MSPs to question senior police figures amid chief constable controversy

MSPs are to grill senior policing figures amid continued controversy surrounding the status of Chief Constable Phil Gormley.

Director of Public Prosecutions portraits

DPP Alison Saunders criticised for rape comments

The Director of Public Prosecutions has been criticised for suggesting people who believe they have been raped but stay silent during their ordeal may give the impression they have consented to sex.

A charity has claimed that mothers are losing out on over a billion pounds a year due to childcare issues (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Mothers losing out on earnings due to childcare issues, charity warns

Mothers of young children are losing out on over a billion pounds in earnings each year, according to a charity.

Castlecourt shopping centre in Belfast (Paul Faith/PA)

£123m shopping centre sale boosts Northern Ireland commercial property market

The multi-million pound sale of a popular shopping centre has significantly boosted Northern Ireland’s commercial property market.

Average speed cameras were switched on along the A90 at the end of October (Transport Scotland/PA)

Average speed cameras making A90 safer, survey finds

Average speed cameras along the A90 have cut the number of speeding drivers, according to a survey.

Advice from the Mental Health Foundation tells parents to 'discourage overexposure' to news (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

40% of parents think their children are anxious about terrorist threat – survey

A quarter of British parents think their children are anxious about Brexit, while four in 10 think their young ones are concerned about the threat of terrorism, a survey found.

1,450 people evacuated from London hotel and nightclub after gas main ruptures

1,450 people evacuated from London hotel and nightclub after gas main ruptures

Approximately 1,450 people have been evacuated from a nightclub and a hotel and a major railway station is closed after a gas main ruptured in the Strand, central London.

Violence against women "endemic".

Abuse and harassment against women endemic, says report

Violence against women and girls is endemic, with widespread cases of harassment at work or public places, according to a new report.

Second World War bomb found in Thames

Gas leak prompts evacuation in London’s West End

Hotels and businesses in part of London’s West End have been evacuated following the discovery of a gas leak, police said.

Some migrants involved in a cross-border project fear for their future after Brexit (PA)

Migrant workers ‘fearful’ after Brexit vote

Migrant workers are living in fear following the Brexit vote, a Northern Ireland community organisation said.

A doctors' organisation urges the Scottish Government to act on child deaths (David Jones/PA)

Ministers told to act on children ‘dying unnecessarily’

A doctors’ organisation has called on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to review “preventable” child deaths.

Concern over doctor rota gaps (PA)

Doctors juggling patients to compensate for staff shortages, says BMA

Doctors’ leaders have expressed concern over “widespread” rota gaps.

Sir Michael Fallon

Sir Michael Fallon calls for extra £1bn to ‘fire up defence budget’

Former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has called on the Government to spend more on Britain’s armed forces as he made his first speech since resigning from the Cabinet.

Dolores O?Riordan death

Funeral mass of Dolores O’Riordan to take place

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is to be laid to rest in her home town in Ireland on Tuesday.

Children are being 'disadvantaged most' by cuts to public health services, says RCPCH (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Children ‘disadvantaged’ by public health cuts, say doctors

Youngsters are being “disadvantaged most” by cuts to public health services, leading children’s doctors have said.

Rail workers still face uncertainty over Carillion crisis

Rail workers still in crisis over Carillion collapse, says union

Rail workers are still in a state of “chaos” over the collapse of construction giant Carillion, with most unhappy with the way the Government has handled the crisis, a study shows.

The Duchess of Cambridge is visiting a primary school in north-west London (Eamonn M McCormack/PA)

Duchess of Cambridge to launch pilot mental health website to help primary schools support pupils

The Duchess of Cambridge will launch the pilot of a website aimed at giving primary school teachers practical resources to help support the mental health of their pupils.

Millions of asthma patients are not getting basic levels of care, says Asthma UK (Brian Lawless/PA)

Only a third of asthma patients get basic care – charity

Millions of asthma patients are not getting basic levels of care, a charity has claimed.

Record shortage of construction workers

Shortage of construction workers reaches record high, study warns

Most smaller construction firms are struggling to hire bricklayers and carpenters amid a worsening shortage of skilled workers, a new report warns.

Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, has published a report on Peterborough women's jail (PA)

Watchdog flags up concerns over safety at women’s jail

The prisons watchdog has raised the alarm over safety at a women’s jail for the first time in years.

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