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Man found guilty of child cruelty over 'sadistic abuse' of girl, 6, and boy, 15

A man who forced a young girl to run barefoot on a treadmill for up to four-and-a-half hours so she would sleep at bedtime has been found guilty of child cruelty.

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'Miracle' doctors saved baby girl who didn't breathe for 22 minutes

A baby who did not breathe for 22 minutes after she was born was saved by a team of doctors who refused to give up.

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Cambridge University appoints Lego Professor of Play

The University of Cambridge has recruited a Lego Professor of Play following widespread interest in what was billed as a dream job role.

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Man whose dogs died in hot car appears in campaign video to prevent other deaths

A man convicted after his three dogs perished in his hot car has appeared in a tearful video as part of an RSPCA campaign to prevent similar deaths.

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£700,000 total in fines for firms after four workers crushed to death in cage

Two companies have been fined a total of £700,000 after four workers were crushed to death inside a steel cage in an "entirely preventable accident" on a construction site.

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'His Royal Gingerness' hacker admits cyber-attacks on airport and hospital sites

A hacker calling himself His Royal Gingerness has admitted two cyber-attacks on the websites of an airport and a hospital.

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10-year peak in new build homes started up around England

The number of new build homes being started across England over the last year has reached its highest levels in around a decade.

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Sports drinks had 'no benefit on swimming performance' during study

Sports drinks do not appear to enhance performance in swimmers, a small study suggests.

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Zhejiang Geely takes majority stake in Lotus

The Chinese owner of the London Taxi Company and Volvo Cars has taken a majority stake in sports car manufacturer Lotus.

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Counter-terror police arrest man at Stansted Airport

A man has been arrested by counter-terror police at Stansted Airport on suspicion he planned on travelling to Syria.

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Wide variety of rainforest butterfly patterns 'may result from microhabitats'

The spectacular variety of colours and patterns that rainforest butterflies use to warn off predators may result from microhabitats often only a few hundred metres apart, researchers have found.

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Wide variety of rainforest butterfly patterns 'may result from microhabitats'

The spectacular variety of colours and patterns that rainforest butterflies use to warn off predators may result from microhabitats often only a few hundred metres apart, researchers have found.

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Michael Barrymore entitled to 'substantial damages' over arrest, High Court told

Entertainer Michael Barrymore should get substantial damages from Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which destroyed his career, the High Court has heard.

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Duchess hails 'dedicated and inspirational' teams at children's hospices

The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the extraordinary work of "dedicated and inspirational" staff and volunteers at children's hospices across the UK.

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Police officer sacked for 'deliberately targeting' ex-wife's divorce lawyer

A police officer who "deliberately targeted" a divorce lawyer who represented his ex-wife has been sacked.

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Ukip candidate backs interstellar travel and space mining

A Ukip candidate has told voters he would push for asteroid belt mining and a spaceship capable of interstellar travel if elected.

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Nightclub acid attack trial date for ex-boyfriend of TV's Ferne McCann

The former boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann is to face trial on October 9 charged in connection with an acid attack at an east London nightclub, a judge has ruled.

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Ukip leader: It doesn't really matter how many MPs we have

Paul Nuttall has claimed it "doesn't really matter how many MPs you have" as he played up Ukip's future despite a dip in the polls.

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Humboldt penguin chick birth has wildlife centre staff 'bursting with joy'

A wildlife centre is celebrating the arrival of its first-ever Humboldt penguin chick.

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Garage search draws blank in hunt for body of murdered Danielle Jones

Police are no closer to knowing where the body of murdered schoolgirl Danielle Jones is as they concluded a search of a garage area, a senior officer said.

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