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Inexperienced grandfather declares himself 'Donald Trump of poker' after £2m win

An eccentric English grandfather who described himself as the "Donald Trump of poker" due to his inexperience has wowed the gambling community after winning £2 million at a prestigious tournament.

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Family tribute to 'life and soul' woman killed in Manchester Arena attack

A family has paid tribute to a music-loving 32-year-old who died in the Manchester Arena terror attack, saying they will "miss her laugh and smile with every passing day".

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Camilla tells of granddaughter's helicopter rescue after 40ft plunge

The Duchess of Cornwall has revealed how her granddaughter was dramatically airlifted to safety after falling 40ft, during a visit to mark the 30th anniversary of the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

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Baroness Hale becomes Supreme Court's first female president

Lady Hale has been appointed as the first female president of the UK's highest court.

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Ex-officer who admits misuse of police helicopter 'known as the team deviant'

A former police officer who has admitted misusing a police helicopter to film people sunbathing naked and having sex was known among colleagues as "the team deviant", a court has heard.

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House price growth 'holding up' despite income squeeze and Brexit uncertainty

House price growth across the UK's major cities is set to be stronger this year than previously predicted, according to an index.

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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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RMT and Transport Secretary in 'full and frank' talks over disputes

The biggest rail workers' union has held "full and frank" talks with the Transport Secretary in a bid to resolve disputes over staffing and driver-only trains at a number of operators.

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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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Driver avoids injury after boulder thrown at speeding train

A train driver has narrowly missed serious injury after a concrete boulder was thrown at the train he was driving near Doncaster.

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Police officer assigned to helicopter duty 'kept swinging and voyeurism secret'

A former police officer who has admitted misusing a police helicopter to film people sunbathing naked and having sex kept his "swinging and voyeurism" secret, a colleague has told a court.

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'Depraved individual' guilty of nine counts of rape jailed for 17 years

A rapist who acted out his vile fantasies on a student he met through a dating app has been described as a "truly depraved individual" and a "dangerous, perverted monster" by police after he was jailed for 17 years.

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Officer in helicopter sex film case 'was honoured after notorious incident'

A police officer accused of misusing his force's helicopter when it was used to film people sunbathing naked and having sex was honoured for helping save the lives of two boys who were attacked in a "notorious" incident, a jury has heard.

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Man accused of hospital arson attack charged with manslaughter of patient

A man accused of launching an arson attack on an NHS hospital has been charged with the manslaughter of a elderly patient who died following the fire.

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Inconceivable to suggest cost of HS2 set to spiral, says Chris Grayling

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is "incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense" to suggest the cost of HS2 is set to spiral.

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16 South Yorkshire homes to be demolished to make way for HS2 route

New homes in South Yorkshire will be demolished after the Government confirmed the route of HS2.

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'Bookseller from hell' is selling up

A shopkeeper dubbed the "Basil Fawlty of books" and whose rudeness sparked more than 20 complaints has announced he is selling up.

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Humber Bridge and poet Philip Larkin's home in Hull to receive listed status

The Humber Bridge and the home of poet Philip Larkin are to get listed status as the built heritage of Hull is recognised during its year as UK City of Culture.

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Route of Manchester and Leeds arms of HS2 scheme to be unveiled

The final route of the Manchester and Leeds arms of the HS2 high-speed railway will be announced on Monday.

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Former Irish PM among investors taking High Court action over student flats

Ireland's former prime minister Brian Cowen is one of a number of Irish investors involved in a dispute with an English law firm which advised them when they bought student flats in Leeds.

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