Man dies in 'shockingly violent' nightclub brawl

A man has died after being stabbed in a “shockingly violent” brawl outside a nightclub in Manchester city centre. The 21-year-old suffered a knife wound in his neck during a large fight in John Dalton Street, near Deansgate, early on Saturday morning....

Monarch Airlines in last-ditch survival talks

The future of Monarch, Britain’s fifth-biggest airline, is hanging by a thread this weekend as it holds emergency talks with regulators about a temporary extension to its tour operator’s licence. The future of Monarch, Britain’s fifth-biggest...

Animal abusers to get longer jail sentences

The maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty is being raised to five years. Courts have been able to sentence abusers to just six months previously, with the majority of those convicted avoiding time in jail. The increase brings the law in England and Wales in line...

Boy, 14, critical after stabbing outside mosque

A 14-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being stabbed outside a mosque in Birmingham. It happened just after 1am on Saturday on Herbert Road, Small Heath. The boy was taken to hospital with several stab wounds and his condition is described as critical. A...

Girl dropped from bridge in 'murder-suicide bid'

A three-year-old girl was rescued from a river after a man dropped her from a bridge in an apparent murder-suicide bid. Police officers rushed into the water to rescue the child after being called to Crompton Way in Bolton at 8.30pm on Friday night. Specially trained...