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Army veteran who put gun to his head in Iraq says MoD ‘in denial’ about mental health

Up to 400,000 armed service veterans may be suffering from mental health problems, the Sunday People can reveal. Charities Mind and the Mental Health Foundation say 16% of the UK population has a mental health issue at any one time. That is equivalent to nearly 400,000 of our 2.4 million veteran population. Both the NHS […]

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Dognapping gangs targeting lone women as puppies are now worth more than drugs

Lone women walking puppies are being targeted by organised crime gangs as the value of their animals soars in lockdown. Pedigree breeds can fetch up to £3,500 on the black market as breeders struggle to keep up with demand. Now people are being warned about walking pets alone in isolated spots after a series of […]

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Body of baby boy found on golf course as police launch investigation into tragedy

The body of a baby boy has been found on a golf course. Police confirmed the shocking news this afternoon following the tragic discovery in Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside. The body was found in a wooded area at the Brackenwood golf course on Friday before a forensic tent was set up on the 16th fairway of […]

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London Bridge terrorist’s widow given £15,000 legal aid while victims’ families denied

The widow of the London Bridge terror attack ringleader got more than £15,000 in legal aid for his­ inquest while families of victims were denied public funds. Figures show £15,660 was granted to Zahrah Rehman – whose evidence was criticised by the coroner. The taxpayers’ cash funded a barrister during the inquiry into the deaths […]

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My son was beaten to death at bus stop – now I listen to his heart beat in a stranger

Whenever Kathy Barber meets up with her best friend, they share an astonishingly moving ritual. She pulls out a stethoscope to listen to Geoff Melia’s chest – so she can hear the beating heart of her son who died 11 years ago aged just 24. The two met years after grieving Kathy, 57, allowed Danny’s […]

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Furloughed mum who took over injured son’s paper round now loves it and wants her own

A mum on furlough who stepped in for her son when he was unable to do his paper round after injuring his knee had so much fun she wants to find one of her own. Alice Strang said she loved delivering newspapers around an iconic neighbourhood in Edinburgh where novelist Muriel Spark lived, and is […]

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One of UK’s worst serial rapists could be free in days despite fears he had 100 victims

One of Britain’s worst serial rapists could walk free in days. Nightclub DJ Richard Baker got four life sentences for 13 attacks in 1999 but police believe he could have raped more than 100 women. The judge who jailed him said he was “truly depraved” and “a formidable danger to women”. In 2016 Baker had […]