Zip wire attraction a 'significant hazard'

Controversial plans for a zip wire attraction in a Lake District valley could be scuppered by claims it would be a “significant hazard”. Several conservation groups, including the National Trust, have already objected to the £3m scheme to string wires 130m...

UKIP leader Henry Bolton loses no confidence vote

UKIP’s ruling body has passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton following a row over his 25-year-old girlfriend. The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) held an emergency meeting on Sunday after married father-of-three...

UKIP leader won't quit over race row girlfriend

UKIP boss Henry Bolton has defiantly refused to resign and insisted the party “cannot afford” a third leadership contest in the space of two years. The embattled politician has faced numerous calls to quit, along with the departure of a senior party...

More snow for UK after coldest night in two years

More snow is on the way across large parts of Britain after the coldest night in almost two years. Overnight temperatures plummeted with a low of -13.5C (7.7F) recorded in the Highland village of Dalwhinnie, while freezing temperatures were recorded as far south as...

Girl, aged 8, stabbed to death in West Midlands

A 54-year-old man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall, police have said. The attack happened in the Brownhills area last night. Police say they were called at about 9.15pm and when they arrived at the address they found the...

May to end 'abuse' by bosses who risk pensions

Company bosses who put workers’ pensions at risk to “line their own pockets” will face huge fines under plans unveiled by Theresa May. The Prime Minister said tough new rules would be introduced to end the “unacceptable abuse” by irresponsible...