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WPP boss Martin Sorrell faces misconduct investigation

Image copyright Getty Images WPP is investigating an allegation of personal misconduct against its chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell. The world’s largest advertising agency said its board had appointed independent counsel to conduct the investigation. “The allegations do not involve amounts which are material to WPP,” a statement issued on Tuesday night said. The allegations […]

Birth trauma mother ‘wanted to die’

Image copyright AlEX FLOWERS Image caption Alex Flowers and her daughter Ruby “The midwife completely ignored me, I may as well not have been there.” Alex Flowers, from Derbyshire, has told the BBC how she suffered physical and mental problems after “not being in control” during her daughter’s birth. The lowest point came 18 months […]

Companies race to meet gender pay gap deadline

Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of UK businesses still need to submit their gender pay figures ahead of Wednesday’s midnight deadline. Some 8,330 companies had already done so as of 16:00 BST on Tuesday. BBC research found 850 had only published data on that day. About 9,000 firms with more than 250 staff must state […]

London shootings: Boy, 16, dies after girl killed in another attack

Image copyright PA Image caption A teenagers was shot and another stabbed in Walthamstow, east London A 16-year-old boy found with gunshot wounds within an hour of another fatal shooting in London has died. The boy was left critically ill after he was shot in Walthamstow on Monday in an incident which also left a […]

Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital for hip surgery

Image copyright PA The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital in central London for planned surgery on his hip, Buckingham Palace has said. The surgery will take place on Wednesday at King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone. Prince Philip, 96, retired from royal duties last August. The duke did not attend the Easter […]

Four Britons killed in Florida car crash

Image caption All four occupants of the car were killed in the crash Four members of a British family have been killed in a car crash as they returned from the Kennedy Space Centre, police in Florida have said. The 30-year-old driver and three passengers died in the crash on Monday, Titusville Police Department said. […]

Russian spy: Source of nerve agent ‘not identified’

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were poisoned by a nerve agent called Novichok The precise source of the nerve agent used to poison a Russian ex-spy and his daughter has not been verified, says the head of Porton Down laboratory. The defence research facility, which […]

Eight children in Glasgow flat when police found man dead

Image caption A large part of Raithburn Road, Castlemilk, was cordoned off on Tuesday morning Eight children, including a baby, were in a Glasgow flat when police discovered the body of a man. Police Scotland said the alarm was raised about 04:40 on Tuesday in Raithburn Road, Castlemilk. The man, believed to be in his […]

‘One-stop shops’ set to speed up cancer diagnosis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The aim is for patients to get all the checks they need under one roof “One-stop shops” aimed at speeding up cancer diagnosis are being introduced across England. The aim is to catch the disease earlier and prevent patients from being referred for several tests for different forms of […]

Momentum says Labour ‘failed’ on anti-Semitism

Image copyright Rex Features/Shutterstock Image caption Christine Shawcroft, who quit the NEC amid a row over anti-Semitism, is part of the Momentum leadership Momentum, the Labour movement backing Jeremy Corbyn, has said that anti-Semitism in the party is more widespread than it had understood. It said in a statement: “Accusations of anti-Semitism should not and […]