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Australia bushfires: Water tanker plane feared to have crashed while fighting blazes

A water tanker plane is feared to have crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia on Thursday. Rural Fire Service (RFS) officials said they lost contact with the large air tanker while it was above the...

Coronavirus: Four people tested in Scotland – and more UK cases feared

Four people in Scotland are being tested over concerns they may have the deadly coronavirus.Professor Jurgen Haas, head of infection medicine at the University of Edinburgh, confirmed three cases are in the Scottish capital...

Jack’s Law: Paid bereavement leave for parents who lose a child starts in April

Parents who suffer the loss of a child aged under 18 will be entitled to two weeks' statutory paid leave from April. The new legal right is known as Jack's Law, in memory of 23-month...

‘I had one last shot’: PC reveals horror of ‘savage’ machete attack

 A machete attacker has been found guilty of wounding with intent after leaving a police officer with skull fractures and deep gashes to the head. PC Stuart Outten, 28, also suffered broken fingers in the...

Trump trial: Here’s what happened on day two

Here's what happened on the second day of President Trump's impeachment trial. In a sentence:Democrats got underway with presenting their evidence to Senators, laying out the core of their case that the President abused his...

Morrisons creating 7,000 shop-floor jobs – but 3,000 managers will go

Morrisons says it is creating 7,000 new shop-floor jobs - but that 3,000 managers will either leave the company or have their roles downgraded.The supermarket chain said the aim was to serve customers better...

Radical changes ‘needed in farmland use for UK to become carbon neutral by 2050’

Radical changes in the use of farmland are needed if the UK is to become carbon neutral by 2050, according to an independent body. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is advising the government how...

Prince Charles warns hatred ‘still lurks’ on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Prince Charles has warned language all too often turns "disagreement into dehumanisation" on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.Guests at the commemoration event at Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to victims of...

Just Mercy: The true story behind powerful death row drama

In August 1988, a black man named Walter McMillian, known as Johnny D, was sentenced to death for the murder of a white teenage girl in Monroeville, Alabama.His trial lasted less than two days.Mr...

Frozen iguanas fall from trees as temperatures drop in Florida

Frozen iguanas have been falling from trees in Florida after plunging temperatures caused them to stiffen-up and lose their grip on branches. The cold-blooded lizards slow down or become immobile when temperatures drop to 4C...

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