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Grenfell Tower disaster reveals 'catastrophic failure' in building regulations

Urgent fire testing will continue as the number of buildings failing safety standards rises in the wake of the Grenfell blaze.

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Royals to attend funeral of Countess Mountbatten of Burma

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family will attend the funeral of Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

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Mental health patients sent long distances for care 'endemic NHS practice'

The practice of sending mental health patients far away from friends and family to receive care has become endemic in the NHS, leading doctors warned as new figures show a rise in the number of patients sent miles away.

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Grenfell Tower disaster reveals 'catastrophic failure' in building regulations

Flammable cladding has been found on 75 high-rise buildings across 26 local authority areas tested in the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster.

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Queen Victoria's Osborne House garden terrace to be opened to public

The garden terrace where Queen Victoria sat painting water colours on the Isle of Wight is being opened to the public for the first time, English Heritage said.

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New doors for Orangery at Windsor Castle cost £1.2 million

Replacement doors for the Orangery at Windsor Castle cost £1.2 million, royal accounts showed.

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Five men who drowned at Camber Sands all able swimmers, inquest told

Five young friends who drowned on a day trip to a popular south coast beach with "hidden dangers" were all fit, healthy and competent swimmers, an inquest heard.

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Which? reveal best and worst broadband speeds in the UK

Which? reveal best and worst broadband speeds in the UKThe best and worst broadband speeds across the UK have been revealed by a new study, with the bottom three all coming from Scotland.

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Ex-archbishop of Canterbury resigns from honorary role after church abuse review

Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has resigned from an honorary role he held within the Church of England after a damning review into the handling of the case of a bishop who abused young men.

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Prostate cancer to be targeted using frozen needles guided by MRI

Doctors will for the first time in the UK use a new "precision" treatment to target prostate cancer using frozen needles guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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Duke of Edinburgh accompanies Queen to event after hospital treatment

The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied the Queen to a Guards Polo Club event, three days after being discharged from hospital for treatment for an infection.

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Rivers and streams 'risk drying up as too much water pumped out'

More than half the chalk streams and a quarter of rivers in England are at risk of drying out as too much water is being pumped out of them, wildlife experts have warned.

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Father who took daughter on term-time holiday found guilty of rules breach

A father who fought a long-running legal battle over taking his child on a term-time holiday was on Friday found guilty over the unauthorised trip.

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Ofsted chief: Promoting British values in schools can help fight extremism

Schools can play a "crucial" role in combating extremism in the wake of recent terrorist attacks by promoting tolerance and British values, the head of Ofsted has said.

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Jeremy Corbyn suggests Labour's £10 living wage pledge would cover 16-year-olds

Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that Labour's £10 an hour living wage pledge would also apply to 16-year-old workers, signalling a major rise on the current rates.

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Inquest halted for police to re-investigate death of 11-month-old Sophie Burgess

An inquest has been halted part-way through proceedings to allow police to re-investigate the death of an 11-month-old girl, who died after being given a fatal drug overdose in hospital.

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British man dies while hiking up UAE mountain in extreme heat

A British man has died while hiking up a mountain in the desert heat in the United Arab Emirates.

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Tally of high-rise buildings to fail cladding safety test rises to 34

Some 34 high-rise buildings in 17 local authorities across the country have failed fire cladding safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

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Hospital treats up to 11 children who took anti-anxiety drug in car park

Up to 11 children have been treated in hospital after taking an anti-anxiety drug in a city park, according to police.

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Queen's fuchsia-coloured hat earns Royal Ascot punters thousands

The Queen was pretty in pink for Royal Ascot racegoers who correctly guessed the colour of her hat.

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