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Storm Barra: Floods and 59,000 without power in Ireland as 80mph winds and rain batter UK

Storm Barra has left at least 59,000 people without power in Ireland - and is now battering the UK with 80mph winds, rain and snow.

Essex: Woman escapes oncoming train after car 'skids on ice' at level crossing

A woman escaped from her car after it apparently skidded on ice at a level crossing and was then hit by a train.

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Warnings about murdered six-year-old ignored, grandfather says

Warnings about murdered six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes were ignored, his grandfather has said.

COVID-19: Pandemic increases society's divisions with children in the north of England poorer, worse…

The COVID pandemic has hit children in the north of England the hardest, with health and educational outcomes worse than youngsters elsewhere, a new…

Inciting hostility on basis of sex or gender should be hate crime, Law Commission says

People who incite hostility on the basis of sex or gender should be prosecuted for hate crimes, the Law Commission says.

Prisons to get 'airport-style' security and addiction assessments for all inmates under drugs crackdown…

All new prisons will have "airport-style" security and every inmate will be assessed for addiction under plans to keep drugs out of jails.

County lines: Ministers unveil new multi-million pound strategy to target drug crime and save lives

A multi-million pound strategy to cut drug crime and save lives has been unveiled by the government – but will it work?

COVID-19: Areas in England with the lowest booster dose take-up revealed

Adults in the UK are being urged to take up the COVID-19 booster vaccine as part of efforts to tackle the spread of the new Omicron variant.

Storm Arwen: Far too little has happened for powerless homes across the North

A lot can happen in 10 days, but for homes across the north without power far too little has happened.

COVID-19: Omicron causing up to 1,000 infections a day in UK - many more than official figures suggest,…

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is already causing up to 1,000 infections a day in the UK, many more than official figures would suggest, a leading…

Manchester Arena attack: Bomber Salman Abedi was 'badly behaved' and 'extremely rude' at school, headteacher…

The Manchester Arena bomber swore at school teachers, stole a mobile phone from a prefect and skipped class, his former headteacher has revealed.

Pedestrian who stabbed motorist to death then went camping faces life behind bars

A pedestrian who knifed a motorist to death in front of his four-year-old son faces life behind bars after being convicted of murder.

COVID-19: Ninety more cases of Omicron variant identified, taking UK total to 336

Another 90 cases of the new Omicron COVID variant have been reported in the UK, taking the total to 336.

What is the Nationality and Borders Bill, why is it so controversial and what do MPs want to change?

This week, the Nationality and Borders Bill returns to the Commons for two days of scrutiny.

Mother of murdered Wembley sisters speaks out after officers jailed for taking photos of their bodies

The mother of two sisters murdered in Wembley has said the officers who took photos of their bodies are "more sorry they got caught" after they were…