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Appeal over death of Commons deputy speaker’s daughter

Image copyright Linsday Hoyle Image caption Natalie Lewis-Hoyle, 28, was found unconscious at an address in Beeches Road, Heybridge The daughter of the Commons deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle has died, prompting an appeal for information about her final hours. Natalie Lewis-Hoyle, 28, was found unconscious at an address in Heybridge, near Maldon, Essex, on Friday […]

Tewkesbury water supply restored after major burst

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Severn Trent said it would pay compensation to customers who had been without water for more than 15 hours Water has been restored to all homes and businesses in Tewkesbury after 10,000 were without a supply for more than 48 hours due to a burst pipe. Severn Trent said […]

Six people dead in multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham

Image caption Emergency crews were called to the scene near Bristol Road at 01:11 GMT Six people have been killed in a multiple-vehicle crash in Birmingham. A seventh person was critically injured in the incident on Belgrave Middleway near Edgbaston at about 01:00 GMT. A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said there had been a […]

Brexit: Theresa May says she ‘will not be derailed’

Image copyright Reuters The prime minister has said the government is “proving the doubters wrong” with its Brexit negotiations. EU leaders have agreed talks can move on to the next stage in the new year, but Theresa May also suffered her first Commons defeat on Brexit this week. Writing in two Sunday papers, she vowed […]

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final: Winner crowned

Media captionWho waltzed off with the Strictly glitterball? Former Holby City actor Joe McFadden and his partner Katya Jones have lifted the glitterball trophy and been crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions. The pair beat finalists Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson and Debbie McGee and their partners after each couple had danced three times. The 42-year-old, who […]

Former PM to lead UK-China investment role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As prime minister, David Cameron said the UK and China were in a “golden era” of trade relations David Cameron is to take on a new official role leading a UK government investment initiative between Britain and China. The former prime minister will take charge of a £750m ($1bn) […]

Brexit: UK must not be EU ‘colony’ after Brexit

Media captionConservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Newsnight the EU’s terms for a transition period are unacceptable. A leading Brexiteer has said the UK cannot become a “colony” of the EU during the two year transition period after Britain’s withdrawal in 2019. EU leaders have agreed Brexit talks can move on, with the UK staying in […]

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 champion to be crowned

Image caption Gemma, Joe, Alexandra and Debbie are battling it out in the final After four months of rigorous training – and just as rigorous spray-tanning – the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 will lift the glitterball trophy on Saturday night. The remaining celebrities – Gemma Atkinson, Alexandra Burke, Joe McFadden and Debbie McGee […]

Royal Court U-turn over play axed amid harassment claims

Image copyright Richard Davenport/The Other Richard Image caption Samantha Robinson and James Atherton are in the cast of Rita, Sue and Bob Too London’s Royal Court theatre has reversed its decision to cancel a production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too. The theatre had said it was axing the play after allegations that its co-director […]

Student Liam Allan ‘betrayed’ after rape trial collapse

Media captionLiam Allan had been on bail for two years before his trial collapsed A man whose rape trial collapsed after detectives failed to disclose vital evidence to the defence said he felt “betrayed” by police and the CPS. Liam Allan was charged with 12 counts of rape and sexual assault but his trial collapsed […]