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Joules chief executive hails strong progress as profits surge at clothing brand

Upmarket clothing brand Joules is "confident" of another strong year after posting surging profits and sales.

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800 man-made caves beneath Nottingham's streets, archaeologist says

Hundreds of undiscovered caves are thought to be lying underneath the streets of Nottingham, an archaeologist told the BBC.

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Rail passengers outside South East not 'poor cousins', says Chris Grayling

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has denied railway passengers outside London and the South East are "poor cousins" as he defended the scrapping of plans for electrification in Wales, the Midlands and the North.

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Anger as 'bi-mode' train decision spells end of line for electrification plans

The Government has been accused of "betraying" rail passengers after scrapping plans to electrify three rail lines.

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MP fights back tears over girl killed by drunk driver who should be graduating

A shadow minister fought back tears as she spoke of how a 19-year-old girl who was killed by a drunk driver should have been graduating.

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Ineos threatens legal action against National Trust over fracking survey

Energy firm Ineos is threatening to take legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on its land.

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Jury discharged in trial of ex-police boss accused of discussing probe into MP

A jury trying a former police boss accused of sharing confidential information about a criminal investigation into a high-profile Conservative MP has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict.

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Raid suspect who died after restraint by bystanders 'identified by fingerprints'

A suspected robber who died in hospital two days after being restrained by members of the public was identified through fingerprint records, an inquest has heard.

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Man like prize fighter 'called me a monkey', MP Peter Bone tells Commons

A Tory MP has said he was confronted by a man like a prize fighter before being called a monkey, as he detailed abuse he had suffered during the election campaign.

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Passenger plane with wing flaps problem circles over Manchester for four hours

A passenger jet from Saudi Arabia was forced to circle over Manchester Airport for four hours to burn off fuel before landing due to a technical hitch.

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Motorists warned over delays as great summer getaway begins this weekend

Motorists are being warned to expect delays this weekend as almost nine million vehicles embark on the start of the summer getaway.

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Firefighters tackle blaze at plastics recycling facility

More than 40 firefighters are dealing with a large-scale blaze at a plastics recycling facility in Nottinghamshire.

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Family of man found dead in river plan memorial bike ride to aid rescue service

The family of a man found dead in a river in Northern Ireland are to hold a charity cycle ride to raise money for emergency workers who found him.

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Footage sought after raid suspect dies after being restrained by public

Police are appealing for mobile phone footage of a supermarket raid after the death of a suspected robber who was restrained by members of the public.

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Robbery suspect taken ill at raid scene dies in hospital

A robbery suspect who was rushed to hospital after being taken ill at the scene of an armed shop raid has died.

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Robbery suspect critically ill after arrest at scene of shop raid

A robbery suspect is in a critical condition in hospital after being taken ill at the scene of a shop raid.

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Police criticised over bail-breach boxer left free to fatally punch student

A police force has been criticised by the police watchdog following the death of a student after he was punched on a night out by a professional boxer who had repeatedly breached his bail conditions.

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Help teachers in poorer areas with housing costs, says report

Teachers in poorer areas should get subsidised housing to help bridge the geographical divide in education standards, a cross-party report has urged.

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Ram-raiders use telehandler to smash up bank and steal ATM machine

Detectives have released CCTV footage of the moment ram-raiders smashed a telehandler into a building society branch to steal a cash machine.

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Skinner urges Grayling to 'get real' and reassess HS2 plans

The Government should reassess plans for the HS2 high-speed rail link to focus on other transport projects, a Labour MP has said.

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