Prison 'riot' ends as staff call for better pay

A disturbance in which prison officers were reported to have lost control at a men’s prison in Hertfordshire has been brought under control. The incident began at HMP The Mount on Monday afternoon and was said to have spanned two wings housing 227 inmates....

Britain enters deadliest month for swimmers

August is the deadliest month along Britain’s coastline and holidaymakers are being warned to take extra care on the beach. Some 122 people have died at sea during the month of August in the last five years, according to the RNLI. During the summer months,...

Riot police sent in to Hertfordshire prison

Riot police have been sent in to deal with unrest at a prison in Hertfordshire, amid claims that two wings are “out of control”. The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that specially trained staff are dealing with an ongoing incident at The Mount. According...

Two men jailed after horsemeat enters food chain

Two men have been sent to prison over a conspiracy to sell 30 tons of horsemeat as beef – most of which entered the food chain. Ulrik Nielsen, the Danish owner of FlexiFoods, bought horsemeat and beef from suppliers across Europe and had it delivered to Dino...

Teen guilty of killing man with a single punch

A 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Polish man Arkadiusz Jozwik, who was attacked in Essex in August. Mr Jozwik, 40, had been drinking vodka with friends and had just bought a pizza when he was attacked outside a takeaway at The Stow in...