Councils in England reported one million fly-tipping incidents in 2016

More than a million cases of fly-tipping were reported by English councils last year, as incidents of illegal waste dumping rose for the fourth year in a row.

Michael O'Neill leaves Edinburgh Sheriff Court where he pleaded guilty to drink-driving (Jane Barlow/PA)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill fined and banned for drink-driving

Northern Ireland football manager Michael O’Neill has been banned from the road and fined after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

The result shows that academic staff are prepared to take "sustained" action, the union said (Chris Ison/PA)

University lecturers support industrial action over pensions

University lecturers and other academic staff have shown “overwhelming support” for industrial action over pensions.

'Being trans is not an illness,' Theresa May says as she vows reform (Pink News/PA)

‘Being trans is not an illness,’ Theresa May says as she vows reform

Theresa May has said the Government will seek to “streamline and de-medicalise” the process of changing gender to reflect that “being trans is not an illness”.

Britain braced for another battering in the wake of Ophelia (Niall Carson/PA)

UK braces for ‘weather bomb’ as Storm Brian moves in

Storm Brian is expected to batter the UK coast days after Ophelia wreaked destruction.

George Hamilton is being investigated by the Police Ombudsman (Brian Lawless/PA)

I’m confident of positive outcome, says PSNI chief facing misconduct probe

Northern Ireland’s police chief has insisted a probe into alleged misconduct in public office will not find any wrongdoing.

The intervention comes as EU leaders meet at a crunch summit in Brussels (Yui Mok/PA)

David Davis: EU nationals in UK could get window of time for family reunion

European Union nationals in Britain could be given a window of time in which their family members will be able move to the country after Brexit, David Davis has said.

Universities will also have to publish the pay of anyone earning more than £100,000 (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Universities could face fines for failing to protect free speech

Universities that fail to protect free speech, or are unable to justify high salaries for bosses, could face fines or lose funding under Government plans.

Terry Butcher won 77 caps for England and appeared at three World Cups during his playing career (Graham Stuart/PA)

Terry Butcher and his family ‘devastated’ by loss of his son

Former England football captain Terry Butcher has said he is “devastated” after the death of his son Christopher aged 35.

Theresa May speaks with French president Emmanuel Macron, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, at the EU summit in Brussels (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Angela Merkel hails ‘encouraging’ signs for Brexit trade talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave Theresa May a Brexit boost as EU leaders gathered for a summit in Brussels, saying there were “encouraging” signs that talks on the future UK/EU trade relationship could begin as early as December.

The exhibition at Stonehenge allows visitors to find out about the diet and lifestyle of people who built and used it (Clare Kendall/PA)

Stonehenge builders’ diet habits revealed at exhibition

The builders of Stonehenge feasted on pigs and cattle transported from as far away as north-east Scotland, a new exhibition at the Neolithic site shows.

Police at the scene outside Parsons Green Tube station (Yui Mok/PA)

Stabbing probe appeal as boy appears in court charged with Parsons Green murder

Police have renewed their appeal over a stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station after a teenage boy appeared in court.

The devolved institutions at Stormont remain suspended (Paul Faith/PA)

Bill Clinton and Theresa May hold talks on Northern Ireland deadlock

Theresa May has held talks with former US president Bill Clinton on the continuing political deadlock in Northern Ireland.

Police-recorded offences are one of two official sources used to analyse trends in crime (Yui Mok/PA)

Rise in violent crime pushes recorded offences past five million mark

A surge in violent crime has helped push the number of offences recorded by police past the five million mark for the first time in a decade, official figures reveal.

Laura Shann is believed to be one of Britain's shortest servicewomen (Royal Navy/MoD Crown Copyright/PA)

Royal Navy job no tall order for 4ft 11in servicewoman

A 24-year-old believed to be one of Britain’s shortest servicewomen is training for one of the Royal Navy’s most dangerous jobs.

First Secretary of State Damian Green

Political abuse level fuelling atmosphere of rising hatred, says First Secretary

The rising level of political abuse is fuelling an “atmosphere of increasing hatred” which threatens to poison democratic politics in the UK, First Secretary Damian Green has warned.

BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, who has announced plans to step down from the oil major (PA/BP)

BP hunts for successor as chairman looks to retire

The chairman of BP has announced plans to step down from the oil major, sparking a hunt for his successor.

LSE boss standing down

Rolet to step down as boss of London Stock Exchange by end of 2018

London Stock Exchange boss Xavier Rolet is to stand down by the end of 2018 after nearly a decade at the helm.

The Queen attends the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery parade in Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Queen inspects King’s Troop Royal Artillery formed at request of George VI

The Queen has taken to an open-top vehicle to inspect a ceremonial military unit which owes its existence to her father King George VI.

Labour called on ministers to "pause and fix" the flagship benefit reform (John Stillwell/PA)

Theresa May refuses to halt Universal Credit roll-out despite MPs’ pause vote

Theresa May will not delay the roll-out of Universal Credit despite Labour winning a House of Commons vote calling for a pause in the introduction of the flagship benefit reform.

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