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Merseyrail to run services on Grand National day despite strike by workers

Merseyrail is to run its usual service on the day of the Grand National, before and after the races, despite a strike by workers, the company announced.

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'Remember Me' garden created for dementia sufferers at RHS Tatton Flower Show

A garden filled with plants popular in the 1960s and 1970s to comfort people with dementia will form part of the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Tatton Flower Show this summer.

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Man quizzed over death of British woman at Australian strip club

A man has been questioned by detectives probing the death of a British woman at an Australian strip club.

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Hospital trust probed over death rate to leave special measures

A hospital trust which was placed into special measures following a review into higher-than-expected death rates is to come out of the failure regime after making improvements to patient care, health officials have said.

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Reassurances over planned nuclear power station urged after bankruptcy move

The Government is being urged to give reassurances about a planned nuclear power station in the UK after Toshiba's nuclear unit, Westinghouse, filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Doctor's dishonesty over Ebola nurse 'an isolated incident', tribunal told

A doctor's dishonesty in a phone conversation about Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey was "an isolated incident in an otherwise unblemished career", a medical tribunal has been told.

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Rape victim says judge was right to warn women over drinking

A rape victim has defended comments made by the female judge presiding over her case that drunk women are putting themselves in danger.

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Doctor spared jail after falsely claiming overtime payments of £24,000

A senior doctor who falsely claimed almost £24,000 in overtime has been spared jail.

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Manchester Gorton by-election to be held on May 4

A successor to Sir Gerald Kaufman will be chosen on May 4 after Labour's chief whip officially triggered the Manchester Gorton by-election.

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Top surgeon denies unnecessary mastectomy on GP described as 'cancer-phobic'

A female GP who underwent a mastectomy at the hands of surgeon Ian Paterson was "cancer-phobic", a court heard.

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Suspect in four-year-old girl's hit-and-run death 'fled UK hours later'

A man seen running from the scene of a crash which killed a four-year-old girl is believed to have fled the country just hours later, police said.

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Doctor 'misled medics over Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey'

A doctor who admitted misleading other medics over Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey also acted dishonestly, medical watchdogs ruled today.

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Driver spared jail after running over man punched onto road by teenager

A medic has walked free from court after he ran over and killed a father-of-four who moments earlier had been punched into the road by a 16-year-old boy.

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Land next to motorway junction searched in Steven Preston 'murder hunt'

A "painstaking" search is under way after claims that a man who disappeared more than 20 years ago may have been murdered and buried on land near a motorway junction.

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Terror fears cause plunge in visitor numbers at London attractions

Visitor numbers plummeted at some of London's most popular tourist attractions last year because of fears the city "might be next" for a terror attack, an industry leader said.

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Gas blast wrecked dance studio just hour after children were in building

Children were in a dance studio just an hour before it was destroyed in a suspected gas explosion.

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Two men sought after girl, four, dies following 'hit-and-run' incident

A four-year-old girl has died in her mother's arms days after she was mown down in a hit-and-run.

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Casualties reported as suspected gas blast destroys building

A number of people have been injured after a building collapsed in a suspected gas explosion.

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George Osborne claims 'overwhelming support' from local Conservative Party

George Osborne has claimed he has "overwhelming support" from his local Conservative Party in Cheshire, despite being appointed editor of London's Evening Standard.

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Three arrested by detectives hunting on-the-run murderer Shaun Walmsley

Three men have been arrested by detectives hunting on-the-run murderer Shaun Walmsley.

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