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,...

West Midlands Police Left With £1m Bill After Terror Attacks

More than £1m was spent by West Midlands Police on extra staffing costs and overtime during two of this year's terrorist attacks on UK soil. The force spent £414,000 responding to the Parsons Green tube station bombing last month, and...

Rise In Hate Crimes Against Met Police

Official figures show the number of police officers and staff in London subjected to racist or religious hate crime has risen by more than 50% in two years. 667 police officers in total were victims of racist or religious hate crimes in...

Government’s 10 Year August Low For Borrowing Due To Strong VAT Revenue

Official figures show strong VAT receipts have helped government borrowing to fall to its lowest August level since 2007. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that the government's deficit narrowed to £5.7bn last month, compared with £7bn a year...