Inquiry into abuse allegations against bishop rushed to judgment, says review

A Church of England inquiry into child abuse allegations against one of its most respected bishops almost 60 years after his death has been criticised for “rushing to judgment” by an independent review.

Deputy leader of the far right group Britain First Jayda Fransen. (Mark Marlow/PA)

Britain First deputy head Jayda Fransen released on bail over comments on Islam

The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has been released on bail after appearing in court in Belfast charged over comments about Islam made in a social media posting.

(Andrew Milligan/PA)

Fire crews winch horse out of swimming pool amid snowy weather

A hapless horse which fell into a swimming pool in snowy conditions has been winched to safety by fire crews.

Theresa May stressed her keenness to get on with shaping a "deep and special" future partnership with the EU as quickly as possible (Olivier Matthys/AP)

May ‘well on road’ to Brexit delivery after EU state heads agree to next stage

Theresa May has declared she is “well on the road” to delivering Brexit after leaders of the 27 remaining member states agreed to allow negotiations to proceed to their second phase.

(Andrew Parsons/PA)

Pop-up police officer cutouts to act as speeding deterrent in Dundee

Life-size cutout police officers are to be placed at speeding hot-spots in Dundee to remind drivers to slow down.

Four children died in the house fire (Peter Byrne/PA)

Mother in house blaze tragedy begged to be moved to a safe house, family say

A mother whose four children were killed in a house fire begged to be moved to a safe house earlier that week, their family said.

(Ben Birchall/PA)

In graphics: More weather warnings as icy spell continues

The Met Office has issued more warnings of icy conditions ahead of the weekend.

(Victoria Jones/PA)

In pictures: Mercedes driver wedges car in basement after crash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a Mercedes crashed through railings and ended up wedged in a basement.

Alyshia Orford thanks James McGeown (John McMonagle/PA)

Homeless man who guarded open car ‘overwhelmed’ by thousands raised for him

A homeless man who stood guard by an open car to make sure a handbag and money was not stolen has been overwhelmed by a campaign that has raised thousands of pounds for him.

(Laura Lean/PA)

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

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UK launches ‘deeper examination’ of ICO cryptocurrency tokens after consumer warning

The UK’s financial watchdog is set to launch a “deeper examination” into Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), in a move that could ramp up regulation against the fundraising tool that has been riding the wave of the Bitcoin boom.

(Steve Parsons/PA)

In pictures: Prince Harry returns to Sandhurst 11 years after his own graduation

Prince Harry returned to Sandhurst to inspect the newest batch of officer recruits, more than a decade after his own graduation from the prestigious military academy.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Joe Giddens/PA)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal date for special day

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is to take place on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace has announced.

Bloodhound SSC (Nick Ansell/PA)

Supersonic car to be tested on South African dry bed race track next year

A British car designed to reach 1,000mph will be tested for the first time on its South African dry bed race track in October next year, it has been disclosed.

The cross-party commission was established by Jo Cox when she was Labour MP for Batley and Spen (Jo Cox Foundation)

Every single one of us can tackle loneliness epidemic, says Jo Cox’s sister

The “social epidemic” of loneliness needs to be tackled by a combination of government intervention and “every single one of us” playing our part, according to the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Unilever has sold its spreads business - including Flora - to private equity firm KKR (PA)

Unilever offloads spreads business to private equity firm KKR

Private equity firm KKR has emerged victorious in a three-way battle for Unilever’s spreads business, striking a 6.8 billion euro (£6 billion) deal to buy the under-performing operation in charge of Flora and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

The disturbance took place outside the House of Lords on December 8 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Man faces court accused of punching House of Lords doorkeeper

A man has appeared in court accused of breaking the chain on a ceremonial jacket of a House of Lords doorkeeper and punching him in the face.

(Mike Egerton/EMPICS)

Hillsborough police officer will not face charges over horse burn claims

A police officer alleged to have falsely claimed his horse was burnt by fans at Hillsborough will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

(Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Green light for second stage of Brexit negotiations – so what happens next?

EU leaders have given the green light for the second stage of the Brexit negotiations to begin, what happens next?

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Hillsborough campaigner appeals for help in finding missing granddaughter

A Liverpool fan who campaigns for victims of the Hillsborough disaster has made an urgent appeal for help in finding his missing granddaughter.

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