Actor and playwright Sam Shepard dies

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, has died aged 73. He died at his home in Kentucky from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, last week, a family spokesman has announced. His...

Policeman's 'dad dancing' dazzles festival-goers

A police officer has become an internet sensation after showing off his dance moves while patrolling Camp Bestival. Thousands of people have watched the video of Special Constable Jason Cox strutting his stuff after being challenged to a dance-off. Dorset Police...

Cyclist dies part way through RideLondon event

A man died while taking part in Prudential RideLondon over the weekend, the event’s organisers have confirmed. Maris Ozols suffered a cardiac arrest about 13 miles into the 46-mile course, which spanned London and Surrey. The 67-year-old received treatment from...

Bank of England strike goes ahead as talks fail

The Bank of England will be hit by its first strike action in more than 50 years following the failure of talks to resolve a dispute over pay. The conciliation service, Acas, hosted negotiations between the Bank and Unite union with the aim of averting the action. A...

Terrorist Royal Marine jailed for 18 years

Ex-Royal Marine Ciaran Maxwell, who lived a double life as a bomb-maker for dissident Irish republicans, has been jailed for 18 years. Maxwell, 31, made 43 purpose-built hides across England and Northern Ireland, in which he stashed anti-personnel mines, mortars,...