'She was unique': Lucy McHugh's mother on her murder

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Lucy McHugh has vowed to never let her memory die as she described the pain of losing her daughter. The 13-year-old’s body was found in woodland at Southampton Sport Centre on 26 July. She had been stabbed to death. Hampshire...

'Ending austerity' will cost £19bn, IFS warns chancellor

The only way the chancellor can end austerity is to borrow substantial sums or raise Britain’s tax burden to the highest level for nearly 70 years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned. In its closely-watched green budget, a survey of the UK economy...

Life-threatening cyber attack on UK 'in little doubt'

There is “little doubt” a major life-threatening cyber attack on the UK will take place in the near future, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned. In its second annual review, published on Tuesday, the NCSC revealed it has handled more than...

'Not a wind-up': Car caught driving on bare metal wheel rim

Police officers were left stunned after they stopped a car on the motorway being driven on a metal wheel rim. Officers said the driver of the badly damaged Citroen believed it was “acceptable” to be driven on the M60 Manchester Outer Ring Road despite the...

Cot designer denies manslaughter over baby's death

A baby who tried to wriggle out of his cot and was “starved of oxygen” when his head became stuck died due to a bed designer’s gross negligence, a court has heard. Jurors at Leeds Crown Court heard how Oscar Abbey, from York, was found by his parents...