News stories from around Britain
COURTS: A retired British businessman who has failed in his appeals over extradition will be sent to the United States next Friday, his lawyer said today.
Christopher Tappin, who is accused of conspiring to sell components for Iranian missiles, has been asked to attend Heathrow police station on February 24, when US marshals will take him to the US, his lawyer Karen Todner said.
Tappin failed in a last-ditch plea to the European Court of Human Rights to block extradition earlier this week.
CULTURE: The president of the Royal Academy of Art urged the government to help save the Wedgwood collection today.
Christopher Le Brun, along with 18 other academicians including Tracey Emin, has written a letter asking for help to prevent the Stoke-on-Trent museum from being dismantled and sold to pay for a £134 million pension deficit.
In the letter Mr Le Brun said the 10,000-piece ceramic collection “could never be put together again” once broken up.
Fire Minister Brandon Lewis probably had a fair idea what Sir Ken Knight would deliver when he asked him to conduct an "independent" report into fire and rescue services in England.
As LGBT activists worldwide celebrate anti-homophobia day we are reminded of prevailing prejudice
Bradford has seen the launch of a new campaign to battle the sources of child sex exploitation - and combat far-right bids to make it a racial issue