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Gritsy Bitsy and David Plowie join fleet of Doncaster council gritters

A new council gritter is to be named Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machinery after a public poll attracted more than 40,000 votes.

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Pupil winked and smiled before stabbing teacher to death, inquest hears

A teenager winked and smiled at a fellow pupil just before he stabbed teacher Ann Maguire to death in her classroom, an inquest jury has heard.

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Chris Kamara praises police for catching suspected car thief in his garden

Football pundit Chris Kamara has praised the police after officers caught a suspected car thief hiding in his garden.

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Teacher gasped 'I'm dying' after stabbing at Leeds school, inquest told

Tragic teacher Ann Maguire gasped, "He's stabbed me in the neck. I'm dying", after being repeatedly knifed by her 15-year-old pupil, an inquest heard.

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Queen jokes with student nurse during visit to university's new medical building

The Queen has joked with a student nurse about him lying around in bed as he pretended to be a patient during a royal visit which also included a Caesarean operation with a mannequin mother and baby.

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Ex-Metropolitan Police chief Hogan-Howe takes Lords seat

Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has taken his seat in the House of Lords.

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Pregnant teacher 'shocked' by threat from pupil who killed Ann Maguire

A teacher has described how she was "absolutely shocked" when she found out the teenager who murdered Ann Maguire also talked about stabbing her to kill her unborn baby.

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Performance in two popular video games 'measure of intelligence'

Two popular video games act like IQ tests, with the most intelligent players gaining the highest scores, research has shown.

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Minimum unit price for alcohol will save 120 lives a year, experts say

Scotland's decision to bring in a minimum price per unit for alcohol will save 120 lives a year once it takes full effect, experts who researched the impact of the policy said.

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Judge given suspended sentence after admitting series of frauds

A "narcissistic" deputy district judge who tried to use his knowledge of the law to try to subvert the planning process has admitted a series of frauds.

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Teacher killer desperate to find route to get better, father says

The father of the teenager who murdered teacher Ann Maguire said his son "very much regrets what he did and is desperate to find a route to get better", an inquest has heard.

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Chennai Six could be home for Christmas, says sister of man jailed in India

The sister of a British man jailed in India as one of the so-called Chennai Six said they could be home for Christmas, with a verdict on their appeal due in the next few weeks.

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Ex-West Yorkshire chief loses legal battle with police and crime commissioner

A retired police chief who had denied a series of allegations about his behaviour has lost a High Court fight with a police and crime commissioner.

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Teacher 'stood absolutely no chance whatsoever' in stabbing attack, inquest told

A 15-year-old pupil stabbed teacher Ann Maguire to death in a "completely irrational act stemming from a deep-seated grudge", a senior detective has told the inquest into her death.

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Widower struggling to deal with teacher killer's 'irrational hatred narrative'

The husband of murdered teacher Ann Maguire said the idea her killer had an "irrational and historical hatred" of his wife "seems as strange now as it did then".

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Teenager said he would give Facebook friend 'a tenner' to kill teacher

Teenager Will Cornick told a friend on Facebook he would give him "a tenner" to kill teacher Ann Maguire months before he stabbed her to death in her classroom.

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Ex-chief constable awaits High Court ruling over clash with police commissioner

A retired police chief is waiting to hear whether he has won a High Court fight with a police and crime commissioner.

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Waitrose goes to Britain's highest pub for Christmas ad campaign

Waitrose has focused on community spirit for its festive ad with the story of villagers who find themselves snowed in at the highest pub in Britain for Christmas lunch.

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UK woman held in Egypt accused of drug smuggling due for court hearing, says MP

A British woman held in an Egyptian jail accused of drug smuggling is expected to have a court hearing on Sunday, according to her local MP.

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Seven jailed for plot to bribe jurors in manslaughter trial

Seven men who took part in a plot to bribe jurors in a manslaughter trial have been sentenced to between two and six years in prison.

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