The proportional share of death and serious injury on the roads involving children aged under five is at the highest level for 10 years, according to a report.
A homeowner tried to wriggle out of paying their TV licence fee by claiming they merely used the glow from the set as a lamp to help them read.
Huge problems are building up in social services departments because of staff shortages and "impossibly high" child protection caseloads, a union has warned.
A prison wing for low-risk inmates has been described by inspectors as the "worst establishment we have inspected in many years" following an unannounced visit.
Demand for the HS2 high-speed rail project has "likely been overestimated" and the £33 billion project does not offer good value for money, according to a report by a think-tank.
A petition calling for bravery medals to be given to three women who intervened in the aftermath of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby is to be presented to Downing Street.
Art collector Charles Saatchi has admitted assaulting his wife Nigella Lawson during an argument outside a London restaurant, it is understood.
David Cameron is hoping for a show of unity over Syria from the world's most powerful nations after a late-night showdown at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
Former Formula One commentator Murray Walker has been diagnosed with cancer.
Western nations are facing down Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland over his support for the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria.
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