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Jobs boost with Qatar aircraft deal worth £5bn to BAE Systems

BAE Systems has announced a contract valued at £5 billion to supply aircraft to Qatar, helping to secure jobs in the UK.

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Truck driver charged with causing death of Labour peer on mobility scooter

A truck driver has appeared in court accused of causing the death of a Labour peer in a collision with his mobility scooter outside the Houses of Parliament.

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Russian businesswoman jailed after arranging robbery at former lover's home

A Russian businesswoman who arranged a robbery at the home of her former lover has been jailed for 10 years.

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Pair arrested after foreign men found aboard fishing boat

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences after five foreign men were found aboard a fishing boat.

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Alleged far-right extremist, 19, denies threatening to kill at gay pride event

An alleged far-right extremist has denied preparing terrorist acts and threatening to kill people attending a gay pride event.

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Jihadi in group linked to Arena bomber jailed for 10 years for IS membership

A British jihadi whose group has been linked to the Manchester Arena bomber has been jailed for 10 years for being a member of Islamic State.

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Hollyoaks' pregnant Rachel Adedeji urges fines for smokers in hospital grounds

Pregnant Hollyoaks actress Rachel Adedeji has called for smokers who light up in hospital grounds to be fined, as she has to pass them when she goes in for antenatal appointments.

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Hit-and-run motorist left victim lying in road

Police have launched an appeal after a man was left lying in the middle of the road by a hit-and-run driver in Stockport.

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Conteh on the ropes as he collects MBE from the Queen

Veteran boxer John Conteh has said collecting his MBE from the Queen felt like "being on the ropes" and was a "nerve-wracking" experience.

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'Dangerous' Primark Christmas candle picture goes viral on Facebook

A picture of a Primark Christmas candle burning up into a large flame has gone viral after a mother posted it on Facebook to raise awareness of the danger.

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Number of suspects held in terrorism probes reaches record high

Terror suspects are being arrested in record numbers following a dramatic surge in activity by security agencies and a flurry of attacks.

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Merseyrail workers to stage pre-Christmas strike in row over guards' role

Workers on Merseyrail are to stage a pre-Christmas strike in a long-running dispute over the role of guards.

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The extremist from the same part of Manchester as suicide bomber Salman Abedi

Mohammed Abdallah is the latest extremist to come from the same part of Manchester as suicide bomber Salman Abedi.

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Briton whose group was linked to Manchester attacker guilty of IS membership

A British jihadi whose group had links to the Manchester Arena bomber is facing years in jail for being a member of Islamic State.

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Man in court accused of plotting to assassinate PM in Downing Street attack

A man has appeared in court accused of plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister in a bomb and knife attack on Downing Street.

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William's concern at technology's impact on children

The Duke of Cambridge has told of his "concern" at the impact of technology on children.

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Manchester's One Love benefit concert among top global Facebook moments

The terror attacks in Manchester and London Bridge and International Women's Day were the most discussed moments of the year in the UK on Facebook.

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Rise in number of exam papers given extra marks in wake of summer tragedies

The number of GCSE and A-level papers awarded extra marks rose this year, in the wake of major exam changes and pupils being affected by tragic summer events including the Manchester terror attack and the Grenfell fire.

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Man accused of aiding terrorists by sharing Prince George school details

A man has appeared in court accused of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address on social media.

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Man in court on terror charges

A man has been charged with terrorism offences after being arrested in Lancashire last month.

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