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RMT union to hold demo as new operators take on South West Trains services

The biggest rail workers union is holding a protest as new operators take over one of the country's leading train franchises, as part of a campaign to retain guards on trains.

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Nearly 70,000 sign petition urging more transport investment in northern England

Almost 70,000 people have signed a petition demanding a Government U-turn on transport policy ahead of a summit meeting of northern political and business leaders this week.

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'Hot' housing market in central England defies national average

Swathes of central England are seeing a "mini-boom" in house price growth, which is rising at more than double the national average rate, according to an index.

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Summer heat due to return with highest temperatures since middle of July

Britain is set to enjoy a return of the summer sun this week as temperatures reach their highest since mid-July.

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Briton who went to aid of Finland attack victims heard 'heart-breaking scream'

A British man who said he was not a hero after being stabbed in a suspected terror attack in Finland has told how he tried to save a woman's life after hearing a "heart-breaking scream".

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Love triangle ruled out as Oxford University employee charged over Chicago death

Detectives have ruled out a love triangle between an Oxford University employee, a US professor and their alleged murder victim, who was found with more than 40 stab wounds, police have said.

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British man hurt helping Finland attack victims says: 'I am not a hero'

A British man injured while helping victims of a suspected terror attack in Finland has said: "I am not a hero."

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Family of boy, 7, killed in Barcelona attack 'blessed' to have had him

The family of a seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack have said they were blessed to have had him in their lives.

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Oxford University employee and US professor charged with murder in Chicago

An Oxford University employee and a US professor have been charged in Chicago with murdering a 26-year-old hair stylist found with more than 40 stab wounds.

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Tributes paid to Oxford University student who died after Nepal landslide

An Oxford University medical student who died following a landslide in Nepal has been described as "the best of people" by a friend.

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Southern, Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail workers announce new strike dates

Workers at three rail companies are to launch a fresh wave of strikes in long-running disputes over staffing and driver-only trains.

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Tributes paid to Oxford University student who died after Nepal landslide

An Oxford University medical student who died following a landslide in Nepal has been described as "the best of people" by a friend.

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Driver banned after motorway crash while 79 times over drug-drive limit

A driver who was found to be 79 times over the drug-drive limit following a motorway crash has been banned from driving for three years.

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Shipwreck excavations off Kent coast shed new light on voyagers' untold stories

A shipwreck that has laid off the Kent coast for more than 250 years is helping shed new light on international trade on the high seas, including the lucrative and endemic smuggling that went with it.

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Judgment reserved in disabled man's challenge to care cuts ruling

Judgment has been reserved in a landmark challenge in the Court of Appeal over cuts by a local authority to the care funding of a severely disabled man.

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Teenager inspired by scientist Alan Turing gets Oxford place with straight A*s

An 18-year-old maths fanatic inspired by legendary computer scientist Alan Turing is celebrating after getting one of the highest A-level results in the country with five A*s.

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'Significant increase' in prisoner violence at young offender facility - report

Safety is a "major concern" at a young offender institution rife with drugs, violence and gang-related activities, an inspection report warns.

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Jobs lost as Brexit-hit pound forces Southern Salads into administration

Around 260 jobs have been lost at food supplier Southern Salads after the Brexit-hit pound forced the company into administration .

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Former Southampton FC youth coach faces trial over sexual offence allegations

A trial date has been set for a former Southampton FC youth coach accused of a series of charges of sexual offences.

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Young children missing with father found safe

A man and his two young children who had been reported missing have been found.

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