Salford house fire ‘targeted attack’

Salford house fire ‘targeted attack’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Brandon and Lacie died in hospital A house fire which killed three children was a “targeted attack”, police have said. Demi Pearson, 14, Brandon, eight, and Lacie, seven, died, while Lia, three, and mother Michelle, 35, remain in hospital. Ms Pearson’s son, Kyle, and a friend both escaped from the […]

Row over ‘smell of cannabis’ police stops

Row over ‘smell of cannabis’ police stops

Image copyright Getty Images A row has broken out over advice given to police in England and Wales telling them not to stop and search people only because they smell of cannabis. It was first given to police last year and was reiterated by an Inspectorate of Constabulary report on Tuesday. The advice says officers […]

UK snow: Travellers struggle as icy conditions persist

UK snow: Travellers struggle as icy conditions persist

Media captionBBC Weather’s Darren Bett looks ahead as the wintry weather eases Drivers and other travellers are facing difficult journeys as icy conditions persist across much of the UK. The Met Office has a yellow warning for ice until Wednesday 11:00 GMT, with the worst affected areas likely to be Scotland and the north of […]

UK snow: Ice warning as commuters face delays

UK snow: Ice warning as commuters face delays

Image copyright PA Drivers and commuters are facing difficult journeys in icy conditions across parts of the UK, following another night of sub-zero temperatures. The Met Office has extended yellow warnings for snow and ice until 11:00 GMT and the AA warned driving could be “hazardous”. Hundreds of schools are to stay closed for a […]

UK snow: Ice warning as commuter disruption expected

UK snow: Ice warning as commuter disruption expected

Image copyright AFP Image caption Days of snowfall in Wales left some people to abandon cars on the side of the road Icy conditions are expected to cause further disruption to road and rail travel in parts of the UK, following another night of sub-zero temperatures. The Met Office has extended yellow warnings for snow […]

Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?

Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?

Image copyright Getty Images In an attempt to make more organs available for transplant, ministers are proposing a radical change by moving to a system of “presumed consent”. Current rules in England mean those willing to donate their organs, should they die, sign up to a donor register. A consultation on the new system, which […]

UK snow: Forecasters predicting coldest night of year

UK snow: Forecasters predicting coldest night of year

Media captionBBC forecaster Philip Avery says temperatures will plunge below zero overnight Freezing conditions are continuing to affect parts of the UK, as forecasters warn it could be facing the coldest night of the year. A fourth day of wintry weather has caused widespread disruption, affecting flights, trains and ferries. Yellow Met Office warnings for […]

Murder inquiry after children die in fire

Murder inquiry after children die in fire

Image caption Police are searching for a man in connection with the Jackson Street fire Three children have died in a house fire in Salford, while a three-year-old is said to be in a critical condition. A 14-year-old girl was declared dead at the scene, Greater Manchester Police said, while an eight-year-old boy and girl, […]

Keith Chegwin: ‘True telly legend’ dies aged 60

Keith Chegwin: ‘True telly legend’ dies aged 60

Image caption Chegwin was a familiar face on children’s television Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family has said. They said he had endured a “long-term battle with a progressive lung condition” which “rapidly worsened towards the end of this year”. He died at home on Monday […]

UK snow: Freezing conditions hit evening rush hour

UK snow: Freezing conditions hit evening rush hour

Media captionBBC forecaster Darren Bett says temperatures will plunge below zero on Monday night Freezing weather conditions have continued to affect parts of the UK, causing widespread disruption to the evening rush hour. A quarter of flights at Heathrow have been cancelled, while rail travel and ferry services have also been affected. Drivers have been […]