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Ex-soldier who fought Isis criticises 'harrowing' police investigation

Joe Robinson no longer on police bail after he was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences when he returned from Syria<p>A former soldier who fought against Islamic State in Syria has described the 10 months he spent on police bail after returning to the UK as an “extremely harrowing ordeal”.<p>Joe …

Heathrow

Woman who died in parachuting accident named as Pamela Gower

A woman who died in a parachuting accident on Saturday lived life to the full and died doing what she loved, her cousin has said.<p>Pamela Gower, who was from Hebburn in South Tyneside, described herself as a “crazy trainee skydiver” and had posted various pictures of herself taking part in the …

Airplanes

Peter Jamieson asked to switch delivery days to take his wife to hospital, but says company refused, then withdrew his work<p>When online shoppers request home delivery, there’s a good chance that someone like Peter Jamieson will bring the package to their door.<p>Jamieson, 33, a former lorry driver, …

Hermès

Zero-hours contracts are simply not working for most people

Deborah Orr (A good job doesn’t have to be one for life, 10 September) greatly overstates the element of choice and autonomy that workers have over contractual arrangements such as zero-hours contracts (ZHCs) and so-called self-employment. The rationale for both transfers risk on to workers, in …

Sexual Harassment

Son of Ulster loyalist Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair found dead in Scotland

Police are treating death of Johnny Adair Jr, 32, as unexplained<p>The son of the Ulster loyalist terrorist leader Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair has been found dead in Scotland.<p>Johnny Adair Jr, 32, nicknamed “Mad Pup” by his father, was discovered at a property in Troon, South Ayrshire, on Saturday …

Northern Ireland

JD Wetherspoon to offer staff chance to escape from zero-hours contracts

News comes as internal email shows Sports Direct staff may have to wait months for permanent contracts<p>JD Wetherspoon, the pub chain, has become the latest British company to offer staff on zero-hours contracts the opportunity to move to permanent hours.<p>Tim Martin, the founder and chairman of the …

McDonald's

Wales moves to replace stamp duty with new land transaction tax

First Welsh tax for almost 800 years would be payable on purchase or lease of building or land over a certain price from April 2018<p>The first new Welsh tax for almost 800 years is to be outlined in a bill expected to be introduced on Monday.<p>The land transaction tax would replace stamp duty land tax …

Housing

Brighton's i360 tower closed after technical problems

British Airways attraction shut for one day for checks after suffering two issues in past week that left people trapped<p>The British Airways i360 viewing tower has been closed for checks after it suffered technical problems twice in the past week.<p>About 200 people were trapped at ground level for more …

British Airways

Carer terrorised boys with 'clappers' punishment, court hears

A “cruel and sadistic” carer molested boys at a Catholic children’s home and terrorised them with a punishment known as “the clappers”, a court heard.<p>James McCann, 80, is accused of 52 charges of violent and sexual assault on 26 boys aged between eight and 12.<p>The Old Bailey heard that McCann …

Crime

'Purely for employers' benefit': readers discuss zero-hours contracts

Wetherspoons has offered its workers guaranteed hours contracts, here’s how our readers have responded<p>JD Wetherspoons has become the latest British company to offer staff on zero-hours contracts the opportunity to move to guaranteed hours. The pub chain joins Sports Direct and McDonald’s in …

The Workplace

Hottest September day since 1973 forecast for parts of UK

Temperatures could reach 31C in south-east on Tuesday if bad weather lurking to the west stays away<p>It’s that time of year when Britons are used to unpacking their winter wardrobes. But don’t disturb the moths just yet: forecasters say Tuesday could be the warmest September day in more than 40 years.<p>…

Weather

Polish man attacked and beaten by gang of up to 20 teenagers in Leeds

West Yorkshire police say they are treating incident that seriously injured 28-year-old man as racially aggravated<p>A Polish man has been attacked and beaten by a group of up to 20 teenagers in a suspected racially aggravated assault, police said.<p>The 28-year-old man was seriously injured when he was …

European Union

Protest at Sikh temple was attempt by youth group to 'reclaim religion'

Police are accused of overreacting at wedding to what is claimed to be an inter-generational clash<p>A protest at a Sikh temple at which police arrested more than 50 people was part of an attempt by younger members of the community to reclaim the religion in the UK, according to the group that …

Religion

Getting to grips with London's road traffic congestion

The London Assembly is investigating how the mayor and Transport for London can prevent clogged roads suffocating the capital<p>As the London Assembly transport committee investigates what Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TfL) can do to reduce rising levels of road traffic congestion in London, …

England

Officers unveil ‘low-tech solution to high-tech problem’ after birds of prey prove ace interceptors in tests<p>Dutch police are adopting a centuries-old pursuit to resolve the modern-day problem of increasing numbers of drones in the skies, becoming the world’s first force to employ eagles as winged …

Demonstration

MeyGen tidal stream project leads the way in tackling climate change and providing jobs, says Nicola Sturgeon<p>The launch of the world’s first large-scale tidal energy farm in Scotland has been hailed as a significant moment for the renewable energy sector.<p>A turbine for the MeyGen tidal stream …

Scotland

Strategies for Fighting Sexual Sin

1. Recognize that sexuality is a good gift from God.<p>Genesis 2:24-25For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to …

Why I'm Already Giving Up on Android Wear

I believe in wearable technology. From Google Glass to smartwatches, the idea that you can have access to useful and essential information right when …

Israel: Soldier reported captured was 'killed in battle'

The soldier that Israel claimed Hamas militants captured Friday, as a temporary cease-fire to the conflict in Gaza rapidly unraveled, is dead, Israel's military said.<p>"Lieutenant Hadar Goldin ... was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday, August 1," the Israel Defense Forces announced early …

NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel

As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can weigh nearly as much as the object it's propelling, increasing costs while significantly limiting range. It's a challenge we're going to need to overcome before launching long-distance treks through …