Killer whales seen swimming in British estuary

A pod of killer whales has been spotted swimming in the River Clyde.

Weather warning and risk of flooding as heatwave ends

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms as the heatwave that has seen near record temperatures for April looks set to end.

Two more die bringing London violent deaths to 58

Two men have been killed in London, bringing the number of violent deaths in the capital this year to at least 58.

Man jailed for ramming police car with van

A driver who rammed a stolen Transit van into a police car, injuring two officers, has been jailed for five years. 

Boy, 3, drowns at gym swimming pool in Leeds

A three-year-old boy has died after drowning in a swimming pool at a David Lloyd fitness club in Leeds.

Harry and Meghan briefed on plans for Invictus Games

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have met with servicemen and women from Britain and Australia as part of preparations for the 2018 Invictus Games.

Heathrow fans snap up airport history at auction

The entire contents of Heathrow Terminal 1 are to be auctioned off later, three years after it closed.

Arrest over failed burglary at pensioner’s home

A man wanted in connection with a failed burglary in southeast London has been arrested more than two weeks later in Kent.

Dog lovers urged to avoid ‘painful’ ear cropping

The RSPCA is urging people not to buy dogs with cropped ears after a surge in the number of reports about the illegal practise.

Gang jailed after £66m drugs haul found in Hull

A gang of men have been jailed after police uncovered £66m worth of cocaine and heroin in one of the biggest drug busts in British history.

How to make the perfect cup of tea

Jane Pettigrew began her tea career owning a tearoom in the 1980s.

‘Irreplaceable’: Football hails departing Wenger

The world of football has paid tribute to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the club announced he will step down from his role at the end of the season.

Woman dies after blaze at London care home

A woman has died after a fire broke out at residential units for adults with learning disabilities in northeast London.

Poll: Brits split on Charles leading Commonwealth

The British public are divided over whether Prince Charles should be the next head of the Commonwealth, a Sky Data poll reveals.

Make the most of the sun – thunderstorms are on the way

The UK may have just enjoyed its hottest day in nearly 70 years, but don’t put away your jumper and brolly just yet as cooler weather and storms are on the way.

Toxic levels of novichok could remain in Salisbury

Toxic levels of the nerve agent used to poison a former spy and his daughter may still be present in “hot spots” in Salisbury, a government scientist has said.

Save the Children international chairman quits

The international chairman of Save the Children has stepped down following the fallout from the Oxfam scandal earlier this year.

Reporter denies ‘strong-arming’ police over Cliff raid

A BBC reporter who broke the story about Sir Cliff Richard’s home being searched by police has denied “strong-arming” senior officers into co-operating with him.

Carillion collapse: Super hospital in limbo

A new super hospital left in limbo by the collapse of Carillion is up to £125m over budget and patient care is being “jeopardised” by Government indecision.

Engineer ‘driven to euthanasia after acid attack’

An engineer felt compelled to die at a euthanasia clinic after his ex-lover left him paralysed from the neck down in an acid attack, a court has heard. 

Man jailed for 16 years over horrific acid attack

A man has been jailed for 16 years for an horrific acid attack on an aspiring model and her cousin.

Two dead as plane crashes near Belfast Airport

Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed near Belfast International Airport, police have confirmed

UK basks in hottest April day for 70 years

Meteorologists have recorded the hottest day in April since 1949, with temperatures reaching 29.1C (84.4F) in the capital.

Woman killed after car crashes into house

A woman has been killed after a car crashed into a house in Somerset.

‘Very angry badger’ leaves Scottish castle

A “very angry badger” has left a castle in Scotland after causing carnage in its cellar tunnel.

Vaginal mesh op failures ‘costing millions’

Vaginal mesh operations are failing and costing the NHS millions of pounds, according to new analysis.

It’s officially the hottest day of the year!

It’s officially the hottest day of the year, with the UK basking in temperatures higher than in Athens and Rome.

Police give name to newborn girl found dead in woods

Police have given a name to a newborn baby found dead in woods in Manchester as they repeat their appeal for information.

‘Predatory’ HIV hairdresser given life sentence

A “predatory” hairdresser with HIV who embarked on a “deliberate campaign” to infect men he met on a gay dating app has been given a life sentence.

‘Save our son’: Alfie Evans’ dad meets the Pope

The father of seriously ill toddler Alfie Evans has begged the Pope to “save our son” after kissing his hand during a meeting at the Vatican.