 800-year-old coffin was damaged when a family lifted a child over a museum barrier and into it for a photograph.

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Former PE teacher exposed as 'clandestine sex offender' jailed for five years

A former PE teacher of 30 years standing has been exposed as a "clandestine sex offender" who abused pupils since he was at teacher training college and has been jailed for five years.

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Police patrol seaside resort where pubs shut early after reports of disorder

Police patrols are in place in a seaside town where pubs closed early following reports of "low-level disorder" and anti-social behaviour.

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Summer heat due to return with highest temperatures since middle of July

Britain is set to enjoy a return of the summer sun this week as temperatures reach their highest since mid-July.

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Jeremy Hunt in fresh attack on Stephen Hawking over NHS 'direction of change'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a fresh attack on Professor Stephen Hawking for suggesting the "direction of change" in the NHS is towards a US-style insurance system.

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Firefighters do 'brilliant job' in bringing Essex warehouse blaze under control

A huge fire at a packaging warehouse has been brought under control, Essex Fire Service said.

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McDonald's could face first UK strike after workers back industrial action

US fast-food giant McDonald's could face its first strike on British soil after workers at two restaurants backed a call for industrial action.

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McDonald's could face first UK strike after workers back industrial action

US fast-food giant McDonald's could face its first strike on British soil after workers at two restaurants backed a call for industrial action.

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Michael Barrymore entitled to 'more than nominal' damages over wrongful arrest

Entertainer Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages against Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career, a High Court judge has ruled.

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Pensioners seeking sun and fun should head to West Sussex

West Sussex offers the best quality of life for retired people, according to a study covering England and Wales.

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Pair deny murdering man who was attacked in superstore

Two men have denied murdering a 26-year-old who was attacked inside a Morrisons supermarket.

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British tourist denies pointing laser pens at planes after fine threat

A British holidaymaker threatened with a huge fine for using laser pens with his children has insisted: "We weren't pointing them at planes."

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Pioneering counselling scheme for domestic abusers cuts re-offending by a third

A two-session counselling programme for low-level, first time domestic abusers can cut re-offending rates by a third, a groundbreaking experiment has shown.

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Fairground workers deny manslaughter over girl's bouncy castle death

Two fairground workers have denied the manslaughter of a girl who died when a bouncy castle she was playing on blew away.

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Southend Airport plane hangar damaged by fire

An aircraft hangar was damaged in a blaze at Southend Airport.

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Three-year degree courses 'too slow and undemanding for many students'

Some students are becoming disillusioned with traditional three-year degree courses, finding the pace too slow and undemanding, a vice-chancellor has suggested.

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'Exceptional' Cambridge University student killed in Burkina Faso terror attack

A "warm and compassionate" PhD student was killed during a terrorist attack in poverty-stricken Burkina Faso, Cambridge University said.

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Naughty Noah turtle-y transformed by green diet

A "greedy" turtle who stole food from the sharks he shares his tank with has shed 11lb after being put on a four-month diet.

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Trial next year for man accused of murdering dog walker, 83

A 23-year-old man charged with the murder of an elderly dog walker has been remanded in custody ahead of a trial next year.

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