Pause in petrol pump war increases cost of filling up

A cooling of the supermarket petrol price war has bumped up refuelling costs for motorists, according to new figures.

Surrey Police admitted there were flaws in its investigation of a rape allegation. ( Johnny Green/PA)

Second police force reviews rape prosecutions after student’s case dropped

A second police force is reviewing all of its rape cases after a judge criticised errors that saw charges against an Oxford University student dropped days before his trial.

Richard Lochhead is spearheading a campaign against 'eye-watering' fees for deliveries to rural areas (SNP/PA)

SNP MSP submits delivery charges dossier to advertising watchdog

More than 100 firms have been referred to the advertising watchdog as part of a campaign against unfair delivery charges.

Conservative MP Nick Boles (PA)

Theresa May’s leadership is timid and lacks ambition, says former minister

A Tory former minister has accused Theresa May of timidity and a lack of ambition in a devastating attack on her leadership.

Study suggests common references to driving in popular music shows they have not lost their interest in getting behind the wheel (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Fall in young drivers ‘due to lack of cash, not loss of love for cars’

Analysis of popular music suggests the decline in young drivers is not linked to a “loss of love” for cars, according to new research.

Gordon Aikman raised £550,000 for research into the disease (Jane Barlow/PA)

Scholarships awarded in memory of MND campaigner

A scholarship set up in memory of Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Gordon Aikman could lead to new developments in the care of MND patients.

Surrey Police are reviewing all its rape cases (Johnny Green/PA)

Rape trial failings could hamper future convictions, Lord Judge warns

The high-profile collapse of several rape trials could damage the prospect of convictions in genuine cases, the former lord chief justice has warned.

Fish and chips (PA))

Average British dinner lasts 21 minutes

The average British dinner lasts 21 minutes and is eaten in the lounge and in front of a screen, according to a survey.

Theresa May will meet with Donald Trump in Davos (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Trump and May to meet for talks in Davos

Theresa May and Donald Trump will meet for talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street said.

President Donald Trump?s inauguration anniversary

Trump and May to meet for talks in Davos after ‘special relationship’ tested

Theresa May and Donald Trump will meet for talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street said.

The frequency of smart motorway refuge areas is to be increased (Highways England/PA)

Safety fears mean more lay-bys added to smart motorways

Extra lay-bys are to be retrofitted to the most dangerous stretches of smart motorways amid safety fears.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued the warning (Johnny Green/PA)

Britons in Jamaica destination told to stay in resorts amid army crime crackdown

British tourists on holiday in the popular Jamaican destination of Montego Bay have been urged to stay in their resorts while the military carries out a crackdown on violent crime.

Jo Meeke and Matt Gurney

Parents tell of ‘false reassurance’ from medics before day-old son died

A mother and father who lost their day-old son after complications during labour have said safety reassurances from medical experts were false.

Picturehouse pay dispute

Cinema workers launch fresh strikes over pay

Cinema workers are to launch a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running dispute over pay and union recognition.

A Capita contract to deliver recruitment for the Army has failed to hit its savings target (Ben Birchall/PA)

Defence recruitment contract fails to deliver more than £100 million in savings

A major recruitment contract for the Ministry of Defence has failed to deliver more than £100 million in planned savings so far, new figures reveal.

The pig was later collected at the petrol station (Karen Bell/PA)

Road hog causes chaos on busy highway until police save its bacon

A fugitive pig caused a hazard for drivers after running on to a main road.

A gritter makes its way through Stirling in central Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Heavy snow causes tricky rush hour conditions for motorists

Heavy snow caused traffic disruption for motorists caught in tricky driving conditions as there were warnings some rural communities could be cut off.

John Hemming investigation

Family court judge must explain why pianist jailed, says campaigner

A family court judge must explain why a concert pianist has been jailed, a campaigner says.

Onions could hold key to fighting antibiotic resistance (Janice Carr/PA)

Species of onion could be used to fight antibiotic resistance, scientists believe

The humble onion could have a major impact in the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis (TB), a study has suggested.

Artist?s impression originally issued in 1985 of the Eurolink bridge, a plan by four London businessmen for a road/rail bridge across the Channel, one of the contenders for the cross-Channel link. (PA)

Eurotunnel wants to be involved if Boris bridge to France goes ahead

Eurotunnel has said it is “right to be thinking about” building a new English Channel crossing and would want to be involved if the plans floated by Boris Johnson went ahead.

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