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Brexit: Hammond's 'go it alone' warning over Galileo sat-nav scheme

Philip Hammond has warned the EU the UK will "go it alone" and build a new satellite navigation system if shut out of the Galileo project after Brexit.

The chancellor said the UK wanted to remain a "core member" of the EU-wide scheme, which it has helped pay for.

But if this was not ...

2018-05-25 19:47 open_in_new
Man, 95, held over carer's 'murder'

A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a female carer died in north London.

The victim, 61, was taken to hospital with head injuries at 07:10 BST on 24 May. She died the following day.

A murder investigation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police ...

2018-05-25 19:47 open_in_new
Stabbed GCSE student refused exemption by exam board

A boy who says he cannot sit his GCSE exams after being stabbed may be held back a year because his exam board will not honour his predicted grades.

The 16-year-old lost part of his lung when he was knifed in the random attack in Enfield, north London, on 7 May.

The Joint Council for ...

2018-05-25 18:44 open_in_new
Josh Hanson murder: Shane O'Brien on world's 'most wanted' list

A suspected killer who has been on the run for two years from UK police has been put on Interpol's worldwide most-wanted list.

Shane O'Brien, 30, is alleged to have murdered 21-year-old Josh Hanson in an unprovoked knife attack in a bar in Hillingdon, west London, in 2015.

After the ...

2018-05-25 18:44 open_in_new
Royal Wedding 2018: Meghan Markle coat of arms revealed

A coat of arms created for the Duchess of Sussex that reflects her Californian background has been unveiled.

It includes a shield containing the colour blue, representing the Pacific Ocean, and rays, symbolising sunshine.

The duchess worked closely with the College of Arms in London ...

2018-05-25 18:44 open_in_new
British bar workers in Majorca 'at risk of modern slavery'

Young Britons could be at risk of modern slavery if they work as touts outside the bars of Majorca, the Foreign Office has warned.

An undercover investigation commissioned by the department found that many of the workers had their passports seized by employers, were charged high rents ...

2018-05-25 17:41 open_in_new
Six acts to discover at Biggest Weekend

The biggest names in pop, rock, grime and classical music will be playing at BBC Music's Biggest Weekend over the next four days.

The likes of Taylor Swift, Liam Gallagher, Camila Cabello, Beck and Snow Patrol will play on stages across the UK, with full coverage on TV, radio and ...

2018-05-25 16:38 open_in_new
The rise of the dog-napper
Dog thefts are on the rise and it's been blamed on a trend for owning "designer dogs", popularised by celebrities from Cheryl Cole to The Rock. Some breeds can fetch hundreds or even thousands of pounds on the black market - and criminals are taking advantage, according to campaigners and insurance companies. ...
2018-05-25 16:38 open_in_new
How the SNP hope to avoid taking an indyref2 pounding

The SNP know that one of the reasons they failed to win the 2014 Scottish referendum was because they failed to convince voters of the economic case for independence.

So it was the job of the Scottish Growth Commission to rewrite the economic prospectus for independence and try to make it ...

2018-05-25 16:38 open_in_new
Sarah Smith

The SNP know that one of the reasons they failed to win the 2014 Scottish referendum was because they failed to convince voters of the economic case for independence.

So it was the job of the Scottish Growth Commission to rewrite the economic prospectus for independence and try to make it ...

2018-05-25 16:38 open_in_new
Tanya Burr's 'daunting' move from YouTube to acting

Tanya Burr admits her move from YouTube superstar to London stage debut is "daunting".

She's starring in Confidence at the Southwark Playhouse, where she plays 18-year-old Ella.

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous but I try to put the nerves at the back of my mind and just say ...

2018-05-25 16:38 open_in_new
Parachute plot: The ex-girlfriend who walked away
Emile Cilliers tried to murder his wife by sabotaging her parachute. To get what he wanted, he was willing to condemn Victoria Cilliers to a terrifying death: the unimaginable panic as she cut away her main canopy and waited - in vain - for the reserve to deploy. ...
2018-05-25 16:38 open_in_new
Grenfell Tower inquiry: 'Wonderful' El-Wahabi family remembered

A "wonderful" family of five who died in Grenfell Tower as they waited to be rescued from their home have been remembered at the fire inquiry.

Hamed El-Wahabi broke down as he told how his brother, Abdulaziz, 52, had left a mark on friends and colleagues.

Tributes to the other ...

2018-05-25 15:35 open_in_new
TSB left man on hold as his wedding savings were stolen

A TSB customer has described how he watched thousands of pounds in wedding savings being stolen from his internet account as he waited on hold for the bank's fraud department.

Ben Alford from Dorset said it took more than four and a half hours to get through to TSB, by which time most of ...

2018-05-25 14:32 open_in_new
Joseph Isaacs guilty of D-Day veteran hammer attack

A man who attacked a 96-year-old World War Two D-Day veteran with a claw hammer during a raid on his home has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Joseph Isaacs, 40, of no fixed address, shouted "money, money, money" as he attacked Jim Booth on 22 November.

Mr Booth spent nine days ...

2018-05-25 14:32 open_in_new
Blogger Alison Chabloz guilty over anti-Semitic songs

A blogger has been found guilty of broadcasting anti-Semitic songs on Youtube.

Alison Chabloz, 54, from Glossop, Derbyshire, wrote and performed three songs about Nazi persecution, including one about the young diarist Anne Frank.

She claimed the Holocaust was "just a bunch of lies" ...

2018-05-25 13:29 open_in_new
YouTube star John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain dies aged 33

Popular video game critic John Bain - known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit - has died aged 33.

He had 2.2 million YouTube subscribers, but retired from reviewing games at the start of May after a battle with liver cancer.

In a lengthy post on Reddit, he wrote that he didn't ...

2018-05-25 11:23 open_in_new
Poor wi-fi means Conwy valley pupil does homework in lay-by

A 12-year-old schoolgirl has told how she has to do her homework in a lay-by due to poor wi-fi in the Conwy Valley.

Grug Williams has to be driven a mile away from her home to find a signal to download schoolwork.

A local councillor said "digital inequality" was a real problem for ...

2018-05-25 10:20 open_in_new
World War One Veterans' Association founder dies aged 91

The founder of the World War One Veterans' Association, Dennis Goodwin, has died at his Sussex home aged 91.

The organisation, set up in 1989, provided a platform for veterans to talk about their experiences and arranged trips for them and their families to revisit the battlefields of ...

2018-05-25 10:20 open_in_new
London teen charged with terror offences

An 18-year-old man has been charged with terror offences, after being arrested in north London last week.

Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman, of Brancker Road, Harrow, was charged on Thursday evening with seven offences of making a record of information useful for preparing an act of ...

2018-05-25 10:20 open_in_new
Smoking ban plan for playgrounds and hospital grounds

A ban on smoking in outdoor grounds of hospitals, schools and playgrounds in Wales has moved a step closer.

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has launched a consultation with the ban planned for summer 2019 and those who break it could face a fine.

Voluntary bans are currently in ...

2018-05-25 09:17 open_in_new