BBC diversity training scheme with new group is Stonewall ‘in all but name’

Involve UK said it aims to “truly shift the dial when it comes to creating an inclusive and diverse business”. One of its main functions is a list of “LGBT+ role models” for employers to learn from, which celebrates Stonewall... Read more

Isle of Man seeks young professionals with ‘Shoreditch’ makeover

Walls in Douglas and Port St Mary have been daubed with brightly coloured murals, shelters on the promenade in Ramsey have been newly decorated, and the town’s public toilets have been earmarked for an artistic makeover as part of a... Read more

Double child murderer Pitchfork case proves Parole Board needs reform, says former justice secretary

Although we had already carried out some reforms to the system, such as a new power for the Justice Secretary to ask the Board to reconsider cases, more needs to be done in order to increase public confidence in the... Read more

Pictured: Teenage ballerina dances on one of world’s first custom-made ‘en pointe’ prosthetic legs

The reaction was “amazing” and the family received many suggestions of people who might be able to help. Pollyanna has been learning ballet since the age of four, determined to fulfil her dream of dancing despite a refusal by the... Read more

Covid vaccines could be offered to children as young as five next spring

Any rollout of the jab to five to 11-year-olds would be done through the schools vaccination programme, with parents contacted to request their consent, as they currently are in the case of teenagers aged under 16. In cases where a... Read more

Migrants use tattoos of Jesus and crucifixes to aid asylum claims

Asylum seekers are getting tattoos of crucifixes and Jesus to “prove” they have converted to Christianity and cannot be returned to the Middle East, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. Analysis of immigration appeal judgments shows tattoos connected to Christianity, atheism... Read more

Pictured: Teenage ballerina dances on one of world’s first custom-made ‘en pointe’ prosthetic leg

Pollyanna, who was two when she lost her leg in a bus crash, said: “It was the first time I’ve danced on stage on it and it felt great, I really enjoyed it. “It was nice to perform on it... Read more

Thames Water fined £4m for sewage discharge that killed 3,000 fish

Thames Water has been fined £4 million after it allowed raw sewage to leak into two Oxford streams for more than 30 hours. Up to 3,000 fish were killed by the discharge in July 2016, which ran for 3.5km, through... Read more

Jailed Insulate Britain activists to pay half of National Highways’ ‘excessive’ legal fees

The judge, sitting with Mr Justice Chamberlain, said there was no alternative to custodial sentences given that the group’s actions were so serious and they had made it clear they intended to further flout court orders. Myriam Stacey QC, representing... Read more

Liverpool bomber may have used hospital dash as cover to reach Remembrance service in time

The hospital provides a good excuse for someone needing a taxi in a rush. Whitehall sources said Swealmeen had not booked his cab the night before the attack, but had ordered it on the day. It arrived at Rutland Avenue,... Read more

NHS trust fined record £2.5m over patient deaths

An NHS trust has been fined more than £2.5 million over safety failings that lead to the deaths of two patients, the highest fine handed to a trust following a prosecution by the health watchdog. The Dudley Group NHS Foundation... Read more

V&A museum accused of displaying fake Fabergé egg in new exhibition

Behind the row lies a fierce rivalry between two Russian tycoons – each of whom has founded their own museum dedicated to the craft of jeweller Carl Fabergé. The Fabergé Museum in Baden-Baden, a popular tourist destination for wealthy Russians,... Read more

Alleged Ghislaine Maxwell victim ‘set up Tom Parker Bowles in newspaper cocaine sting’

Mr Parker Bowles, who was 24 at the time, was caught in the newspaper sting offering to supply cocaine to “a society girl”. The woman is one of the accusers relied upon by New York prosecutors in the case against... Read more

BBC news presenter carousel spins again, with Emma Barnett tipped to replace departing Andrew Marr

Marr, 62, is leaving his £340,000 BBC job to join Global radio, where he will present an “opinion-led” show on LBC and another programme on Classic FM. Both will feature political interviews. The veteran presenter previously expressed his unhappiness with... Read more

Double child killer Colin Pitchfork recalled to prison two months after release

The Probation Service stepped in “so that it doesn’t escalate into anything more serious and public protection is not compromised,” the source said. They added: “He is back in custody. It’s an example of the system working as it should.”... Read more

Lobsters are sentient, Government concludes, as calls grow for ban on live boiling

Lobsters, crabs and octopuses are sentient, ministers have decided, in a move that could pave the way for a ban on live boiling. George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, on Friday moved to strengthen new animal welfare laws after a government-commissioned... Read more

‘Without France the EU is dead’: Eric Zemmour wants to smash Emmanuel Macron – and Brussels too

“The numbers are awful,” he says, about migration – both legal and clandestine. Addressing it would be his number one priority, he insists. First, he says, by making France far less welcoming to immigrants who arrive legally (400,000 of them... Read more

Vienna braces for violence as Austria becomes first European country to make Covid jabs mandatory

Austria has become the first country in Europe to make coronavirus vaccinations compulsory under new laws announced on Friday. It prompted fears that a 10,000-strong march in Vienna on Saturday could descend into violence as anger builds against rules forcing... Read more

Priti Patel plans Greek-style clampdown on migrants

It comes in the wake of the attempted bombing in Liverpool by a failed asylum seeker who was still in the UK seven years after his application was first rejected. Emad al-Swealmeen is understood to have had mental health problems... Read more