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Heads 'could bring in four-and-a-half day week with rising funding crisis'

Headteachers could introduce a four-and-a-half day week as a "last resort" ami d a growing funding crisis.

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Mantis shrimp with lightning fast punch renamed Anthony Joshua

A shrimp with a lightning fast punch is the latest tiny creature to gain boxing fame after being renamed Anthony Joshua.

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Maxine Peake reveals discrimination over accent in TV industry

Silk star Maxine Peake has told of the discrimination she faced in the TV industry over her accent.

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Pair held on suspicion of murder after death of man in Salford

A murder investigation has been launched and two people have been arrested following the death of a man, police said.

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Paul Nuttall defends decision to stand for MP in Boston and Skegness

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has defended his plan to stand in the Lincolnshire seat of Boston and Skegness, saying most MPs are not from their constituency.

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Dermot O'Leary hopes X Factor uncovers star to rival 'lightning' Harry Styles

X Factor's Dermot O'Leary is hopeful this year's show will find an act who goes on to be as successful as Harry Styles.

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Squash coach handed 14-year term for sexual offences against boys

A top squash coach has been jailed for 14 years after he committed sexual offences against 10 boys.

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Man on murder charge after ex-Royal Navy officer run down with own car

A man has been charged with murder after an ex-Royal Navy officer was run down and killed by car thieves.

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Man charged with murder of ex-Navy officer run over with own car

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of an ex-Royal Navy officer who is believed to have been hit by his own car.

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'Insatiable gambler' guilty of murdering and dismembering friend

An "insatiable gambler" has been found guilty of murdering and dismembering his wealthy friend and dumping the torso in a suitcase at the roadside.

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Probe into death of 'deeply loved' baby may consider social workers' actions

Police are investigating after a baby born prematurely died at the age of seven months while under a social services spotlight.

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Royal Navy nuclear submarine rolled out of dockyard for tests

A new Royal Navy nuclear submarine capable of firing Tomahawk missiles 1,000km has been rolled out of its dockyard to undergo preliminary tests.

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Sexual predator who assaulted elderly women as they slept jailed for life

A "deviant" night prowler branded by a judge as "every woman's worst nightmare" has been jailed for life.

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Boy, 15, arrested over murder of ex-Navy officer run down with own car

A 15-year-old boy is being questioned on suspicion of murder after an ex-Royal Navy officer was run down and killed by car thieves.

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Crime and anti-social behaviour will rise if train guards axed, union warns

Ending the guarantee of guards on trains will increase crime and anti-social behaviour, a union has warned ahead of a fresh strike over driver-only operation.

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Jury retires in torso-in-suitcase murder trial

A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of an "insatiable gambler" accused of murdering and dismembering his wealthy friend and dumping the torso in a suitcase at the roadside.

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The Manchester United M6? Football teams and firms could soon sponsor motorways

Manchester United could sponsor t he M6 motorway, according to a proposal to generate funds for investment in roads.

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Ex-Tory MP Esther McVey to contest George Osborne's seat

Former minister Esther McVey appears set for a return to Parliament after being selected as the candidate in George Osborne's old seat.

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Man admits causing hit-and-run death of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens

A man has admitted causing the death of a four-year-old girl in a hit-and-run.

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V&A to fund schools art programme with £100,000 Museum Of The Year winnings

The Victoria and Albert Museum has announced it will use its Museum Of The Year 2016 prize money to fund a national education programme to preserve art and design education in secondary schools.

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