Speeding motorists from European countries escaping prosecution in Britain due to quirk in EU laws

Hundreds of foreign motorists have been allowed to speed on Britain's roads with impunity because police cannot trace the drivers of vehicles from abroad, a constabulary has admitted.

Father was stabbed to death in front of his son after row over blocked aisle on train, court hears

A rail passenger was stabbed to death in front of his teenage son by another traveller who accused him of blocking the aisle, a court has heard.

Heatwave 'hell' claims first lives as temperatures soar above 40 degrees Celsius across Europe

The heatwave sweeping through Europe and likened to “hell” has claimed its first lives as temperatures surpassed 40 degrees Celsius on several parts of the continent.

Online paedophile hunters are abusers trying to reinvent themselves as 'good people', says former po

Online paedophile hunters are abusers who are trying to reinvent themselves as "good people", the UK's former police child protection head has said.

Chemical found in soap and toothpaste linked to osteoporosis in women

Women exposed to a chemical used in some toothpastes, soaps and antibacterial products are at higher risk of osteoporosis, a study suggests.

Shock over image of migrant father and toddler drowned in Rio Grande trying to cross into US

Shocking images of a drowned Salvadoran migrant and his two-year-old daughter who died while trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico to the United States have emerged, underscoring the dangers faced by asylum-seekers.

Teach children about dangers of 'sexting' and pornography at school, first official guidance on onli

Children should be taught about the dangers of “sexting” and pornography at school, the first official guidelines for online education say.

19th century Sicilian puppet shows dragged young men into crime, claims history author

Sicilian puppet shows in the 19th century dragged young men into crime like video games do today, an award-winning author has claimed.

New staging of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers story suggests 'tomboy' Bill is really transgender

When Enid Blyton created the Malory Towers stories, her cast of schoolgirl characters included a tomboy called Bill.

92-year-old grandmother 'arrested' after lifelong ambition to 'know what it was like to be naughty'

A 92-year-old great-great-grandmother was arrested by police at her own request because she "wanted to know what it was like to be naughty".

Keepers spent months hugging five rhinos to prepare them for journey from Europe to Rwanda

Rhino keepers who successfully delivered five endangered black rhinos to Rwanda spent months hugging and coddling them inside their transport boxes to prepare them for the journey, a rhino handler told Reuters as the animals were freed on Monday.

British veterans in first archaeological dig at Waterloo field hospital

British veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder will carry out the first ever archaeological dig at Wellington’s field hospital in the Battle of Waterloo.