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UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by ruling body ‘no confidence’ vote

Media captionUKIP chairman Paul Oakden announces that party leader Henry Bolton has lost initial confidence vote UKIP’s ruling national executive committee (NEC) has unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton. Mr Bolton has faced repeated calls to quit over offensive texts sent by his former girlfriend. But he has said […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by ruling body ‘no confidence’ vote

UKIP’s ruling national executive committee (NEC) has unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton. Mr Bolton has faced repeated calls to quit over offensive texts sent by his former girlfriend. But he has said he will defy the committee and continue as leader, as a contest would finish the party. […]

Brownhills stabbing: Victim named as Mylee Billingham

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Mylee Billingham died in hospital shortly after being found seriously injured An eight-year-old girl who was stabbed to death has been named as Mylee Billingham. West Midlands Police said she died in hospital shortly after being found seriously injured in Valley View in Brownhills, near Walsall, at 21:15 GMT […]

Dad’s tribute to six-month-old girl killed in Gellilydan crash

Dad’s tribute to six-month-old girl killed in Gellilydan crash

Image copyright Luke Ginniver Image caption Luke Ginniver said his daughter Mili Wyn “could melt a million hearts” The father of a six-month-old girl who died in a car crash has paid tribute to his “smiling bundle of joy”. Mili Wyn Ginniver and her aunt Anna Williams, 22, died after their car hit a lorry […]

Snow, ice and flooding affecting the UK

Image copyright PA Image caption A car navigates snowy conditions near Fleet Moss in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Wintry conditions are affecting large parts of the UK, with snow and ice and heavy rain from northern Scotland to the southern counties of England. Met Office yellow “be aware” warnings are in place for Scotland, […]

Brownhills stabbing: Man arrested after girl, 8, killed

Image caption Police were called to Valley View in Brownhills on Saturday night A man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death. The child was found at an address in Valley View in Brownhills, near Walsall, with serious injuries, at 21:15 GMT on Saturday. She died in hospital a short time […]

Climbers rescued from snow-covered ridge

Media captionThe climbers were winched to safety by a Coastguard helicopter Two climbers were airlifted to safety after being discovered in a “precarious position” on a mountain ridge. The pair had survived a night without shelter in sub-zero temperatures after becoming stuck at 3,000 ft at Bidean nam Bian in Glencoe. Blizzard conditions prevented a […]

Grand National champion loses photos in car park fire

Image caption Bob Champion won the 1981 Grand National with Aldaniti Grand National winning jockey Bob Champion lost a lifetime of photos in a major fire at a Liverpool car park, he has revealed. The 69-year-old said his car was one of 1,400 vehicles destroyed in the blaze at the multi-storey next to the Liverpool […]

PM to stop private sector ‘pension abuse’

Image copyright Getty Images The government will stop workers’ pensions being put at risk from “executives who try to line their own pockets”, the prime minister has said. In the Observer, Theresa May said a government white paper would set out “tough new rules” for company bosses. It comes as construction firm Carillion’s collapse could […]

Brain put in wrong body among mortuary failures

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Bodies were accidently damaged 89 times in the last three years A person’s brain being found in the wrong corpse by an undertaker was among incidents reported by mortuaries from 2014 to 2016, a BBC Freedom of Information request has found. There were 278 serious incidents in total […]