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Deficit 'means councils may fail to deliver protections for vulnerable people'

A "massive funding deficit" has put local councils at risk of breaching legal duties they owe to vulnerable people who could be deprived of their liberty, the High Court has been told.

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Toyota call on UK trade with Europe amid £240m Derbyshire plant investment

Toyota is to invest £240 million in its plant in Derbyshire, but the car giant's boss has called for continued tariff- and barrier-free access between the UK and Europe.

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Husband and wife convicted of 94 drug and child sex offences

A husband and wife described as "master manipulators" have been convicted of 94 drug and child sex offences.

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Tour operator Diamond Shortbreak Holidays ceases trading

Travel firm Diamond Shortbreak Holidays Ltd has ceased trading due to financial difficulties, travel trade organisation Abta said.

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Man underwent double mastectomy on surgeon's 'pre-cancer' advice, court told

A health worker who had an unnecessary double mastectomy on a surgeon's advice was told he was "on the road to developing breast cancer", a court has heard.

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Married radio presenters deny outraging public decency

Two radio presenters have denied outraging public decency after allegedly having sex against a tree in full view of a group of young boys.

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NHS chiefs pay out more than £2.4m over confidential patient letter blunder

NHS bosses have paid out more than £2.4 million to fix a blunder where some 708,000 confidential patient letters went undelivered, new figures show.

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Sports Direct accuses PIRC lobby group of 'fake news' over executive pay claims

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has lashed out at an influential shareholder lobby group, accusing it of "fake news" for claims over its executive pay ratios.

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Althorp to host famous photos of Princess Diana taken in the year of her death

Fifteen famous photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales taken by Mario Testino in the last year of her life are to go on display at the Princess's childhood home.

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Two men and two boys locked up over spree of violent raids

Two men and two boys who admitted their part in a fortnight-long spree of violent raids on shops and bookmakers have been locked up.

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WWE stars to rock the wrestling ring at Download Festival

The world of wrestling will collide with rock and metal music at this year's Download Festival.

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Former prison worker tells how he smuggled mobile phones into jail

A former prison worker who was jailed after being caught sneaking in mobile phones for inmates has said he was never searched during his six months of employment.

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Man bailed over child care home assault allegations

A 59-year-old man arrested over claims he assaulted a child in a care home has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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Ex-football coach Barry Bennell remanded on child sex abuse charges

Former football coach Barry Bennell has been remanded in custody charged with 12 child sex offences.

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Vodafone to create 2,100 jobs as part of £2bn investment programme

Telecoms giant Vodafone is to create 2,100 jobs under its biggest employment expansion for years.

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Tube station closed over smoke from football flares

Smoke from flares has forced the closure of a Tube station in London as crowds congregate for the Lincoln v Arsenal FA Cup match.

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Madeleine McCann: police given funds to extend probe for another six months

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been granted thousands of pounds to extend the search for a further six months.

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Man and woman held over death of child at water park

A man and woman have been arrested over the death of a five-year-old at a water park.

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Man arrested over claims he assaulted child in care home in 1984

A 59-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating claims he assaulted a child in a care home in Leicester in the mid-1980s.

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Prison instructor who exchanged love letters with convicted murderer jailed

A 24-year-old prison instructor who kissed and exchanged love letters with a convicted murderer has been jailed.

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