Sheffield electricity substation

Brutal and bleak, England’s modern architectural gems join heritage list

A Sheffield substation and a Cold War bunker get Grade II* status

Commuters led to safety after smoke scare delays Southeastern train during rush-hour

Hundreds of passengers forced to escape from train after fire scare

Hither Green train evacuated after fire breaks out

Passengers on a rush-hour train have been led to safety after smoke was reported underneath the rear four carriages.

Temperatures set to remain in the mid-teens this week - but take an umbrella

The coming week will be warm, but very unsettled for western parts of the country, including Northern Ireland and Scotland

Jailed for 20 years: The slave trader in Britain who sold women around Europe for sex under the spell of his 'juju' witchcraft

A sex trafficker who used African witchcraft rituals to silence young girls smuggled into Britain to be sold on as prostitutes has been jailed for 20 years.

Teenager admits trying to snatch Olympic flame from torchbearer Anna Skora

A teenager has admitted attempting to snatch the Olympic flame from a torchbearer.

Boy arrested after Olympic torch snatch bid in Gravesend

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after attempting to grab the Olympic Torch.

Gang jailed over multi-million identity fraud

Members of a multi-million pound organised crime gang specialising in providing fake identities and documents to thousands of customers were jailed today.

Woman, 53, 'killed by horse' in Kent

A woman is believed to have been killed by a stallion in a field close to a hospital.

Pickpocket train family jailed

A family of pickpockets who preyed on sleeping train passengers and stole property worth more than £60,000 have been jailed.

Teenager who killed man in riots wanted to join police

A teenager who admitted killing a pensioner in the most serious crime committed during last summer's street disturbances had previously taken part in a school trip to watch a police training exercise combating petrol bomb-throwing rioters.

Ealing riot killing teenager named as Darrell Desuze

A teenager who killed pensioner Richard Mannington Bowes during the London riots can be named as Darrell Desuze today after an order banning his identification was lifted.

Cattle virus hits nine more farms

Nine more farms in England have been hit by the Schmallenberg virus, the midge-borne livestock infection that can cause birth deformities in lambs and calves.

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