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Battersea stabbing: Man charged with murder of Britain’s Got Talent nurse

Image copyright NHS Press Office/PA Image caption Simonne Kerr said she joined the B Positive Choir following the death of her son Kavele A man has been charged with the murder of a nurse who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in an NHS choir. Simonne Samantha Kerr, 31, from Wembley, was found fatally injured in […]

House of Fraser cancels all online orders

Image copyright Getty Images House of Fraser has said it will cancel all online orders and refund customers after a dispute with its warehouse operator meant deliveries were delayed. It follows an outcry from customers who had not received goods ordered online. Its warehouse operator, XPO Logistics, stopped processing orders late last week because of […]

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Salih Khater has been named as the man being held by police The man being held on suspicion of terrorism after the Westminster car crash has been named as Salih Khater by government sources. The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, is being questioned in south London. Police have been […]

Baby boxes accepted by 85% of Scottish parents

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Baby boxes can be used as beds An average of 1,000 baby boxes per week were delivered to parents of newborns in the first year of the programme. The Scottish government said 52,065 baby boxes had been gifted to date, with an 85% uptake by parents. The boxes contain items […]

UK inflation rate rises for first time since November

UK inflation rose to 2.5% in July, after holding steady at 2.4% in the previous three months as the cost of computer games and transport increased. It was the first jump in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure since November and was in line with forecasts. Meanwhile the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation […]

Westminster car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured

Media captionArmed police responded after a vehicle crashed into security barriers A number of people have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say. Armed police, ambulances and firefighters are responding to the incident in central London, which happened shortly after 07:30 BST. Officers were seen […]

Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Image copyright Getty Images Giving tenants greater support so they can hold their landlords to account is being considered as part of government proposals on social housing in England. The measures include speeding up the complaints process and publishing league tables to highlight the performance of landlords. The Green Paper also pledges a scheme to […]

Pension scam victims ‘lost £91,000 each’

Image copyright FCA Image caption A new TV advert shows how a fraudster might spend someone else’s savings Pension scam victims lose an average of £91,000 each as fraudsters see the potential for looting savings pots. One victim, Jennifer Ringstead, who lost over £50,000, said she was “angry” she had not been compensated and would […]

Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Image copyright Getty Images Giving tenants greater support so they can hold their landlords to account is being considered as part of government proposals on social housing. The measures include speeding up the complaints process and publishing league tables to highlight the performance of landlords. The government said its “new deal” would “rebalance the relationship […]

Pension scam victims ‘lost £91,000 each’

Image copyright FCA Image caption A new TV advert shows how a fraudster might spend someone else’s savings Pension scam victims are losing an average £91,000 each as fraudsters see the potential for looting savings pots. One victim, Jennifer Ringstead, who lost over £50,000, said she is “angry” she had not been compensated and would […]