Crimes In England And Wales Pass 5 Million Mark

Figures show the number of crimes recorded annually in England and Wales has risen by 13%, passing the five million mark for the first time in 10 years. Crimes in the 12 months to June were up from 4.6 million...

Teen Tycoon Is Britain’s Youngest Millionaire

Akshay Ruparelia, nicknamed ‘Alan Sugar’, reckons he is Britain’s youngest business millionaire - after selling houses during his school lunch breaks. The 19-year-old owns an estate agency, and whilst balancing homework with property development, Akshay still managed to get three A*s and...

Black Cab Driver Admits Harassing Jemima Khan

A black cab driver has admitted bombarding Jemima Khan with more than 1,000 phone calls and messages. Hassan Mahhmood, 27, pleaded guilty to carrying out a campaign of harassment for more than a year. Mahhmood is said to have obtained the...

Girl Tells Heart-breaking Story Of Dealing With Suicidal Thoughts And Self-Harm

"To get to my school I had to cross a railway bridge and I would just stand there and think 'I could just jump off’”, says Calleigh, now 18, who was self-harming when she was 11 and first thought...

UK Inflation At Highest Rate For Five Years

Driven up by increases in transport and food price, the UK's key inflation rate hit its highest for more than five years in September. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) climbed to 3 per cent, a level it last reached in...

Hate Crimes Surge In England And Wales

According to Home Office figures, a sustained four-month spike in hate crime after this year’s terrorist attacks peaked at a higher level than that following last year’s EU referendum. The figures, which were published on Tuesday, showed hate crime offences...

Low-Income Tenants Struggling With Rising Rents

New research indicates low-income tenants are now spending an average of 28% of their wages on rent, up from 21% in the mid-1990s. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says low earners have been hit by substantial cuts to housing benefit,...

Former Security Guards Guilty Of Conspiracy To Steal £7 Million

After a three-week-long trial at Kingston Crown Court, two former security guards have been found guilty of a conspiracy to steal £7 million. Mohammed Naheen Siddique, 32 of Belgrave Road, Slough, and Ranjeev Singh, 40 of Grampian Way, Slough, staged...

Deadline Looms For Old £1 Coin But Still Being Given As Change

A week before businesses can refuse to accept them, shoppers have expressed their annoyance at receiving old £1 coins in change. The round £1 coin will no longer be legal tender, from 16th October, as it is fully replaced by...

Government To Create 5,000 New Nursing Training Places

As part of government efforts to boost the NHS workforce in England, more than 5,000 new places on nursing training courses are to be created each year. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that through a four-year apprenticeship at local hospitals,...