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Russian spy: Poisoning response deadline passes

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The deadline set by the UK government for Moscow to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used to poison a former double agent has passed. Focus now shifts to what steps Theresa […]

Philip Hammond hints at ‘headroom’ for more NHS spending

Media captionIn full: Laura Kuenssberg interviews Philip Hammond Philip Hammond has given his clearest hint yet that he is prepared to increase spending further on the NHS. The chancellor told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg he recognised the pressures for more spending on health, local government “and other areas”. He said he would like to use […]

Russian spy: Embassy warns UK against ‘punitive’ measures

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The UK’s threat of “punitive” measures against Russia over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter will “meet with a response”, Russia has said. Russia’s UK embassy posted a series of […]

Russian spy: May under pressure to take firm action

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Sergei and Yulia Skripal, found collapsed on a bench in Salisbury, remain in a critical but stable condition Theresa May is facing mounting pressure to take decisive action against whoever was behind the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy and his daughter. Former national security advisor Lord Ricketts […]

Teenager jailed for London moped acid attacks

Image copyright Metropolitan police Image caption Derryck John appeared at Wood Green Crown Court via video-link A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for 10 and a half years for attacking six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes. Derryck John, from Croydon, previously admitted carrying out the attacks in the north and […]

Sir Ken Dodd: Comedy legend dies, aged 90

Media captionKnown for his variety performances, Sir Ken Dodd was one of the most popular comedians of his time Sir Ken Dodd, creator of the Diddy Men and one of the most popular comedians of his time, has died aged 90. The Liverpool legend had recently been released from hospital after six weeks of treatment […]

Russian spy: Police name officer injured in attack

Image copyright Salisbury Journal/Getty Images Image caption Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey is stable after intensive care treatment following the incident The officer injured in the nerve agent attack has been named by police as Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey. The officer, 38, who was in intensive care following the incident, is now “stable and conscious”, Wiltshire’s […]

Arrests over racist Nottingham Trent University halls chants

Media captionRufaro Chisango recorded the chants while locked in her room in halls Two men have been arrested after a video of racist slurs being shouted in university accommodation emerged. Rufaro Chisango tweeted the video of the abuse which apparently included “we hate the blacks” while locked in her room at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) […]

Meghan Markle hug a ‘dream come true’ for girl, 10

Media caption“Meghan told me that I can achieve whatever I want to achieve” Meghan Markle made a 10-year-old girl’s “dream come true” when the Suits actress hugged her. Prince Harry and Ms Markle were on a royal visit to Birmingham, celebrating International Women’s Day. The engaged couple were at Millennium Point to encourage female students […]

Russian spy: Attack was ‘brazen and reckless’, says Amber Rudd

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious The attempted murder of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, using a nerve agent was a “brazen and reckless attack”, Amber Rudd has said. Both Mr Skripal and his daughter are still critically ill after […]