Ex-aide to Michael Fallon cleared of sexual assault

Image copyright PA Image caption Richard Holden was employed as one of Sir Michael’s media advisers until earlier this year A former special adviser to ex-Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a woman at a party. Richard Holden was accused of putting his hands up the woman’s skirt in London […]

Corbyn pledges shipbuilding boost on Harland & Wolff visit

Image copyright Unite NI Image caption Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with United NI representatives Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a plan to boost the shipbuilding industry in Belfast as he visited Harland & Wolff shipyard. Earlier on Friday Mr Corbyn crossed the Irish border after meeting business leaders in Londonderry to hear their concerns over […]

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest

Media captionWeinstein smiles as he is led away in handcuffs Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate accusers. Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city earlier in the day. Dozens of women have made allegations against […]

Mississauga restaurant bomb: Canada police hunt two suspects

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police have asked for public help to find the men Canadian police have launched a huge manhunt for two suspects who set off a homemade bomb at a restaurant in a Toronto suburb. Peel Regional Police has asked for the public’s help to identify the men behind the “horrendous act”, […]

Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, charged with welfare fraud

Media caption“The idea of race is a lie” – Rachel Dolezal speaks to Emily Maitlis A US white woman who posed as an African American for years faces charges of welfare fraud, authorities say. Rachel Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, illegally received $8,847 (£6,600) in public assistance funds, court documents […]

Record US fentanyl bust ‘enough to kill 26 million people’

Media captionThe heroin-ravaged city fighting back Nearly 120lbs (54kg) of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic painkiller, has been seized by police in Nebraska – one of the largest busts in US history. The drugs, seized last month, could kill over 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Police found the […]

Harvey Weinstein: No comment as Hollywood mogul surrenders

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has arrived at a police station in New York, where he has been charged with rape and other counts of sexual abuse on two separate women. Dozens of women have made allegations, including of rape and sexual assault, against the 66-year-old. Weinstein has always denied non-consensual sex and this is the […]

Trump and Kim: An on/off bromance

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Bishop Curry: ‘I love President Trump and I pray for him’

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