Drug dealer hunt over 13-year-old’s death

However, it is not known whether they came across or spoke to Carson. Image copyright Google Image caption Youth workers visited Ystrad Mynach Park prior to Carson’s death, but it not known if they spoke to him Supt McLain said “somebody out there will know where he got those drugs from”. He added: “It’s a small community and people are rightly concerned and they want to tell us what they know. “If anyone wants to tell us anybody who’s producing unlawful drugs – whether there’s one dealer, two dealers or three dealers producing and selling it, we need to know.”

Museum’s ‘injustice’ over women’s art

The issue of gender inequality in exhibitions has affected galleries and museums across the UK. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne art student said women need to show “what we’ve got on offer” Ms James said: “You start thinking, do you have to be an old white male to be showing, and visible, in the National Museum? Really, it is extraordinary that women are under the radar. “If you don’t have women showing, what message is it sending out? It’s sending out a negative image to women and they’ve really got to feel positive and confident because it’s all about confidence, really.” Image copyright Gillian Ayres Estate/ Alan Cristea Gallery Image caption Blow Up 2 by Gillian …

TV firm fined for maternity unit filming

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCambridge maternity patients criticised filming at the unit A television company has been fined £120,000 for unlawfully filming expectant mothers in a maternity unit. True Vision Productions (TVP) set up CCTV-style cameras in the Rosie Birth Centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, for a Channel 4 documentary on stillbirths in 2017. Although notices were posted in the unit, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) concluded TVP “failed to adequately inform patients”. The recorded footage was later deleted. ICO director of investigations Steve Eckersley said: “Patients would not have expected to have been filmed in this situation, and many will have been very distressed when they learned such a private and potentially traumatic moment had …

Lush quits social media in UK

That account name will close on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with Lush Kitchen, Lush Times, Lush Life, Soapbox and Gorilla. “We don’t want to limit ourselves to holding conversations in one place, we want social to be placed back in the hands of our communities – from our founders to our friends,” it said in a statement. However, Lush North America tweeted that its channels would remain in operation. The firm said it was “cutting out the middleman between ourselves and the Lush community”. It also hinted that it would be trying a new social approach – and it suggested a hashtag for those wishing to chat with it. Mike Blake-Crawford from marketing agency Social Chain said the hashtag …

Army Tube bomb hero wins bravery award

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“I could see that the bomb was wrapped in a Lidl carrier bag”, said Lt Col Craig Palmer An Army officer who walked towards a smouldering bomb after it detonated on a London Underground train has been honoured for his courage. Lt Col Craig Palmer, 50, received the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery after he gathered vital evidence following the 2017 Parsons Green station attack. “As soon as I smelt burning explosives I knew it was serious and that I wasn’t going to turn my back on it,” he said. He was among several soldiers to receive honours. Col Palmer, of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, was on his daily rush-hour commute on …

The pilot who changed gender at 58

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionElderly transgender people “need specific help” Captain Cat Burton always knew she wanted to be a pilot after her father took her in a jet fighter when she was just six months old. She also wanted to live her life as a woman but that dream took much longer to realise. Cat, who worked for British Airways for 45 years, said coming out as trans to her colleagues when she was 58 was the “hardest thing she’s ever done”. She is now calling for more training for doctors so that they are better able to deal with people who are transitioning, especially older people. Cat said she took four months off work, …

Police cannot ‘arrest’ violent crime away – PM

The youth violence summit, which focuses on England and Wales, will involve more than 100 experts, including Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick and Baroness Newlove, the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales. Opening the event, the PM said: “In recent months we’ve seen appalling number of young lives cut short or devastated by serious violence crime including a number of horrifying incidents this weekend. “In many cases the perpetrators of these crimes are as young as their victims and this is something that has to be of deep concern to us all.” The prime minister has previously faced criticism after insisting there was “no direct correlation” between police cuts and a rise in violent crime. Plans for teachers to tackle …

Little Simz finally hits her stride

From the fierce thunder-crack of Offence to the reflective, vulnerable Flowers, it’s constantly surprising, and consistently inventive, with Simz pitting her dextrous wordplay against a live band for the first time. Playlisted by both Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music, it’s also the highest-rated album by a female artist this year, according to review aggregation site Metacritic (only Psychodrama, the debut album by fellow London rapper Dave, has a higher score). “I’m not gonna lie, I’m really happy it’s been getting all the love it has,” beams the musician. Ahead of her performance at the 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, Simz sat down to discuss her late-blooming success and why she’s as good as Jay-Z. Report End of Youtube post …

UK buys 12m New York apartment for diplomat

The consul general, who will live in the penthouse with his immediate family, is also the UK’s trade commissioner for North America. What trade deals has the UK done so far? A floor plan of the 5,893 sq ft apartment shows a library, six bathrooms and a powder room. Designed by British architect Norman Foster, the 44-storey 50 United Nations Plaza is close to the UN headquarters in Manhattan and is described as the “ultimate global address”. On the website of architects Foster and Partners, the high-rise is described as a “luxury residential tower occupying a prestigious location”. Every apartment features floor to ceiling bay windows and generous space for entertaining, the firm says. “Adding a touch of elegance to …

‘I paid 160 for a pair of limited edition nappies’

So what is it about cloth nappies that draws such a cult following? ‘Not just a frivolous hobby’ Image copyright Cecilia Leslie / Instagram Image copyright Cecilia Leslie / Instagram Image copyright Cecilia Leslie / Instagram And doesn’t owning so many nappies defeat the object of a reusable product? “I do get some negative comments about the size of my collection. Yes, it’s more than I need, but those nappies were bought at independent shops, so it’s keeping people in jobs, and I use every single nappy I own: none of them just sits on the shelf. “It’s not producing landfill – once Isaac grows out of them I’ll sell them on and give other mums a chance to have …

Hatton withdraws bid to rejoin Labour

The 2012 tweet saw Mr Hatton urge “Jewish people with any sense of humanity” to condemn Israel’s “ruthless murdering”. Derek Hatton applies to rejoin Labour Derek Hatton suspended by Labour What was Militant? He posted the message during “Operation Pillar of Defence” a week-long offensive by the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza. According to a UNHCR report, 174 Palestinians were killed during the operation, and hundreds were injured. Mr Hatton was a key figure in Militant, a Trotskyite far-left group that ran Liverpool council in the early 1980s. He was expelled in 1985 after a high-profile battle with Labour’s then leader, Neil Kinnock, who accused him and others of seeking to infiltrate and subvert the party.

Teenage boy chased and stabbed to death

Post-mortem tests and a formal identification are due to be held later. A section 60 order, granting police increased stop and search powers across the area, is in place. Motives and circumstances behind killings have varied – as have the age and gender of the victims. Faces of the dead: The UK’s first 100 victims 10 charts that help explain the rise in knife crime Halima Abubaker, 22, said she saw two males “running for their lives” around the time of the incident. She said: “I just heard loads of people, then there was seven police cars and two vans.” Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, described the teenager’s death as “heartbreaking”. “This is a 17-year-old boy who has lost his …

What do lottery winners spend their money on?

She was working in a temporary admin job and living with her mother in a flat in Edinburgh at the time. Image copyright PA Image caption Carer Sue Richards still works, despite winning £3m on a scratchcard Sue Richards was on the way home from a night shift as a carer in 2016 when she bought a scratchcard and won £3m. She and her partner bought a new home in Essex, four new cars, a motor home, and holidays abroad. She also helped her children get onto the property ladder. Last year, Ms Richards marked the anniversary of her win by having a bottle of champagne mown into her lawn. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLottery millionaires …

‘Cancel Brexit’ petition hits 1m signatures

“Should it reach 17.4 million respondents then I am sure there will be a very clear case for taking action,” she told MPs. She added: “It’s absolutely right that people do have the opportunity to put their views and that can then spark yet another Brexit debate.” At one point, the petitions committee said there were nearly 2,000 signatures a minute. In December, the European Court of Justice ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union. This means the UK can decide to stay in the EU without the consent of the 27 other member states. Few MPs have mentioned this as a potential option so far. May in Brussels to urge …

Amanda Holden first choice for Smack The Pony

“Come the series, Amanda dropped out and Doon Mackichan joined the gang, with Sarah Alexander as our ‘regular guest’. ” Holden, who’s now best known as a judge on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, still appeared in Smack The Pony, featuring in four episodes of the show’s first series. Making a comedy classic When it first went on air on 19 March 1999, Smack The Pony stood out as a primetime, female-led sketch show. There were some popular shows with female stars, like French and Saunders, and Victoria Wood’s As Seen on TV, but these were hugely outnumbered by male-dominated sketch shows, such as BBC Two’s The Fast Show and Channel Four’s Harry Hill. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Allen, …

Anglo-Saxon gold declared treasure

Image copyright West Stow Anglo-Saxon village Image caption Anglo-Saxon villages featured wooden housing, similar to this recreation at West Stow in Suffolk In 2014, a student found Anglo-Saxon jewellery, including a pendant, at Winfarthing, later valued by the government’s Portable Antiquities Scheme at £145,000. Image copyright British Museum Image caption The Winfarthing Pendant (both sides pictured) was constructed from a sheet of gold and attached with gold cells, set with garnets Similar items had been found in collections left in Anglo-Saxon graves across the east of England and Kent. The Winfarthing Pendant, discovered by student-turned-archaeologist Tom Lucking, has recently been on show at The British Library in London. Treasure experts described it as having “national significance” shortly after it was …