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Alesha MacPhail murder trial: Boy, 16, denies killing six-year-old girl

Image caption Alesha MacPhail was holidaying on the Isle of Bute where her body was found The 16-year-old accused of murdering Alesha MacPhail has told a jury he did not kill the child. The teenager also denied abducting and raping the six-year-old, who had been holidaying on the Isle of Bute. The boy, who cannot […]

Honda workers ‘betrayed’ by Swindon plant closure

Image caption Honda employee Martin Huggins said the news was “a sad day for Swindon” Workers at Honda’s factory in Swindon say the announcement that it is to close is “devastating” for the town. The carmaker has confirmed it will shut the plant in 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. Factory worker Martin […]

Libby Squire: Oak Road CCTV appeal in search for Hull student

Media captionPolice hunting for missing Hull student Libby Squire have released new CCTV footage Police looking for Libby Squire want to speak to four people seen on CCTV near where the Hull student went missing. The 21-year-old from Buckinghamshire was last seen at about 00:05 GMT on 1 February near her student home. Searches have […]

Honda confirms Swindon car plant closure

Media captionHonda Europe boss Ian Howells says the decision to close Swindon was driven by big changes in the car industry Honda has confirmed it will close its Swindon car plant in 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. The Japanese company builds 160,000 Honda Civics a year in Swindon, its only car factory […]

Alesha MacPhail murder trial: DNA found on body ‘matched accused’

DNA was found on Alesha MacPhail’s body which matched the 16-year-old accused of her murder, a court has heard. Forensic scientist Stuart Bailey told the jury that the odds of the intimate samples belonging to anyone else were more than a billion to one. The teenager denies abducting, raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha. Her body […]

Labour warned more MPs ‘thinking hard’ about futures

Media captionMPs resign from Labour over Brexit and anti-Semitism More Labour MPs could quit the party unless it listens to their concerns, Jeremy Corbyn has been warned. Following the decision of seven Labour MPs to walk out on Monday, colleagues expressed anger with the leadership during a “tense” meeting in Parliament. Corbyn-critic Ian Austin said […]

Fast fashion: ‘Penny on a garment’ to drive clothes recycling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs want to see more sustainable designs and repair services Clothing brands and retailers should pay a penny on every garment they sell to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme. That’s the view of MPs, who say “fast fashion” is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, water pollution, air […]

LBC presenter Maajid Nawaz ‘racially attacked’ in London

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maajid Nawaz is a presenter for LBC and an anti-extremism activist An anti-extremism campaigner said he was “racially attacked” and hit in the face outside a theatre. Maajid Nawaz said a white man attacked him while he was standing alone outside the Soho Theatre in central London. The LBC […]

Birmingham bin row: Workers start latest strike action

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Unite workers initially went on strike in June 2017 in a dispute over job losses More than 300 Birmingham bin workers are starting the first of a series of strikes in a dispute with the council. It stems from claims some staff have been “blacklisted” for taking part in […]

Premature baby born in Vietnam arrives home in Wales

Image caption Aurelia is out of hospital but will still need treatment A couple whose baby was born prematurely at 27 weeks in Vietnam have arrived back in Wales. Aurelia, the daughter of Jessica Jones, from Borth y Gest near Porthmadog, and Alfredo Duenas was born by emergency Caesarean in Hanoi in October. She weighed […]

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