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Britain goes a full day without coal

Britain goes a full day without coal

Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid says. The energy provider said Friday’s lack of coal usage was a “watershed” moment. Britain’s longest continuous energy period without coal until now was 19 hours – first achieved last May, and again […]

Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Image copyright PA Controversial plans to raise the legal fees payable after death are to be scrapped ahead of the general election. Probate fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not […]

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘overturn the rigged system’

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘overturn the rigged system’

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “I don’t play by the establishment’s rules” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to “overturn the rigged system” by putting power and wealth back in the hands of “the people”. In his first major general election speech, he said 8 June’s poll was not a “foregone conclusion” and Labour could defy the […]

Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits £600,000

Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits £600,000

Image copyright Jakob Ebrey Photography Image caption Billy Monger has been described as a “huge character” by his team An online campaign set up to raise money for a teenage racing driver who had part of both legs amputated after a crash at Donington Park has raised more than £600,000. Billy Monger, 17, was airlifted […]

Stratford baby bus death: Parents guilty of causing child’s death

Stratford baby bus death: Parents guilty of causing child’s death

Media captionCCTV from the bus and the 999 call show passengers trying to save Imani The parents who disguised the death of their baby by pretending she had died on a London bus have been convicted of causing or allowing her death. Rosalin Baker, 25, and Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, had denied murdering 16-week-old Imani in […]

Springwatch’s Chris Packham cleared of Malta assault charge

Springwatch’s Chris Packham cleared of Malta assault charge

Image copyright PA Image caption The BBC wildlife presenter said he was charged after he and TV crew were set upon by two men TV presenter Chris Packham has been cleared of assault during filming for a documentary on illegal bird trapping on the island of Gozo. Packham, 55, appeared in a Maltese court following […]

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘overturn the rigged system’

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘overturn the rigged system’

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “I don’t play by the establishment’s rules” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to “overturn the rigged system” by putting power and wealth back in the hands of “the people”. In his first major general election speech, he said 8 June’s poll was not a “foregone conclusion” and Labour could defy the […]

Stratford baby bus death: Parents guilty of causing child’s death

Stratford baby bus death: Parents guilty of causing child’s death

Media captionCCTV from the bus and the 999 call show passengers trying to save Imani The parents who disguised the death of their baby by pretending she had died on a London bus have been convicted of causing or allowing her death. Rosalin Baker, 25, and Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, had denied murdering 16-week-old Imani in […]

Springwatch’s Chris Packham cleared of Malta assault charge

Springwatch’s Chris Packham cleared of Malta assault charge

Image copyright PA Image caption The BBC wildlife presenter said he was charged after he and TV crew were set upon by two men TV presenter Chris Packham has been cleared of assault during filming for a documentary on illegal bird trapping on the island of Gozo. Packham, 55, appeared in a Maltese court following […]

General Election 2017: Nigel Farage won’t stand as an MP

General Election 2017: Nigel Farage won’t stand as an MP

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he will not be standing in the General Election on 8 June. The MEP told the Daily Telegraph he could have had an “easy win” in the former UKIP seat of Clacton but had decided to “fight for Brexit in Europe” instead. Earlier he said he had not yet […]