'Red Robbo' union leader dies aged 90

A firebrand union leader and former British Leyland worker has died aged 90. Derek Robinson – nicknamed “Red Robbo” by tabloid newspapers – was one of the biggest names in the trade union movement during the 1970s. He stood for the Communist...

Police adopt new tactics to tackle moped thieves

Police will continue to pursue escaping moped thieves, even if they take off their helmets, Britain’s top police officer has warned. Scotland Yard Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “We haven’t reduced pursuits. There are a lot of myths around this....

Five children and a man die in house fire

A man and five children between the ages of four and 11 are understood to have died in a fire at a farmhouse in Powys. Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed said they were killed in the fire at the remote property at Llangammarch Wells, Powys when it broke out after midnight...

Kate's uncle 'asked for assault caution'

The Duchess of Cambridge’s uncle asked to be cautioned over the alleged assault of his wife, a court has heard. Gary Goldsmith, 52, is accused of attacking Julie-Ann Goldsmith outside their central London home in the early hours of 13 October. He was due to...