£5.8m payout for brain-damaged boy

 

A boy left brain damaged after a bowel condition was not properly treated is to receive compensation worth £5.8 million.

Michael Mates will challenge for the post of commissioner in Hampshire

At last! Commissioners will restore public trust in the police by devolving power and are long overdue

Lamentable leadership and the influence of unions have held back the men in uniform for too long. Now you can vote and exert some control over their actions

Two held after £6.8m cocaine seized

Two men have been arrested after Border Force officers seized cocaine with a street value of £6.8 million on a lorry at a UK ferryport.

Sailor held over cabin gun incident on warship

A Royal Navy sailor has been arrested after entering an officer's cabin on board a warship with a loaded weapon, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Man survives being pushed onto 750-volt live track at crowded railway station

A man has survived being pushed onto a 750-volt live track at a crowded railway station after trying to defuse a violent argument.

Owner reunited with lost cat six years on

The owner of a cat which disappeared six years ago has spoken of her delight and surprise after finding him walking in the street.

Inquest into deaths of Michael Pedersen and his two children opened

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the deaths of a father and his two children, who he stabbed to death before killing himself.

Two children killed by IRA bomb survivor father Michael Pedersen 'had multiple stab wounds'

Two children killed by their IRA bomb survivor father suffered multiple stab wounds, according to police.

Michael Pedersen, 51, is believed to have killed, Ben, 7, (top) and Freya, 6

Soldier who survived IRA Hyde Park blast kills his children

Son and daughter of cavalryman who rode the horse Sefton in attack are found dead

A Saab car being taken away from the scene where a man and two children were found dead next to the vehicle on a bridleway in Newton Stacey, near Andover, Hampshire

Father stabbed two children to death on bridleway

The family of two children whose bodies were found with their father's in a countryside lane tonight spoke of their devastation.

Minister issues warning over use of unmanned drones by police

Police must only use unmanned drones as part of air support plans if it is both appropriate and proportionate, a Home Office minister warned today.

Piracy in Somalia has become a major cause for British concern

Fresh attack as pirate season off coast of Somalia begins

The season for pirate attacks in the Arabian Sea has begun with an attack on a dhow, according to a UK maritime security company.

Roberto Martinez: Manager plans to give players a chance to show what they can do

Martinez putting his faith in reserves for Cup journey to Forest

The Wigan Athletic manager, Roberto Martinez, is counting on his squad's strength in depth to see him through tonight's Capital One Cup second-round tie away at Nottingham Forest.

Roberto Martinez: Manager plans to give players a chance to show what they can do

Roberto Martinez calls up his reserves for journey to Nottingham Forest

The Wigan Athletic manager, Roberto Martinez, hopes his team's display in tonight's Capital One Cup second-round tie away at Nottingham Forest will show their strength in depth.

Hampshire’s Danny Briggs (right) celebrates dismissing James Hildreth in the semi-final win over Somerset

Mascarenhas urges England to gamble on Briggs in World T20

Dimitri Mascarenhas used his platform as winning captain as Hampshire won the 10th edition of England's Twenty20 Cup to urge the national selectors to give Danny Briggs the opportunity to help defend the ICC World Twenty20 crown in Sri Lanka next month.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links
Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk