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'Gunman', 72, in stand-off with police

Police have surrounded a house where a pensioner - thought to have a gun - is in a stand-off with officers.

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'Hot-blooded' Tory MP wades into French burkinis row

A senior Tory MP has waded into the controversy about burkinis by declaring that as a "hot-blooded male" he can appreciate a bikini-clad body, but there is something "attractive, alluring, even sensual" about concealment.

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Both M20 carriageways reopened to traffic a day after bridge collapse

The M20 has completely reopened to traffic more than 24 hours after a footbridge collapsed, sparking hours of traffic chaos on one of the busiest weekends of the year.

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M20 to remain closed overnight after digger on lorry brings down footbridge

A stretch of the M20 motorway will remain closed overnight as the clear-up continues after a footbridge crashed onto the carriageway.

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Camber Sands search called off after swimmer found safe and well

A major search-and-rescue operation was sparked after a female swimmer was reported missing off a beach, days after five men died there.

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Swimmer dies after being pulled from the water during cross-channel attempt

A cross-channel swimmer has died just a mile short of reaching France, organisers have said.

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M20 to reopen after footbridge collapse

The M20 is expected to reopen on Sunday after a footbridge crashed on to the carriageways, sparking hours of traffic chaos on one of the busiest weekends of the year.

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Councils urge more action to curb tombstoning surge

Young people who jump from high bridges and harbour walls into water unsupervised are dicing with death, council bosses have warned.

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RNLI to provide bank holiday lifeguards cover at deaths tragedy beach

Lifeguards will be deployed this bank holiday weekend at the popular beach where five young friends died during a day trip to the coast.

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Parents pay tribute to 'kind daughter' found dead at Brighton home

The parents of a young woman who was found dead at her Brighton home said the teenager was a "beautiful girl" and a "kind, thoughtful, caring daughter".

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Police name boy, 13, who died in Ferrari crash in Hampshire village

A 13-year-old boy who was killed when a Ferrari F50 he was travelling in crashed in a village has been named by police.

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Mother brought back to UK admits murder of 20-month-old daughter

A mother has admitted murdering her 20-month-old daughter three years ago.

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Police have 'credible witness' in report of young boy taken away in van

Police investigating reports of a child abduction in Surrey insist they are "completely satisfied" they have a "credible witness", despite not receiving any reports of missing children.

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Man to face trial on terror publication distribution charge

A 20-year-old man will go on trial in the new year for allegedly distributing a terrorist publication.

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Sussex police and crime commissioner probed over 'no expenses' claim

The Sussex police and crime commissioner (PCC) is being investigated over an allegedly false claim about her expenses made during the election cycle earlier this year.

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Relatives 'angry' at lack of safety measures after five men die in beach tragedy

The family of one of five young friends who died during a beach day-trip have questioned why safety measures were not brought in following another man's death last month.

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Chinese man suspected of major role in people-smuggling syndicate arrested

A Chinese man suspected of playing a major role in an international people-smuggling syndicate has been arrested in the UK.

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Rare dodo skeleton set for auction

A near-complete skeleton of a dodo is expected to reach more than half a million pounds when it goes up for sale in November.

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Southern passengers facing more misery with RMT strike in ticket offices row

Train passengers are facing fresh travel chaos after the RMT union announced that w orkers at Govia Thameslink Railway, including Southern, will strike on September 7 in protest at ticket office closures.

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Second World War veterans, 90, complete tandem parachute jumps for Taxi Charity

Two 90-year-old Second World War veterans made their second tandem parachute jump in just five days on Thursday, with one even landing in a battlefield where he was shot down 72 years ago.

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