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Dover MP calls for new patrol force after police detain three suspected migrants

A Conservative MP has renewed calls for a new patrol force for the English Channel after three suspected migrants were detained by police.

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Man faces 'murder bid' charge after woman 'stabbed' and children 'attacked'

A 29-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident in which a naked woman and two children were allegedly attacked.

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Lugworms' love lives under the spotlight as part of Spermwatch

The public are being asked to keep an eye on the love lives of lugworms as part of a research project called Spermwatch.

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Former candidate cuts up membership card of 'fatally damaged' Labour Party

A former Labour parliamentary candidate has cut up his membership card after Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as the party's leader.

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Vitamin B levels during pregnancy linked to eczema risk in child, study suggests

Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at the age of 12 months, according to new research.

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Firefighters rescue tarantula from house blaze in Southampton

A tarantula has been rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in its owner's house.

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Grandmother thanks firefighters after ferris wheel rescue drama

A grandmother with a fear of heights has thanked the "amazing" firefighters who rescued her and her grandson from a broken-down ferris wheel which left the pair stranded 35ft in the air.

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Girl, two, suffered 'shocking' injuries at hands of mother, her partner or both

A two-year-old girl was left with "very shocking" injuries after being pinched, punched, poked and smacked by one or both of the people caring for her, a family court judge has concluded.

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Ferry mate wanted - do not apply if 'easily bored' or like a lie-in

A job advert for a mate on a small passenger ferry has asked for applicants "who cannot get out of bed in the morning" and "who are easily bored" not to apply.

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No police action after town mayor filmed 'snorting substance in toilet'

No criminal action will be taken against a town mayor who was filmed apparently snorting a substance inside a toilet cubicle.

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Bleat that - acting the goat earns researcher spoof Nobel award

A British man who lived as a goat for three days is among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for scientific research.

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Book on astronaut Tim Peake's space adventures 'chock-full of awe and wonder'

British astronaut Tim Peake has chronicled his space adventures in a new book, to be published in November.

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Police officer sacked for selling work phone on eBay

A police sergeant has been sacked after he pleaded guilty to stealing his work-issued smartphone which he sold on eBay.

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Researchers find new way to stop 'aggressive' brain tumour spreading

A new way to potentially stop one of the most aggressive types of brain tumour from spreading has been discovered by medical researchers.

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End of the road for 'noisy' Trek after residents forced to sleep in bathrooms

Police have closed a seaside nightclub where the noise and violence became so bad some nearby residents slept in their bathrooms to escape the din.

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Fatboy Slim to play Oxjam gig in bid to help fight global poverty

DJ legend Fatboy Slim is to perform a charity gig in a bid to help fight global poverty.

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Bernie Sanders' brother Larry to stand for Greens in Witney

Larry Sanders said he was inspired to stand as an MP because of the success of his brother Bernie Sanders - and pledged to follow in his footsteps by taking on the establishment.

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David Cameron 'delighted' barrister chosen as Tory candidate for Witney

David Cameron has said he is "delighted" barrister and local councillor Robert Courts has been selected as the Conservative candidate for his constituency.

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Terminally-ill boy 'forced to spend hours lying on the floor at Heathrow'

A terminally-ill teenager was forced to spend several hours lying on the floor while waiting to change planes at Heathrow Airport, his mother has claimed.

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Spitfire pilot's family unveil memorial near site of plane's excavation

The family of a Spitfire pilot who died in a crash have unveiled a permanent memorial near the site where his plane was excavated.

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