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Teenage offender held in inhuman conditions, court hears

Teenage offender held in inhuman conditions, court hears

A teenage boy with “significant” mental health problems has been held in solitary confinement for four-and-a-half months, a court has heard. The boy, who is 16 and referred to as AB, was detained alone in his cell at Feltham Young Offenders Institution in London for 23-and-a-half hours a day. Lawyers for his mother claim the […]

Heathrow Airport meet and greet cars given parking tickets

Heathrow Airport meet and greet cars given parking tickets

Image caption Several cars left in the car park had been issued with tickets when the BBC visited More than 200 cars left with Heathrow Airport parking firms were left in a council car park and issued with parking tickets. In total, 275 vehicles were left over the Easter weekend in West Drayton, about 15 […]

Election: Theresa May urges voters to ‘strengthen my hand’

Election: Theresa May urges voters to ‘strengthen my hand’

Media captionTheresa May says only the Conservatives offer “strong and stable leadership” Every single vote will count in the June general election, the prime minister has told party workers on a campaign visit to Wales. Theresa May visited Bridgend as an opinion poll suggested the Tories were set to make gains in Labour heartlands. The […]

Warrington man, 95, spared jail after trying to kill wife with pan

Warrington man, 95, spared jail after trying to kill wife with pan

Image caption Denver Beddows arriving at Liverpool Crown Court A 95-year-old man who tried to kill his wife has been spared jail because the judge said it was “an exceptional case”. Denver Beddows admitted battering his 88-year-old wife Olive with a pan and a hammer at their home in Warrington. He said it was an […]

General Election 2017: Labour’s ‘day one’ pledge to EU nationals

General Election 2017: Labour’s ‘day one’ pledge to EU nationals

Media captionSir Keir Starmer: Free movement set to end Labour says it would scrap Theresa May’s Brexit plans and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU residents before talks start, if it wins power. While accepting the UK was leaving, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said Labour wanted a deal which prioritises jobs and workers’ […]

Blue Riband biscuit production to be moved to Poland

Blue Riband biscuit production to be moved to Poland

Image copyright YouTube Confectionery giant Nestle plans to cut almost 300 jobs, mainly in York and Newcastle, and move production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to one of its factories in Poland. Sites in Halifax and Girvan will also be hit, but the company hopes to cut jobs through voluntary redundancies. Nestle said it […]

Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks

Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks

Image copyright ERSOU Image caption Adam Mudd pleaded guilty to computer offences at an earlier hearing A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire. Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million […]

Tom Hardy ‘arrests fleeing motorbike thief’ in London

Tom Hardy ‘arrests fleeing motorbike thief’ in London

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The actor pursued one of the suspects who had run from the scene of a crash Actor Tom Hardy apprehended a man who had allegedly stolen a motorbike in London, police have said. The Hollywood star stepped in after two teenagers on the bike crashed into a car in […]

General Election 2017: Labour’s ‘day one’ pledge to EU nationals

General Election 2017: Labour’s ‘day one’ pledge to EU nationals

Labour says it would scrap Theresa May’s Brexit plans and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU residents before talks start, if it wins power. While accepting the UK was leaving, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said Labour wanted a deal which prioritises jobs and workers’ rights. It would also seek an early deal on […]

Brexit university ‘brain drain’ warning

Brexit university ‘brain drain’ warning

Image caption MPs say that universities need to have certainty about the future of EU staff and students University staff from EU countries should be guaranteed a right to stay and work in the UK after Brexit to avoid a “damaging brain drain”, says a report from MPs. The education select committee wants urgent steps […]