£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.

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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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