Drivers should get free bus passes if they agree to take a car off the road, campaigners say. The Campaign for Better Transport says the idea could reverse the trend of declining bus use and help take polluting diesel and petrol cars off our streets. The...
Failed outsourcing projects have cost the taxpayers millions of pounds and undermined public trust, a damning report has claimed. The study by the Institute for Government found that consecutive governments have repeatedly overstated how much money is saved by privatising the running of public services. Outsourcing...
Gareth Thomas plans to work with Prince Harry to help fight the spread of HIV and AIDS. The rugby legend, who yesterday revealed he is HIV positive, has several goals including inspiring millions to get themselves tested. Gareth, 45, tells the Mirror: “Like me, Prince Harry...
A family woke up in the night to find a memorial for their late dad and partner who died of cancer was on fire. Melanie Powell from Liverpool was woken in the early hours to the sound of banging. She rushed downstairs to see what was...
As chaos grips Downing St and Parliament, it looks like could be asked to go to the polls before the end of the year. So with a general election looming party strategists and politicians begin scrambling for all the information they can find. Boris Johnson has twice tried...
​​Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday said they will ​put on a “full court press” ​to force the GOP-controlled Senate to take up gun safety measures by inviting ​an array of speakers — including survivors of ​​mass shootings — to tell their tales. “We’re...
A schoolgirl is fighting for her life after contracting an extremely rare brain-eating parasite while swimming in a river. Lily Avant, from Texas, has been in a coma since September 8 following a rapid deterioration of her condition. Her initial symptoms included headaches and a fever,...
A Pennsylvania man blew up his own home on the day of his daughter’s wedding in what was being investigated as a suicide, authorities said. The homeowner was found dead in the wreckage Saturday after an explosion and fire destroyed his property in Edgewood, news station WTAE reported. Neighbors said they...
A dad swung into action to deliver his baby girl on the floor of the bathroom. Laura Hamilton still had 10 days to go until her due date when she began to feel contractions. As he was watching TV downstairs in their Belfast home, David was...
Boris Johnson has been compared with his hero Winston Churchill – but only in terms of the wartime hero’s most devastating military failure. Former Lib Dem chief Sir Vince Cable attacked the PM and his Brexit plans at his party’s conference in Bournemouth. He said the...