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147 - the number of the break for Iron Maiden's world snooker superfan

British heavy metal giants Iron Maiden will take a breather from a hectic world tour this weekend - because their drummer could not bear missing snooker's World Championship final.

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Michael Dugher to become UK Music boss after stepping down as MP

Labour MP Michael Dugher has been appointed as the new chief executive of UK Music.

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Farmer cleared of shooting charge 'thrilled' after fundraisers cover legal bills

An 83-year-old farmer cleared of shooting a suspected thief on his land has said he is "overwhelmed" as he thanked nearly a thousand people who contributed to a crowdfunding appeal to pay his legal bills.

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Horseracing centre is in running for Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2017

A museum of horseracing and sporting art that was only opened by the Queen in November will compete against Tate Modern to be named the Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2017.

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Man jailed for attempted murder is back behind bars after victim dies

A man who served a jail sentence for trying to kill his partner 17 years ago is back behind bars for murder following her death, police have said.

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Woman given jail sentence adding to 12 years for child prostitution offences

A woman who arranged for a teenage girl to have sex with dozens of different men has been given a three years prison sentence to add to the 12 years she is already serving for child prostitution offences.

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'Fast And The Furious' car race saw four people on quad bike killed, court told

Four young people died when the quad bike they were on was hit by a car travelling at 140mph as vehicles raced along a bypass in scenes likened to the film The Fast And The Furious, a jury has been told.

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Theresa May woos Labour voters with pitch to lead UK during Brexit talks

Theresa May claimed German chancellor Angela Merkel's tough stance on Brexit shows Jeremy Corbyn is too "weak" to lead EU divorce talks.

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Claudia Lawrence's father delighted as peers back law on missing people

The father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence has spoken of his "delight" as new laws to help the families of missing people cleared Parliament.

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Passenger 'humiliated' after being tied up following cabin move on BA flight

A British Airways passenger was restrained after entering the business class cabin of an aircraft.

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Deaths spark warning over fatal synthetic drugs being added to heroin

Dealers are adding deadly synthetic opioids which are hundreds of times stronger than street heroin to batches of the class A drug, police have warned.

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Review secret Orgreave files to ensure 'no cover-ups', Government urged

Secret files that could contain information about the Orgreave clash between striking miners and police should be examined to assess whether they can be made public, an influential Commons committee has said.

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Rotherham scandal girls 'sang and danced hearing of Corrie's grooming storyline'

Coronation Street actor Chris Harper has said some of the girls in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal started singing and dancing when they heard the ITV soap would be tackling grooming.

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'Homosexuality is sin' comment teacher challenges move to throw him off course

A religious education teacher who said homosexuality was a sin during an online discussion is hoping a judge will rule that university bosses were wrong to throw him off a social work course.

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Man, 21, remanded on terror charge after Heathrow arrest

A 21-year-old man who allegedly planned to join friends who had left the UK for Syria has appeared in court.

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Minister hints of new probe into jailed Cammell Laird shipyard workers

A fresh probe could take place into the case of a group of shipyard workers who were jailed in the 1980s for protesting against job losses, a justice minister has hinted.

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Supercars seized by police after using M1 as race track

Police have seized three supercars after they were seen racing on the M1.

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Competition watchdog looks into takeover of Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival's takeover by global entertainment group Live Nation is being looked at by competition watchdogs amid potential concerns over the deal.

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Man held in Lindsay Jo Rimer murder probe released

A 68-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a teenage girl more than 20 years ago has been released.

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Met office warns of snow and hail as Arctic blast set to sweep Britain

Wintry showers could hit just about anywhere in Britain as the blast of Arctic weather that has brought snow to northern Scotland begins to move south.

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