A university student with an interest in Islam planted a homemade ball-bearing bomb on a tube train in central London, a court has heard. Damon Smith, 20, from Newton Abbott, left a bomb in a rucksack in the front carriage of a Jubilee Line tube train on a weekday morning in October last year. The
Despite attempts to remove it, the A303 continues to cut through the world heritage site. Attempts to agree a proposal to remove the A303 surface road from the Stonehenge world heritage site have been made regularly since 1989 (A monstrous act of desecration is brewing, 26 April). Despite attempts
Lance Corporal Trimaan "Harry" Dhillon left Alice Ruggles to bleed to death on her bathroom floor after breaking into her flat in Gateshead and slashing her neck. Sentencing Dhillon to life with a minimum of 22 years, Judge Paul Sloan said the murder was an act of "utter barbarism"
• This £30,000 fine is an outrageous attack on free speech (Greenpeace fined after refusing to obey controversial lobbying law, 19 April). It is also an attack on those who, like me, regularly give money to Greenpeace. • I was disappointed to learn that some at the Women’s Summit booed Ivanka Trump
West Ham and Newcastle United have been raided as part of a huge football tax fraud investigation involving 180 HMRC officers across the UK and France. Business and financial records, computers and mobile phones were seized in the raids, which also targeted both clubs' training facilities.
The suspect, 20, was detained on Wednesday by police hunting those behind the death of Mike Samwell, 35, who died in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mr Samwell had been chasing intruders from his £500,000 home in Chorlton, Manchester, after they broke in while he and his wife Jess were asleep upstairs
A special needs school has cut the day by 30 minutes because of education funding cuts. Selly Oak Trust School in Birmingham has written to parents telling them that the school day will be shortened from September as a money-saving exercise because of the cuts to education funding. In the letter, head
UK insurance broker Swinton has announced it plans to axe 900 jobs by the end of this year as more people choose to renew their policies online. The company is putting 84 of its 194 high street branches under review, as well as a call centre in Norwich. Swinton currently employs around 3,000 people
A former Liberal Democrat MP branded "anti-Semitic" has been dramatically sacked as a candidate only hours after being condemned by Theresa May in the Commons. David Ward, MP for Bradford East from 2010-15, was selected by party activists in the constituency as their General Election candidate
Currently, British companies are talking to IVF clinics about offering “egg-freezing” as a perk for female employees. Care Fertility, the UK’s largest private chain of clinics, says this can benefit women in their 20s and 30s, allowing them to focus on their careers. Both Facebook and Apple have offered
From January 2018, all new black cabs must be battery powered, such as the model pictured. Transport for London is spending £18m on upgrading the capital’s power grids to charge the first generation of battery-powered black cabs. From 1 January 2018, all new black cabs will have to be battery-powered
By Kylie MacLellan and Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Global chief executives and investors had some sharp advice for Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday: Make Brexit a success by looking beyond the European Union and adopting a little swagger about the benefits of the world's fifth largest economy
As Boris Johnson approached, the Tory frontbench spread themselves out to fill any available free space. The Conservatives were under strict orders from Lynton Crosby’s Australian high command to treat the last prime minister’s questions of the parliament as an election special, and Boris was an embarrassment
Jeremy Corbyn and his team are wary of being caricatured as part of an anti-Tory ‘coalition of chaos’. Jeremy Corbyn will not take part in a television debate during the general election campaign if Theresa May refuses to turn up, his spokesman has said. Broadcasters have said they could still hold
Brexit could be further complicated because even an interim deal may affect national legislation in European countries. European parliaments could be given a vote on a transitional Brexit deal, according to analysis by the German Bundestag that could complicate Theresa May’s hopes of avoiding massive
The Prime Minister has refused to guarantee the triple lock on pensions. Theresa May twice failed to answer the question during a record 58-minute Prime Minister's Questions, saying only that "under a Conservative government, pensioner incomes would continue to increase". It is understood
Journalists in the UK are less free to hold power to account than those working in South Africa, Chile or Lithuania, according to an index of press freedom around the world. Laws permitting generalised surveillance, as well as a proposal for a new espionage act that could criminalise journalists and
Prime Minister Theresa May has called the election a choice between the "stability" the Conservatives offer or a descent into "chaos" under Labour.
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Banks in Britain will start shifting some operations to Continental Europe reasonably soon to avoid disrupting links with customers after Brexit, Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley said on Wednesday. Britain has opened formal divorce talks with the European Union though
A 24-year-old man has become the fourth person to be stabbed to death in London in as many days. Police and paramedics found the victim at 7pm on Tuesday evening in Melody Road, a residential street in Wandsworth, south-west London, after reports of a stabbing. Despite the arrival of an air ambulance
The FA has announced that Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has been banned from football for 18 months for betting offences. Barton, 34, has admitted a charge relating to 1,260 bets he placed on football matches between 2006 and 2016. In a lengthy statement on his website Barton said he was "very