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Missing 12-year-old schoolgirl found safe

A 12-year-old girl who went missing after setting off for school has been found safe and well.

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Dumped dogs' skin condition so bad RSPCA can hardly tell what colour they are

A pair of abandoned dogs found dumped in "despicable" condition in a public park were ravaged with skin disease and fur loss to such an extent it was difficult to tell what colour they were.

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Roman excavations in Leicester reveal second century Britons of African descent

An archaeological dig of Roman graves has turned up tantalising new evidence of Britain's long-standing multicultural heritage.

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Man who suffered fractured skull after being hit by boss loses damages action

A sales manager whose skull was fractured after he was punched by his boss at the office Christmas party has lost his High Court damages action against his former employer.

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Mansfield school bans pupils from putting up hands to answer questions

Pupils have been banned from putting up their hands in class to answer questions after a headteacher claimed it was always the same students responding.

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Rolls-Royce to axe 800 jobs as it plans to cut costs in marine business

Around 800 jobs are being axed worldwide at Rolls-Royce as the group announced plans to slash costs in its embattled marine business.

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Police probe over Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

An allegedly-threatening Twitter post calling for people to "Jo Cox" an MP is being investigated by police.

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William joins Sir David Attenborough at event for Africa wildlife campaigners

The Duke of Cambridge has joined Sir David Attenborough at an awards ceremony to honour the work of conservationists in Africa also attended by the family of a British helicopter pilot killed in Tanzania.

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Woman who has five children in care allowed to bring up sixth with partner

A woman who has seen five children taken from her care is being allowed to bring up a sixth with her latest partner, a family court judge has said.

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Skeletons of 27 children found in Black Death mass burial pit

More than half of 48 skeletons found in an "extremely rare" 14th-century Black Death burial pit were those of children, archaeologists said.

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More ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse' as eight police forces investigate

Eight police forces are now looking into allegations of historical child sex abuse in football.

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Fears grow for girl, 12, missing for 24 hours after setting off for school

Concern is growing for a 12-year-old girl who has not been seen since setting off for school more than 24 hours ago.

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Figures show 20-year gap between healthy life expectancy across UK

Health inequalities are "deeply embedded" across Britain, a charity has said after new figures showed a wide variation in the number of years people can expect to live healthy lives.

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North-south divide as England shivers while Scotland stays above freezing

Parts of England could shiver through temperatures well below freezing on Tuesday night while northern Scotland basks in single figures, forecasters have predicted.

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Disruption to train services after death at railway station

Rail passengers have been warned to expect disruption and delays until the end of the day after a person was killed by a train.

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Man who slashed throat of American teenager he met online jailed for 14 years

A man who slashed the throat of an American teenager he met online after luring her into woodland has been jailed for 14 years.

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Amputee achieves childhood dream with historic Spitfire flight

An RAF aircraft engineer has become the first amputee to solo pilot a Spitfire since just after the Second World War thanks to a training programme backed by Prince Harry.

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Financial watchdog to probe Sports Direct using Mike Ashley brother's firm

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct is to be investigated by Britain's financial reporting watchdog over the retailer's relationship to a firm owned by the tycoon's brother.

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More than 20 ex-players report abuse as football scandal spreads

As many as seven professional football clubs are now embroiled in the growing child sex abuse scandal, with more than 20 ex-players alleging they were victims, the head of the players' union has said.

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Madame Tussauds owner set to reveal effects of pound collapse on visitor numbers

Madame Tussauds owner Merlin Entertainments is expected to give an indication next week of whether the collapse in sterling has resulted in an increase of tourists coming to the UK and visiting its attractions.

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