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45% of NHS trusts declared major alert last week

Some 45% of NHS trusts in England declared a major alert last week as services came under pressure.

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Investigation after race relations champion hit with Taser by police

An investigation has been launched after a community race relations champion was hit with a stun gun by police.

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Donald Trump vows to put America first amid rebuilding project as US president

Donald Trump pledged to put "America first" and vowed to "rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people" as he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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Women hold just 12% of jobs paying £150,000-plus

Women hold just 12% of full-time jobs paying £150,000 or more, new figures suggest.

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George Osborne to work as adviser for asset manager BlackRock

Former chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne is to join asset manager BlackRock as a senior adviser, becoming the latest in a string of politicians to enter the world of finance.

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Poppy, four, died at hands of mother or her boyfriend, court rules

A four-year-old girl died after being assaulted by her mother or her drug dealer boyfriend following months of cruelty, a family court judge has ruled.

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Paul Nuttall set to be Ukip candidate for Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall looks set to be the party's candidate to fight the crucial Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election.

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Victims of children's homes 'vindicated' after inquiry finds evidence of abuse

Victims of Northern Ireland children's homes have said they feel "vindicated" after a public inquiry found evidence of widespread abuse.

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Philip Hammond: Interim Brexit set-up possible if deal not settled in two years

Interim arrangements for Britain's exit from the EU will be put in place if discussions are making good progress but "haven't quite got there" within two years, the Chancellor has said.

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William to quit job as air ambulance helicopter pilot

The Duke of Cambridge has confirmed he will be leaving his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot in the summer and spending more time in London where his children will be schooled.

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Teenager charged with murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks

An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of teenager Leonne Weeks, who was found stabbed to death on a path.

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Retail sales dropped at fastest rate since April 2012 over December

UK retail sales fell at the fastest rate in nearly five years last month, as shoppers spent less on clothing, footwear and household goods in the run-up to Christmas.

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Paedophile jailed after grooming boys via Minecraft online game

A paedophile loner who groomed two boys via popular online computer game Minecraft has been jailed for more than two years.

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BT announces price increases for broadband and TV customers

BT is hiking prices for broadband and some calls and is to begin charging TV customers £3.50 for BT Sport.

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Donald Trump poised to take control of US nuclear weapons arsenal

When Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States later on Friday he will be responsible for the word's second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

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Truth to come out in wash over claims laundry companies 'agreed not to compete'

The competition watchdog has found evidence of dirty practices at two laundry firms, alleging they breached antitrust law.

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Overweight patients 'less likely to die after heart operation'

Obese and overweight patients are less likely to die after a heart operation than those who are a healthy weight, research suggests.

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Shortage of places warning over 30-hour free childcare scheme

The 30-hour free childcare scheme could face a shortage of tens of thousands of spaces, new figures suggest.

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£100m spent on carbon capture competition before project cancelled - report

The Government spent £100 million on a competition for developing technology to capture carbon emissions before cancelling the project, a report shows.

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Women still suffering violence and misogyny due to 'lad' culture

Women still suffer from a "lad" culture which fuels violence, misogyny and the gender pay gap, according to a report.

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