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Suspicious object which closed beach declared safe by bomb disposal experts

A bomb disposal team has analysed a suspicious object which forced the closure of a popular beach and declared it is safe.

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Hull to host exhibition to celebrate LGBT community in sister city Freetown

Hull is marking the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality as part of its tenure as UK City of Culture with an exhibition of "strikingly beautiful" photographs highlighting a sanctuary for LGBT people in its African sister city.

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Probe reveals 57 families not given cremated babies' ashes

Dozens of families were not given the ashes of infants that had been cremated, a report has found.

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Council applies for injunctions to stop trio holding up road-side tree removal

A legal bid is aiming to stop protesters from holding up a controversial tree felling programme in Sheffield.

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Youths arrested after vandals target Downton Abbey train carriages

Two 17-year-olds have been arrested after a set of antique train carriages that featured in the Downton Abbey TV series were vandalised.

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Probe reveals 57 families not given cremated babies' ashes

Dozens of families were not given the ashes of infants that had been cremated, a report has found.

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Mourners wear rugby shirts to remember boy who died after head injury in game

Mourners have paid tribute to a teenage boy who died during an under-14s rugby league game by wearing rugby shirts to his funeral.

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Human blood 'found on Ben Needham's toy car and sandal'

Human blood has reportedly been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago.

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Doctors' leaders warn of risk to patients who must wait to see a GP

More than a third of patients in some parts of the country are waiting over a week for appointments to see a doctor, new figures show.

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Human blood 'found on Ben Needham's toy car and sandal'

Human blood has reportedly been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago.

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Railway carriages featured on Downton Abbey vandalised

A set of antique train carriages that featured in the Downton Abbey TV series have been vandalised by thugs.

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Latvian parents lose court battle to send son to native foster care system

A Latvian couple who feared that their two-year-old son would lose the ability to speak his native language if he stayed with British foster carers have lost a family court fight.

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Bridlington caravan salesman lights up World Series of Poker

A caravan salesman from Yorkshire who won the hearts of the gambling fraternity for his happy-go-lucky attitude at a prestigious poker tournament said he wanted to "lighten up" the game.

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Inexperienced grandfather declares himself 'Donald Trump of poker' after £2m win

An eccentric English grandfather who described himself as the "Donald Trump of poker" due to his inexperience has wowed the gambling community after winning £2 million at a prestigious tournament.

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Baroness Hale becomes Supreme Court's first female president

Lady Hale has been appointed as the first female president of the UK's highest court.

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Ex-officer who admits misuse of police helicopter 'known as the team deviant'

A former police officer who has admitted misusing a police helicopter to film people sunbathing naked and having sex was known among colleagues as "the team deviant", a court has heard.

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Family tribute to 'life and soul' woman killed in Manchester Arena attack

A family has paid tribute to a music-loving 32-year-old who died in the Manchester Arena terror attack, saying they will "miss her laugh and smile with every passing day".

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Driver avoids injury after boulder thrown at speeding train

A train driver has narrowly missed serious injury after a concrete boulder was thrown at the train he was driving near Doncaster.

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Police officer assigned to helicopter duty 'kept swinging and voyeurism secret'

A former police officer who has admitted misusing a police helicopter to film people sunbathing naked and having sex kept his "swinging and voyeurism" secret, a colleague has told a court.

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'Depraved individual' guilty of nine counts of rape jailed for 17 years

A rapist who acted out his vile fantasies on a student he met through a dating app has been described as a "truly depraved individual" and a "dangerous, perverted monster" by police after he was jailed for 17 years.

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