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A2 traffic meltdown after chocolate lorry blaze

Drivers were stuck in gridlocked traffic after a lorry laden with chocolate bars went up in flames on a major road.

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260 passengers and crew evacuated from plane because of smoke in cabin

Holidaymakers were evacuated from a UK-bound flight after crew reported smelling burning and smoke was spotted in the cabin just before take off.

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Former Southampton football coach denies sex offence charges

A former Southampton FC youth coach has denied a series of charges of sexual offences following a police probe into historical child abuse in the football community.

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Southern Railway strikes suspended for talks with Transport Secretary

Planned strikes by Southern Railway drivers and guards have been suspended to allow talks with the Transport Secretary in a bid to resolve bitter disputes over staffing and pay.

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Privacy campaigners attack court decision on naming child sex abuse suspect

Privacy campaigners have expressed concern "innocent people" may suffer following a Supreme Court 5-2 majority ruling that a man suspected of child sex abuse - but never charged or convicted - can be named by the media.

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GSK to cut 320 jobs and sell Horlicks brand as part of major overhaul in UK

Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will slash 320 jobs and shutter its Slough plant as part of a major overhaul of its UK business.

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Air passengers stranded as Gatwick area parking company 'stops trading'

Dozens of people have flown back to Gatwick Airport to find difficulty being reunited with their cars after a meet-and-greet parking company apparently stopped trading.

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Driver denies forcing cyclist on to grass verge in 'road rage' incident

A builder has denied driving dangerously after a cyclist was captured by a body-worn camera being forced off a road by a van in an alleged "road rage" incident.

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New cafe format 'working well' as Hotel Chocolat sees sales leap to £104m

Hotel Chocolat has served up a sweetened sales performance as it said a new cafe format and overhauled website helped boost trade.

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Parts of UK soaked by half a month's rain in one hour

Some areas of the UK received more than half a month's worth of rain in just one hour on Tuesday, as flash floods hit parts of Cornwall and Kent.

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New £10 note celebrating Jane Austen unveiled on 200th anniversary of her death

A new £10 note celebrating Jane Austen has been unveiled by the Bank of England on the 200th anniversary of the author's death.

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Southern Railway guards to stage fresh strike in driver-only trains dispute

Guards on Southern Railway are to stage a fresh strike in the long-running dispute over staffing and driver-only trains.

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Sarah Payne's brothers describe guilt over not being able to save her

The two brothers of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne have described their guilt at not being able to save their sister on the day she vanished.

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Family court judge uses internet to keep abreast of case developments

England's most senior family court judge has told how he kept up to speed with a case via the internet while travelling home for a Bank Holiday weekend on a train.

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Lorry driver jailed over deaths of three-year-old girl and unborn baby brother

A lorry driver has been jailed for six years for causing the death of a three-year-old girl as well as her mother's unborn child.

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Drink-driver caught on video hitting 127mph before smashing into police cars

Dramatic video footage has been released of a police chase reaching 127mph, during which a drink-driver ploughed into three police cars, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

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Barclays and ex-bosses to face 2019 trial over alleged financial crisis deals

Barclays, its former chief executive and three top bankers will face trial in 2019 over alleged deals struck during fundraising at the height of the financial crisis.

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New trial sees some 999 callers assessed over video call

Patients who ring the ambulance service on 999 could soon be assessed via video-call technology such as Skype if their condition is deemed non life-threatening.

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Man stabbed in McDonald's restaurant

A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in a McDonald's restaurant in the early hours of the morning.

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Corbyn visits Tory marginals to remind voters 'there is an alternative'

Jeremy Corbyn promised to carry on reminding voters in Tory marginals that "there is an alternative" as he continued his election-style summer campaign with visits to two Conservative-held seats on the south coast.

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