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Oxford University commissions new portraits to show institution's diversity

Oxford University has commissioned more than 20 new portraits which will go on display as part of a bid to show the diversity of the famous institution.

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Nurse sacked after discussing religion with patients claims unfair dismissal

A Christian nurse sacked by the NHS after discussing religion with patients and offering to pray with them before surgery has claimed she was unfairly dismissed.

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Pair swim to safety after light aircraft crashes into sea

Two people swam ashore to safety after their light aircraft crashed into the sea near Shoreham in West Sussex.

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Glitches in new Dartford Crossing payment system saw drivers avoid £33.6m fines

Motorists avoided fines totalling £33.6 million because of glitches with the launch of an online payment system for the Dartford Crossing, a spending watchdog has found.

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Ex-BBC employee denies indecently assaulting woman in 1980s

A former BBC employee has denied indecently assaulting a woman while he worked for the corporation more than 30 years ago.

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Baby at centre of investigation into injuries dies in hospital

A three-week-old baby has died in hospital as police continue to investigate how the infant was injured.

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Tycoon who banned 'coloured' tenants blames lettings agent for public backlash

A buy-to-let tycoon has blamed a disgruntled lettings agency employee for thrusting him into the spotlight over his ban on "coloured" tenants - but insisted: "I do not apologise for it."

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Hunting for an affordable home? Head for Feltham

House hunters searching for value in Britain's priciest counties may want to consider Feltham, Stevenage and Milton Keynes, research suggests.

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Judges criticise waste of public funds on legal challenge by transgender male

Top judges have criticised the waste of "very substantial" public funds spent on a "hopeless" legal challenge by a transgender male against a decision to transfer him to Broadmoor high security hospital.

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Man pleads guilty to posting women's photos on pornographic website

A revenge porn offender has pleaded guilty to a catalogue of crimes after posting offensive comments on a porn site next to pictures of women he knew.

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'Sweetheart deal' row council plans to quit Local Government Association

The council at the centre of a row over allegations of a "sweetheart deal" on finance plans to leave the umbrella body for local authorities.

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Man facing jail for trafficking women and running sex empire

The head of a lucrative sex empire is facing jail after admitting a series of offences including making money from prostitution and human trafficking.

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Job vacancies top 1.1 million in February

The number of job vacancies topped 1.1 million last month, giving "multiple opportunities" for people looking for work, a study shows.

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Tycoon who banned 'coloured' tenants over curry smells could face legal action

A property tycoon who banned "coloured" tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry faces the prospect of legal action.

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Ex-BBC employee 'repeatedly sexually harassed woman in 1980s'

A former BBC employee carried out a "persistent, repeated and unwanted sexual harassment" of a woman while he worked for the company more than 30 years ago, a court has been told.

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Turning out the light is key to stopping teenagers sleeping late, research says

It has been said that teenagers are programmed to wake up late, but new research suggests that simply turning down the lights at night could help them get to sleep - and make it easier to get up in the morning.

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Brighton's i360 vertical cable car to reopen on Wednesday

The world's first vertical cable car will reopen on Wednesday following technical problems that led to its temporary closure at the weekend.

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Redrow abandons pursuit of rival housebuilder Bovis

Housebuilder Redrow has pulled out of the takeover tussle for under-pressure rival Bovis Homes, saying it would not return with a higher offer.

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Chinese firm to help operate South West Trains franchise

A Chinese company will help operate one of the biggest rail franchises in the country after a surprise announcement by the Government.

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Mother of Westminster terrorist condemns son's killing spree as 'atrocity'

The mother of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood has said she is "deeply shocked, saddened and numbed" by the actions of her son.

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