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Theresa May: Compensation for Windrush generation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May apologised to Caribbean leaders earlier in the week Theresa May has confirmed that members of the Windrush generation who have been treated unfairly by the Home Office will be compensated. The BBC understands the compensation will be for financial losses incurred. More details on the plans are […]

Two years for teen ‘cyber terrorist’ who targeted US officials

Image copyright PA Image caption Gamble made no reaction as he was sentenced but his mother wept in the well of the court A teenager who tricked his way into obtaining the email and phone accounts of senior US intelligence officials has been sentenced. Kane Gamble, 18, targeted CIA, FBI and US Department of Justice […]

Oswaldtwistle shooting: ‘Teenager was doorstep killer’

Image copyright Lancashire Police Image caption Lee Holt died of a single shot wound to the chest A teenager who went to settle a dispute with a boy, 14, saw him shoot a man dead on his doorstep, a court heard. The boy, 15, told police the 14-year-old aimed a shotgun at Lee Holt “like […]

Skripal poisoning: Salisbury toxic hotspots clean-up begins

Image caption More robust hoardings have begun to replace police cordons, including at The Mill pub The decontamination of toxic hotspots which have traces of the poison used on an ex-spy and his daughter has begun in Salisbury. Police cordons have sealed off the nine areas deemed by government scientists to be at risk. But […]

Skripal poisoning: Salisbury residents told area is safe

Image caption More robust hoardings have begun to replace police cordons, including at The Mill pub Salisbury is safe despite warnings traces of the poison used against a former spy and his daughter could still be present, officials say. Defra said cordons were still in place but there was no need to take extra precautions. […]

Spy poisoning: Salisbury residents warned of toxic ‘hotspots’

Image caption More robust hoardings have begun to replace police cordons, including at The Mill pub Toxic “hotspots” of the nerve agent used to poison a former spy and his daughter could still be present around Salisbury, a government scientist says. Ian Boyd was addressing a public meeting in the city, during which people expressed […]

UK temperatures top 29C in hottest April day since 1949

Image copyright PA Image caption These lucky people enjoyed the sunshine beside the Thames at Richmond in London Temperatures have soared to over 29C in parts of London, making it the warmest April day for nearly 70 years. The unusually warm weather across the UK is the result of low pressure over the Atlantic and […]

Dale Winton, Supermarket Sweep presenter, dies aged 62

Media captionWatch five of Dale Winton’s funny TV moments TV and radio presenter Dale Winton has died at the age of 62. The former Supermarket Sweep host died at his home earlier on Wednesday, his long-term agent Jan Kennedy said. Winton spent nearly a decade hosting the ITV daytime hit but also hosted the BBC’s […]

TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62

Image copyright PA TV presenter Dale Winton, who hosted Supermarket Sweep, has died at the age of 62, his agent has said. He died at his home earlier on Wednesday, his long-term agent Jan Kennedy said in a statement. He appeared on a wide range of shows, including the BBC’s lottery show In It To […]

Windrush: PM says landing cards decision taken under Labour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anthony Bryan, who came to Britain from Jamaica in 1965, has been detained twice Theresa May has said the decision to destroy the landing cards of Windrush migrants was taken under Labour. The prime minister told MPs she was not home secretary when the move was approved, saying it […]