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Woman, 43, arrested in murder probe after body found in house

A 43-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after police found a female body in a house.

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Pupils at northern secondary schools lagging behind south, report finds

Children being educated at northern secondary schools are lagging behind their southern counterparts, a new report has revealed.

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470 jobs face axe at engineering group Doosan Babcock

Engineering group Doosan Babcock is to cut almost 500 jobs across its UK sites, with the majority in Scotland.

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Rape accused student told woman he felt 'worried and a bit sick'

A student who denies raping a drunken undergraduate texted her three days later and said he felt "shady" and "worried", a jury has heard.

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Alan Shearer commends victims of football abuse scandal after picking up CBE

Former England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer commended the bravery of footballers who have spoken out about historical sex abuse as he was honoured for his charity work.

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Britain's quietest railway station welcomes 'one passenger per month'

The quietest train station in Britain is used by the equivalent of just one passenger per month, new figures show.

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Sixth-form gaps 'hinder poorer children's chances of going to university'

Children from poor backgrounds are less likely to go to university than equally bright counterparts from wealthier families, even if they live in the same area and have similar GCSE results, research has found.

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Police arrest man in bank break-in investigation

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a bank in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Oh my Gogglebox! Scarlett's queen of the jungle

Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has been named queen of the jungle as she emerged victorious from I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

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Workers 'optimistic' about career prospects after Brexit

Workers appear to be optimistic about their career prospects following the initial shock of the EU referendum result, a study shows.

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Football abuse probe: Chelsea apologises to ex-striker Gary Johnson

Chelsea Football Club has apologised "profusely" to former striker Gary Johnson over his treatment as a youth team player as the number of clubs embroiled in the child sex abuse scandal reportedly climbed to 55.

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'Regions would have faced contraction' without rate cuts and money printing

Britain's poorest regions would be worse off if the Bank of England had not cut interest rates or introduced its money printing scheme following the financial crisis, its chief economist has said.

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23 years for 'brutal bully' who killed disabled man

A "brutal bully" who battered a disabled man to death over a period of days before getting a vulnerable accomplice to dump his body by a footpath has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years.

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'Chuggers' put people off donating to charity, survey finds

Nearly two-thirds of shoppers say being approached by a "chugger" puts them off donating to the charity being collected for, according to a survey.

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Tory MP asks National Audit Office boss to examine Nissan move

An influential Tory MP is ramping up pressure on the Government to reveal if it made any financial promises to Japanese carmaker Nissan.

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11 million should be offered HIV tests, new Nice guidance says

Around 11 million people in high risk regions of England should be routinely offered an HIV test, according to new health guidance.

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Britain could be major wine producer and exporter by 2100, study shows

Britain could be a major wine producer and exporter by 2100 with Essex and even Edinburgh becoming the site of leading vineyards, a study suggests.

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'Three-parent baby' treatment a step closer after safety decision

British women could be receiving a controversial "three-parent baby" treatment on the NHS as early as next spring.

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More police forces investigating football-linked 'child sex abuse'

More than a quarter of UK police forces are probing allegations of historical child sex abuse in football.

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Farmer thanks 'Great British Public' after stolen dog and five puppies returned

The owner of a cocker spaniel and her five puppies who were stolen has thanked the "Great British Public" after they were returned to him.

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