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Put Westminster sexual harassment claims out of your minds, rape trial jury told

Jurors trying a Conservative MP's aide for the alleged rape of a woman have been told to put anything they may have heard about a culture of sexual harassment at Westminster out of their minds.

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Married doctor charged with sexual assaults on four women

A married doctor has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting four women.

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Disgraced head 'left school in serious financial difficulty'

A school has been left in "serious financial difficulty" by the actions of a disgraced head teacher who used funds to build a "sex dungeon".

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Disgraced publicict Max Clifford dies in hospital after being taken ill in jail

Disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died, the Ministry of Justice said.

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Strike-hit CrossCountry suffers more disruption with snow and strong winds

Snow and high winds caused fresh disruption to a rail company which had already reduced services because of a strike.

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Drivers warned to beware of 'treacherous' conditions at start of working week

Treacherous driving conditions are expected to cause havoc for motorists as the country returns to work, after more than 12 inches of snow blanketed parts of the UK.

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Study links negative emotions to living in a former industrial heartland

People living in areas that historically relied on coal-based industries are more likely to experience negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, a study has found.

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Death of anorexic teenager 'synonymous with ongoing national failings in NHS'

The father of an anorexic teenager has said her death was "synonymous with the ongoing national failings within the NHS" as he criticised an investigation into what went wrong in her care.

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Man who died at launderette was part of armed group

A man found dead at a launderette was part of an armed group, police have said.

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Ex-Tesco executive accused of misleading over profits will not give evidence

One of the former Tesco executives accused of misleading the market over the company's profits will not give evidence at his trial.

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Senior officer demands on-street liquids testing to stop acid attacks

A senior police officer has called for on-street testing of liquids to tackle acid attacks, as it emerged a litmus-style pilot has failed.

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Scout Association-linked Gilwell Oak named UK's tree of the year

An oak deeply rooted in the folklore of the Scouting movement has been crowned the UK's tree of the year.

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Four men jailed for shooting innocent victim through letterbox

Four men who shot an innocent victim through his letterbox with a sawn-off shotgun in a case of mistaken identity have been jailed for a total of 100 years.

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Police officers sexually assaulted by doctor 'badly let down by investigation'

Female police officers who were sexually assaulted by a male doctor during their recruitment medical examinations were let down by a "superficial investigation" which saw their abuser escape conviction for two decades, a report has said.

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Former Tesco executive opts not to give evidence at fraud trial

One of the former Tesco executives accused of misleading the market over the supermarket's profits has opted not to give evidence at his trial.

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Hotel to split Britain First conference fee between three charities

The hotel that inadvertently hosted the conference of far-right group Britain First has pledged to split the room hire fee between charities including one set up in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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'Frustration and violence' warning as inmates 'warehoused' amid officer shortage

A jail is simply "warehousing" prisoners after being left with inadequate staffing numbers, a report has warned.

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Cambridge to revamp lab in memory of sound pioneer Ray Dolby after £85m gift

The estate of sound pioneer Ray Dolby has donated £85 million to Cambridge University.

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Utility companies leaking three billion litres of water every day, figures show

Leakage by water companies across England and Wales has increased to more than three billion litres every day, figures show.

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Murder investigation after man found dead in launderette

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at an Essex launderette on Monday night.

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