Dorset tunnel death pair died 'instantaneously'

A couple who were killed when a landslide engulfed their car died almost instantaneously, a coroner said today.

Esso and its contractor charged over Fawley refinery death

Esso and one of its contractors are to be prosecuted over the death of a sailor at one of Europe's largest oil refineries, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said today.

Dorset landslide hid bodies of couple in car for 10 days

Vehicle was crushed under hundreds of tonnes of mud after flash floods

BBC Rogue Traders star Dan Penteado jailed

A presenter of the BBC's Rogue Traders series, Dan Penteado, has been jailed for 12 weeks for council tax and housing benefit fraud worth more than £24,000. He is also to be axed from the show.

Body found in car submerged for more than a week after Dorset landslide

One body has been found in a car which was buried in a tunnel entrance by a landslide and a second is believed to be still inside, police said today.

Forecasters predict month's rain in a day

More flood warnings are in place today with some areas facing downpours that could see almost a month's rain fall in a few hours.

Police given extension to quiz terror suspects

Detectives have been granted more time to question four people arrested this month over a suspected terror plot in the UK.

More flood alerts as storms rage

More flood misery is predicted for parts of Britain, including the South West where nearly a month's worth of rain fell in just three hours.

More flood misery predicted as rain persists

More flood misery is predicted for parts of Britain today after nearly a month's worth of rain fell in just three hours.

Britain braces for more rain and flooding chaos

Residents across the UK are bracing themselves for further flooding with heavy downpours predicted to heap more misery on rain-drenched areas of Britain.

Parents jailed over murder cover-up

A wealthy jeweller and his wife who disposed of evidence to help cover up after their jealous son murdered his girlfriend have been jailed for 27 months each.

Hamish Meldrum: He fears that more strikes will leave the BMA isolated

Head of doctors union warns profession will lose patients’ trust if GPs and hospital doctors strike again

The head of Britain’s doctors union today warned that the profession will lose patients’ trust if GPs and hospital doctors strike again in their dispute with the Government over pensions.

'This is the Trust's most important plant conservation initiative for more than 60 years' - Mike Calnan, National Trust head of gardens

Secret site to protect plants from disease

A high security conservation centre to safeguard Britain's flora from the spread of new plant diseases is to be established at a secret location in the Devon countryside.

Dom Joly: I make a great garden gnome, but a lousy house-seller

Trying to film a hidden camera show in this "summer" is starting to get me down.

BBC Rogue Traders presenter Dan Penteado denies £24,000 benefit fraud allegations

A presenter on BBC consumer affairs programme Rogue Traders, who is facing benefit fraud accusations, claimed today that the matter is a "misunderstanding". 

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