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Image copyright AFP Image caption Jack Shepherd spent 78 days in custody awaiting extradition from Georgia Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has had his sentence reduced by almost three months by appeal judges. The 31-year-old was jailed after Charlotte Brown was fatally thrown from his boat on the River Thames in December 2015. Shepherd fled the […]

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Sean Maitland played for Scotland at the past two World Cups Scotland winger Sean Maitland has signed a new two-year contract with Saracens. The 31-year-old has scored 29 tries in 73 appearances since joining from London Irish in 2016. New Zealand-born Maitland scored tries for Sarries in both their Champions Cup and Premiership final wins […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Tom Symonds is shown how a customised Android phone with EncroChat installed works A top-secret communications system used by criminals to trade drugs and guns has been “successfully penetrated”, says the National Crime Agency. The NCA worked with forces across Europe on the UK’s “biggest […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Jonty Bravery was 17 years old when he was charged A teenager “smiled and shrugged” after throwing a six-year-old from a 10th floor balcony at the Tate Modern, a court heard. Jonty Bravery, 18, searched for the most vulnerable child at the London art gallery before “scooping up” the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103. The singer was best known for performing hits such as We’ll Meet Again to troops on the front line in countries including India and Egypt. Her family said they were “deeply saddened […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption Officers were called to Energen Close in Harlesden A two-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being hurt in a shooting in Harlesden, north west London, police have said. The lone gunman is thought to have fled on a motorbike after firing at two men, a mother […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thursday’s Clap for Our Carers could be the last one for some time This evening many of us in the UK will grab our pots and pans, scoop up the dog, and nervously look out of the window to make sure our neighbours are doing the same. Then, when […]

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Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Boris Johnson with Jennifer Arcuri at an event in 2014 Boris Johnson will not face a criminal investigation into his dealings with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri when he was Mayor of London. The Independent Office for Police Conduct said there was no case to answer after a nine month review. […]

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Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than four million confirmed cases in 188 countries. Nearly 300,000 people have lost their lives. The United States alone has more than 1.3 million confirmed cases – about six times as many as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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