Network Rail probe over Northern and TransPennine routes

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Northern passengers faced rail chaos when new timetables were introduced in May 2018 Network Rail is being investigated over its poor service on routes used by troubled train operators Northern and TransPennine Express.The government-owned firm has been put “on a warning” for routes in the North West and central […]

Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audience

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”We must reject the perennial prophets of doom” – Trump US President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.He called for a rejection of “predictions of the apocalypse” and said […]

Emiliano Sala felt 'forced out' by Nantes before plane crash

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmiliano Sala was on his way to play for Cardiff City when the plane carrying him crashed Footballer Emiliano Sala told a friend he felt forced out of his former club, days before he died in a plane crash.The 28-year-old Argentine and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, were […]

Woman gang raped in Plymouth in 1978 wants attackers to face justice

Image caption Jane said her rapists saw her “as a thing” and wants them brought to justice A woman who was gang raped as a teenager by a group of men claiming to be rugby players from Wales is still searching for justice 42 years later.Jane was 17 when a number of “drunk and brutal” […]

Rise in full-time female workers boosts employment

Image copyright Getty Images A record number of women in full-time work has pushed the UK’s employment rate to a new high of 76.3%, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show.In the three months to November, 126,000 more women worked full-time compared to the previous quarter.The increase is in part because of […]

Young offenders in 'harmful solitary confinement' in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images/Steve Parsons Image caption Feltham was one of the five YOIs inspected A boy at a young offenders institution was left to lie on a mattress on the floor of a “filthy” cell for more than 22 hours a day, a report has revealed.The chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales, […]

Terrorism laws to get tougher within weeks, government vows

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The home secretary said November’s attack “confronted us with some hard truths about how we deal with terrorist offenders” Terror offenders will face more time in jail and be monitored more closely as part of new laws being introduced within weeks, the government has said.Automatic early release from prison […]

Harry and Meghan: Prince arrives in Canada ahead of new chapter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harry flew to Canada after attending a UK-Africa summit on Monday The Duke of Sussex has arrived in Canada as he prepares for a new life away from royal duties. Prince Harry landed in Vancouver on Tuesday morning to be reunited with his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, and […]

New China virus: Fourth person dies as human-to-human transfer confirmed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fifteen medical staff in Wuhan have been infected with the virus A fourth person in China has died from a new virus that has spread rapidly across the country, as authorities confirmed that it can be passed from person-to-person.A 89-year-old man was the latest victim of the new strain of […]

Trump impeachment trial set to open in US Senate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA beginner’s guide to impeachment and Trump For only the third time in history, an American president is facing an impeachment trial, with hearings set to start on Tuesday at 13:00 (18:00 GMT).Such a trial could, in theory, lead to President Donald Trump being removed from office. […]