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British teenager who sent bomb and kill threats to US sentenced to 12 months

A teenager who has been locked up for making hoax bomb calls which caused mass panic in America began the threats after playing video game Call of Duty, a court has heard.

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Father who inflicted 'obscene' injuries on baby son found guilty of murder

A father has been found guilty of murdering his seven-month-old son by inflicting "frankly obscene" injuries on him.

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Woman, 102, recovering at home after cancer operation

A 102-year-old great-grandmother is recovering at home after undergoing a life-saving cancer operation.

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Football sex abuse probe will ensure lessons are learned, vows FA

The official probe into child sexual abuse allegations in football will ensure any failings by the authorities or clubs "are brought to light", the English Football Association has said.

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Two men accused of rape 'shared photos of victim on WhatsApp'

Two men were filmed raping an unconscious woman and went on to share photographs of the victim on WhatsApp, a court has heard.

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Paedophile wanted in US jailed for sexually assaulting girl in Lancashire

A "dangerous sexual deviant" wanted by the FBI has been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a Lancashire park.

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Cause of Viola Beach death crash 'will never be known'

It may never be known what happened when four band members of Viola Beach were killed when their manager drove a car through two crash barriers over a raised bridge before plunging into a canal below, an inquest has heard.

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Older people's sexual health concerns 'dismissed due to their age'

Older people's sexual health problems are being dismissed due to their age, a new study has suggested.

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Four men in court in people trafficking probe

Four men have appeared in court charged with people trafficking offences.

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David Bowie mosaic made from vinyl record pieces to be sold for NSPCC

A mosaic portrait of David Bowie has been made from hundreds of fragments of vinyl records to raise money for a children's charity in the run-up to Christmas.

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On The Beach basks in 47% profits rise despite 'challenging' year for travel

Online travel firm On The Beach has shrugged off a "difficult" travel market to post a 47% surge in annual pre-tax profits.

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Murder probe launched after homeless men die in Manchester blaze

A murder inquiry has been launched after two homeless men died in a city centre blaze.

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Lancashire soldiers to spend Christmas in Iraq

Soldiers have set off to spend Christmas in war-torn Iraq as part of Britain's effort to combat Islamic State terrorists.

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Two-year-old reported missing by parents found 'fast asleep' in brother's bed

A toddler sparked a police search after his panicked parents reported him missing - but he was instead enjoying a nap in his brother's bed.

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New head of Hillsborough disaster police inquiry appointed

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a new head of the ongoing police investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.

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Signs of the times: 51 languages found on city's shops and public buildings

More than 50 different languages have been identified on signs in Manchester.

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Anti-flooding measures for countryside urged one year after Storm Desmond

Action is needed to make the countryside more resilient to floods, land managers have urged as they continue to deal with the effects of Storm Desmond.

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Last winter's floods 'most extreme on record in UK'

Last winter's floods were the UK's most extreme on record, experts have said.

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Call for probe into Jose Mourinho 'offshore tax haven'

Calls have been made for an investigation into Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's financial affairs after claims millions of pounds was moved offshore to avoid tax.

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Call for probe into Jose Mourinho 'offshore tax haven'

Calls have been made for an investigation into Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's financial affairs after claims millions of pounds was moved offshore to avoid tax.

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