Funeral held for stabbed schoolgirl

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLucy McHugh’s coffin was taken to Hollybrook Cemetery in a horse-drawn procession Friends and family have gathered in Southampton to pay tribute to murdered schoolgirl Lucy McHugh. Loved ones of the 13-year-old were dressed in blue and green – Lucy’s favourite colours…

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Jets to land on warship for first time

Image copyright PA Image caption The 65,000-tonne carrier has already undergone exercises with helicopters Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the trip would “strengthen our special relationship” with US forces. Image copyright PA Image caption The Royal Navy’s £3.1bn future flagship will visit New York during its 11-week trip 65,000 Tonnes…

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Crisis council votes to scrap itself

Matt Golby, the leader of the Conservative council, said the vote – that included several abstentions and absences – would help to give the county an “opportunity to reset”. “There is lots to celebrate about Northamptonshire. Our residents deserve the best we can offer. We need to instil from day…

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Freemasons to accept transgender women

But informally they should be addressed “by the name and title he/she has chosen”. It warns that using a mason’s transition as a reason for excluding them from a men-only lodge would be “unlawful discrimination and so could never constitute sufficient cause”. The document issued to 7,000 lodges across the…

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Lost Sid James interview rediscovered

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAn interview with Carry On legend Sid James in Bournemouth has been recovered after 42 years An interview with Carry On legend Sid James has been recovered after 42 years sitting in a loft. It is the last-known recording of the comedy…

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Man arrested in NI over politician murder

Image caption No-one has been charged with the murder of the Seychelles politician Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s counter terrorism command, assisted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, arrested the man on Thursday. He was taken to a police station in south London for questioning on suspicion of conspiracy…

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