MPs to 'bow heads' as Big Ben's bongs biffed

A group of MPs will gather outside the Palace of Westminster “with heads bowed” as they witness Big Ben’s final bongs, ahead of four-years of renovations. The bells will fall silent at midday, despite a backlash from Theresa May and other MPs over...

Social media hate crime clampdown

Online hate crime must be treated as seriously as “offline” offences, under revamped prosecution rules. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued revised guidelines in response to the mounting problem of abuse on social media. Last month, MPs from...

Arthritis sufferers 'struggling in silence'

More than 10 million people in the UK suffer with arthritis but the crippling condition remains largely “invisible”, according to campaigners. Despite being the leading cause of pain and disability in the UK, it has been warned many of those afflicted...

Man arrested after attempted child abduction

Police investigating the attempted abduction of a three-year-old girl in North Wales have arrested a man. The alleged incident happened near the Jade Jones Pavilion in Flint. A 50-year-old man was detained by members of the public soon afterwards. Officers went to the...

British boy confirmed as Barcelona victim

British boy Julian Cadman was among the 13 people killed in the Barcelona terror attack. The Spanish missing persons bureau said his family confirmed the seven-year-old died after a van crashed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas. In a statement, it said: “Julian...

Davis urges EU to start talk of future relations

Britain is urging the European Union to relax its position that the two sides must settle divorce issues before moving on to discussing future trade relationship. Brexit Secretary David Davis said many aspects of the two phases of Britain’s Brexit negotiations...