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Emiliano Sala: Cardiff City FC player on missing plane

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emiliano Sala signed for Cardiff City on Saturday Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which went missing over the Channel Islands. The £15m Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands […]

Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May’s deal

Image copyright PA MPs are putting forward plans to change the outcome of Brexit ahead of a vote next week on the PM’s amended deal. Theresa May said on Monday she was focused on altering the backstop – the “insurance policy” designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. But Labour leader […]

Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May’s deal

Image copyright PA MPs are putting forward plans to change the outcome of Brexit ahead of a vote next week on the PM’s amended deal. Theresa May said on Monday she was focused on altering the backstop – the “insurance policy” designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. But Labour leader […]

Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May’s deal

Image copyright PA MPs have begun putting forward proposals to change the outcome of Brexit ahead of next week’s scheduled vote on Theresa May’s amended deal. Mrs May will meet her cabinet after telling MPs on Monday that she was focused on altering the Irish backstop. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the prime minister […]

Londonderry bombing: Residents allowed home after security alerts

Media captionThe moment the bomb exploded on Saturday Three security alerts in Londonderry – triggered when two vehicles were hijacked by masked men and a delivery van was abandoned – have ended. Police said residents had been allowed to return to their homes following the alerts, which came 48 hours after a bomb exploded in […]

Disability hate crime: MPs back Katie Price over online abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Self-regulation of social media “has failed disabled people”, according to MPs who have backed a petition calling for new laws, led by model Katie Price. More than 220,000 people supported her demand to make online abuse a criminal offence after she flagged up trolling about her son Harvey’s disabilities. Now MPs […]

Human trafficking: Victims ‘stuck in limbo for years’

Image copyright Getty Images Suspected trafficking or modern slavery victims are being put at risk by delays in the system designed to protect them, a BBC investigation has found. Government documents obtained by Radio 4’s File on 4 show 2,200 people waiting more than a year for a decision on their status in the UK. […]

Charlotte Brown death: Speedboat killer ‘left UK before trial’

Image copyright Steve Parsons Image caption Shepherd let Charlotte Brown drive his speedboat for a “thrill”, the Old Bailey heard A man convicted of killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames left the country before his trial. Jack Shepherd was sentenced to six years for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown, but […]

May to focus on Irish backstop in her Brexit ‘plan B’

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May will try to convince Tory Brexiteers and DUP MPs to back her withdrawal deal by resolving Irish backstop concerns, Cabinet sources say. Last week, Mrs May said she would focus on cross-party talks to get a Brexit deal accepted by Parliament. But it is understood she is now seeking to […]

Police speak to Philip for not wearing seatbelt

Image copyright Geoff Robinson Image caption The new Land Rover Freelander being driven on Saturday Norfolk Police say they have spoken to the Duke of Edinburgh after he was pictured driving without a seatbelt, 48 hours after being involved in a crash near Sandringham in Norfolk. A spokeswoman said “suitable words of advice have been […]

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