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Liam Gallagher urges brother Noel to bring back Oasis

Image copyright PA Liam Gallagher has raised the prospect of re-forming Oasis in a tweet aimed at his brother and former bandmate, Noel. Using strong language, the singer said he forgave his sibling and it was the time to “get the Big O back together”. Hopeful fans may however be disappointed, as Noel Gallagher told […]

BA emergency landing forces London Gatwick runway closure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The aircraft involved was an Airbus A320 similar to the one pictured here The runway at Gatwick Airport had to be closed and flights were diverted after an inbound airliner requested an emergency landing. The British Airways Airbus from Naples landed shortly after midnight on Friday after reporting a […]

No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes – Home Office

Image copyright PA Only 9% of crimes end with suspects being charged or summonsed in England and Wales, Home Office figures suggest. In the 12 months to March, 443,000 crimes resulted in a charge or summons out of 4.6 million offences – the lowest detection rate since 2015. Data also shows police closed nearly half […]

Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions

Image copyright Getty Images Burberry, the upmarket British fashion label, destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m last year to protect its brand. It takes the total value of goods it has destroyed over the past five years to more than £90m. Fashion firms including Burberry destroy unwanted items to prevent them being stolen […]

Salisbury poisoning: Police ‘identify Novichok suspects’

Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were poisoned in March, but both survived Police are believed to have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Salisbury in March, according to reports. Several Russians were involved in the attempted murder of Sergei and […]

Cliff Richard: BBC would be ‘crazy’ to appeal against ruling

Media captionLord Patten chaired the now-defunct BBC Trust until 2014 Former BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has said the corporation would be “crazy” to appeal against the ruling in the Sir Cliff Richard privacy case. Sir Cliff was awarded an initial £210,000 in damages after a judge ruled the BBC had infringed his privacy rights […]

Morrisons ‘quiet hour’ for autistic shopping introduced

Media captionBBC Breakfast’s Tim Muffett goes shopping with Joanne Tang and her son Oscar, who has autism Supermarket chain Morrisons has introduced a weekly “quieter hour” for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and noise. Its 439 UK stores will dim lights, turn music off, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps down on […]

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab set for talks with EU

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Dominic Raab will be fronting the UK’s negotiations with the EU The UK’s new Brexit secretary will hold his first talks with the EU’s chief negotiator in Brussels later. Dominic Raab was appointed when David Davis resigned in protest at Theresa May’s plans for post-Brexit trade. It now falls to […]

Police must tackle hate crime problems, says watchdog

Image copyright PA Police in England and Wales must tackle “significant problems” in handling hate crime ahead of a possible rise in such offences after Brexit, a watchdog says. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary found inadequate responses in 89 of 180 cases it reviewed. The watchdog said it took an average of five days for […]

London Bridge terror attack heroes on Civilian Gallantry List

Image caption Eight people were killed in the London Bridge terror attack Heroes of the London Bridge terror attack, including two who died, have been recognised for their bravery. Three police officers and five members of the public who confronted the attackers or aided others are included on this year’s Civilian Gallantry list. Twenty people […]