Mother of brain-damaged boy says God, not doctors, should decide when he dies

A Pentecostal Christian whose brain-damaged 11-month-old son is at the centre of a life-support treatment battle has told a High Court judge that God, not doctors, should decide when the little boy dies.

The children's ward at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley is to close

Ministers accused of betrayal over hospital children’s ward closure

Opposition parties have accused the Scottish Government of breaking an election promise and betraying families by approving plans to close the children’s ward at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

Germaine Greer wrote pioneering feminist text The Female Eunuch

Germaine Greer attacks ‘whingeing’ Me Too movement

Germaine Greer has criticised the Me Too movement, claiming women who “spread (their) legs” for Harvey Weinstein in exchange for film roles should stop “whingeing”.

Police are investigating a fresh allegation of historical sexual assault made against John Worboys (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Fresh allegation of historical sexual assault made against black cab rapist John Worboys

Police are investigating a fresh allegation of historical sexual assault understood to have been made against black cab rapist John Worboys.

Ethan Stables is on trial at Leeds Crown Court (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

White supremacist ‘planned murderous attack on gay pride pub event’

A white supremacist with “a deep-seated hatred of black, Jewish, Muslim and especially gay people” was planning a “murderous attack” on a Pride event using a machete and an axe, a court has heard.

Police were called to Brighouse shortly after lunchtime on Tuesday (Peter Byrne/PA)

Security guard ‘sprayed with substance during cash in transit robbery’

A security guard is believed to have had a substance sprayed in his face as he was attacked during a cash in transit robbery.

Jim Gamble (Paul Faith/PA)

Ex-police chief wants masquerading as a child online made an offence

Masquerading as a child online should become a criminal offence to help snare predators and deter vigilante paedophile hunters, an inquiry has heard.

Unison officials narrowly voted against a proposed deal of a 2% rise for most council and support staff (Niall Carson/PA)

Pay offer to local government workers is final, say employers

Local government employers have made it clear a two-year pay offer is “final” after union leaders recommended rejection.

The CQC has carried out a review into detentions under the Mental Health Act (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Rise in mental health detentions ‘suggests a system under considerable pressure’

A steep rise in the number of detentions of mentally unwell people could be a sign that the health service is under “considerable pressure”, health inspectors have warned.

The teenager was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court (Rui Vieira/PA)

Boy, 16, convicted of knife murder after ‘dreadful escalation of events’

A teenage boy has been convicted of murder after he stabbed a man who confronted him in the chest.

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Government unit to counter ‘fake news’

The Government is to create a new unit to counter fake news and disinformation by foreign powers, Downing Street has said.

Barry Bennell denies a string of sex abuse allegations (PA)

Bennell ‘abused boy after talk by Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall’

An alleged victim of Barry Bennell has told a court he was abused by the former football coach in the changing rooms of Crewe Alexandra after a talk given by Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall.

In recent months North Korea has conducted several increasingly sophisticated nuclear tests as it expanded its missile programme

North Korea could develop weapons to strike Britain within two years, MPs have heard

North Korea could develop weapons within the next two years that may be capable of reaching and striking Britain, MPs have heard.

The CMA has provisionally blocked 21st Century Fox's deal to takeover Sky (David Jones/PA)

Murdoch’s bid for Sky provisionally blocked by UK regulator

Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7 billion takeover bid for Sky has been provisionally blocked by the competition watchdog due to fears it would hand the media mogul too much control over UK media.

The owner of Andrex toilet tissue and Huggies nappies unveiled a swingeing cost-cutting drive (Which?/PA)

Andrex maker Kimberly-Clark puts hundreds of UK jobs in doubt

The future of around 1,600 UK jobs has been thrown into doubt after the owner of Andrex toilet tissue and Huggies nappies unveiled a swingeing cost-cutting drive.

Toby the collie was rescued by firefighters and taken to the vets (Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service/PA)

Dog rescued from river had ‘swum the Tyne’

Firefighters who rescued an elderly Border Collie from a marina after he went missing six days ago think the dog had swum across the River Tyne.

Boris Johnson was backed by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after a Cabinet meeting in which he demanded more money for the NHS after Brexit (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Boris Johnson’s call for extra NHS cash after Brexit backed by Health Secretary

Boris Johnson’s call for extra spending on the NHS after Brexit has been backed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

How well students perform in exams may largely depend on genes linked to intelligence (PA)

Rare genes have a big impact on intelligence, study finds

Genes we are born with account for more than half the differences in intelligence between people, a study has shown.

Court artist sketch of Darren Osborne (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

Finsbury Park accused ‘wanted to kill all Muslims’

An unemployed man accused of carrying out a terror attack in Finsbury Park claimed he was a soldier and told pub-goers “I’m going to kill all Muslims” just days before the attack, a court has heard.

Molly McLaren, who was stabbed to death n a shopping centre car park (Kent Police/PA)

Man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend in frenzied stabbing

A man stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in a frenzied attack in a shopping centre car park after begging her not to break up with him, a court heard.

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