Still a chance Nazanin will be home for Christmas, says husband of jailed Briton

The husband of jailed British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe believes there is “still a chance” she may be released from an Iranian prison in time for a dream Christmas together.

The new Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Sarah Elisabeth Mullally (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

New Bishop of London urges more women and minority priests for ‘relevant’ Church

More churches should be led by female priests and those “who come from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups”, the new Bishop of London has said.

Teesside Crown and County Court in Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Man faces lengthy jail sentence for killing teenage boy in motorbike crash

A man who admitted killing a teenager in a motorbike smash has been warned that he faces a lengthy prison sentence.

Princess Charlotte pictured with her brother George on the family Christmas card (Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA)

Princess Charlotte to start at London nursery school in January

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a new family picture as they announced their daughter will start her education at a nursery rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Outgoing Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, left, hands over the chancellery to his successor Sebastian Kurz (Ronald Zak/AP)

Theresa May congratulates new Austria leader amid huge protest over coalition

Theresa May has congratulated Austria’s new chancellor Sebastian Kurz on the formation of his government amid protests against his coalition with the right-wing nationalist Freedom Party.

British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes was found dead in Beirut, Lebanon (Foreign Office/PA)

Taxi driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Beirut

A taxi driver has been arrested over the murder of a British embassy worker in Beirut whose body was found dumped by a motorway.

Seventy-one people died when a fire tore through Grenfell Tower, in west London, on June 14

Action urged after Grenfell review criticises tall building regulations

Ministers have been urged to act after a review prompted by the Grenfell Tower fire found safety regulations for tall buildings were “not fit for purpose”.

The scene of a multi-vehicle crash at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway, near Edgbaston (Aaron Chown/PA)

‘Happy, loving’ taxi driver killed in multi-car crash on last job of the night

A taxi driver killed in a multi-car crash in Birmingham phoned his wife to say he would be home after his last fare before the horror smash, his brother said.

A horticulture firm says it has created a sunflower variety which flowers until November (Owen Humphreys/PA)

New sunflower variety keeps blooming until late November, firm claims

A horticulture firm says its experts have bred a sunflower which keeps flowering long after the sun stops shining.

The Gateway To Wales Hotel in Deeside is engulfed by fire (Danny Lawton/PA)

Probe after hotel on Welsh border gutted by blaze

A joint fire service and police investigation is under way after 47 guests and a number of staff fled to safety as flames ripped through a hotel.

Some parents have criticised the Winter Wonderland NI event in Bangor (Barbara Wallace/PA)

Organisers apologise as Winter Wonderland falls ‘way short of expectations’

Some children were left in tears after a Christmas event in Northern Ireland which organisers admitted failed to live up to expectations.

The CBI reveals the latest data from its industrial trends survey (David Davies/PA)

Manufacturing order books stay near 30-year high

The UK manufacturing industry has kept order book levels near a 30-year high thanks to strong demand for motor vehicles and transport equipment.

Kieran Creavan outside Leeds Crown Court, where he has admitted sex offences (Dave Higgens/PA)

Paedophile hunters defend methods after TV producer admits child sex offences

A paedophile-hunting group has defended its tactics after a television sports producer who was confronted when he travelled to the UK to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl admitted sex offences.

Firefighters at Cameron House (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Two dead and three others in hospital after fire at luxury Scottish hotel

Two people have died and three others are being treated in hospital after a fire broke out at the luxury Cameron House hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond.

Royal Christmas card

Charles and Camilla’s Christmas card revealed

A picture of the Duchess of Cornwall celebrating her 70th birthday with the Prince of Wales has been chosen by the couple as their Christmas card image.

Jason Puncheon was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning  (PA)

Crystal Palace footballer Jason Puncheon charged with assault after street fight

A Premier League footballer has been charged with assault and having a weapon after a fight erupted in the street near a nightclub.

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US military open fire during disturbance at RAF Mildenhall

Shots were fired by US service personnel and a suspect was arrested after a disturbance at RAF Mildenhall.

Rail workers on strike as debate continues over e-balloting for industrial action (RMT/PA)

Unions slam ‘missed opportunity’ as report urges trials of online strike votes

An official review into electronic voting for industrial action ballots has been described as a “missed opportunity” after it recommended trials should be held first.

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Report into Iranian man’s murder finds ‘evidence of institutional racism’

A police force and a council have been accused of institutional racism after “repeatedly siding with the abusers” of an Iranian man murdered after being wrongly accused of being a paedophile.

Mrs May was boosted by the terms of a statement agreed by the EU27 at the European Council summit in Brussels (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Ministers fail to agree position on trade relationship with EU

The Brexit “war cabinet” has concluded without senior ministers agreeing a position on what trade relationship Britain should pursue with the European Union during exit negotiations, it is understood.

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