Corbyn: I never promised to abolish student debt

Jeremy Corbyn has said he “never promised” to write off student debt during the General Election campaign. In a key pledge Labour promised to scrap future tuition fees later this year – and Mr Corbyn also vowed to “deal with” the debts of...

Suspect dies after 'trying to swallow an object'

A 20-year-old man has died after being chased by police and detained in a shop. An officer pursued the man on foot after attempting to stop a car in Kingsland Road, east London, at 1.45am on Saturday, according to the Metropolitan Police. Scotland Yard said after...

Tory members favour Davis if PM goes – poll

David Davis has come top in a survey asking Tory members who they would favour as a candidate to replace Theresa May. The Brexit Secretary was favoured by 21% of respondents in the survey, with his nearest rival Boris Johnson on 17%. But plans to oust the...

'Tornado' riot squad storms prison after unrest

A ‘tornado’ riot squad was drafted in to deal with unrest at a Worcestershire prison on Saturday night. A stream of unmarked vans and minibuses could be seen arriving at HMP Hewell, home to about 1,000 prisoners, from 7.30pm. Shouting and swearing could be...

'Rolling resistance' leads to clashes at fracking site

An intensification of protests at fracking sites has led to concerns about rising levels of violence. Both demonstrators and the fracking company Cuadrilla say they are increasingly worried that someone will get seriously hurt or even killed unless the situation...

Rules on gay men donating blood to be relaxed

Gay men will be allowed to donate blood in England three months after having sex under wide-ranging equality reforms by the Government. Fears over infections led to an outright ban on gay men giving blood at the height of the Aids epidemic but that was reduced to 12...