Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Media captionVicar of Dibley’s Alice Tinker: “I can’t believe it’s not butter” Actors Dawn French and Hugh Grant have led tributes to their former co-star Emma Chambers, who has died aged 53. Known for playing Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, Doncaster-born Chambers also had roles in Notting Hill and a Martin Chuzzlewit adaptation. […]

Six Nations: Scotland beat England

Six Nations: Scotland beat England

Media playback is not supported on this device Six Nations: Scotland 25-13 England highlights Scotland scored three tries to earn a thrilling first victory over England since 2008 and open up the Six Nations title race at an exultant Murrayfield. Centre Huw Jones scored two tries – Scotland’s first against England at home in 14 […]

Two in court over Coventry brothers ‘hit-and-run’ deaths

Two in court over Coventry brothers ‘hit-and-run’ deaths

Image copyright family handout Image caption Corey (left) and Casper Platt-May were hit by a car on Thursday A man and woman have appeared in court charged with causing the death of two young brothers by dangerous driving, following a suspected hit-and-run crash in Coventry. Corey, six, and Casper Platt-May, two, were on a family […]

Actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53, agency confirms

Actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53, agency confirms

Image caption The British actress “brought laughter and joy to many”, her agency has said in a statement British actress Emma Chambers has died aged 53, her agency has confirmed. Known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley, the Doncaster-born star also had roles in Notting Hill and the TV adaptation […]

Chelmsford’s homeless community voices shock at man’s doorway death

Chelmsford’s homeless community voices shock at man’s doorway death

Image caption Ross Miller had known Rob O’Connor since 2002 Homeless people have told of their shock after a man died in a shop doorway during a night of freezing temperatures. The body of Rob O’Connor was found in Springfield Road, Chelmsford on Friday morning. Essex Police said Mr O’Connor’s death is being treated as […]

Winter Olympics: Great Britain’s women lose to Japan in bronze-medal match

Media playback is not supported on this device GB women’s curlers beaten by Japan in bronze-medal match Great Britain’s women curlers missed out on a second successive Olympic bronze medal as they lost 5-3 to Japan on Saturday. Eve Muirhead’s team, who finished third in Sochi four years ago, were hoping to increase Britain’s record […]

Two charged over Coventry brothers ‘hit-and-run’ deaths

Two charged over Coventry brothers ‘hit-and-run’ deaths

Image copyright family handout Image caption Corey (left) and Casper Platt-May were hit by a car on Thursday A man and woman have been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a suspected hit-and-run which killed two young brothers in Coventry. Corey and Casper Platt-May – aged six and two – were heading to […]

Euromillions results: UK ticket holder wins £78m

Euromillions results: UK ticket holder wins £78m

Image copyright Getty Images A UK ticket holder has won nearly £78m after matching all seven numbers in Friday night’s Euromillions draw. The lucky entrant was one of just two that matched all the numbers to claim a half-share of the £156m rollover jackpot – which had been growing for eight weeks and came close […]

Plan International charity reveals child sex abuse cases

Plan International charity reveals child sex abuse cases

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The first allegations of abuse in the aid sector were from Haiti A children’s aid charity has confirmed six cases of sexual abuse and child exploitation by staff or associates. Plan International said five of the cases, which took place between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017, were […]

Wrexham pub offers discount to diners who lock phones away

Wrexham pub offers discount to diners who lock phones away

Image copyright Ceidiog Image caption General manager Mark Finley and restaurant manageress Jade Darlington hope to see less of this in their pub Ever been out for a meal with someone who spent more time staring at their phone than looking at you? One Wrexham pub has started running an offer to help make this […]

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