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Witney road named after killed teenager Liberty Baker

Witney road named after killed teenager Liberty Baker

A road in Oxfordshire has been named after a girl who was hit by a car and killed as she walked to school. Liberty Baker, 14, died in June 2014 in Curbridge Road, Witney, when a car mounted the pavement – two friends and a man were also hit. Her […]

University of Bath vice-chancellor‘s luxury home for sale

University of Bath vice-chancellor‘s luxury home for sale

The University of Bath has put the luxurious home of its former vice-chancellor up for sale for nearly £3m. Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell, who was the highest paid vice-chancellor in the UK, resigned in August 2018 after a long dispute over her salary of £468,000. The five-bedroom house, 16 Lansdown […]

Crime figures: Do the police know how much there really is?

Crime figures: Do the police know how much there really is?

Police forces across England and Wales have been criticised for not recording hundreds of thousands of crimes reported to them each year. Inspections of force databases have found offences, including violent and sexual ones, have not been counted towards official figures. One force, Derbyshire, , more than a third of […]

St Albans hit-and-run death ‘ruined a family‘

St Albans hit-and-run death ‘ruined a family‘

The granddaughter of a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash said the person responsible had “ruined a family”. Barbara Liddle, 76, was hit by a vehicle which did not stop on Camp Road, St Albans, on 28 September 2017. No arrests have been made and Rhianne Liddle-Spayne, 23, said a […]

Sword dancers Whip the Cat seek to defend world title

Sword dancers Whip the Cat seek to defend world title

An all-female sword dancing team aims to see off cut-throat competition as it defends its world title. Rapper dancing involves using two-handled bending swords, and is traditionally associated with miners in the north east of England. Whip the Cat, founded in Nottingham in 1999, sliced through the competition at last […]

Man who killed cockerel with kebab skewer jailed

Man who killed cockerel with kebab skewer jailed

A man filmed using a kebab skewer to repeatedly beat a cockerel “like a pinata” until it died has been jailed. Police discovered graphic footage of James Goddard, 27, from Fareham, loudly celebrating the bird‘s death after the “vicious” 30-second attack. West Hampshire Magistrates‘ Court found him guilty of causing […]

Birmingham police shooting: Gun found at flat

Birmingham police shooting: Gun found at flat

A gun was recovered from the Birmingham flat where a man was shot dead by police, investigators say. Trevor Alton Smith was killed by a single shot when officers raided his home in Wheeleys Lane, Birmingham, at about 05:00 BST on Friday. Officers said they were following up an “intelligence-led […]

Anger and solidarity at UK gathering for New Zealand attack

Anger and solidarity at UK gathering for New Zealand attack

There was a message of solidarity as faith and community leaders, joined by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, held a gathering at the East London Mosque dedicated to . Posters saying “no to Islamophobia” and “this will not divide us” were held up at the event in Whitechapel, as one speaker […]

Roads ‘like the Wild West‘?

Roads ‘like the Wild West‘?

Driving in and around Bradford has been described by some as “horrible, dangerous and like the Wild West”. As part of the ‘s We are Bradford project we spoke to people about the standard of driving in order find out more about an issue which has prompted the city‘s police […]

Schools‘ climate strike: Young people protest across England

Schools‘ climate strike: Young people protest across England

Young people who have skipped school to join climate change protests across England have told the there is no point in learning when their future is at risk. Thousands of schoolchildren have flooded into city and town centres across the country as classrooms around the world were abandoned for a […]