Grenfell Tower council leader to miss memorial service at request of families

The council leader linked to the Grenfell Tower fire will not attend a memorial service marking the six-month anniversary, following a request from bereaved families.

Traffic is forced to drive in one lane as snow covers most of the A470 dual carriageway past Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

Motorists warned of havoc on roads as snow and ice hit Monday morning commute

Motorists are being warned of havoc on the roads on Monday as snow turns into ice following a weekend wintry blast.

Richard Ratcliffe is optimistic his wife could be home before Christmas (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe optimistic she will be home by Christmas

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British women imprisoned in Tehran, said he is still optimistic his wife will be home for Christmas.

(Liam McBurney/PA)

Rural areas top breath test charge table as festive drinkers are warned of risks

More motorists are charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas, an investigation suggests.

Police released CCTV after a man was subjected to a 50-hour hostage ordeal (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Two more arrests made by police over man’s 50-hour hostage ordeal

Police have made two further arrests after a man was stripped naked, tied up and beaten during a 50-hour hostage ordeal.

Chancellor Philip Hammond (Matt Dunham/PA)

Theresa May reportedly broke up row between Chancellor and Defence Secretary

Prime Minister Theresa May had to intervene in a heated dispute between two senior Cabinet ministers, it has been reported.

The PM believes a new sense of optimism hangs over the Brexit talks (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

‘New sense of optimism’ in Brexit negotiations, Theresa May says

Theresa May has insisted she has stuck to her principles on Brexit following a last minute deal designed to let negotiations switch to trade issues.

Max Clifford during his trial (Justin Tallis/PA)

Disgraced publicict Max Clifford dies in hospital after being taken ill in jail

Disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died, the Ministry of Justice said.

Lord Kerslake has quit his position at King's College Hospital (Ella Pickover/PA)

Lord Kerslake quits role as chairman of NHS trust in protest over funding issues

Lord Kerslake has resigned as boss of King’s College Hospital because of funding problems with the NHS.

(David Davies/PA)

Drivers warned to beware of ‘treacherous’ conditions at start of working week

Treacherous driving conditions are expected to cause havoc for motorists as the country returns to work, after more than 12 inches of snow blanketed parts of the UK.

Snow falling near Castleton in the Peak District (John Giles/PA)

Roads and runways disrupted across country due to heavy snow

Heavy snow has caused widespread disruption across many roads and runways, as one passenger said there was chaos at Luton Airport as flights were suspended temporarily.

Employees at work on a Eurofighter Typhoon at BAE Systems (Peter Byrne/PA)

Jobs boost with Qatar aircraft deal worth £5bn to BAE Systems

BAE Systems has announced a contract valued at £5 billion to supply aircraft to Qatar, helping to secure jobs in the UK.

President Hassan Rouhani Boris Johnson at the start of their meeting in Tehran (AP/PA)

‘First ripple of freedom’ for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as Iran postpones case

The husband of imprisoned Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has hailed the “first ripple of freedom” as a new court case against his wife was postponed.

David Davis suggested Friday's agreement was not legally enforcable J(eff Overs/BBC/PA)

London and Dublin clash over significance of Brexit agreement

London and Dublin have clashed over whether the Brexit agreement intended to trigger trade talks is legally binding or not.

(Danny Lawson/PA)

In pictures: Snow turns parts of UK into winter wonderland

Heavy snowfall across parts of the UK is causing widespread disruption, closing roads and grounding flights at an airport.

Labour said it is committed to fighting corruption (Steve Parsons/PA)

Labour ‘committed to fighting corruption’ amid ‘bribery’ probe

Labour has said it is “committed to fighting corruption” after it emerged police have received allegations of bribery linked to a councillor in east London.

Members of the police, fire brigade and ambulance service during a joint training exercise (Yui Mok/PA)

Israeli embassy hosts training exercise for hazardous chemical incident

Emergency teams in bio suits descended on the Israeli embassy in a training exercise for a hazardous chemical incident.

Cameron Millar, 10, was born without a right hand (Amalia Publicity/PA)

Cameron, 10, planning to play the drums after getting bionic hand

A boy’s Christmas wish to be able to use both his hands will be granted following a charity appeal.

What the papers say - December 11

What the papers say – December 11

Snow fell across vast swathes of the UK over the weekend – and Monday’s front pages also have a light dusting of the white stuff.

Britain has boosted the number of flights from China in preparation for Brexit (Steve Parsons/PA)

Britain to woo Chinese tourists in preparation for ‘post-Brexit’ world

Thousands more Chinese tourists are set to visit the UK under Government plans to increase the number of flights from the country by 50%.

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