• 20 April 2018 Image copyright Highways England Image caption Cameras on the A14 to the north and east of the Copdock interchange showed relatively clear roads for a Friday evening rush hour One person has died and another has serious leg injuries after two multi-vehicle crashes that have closed the A12 near Ipswich.The injuries were sustained when four cars and two lorries crashed on the...

  • 20 April 2018 comments Image copyright Big Centre TV Image caption Birmingham's Big Centre TV has been replaced Media regulator Ofcom has proposed scrapping the further roll-out of local TV channels across the UK, citing concerns over "economic viability".More than 30 local TV stations have already been set up in the UK as part of a plan laid out in 2011 by then culture secretary Jeremy Hunt.But...

  • 20 April 2018 Image copyright GMP/GOOGLE Image caption David Andrew Jeffers admitted possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life A man who shot a woman in the vagina in a sex game gone wrong has had his 10-year jail sentence reduced.David Andrew Jeffers, 48, and the 46-year-old were engaged in sexual activity with a shotgun which went off at a Stockport hotel in January 2017.Jeffers fled...

  • 20 April 2018 Related TopicsAlfie Evans case Image copyright ACTION4ALFIE Image caption Alfie Evans is in a "semi-vegetative state" in Alder Hey Children's Hospital The parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have lost the latest stage of their legal battle over his life support.Tom Evans and Kate James failed to persuade the Supreme Court that Alfie was being unlawfully detained at Alder...

  • 20 April 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Cliff says he suffered "profound and long-lasting damage" from the BBC's coverage The BBC journalist who broke the story about the police investigation into Sir Cliff Richard has denied being "heavy-handed" to get the exclusive.Dan Johnson said he did not pressurise South Yorkshire Police into divulging details of their probe into the singer.Sir...

  • 20 April 2018 Related TopicsWindrush deportation row Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlan Johnson: "It was an administrative decision taken by the UK Border Agency"The decision to destroy the landing cards for Windrush migrants was taken under Labour, former home secretary Alan Johnson has said.Asked if he knew about the 2009 decision, he told the BBC: "No, it was an...

  • 20 April 2018 Related TopicsRussian spy poisoning Image caption More robust hoardings have begun to replace police cordons, including at The Mill pub Nine locations in Salisbury which are to be decontaminated following the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter have been surrounded by new barriers.The Mill pub and Zizzi restaurant are among the places deemed to be still at risk by government...

  • 20 April 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Gamble made no reaction as he was sentenced but his mother wept in the well of the court A teenager who tricked his way into obtaining the email and phone accounts of senior US intelligence officials has been sentenced.Kane Gamble, 18, targeted CIA, FBI and US Department of Justice databases from his bedroom in Leicestershire.The Old Bailey was told...

  • 20 April 2018 Related TopicsCommonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Queen had given her backing to Prince Charles replacing her as Commonwealth head The Prince of Wales will succeed the Queen as head of the Commonwealth, its leaders have announced.The Queen had said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles would follow her in the role.Leaders of...

  • 19 April 2018 Image copyright South Beds News Agency Image caption The boy was said to be "proud of his hairstyle" and it was "important to him" A barber who shaved a 10-year-old boy's head as a "punishment" has been jailed for eight months.Abdulrahim Omar, 21, from Bedford, gave the boy a "number one" haircut while others sat around and laughed, Luton Crown Court heard.The boy felt so...

  • 19 April 2018 Image copyright TfL Image caption Thousands of runners taking part in the London Marathon would have been affected by the DLR strike A four-day strike on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) due to take place from Friday has been called off.RMT union members were due to walkout at 04:00 BST in a dispute over working conditions.The strike would have affected runners required to...

  • 19 April 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Cliff says he suffered "profound and long-lasting damage" from the BBC's coverage The BBC journalist who broke the story about the police investigation into Sir Cliff Richard has said his bosses made decisions over the singer's privacy.Dan Johnson told the High Court that he was "aware" of privacy issues around the story.But he said those...

  • 19 April 2018 Image copyright Family handout Image caption Paramedics were called to the park but Summer later died in hospital A weather warning was in place the day a bouncy castle blew across a fairground killing a seven-year-old girl, a court has heard.Summer Grant, from Norwich, died after being inside the inflatable at the fair in Harlow, Essex, on 26 March 2016.Fairground workers William...

  • 19 April 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionReward offer over missing Scottish woman Lisa BrownA man wanted in connection with the disappearance of a Scottish woman in Spain has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on a flight from South America.Lisa Brown, originally from Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, was reported missing in November 2015.Metropolitan Police have...

  • 19 April 2018 Image copyright Family photograph Image caption Mark Van Dongen was granted euthanasia 15 months after being attacked in Bristol A woman threw acid over her former partner in an attack that left him with such "grotesque" injuries he was granted euthanasia, a court heard.Berlinah Wallace, 49, is accused of murder and applying a corrosive fluid to Dutch engineer Mark Van Dongen in...

  • 19 April 2018 Related TopicsCharities sexual misconduct scandal Image copyright PA Sir Alan Parker has resigned as Save the Children's international chairman after 10 years in the role, the organisation has said.He also stepped down from the boards of the Save the Children Association and Save the Children International.Sir Alan was due to leave in December but "felt it right at this moment to...

  • By Francesca Gillett BBC News 19 April 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millie Bobby Brown plays Eleven in Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown has been named as one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine.The 14-year-old Stranger Things actress joins Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and rapper Cardi B on the 2018 list.She is the youngest person to be included in...

  • 19 April 2018 Related TopicsCommonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Image copyright PA The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head.She said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles takes over "one day", as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London.The role is not hereditary and will not pass...

  • UK temperatures top 29C in hottest April day since 1949 19 April 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionExplained: Why this isn't a heatwave (yet)Temperatures have soared to over 29C in parts of London, making it the warmest April day for nearly 70 years.The unusually warm weather across the UK is the result of low pressure over the Atlantic and high pressure over western...

  • 18 April 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe difference between real and fake furOnline stores, including Amazon and Not On The High Street, have been told they must do more to stop the sale of fake fur products that contain animal fur.MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said several websites showed a "real lack of concern" if they were...