The Papers: 'Decade to save Earth' and 2020 'wave of optimism'

Newspaper headlines: ‘Decade to save Earth’ and 2020 ‘wave of optimism’ By BBC News Staff Image caption “A decade to save the world,” declares the front-page headline of the Daily Mirror. The paper reports that Prince William has launched a major environmental prize in a bid to save the planet from climate change. It quotes […]

Woman on mobility scooter dies in Cannock hit-and-run

Image copyright Google Image caption The incident happened at the junction between Pye Green Road and St Aidan’s Road A woman driving a mobility scooter has died in a hit-and-run crash in Staffordshire.The 62-year-old was struck by a silver VW Golf in Cannock at about 18:30 GMT on New Year’s Eve and died at the […]

Police given more time to question terrorism suspects

Image caption The Met Police said the raids were not linked to the London Bridge attack at the end of November Police have been given more time to question four men arrested on suspicion of committing terrorism offences.Two men from London, aged 22 and 23, a 21-year-old man in Manchester and a 19-year-old man in […]

New maximum temperature for December recorded in Highlands

Image copyright Geograph/Roger Davies Image caption A temperature of 18.7C was recorded in Achfary on 28 December A new maximum temperature for December in the UK has been provisionally recorded by the Met Office. Data suggests a temperature of 18.7C was reached at Achfary, in the Highlands of Scotland, on 28 December. If validated, it […]

Girl, 10, dies after being hit by ambulance on Nottingham 999 call

Image copyright Nottinghamshire Police Image caption Shaniqua Loftman-Smith was taken to hospital after being hit by an ambulance on 22 December A 10-year-old girl has died after being hit by an ambulance on a 999 emergency call-out in Nottingham. Shaniqua Loftman-Smith was taken to hospital after the crash on Low Wood Road, Bulwell, at about […]

Get behind Moyes – West Ham captain Noble urges fans

David Moyes has signed an 18-month contract at London StadiumCaptain Mark Noble has urged West Ham supporters to “get behind” new manager David Moyes, adding he is the “best person for the job”.In an open letter to fans, midfielder Noble, 32, said Moyes was “really liked and respected” by Hammers players who had worked with […]

Retired Oxford don wins age discrimination claim

Image caption Prof Ewart said he was delighted “especially for colleagues about to be made to retire in middle of important work” An Oxford professor forced to retire at 69 was unfairly dismissed by the university, an employment tribunal has ruled.Physicist Paul Ewart was discriminated against on the grounds of age when his contract was […]