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Tim Farron urges Tory MPs opposed to 'hard Brexit' to join Lib Dems

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has issued a direct appeal to moderate Tory MPs opposed to Theresa May's vision of a "hard Brexit", to abandon the Conservatives and join his party.

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Tree-felling opponents march in protest as First World War soldiers

Campaigners opposed to roadside tree felling in Sheffield have staged a march with volunteers dressed as First World War soldiers to mark the 100th anniversary of the planting of memorials to 77 former pupils of a school.

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Vulcan bomber owners hit £200,000 maintenance target

The owners of the last airworthy Vulcan bomber have hit a £200,000 target which means they can maintain the much-loved Cold War relic after they were forced to put it into "hibernation".

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Topshop distribution centre strike suspended

A planned strike by staff at a Topshop distribution centre in a dispute over pay and working conditions has been suspended.

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Sir Patrick Stewart hopes for Huddersfield glory after Empire legend award

Sir Patrick Stewart has said that seeing Huddersfield Town reach the Premier League is all he needs to make his year perfect after receiving the Empire legend award.

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6,400 more train services to operate per week by 2021, according to research

Some 6,400 more train services will be running each week by 2021, according to industry analysis.

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Squad probing anti-MP crimes handle 53 complaints in half-year after Jo Cox died

A specialist police team set up to investigate crimes against MPs has probed more than 50 complaints in the six months after the murder of Jo Cox.

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Trainee soldier jailed for six years over attempted murder bid

A trainee soldier who stabbed a knife into the bed of a comrade who was allegedly bullying him has been jailed for six years for attempted murder.

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Sir Patrick Stewart hopes for Huddersfield glory after Empire legend award

Sir Patrick Stewart has said that seeing Huddersfield Town reach the Premier League is all he needs to make his year perfect after receiving the Empire legend award.

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Inspector who stole drugs from police station facing jail

A police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home - including a huge amount of cocaine in his washing machine - was a "criminal masquerading as a police officer", his force has said.

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Lib Dem leader Tim Farron: Labour is accomplice of Tories over hard Brexit

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has accused the Labour Party of acting as an "accomplice" to the Conservatives in pushing through a hard Brexit.

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David Cameron defends Tory election spending after record £70,000 fine

David Cameron has played down the significance of Conservative breaches of election spending rules which have left the party facing a record £70,000 fine.

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Bride, groom and two friends died in car crash on 'the most horrendous day'

A couple's wedding day became "the most horrendous day" when the bride and groom died in a car crash along with two of their friends, an inquest has heard.

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Three men jailed over people smuggling operation

Three men who were part of an organised crime group trying to smuggle people into the UK have been jailed.

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12 police forces pass files to CPS as part of Tory election expenses probe

A dozen police forces have sent files to prosecutors as part of a probe into the Conservatives' 2015 election expenses as Tory MPs urged the party's leadership to take action on the issue.

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Tributes flood in to 'amazingly talented' young kickboxer who died after fight

A 14-year-old boy who died following a fight in a national k ickboxing competition has been described as "an amazingly talented young athlete".

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£30,000 costs faced by farmer cleared of shooting man branded 'ridiculous'

The Government has been challenged over the case of an 83-year-old farmer facing a £30,000 legal bill after being cleared of shooting a suspected thief on his land.

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Boy killed in shed fire as he cleaned motorbike with petrol

A boy of 13 died when petrol fumes ignited as he cleaned a motorcycle by candlelight, an inquest has heard.

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Stars present Into Film Awards to young filmmakers and reviewers

Eddie Redmayne, Daniel Craig and Ruth Wilson were among stars who presented awards to some of the UK's most impressive young pioneers in film.

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Kickboxer, 14, in critical condition after collapsing during title bout

A 14-year-old boy was in a critical condition in hospital after collapsing during a national kickboxing competition, police have said.

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