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Unite ‘suspends’ Len McCluskey challenger Gerard Coyne

Unite ‘suspends’ Len McCluskey challenger Gerard Coyne

Image copyright PA Gerard Coyne – the man challenging Len McCluskey for the leadership of Unite – has been suspended from his job as a regional official with the union. The move comes as counting is about to get under way in the union’s leadership ballot. Mr Coyne, who is seen as the anti-Jeremy Corbyn […]

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

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Rosalin Baker and Jeffrey Wiltshire were acquitted of murder 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 […]

Germaine Mason: Former high jumper dies in Jamaica motorbike crash

Germaine Mason: Former high jumper dies in Jamaica motorbike crash

Germaine Mason switched allegiance to Great Britain two years before the 2008 Olympics British Olympic high jump silver medallist Germaine Mason has died at the age of 34 after a motorcycle crash, police in Jamaica have said. The Jamaican-born athlete, who switched to represent Great Britain in 2006, won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. […]

Shropshire piano gold coin hoard declared treasure

Shropshire piano gold coin hoard declared treasure

Image copyright PA Image caption The hoard consists of 913 gold sovereigns and half sovereigns dating from 1847 to 1915 The largest hoard of gold sovereigns in Britain, found hidden in an old piano, has been declared treasure. The discovery was made in Shropshire before Christmas when the piano’s new owners had it retuned and […]

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to change course of election

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to change course of election

Image copyright PA Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will say a Conservative victory on 8 June is not a “foregone conclusion”, in his first big general election campaign speech. Mr Corbyn will vow to change the direction of the election by “putting the interests of the majority first”. He will attack wealthy tax avoiders and insist […]

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘change poll’s course’

General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘change poll’s course’

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is vowing not to “play by the rules” if elected PM and insists the poll is not a foregone conclusion. On the first full day of general election campaigning, the Labour leader will say “powerful people” do not want him to win the snap poll on 8 June. He will […]

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study

Image copyright Getty Images Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists. The biggest study into the issue linked using two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease. The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some […]

Police prepared to shoot terrorist attack drivers

Police prepared to shoot terrorist attack drivers

Image copyright Getty Images Police may now have to shoot terrorists at the wheel of vehicles to stop them being used in attacks, the national lead for armed policing has said. Officers were previously told not to shoot drivers of moving vehicles because of the additional dangers it posed, Simon Chesterman said. But he said […]