News A stretch of the M1, the motorway where two men died on Thursday

Good Samaritan is believed to have been involved in a collision after going to help a man who jumped

Ian John McLoughlin, who is being sought for the stabbing, is believed to have recently come out of prison

Day release double killer on run after 'Good Samaritan' stabbed to death

Police issued an all-ports alert for Ian John McCloughlin

A scene from the derailment at Brétigny-sur-Orge, where a connecting bar on the track had become loose

Paris rail crash 'due to Potters Bar-style fault'

Friday's derailment, in which at least six died, raises major questions over track maintenance

Rising numbers of over-50s now renting

New figures show 6% growth in number of tenants aged over 50

Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Graeme Swann

Ashes 2013: England concern over fitness of Stuart Broad

Fast bowler unable to take the field for Australia's first innings

It's not quite Death Valley, but tomorrow promises highs of 26C for the UK

It's time to get the BBQs back out

Police arrest 11-year-old Rebecca Thompson's father over her murder in Hertfordhire

52-year-old is currently in hospital after car crash hours before the girl's body was found

Sirena Seaways ferry left nearly 500 passengers stranded for three hours after crash at major British port in Essex

The 489 passengers above the Sirena Seaways ferry were left stranded for three hours as rescue officials worked to safely re-dock it.

Firefighter discovered dead at home after being questioned by police is named in inquest

Father-of-two Martin Sibley was found dead at his home on Monday, an inquest has heard

A Royal Air Force Typhoon jet (file photo)

Sonic boom heard in three counties 'broke windows' and prompted deluge of emergency calls

The Ministry of Defence said it was caused when the jets were responding to another aircraft which lost communication

East Anglia got the summeriest weather, with highs approaching 18C

Mixed weather across the UK for Bank Holiday Monday

East Anglia got the summeriest weather, with highs approaching 18C

Suffolk mayor Terry Buckle drives car into Tesco Express store in Moreton Hall

Suffolk mayor Terry Buckle is recovering after accidentally driving his car into a branch of Tesco Express.

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge linking Essex and Kent across the Thames

£5bn price tag for Thames crossing planned to relieve QEII bridge

One option would pass through undeveloped land that is designated as Green Belt

BBC Media City in Salford, Manchester

BBC offers staff £24m 'bribes' for move to Salford

Some employees at corporation get six-figure sums just to relocate to new base in North-west

Joanna Dennehy charged with murder of three men after bodies are found in ditches

Dennehy accused of killing Kevin Lee, Lukasz Slaboszewski and John Chapman earlier this year

The UK is on alert for severe hay fever outbreaks with pollen levels rising due to a late Spring

Hay fever sufferers in pollen alert over bank holiday weekend

Hay fever sufferers are likely to struggle through this weekend's sunny weather, with high levels of pollen expected across England.

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