Teen charged with kidnap after police release footage

Police have charged a teenager over the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl in Leeds. The incident, which happened at around 9.15am last Tuesday, 23 April, saw the youngster grabbed by the waist and carried towards a secluded wooded area behind an electricity...

Brexit Party candidate told to disavow IRA bombing comments

By Greg Heffer, political reporter A leading Brexit Party candidate has been urged to “disavow” comments about an IRA bombing that killed two children. Tim Parry, 12, died in the arms of his father Colin five days after the IRA attack in Warrington on 10...

McDonald's boss denies paper straws dissolve in drinks

By James Sillars, business reporter The boss of McDonald’s UK has denied suggestions from customers that its new paper straws dissolve in drinks, saying he has personally checked the claims. Paul Pomroy told Sky’s Ian King Live the shift to paper from...

Not just stubborn: Donkeys don't like the rain, study says

By Taina Snuggs, news reporter Not everyone enjoys the British weather and it seems donkeys are no exception.  A study has found that, while horses can cope with the cold and rain, their smaller relatives actually run for cover during a downpour and when temperatures...