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Suspected migrants rescued in Channel

Suspected migrants rescued in Channel

Image caption The boat was driven away from Dymchurch beach Twenty people, including 18 Albanians, have been rescued from a boat that had started taking in water overnight in the English Channel off the Kent coast. The BBC has been told that some of the passengers, who are believed to be migrants, phoned relatives in […]

Peru drugs mule Reid ‘to be released’

Peru drugs mule Reid ‘to be released’

Image copyright Splash News Image caption Melissa Reid faced a hearing in Lima to decide whether she should be transferred to a Scottish prison Briton Melissa Reid, who was jailed for trying to smuggle drugs from Peru, is to be released from prison, authorities in the country have said. The 22-year-old, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, […]

EU referendum campaigns hit the streets

EU referendum campaigns hit the streets

Image caption There is less than six weeks to go until the in-out referendum The EU referendum campaign is to step up a gear as campaigners from both sides of the debate hit the streets this weekend to try to win over voters. PM David Cameron and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn will separately make their case […]

Passengers rescued as ferry hits pier

Twenty passengers and three crew members have been rescued from a ferry after it collided with a pier near Southampton, coastguards have said. The ferry struck the Hythe Pier, in Hampshire, damaging its wheelhouse, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. Coastguards were called at around 21:20 BST on Friday and sent rescue teams from Southampton […]

BHS ‘could have been saved’ – Chappell

BHS ‘could have been saved’ – Chappell

Image copyright Getty Images The man behind the takeover of BHS has said his plan to revitalise the retailer “could have worked”. Dominic Chappell headed up a group called Retail Acquisitions, which bought BHS from Sir Philip Green for a nominal £1 in 2015. He told the BBC’s Newsnight: “We could have saved BHS”. Mr […]

Stephen Sutton legacy helps raise £5.5m

Stephen Sutton legacy helps raise £5.5m

Image copyright Teenage Cancer Trust Image caption The Teenage Cancer Trust says Stephen’s legacy has allowed them to take “huge steps forward for young people with cancer” More than £5.5m has been raised in memory of teenager Stephen Sutton, the Teenage Cancer Trust has revealed. On the second anniversary of Stephen’s death, the charity has […]

Dad wins term-time holiday court case

Dad wins term-time holiday court case

Image caption “I am hugely relieved,” said Mr Platt, speaking outside the High Court after the hearing A father who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday has won a High Court ruling in his favour. Magistrates had ruled that Jon Platt had no case to answer […]

Killer son jailed for double murder

Killer son jailed for double murder

Image copyright Essex Police Image caption Brett Rogers was jailed in 2012 for an attack on his father A man has been jailed for at least 32 years for stabbing his mother and her friend to death while he was on licence after attacking his father. Gillian Phillips, 54, and David Oakes, 60, had more […]

Sainsbury’s ‘sorry’ for artist advert

Sainsbury’s ‘sorry’ for artist advert

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sainsbury’s headquarters said the advert was an “error of judgement” made by its local store Sainsbury’s has apologised after one of its London branches placed an advert in a local paper seeking an artist to decorate its canteen for free. The store in Camden Road took out an advert for […]

British man jailed over US airman plot

British man jailed over US airman plot

Image copyright PA A delivery driver has been jailed for life, with a minimum 12-year term, for plotting to kill a US airman outside a base in East Anglia. Junead Khan, 25, from Luton, a supporter of so-called Islamic State (IS), was found guilty in April of preparing terrorist acts. He had driven past RAF […]