News Hundreds of schools were closed today, because of a teacher strike

Workers strike over increases to pension contributions and cuts to the size of payouts

Teachers in nearly 3,000 schools will stage a one-day strike as union leaders fire the first shots in their campaign against pay and pension curbs and cuts in education spending

Teachers to close schools with strike against cuts

Teachers in nearly 3,000 schools will stage a one-day strike on Thursday as union leaders fire the first shots in their campaign against pay and pension curbs and cuts in education spending.

Flowers and a message left by Reading Football Club at the memorial outside Anfield for the 96 fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster

Chester, Crewe, Preston or Warrington? New Hillsborough inquests will be in the North-west

The judge is keen to ensure that they are within easy travelling distance from Liverpool

'Ere, giz us a job? Primary school head bans children from using improper enunciation

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Two die in light aircraft crash near village of Churton

Two men were killed in a light aircraft crash on England's border with Wales, police confirmed this morning.

Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed jailed for life for murdering their daughter Shafilea

Judge told the pair they had sought to keep the teenager in the "sealed cultural environment" of rural Pakistan rather than modern Britain

Jury out in Shafilea Ahmed 'honour killing' murder trial

A jury has begun considering its verdicts in the trial of a couple accused of murdering of their daughter because they believed she brought “shame on the family”.

Farzana Ahmed is jointly charged with murdering her daughter

I lied to police in fear of husband, says Shafilea's mother

A woman accused of murdering her daughter because she brought shame on the family told a jury yesterday that she had lied to police because she was "frightened" of her husband who she said would beat her.

Shafilea Ahmed’s father denies murder after wife changes story

A father accused of murdering his daughter because he believed she had brought shame on his family broke down in court today as he denied the charge.

Murdered Shafilea Ahmed's teacher 'saw beating bruises'

Shafilea Ahmed's teacher saw injuries which the teenager claimed were caused in a "beating" from her parents, a court heard today.

Shafilea Ahmed killing letters are fiction, court hears

A sister of Shafilea Ahmed gave a friend writings in which she spoke about "how her parents killed the teenager", a court heard today.

Shafilea Ahmed's sister denies lie claims

Shafilea Ahmed's sister has denied telling her police handlers she "made up" the story of how her parents murdered the teenager, a court heard today.

Sister of Shafilea Ahmed breaks down as she describes teenager's final moments

The younger sister of alleged honour killing victim Shafilea Ahmed broke down today as she relived her last moments describing how the teenager gasped for air as she struggled against her parents' clutches.

Parents 'killed daughter by forcing bag into her mouth'

Sister of 'honour killing' victim tells jury of years of abuse suffered at home during feud over lifestyle

Boy, seven, dies playing football

A seven-year-old boy has died while playing football.

Groom jailed for hotel arson

A man who set fire to the country-house hotel where he was holding his wedding reception has been jailed for six years.

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