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Prince Harry ‘very glad’ to walk behind Diana’s coffin

Image copyright PA Prince Harry has said he is “very glad” he joined the funeral cortege for his mother, Princess Diana. Harry had previously said walking behind her coffin aged 12 was something no child “should be asked to do”. He has now told the BBC he doesn’t “have an opinion whether that was right […]

Schizophrenic ‘Muslim killer’ not guilty by reason of insanity

Image copyright PA Image caption The attack happened on an Overground train near Forest Hill in December A man with schizophrenia who repeatedly stabbed a train passenger after yelling “I want to kill all the Muslims” has been found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity. Adrian Brown, 38, experienced a “severe psychotic […]

Girl, 10, fights off Claygate woodland sex attacker

Image copyright Surrey Police Image caption Surrey Police has released an e-fit of the suspect A 10-year-old girl managed to fight off and escape from a sex attacker while walking in woodland, police said. Surrey Police said the girl was assaulted in the woods which run next to Foxwarren in Claygate, Surrey, on 17 August. […]

Bradley Lowery cancer charity officially launched

Image copyright PA Image caption The Bradley Lowery Foundation is now a registered charity The family of Bradley Lowery said they are “mega excited” at the official launch of a charity in his name. His mother Gemma Lowery said money raised would be spent helping children with cancer after the Bradley Lowery Foundation was officially […]

Lidl tops Waitrose to become UK’s seventh biggest grocer

Image copyright AFP Lidl has beaten Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket chain, according to latest grocery market share figures. The German discount food retailer has increased its market share to 5.2%, up by 0.7% year-on-year, Kantar Worldpanel reports. Families are driving its sales as they tend to buy more items in one […]

Dominic Chappell to be prosecuted over BHS collapse

Image copyright Getty Images The Pensions Regulator is to prosecute Dominic Chappell, the former boss of retail chain BHS. He is charged with failing to provide information and documents the regulator requested during its investigation into the sale of BHS. Chappell’s Retail Acquisitions (RAL) bought BHS for just £1 in 2015 from billionaire retailer Sir […]

Government runs July budget surplus for first time in 15 years

Image copyright Reuters The government recorded a budget surplus last month for the first time since 2002 as more money came in from self-employed tax receipts. July saw a surplus of £0.2bn, compared with last year’s deficit of £0.3bn. For the four months so far this year, though, public sector net borrowing – which leaves […]

Lidl tops Waitrose to become UK’s seventh biggest grocer

Image copyright AFP Lidl has beaten Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket chain, according to latest grocery market share figures. The German discount food retailer has increased its market share to 5.2%, up by 0.7% year-on-year, Kantar Worldpanel reports. Families are driving its sales as they tend to buy more items in one […]

George Osborne urges ‘HS3’ rail for northern England

Image copyright PA Former Chancellor George Osborne has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to commit to building high-speed rail lines across the north of England, from Liverpool to Hull. Mr Osborne said the “HS3” project would be a good way for Mrs May to “relaunch her premiership”. A “full-blown attempt to rebalance the economy of […]

Brexit: UK seeks ‘close co-operation’ on legal disputes deal

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is to call for “close co-operation” with the EU to resolve cross-border legal disputes after Brexit. An agreement will be needed on how divorces, commercial disputes and consumer claims that span multiple countries are handled. Currently EU regulations specify how the appropriate court is chosen. Lawyers have warned that […]

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