Aidan Thompson said he was just trying to get into the freelance parking enforcement business
Andrew Pimlott died five days after PC Peter Hodgkinson fired the taser
Skippered by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard Spindrift completes the Rolex Fastnet Race in 38hr 53min 58sec
Team GB's synchronised swimming duo Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici will be competing today and hoping to prove that their sport is more than just "splashing around in the pool".
70 police officers to guard one little flame might seem excessive, but the seven and a half thousand Olympic torch bearers still to run will no doubt be glad of the protection, after it has emerged that the torches they will carry have a street value of more than £100,000.
Leader's position secure after difficult spell in charge as more than 800 council seats are won
Tom Daley faces missing out on an Olympic medal unless he reduces his media commitments, according to British Diving's performance director Alexei Evangulov.
It is an afternoon session at Sheffield's council-run Ponds Forge pool, and the usual flotilla of keep-fit swimmers is determinedly groping its way up and down the lanes.
Fighter Command's HQ during the Battle of Britain is being converted – and it's not alone
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston insists that Ian Holloway will still be the club's manager next season.
Labour needs to gain 1,000 seats in next month's council elections in England to show it is back in business under Ed Miliband, experts said yesterday.
Ahead of today's vote, anticipation was building in the cities selected as the host destinations for England's bid.
A decade after the first legal moves to protect them, they are still under attack – and now they could fall victim to spending cuts
Peter Reid has returned to football management after being confirmed as the new boss of League One side Plymouth.
There is one simple target for Gordon Brown and David Cameron (and, in theory, Nick Clegg) on 6 May. It is to secure at least 326 seats in the next House of Commons. With 650 MPs to be elected, that is the number needed to secure an overall majority of two.
Gary Johnson has left Bristol City by mutual consent following a disappointing run of form.