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Woman, 72, jailed after sending death threat to Theresa May

Thursday  21:15,   25 may 2017

The sheriff said he found it “hard to accept” that Jackson had acted out of loneliness to get attention.Isabella Jackson, 72, sent a threat by email in 2014 when Mrs May was Home Secretary and also made bomb threats to Harrods and King’s Cross[...]

T-shirt seller rushed to aid of 12-year-old hurt in Manchester bombing

Thursday  21:15,   25 may 2017

Amy Barlow suffered multiple injuries on her legs and was struck by a bolt on her side.The parents of Amy Barlow, from Helmshore in Lancashire, told how the man used souvenirs from the Ariana Grande concert as bandages while taking instructions from [...]

Parents of sick baby Charlie Gard set for appeal

Tuesday  01:20,   23 may 2017

The parents of sick baby Charlie Gard are preparing to stage the latest legal battle to take their son to the US for treatment. Chris Gard, 32, and Connie Yates, 31, were left devastated after High Court judges ruled that doctors can withdraw life[...]

Ukip suspends candidate after tweets prompt claims of racism

Saturday  14:30,   20 may 2017

Paddy Singh was standing for the party in North Wiltshire.Paddy Singh will continue to be listed as Ukip candidate on the ballot paper for North Wiltshire in the June 8 election, but the party is withdrawing its endorsement of[...]

Ian Brady's Will Saw Moors Murderer 'Ask For Ashes To Be Scattered In River Clyde'

Saturday  14:30,   20 may 2017

Moors Murderer Ian Brady reportedly asked in his will for his cremated ashes to be scattered in Glasgow’s River Clyde and for money raised from publishing his memoirs to go to charity. The 79-year-old child killer died on Monday after spending more[...]

Jeremy Corbyn Could Beat Theresa May If Only Under-50s Voted, Pollster Says

Friday  19:20,   19 may 2017

Jeremy Corbyn Could Beat Theresa May If Only Under-50s Voted, Pollster SaysThe latest poll of polls puts Labour on 31%, 16 points behind the Tories who could win around 390 seats on June[...]

Swedish prosecutor drops investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Friday  12:52,   19 may 2017

Mr Assange has been living inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for almost five years.The dramatic announcement came ahead of a press conference by the DPP, Marianne Ny, into the long running[...]

Labour candidate Emily Owen hits out at ‘disgusting’ sexism

Monday  18:10,   15 may 2017

Miss Owen is seeking election in Aberconwy.Video: Labour manifesto leak: What are Corbyn's plans? (Sky[...]

NHS trusts told about security patch last month

Monday  15:50,   15 may 2017

NHS England hospital trusts were sent details of a security patch last month that would have prevented Friday's malware attack.NHS Digital has confirmed to Sky News that the patch was made available on its cyber portal on 25 April, and a link[...]

Distraught husband of Benidorm fall Scot Kirsty Maxwell demands answers from five men last to see her

Saturday  13:35,   13 may 2017

Distraught husband of Benidorm fall Scot Kirsty Maxwell demands answers from five men last to see herGrieving Adam Maxwell has gone public for the first time since his wife plunged 100ft from a Benidorm apartment balcony on a hen-do two weeks[...]

Drought concerns downplayed by Environment Agency despite dry April

Tuesday  16:45,   09 may 2017

The dry spell is not expected to last, with some rain expected to fall later this week. Met Office forecaster Emma Sharples said: “We have had dry weather so far this week, but it does look as though a change in wind direction (will arrive) in the[...]

Marine A reveals he told wife she could walk away

Tuesday  15:30,   09 may 2017

Sergeant Alexander Blackman has revealed he told his wife she could leave him after he was charged with murdering an Afghan insurgent. Sgt Blackman - who became known as Marine A - said it was a "really good feeling" to have his freedom back after[...]

House swallowed by ivy in prime London location up for auction

Tuesday  11:20,   09 may 2017

Only the front door and downstairs window are visible from the street.The three-bedroom end of terrace property on Ruthin Road, Blackheath in south London – which comes with a £450,000 guide price – will go under the hammer on[...]

‘Big beast’ Sir Vince Cable returns to fray with treasury role for Lib Dems

Monday  14:07,   08 may 2017

Ex-energy secretary Sir Ed Davey and former minister Jo Swinson are also returning.Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has appointed Sir Vince treasury spokesman in a bid to beef up the party’s economic profile in the General[...]

What happened to Madeleine? Six theories

Wednesday  11:50,   03 may 2017

There have been hundreds of different theories about how Madeleine McCann went missing, but they mostly fall into six main categories. :: The parentsThe first senior detective on the case, Goncalo Amaral, believed Madeleine died in the family's[...]