• 22 March 2019 Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Liam Smith is thought to have got off a Stagecoach bus in Crathes A body has been found in the search for 16-year-old Liam Smith, who has been missing since the middle of November. The teenager, from Aberdeen, was last seen on 17 November on the 202 Stagecoach bus from Aberdeen. He is thought to have got off at Crathes.Police confirmed...

  • 22 March 2019 Image copyright PA Image caption The email allegedly sent to Connor Scothern was said to be a "masterpiece of back-covering" Two men accused of being members of an illegal neo-Nazi group were urged to destroy evidence, a court has heard.Connor Scothern and Garry Jack have denied being members of National Action (NA).Birmingham Crown Court was told the pair received an email telling...

  • 22 March 2019 Image copyright PA A 50-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of an 19-year-old in an alleged terror attack in Surrey.The victim was stabbed last Saturday at a Tesco car park in Stanwell.Detectives from Counter Terrorism Policing South East said they were treating the attack "as a terrorism case".Vincent Fuller, of Viola Avenue, Stanwell, is due to appear before...

  • 22 March 2019 Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption Hannegret Donnelly showed no emotion when she was sentenced to life in prison A woman who killed her husband after "systematically" abusing him and hitting him with a rolling pin has been jailed.Hannegret Donnelly, 55, controlled husband Christopher's life "through threats and beatings", police said.He had 78 external injuries and...

  • 22 March 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright PA Intimidation and abuse of MPs and other people in public office has become worse in the current political climate, a former head of MI5 has said.Lord Evans - the chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life - told the BBC it was not just a Brexit-related issue, although that had made things "particularly acute". He said some MPs were...

  • 22 March 2019 Image copyright PA Image caption The windows of the Jam-E-Masjid Qiblah Hadhrat Sahib Gulhar Shareef have been boarded up following the attacks Two men have been arrested in relation to a series of attacks on mosques in Birmingham.Five mosques had their windows smashed on Thursday and a 34-year-old man from Perry Barr handed himself into a police station.A 38-year-old man from...

  • 22 March 2019 Image copyright Christine Matthews Image caption The men suffered serious electrical burns on the line between Hackney Wick and Stratford Two men found dead on the train tracks had been riding on top of a freight train wagon, police said.Officers were called to the line between Hackney Wick and Stratford in east London in the early hours of Thursday.British Transport Police said a...

  • 22 March 2019 Related TopicsLibby Squire death Image copyright Squire family Image caption Libby Squire was last seen in the early hours of 1 February The death of Hull student Libby Squire is being treated as "a potential homicide", Humberside Police has said.The 21-year-old's body was found in the Humber estuary on Wednesday, seven weeks after she went missing following a night out on 1...

  • 22 March 2019 Related TopicsBirmingham pub bombing inquests Image caption Julie Hambleton's sister Maxine was killed in the Tavern in the Town A convicted IRA bomber has named four men he says were responsible for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings. At inquests into the deaths of the 21 victims, "Witness O" named the men responsible as Seamus McLoughlin, Mick Murray, Michael Hayes and James Gavin....

  • 22 March 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Reuters Brexit's fate is "in the hands of our British friends" after EU leaders agreed to delay the departure date by at least two weeks, says Donald Tusk.If MPs approve Theresa May's withdrawal deal next week, Brexit would be delayed from 29 March until 22 May.But if they do not, the UK has until 12 April to come up with a new...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption An exhibition of photos owned by Sir Elton John was among the draws at Tate Modern last year Another of Britain's prestigious art institutions has decided to shun donations from the US Sackler family.The Tate's board of trustees said it would decline further donations, which comes after the withdrawal of a £1m National Portrait Gallery...

  • By Simon Gompertz Personal finance correspondent, BBC News 21 March 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Scams in which criminals trick bank customers into paying them money out of their bank accounts jumped by 45% in the second half of last year.In the six months to December, £135m was transferred out of personal accounts to fraudsters with the customer's permission.In the first half of...

  • By Nick Eardley BBC News 21 March 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Reuters MPs have been urged to take taxis home from Parliament and not travel alone in the coming days, over security fears.Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has written to all MPs ahead of potentially crunch Brexit votes next week."I have never felt this level of tension during my time in the House and I am aware other...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright BBC/Police Scotland Image caption Mr Mathieson was attacked as he walked home A man who killed a father-of-one by punching him to the ground and kicking and punching him, has been jailed for nine years.Jamie Anderson, 36, caused the death of Paul Mathieson in Renfrew in 2018.Anderson was caught by his distinctive Nike trainers after a painstaking five-month...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is the only person to have been convicted of the 1988 bombing Five former members of the Stasi, the intelligence service in communist East Germany, have been questioned over the Lockerbie bombing.The state prosecutor in Frankfurt has confirmed the five were spoken to at the request of authorities in Scotland.It is...

  • 21 March 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Brexit operations are taking place at the main MoD building in Whitehall The Ministry of Defence has set up an operations room in a bunker at its main Whitehall building to deal with a potential no-deal Brexit.The preparations are being run under the banner of Operation Redfold - although officials stress they are...

  • 21 March 2019 Related TopicsMurder of Alesha MacPhail Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Aaron Campbell, 16, was given a minimum jail term of 27 years The 16-year-old who raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail has been sentenced to a minimum of 27 years behind bars after he finally admitted his crime.During his trial, Aaron Campbell had repeatedly denied he abducted, raped and killed the...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright Durham Police Image caption Stuart Levy claimed the Kirkups had run out when the lights were on green A speeding driver who was not wearing his glasses when he hit a mother and her son on a pedestrian crossing has been jailed for more than five years.Shantelle Kirkup died after being struck on St Cuthbert's Way, Darlington, in May last year.Her "last act of care"...

  • 21 March 2019 Related TopicsLibby Squire death Image copyright Humberside Police Image caption Libby Squire was last seen in the early hours of 1 February Police searching for Libby Squire have confirmed a body recovered from the Humber estuary is that of the missing student.Humberside Police said the body was discovered near Grimsby docks on Wednesday afternoon.The 21-year-old University of...

  • 21 March 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images The UK could be offered a Brexit delay to 22 May on the condition MPs approve the PM's deal next week, a draft European Council document says.EU leaders are still in discussions in Brussels over the UK's request to postpone the 29 March exit date by three months.However there have been reports that an extension could be offered...