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Ex-minister’s aide hits out at police and CPS after being cleared of sex assault

A former special adviser to Sir Michael Fallon who was acquitted of sexual assault has said there are “serious issues” about the way the case was handled.

Richard Holden said it was a “travesty” that the case against him had been pursued and it added to ...

2018-05-25 20:32 open_in_new
95-year-old man arrested over death of carer

A 95-year-old man has been arrested over the death of a woman who was working as a carer in north London.

The 61-year-old woman was taken to hospital on Thursday morning with head injuries, but died just before 11am on Friday morning.

Scotland Yard said detectives believe ...

2018-05-25 20:32 open_in_new
Strong turnout reported in Irish abortion referendum

Votes continue to be cast in Ireland’s abortion referendum amid reports of strong turnout numbers in many parts of the country.

Polls close at 10pm, with 6,500 voting centres across the state likely to witness the traditional evening surge in people arriving to vote after ...

2018-05-25 20:32 open_in_new
Use of military grade agent in spy poisoning not possible, says Putin

Vladimir Putin has questioned the UK’s explanation around the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, saying the use of a military grade agent “is not possible” as its victims would have died “immediately”.

Asked by Press Association chief executive ...

2018-05-25 20:32 open_in_new
Pakistan build formidable lead over England at Lord’s

Pakistan stretched their lead over England past three figures despite Ben Stokes’ best efforts on day two of the first Test.

Stokes removed Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed with short balls in the afternoon session at Lord’s and then forced top-scorer Babar Azam to retire ...

2018-05-25 20:32 open_in_new
Rory McIlroy round the best Alex Noren has ever seen

Defending champion Alex Noren hailed “the best round I’ve ever seen” after playing partner Rory McIlroy took command of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Noren carded a course record of 62 in the final round last year, but was nevertheless happy to heap praise ...

2018-05-25 20:32 open_in_new
Thames Valley Cricket League: Cookham Dean Cricket Club remain top in Division One after win against Stoke Green

COOKHAM Dean remain top in Division One of the Thames Valley Cricket League after a 120-run win against Stoke Green on Saturday.

The Dean won the toss and elected to bat first at Ricketts Field, reaching 250 all out from 49.1 overs.

Overseas star and number eight Sahan ...

2018-05-25 20:32 open_in_new
Theresa May spotted watching cricket at Lord’s

The Prime Minister echoed the frustration of many England cricket fans as she watched Joe Root’s team struggle at Lord’s.

Theresa May watched Pakistan drive home their advantage as England toiled in the field on day two of the first test match of the summer.

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2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Police issue e-fit of sunglasses-wearing suspect after distraction robbery

Detectives have issued an e-fit of a suspect they wish to identify after a pensioner was reportedly targeted in a distraction robbery.

Kent Police said a man called to a caravan in Woodlands Estate, Canterbury between 11am and 12pm on May 7.

Detective Constable Chris ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Youth held after fellow student and teacher hurt in US school shooting

A student has been arrested after a shooting at a US middle school left a teacher and another pupil injured, officials said.

Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said the male student suspected in Friday morning’s shooting at Noblesville West Middle School, in suburban ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Grinning Harvey Weinstein on one million dollar bail after rape charge

Harvey Weinstein will face trial after being charged with rape.

The disgraced film producer, making his first public appearance since October, spoke only to confirm he understood the charges which involve two separate women.

It is the first time Weinstein has faced ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Grenfell inquiry asked: Why wasn’t more done to save victims?

The bereaved relative of a family of five “cremated unwillingly” in the Grenfell Tower fire has asked why more was not done to save her loved ones trapped as the high-rise burned “like a torch”.

The June 14 blaze almost halved the number of grandchildren in ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Boy, 13, charged over death of schoolgirl

Detectives investigating the murder of a schoolgirl in Ireland have charged a 13-year old boy.

The youth, who was arrested in connection with the death of Anastasia Kriegel, is expected to face a charge of murder when he appears before a special court sitting in Dublin on Friday ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Award for top respiratory nurse Jo

A leading respiratory nurse based at Windsor's King Edward VII Hospital has won a top award for work in her field.

Jo King is part of the adult integrated respiratory (AIR) team which was launched in 2016, based in the chest clinic at the hospital.

She has worked for the ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Romania striker Florin Andone agrees to join Brighton

Brighton have agreed a deal to sign Deportivo La Coruna striker Florin Andone for an undisclosed fee.

The Romania international will join the Premier League club on a five-year contract when the window for international transfers opens on June 8.

The 25-year-old scored 18 ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Konta confident of breaking French Open duck

Johanna Konta is confident she can break her French Open duck this year.

The British number one faces Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan in the first round as she bids to win a main draw match at Roland Garros for the first time.

Konta, 27, insists she is feeling ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Till confident of stopping Thompson in ‘very emotional’ homecoming

Darren Till is confident of inflicting a first stoppage defeat of Stephen Thompson’s professional career this weekend on what is set to be a “very emotional” occasion for the Liverpudlian.

Till’s clash against American Thompson headlines on Sunday as ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Stokes strikes for England but Pakistan forge ahead

A hostile spell from Ben Stokes carried the strain for England as they battled to curtail Pakistan’s lead on day two at Lord’s.

Stokes removed Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed with short balls in the afternoon session of the first Test and then forced top-scorer Babar Azam ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Zinedine Zidane as brilliant as a coach as he was as a player – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has laughed off suggestions Real Madrid counterpart Zinedine Zidane has limited tactical coaching knowledge.

The pair face each other at Kiev’s NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Saturday as Zidane seeks to become the first man to lead his side to three ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Award for top respiratory nurse Jo

A leading respiratory nurse based at Windsor's King Edward VII Hospital has won a top award for work in her field.

Jo King is part of the adult integrated respiratory (AIR) team which was launched in 2016, based in the chest clinic at the hospital.

She has worked for the ...

2018-05-25 19:29 open_in_new
Netherlands and Australia blame Russia for downing Flight MH17

The Netherlands and Australia have announced they are holding Russia legally responsible for its role in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago.

The move puts further strain on already tense relations between Moscow and the West and opens a new ...

2018-05-25 18:26 open_in_new