Worcester acid attack: Three year old boy seriously injured after incident in retail park

Worcester acid attack: Three year old boy seriously injured after incident in retail park

A three-year-old boy was seriously injured in a 'deliberate' acid attack at a shop in Worcester, say police. The child suffered serious burns to his arms and face after being targeted at Home Bargains on Shrub Hill Retail Park at around 2.15pm on Saturday. He is being treated for his injuries in hospital. West Mercia Police have released…
Government accused of dropping plans to make sure bar and restaurant staff receive fair tips

Government accused of dropping plans to make sure bar and restaurant staff receive fair...

Ministers have been accused of breaking their promises to low-paid workers amid claims they have quietly dropped plans to ensure restaurant and bar staff are not being exploited. The government has still not published any response to its 2016 consultation on plans to stop companies snatching workers’ tips, despite the survey having closed more than…
UK weather latest: Met Office warns hottest day of the year is on its way

UK weather latest: Met Office warns hottest day of the year is on its...

The hottest day of the year could be on the cards next week as temperatures continue to soar across the UK. Forecasters are predicting it could reach 34C in some parts of the country on Wednesday as the heatwave continues. Porthmadog, in Wales, is currently the record holder for the year, where the mercury hit 33C on…
Family blocked from going on summer holiday because easyJet staff wrongly refuse passport

Family blocked from going on summer holiday because easyJet staff wrongly refuse passport

A family was prevented from going on their summer holiday when airport staff wrongly disputed the mother’s immigration status and stopped them boarding their flight.  EasyJet apologised after Saleh Ahmed’s family missed their flight to Turkey because staff at Gatwick did not recognise the Indefinite Leave to Remain (IDLR) stamp on his wife’s passport. UK Border Force…
EU investigates ‘illegal’ 56-hour lorry journey of two-week-old calves destined for veal market

EU investigates ‘illegal’ 56-hour lorry journey of two-week-old calves destined for veal market

European Union lawyers are investigating a formal complaint from animal welfare campaigners who claim that hundreds of unweaned calves were sent on a 56-hour journey without water to a veal farm. The 315 animals were among a consignment of 5,000 calves sent on a ferry journey of 19 hours from Ireland – 10 hours more…
Supersonic jets linking ‘hundreds’ of cities with ultra-fast flights will be ‘affordable for all’, plane maker insists

Supersonic jets linking ‘hundreds’ of cities with ultra-fast flights will be ‘affordable for all’,...

A supersonic jet capable of delivering passengers from London to New York in under four hours could be used to link hundreds of cities in an expansion of ultra-fast flights that would dwarf the impact of Concorde on long-haul travel, the man leading the project has said. Ambitious plans outlined by Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of…
UK still shut out of EU-wide crime-fighting database three years after Theresa May vowed to join

UK still shut out of EU-wide crime-fighting database three years after Theresa May vowed...

The UK is still shut out of a key EU-wide crime-fighting measure, almost three years after Theresa May announced it would join – sparking warnings over her hopes for a rapid security deal to protect the public after Brexit. Ministers vowed to start the fast-track exchange of vital fingerprint, DNA and vehicle registration data by 2017, but talks…
Facebook suspends analytics firm amid concerns of widespread surveillance of users

Facebook suspends analytics firm amid concerns of widespread surveillance of users

Facebook has suspended an analytics firm amid apparent concerns it may have carried out wide-spread surveillance of users. The social media giant said it had launched an immediate investigation after questions were raised about how Crimson Hexagon was using data collected from the site. The firm, based in Boston, describes itself as offering “consumer insights” and…
No-deal Brexit would leave households almost £1,000 worse off, new report suggests

No-deal Brexit would leave households almost £1,000 worse off, new report suggests

Leaving the European Union (EU) without a trade deal could leave British households almost £1,000 worse off a year, according to a new report.  If Britain left the bloc and reverted back to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, there would be import tariffs and the UK would leave the EU Customs Union and the Single Market.  As a…
North Korea ‘violating sanctions and illegally smuggling petroleum products’, US claims

North Korea ‘violating sanctions and illegally smuggling petroleum products’, US claims

North Korea has been violating its sanctions and illegally importing petroleum products, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.  The US claims that Pyongyang is smuggling refined petroleum through illegal ship-to-ship transfers.  Photographic evidence was provided to the Unied Nations by the US that traced ships to China and Russia. Read more Mr Pompeo warned that violations…

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