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Sailor wins royal approval as Prince Harry texts congratulations over solo race

Prince Harry has given British sailor Alex Thomson the royal seal of approval for his performance in the punishing solo sailing race, the Vendee Globe.

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Teenager locked up for Bestival tickets scam

A teenager has been locked up for scamming hundreds of festival-goers looking to buy tickets to Bestival.

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Surrey 'canary in coal mine' over funding of social care, warns council chief

Other councils could follow Tory-controlled Surrey in seeking huge hikes in tax, the leader of Theresa May's local authority has warned.

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Jury asks judge to be lenient with boy, 17, who stabbed friend to death

A jury begged for leniency as they convicted a 17-year-old boy of stabbing a friend to death at a birthday party.

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Man in court over deaths of two women five years apart in seaside resort

A man has appeared in court charged with killing two women, five years apart, in a seaside resort.

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Yachtsman Alex Thomson 'running on empty' after finishing second in Vendee Globe

Record-breaking British sailor Alex Thomson has claimed second place in the gruelling Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race.

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Weekend temperatures to drop to minus 7C in some rural areas, forecasters warn

Britain will wake up to a chilly weekend with widespread frost potentially causing dangerous driving conditions.

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World needs urgent action on 'wolf at the door' climate change, warns Charles

The Prince of Wales has renewed his call for global action on man-made climate change, describing it as the "wolf at the door".

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Tory authority plans 15% council tax rise claiming huge budget gap after cuts

A Tory-controlled local authority plans to raise council tax by 15%, claiming it has no choice in response to funding cuts and the crisis in social care.

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M25 road-rage killer Kenneth Noye in court bid for open prison transfer

Road-rage killer Kenneth Noye has launched a High Court battle to be moved to open prison conditions.

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Southern Railway guards and drivers in RMT union to strike next week

Strikes by Southern Railway guards and drivers in the RMT will go ahead next week after its "exclusion" from talks between Aslef and the company, the union announced.

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Labour MP Peter Kyle says his party must do more to tackle anti-Semitism

A Labour MP has said his party must do more to tackle anti-Semitism and stop abuse from happening in the first place.

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Warning over threat to pushchairs from train slipstreams

Parents have been told to hold on to pushchairs while non-stopping trains pass through stations after a wheelchair user was caught in the slipstream of a freight train.

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Sailors celebrate record-breaking triumph in world's toughest rowing race

Two British athletes have rowed their way into the record books after a gruelling endurance challenge in which they barely mustered two hours' uninterrupted sleep in over a month.

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Aerospace engineer drowned in sea 'after getting disorientated while drunk'

A respected and well-liked aerospace engineer drowned in the sea after getting lost on his way home from a night out celebrating St Patrick's Day with friends, an inquest has heard.

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Isle of Wight car ferry hit by fire

A fire broke out on a ferry carrying more than 50 passengers.

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Sir Winston Churchill funeral plans expected to sell for £600 at auction

A folder containing the ceremonial details and route maps of Sir Winston Churchill's state funeral is to go up for auction next month.

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Daughter to face trial over man's house fire death

A 28-year-old woman is to stand trial accused of murdering her father, who died after a house fire.

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Police catch cereal eaters and shavers in crackdown on distracted drivers

Drivers eating cereal and having a shave are among 151 motorists to be stopped by two police forces in one week for being distracted behind the wheel.

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Homeless man suffers burns after tent set alight in arson attack

A homeless man suffered burns to his hands after a tent was set alight in an arson attack, police said.

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