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Revealed: How Keith Vaz prostitute fixer was given keys to Parliament (Sunday Mirror)

Daniel Dragusin was allowed to walk the corridors of power 'in return for a favour'
Mo’s brother: I’m being kicked out of Britain (The Sunday Mirror)

Ahmed was just two when he was brought to Britain with big brother Mo but now he faces being deported back to the war-torn...
Secret child Shoreham crash victim never knew (Sunday People / Sunday Mirror)

It will be years before Georgina Brown can explain to her son why he will never get the chance to meet his father Daniele...
NHS chaos means wife, 82, must travel 200 miles to visit hubby in hospital (Sunday People)

Marjorie and Eric Bazley have been together since they were teenagers but now they are being cruelly separated because of a lack of suitable...
Pay drug gang £8k or you die – Brit in Peru jail fears for his life (The Sunday Mirror)

A Brit left languishing in a Peru jail with an £8,000 bounty on his head says he fears certain death at the hands of...
Mug-gate: Gove faces questions over racist ‘rag-head’ mug (The Sunday Mirror / People)

Tory turncoat Michael Gove has found himself at the centre of an embarrassing dispute over a mug ­bearing a racist slogan.
Emergency rations: Trainee nurses forced to use food banks and payday lenders (The Sunday People)

Trainee nurses are increasingly ­turning to food banks and payday loans as they struggle to afford their training.
I’ve paid lags £1,500 to stop jail attacks on son (Sunday People)

Inmates have extorted more than £1,500 from a prisoner’s family as the anarchy gripping UK jails continues to spiral.
Surrogate ‘stealer’ strikes AGAIN (Sunday People)

A surrogate who refused to give up a baby she carried for her mum and stepfather has caused fresh heartbreak.
Campioni: Leicester lift title as city is reborn (Sunday Mirror)

He's the king of Leicester now – a city reborn in a fairytale football season.
Cops to probe 13 historic ripper attacks (Sunday Mirror)

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could be put back on trial as part of a major new police probe into at least THIRTEEN more suspected...
Double’s fault: Twin brother of tennis ace poses as brother to con beauties (Sunday People)

The twin of a top British tennis star has posed as his famous brother to try and net a girlfriend.
Betrayed: Victim of NHS tainted blood scandal vows to stop taking drugs over cruel Tory cuts (Sunday Mirror)

One of the last survivors of an NHS blood scandal has vowed to stop taking life-saving medication over planned Tory cuts that will leave...
Living in a car: Son who cared for his mum forced to sleep on driveway (Sunday Mirror)

A loving son who cared for his dementia -stricken mother 24/7 has been torn away from her after the pair were evicted from their...
Adam Johnson: ‘Trial was a joke… I’ll play abroad when I get out’ (Sunday People)

Paedophile soccer star Adam Johnson flirted with a lover days before he was jailed and even moaned that he didn’t have a tan, reports...
Betrayed: Shameless Tata chiefs use just 10% of own steel to build new HQ (Sunday People)

Tata chiefs will use just 10 per cent of their own steel to build themselves a swanky £20million­ headquarters.
Exclusive: Corbyn to play Glastonbury (Daily Mirror)

There could soon be a political­ riff in the Labour party...as Jeremy Corbyn rocks tens of thousands of fans at Glastonbury.
My shame: Pervert footballer Adam Johnson confesses to ‘huge mistake’ (Sunday Mirror)

Pervert footballer Adam Johnson has told how he made “a huge mistake” but that he never expected to end up in jail over his...
World famous singer seduced tragic BBC girl at 15 (Sunday Mirror)

The girl at the centre of the Tony ­Blackburn sex scandal romped with a famous singer, her close pal reveals.
Putin’s killers left polonium trail at British embassy (Sunday Mirror)

Part of a British Embassy had to be locked down for a month after the suspected killers of rebel Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko contaminated...
My battle for justice over twisted dad who raped sister & me (Sunday People)

A woman who was raped ­repeatedly as a child by her ­father was ­denied ­compensation by a ­loophole that has caused pain for hundreds...
Star Wars actor John Boyega captured with Damilola on CCTV moments before schoolboy stabbed (Daily Mirror)

Star Wars actor John Boyega was a close pal of tragic Damilola Taylor and one of the last people to see him alive, the...
Apprentice star Elle hit by pal’s death in Ibiza during filming (Daily Mirror)

Apprentice candidate Elle Stevenson is hiding a secret heartache after her best friend died of an accidental drug overdose in Ibiza.
Nurse in ‘serious condition’ as she fights Ebola again (Daily Mirror)

TV presenter Carol Vorderman wished brave nurse Pauline Cafferkey a speedy recovery after medics confirmed the Ebola disease is still in her system –...
Meet the Pride of Britain: Pullout celebrating our 2015 award winners (Daily Mirror)

They are unsung heroes from different walks of life. They come from every part of the country and range in age from eight to...
Pride of Beckham: Legend to honour hero Brits (Daily Mirror)

David Beckham will add his special magic to the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards.
The 26-year-old whose heart and lungs are aged 90 (Sunday Mirror)

Brave Holly Joiner-Mason smiles shyly as she dresses up as a bride – fearing she may not live long enough to have a wedding...
‘Mo’s forgotten his roots. Dad read he’d wed in the papers, and we haven’t seen him for years’ (Sunday Mirror)

Father Muktar Farah, who brought him to the UK and helped to kickstart his career, was missing from the roaring crowd at the Olympic...
100 hours to save the NHS, and 1,000 reasons not to trust the Tories (Sunday Mirror)

NHS services have been beaten, battered and bruised for the past five years. Tory-led Coalition cuts have slashed healthcare to the bone, and David...
The transgender would-be MP, her lesbian lover and HER transgender former husband (Sunday Mirror)

Curtains are twitching in a small town where an unusual trio have become unlikely minor celebrities in the General Election.
UKIPOCRITES: Official UKIP merchandise made in foreign factories (Sunday Mirror)

Ukip is snubbing British business by buying tacky merchandise from a company that allegedly pays its foreign workers just 99p an hour.
Ant and tech: Insect behaviour holds key to stopping spam emails (Sunday People)

The way busy worker ants defend their nests is being studied by scientists – to help busy human workers defend their emails.
Deadly deceit of bus liar: Forgery link to smash that killed nurse (Daily Mirror)

Driver James Johnson had ignored the problem with his clutch and now his crony Fazal Karim Ali is in trouble for forging ID documents.
Cold-calling empire inspired by Wolf of Wall Street greed (Daily Mirror)

Movie The Wolf of Wall Street was a cautionary tale about the evils of greed. Yet there’s one investment firm that seems to admire...
Top barrister Andrew Thornhill QC in charity cash probe (Daily Mirror)

Andrew Thornhill is a well-respected tax barrister – a QC, no less. Not the sort of person you'd expect to bounce a cheque, let...
Jihadi John: Uni student who became a graduate in barbarity (Daily Mirror)

A former schoolmate of barbaric Mohammed Emwazi has told of his horror of learning the unmasked killer was his teenage friend.
Jihadi John revealed: Please avenge my dad (Daily Mirror)

Jihadi John, unmasked as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi today in America, was the only Muslim pupil in his class at St Mary Magdalene Church of...
Disney tax scheme: Ferguson and Eriksson among celebs facing £635m bill (Daily Mirror)

Former Man Utd chief Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-England boss Sven Goran Eriksson are among 287 investors facing huge cash demands from the tax...
Sports stars including Rory McIlroy and Sergio Aguero embroiled in HMRC tax probe (Daily Mirror)

Rory McIlroy, Sergio Aguero, Sir Steve Redgrave and other top sportsmen could face hefty bills after they invested in schemes being probed over tax...
Investigation: Sham ‘Parliamentary Yearbook’ close to collapse after 40 years (Daily Mirror)

Unofficial Parliamentary 'Bible' has been charging advertisers almost £5,000 – but all is not as it seems
David Cameron does a runner as he has his feathers ruffled by the Mirror Chicken (Daily Mirror)

Featherweight David Cameron proved to be a lame cluck Prime Minister yesterday after he ran away and hid from the Mirror Chicken.
Cam gets roasting: Mirror Chicken gives PM the bird over telly cop out (Daily Mirror)

Five years ago he ruled the roost in Westminster, striking fear into the hearts of the Tories and David Cameron. Now he’s back.
Miracle baby Harri back home for Christmas after being born four months early (Manchester Evening News)

After being born four months early weighing little more than a pound, tiny Harri Evans is a little Christmas miracle.
Battered boxer Anthony Crolla’s girlfriend tells of pride after champ attacked by burglars (Manchester Evening News)

Boxing champ Anthony Crolla’s girlfriend has today spoken of her pride that he was trying to do the right thing when burglars viciously attacked...
Dog set on policeman probing claims owner threw pig’s head at children (Manchester Evening News)

A vulnerable woman set her dog on a policeman probing claims she threw a pig’s head at children playing in the street near her...
Man jailed for 12 years over Daniel Dale murder has conviction quashed (Manchester Evening News)

A man jailed after being found guilty of the murder of teenager Daniel Dale has had his conviction quashed.
Couple who fleeced NHS in £1m scam then fled to Cyprus are jailed (Manchester Evening News)

A con artist couple who defrauded the NHS in a £1m scam have been jailed.
Girlfriend’s face slashed with razor blades during nine hours of torture (Manchester Evening News)

A vicious boyfriend tortured his girlfriend for nine hours, beating her so severely she was left with a perforated lung and unable to walk.
Police worker stole drugs from evidence lockers (Manchester Evening News)

A police employee helped himself to drugs from evidence stores before conspiring to sell them on through a band of accomplices.
Ex-policeman’s disgust as PIG’S HEAD is dumped in trashed car (Manchester Evening News)

An ex-policeman was targeted by sick thugs who smashed his car windows before dumping a severed pig’s head inside, the M.E.N. can reveal.
Aspiring rapper brutally beaten to death in cold blood (Manchester Evening News)

An aspiring rapper died after a brutal and sustained attack in a Manchester street, the M.E.N. can reveal.
Jailed architect ‘offered inmates £50k to kill his family’ (Manchester Evening News)

An architect jailed for ploughing a burning car into his ex-wife’s home offered a fellow prisoner £50,000 to kill her, their three young children...
Paedophile doctor jailed for 18 years after raping 10-year-old girl is struck off (Manchester Evening News)

A doctor jailed for 18 years over a series of sickening sexual assaults on a vulnerable girl has been banned from working again.
Holiday hell sees mum accused of terrorism (Manchester Evening News)

A mum was held under armed guard for nine hours after border guards mistakenly accused her of terrorism on the first day of a...
I caught hit and run driver… seven miles away (Manchester Evening News)

A motorist who sped off after causing a three-car smash was caught out when she pulled up alongside one of the victims in the...
‘I don’t know if I can forgive drug-crazed thief’, says pastor (Manchester Evening News)

A pastor says he doesn't know if he can forgive a drug-addled burglar who broke into his church in the dead of night.
Scramble for safety as dad pelts mother in law with eggs outside court (Manchester Evening News)

An angry father pelted his mother-in-law with eggs outside court after accusing her of barring him from contact with his son.
Students tell of fears after alley rape horror (Manchester Evening News)

Students say they are scared to travel home alone after a teenager was dragged into a back alley and raped minutes away from a...
Drunk mum kicked police officer in groin as children looked on (Manchester Evening News)

A drunk mum left a policeman in agony by kicking him in the groin after she was found stumbling through the street in the...
Woman, 76, stabbed in the neck by armed raider (Manchester Evening News)

A woman aged 76 is fighting for her life after being stabbed in the neck at home by a suspected intruder.
Mum loses baby in mugging horror (Manchester Evening News)

A husband left reeling after a mugging triggered his wife’s miscarriage said he would have killed the culprits if he laid his hands on...
Dodgy dentist’s not smiling any more (Manchester Evening News)

A dodgy dentist who offered cut-price tooth whitening was exposed after an undercover sting.
Daughter tells of horror as mum ‘reveals rape by DJs’ (Manchester Evening News)

A daughter told of her horror after learning celebrity DJs Jimmy Savile and Ray Teret allegedly raped her mother when she was a teenager.
Ebola could kill one million by Christmas (Irish Daily Mirror)

Ebola could kill a MILLION people by Christmas if help is not stepped up, an Irish aid worker warned yesterday.
Hospital’s blunders killed new mum Dhara (Irish Daily Mirror)

A first time mother who died a week after an emergency Caesarean section lost her life in medical misadventure, an inquest jury has found.
I’ve got the X Tractor (Irish Daily Mirror)

Mary Byrne proved she had the X Tractor as she joined a 124,500-strong army at the busiest day of the National Ploughing Championships.
Help… I’m moorooned (Irish Daily Mirror)

Coastguard crews launched a daring rescue after they herd a boat full of people was stranded dangerously close to rocks.
Irish punter scoops monster €87m Euromillions jackpot (Irish Daily Mirror)

One lucky Irish person is waking up this morning a whole lot richer after nabbing the winning Euromillions lottery ticket.
Exposed: The squalid conditions where asylum seekers are forced to live for years on end (Irish Daily Mirror)

These are the squalid conditions where hopeless asylum seekers are being held for years on end.
Kerry unites to back departed legend’s pub ahead of GAA final (Irish Daily Mirror)

Kerry GAA has rallied behind the family of one of its biggest fans – as they restore a pub he once owned to its...
Junior Cert teen in ecstasy overdose horror (Irish Daily Mirror)

A teenager was taken to hospital last night after collapsing outside a nightclub in a suspected ecstasy overdose.
Biker killed in fireball after head-on tractor crash (Irish Daily Mirror)

A motorcyclist was killed in a horrific head-on smash with a tractor as thick fog blanketed the country’s roads.
Horror as 100 huge spiders found in abandoned house (Irish Daily Mirror)

Horrified inspectors discovered an abandoned house infested with more than 100 lethal spiders.
The Bogeyman: ‘Fat Nick’ accused of beheading gran (Daily Mirror)

This is the man alleged to have beheaded defenceless great-gran Palmira Silva in her garden during a terrifying machete rampage.
Kicked out to live in a van: Pensioners evicted at dawn (Irish Daily Mirror)

Two grandparents kicked on to the streets in their pyjamas and locked out of their home faced spending last night in a van.
Desperate teachers bringing food to school for starving kids (Irish Daily Mirror)

One in five schoolchildren are arriving at school starving and unable to concentrate, shocking new research has found.
Irish emigrant quits country every 13 minutes (Irish Daily Mirror)

One person left Ireland every 13 minutes last year as emigration continued to hit the country.
Troubled triplet left Ireland to become Australia’s top dog whisperer (Irish Daily Mirror)

Dogs might baffle most humans but one Limerick man has broken down barriers to talk to the animals.
Sick trolls targeted politician in two-year campaign (Irish Daily Mirror)

A sick internet troll forced a politician to call in cops after she was targeted with vile abuse for two years.
Splash and grab: Outrage at fountain coins raid (Irish Daily Mirror)

A video of two men scooping up money from a fountain in a shopping centre has caused outrage after it was released online.
Baby dies in horror car crash (Irish Daily Mirror)

A baby boy died last night after being involved in a horrific car crash.
Nigerian con artists target Ebola victims with witch doctor ‘cure’ (Irish Daily Mirror)

Scammers are trying to get money out of Ebola victims by offering to cure them using black magic.
Dad’s fury as airport security stop him passing with baby’s bottle (Irish Daily Mirror)

A father has slammed airport security after being stopped carrying water for his infant daughter.
Wet an idiot: Fans demand punishment after footballer pees on pitch (Irish Daily Mirror)

Fans were left shocked after being treated to pre-match warm-up with a difference at yesterday's game between Cork and Mayo.
Gardai slammed after rise in racist attacks (Irish Daily Mirror)

Violent racist assaults have risen in recent months, human rights monitors have warned.
Wings of love: Bats sing love songs, Irish expert finds (Irish Daily Mirror)

Bats sing love songs to each other while flying around in the dark, an Irish academic has revealed.
Snout of business: Bizarre items on sale as insolvencies bite (Irish Daily Mirror)

Guns, knives and suits of armour are just some of the bizarre items being sold as insolvency cases continue to bite in post-Troika Ireland.
Garth Brooks fiasco cost fan €400 after hotel refused refund (Irish Daily Mirror)

A lifelong Garth Brooks fan claims the fiasco cost him more than €400 after a hotel refused a full refund.
Flesh-eating Ebola virus could hit Irish shores as outbreak spreads (Irish Daily Mirror)

The flesh-eating Ebola virus could reach Irish shores as the outbreak sweeping across parts of Africa spreads, a leading doctor has warned.
Dad’s fury as mum-to-be is grounded by Ryanair (Irish Daily Mirror)

A man claims his pregnant wife was threatened with removal by Ryanair staff who refused to let her fly.
Hare coursers accused of intimidating inspector as hundreds of animals maimed last year (Irish Daily Mirror)

Cruel hare coursers maimed hundreds of animals last year despite restrictions designed to curb the sport, campaigners have said.
I’ve been crippled with pain for SEVEN MONTHS thanks to HSE blunders (Irish Daily Mirror)

A student is crippled with pain thanks to a catalogue of errors by blundering HSE bosses.
Council’s £1.6m compensation pay-out (South Wales Echo)

Injured members of the public have been handed a share of £1.6m by Cardiff Council following a raft of successful compensation claims.
How injury claims cost Welsh authorities £3.7m (Western Mail)

Compensation worth at least £3.7m was paid out by authorities across Wales over the past three years, new figures have revealed.
Tennis elbow rules me out of attack, says man accused of attempted murder (South Wales Echo)

A man accused of trying to drown a woman in the River Taff told police tennis elbow meant he could not have taken part...
People power wins as families break down closed park’s gates (South Wales Echo)

Victoria Park was flooded with families looking after children home from school after its gates were forced open yesterday.
Harnessing passports to rein in city’s stray horses (South Wales Echo)

Horse owners who leave their animals to roam the streets of Cardiff could face a fresh crackdown.
Popstar Jessie J pledges £2k for Ruby’s brand new bicycle (South Wales Echo)

When Ruby Haxter’s family and friends put on a fundraiser for a new wheelchair the last person they expected to hear from was popstar...
Tributes to father killed in Belgium bike crash (South Wales Echo)

A dad of two killed as he motorcycled through Belgium with friends had been looking for a place in France to live with his...
RAF fighter jets in close call above Welsh skies (Western Mail)

Fighter jets which came close to crashing in the skies above North Wales have sparked a widespread review into Royal Air Force operational safety.
Plaid Cymru slammed for ‘rank hypocrisy’ over Japan nuclear trip (Western Mail)

Senior Plaid Cymru Assembly Members have been accused of “rank hypocrisy” after joining a nuclear fact-finding trip to Japan despite outspoken opposition to nuclear...
Welsh voters want immigration crackdown (Western Mail)

Most people in Wales believe tighter rules need to be brought in to control immigration, a startling survey has revealed.
Family’s heartbreak at son’s terrorism video (Western Mail)

The devastated father of a British student who appeared in a shocking video promoting extremist terror group Isis has told how he broke down...
Family’s heartbreak as son appears in jihadi video (South Wales Echo)

The devastated father of a British student who appeared in a shocking video promoting extremist terror group Isis has told how he broke down...
Labour would launch review into devolution (Western Mail)

A Labour government would review devolution across the UK if it won next year’s general election, it has been announced.
World Cup tie-up shoots mascot to fame in Brazil (Western Mail)

This touching photograph shows even the highest paid football stars know how to lend a hand.
Special needs teacher ‘dragged boy across class’ (Western Mail)

A special needs teacher accused of dragging a pupil across a classroom floor said her career had been ripped apart by the allegations she...
Probe launched after police ‘miss’ messages identifying Watkins victims (South Wales Echo)

A probe has been launched after a public message identifying victims of sex predator Ian Watkins was sent to South Wales Police.
Get on your bikes and ride (South Wales Echo)

Bans on cycling in parks could be lifted if town hall chiefs agree to a groundbreaking change in Cardiff’s bylaws today.
Police slammed over failures that led to claw hammer attack (South Wales Echo)

A woman was savagely attacked with a claw hammer by her rapist boyfriend while her children looked on after South Wales Police ignored repeated...
Carer ‘stripped to his pants’ in elderly woman’s kitchen (South Wales Echo)

An occupational therapist stripped to his underpants and strolled around an elderly patient's home while using her washing machine, a disciplinary tribunal heard.
Care home boss punished over ‘saggy breasts’ jibe (Western Mail)

A care home boss who told an elderly woman she had “saggy” breasts that she should tuck into her skirt has been punished by...
Nurse so drunk she slept in patient’s bed (North Wales Daily Post)

A nurse was so drunk she had to be taken away from the care home she worked at in an ambulance on New Year's...
Cops caught in the act: South Wales Police disciplinaries exposed (South Wales Echo)

South Wales Police disciplined 127 of its own staff over misconduct in the past five years, the Echo can reveal.
Nurse’s sex calls with female killer (South Wales Echo)

A nurse who set out on a “sexual” telephone relationship with a murderer was cautioned after admitting misconduct.
Goodbye, supergran (South Wales Echo)

Tributes have been paid to Beryl O’Flynn, the legendary Cardiff “supergran” who died earlier this month.
Tory MPs Cairns and Bebb attacked over wind turbine firm cash (Western Mail)

Two Conservative MPs have been accused of 'rank hypocrisy' over £10,000 they took in donations from a Russian wind farm developer.
Ed Balls delivers Ukip ‘heirs to Thatcher’ warning (Western Mail)

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls visited Barry Island yesterday in a last ditch battle for votes ahead of local and European elections this Thursday.
Universities under fire from students for police data disclosures (Wales on Sunday)

Universities in Wales passed private student details to police at least 162 times in the last three years in connection with crimes from driving...
Boko Haram bomb suspect was radicalised during Welsh years (South Wales Echo)

A man accused of being a ringleader of Islamist group Boko Haram appears to have been radicalised while studying at university in South Wales.
Smoothie firm fined £80k over engineer’s death (South Wales Echo)

A fruit juice manufacturer has been fined £80,000 over errors that led to a promising young employee’s avoidable death.
‘Kill infidels’ rant of Boko Haram Brit (Daily Mirror)

A British-born student accused of being a ringleader of Islamist group Boko Haram dubbed himself ‘The Lion of God’ and threatened to cut the...
Hurdle ace Jackson in tax avoidance scheme (Western Mail)

Olympic hero and television star Colin Jackson was involved in a large scale tax avoidance scheme that reaped millions in rewards for its members,...
School pupils taken ill after ‘legal high’ (Western Mail)

Seven pupils at a West Wales school were taken to hospital after they are believed to have taken a "legal high".
Taxi driver posts a drunken Scott Watson’s shoe 400 miles back home (South Wales Echo)

A drunken reveller is pleading for help to track down a Cardiff taxi driver who posted his missing shoe back to Scotland after it...
Mersey cops probe 29 of their own (Liverpool Echo)

Merseyside Police opened disciplinary procedures against 29 officers over alleged misconduct in the past year, the ECHO can reveal.
Avoidable diabetic emergencies hit 3,500 in one year (Western Mail)

Ambulances rushed to the aid of diabetic patients more than 3,500 times in the space of a year across Wales, new figures have revealed.
Tragic Sophie’s cancer death controversy reaches Parliament (Liverpool Echo)

Tragic teenager Sophie Jones’s dying wish moved one step closer as MPs gathered for a landmark debate the lessons that could be learned after...
Mum let her son, 10, start X-ray on teen (Western Mail)

A radiographer let her 10-year-old son start an X-ray machine during a clinical exam on a 15-year-old girl at a South Wales hospital.
Derby day brawl cop back on duty (Liverpool Echo)

A police officer who was charged with perverting the course of justice after the notorious King Harry derby day pub brawl is set to...
Family slams hospital over care failures (Western Mail)

The family of a dying man let down by hospital staff have spoken out after an investigation found serious failures.
Welsh street stuck in UK broadband’s slowest lane (Western Mail)

A street in Wales has come out rock bottom in a UK-wide survey of broadband speeds.
Use of armed cops on the rise (Liverpool Echo)

Merseyside had the third-highest number of armed police deployments in England and Wales last year, the ECHO can reveal.
Fraud team probe UKIP MEP Trevor Colman (Daily Mirror)

A second UKIP MEP is facing a sleaze inquiry over his use of allowances.
How our police save sex workers (Liverpool Echo)

Violent offenders who target prostitutes are 10 times more likely to be caught on Merseyside than elsewhere in the country.
‘I sold my medals to pay bedroom tax’ (Liverpool Echo)

A Falklands war veteran forced to sell his war medals to make ends meet has hit out at government ministers over their “disgusting” welfare...
Tragic Sophie’s cancer death set for debate weeks earlier than expected (Liverpool Echo)

Campaigners demanding action after the death of Sophie Jones have been granted a debate in Parliament, weeks earlier than was expected.
Sophie debate delays feared (Liverpool Echo)

Campaigners calling for change following the tragic death of Merseyside teenager Sophie Jones could be forced to wait months for a debate over cervical...
City cops taser naked knifewoman (Liverpool Echo)

A naked woman was tasered after apparently running amok in a Liverpool street.
Firebombed: Arsonists torch innocent family in kidnapper’s former home (Liverpool Echo)

Arsonists firebombed a kidnapper’s former home late on Saturday night in a potentially lethal case of mistaken identity.
Girl, 15, stabbed in broad daylight (Liverpool Echo)

A teenager has been arrested after a schoolgirl was stabbed in the stomach in Liverpool.
Jailed Liverpool crime kingpin is back in country (Liverpool Echo)

Infamous Liverpool crimelord Delroy Showers has been moved back to the UK after being imprisoned in Denmark five years ago.
Teacher who preyed on young boys jailed (Liverpool Echo)

A former Merseyside teacher who preyed on young boys was jailed for two years over a prolonged series of sexual assaults.
‘Gangster’ dog blitz: 22 killed

Banned danger dogs were destroyed by the police after their owners failed to abide by stringent court conditions.
Please give my photos of Sophie back (Liverpool Echo)

Sophie Jones’ family left devastated by theft of hundreds of photos of tragic teenager.
Sophie Jones petition breaks record (Liverpool Echo)

The e-petition for a debate on cervical cancer testing started in Sophie Jones' memory has now secured more signatures than any other.
Student suspected of planning terrorist attack barred from UK (Liverpool Echo)

A Liverpool student suspected of planning a terrorist attack has been denied the right to return to the UK.
Sophie: the warnings that were ignored (Liverpool Echo)

Sophie Jones’ death could have been avoided if health chiefs had responded to warnings after the death of 23-year-old Mercedes Curnow in 2011, her...
Sophie: We want the world to see what cancer did to our girl (Liverpool Echo)

This is the shocking picture that shows the toll cancer took on 19-year-old Sophie Jones before she died.
Prime Minister pledges to step in over tragic death of Sophie Jones (Liverpool Echo)

The Prime Minister has stepped into the debate over the tragic death of Merseyside teenager Sophie Jones.
BNP bodyguard in ‘gay abuse’ arrest (Daily Mirror)

BNP leader Nick Griffin's bodyguard has been arrested after a woman said she was the victim of homophobic abuse.
Teenage model dies of cervical cancer after being told she was too young to get it (Liverpool Echo)

An aspiring teenage model died from cervical cancer after being refused a smear test because doctors said she was too young to get the...
BNP chief’s bodyguard arrested over homophobic abuse claim (Liverpool Echo)

The bodyguard of British National Party leader Nick Griffin was released on bail after being arrested in St Helens.
Three bank heists hit Liverpool in 18 hours (Liverpool Echo)

An arrest has been made in connection with three raids on Merseyside banks in just 18 hours.
Wine bar could be forced to close after Premier League sues over foreign football broadcasts (Liverpool Echo)

A Liverpool bar could be forced to close after it was ordered to pay £65,000 to the Premier League over copyright infringement.
Manhunt under way after motorbike drive-by shooting (Liverpool Echo)

A manhunt is under way for motorcycle gunmen who targeted three taxi passengers with a shotgun in a brazen drive-by shooting.
Cannabis farmer jailed over smoke grenade (Liverpool Echo)

A Liverpool man who set up his own small-scale cannabis farm was jailed for 15 months after police found a military-grade smoke grenade in...
Widow resorted to food banks when benefits withdrawn two days after husband’s death (Liverpool Echo)

A widow said she was left reliant on food banks after benefits bosses cut payments and held up funeral bills two days after her...
MP’s outrage at rail bosses over deaths (Liverpool Echo)

A Liverpool MP has hit out at rail bosses for high death rates at level crossings and their “callous” handling of fatalities.
‘Sold for sex on Facebook’ (Liverpool Echo)

A Merseyside man appeared in court accused of selling a 15-year-old girl for sex through a brothel he ran from his home on Facebook.
The billions going into the ‘fat cat’ wallets of landlords (Liverpool Echo)

More than £680m worth of taxpayers’ money was spent on subsidising rents across Merseyside last year, the ECHO can reveal.
Just 2% of crooks’ profits recovered (Liverpool Echo)

Prosecutors are only recovering 2% of the huge multi-million pound profits being made by Merseyside criminals.
Fury at airport blitz on drivers (Liverpool Echo)

Angry motorists have attacked what they say are aggressive parking policies at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport.
Cops use CS spray on boy, 15 (Liverpool Echo)

A 15-year-old boy was wrestled to the ground by police and sprayed with tear gas as horrified shoppers looked on, a court heard.
TREE HOUSE! (Liverpool Echo)

This is the 60ft-tall fallen tree that has turned a retired businessman’s home into a tourist attraction.
Loan firm wants to seize my home (Liverpool Echo)

A pensioner who the ECHO helped save from eviction over 30 years ago is set to lose her home to a finance company over...
GEEBS claims seventh victim (Liverpool Echo)

Four more people have been taken to hospital as the new drug craze sweeping Liverpool continues to take its toll.
Track Bulger trolls (Liverpool Echo)

A Liverpool councillor has warned vile hoaxers pretending to be one of James Bulger’s killers will not be stopped unless Twitter takes action.
Vince Cable admits Liverpool could lose out in local tax policy (Liverpool Echo)

A top minister has admitted the government’s policy to let councils manage money raised by local business taxation could leave Merseyside councils facing more...
Luciana top for tweets (Liverpool Echo)

Merseyside MPs have sent more than 40,000 tweets since they started using social media, new analysis shows.
Liver Birds and Z Cars star dies (Liverpool Echo)

Ken Jones, the Liverpool-born actor who had a string of leading roles across stage, film and television has died aged 83.
Devil dog attacks: grim toll revealed (Liverpool Echo)

Knowsley has the highest number of hospital admissions for dog attacks in England, shock figures have revealed.
Bed warmer kills Wirral pensioner (Liverpool Echo)

A fatal fire in Wallasey could have been caused by a microwaveable bed warmer, investigators said.
Liverpool tops drugs death table (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool is the drug death capital of England and sees more cocaine-related deaths than Greater London, a shocking new report revealed.
The £600,000 housing gap (Liverpool Echo)

MORE than £600,000 separated Merseyside's most and least expensive streets last year.
School axes £8,000 junket (Liverpool Echo)

A Liverpool school has been blasted for taking teachers on taxpayer-funded trips to Center Parcs.
Anfield plans moving ahead (Liverpool Echo)

Town Hall chiefs today launched a month-long consultation on Anfield’s £260m regeneration.
Fury at club shop jobs axe (Liverpool Echo)

Outraged fans have criticised a decision to make up to five staff at Everton’s Goodison Park megastore redundant.
Merseyside cancer sufferer hit with £140 energy bills that cancel out his pension (Liverpool Echo)

A Merseyside pensioner suffering from cancer revealed how his energy bill rocketed to £140 a week – the same amount he received in his...
Vandals go on wrecking spree in north Liverpool car park (Liverpool Echo)

A nurse told of her anger after her car was smashed by vandals while she watched a film at the cinema.
Huge digital advertising screens planned for Liverpool (Liverpool Echo)

Huge digital advertising screens will be put up at strategic sites across Liverpool in a plan to net £850,000 for the city council.
Cleveland Police reveal £2,500 list of items stolen as officers combat criminals (Evening Gazette)

Thieves targeted Cleveland Police’s own staff at least 23 times in the last three years.
ASBO shame is worst in country (Evening Gazette)

ASBOs on Teesside are breached at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country, according to new figures.
£2.7m to fight deadly asbestos dust (Evening Gazette)

Teesside's ongoing asbestos legacy has been exposed after it emerged councils have set aside millions to compensate workers.
Self-harm shame as region tops table in UK ‘epidemic’ (Sunday Sun)

Youngsters in the region are self harming more than anywhere else in the country, worrying new figures have revealed.
Our community left to live with broken promises (Evening Gazette)

When Ray Mallon announced eight years ago that nearly 1,500 Gresham homes were to be demolished he said the area was a “cancer” that...
Family left trapped in lift (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

A family paying tribute to fallen soldiers missed Newcastle’s remembrance day parade after getting trapped in a council lift.
We’re still thriving thanks to people power (Evening Gazette)

People feared the worst when one of Middlesbrough’s most vibrant community centres announced it was facing closure last year.
A mixed bag from comedian Burnham (The Journal)

Bo Burnham demonstrates how difficult it has been to follow up his critically-acclaimed Edinburgh run at the Tyne Theatre.
Park properly or someone will be killed (Evening Gazette)

A CYCLIST who came inches from death has called for harsh punishments to be handed out to drivers who park in cycle lanes.
Patients to be sent as far as Leeds for private treatment if waiting times do not improve (Evening Gazette)

Patients will be sent as far as Leeds for expensive private sector treatment if waiting times at James Cook University Hospital do not improve.
Social care fears may spark strikes (Evening Gazette)

STRIKE action is looming over reforms that unions warn could put vulnerable children at risk.
Firm stays quiet on mine waste dump plan (Evening Gazette)

Time is running out on controversial proposals to dump industrial waste in mines near homes on Teesside.
Life or death delays must stop soon, 999 chiefs told (Evening Gazette)

EMERGENCY services on Teesside have been told they must improve after it emerged delays have forced police to use their cars as makeshift ambulances.
Teessiders pay a fatal price for deprivation (Evening Gazette)

PEOPLE on Teesside die up to seven years before southerners, according to new figures.
Our plan to Swerve and protect building’s future (Evening Gazette)

A DAUGHTER and a coach have inspired a businessman to transform a community centre earmarked for demolition into a table tennis centre.
Tees healthcare facing £26m cuts (Evening Gazette)

Healthcare funding could be slashed by £26m on Teesside if new NHS plans go ahead.
Tablets could help ease the pain of cuts (Evening Gazette)

Tablet computers could be handed out to councillors in a new cost-cutting idea.
Schools close as teachers join rally (Evening Gazette)

Strikes forced about 58 schools on Teesside to close after teachers took action against pay and conditions.
Teen warned over Twitter threat to kill Boro boss (Evening Gazette)

A teenager has received a police warning after using Twitter to threaten to kill Tony Mowbray.
A ‘small favour’ is a big deal as woman’s finger is saved (The Journal / Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

FIREFIGHTERS have been hailed as a band of heroes after freeing a woman’s finger at the end of a four-hour ordeal.
Town facing battle to make ends meet (Evening Gazette)

Vital cash for struggling public services is to be slashed by almost twice the national rate on Teesside.
Region faces 57% more cuts than rest of the UK (The Journal)

Vital cash for struggling public services is to be slashed by up to 57% more than the national rate across the North East, a...
Unions’ fury as website offers unpaid placements (Newcastle Evening Chronicle / The Journal)

Unpaid work placements for young people have been axed after angry unions demanded a U-turn from council bosses.
Walking wards ‘is a waste’ (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

A TRIAL of new 'walkabout' ward meetings has been branded a waste of time, after attracting just a quarter of the residents who normally...
Anger at plans to axe meetings (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

A row has erupted after plans to ditch regular meetings between councillors and their constituents were announced.
Radio DJ in hit and run bike horror (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

Breakfast DJ Gary Philipson has told how a laughing hit and run driver slammed into his bicycle.
EU KIP (The Daily Mirror)

UKIP has been branded Europe’s laziest party after figures revealed its MEPs top the skivers’ league.
Al Jazeera denies claims 20 UK journalism jobs are at risk and promises expansion ahead of Shard move (Press Gazette)

Al Jazeera has denied claims jobs are at risk in its UK newsroom following reports that around 20 journalists are to be sent to...
Johnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield paid £700k during his first year (Press Gazette)

The board of Johnston Press was paid nearly £2.3m in salary and benefits last year.
Ian Dowds to step down as managing director of digital media at Trinity Mirror after six months in job (Press Gazette)

Trinity Mirror's managing director of digital media has resigned after six months with the company.
Johnston Press announces plans for up to 30 job losses at Scottish titles (Press Gazette)

Johnston Press has announced restructuring plans that could lead to the loss of up to 30 editorial positions in Scotland.
NME Radio ceases broadcasting as publisher IPC announces decision to bring station back in-house (Press Gazette)

NME Radio stopped broadcasting at midday on Monday, shortly before NME magazine owners IPC Media announced a decision to bring the station back in-house.
Northern Ireland First Minister responds to questions about foreign trip with call for readers to stop buying paper (Press Gazette)

Northern Ireland's First Minister has caused outrage after suggesting people should boycott Belfast-based newspaper The Irish News.
BBC receives nearly 600 complaints over Boris Johnson interview (Press Gazette)

The BBC has now received nearly 600 complaints over Eddie Mair's interview with Boris Johnson on the Andrew Marr Show.
New app allows readers to pay for Mirror titles in newsagents with their mobile phone (Press Gazette)

Trinity Mirror has launched a free app which allows readers to buy newspapers via their mobile phone.
Associated Press strikes legal blow against content aggregators after winning Meltwater case (Press Gazette)

Associated Press has won its US case against the media monitoring firm Meltwater, after accusing the company of unlawfully using headlines and excerpts without...
Mirror’s reopened trainee scheme: It is ‘a factory of talented young journalists’ (Press Gazette)

When Press Gazette revealed that Trinity Mirror was bringing back its training scheme this year the decision was applauded across the industry. A brief...
How Times defied legal threats on tax cheat scoop (Press Gazette)

It has been six months since David Cameron publicly denounced Jimmy Carr's tax avoidance and public fury erupted at the news that celebrities such...
Publishers say ABC magazine figures don’t reflect digital sales growth (Press Gazette)

Industry auditor the ABC is facing criticism from magazine publishers for releasing headline sales figures which do not reflect digital growth.
Brum Mail reporter who resigned in drunken YouTube video becomes star of documentary (Press Gazette)

An ex-Birmingham Mail reporter whose drunken video resignation was viewed more than 350,000 times on Youtube and broadcast on television stations around the world...
The accused: At least 55 UK journalists arrested since April 2011 (Press Gazette)

At least 55 journalists have now been arrested in the last two years as a result of police investigations stemming from the phone-hacking scandal.
Campaign group urges editors to ban disparaging age references from news reports (Press Gazette)

The Editors’ Code of Practice should be changed to ban journalists from making pejorative references to people’s age, according to a leading media training...
Gerry McCann: Watering down Leveson now would make whole inquiry a waste of time (Press Gazette)

The father of missing Madeleine McCann has said "watering down" Lord Leveson’s proposals through a Royal Charter would mean the entire inquiry had been...
Edinburgh students’ union accused of attack on press freedom over gag order on newspaper (Press Gazette)

The University of Edinburgh Students’ Union has been accused of an attack on press freedom after taking legal action against the publication of an...
Nobody can stop UKIP now? (Nucleus)

What do UKIP's recent by-election gains really mean for the party's future, and its stake in mainstream UK politics?
Babysitter planned how to abuse and murder girls (The Times)

A babysitter who made films of himself sexually abusing young girls and produced a guide outlining his plans to kidnap and murder schoolchildren has...
Student denies being leader of Anonymous ‘hacktivists’ (The Times)

A student using the online nickname “Nerdo” was one of the leaders of a gang of computer hackers that cost major companies millions of...
History of the graphic novel (The Times)

A brief history of the graphic novel.
Fan ‘threw bottle at Bolt but was unwell’ (The Times)

A sports fan admits that he threw a beer bottle at Usain Bolt at the start of the men’s 100m final at the London...
Cameron induces backbench vomiting (PoliticsHome)

Cameron induces backbench vomiting

Followers of Tory MP Michael Fabricant may have been alarmed to discover the virulent effect of his...

UK and Ecuador in diplomatic row (PoliticsHome)

UK and Ecuador in diplomatic row

The Foreign Office has sparked a diplomatic row with Ecuador after threatening to withdraw their...

Classic(al) Boris (PoliticsHome)

Classic(al) Boris

The Olympics start this week, and the atmosphere in London is reaching fever pitch ahead of the opening ceremony...

Sir George Young: Lords programme motion will be in the autumn (PoliticsHome)

Sir George Young: Lords programme motion will be in the autumn

Sir George Young said Tuesday’s vote showed the “huge majority”...

David Cameron: EU has made important steps, but there is more to do (PoliticsHome)

David Cameron: EU has made important steps, but there is more to do

David Cameron has said he secured a growth...

Lib Dems to abstain on Hunt (PoliticsHome)

Lib Dems to abstain on Hunt

Nick Clegg has told Liberal Democrat MPs they can abstain from tomorrow’s vote on Jeremy...

Syrian diplomats to be expelled (PoliticsHome)

Syrian diplomats to be expelled

William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, has announced that the Syrian Chargé D’Affaires is to be expelled...

Time to tame our four-legged fiends (The Independent)

Time to tame our four-legged fiends

Abbie Varrow was happily jumping up and down on her friend’s trampoline when she was...

Push for reform of Dangerous Dogs Act (i)

Push for reform of Dangerous Dogs Act

Abbie Varrow was happily jumping up and down on her friend’s trampoline when she...

Time to tame our four-legged fiends (independent.co.uk)

Time to tame our four-legged fiends

Abbie Varrow was happily jumping up and down on her friend’s trampoline when she was...

What next for Putin’s Russia? (The Frontline Club)

What next for Putin’s Russia?

Against a backdrop of growing discontent, and widespread allegations of fraud, Russia’s recent elections heralded Vladimir Putin’s...

Defending collaboration (The Frontline Club)

Defending collaboration, with A. A. Gill and Tom Craig

The advent of new media has seen an increasing pressure placed upon...

A first brush with justice (Open Justice UK)

A first brush with justice

The last two days were a new experience. When I moved to London six months ago I had...

Frei at The Frontline Club (The Frontline Club)

Frei at The Frontline Club

A packed house at The Frontline Club heard Matt Frei regale them with tales from his long and...

Rebuilding Libya (The Frontline Club)

Rebuilding Libya 

Much has happened since this time last year. The 15th of February 2011 saw the first Libyans take to the...

American Muslim: Freedom, Faith and Fear (The Frontline Club)

American Muslim: Freedom, Faith and Fear

A lot has changed in the years since 9/11. The date itself has become emblematic...

Cairo and the super rich (The Frontline Club)

Cairo and the super rich

Forty percent of Egyptians live on less than $2 a day, and Egypt receives an average...

Brave cancer survivor from Islington takes to catwalk (The Islington Gazette)

Brave cancer survivor from Islington takes to catwalk 

A breast cancer survivor is gearing for a catwalk appearance to support others...

Family raises cash to help cancer boy (The Islington Gazette)

Islington family of cancer toddler fundraising

Relatives of a three-year-old cancer sufferer are holding an evening of curry and...

Huge success of fun day as family charity reaches out (The Islington Gazette)

Huge success of fun day as family charity reaches out

Around 100 people turned out for a summer barbecue hosted by...

Film discovery turns spotlight on a ‘forgotten’ film studios (The Islington Gazette)

Film discovery turns spotlight on a ‘forgotten’ film studios

The surprise discovery of a lost Alfred Hitchcock film has brought attention...

Motoring penalties hit seven-year low (The Islington Gazette)

Motoring penalties hit seven-year low

Parking tickets and driving fines are at a seven-year low in the borough.

There were a total...

University dreams (The Islington Gazette)

University dreams

Two students are about to take the next steps towards their dreams of studying medicine at university.

Holloway School pupils...

The Tea Party: Salt of the earth, or Astro-Turf?

The Tea Party: Salt of the earth, or Astro-Turf?

The USA’s mid-term elections saw widespread gains for Republicans, but...

Where’s my money? (Impact Magazine)

Where’s my money?

The Coalition is currently debating the possibility of imposing fines upon universities deemed to be charging “unreasonably high”...

The problem with ID cards (Impact Magazine)

The problem with ID cards

“Instead of wasting hundreds of millions of pounds on compulsory ID cards as the...





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