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Courts FGM

Following the ruling, Detective Chief Inspector Leanne Pook, Avon and Somerset Police’s lead for FGM, said: “Our priority from the outset of this investigation has been to safeguard any vulnerable children and protect them from harm.

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Courts FGM

A spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service described the prosecution against the father for child cruelty in relation to FGM as “unprecedented”.

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Religion Suspended

Artist Arabella Dorman puts the final touches to her piece called Suspended, which is displayed in the Nave of Canterbury Cathedral in Kent. (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Courts FGM

The trial of a father accused of causing or allowing his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation has collapsed after a judge ruled there was no case to answer.

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Ulster Politics

Ms McDonald reiterated calls for an intergovernmental conference including Dublin.

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Commons Cancer

Ms Lee added: “I just think as parliamentarians we’ve got the power to influence this and change it.

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Industry Rail

Workers on Southern Railway are to stage a fresh strike on March 12 in the long-running dispute over the role of guards, the RMT union announced.

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Commons Cancer

A Labour MP fought back tears as she recalled the death of her daughter from breast cancer aged 35.

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Arts Light

A man explores Solid Light Works, the first major UK exhibition by artist Anthony McCall in over a decade, which currently on display at the Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire. (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Courts FGM

Lisa Zimmerman, director of Integrate UK, described the judge’s decision to stop the trial as “very disappointing”.

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Politics Brexit

Responding to Mr Walker’s comments, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake – a leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign for close ties with the EU – said: “While the Cabinet try to work out what on earth their position is on Brexit, they should consider the soaring cost of what they are embarked on.

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Royal Foundation

Ms Markle will formally become the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation – joining William, Kate and Harry – after she weds the prince on May 19, Kensington Palace said.

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Royal Foundation

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take part in the first annual Royal Foundation Forum next Wednesday, Kensington Palace has said.

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Politics Brexit

Labour MP David Lammy, a supporter of the Best for Britain pro-EU campaign, said: “The Prime Minister needs to come clean about the true cost of Brexit.

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Courts Officer

Superintendent Andy McNaughton, acting borough commander for Brent, said: “Sam and Chris are exceptional officers who have demonstrated extraordinary courage.

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Politics Migration

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said: “The Government’s failed net migration target continues to be breached. Net migration is still more than double the target, which has never once been met.

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Ulster Politics

Everyone should be worried by the fact the British Government does not seem to have a viable plan for restoring Northern Ireland powersharing, Sinn Fein has claimed.

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Commons Cancer

Labour MP Fiona Onasanya (Peterborough) also gave Ms Lee a hug.

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Courts Officer

Pc Christopher Appleton, a married father-of-two, suffered internal bleeding and had to have part of his pancreas removed.

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Police M20

The body found on the M20 on Tuesday has been identified as a 32-year-old woman from Kent and a man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody, Kent Police said.

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