A national emergency: Corbyn backs climate change activists

By Jon Craig, chief political correspondent Jeremy Corbyn is attempting to force a Commons vote on a Labour demand for Parliament to declare a national emergency on climate change. The Labour leader is taking the unusual step of personally opening an opposition debate...

Scouts used to deliver Tory election leaflets

By David Mercer, news reporter A Scout leader has quit after children in his troop handed out leaflets for two Conservative candidates in the local elections. The Scout Association said a complaint had been made about youngsters from 1st Marshchapel group in...

Drone owners to pay £16.50 registration fee

Drone and model aircraft owners will have to pay an annual charge of £16.50 under plans to introduce a new registration scheme in the UK. Operators of models weighing between 250g and 20kg will be legally required to register with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)...

Blow in the willows: Cocaine found in river wildlife

Cocaine, ketamine, prescription drugs and banned pesticides have been found in river wildlife in rural of England. Researchers tested aquatic animals’ exposure and found traces of a wide array of chemicals – including illegal drugs. They examined 15 sites...

Peter Doherty thanks NHS after piercing hand on hedgehog

Peter Doherty has thanked hospital “angels” after piercing his hand on a hedgehog. Yes, you read that correctly – and the spike wound got infected. The singer, who is currently promoting his debut album with his new band, revealed the news on...