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Gender pay gap: Leicestershire chief constable defends figures

Gender pay gap: Leicestershire chief constable defends figures

The chief constable of the police force with the widest gender pay gap has said one reason for the gap was its recent recruitment of several female staff. Leicestershire Police has been found to have the largest difference between the median male and female salary of any force in England […]

Brexit: ‘No extra funding‘ for no-deal Portsmouth port

Brexit: ‘No extra funding‘ for no-deal Portsmouth port

The government has provided only 10% of the money needed for no-deal Brexit plans at Portsmouth, according to the channel port‘s director. Mike Sellers said contingency plans would cost £4m, but the Department for Transport (DfT) had provided £345,000. He said the government was “not accepting there is going to […]

Leedstown driver dies in crash ‘during medical episode‘

Leedstown driver dies in crash ‘during medical episode‘

A man died in a car crash as he suffered a suspected medical episode, police say. The accident happened in the village of Leedstown, near Hayle in Cornwall at about 12:45 BST, Devon and Cornwall Police said. No-one else was injured in the crash, with the victim the only occupant […]

Enfield death: Man arrested after woman dies ‘in the street‘

Enfield death: Man arrested after woman dies ‘in the street‘

A man has been arrested after a woman died in a street in north London. The woman, who was in her 20s, was found injured “in the street” at Brookbank, Turkey Street, Enfield, the Met Police said. She was later pronounced dead at the scene. A man was arrested nearby […]

Jaguar Land Rover to start Brexit shutdown

Jaguar Land Rover to start Brexit shutdown

Jaguar Land Rover is to shut down production for a week because of uncertainties around Brexit. It will affect thousands of staff at Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, and Halewood on Merseyside, from Monday. The shutdown is in addition to a scheduled closure the following week […]

ATM stolen from Dungiven filling station

ATM stolen from Dungiven filling station

Thieves have used a digger to steal a cash machine from a shop in County Londonderry. Police said the incident at a shop outside Dungiven happened at about 04:30 BST on Sunday. It is understood that CCTV footage shows three men wearing balaclavas with the raid taking about four minutes. […]

Migraine sufferer completes 100-day cold-water challenge

Migraine sufferer completes 100-day cold-water challenge

A migraine sufferer who started taking a regular dip in the cold sea to see if it would help ease symptoms has completed her 100 day challenge. Beth Francis from Anglesey has seen her migraines reduce from 25 to 15 a month since her personal crusade started. She is not […]

Comedian John Bishop sells mansion to HS2 for £6.8m

Comedian John Bishop sells mansion to HS2 for £6.8m

Comedian John Bishop has sold his mansion to HS2 for £6.8m – despite his vocal criticism of the project. The controversial £55bn high speed rail line will cut journey times from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. Mr Bishop, 52, has called the scheme “flawed”, saying it should be scrapped, […]

Dinosaur skin impression goes on show at Tring museum

Dinosaur skin impression goes on show at Tring museum

A dinosaur skin impression found 150 years ago has gone on display for what is believed to be the first time. The fossilised haestasaurus imprint is among 15 dinosaur specimens at the Natural History Museum in Tring, Hertfordshire. Many of them are being seen by the public for the first […]

‘Mission Jurassic‘

‘Mission Jurassic‘

British scientists are about to undertake one of their biggest dinosaur hunts in decades. They are joining US and Dutch institutions in exploring what is expected to be a treasure trove of fossils in the “Badlands” of Wyoming. The US state has yielded some of the most famous specimens ever […]