Shackled children found in Perris, California home

January 15, 2018 8:50 pm0 comments
Shackled children found in Perris, California home

Two parents have been arrested in California after police found 13 people allegedly being held captive at their home, including some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child endangerment. The 13 people […]

Read more ›

Carillion collapse raises job fears

9:06 am0 comments
Carillion collapse raises job fears

Construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation, threatening thousands of jobs. The move came after talks between the firm, its lenders and the government failed to reach a deal to save the UK’s second biggest construction company. Carillion ran into trouble after losing money on big contracts and running up […]

Read more ›

Donald Trump denies being a racist after 'shithole' row

January 14, 2018 9:19 pm0 comments
Donald Trump denies being a racist after 'shithole' row

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform. He […]

Read more ›

Bin lorry family in compensation deal

9:38 am0 comments
Bin lorry family in compensation deal

The family of bin lorry crash victim Gillian Ewing have agreed an £800,000 compensation deal with Glasgow City Council. The deal follows a legal fight by Ms Ewing’s daughter after her mother and five others were killed by an out-of-control truck driven by Harry Clarke. A fatal accident inquiry found […]

Read more ›

John Worboys: Minister considering judicial review

January 13, 2018 9:49 pm0 comments
John Worboys: Minister considering judicial review

The justice secretary is considering a judicial review of the decision to free sex attacker John Worboys on parole. The Ministry of Justice said David Gauke had sought advice on whether a judicial review could succeed, although he would only move forward if there was a “reasonable prospect of success”. […]

Read more ›

Carillion: 'Matter of days' to stop collapse

10:10 am0 comments
Carillion: 'Matter of days' to stop collapse

The future of troubled engineering company Carillion is being discussed at high-level government meetings this weekend, the BBC understands. The firm is a key government contractor for projects including the HS2 high-speed rail scheme, schools and prisons. Sources say the firm has a “matter of days” as it teeters on […]

Read more ›