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Osborne takes sixth job since leaving politics with honorary professorship

Former chancellor George Osborne has scooped his sixth job since leaving politics, with an unpaid appointment as honorary professor of economics at the University of Manchester.

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Man admits killing wife and children at John Lennon's former home

A man has admitted killing his wife and two children whose bodies were discovered at the former home of John Lennon.

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Family tribute to 'amazing' man killed in crane collapse

The family of a father-of-three who died when a crane collapsed at a building site have paid tribute to him.

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Gayle Newland found guilty of assault by posing as man to trick friend into sex

A woman has been convicted of impersonating a man over two years in an "astonishing deception" to trick her female friend into sex.

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Teenager remanded on terror charge

An alleged far-right extremist has appeared in court accused of a terror offence.

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Man who killed two young cousins in New Year hit-and-run jailed for four years

A man who mowed down and killed two young cousins in a hit-and-run on New Year's Eve has been jailed for four years.

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£5,000 reward to reunite Normandy veteran with medals lost on M6

A reward of up to £5,000 is being offered for information about four Second World War medals which were lost by a blind veteran at a motorway service station.

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Families applaud as six face prosecution over Hillsborough disaster

Families of 96 Hillsborough victims broke into applause as they were told match commander David Duckenfield and five others are to face criminal charges nearly 30 years on from the death of their loved ones.

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Blackpool FC's majority shareholder denies wanting multimillion-pound payout

Blackpool FC majority shareholder Owen Oyston has denied personally wanting a multimillion-pound payout after the club "struck the jackpot" and won promotion to the Premier League.

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Ex-football coach Barry Bennell faces more charges of sexually abusing boys

Former football coach Barry Bennell has appeared before magistrates charged with a further 14 counts of sex abuse against boys as young as 11.

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More Britons back tax-and-spend policy

Almost half of Britons think the Government should raise taxes and increase spending, according to a major study of social attitudes.

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Faecal bacteria discovered in ice at three coffee chains, BBC's Watchdog finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

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Service fumes as fire engine sex picture makes hot news

Firefighters in Greater Manchester will be "embarrassed at best" after a picture emerged apparently showing a woman having sex in one of their appliances.

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Last-ditch talks in bid to avert Sellafield firefighters' strike

Last-ditch talks are to be held in a bid to avert strikes by firefighters based at the Sellafield nuclear site.

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Man charged over 'sexual assault' of girl aged four

A man has been charged with the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl.

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Bentley staff agree deal over pay and working hours

Workers at luxury carmaker Bentley are to receive a 6.5% pay rise over three years and have their basic hours cut to 35 under a "groundbreaking" deal, said Unite.

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Sweets 'should carry government health warning'

Warnings should be placed on packets of sweets and other sugary foods to improve the health of children's teeth, it is suggested.

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Man dead and four critically ill after taking 'highly potent' form of MDMA

One man is dead and four are critically ill in hospital after taking a "highly potent" form of the drug MDMA, police said.

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Blackpool chairman denies 'death threat' claims against president were made up

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston has denied accusations that he and his father made up "death threat" allegations against club president Valeri Belokon to tarnish the Latvian millionaire's reputation.

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Charles and Camilla visit site of Manchester atrocity

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited some of the Arena staff on duty on the night of the Manchester bombing and praised their response to the horror suicide attack.

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