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Storm Doris to bring strong winds and heavy rain

Gusts of up to 80mph are set to hit the country's shores as Storm Doris arrives from the Atlantic, the Met Office has said.

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Girl told social worker she was raped by police officer, court told

A 17-year-old girl told a social worker a serving police officer had done "the worst thing possible" after she was allegedly raped, a court heard.

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Families sought for research testing new fire alarms sounds

Hundreds of families across the UK are being sought to take part in a study to test a new fire alarm sound, aimed at specifically waking children.

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Number of factors led to rise in hate crime after referendum, says police chief

The spike in hate crime in the wake of the referendum on leaving the European Union was only partly caused by an increase in offending, a senior police chief has said.

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Briton up for teaching prize as Prince Harry hails 'vital role' of educators

The best teachers "spark curiosity" and "nurture dreams", Prince Harry said on Tuesday, as it was revealed a Briton is in line to win a million-dollar prize for teaching.

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Police officer 'forced 17-year-old to engage in sex act'

A uniformed police officer forced a 17-year-old to give him oral sex in a patrol car after the victim had been kicked out of her house, a court heard.

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Family of stabbed teenager say his death has left 'massive void in their lives'

The family of a stabbed teenager have described being "ripped apart" by his death.

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Court grants bail to man, 96, charged with wife's murder

A 96-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering his 92-year-old wife.

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Life terms for pair who killed man after luring him to park

Two men who filmed themselves beating their victim before stripping him naked and leaving him for dead have been jailed for life.

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Key aim of transformation plans is to achieve financial balance

NHS leaders see achieving financial balance as the key aim of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs), which will lead to the closure or downgrade of hospitals and units.

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HS2 construction 'will overshadow residents' lives for 17 years'

Construction work on a long-awaited high-speed rail project will cast a shadow over the lives of some residents for 17 years, a Labour frontbencher has said.

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Transport investment spending per capita on projects

Here is a regional breakdown of transport investment spending per capita in England on current or planned projects, according to think-tank IPPR North:

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Man arrested after scooter rider, 14, dies in crash

A man has been arrested after a 14-year-old scooter rider died in a crash.

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Police to deliver Carl Bridgewater murder review findings next month

A review of evidence in the notorious unsolved murder of paper boy Carl Bridgewater will deliver its findings next month, police have said.

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Four teenagers charged with murder of 17-year-old

Four teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old boy.

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Serial land fraudster 'could have other victims unaware of crime'

A serial land fraudster may have more victims who do not know they have been duped, police believe.

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Barrister banned after conviction for harassing vulnerable partner

A barrister has been disbarred from the profession after being convicted of harassing his vulnerable partner.

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Prospects of university applications 'depend heavily on where students live'

Teenagers in some parts of the UK are around four times as likely as their peers to apply to go to university, figures show.

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Heavy panto dress sent my back into spasm, says Atomic Kitten's Kerry Katona

Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona has said the dress she wore to play a fairy godmother in pantomime was so heavy it has left her with back problems.

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Driver involved in crash with ambulance on 999 call dies

A driver who was involved in a crash with an ambulance on an emergency call has died.

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