Murray moved by home town welcome

Leigh Journal: Stirling Council provost Mike Robbins pats Andy Murray on the back after the Wimbledon champion made an emotional speech following his acceptance of the Freedom of Stirling

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Tennis star Andy Murray struggled to hold back tears as he returned to the area where he grew up to receive the freedom of the city.

'Fatal arson targeted wrong house'

Leigh Journal: Seven men and a youth are on trial accused of murdering a mother and her three children who died when a fire engulfed their home

4:26am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An innocent family perished in a petrol-fuelled blaze at their home when it was mistakenly targeted in a revenge attack following the fatal stabbing of a fitness coach, a court has heard.

Madeleine police await Portugal OK

Leigh Journal: British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann hope to begin operations in Portugal soon

11:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

British detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are poised to stage operations on Portuguese soil.

Hundreds apply for Mrs Farage's job

Leigh Journal: Nigel Farage claimed that only his wife was capable of being his assistant

11:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Hundreds of British workers have come forward to challenge Nigel Farage's claim that only his German wife is capable of doing the job of being his assistant, an employment agency has said.

UK debt £10bn higher than expected

Leigh Journal: Monthly figures provided better news for George Osborne

11:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Britain's debt mountain was £10.7 billion higher than expected in the last financial year as it rose to more than three-quarters of gross domestic product (GDP), despite a fall in annual borrowing.

Trojan Horse probe schools named

Leigh Journal: Sir Albert Bore said Ofsted was not intending to publish its final inspection reports until "the first or second week of May"

1:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies has been published.

Men win landmark equal pay claim

Leigh Journal: Rob Cooze (left to right), Mike Betson and Nicholas Thomas are part of group of 18 men launching a pay discrimination case against their employers University of Wales, Trinity St Davids

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A group of men unhappy at being paid less than their female counterparts have won their equal pay claim in what is thought to be a landmark case.

Camilla's brother dies in New York

Leigh Journal: Mark Shand (left), seen here with his brother-in-law the Prince of Wales, has died

6:12pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Duchess of Cornwall is "utterly devastated" after her brother died from a s erious head injury sustained in a fall in New York.

Russian planes shadowed by RAF

Leigh Journal: RAF Typhoons (below) were sent to monitor Russian aircraft.

6:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

British military aircraft were scrambled to investigate Russian planes which flew close to UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed.

Woman held over children's 'murder'

Leigh Journal: A police officer carries some floral tributes at a house in New Malden, south London, after a woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address.

6:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A woman is being held by police on suspicion of murdering her four-year-old daughter and twin sons aged three.

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