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Carillion crunch rescue talks to resume

Carillion crunch rescue talks to resume

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carillion worked on the Battersea Power Station revamp Talks will continue later to try to save the troubled construction firm Carillion amid reports it could collapse by Monday. Its future is being discussed at high-level Whitehall meetings, the BBC understands. The government contractor is involved in major projects such […]

Carillion: ‘Matter of days’ to stop collapse

Carillion: ‘Matter of days’ to stop collapse

Image copyright Carillion 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 the edge […]

Carillion: Urgent talks on construction firm’s future

Carillion: Urgent talks on construction firm’s future

Image copyright Carillion 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. There are fears it is close to collapse as it struggles with £1.5bn of […]

Murder arrests over male model’s death

Murder arrests over male model’s death

Image copyright Harry Uzoka Image caption Harry Uzoka died in west London after being stabbed A young male model has died after being found stabbed in a London street. Two men were arrested after the 25-year-old was discovered fatally wounded in Old Oak Road, East Acton, at about 16:00 GMT on Thursday. Several fashion brands […]

Four Oarsmen smash 3,000 mile Atlantic row in 29 days

Four Oarsmen smash 3,000 mile Atlantic row in 29 days

Image copyright PA Image caption The friends set off from La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, 29 days ago Four amateur rowers are believed to have set a new world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Friends George Biggar, Dicky Taylor, Peter Robinson and Stuart Watts spent 29 days and 15 hours […]

Bella Emberg: Tributes as ‘huge comedy talent’ dies

Bella Emberg: Tributes as ‘huge comedy talent’ dies

Tributes have been paid to the “huge comedy talent” Bella Emberg, who has died, aged 80. The British actress will be remembered for her character Blunder Woman, the comic sidekick of hapless superhero Cooperman in the 1980s television programme The Russ Abbot Show. She was “a woman of immense warmth and generosity”, Abbot said. Emberg […]

Nottingham rail station fire being treated as arson

Nottingham rail station fire being treated as arson

Media captionThe building has been evacuated and trains have been cancelled A huge fire that closed Nottingham railway station is being treated as arson. At its peak 10 fire crews were tackling the fire, which began at about 06:30 GMT. Flames were seen coming from the station’s roof and smoke filled the foyer, prompting the […]

Sophie Lionnet death: Couple admit burning French nanny’s body

Sophie Lionnet death: Couple admit burning French nanny’s body

Image caption Ouissem Medouni and Sabrina Kouider deny murder A couple who deny murdering a French nanny have admitted they tried to dispose of her body by burning it. The charred remains of Sophie Lionnet, 21, were discovered in the garden at a house in Southfields on 20 September. Police were initially unable to identify […]

HMP Littlehey prisoner ‘barricaded female officer’ in cell

HMP Littlehey prisoner ‘barricaded female officer’ in cell

Image copyright PA Image caption The prison houses more than 1,000 male sex offenders A female prison officer seriously assaulted by a convicted sex offender was barricaded in his cell during the attack, the BBC understands. The officer, who had only recently completed training, was attacked during a routine cell check at HMP Littlehey in […]

‘Liver branding’ surgeon Simon Bramhall fined £10,000

‘Liver branding’ surgeon Simon Bramhall fined £10,000

Image caption Simon Bramhall was sentenced for two charges of assault after admitting branding his patients’ livers A liver surgeon who branded his initials on the livers of two patients has been fined £10,000. Simon Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam machine to write his initials on the organs of the anaesthetised patients in 2013 […]