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Teacher who had affair with girl aged 16 given life ban from classroom

A teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after an affair with a 16-year-old girl who he told he wanted to run away with.

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Putting high-quality teachers in reception classes 'has lasting benefits'

Primary schools should put their best teachers in reception class as children taught well in their first year achieve better GCSEs in English and maths more than a decade later, educational experts have found.

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Maps highlighting hotspots for crimes against birds of prey published

Maps showing birds of prey persecution across England and Wales are being published to help police focus enforcement efforts on incident hotspots, the Government said.

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Trucker spared jail after causing injury when heavy load downed motorway bridge

A lorry driver has been spared jail after crashing into a motorway bridge, causing £1.5 million damage and closing the road for days.

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Cold eases but some schools shut ahead of 'rollercoaster' weekend temperatures

Dozens of schools will be shut for a third consecutive day - as the country prepares for a "rollercoaster" of temperatures over the weekend.

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Fraudster stole £2.5m from garage for lavish lifestyle including BMWs and houses

A 24-year-old fraudster swindled millions of pounds from a car dealership, lavishing himself with cars and houses.

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Taxi for Uber! Another blow for app as York is latest UK city to refuse licence

York has followed London by refusing to grant ride-hailing app Uber a licence to operate in the city.

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Reconstruction technology reveals face of 17th century Scottish soldier

The face of a 17th century Scottish prisoner of war who died after being captured by Cromwell's troops has been revealed using the latest digital technology.

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School and transport disruption continues after coldest night of the year

The coldest night of the year so far has led to fresh disruption as flights were cancelled, schools remained closed and drivers faced lengthy delays.

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Dog owner to be sentenced after bull terrier attacked 12 children in park

A woman who admitted owning a dangerous dog that attacked 12 children in a park will be sentenced later.

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Owner jailed for four years after dog attacked kids in park

A woman has been jailed for four years after her dangerous dog ran into a playground and savagely attacked 12 children.

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Woman who had 'luxury lifestyle' awarded over a third of husband's £40m fortune

A 64-year-old woman who enjoyed an "extraordinarily luxurious lifestyle" during the eight years she spent with her wealthy second husband should get more than a third of a £40 million fortune, a divorce court judge has ruled.

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Bank of England could open new offices in major UK cities under Labour rule

Large parts of the Bank of England may be relocated to Birmingham if Labour wins power.

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Man faces jail for riding bike into couple

A 36-year-old man who rode his bicycle into a couple was warned he will be jailed after he admitted causing them grievous bodily harm.

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Chances of going to university depend on where school leavers live, figures show

A school leaver's chances of going to university depend heavily on where they live, new figures suggest.

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Hospital doctor cleared of sexually assaulting student in bar

A hospital doctor has been cleared of grabbing a student between the legs while he was on a night out in a busy city bar.

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Two men deny murdering Vietnamese woman found dead in burning car

Two men have appeared in court to deny murdering a Vietnamese woman whose body was found in a burning car.

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Coventry named UK City of Culture for 2021

Coventry will be the next UK City of Culture in 2021, it has been announced.

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Coventry named UK City of Culture for 2021

Coventry will be the next UK City of Culture in 2021, it has been announced.

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'Paisley has won through this process' organisers say despite defeat

Paisley has "won" despite not becoming the UK City of Culture 2021, according to organisers.

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