Woman in court over baby's death

Leigh Journal: Claudia Martins was remanded in custody after appearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court

3:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A woman has been remanded in custody accused of murdering her newborn baby girl.

'Rising stress' of supply teachers

Leigh Journal: The NASUWT found that 69% of supply teachers had seriously considered leaving the teaching profession in the last year

3:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

There is "a worrying rise in stress and drop in morale" among supply teachers, the head of the UK's largest teachers' union has claimed.

Drivers rescued as floods hit Essex

Leigh Journal: Fire services received more than 100 calls after heavy rain struck Southend on Friday evening

12:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

People have been rescued from cars trapped in flood water and a hospital building was struck by lightning during bad weather.

Two Britons missing after hurricane

Leigh Journal: Hurricane Odile left a trail of devastation across Mexico (AP)

5:56am Saturday 20th September 2014

Two Britons missing after a hurricane in Mexico are understood to be Paul Whitehouse and Simone Wood.

'Multiple suspects' in Thai deaths

Leigh Journal: Hannah Witheridge, 23, was found murdered alongside David Miller on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao

3:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Police in Thailand said they still have not "come up with the exact number of the suspects" following the brutal murders of two British tourists - but confirmed they are looking for more than one.

£12m to help tackle Calais migrants

Leigh Journal: A joint plan between the UK and France will involve bolstering security at the port of Calais

12:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The UK Government will provide £12 million over three years to help tackle the problem of illegal immigrants at Calais hoping to gain entry to Britain.

Miliband sets out plan for 'change'

Leigh Journal: Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives in Manchester before the start of the Labour Party's annual conference

11:38am Saturday 20th September 2014

Ed Miliband promised to set out his "new plan" for a Britain yearning for change in an eve-of-conference rallying cry.

Free hostages urges Siddiqui family

Leigh Journal: Alan Henning was kidnapped when he travelled to Syria as an aid worker last year

5:56am Saturday 20th September 2014

The family of a jailed Pakistani scientist nicknamed Lady al Qaida, whose release has been demanded by Islamic State (IS) extremists, has called for the Jihadi group to free two British hostages.

Umunna caught out on Scotland team

Leigh Journal: Chuka Umunna said he was not a Scottish MP or a member of the Scottish shadow cabinet

1:09am Saturday 20th September 2014

Shadow cabinet minister Chuka Umunna was caught out when questioned about his party's team in Scotland after only being able to identify two of Labour's senior MSPs.

Woman charged with baby's murder

Leigh Journal: Claudia Martins will appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court

11:38am Saturday 20th September 2014

A woman has been accused of murdering her newborn baby girl.


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