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Opening Foss Barrier during York flooding was 'best option available'

A decision by the Environment Agency (EA) to raise a flood barrier during the worst flooding in York for more than 30 years was "the best option available" and may have saved lives, according to an independent report.

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Teenager remanded in custody over Leonne murder

A teenager has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks, who was found stabbed to death on a path.

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Dental lecturer's career ruined after he had sex in office and lied to cover up

A dental lecturer's career is in tatters after it was found he repeatedly had sex in his office and then lied to try to cover it up.

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Poppy, four, died at hands of mother or her boyfriend, court rules

A four-year-old girl died at the hands of her drug addict mother or her boyfriend when she was assaulted after being subjected to months of cruelty, a family court judge has ruled.

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FA Cup hopefuls non-league Sutton United score in music charts

Fans of a non-league soccer club are hoping to score in the music chart ahead of another giant killing attempt in the FA Cup.

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'Flabbergasted' foursome finish ocean voyage for suicide-prevention charity

Four friends who rowed the Atlantic in memory of a tragic former Harrow schoolboy have raised more than half a million pounds for a pioneering suicide prevention charity.

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Girl at centre of court battle is beyond my control, says father

An Egyptian former teacher who took his daughter from her English mother five years ago has told a judge the youngster is now 3,500 miles from the UK and beyond his control.

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Kings Of Leon and Little Mix heading to Hull for Radio 1's Big Weekend

Kings Of Leon and Little Mix will perform at this year's Radio 1's Big Weekend festival in Hull.

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Heart surgeon struck off after showing 'reckless disregard' for patient safety

A heart surgeon has been struck off after he showed "reckless disregard" for patient safety.

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Ex-boxer's body to be cryogenically frozen, family reveals

A former boxer and scrap metal dealer who died earlier this month will be cryogenically frozen, according to his family.

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Nine fined for wilful obstruction of highway in Heathrow Black Lives Matter demo

Nine protesters who caused "utter chaos" when they chained themselves together and blocked a key route leading to Heathrow Airport at the height of the summer holiday have been found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway.

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MP claims poor areas 'suffer biggest cuts' amid pharmacy funding criticism

A Labour MP has said poorer communities "still suffer the biggest cuts from this Government" amid claims more pharmacies in wealthier areas have access to new funding.

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Village homes to have batteries installed in push for solar power

Dozens of homes in a village will have batteries installed to create a "virtual power plant", in a trial that aims to boost solar power.

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Teenager charged with murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks

An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of teenager Leonne Weeks, who was found stabbed to death on a path.

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'Unfit mother' and partner jailed for letting tragic Poppy, four, eat drugs

Two drug dealers who allowed a four-year-old girl to eat heroin, diazepam, methadone and ketamine for months before her death have each been jailed for 13 years by a judge who said it was a case of "almost unremitting degradation".

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Pair face child cruelty sentencing over girl's death

Two drug dealers who allowed a four-year-old girl to eat drugs, including diazepam, heroin, methadone and ketamine for up to six months before her death will be sentenced later for child cruelty.

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Woman held over Leonne Weeks stab death released on bail

A 26-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after a 16-year-old girl's body was found with multiple stab wounds has been released on bail.

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Sheffield named as Britain's low pay capital

Sheffield is Britain's "low pay capital" with hourly rates 10% below the national average, a study has found.

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'Reckless' adults shown taking child over locked level crossing as train coming

Video footage has been released showing two adults taking a toddler across a level crossing after its gates were locked.

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'Warehouse of controlled drugs' found at police inspector's home, court told

Drugs worth an estimated £700,000 were found at the home of a senior police officer, according to a prosecutor who told a jury it was a "stash" that "would have kept a 1970s rock star, as well as his band, entertained for weeks".

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