Bloody Sunday – One British ex-soldier to be charged over shootings in 1972 but 16 are cleared

Thirteen unarmed protesters were shot dead in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in 1972 and the day has since become known as one of the darkest events of The Troubles. Almost half a century later, 17 ex-members of the support company of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment faced possible charges. One former squaddie– soldier F – will be charged with two murders […]

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British ‘gang rape victim’, 50, ‘wanted sex’, claim five Italian hotel workers ‘who bragged about attack and shared Whatsapp photos of drugged woman’

The 50-year-old widow was allegedly drugged by the men before being assaulted on the last night of her trip to Meta di Sorrento. Her daughter, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the trial at Torre Annunziata near Naples that she and her mother were given spiked drinks. The alleged victim was on holiday with her daughter. Five men […]

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Father of missing K2 climber says he is reliving the wait for wife

Father of British climber missing on Pakistan’s Killer Mountain reveals he is reliving the wait for news of his wife Alison Hargreaves who died on K2 in 1995 Tom Ballard, 30, was reported missing on K2 in Pakistan earlier this week His mother, the famous climber Alison Hargreaves, died on the peak in 1995 Tom’s father Jim says the news […]

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British mother ‘gang-raped’ in Italy ‘had attackers’ DNA under nails’

British mother, 50, who was ‘gang-raped by up to eight hotel employees while on holiday in Sorrento, had DNA from two attackers under her fingernails after trying to fight them off’ British tourist, 50, from Kent, said she was raped in the Italian resort in 2016  Her drink was allegedly spiked while dining with 26-year-old daughter at hotel Five hotel […]

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Strikers could ground British Airways planes unless a pay row is resolved after three unions pledged joint action

Dates for industrial action have already been pencilled in for May. The unions have collaborated to ensure a walkout which would ground the airline unless the impasse is fixed. Cabin crew are currently being balloted over BA’s latest “derisory” pay offer to staff – after the airline announced record profits. Unite, the GMB and pilots’ union Balpa have rejected the […]

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British Olympic chiefs in favour of breakdancing to feature at 2024 Games

But the move has sparked fury from karate and squash, who have been overlooked in favour of the move to "urban" sports. Breakdancing, along with skateboarding, wall climbing and surfing, are the four sports being proposed for 2024 by Paris organising chiefs. Skateboarding, climbing and surfing are all due to be part of the programme for next summer’s Olympics in […]

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Schoolgirl becomes youngest bird-watcher to spot 5,000 species

Globe-trotting British schoolgirl, 16, becomes the world’s youngest bird watcher to spot 5,000 species after visiting 38 countries and seven continents Mya-Rose Craig from Somerset has spotted 5,000 species of bird by age of 16  She has been bird-watching with her family since she was just a few months old   Began counting up her own species of bird when she […]

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‘It’s all a lie’: British IS bride who escaped while pregnant speaks out

A former British IS bride has urged the public to show Shamima Begum “mercy” – but says the teenager is immature and should be asking for forgiveness. Tania Joya was married to an American Muslim convert who became one of Islamic State’s leading militants before she became disillusioned with the group and escaped Syria six years ago, pregnant and with […]

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Woman jailed for fleeing to join terror group believes SHE is victim

ISIS bride, 29, back on Britain’s streets after being first British woman jailed for fleeing to join terror group in Syria believes SHE is a victim Tareena Shakil was jailed for six years in 2016 after fleeing to Syria in 2014  She took her toddler son and hoped to raise next the generation of jihadists Family said she feels ‘victimised’ […]

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