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John Worboys case: Met Police loses ‘landmark’ appeal

Media captionJohn Worboys case: ‘I doubted my sanity for five years’ The Met Police has lost an appeal at the Supreme Court against two victims of black cab rapist John Worboys who won compensation for its failings. The women were raped by Worboys in 2003 and 2007 and said their treatment by police, who failed […]

Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth ‘faced complaints’

Image copyright Save the Children A former chief executive of Save the Children faced three complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff before leaving the charity, the BBC has learned. Justin Forsyth was accused of sending inappropriate texts and commenting on what young female staff were wearing. Mr Forsyth said he had “apologised unreservedly” to […]

MPs send Brexit ‘suggestions’ to Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters More than 60 Conservative MPs have signed a letter to Theresa May making a series of “suggestions” about the government’s Brexit strategy. The letter from the European Research Group says the UK should be free to negotiate and sign trade deals with other countries as soon as it leaves. The MPs also […]

Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth ‘faced complaints’

Image copyright Save the Children A former chief executive of Save the Children faced three complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff before leaving the charity, the BBC has learned. Justin Forsyth was accused of sending inappropriate texts and commenting on what young female staff were wearing. Mr Forsyth said he had “apologised unreservedly” to […]

Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth ‘faced complaints’

Image copyright Save the Children A former chief executive of Save the Children faced three complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff before leaving the charity, the BBC has learned. Justin Forsyth was accused of sending inappropriate texts and commenting on what young female staff were wearing. Mr Forsyth said he had “apologised unreservedly” to […]

Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’

Image copyright Alfie’s Army Facebook Image caption Alfie Evans suffers from an undiagnosed neurological degenerative condition Doctors can stop providing life support to toddler Alfie Evans who has a mystery illness against his parents’ wishes, the High Court has ruled. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital argued that continuing to treat the 21-month-old from Bootle, Merseyside was […]

Queen and Anna Wintour in London Fashion Week front row

Media captionThe Queen sat between Caroline Rush of the British Fashion Council and Vogue’s Anna Wintour The Queen has appeared in the famous front row at London Fashion Week for the first time. Wearing a duck egg blue dress and jacket, she sat alongside Dame Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief. They watched the show of designer […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Thousands cancel donations to charity

Media captionMark Goldring: ‘We are sorry for the damage done to Haiti and the wider aid efforts’ About 7,000 people have stopped making regular donations to Oxfam since it emerged some of its staff used prostitutes in Haiti, MPs have heard. Oxfam boss Mark Goldring apologised to the International Development Committee for the damage done […]

Woman pleads guilty after Tunstall ambulance abuse note

Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service Image caption The note was left on an ambulance in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent A 26-year-old woman who verbally abused paramedics and left a foul-mouthed note on their ambulance in Stoke-on-Trent has admitted a public order offence. Kirsty Sharman, of Parsonage Street, also accepted writing the handwritten message, which said she […]

Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis

Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary has said. David Davis said the UK wanted to lead a “global race to the top” in rights and standards not, as some feared, a “competitive race to the bottom”. Close co-operation between […]