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Copeland defeat marks serious setback for Corbyn

Labour's defeat in the Copeland by-election will add to the pressure on leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was already trailing Theresa May substantially in national opinion polls.

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Rare tortoises saved from smugglers make zoo debut

Four endangered tortoises who were rescued from smugglers have gone on show in the UK for the first time.

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Remains found on Greek island confirmed as Briton who vanished in 2005

Human remains found in a well in Crete are those of a British holidaymaker who went missing more than a decade ago, police have confirmed.

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Jeremy Corbyn doesn't represent working people says triumphant Tory

Tory winning candidate Trudy Harrison clinched a historic success in Copeland and claimed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn did not represent "ordinary working people".

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Blind man Tasered by police who mistook cane for gun

A blind man has been Tasered by police after his cane was mistaken for a gun.

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Jeremy Corbyn vows to continue despite humiliating Copeland by-election defeat

Jeremy Corbyn is resisting calls to consider his position after Labour crashed to a humiliating defeat in the Copeland by-election.

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Two held in connection with escape of murderer Shaun Walmsley

Police investigating the escape of a murderer from custody have arrested two people on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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British IS 'suicide bomber' received less than £1m compensation, says his wife

The wife of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee reportedly killed in an Islamic State suicide bomb attack in Iraq has said he received "substantially less" than £1 million compensation from the British government.

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Man's actions in fatal shooting of 'gangster' deemed 'necessary and reasonable'

A businessman has won a seven-year fight to clear his name after a coroner ruled he was acting reasonably during a fight in which a suspected gangster was killed with his own gun.

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Ten years on, Grayrigg train crash driver still thinks about disaster every day

Ten years on from the Grayrigg rail crash, the train's driver Iain Black still thinks about the disaster every day.

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Sir Richard Branson 'distraught' over Grayrigg crash, reporter recalls

Sir Richard Branson was " absolutely distraught" when he first saw the wreckage at Grayrigg, a reporter who led him to the site has recalled.

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CCTV released in hunt for escaped killer Shaun Walmsley

CCTV images showing the moment armed men threatened prison officers and helped a murderer escape prison have been released by police.

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John Lewis to axe nearly 400 jobs amid retail sector pressure

John Lewis is axing nearly 400 jobs across its restaurants and home fittings service as it grapples with the acute pressures facing the retail sector.

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Blackpool FC owners lose court battle with Latvian investor

Blackpool FC's owners the Oyston family have lost a bitter multimillion-pound court battle with a Latvian investor in the troubled club.

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British IS 'suicide bomber did not receive £1m compensation from UK government'

The family of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee reportedly killed in an Islamic State suicide bomb attack in Iraq have denied he received £1 million compensation from the British government.

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Car appeal as police hunt killer sprung from jail during hospital visit

Police have appealed for information about a car used to spring a drug dealer out of jail, where he was serving life for the savage murder of a rival, after the vehicle's previous owner was found.

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Solar system of seven Earth-sized planets 'could include worlds with life'

An extraordinary solar system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a dwarf star could include at least three worlds on which life may have evolved, scientists believe.

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Schoolgirl 'told child sex accused footballer how old she was'

A schoolgirl has said she revealed what age she was to an ex-Oldham Athletic footballer accused of taking advantage of her sexually.

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Drug dealer found guilty of fatal shooting of rival

A drug dealer has been found guilty of the fatal shooting of a rival.

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Murderer on the run after escaping from prison officers during visit to hospital

A murderer who was serving a minimum of 30 years in prison is on the run after two armed men helped him escape during an escorted hospital visit.

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