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Free school founder jailed over government grants fraud

The founder of a flagship free school has been jailed for five years for defrauding the Department for Education of thousands of pounds from government grants.

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Record price eyed as first Hockney work from Woldgate Woods series sold

David Hockney could smash his own record at auction with a painting from his Woldgate Woods series going under-the-hammer for the first time.

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Greek landowner asks for search for missing toddler Ben Needham to stop

Police searching for missing toddler Ben Needham have been asked to stop by the owner of the site.

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Top police officer told to go over Hillsborough insensitivity - PCC

South Yorkshire's most senior police officer was told to step down because he showed unacceptable insensitivity to Hillsborough disaster victims, his police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.

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Plans to give Sooty a girlfriend sparked sex row at the BBC in 1960s

Plans to introduce a female puppet to TV show Sooty were so controversial that the BBC's director-general had to announce a "no touch" rule, it has emerged.

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Police to review football bribery and corruption claims after newspaper sting

Football bribery and corruption claims made in an undercover newspaper sting are being investigated by police.

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Boy, 11, 'took his own life over bullying' three weeks after starting new school

An 11-year-old boy took his own life in his bedroom after telling his mother he was being bullied, a family friend has claimed.

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Liberal Democrat leader challenges Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to TV debate

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have been challenged to a televised debate by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

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Coal generates record low 6% of UK electricity, figures reveal

Coal generated a record low 6% of the UK's electricity this spring, official figures show.

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Man bailed after Elsie Frost 1965 murder quiz

A 78-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of a schoolgirl more than 50 years ago has been bailed by police.

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Barnsley suspend coach Tommy Wright over payment allegations

A Championship football team has suspended its head coach following allegations he took a £5,000 payment to help place players at his club.

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Golfer Danny Willett 'disappointed' as brother insults US Ryder Cup fans

Golf champion Danny Willett is said to be "bitterly disappointed" after his brother penned an article describing American Ryder Cup fans as a "braying mob of imbeciles".

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'Epic' crowds greet Yorkshire's Olympic and Paralympic heroes

Yorkshire's Olympic and Paralympic Rio heroes were greeted by "absolutely epic" crowds as they were cheered round the streets of Leeds on a fleet of open-top buses.

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Theresa May must order Orgreave inquiry, urges Labour's Andy Burnham

Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham has called for an inquiry into the 1984 Battle of Orgreave, saying campaigners should not be made to beg for justice.

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Labour candidate to face nine rivals in poll prompted by Jo Cox's death

Labour's Tracy Brabin will face nine other candidates in the by-election prompted by the death of MP Jo Cox, including a number from a range of far-right organisations.

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Sir Cliff Richard 'obviously pleased' as ruling on sex assault charges upheld

Sir Cliff Richard has said he is "obviously pleased" after decisions not to charge him over historical sex abuse allegations were upheld.

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Man, 78, arrested over 1965 murder of West Yorkshire schoolgirl Elsie Frost

A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a schoolgirl who was killed more than 50 years ago.

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Bring me sunshine - statue of Morecambe and Wise to be unveiled in Blackpool

Morecambe and Wise will be celebrated with the unveiling of the first statue of both members of the comedy double act.

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Men jailed for sexual exploitation of teenage girls

Four "devious and manipulative" men who sexually exploited two teenage girls have been jailed for a total of 50 years, police have said.

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Fabric found in Kos search for missing Ben Needham

Police searching for missing toddler Ben Needham on the holiday island of Kos have found information of "slight interest" - including fabric - following an initial excavation of a site close to where he was last seen.

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