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Government ‘has no plan’ for Northern Ireland – Sinn Féin

Media captionUK PM ‘is facilitating talks gridlock’ The government “does not have a viable plan” to deal with the political stalemate in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin’s president has said. Mary Lou McDonald said she feared “entrenchment and drift” in efforts to restore the executive, which collapsed 13 months ago. PM Theresa May has held talks […]

Camden stabbings: ‘Stop using knives’ begs grieving mother

Image caption Sadiq Adan Mohamed’s mother, Fowsiya Abdi, begged people to stop using and carrying knives A mother whose two sons were stabbed to death in north London within five months of each other has called for young people to stop using knives. Sadiq Adan Mohamed, 20, died after being stabbed in Malden Road, Camden, […]

Cannabis licence considered for Alfie Dingley, 6

Image copyright Maggie Deacon/PA Wire Image caption At one point, Alfie had 3,000 seizures and 48 hospital visits in a year A licence to allow a boy to legally take cannabis to treat his epilepsy is being considered by the government. Six-year-old Alfie Dingley, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, suffers up to 30 violent seizures a […]

John Worboys case: Met Police loses ‘landmark’ appeal

Media captionWomen need to be confident police will investigate – John Worboys’ victim Victims of serious crime may be able to sue the police for failures in their investigations following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court. The Metropolitan Police lost an appeal against two rape victims, who won compensation over its handling of the […]

CCTV emerges of missing Liam Colgan in Hamburg

Image copyright is LBT/G&J Image caption The first confirmed sighting of Liam Colgan was an hour after he was last seen with the stag party The family of a Scottish man – missing after a stag weekend in Germany – have released photos of the first confirmed sighting since his disappearance. Liam Colgan, from Inverness, […]

John Worboys case: Met Police loses ‘landmark’ appeal

Media captionWomen need to be confident police will investigate – John Worboys’ victim Victims of serious crime may be able to sue the police for failures in their investigations following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court. The Metropolitan Police lost an appeal against two rape victims, who won compensation over its handling of the […]

Post-Brexit transition will end on ‘fixed date’, ministers say

Image copyright Reuters Ministers say a planned “status quo” period after Brexit will end on a “fixed date” despite critics suggesting it could “last indefinitely”. New government proposals say the transition period should last as long as it takes to “prepare and implement the new processes and new systems”. The leaked plans say there are […]

Two men stabbed to death in Camden within two hours

Image copyright Family Handout/PA Image caption Abdikarim Hassan (l) and Sadiq Adan Mohamed (r) were both killed in Camden Two men have been stabbed to death within the space of two hours in Camden, north London. Abdikarim Hassan, 17, died in Bartholomew Road at 21:08 GMT on Tuesday. Sadiq Adan Mohamed, 20, died after being […]

Missing Inverness stag do man ‘may have been hurt and lost memory’

Image copyright Find Liam Colgan Image caption Family believe Liam may have been hurt and is now confused The family of a Scottish man – missing after a stag weekend in Germany – fear he may have been hurt and lost his memory. Liam Colgan, from Inverness, disappeared more than a week ago during a […]

Anti-Brexit bus ‘banned’ from parking in Oxford

Image copyright Isitworthit Image caption The bus tour has been organised by the “Is it worth it?” campaign after a crowdfunding appeal A council has been criticised for “banning” an anti-Brexit bus from stopping in a street in Oxford. The “Brexit Facts Bus” started a tour of the UK earlier but has been told it […]