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Snowdonia: Climber survives 650ft fall and four others rescued

Image copyright Llanberis MRT Image caption The man fell 650ft from Crib Goch A climber is recovering in hospital after surviving a 650ft (200m) fall in Snowdonia. He was brought to safety by three mountain rescue teams, in heavy rain and 70mph winds on Sunday, after he fell from the …

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Trevor Phillips suspended from Labour over Islamophobia allegations

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhillips: “Muslims are different” The former UK equality watchdog chief, Trevor Phillips, has been suspended from the Labour Party over allegations of Islamophobia. The Times newspaper reported the anti-racism campaigner is being investigated over past comments dating back years. Mr Phillips, ex-chairman …

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Coronavirus ship: Going ‘stir crazy’ on Grand Princess cruise

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Margaret Bartlett has been isolated in a cabin for five days A 77-year-old grandmother has said she is going “stir crazy” on board a coronavirus-hit cruise ship. Margaret Bartlett is one of 140 Britons on the Grand Princess, which has been barred from docking …

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Tesco sells its Asian stores in £8bn deal

Image copyright Getty Images UK retail giant Tesco has agreed to sell its operations in Thailand and Malaysia for ($10.6bn) £8bn. The supermarket chain has 2,000 stores across both countries, under the Tesco Lotus brand, and is selling them to Thai conglomerate CP Group. Chief executive Dave Lewis said the …

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What to expect during the Alex Salmond trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlex Salmond trial: What to expect during the case Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland, is standing trial on a string of sexual offences charges – all of which he denies. Here is a guide to what to expect during …

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County lines: Hampshire schools pay private firms for sniffer dogs

Teachers have taken action against the potential risk to children being recruited by county lines drug gangs in Hampshire. It comes after reports gangs are moving their trade to the south, prompting police to warn that drug runners target young or vulnerable people to sell their product. Now staff in …

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How to get an A-list home on a DIY budget

Rita Konig has long been the secret weapon of people doing up houses in the world’s smarter postcodes. The British interior designer is too discreet to name names, of course, but her portfolio boasts country piles, sleek New York apartments and Notting Hill pieds-a-terre. She also re-modelled one of West …

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Boris Johnson defends record on visiting flood-hit Bewdley

The Prime Minister has visited Bewdley in Worcestershire, where the River Severn overtopped the flood defences during Storm Dennis last month. Boris Johnson was asked by the BBC why he did not visit the flooded communities sooner, as he was given a tour of defences by the Environment Agency.

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