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Nissan chief urges Government 'clarity' on Brexit amid investment concerns

One of Britain's largest car manufacturers has been urged to continue investing after it said delays in Brexit negotiations could have a negative impact.

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Girl tells court of smiling for photos before sex attacker struck

A girl smiled for selfies taken by a man before he sexually assaulted her in a park because she did not want to have an "unhappy face" on the photos, she told a court.

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Liberty-depriving applications reach highest level ever

Applications to deprive people of their liberty - through methods such as straps, restraints or behaviour-controlling medicines - are at their highest ever level.

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Priest accused of diverting donations made to church denies fraud

A Roman Catholic priest has denied allegations of fraud after he was accused of diverting money donated to his church by parishioners.

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Three men deny 'joint enterprise' sexual assault on schoolgirl

A schoolgirl was sexually assaulted by three men in a park moments after her friend was also molested by one of the attackers, a court heard.

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Shop owner faces trial accused of selling 'fully loaded' streaming set-top boxes

A shop owner will go on trial accused of selling video-streaming set-top boxes that allow access to paid-for content for free.

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Driver who shared six bottles of wine before fatal hit-and-run jailed

A "cowardly and inhumane" driver was jailed for six years after he was caught on CCTV sharing six bottles of wine in a pub before he killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run.

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Two-thirds of us want more rest, study shows

Two-thirds of people feel they need more rest in their lives, according to a worldwide study.

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Gosforth man, 65, jailed for 10-mile drive on three wheels after wall crash

A man who drove for 10 miles on three wheels with sparks and debris flying off his car as police pursued him has been jailed.

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Labour vows 'global leadership role' in push for worldwide nuclear disarmament

A Labour government under Jeremy Corbyn would make successful multilateral nuclear disarmament talks its principal foreign policy objective, Emily Thornberry has suggested.

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Police 'not aware of evidence' linking Halliwell to missing chef case

Detectives looking for missing university chef Claudia Lawrence have said they are not aware of any evidence that double murderer Christopher Halliwell was involved her disappearance.

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Ashley takes reins of Sport Direct after 'right arm' man quits

Billionaire Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley is to become chief executive of the retailer, taking the reins after long standing boss Dave Forsey resigned from the firm.

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42% of children have not had dental check-up in last year

More than four out of 10 children have not visited a dentist in the last year, and the figure is rising.

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Giant Greggs pasty-shaped collection box suggested in battle against beggars

A collection box in the shape of a large Greggs pasty could be put on a city's streets to help in the battle against nuisance beggars, a councillor has said.

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Man filmed leaping between roofs of newbuild homes

Police have issued a warning after footage emerged of a man jumping between two new houses on a building site.

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Street names to honour police officers killed in line of duty

Police officers who died in the line of duty will have streets named after them on a new housing estate being built on the site of a former force headquarters.

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Labour buoyed by victories in council by-elections

Labour has shrugged off divisions over the leadership to score a hat-trick of council by-election gains as activists gather for their party conference in Liverpool.

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Knowsley tops UK table for babies born to unmarried parents

Almost three in four babies in Knowsley, Merseyside, are born outside marriage or a civil partnership - the highest proportion in the UK.

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Prison officer jailed for lesbian affair with inmate

A prison officer who kissed and fondled an inmate while they had a lesbian affair behind bars has been jailed for six months.

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Huntington's disease woman 'can be moved to specialist unit'

A woman who is suffering from Huntington's disease can be taken from her home and moved to a specialist unit, a judge has ruled after a hearing in a specialist court.

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