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Rochdale scandal detective backs MP who quit over rape comments

A leading detective in the Rochdale child grooming scandal has backed a Labour MP who quit the shadow cabinet after facing a backlash for claiming Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping white girls.

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Two men charged after heroin worth £1.2m found with suitcase of cash in raids

Two men have been charged after heroin with a street value of £1.2 million and a suitcase full of cash were seized in a string of raids in Merseyside.

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Jeremy Corbyn to promote Welsh development bank plans during constituency visits

Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour's plans for a Welsh development bank will transform the country's economy.

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Rochdale scandal detective backs MP who quit over rape comments

A leading detective in the Rochdale child grooming scandal has backed a Labour MP who quit the shadow cabinet after facing a backlash for claiming Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping white girls.

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Second man charged with murder over body in Manchester woods

A second man has been charged with murder after a body was found in Manchester woodland.

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Clipper Round the World Yacht race to get under way in Liveroool

A fleet of ocean racing yachts are poised and ready to set sail ahead of their 40,000 nautical mile round-the-world adventure.

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Man jailed for torching historic Tudor mansion after DNA is found on match

An arsonist who torched an historic Tudor mansion, causing £5 million worth of damage, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years - after being caught by a single match.

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Three more held by police investigating hit-and-run which injured girl, one

Three more men are being questioned by police in connection with a hit-and-run which left a one-year-old girl seriously hurt.

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Jeremy Corbyn praises scheme using food which had been destined for landfill

The food supply chain in the UK is "morally mad" with just 4% of surplus food saved from needless waste, volunteers told Jeremy Corbyn on his tour of marginal constituencies.

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Cabinet's Sajid Javid backs Labour's Sarah Champion over child abuse comments

A Cabinet minister has insisted there must be an "honest open debate" about child abuse after a Labour frontbencher quit following a backlash when she claimed the country had a problem with British Pakistani men raping white girls.

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Gertcha! Tail end of hurricane could soak the North but bring balm for South

The remnants of Hurricane Gert could divide the country in two by sweeping in to salvage summer for the South but soak the North, according to forecasters.

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Army doctor sacked for duty of care failure not 'whistleblowing', tribunal rules

A doctor who said he was unfairly sacked by the Ministry of Defence for whistleblowing has had his claim dismissed by an employment tribunal.

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Seven-year-old asks Jeremy Corbyn: 'When will you be Prime Minister?'

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about his plans to become Prime Minister by a seven-year-old girl when he visited a museum in Lancashire.

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Ringo's black suede boots set to fetch £5,000 at Liverpool Beatles auction

Ringo Starr's stage boots are among the items going under the hammer at an auction of Beatles memorabilia.

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Teacher denies having sex with schoolboy

A married teacher has denied having sex with a schoolboy she allegedly groomed for more than a year.

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Manchester Arena to open doors for first time since terror attack

The Manchester Arena will reopen for the first time since the terror attack with a benefit concert to honour those killed in the bombing.

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Computer tablets thrown into grounds of jail in smuggling of banned goods

Computer tablets have been thrown into prison grounds in the latest example of contraband smuggling to hit the jail estate.

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Homeless 'hero' charged with stealing bank card at Manchester blast

A man hailed as a homeless hero following the Manchester bombing has been charged with stealing a bank card from the arena on the night of the terror attack.

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Former Celtic player avoids jail over drunken sex assault

A former professional footballer who got into the bed of a stranger and touched her bottom after an eight hour drinking binge has avoided a jail sentence for sexual assault.

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Teenager charged with murder of 18-year-old Sait Mboob during Moss Side brawl

A teenager has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old man killed in a street brawl.

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