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Cornwall man charged with murder of missing partner

Cornwall man charged with murder of missing partner

Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police Image caption Kirsty Noden has not been seen by neighbours or on social media since January A man has been charged with the murder of his partner, who has been missing for several months. Dean Lowe, 32, is accused of killing Kirsty Noden, also 32, who has not been […]

General election 2017: Labour will ‘in effect’ end benefit freeze

General election 2017: Labour will ‘in effect’ end benefit freeze

Labour would “in effect” end the freeze on benefits through a package of reforms in its first Budget in government, the shadow chancellor says. John McDonnell said his proposals would make the freeze “irrelevant”, but did not say whether he would scrap it. Later though, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Sky News the freeze was […]

General election 2017: Tories ‘won’t look again’ at social care plans

General election 2017: Tories ‘won’t look again’ at social care plans

Media captionDamian Green says a £100,000 inheritance is “reasonable” Damian Green has said the Conservatives will not “look again” at plans to fund social care in England, despite fears they will be unpopular with voters. The Tory manifesto says elderly people needing care at home would have to meet the costs but could keep £100,000 […]

Minke whales die off coast of East Anglia

Minke whales die off coast of East Anglia

Image copyright Felixstowe Coast Patrol Rescue Service Image caption One of the dead whales is a 30ft female Three minke whales have died off the coast of East Anglia. An area south of Felixstowe Pier in Suffolk has been sealed off after a 30ft (9m) female whale washed up on the beach there. The first […]

Afghanistan blast scientist Lee Peters receives MoD payout

Afghanistan blast scientist Lee Peters receives MoD payout

Image copyright Slater and Gordon Image caption Lee Peters said he was told the device had had the potential “to have blown my head clean off” A scientist who lost three fingers when a suspicious package exploded as he handled it has been compensated by the Ministry of Defence. Lee Peters, 51, had been examining […]

Alps murders: Brother calls for High Court review

Alps murders: Brother calls for High Court review

Image copyright Getty/AFP Image caption Zaid al-Hilli said he did not trust French police to solve his brother’s murder five years ago The brother of a British engineer who was gunned down with his family in the French Alps has called for a High Court review into the case. Zaid al-Hilli said there had been […]

General election campaign paused to remember MP Jo Cox

General election campaign paused to remember MP Jo Cox

Image copyright PA The general election campaign will be put on hold later as politicians set aside their differences to remember Labour MP Jo Cox. Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders will stop campaigning for an hour to honour the mother-of-two who was murdered last June. Her widower Brendan Cox said it would […]

Theresa May says Labour can’t be trusted on defence after Trident row

Theresa May says Labour can’t be trusted on defence after Trident row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs May has been addressing supporters in Ealing, west London Theresa May has said a shadow cabinet row over Trident shows Labour cannot be “trusted” to defend the country. The PM claimed a Labour government would not be “unequivocally committed to the nuclear deterrent”. Shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith […]

UK’s first proton beam machine arrives at Newport clinic

UK’s first proton beam machine arrives at Newport clinic

Image copyright PPI Image caption How the final proton beam therapy room will look A key component of the UK’s first high-energy proton beam machine has been delivered to its new home in Newport. Proton Partners International (PPI) received the part that will fire the cancer-treating beam at its Rutherford Cancer Centre. PPI said the […]

Pippa Middleton wedding: Royals and celebrities at ceremony

Pippa Middleton wedding: Royals and celebrities at ceremony

Media captionSee the highlights from Pippa Middleton’s wedding Guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. Miss Middleton, 33, who is the younger sister of the duchess, married 41-year-old Mr Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The bride was accompanied by her father, […]