Baby Archie and Prince Harry cuddle in new photo

Image copyright PA Media Baby Archie is held by his beaming dad beside calm blue waters in a new photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to mark the new year.The image of their seven-month-old son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, came at the end of an Instagram compilation summarising the couple’s year.The video flicks through […]

Boris Johnson: Brexit will mark 'new chapter' for UK, says PM

Image copyright Reuters The UK is on the verge of a “new chapter” in its history, Boris Johnson has said, as he promised to “finish the job” by delivering Brexit within weeks.In his new year message, the prime minister said he hoped the country would “move forward united” after it leaves the EU on 31 […]

Milton Keynes stabbing: Four arrested after man dies

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was stabbed in Milton Keynes.Police were called to an address in Carradine Crescent, Oxley Park, just after 15:30 GMT on New Year’s Eve.The man, who was in his 20s, was taken to Milton Keynes University Hospital where he died.Police said they believed the […]

Tributes to Aberfan police officer hero Charles Nunn

Image copyright Family picture Image caption Retired police officer Charles Nunn, pictured here as a young man, died in December The community of Aberfan has paid tribute to a retired police officer for his work during the disaster more than 50 years ago. Charles Nunn, 85, died in December.He ran a make-shift mortuary in a […]

New maximum temperature for December recorded in Highlands

Image copyright Geograph/Roger Davies Image caption A temperature of 18.7C was recorded in Achfary on 28 December A new maximum temperature for December in the UK has been provisionally recorded by the Met Office. Data suggests a temperature of 18.7C was reached at Achfary, in the Highlands of Scotland, on 28 December. If validated, it […]

Former Premier League referee Madley reveals sacking over video appearing to mock disabled person

Madley refereed 91 Premier League matchesFormer Premier League referee Bobby Madley has revealed he was sacked after filming a video appearing to mock a disabled person.In a blog post, Madley said he was dismissed in August 2018 for “gross misconduct on grounds of discrimination”.At the time, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) said he […]

Girl, 10, dies after being hit by ambulance on Nottingham 999 call

Image copyright Nottinghamshire Police Image caption Shaniqua Loftman-Smith was taken to hospital after being hit by an ambulance on 22 December A 10-year-old girl has died after being hit by an ambulance on a 999 emergency call-out in Nottingham. Shaniqua Loftman-Smith was taken to hospital after the crash on Low Wood Road, Bulwell, at about […]

New Year's Eve: Police warning as UK prepares for 2020

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Some 2,000 fireworks will be fired from the London Eye Police are warning people not to attend New Year celebrations on the River Thames in London without a ticket, as the UK prepares to usher in 2020.More than 100,000 tickets have been bought for Tuesday night’s sold-out fireworks display.The […]

Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to 'repair the Earth'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a melting glacier in Pakistan in October The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced a global prize to tackle climate issues, pledging “a decade of action to repair the Earth”.Five winners will receive the Earthshot Prize every year between 2021 and 2030.The […]