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Murder probe as man dies after fight at M25 service station

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a 20-year-old man died following a fight at a motorway service station.

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Judge orders Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to produce Southern report

The Transport Secretary has been given two weeks to produce a report on Southern Railway or face a judicial review on his handling of the franchise.

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Southern Health admits safety failures over psychiatric patient's roof plunge

Under-fire mental health trust Southern Health has pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care at one of its psychiatric hospitals after a patient suffered serious neck injuries in a fall from a rooftop.

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RNLI 'offered lifeguards for Camber Sands three years before seven drownings'

The RNLI offered to deploy lifeguards at a popular south coast beach three years before seven men drowned but the offer was not taken up, an inquest has heard.

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1,000 new jobs in store as DIY firm Bunnings accelerates expansion plans

DIY retailer Bunnings is creating more than 1,000 jobs and stepping up a store expansion drive following its owner's swoop for Homebase last year.

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Purple emperor butterfly sighting is earliest since 1893 for 'rock star' species

One of Britain's most elusive butterflies has put in its earliest appearance in more than 120 years after warm spring temperatures, experts said.

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Watchdog urges Oxbridge to do more to recognise potential in poorer students

Oxford and Cambridge should do more to "recognise potential" in poorer would-be students, the Government's universities tsar has said.

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Four arrested over computer software service fraud

Four arrests have been made as part of an investigation into computer software service fraud, thought to cost hundreds of millions of pounds worldwide.

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Southern passengers face disruption from overtime ban in driver-only trains row

Southern Railway passengers face fresh disruption on Thursday because of an overtime ban by drivers, as a commuters' group goes to court to seek a judicial review of the franchise.

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Man hit by bus walks away with bruises

A pedestrian appeared to have a lucky escape after being struck down by an out-of-control bus as he crossed the road.

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Grenfell probe: PM says major national inquiry required to examine cladding use

A "major national investigation" must take place into the decades-long use of potentially flammable cladding on high-rise towers across the country, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

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Lifeguards requested at Camber Sands weeks before deaths, inquest told

The RNLI was asked to provide lifeguards at a beach weeks before five young friends drowned on a day trip to the south coast, an inquest heard.

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Queen among mourners at funeral service for Countess Mountbatten of Burma

The life of Countess Mountbatten of Burma was remembered at her funeral attended by the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and her godson, the Prince of Wales.

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Man hit by bus as he crosses road - before walking away with bruises

A pedestrian appeared to have a lucky escape after being struck down by an out-of-control bus as he crossed the road.

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Government 'using passengers as guinea pigs' in driver only trains dispute

Rail passengers suffering disruption because of industrial action are being used as "guinea pigs" by the Government which is behind moves for driver only trains, a union leader has claimed.

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Lloyds Banking Group set to miss deadline for HBOS fraud compensation offers

Lloyds Banking Group is on course to miss a self-imposed June deadline to make compensation offers to victims of the HBOS fraud scandal.

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UK committed to funding fusion research facility

The UK is committed to funding a leading nuclear fusion research facility after Brexit, the Business Secretary has said.

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Surrey council fire service cuts will lead to avoidable deaths, union warns

The Government's austerity programme will lead to a 69% cut in firefighter posts over 12 years in Surrey, union leaders have said.

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Man in court over 13-year-old boy's Ferrari crash death

A man has appeared in court charged with causing the death by careless driving of a 13-year-old boy when he crashed a £1.2 million Ferrari.

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Queen Victoria's Osborne House garden terrace to be opened to public

The garden terrace where Queen Victoria sat painting water colours on the Isle of Wight is being opened to the public for the first time, English Heritage said.

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