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Football has 'reactionary and homophobic' attitude, MP claims

Failing to tackle homophobia in sport could be leading to a drain in talent, a Tory MP has warned, amid accusations football had taken a "reactionary and quite frankly homophobic" attitude to the problem.

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Man given 15-year sentence for axe attack on female police officer

A 36-year-old who carried out a "sustained" axe attack on a female police officer has been given a 15-year sentence.

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Lidl to create 500 jobs with new £70 million distribution centre in Doncaster

German budget supermarket Lidl has unveiled plans to create 500 jobs by building a new warehouse in Doncaster.

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Police probe over Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

An allegedly-threatening Twitter post calling for people to "Jo Cox" an MP is being investigated by police.

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Man, 18, jailed for 'hideous' sex crimes against girls in Rotherham

An 18-year-old man has been jailed for nine years after admitting "hideous" sex crimes against seven girls in Rotherham, police said.

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Twitter-user creates Christmas tree angels for celebrities who died in 2016

A woman has paid tribute to celebrities who died in 2016 in the form of angel decorations to hang on her Christmas tree.

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11 million should be offered HIV tests, new Nice guidance says

Around 11 million people in high risk regions of England should be routinely offered an HIV test, according to new health guidance.

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Probe launched after workmen find body in Doncaster college sewer

Police have launched an investigation after workmen found a body in a college sewer.

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Muse to headline Reading and Leeds festivals

Rock group Muse have been announced as the first headliners for next year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

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Bishop of Leeds: Some Christians too scared to talk about faith in public

Some Christians feel so "picked on" they are too scared to speak about their faith in public, a bishop has warned.

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Temperatures fall to minus 9.4C on coldest night of the season

England and Wales have experienced the coldest night of the season with temperatures dropping as low as minus 9.4C (15F), the Met Office said.

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Man admits funding nephew in Syria but denies knowing of link to al Qaida group

A former probation worker has admitted sending £3,000 via an aid convoy to his nephew who was fighting in Syria, but denied knowing he was with an al Qaida group.

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Mother 'encouraged girl to eat sedatives so she could spend time with boyfriend'

A mother encouraged her four-year-old daughter to eat sedatives because she felt she was an inconvenience to her relationship with her drug dealer boyfriend, a court has heard.

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Man dies after being shot by police while 'running around with an axe'

A 31-year-old man who was shot and injured by police amid reports he was "running around with an axe" has died, the police watchdog has said.

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Man who admitted 'hideous' sex crimes may have had other victims, say police

An 18-year-old man who has admitted "hideous" sex crimes against seven teenage girls in Rotherham may have had other victims, police have said.

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Police tried to spread the blame during Hillsborough inquests, review suggests

Material from the Hillsborough inquests suggests that South Yorkshire Police was trying to "spread the blame" during the long-running hearings into the deaths of 96 football fans, according to a review by a leading QC.

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Judge seeking to reunite mother with daughter, 9, who is thought to be in Egypt

A judge is trying to re-unite a British woman with her nine-year-old daughter - who is thought to be living in Cairo.

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Lose weight and stop smoking or face op delay, patients to be told

Obese people and smokers will be asked to lose weight and quit cigarettes or face delays to routine operations after a health authority's proposals were approved by NHS England.

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Tata Steel nearing £100 million sale of Speciality Steels business

Tata Steel has moved closer to selling its Speciality Steels business, a move that would secure jobs across the UK.

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JD Sports buys Go Outdoors for £112.3m

JD Sports has acquired retailer Go Outdoors for £112.3 million from its private equity owners.

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