Seven Britons evacuated from Libya

Banbury Cake: The Government is advising against all travel to Libya to reflect the ongoing security situation and increase in violence

1:42pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A small number of British nationals have been evacuated from Libya amid ongoing unrest in the country, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said.

Dementia cases surge 62% in 7 years

Banbury Cake: The number of people diagnosed with dementia has soared in the last seven years, figures show

11:27am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The number of people diagnosed with dementia has soared in the last seven years, new figures show.

July one of warmest and sunniest

Banbury Cake: People relax in sunny weather at Woolacombe, North Devon, as the hot weather continues across the UK

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

This July is likely to go down as one of the warmest and sunniest on record, according to Met Office data.

PM announces further £3m Gaza aid

Banbury Cake: A Palestinian man rests after receiving treatment for injuries caused by an Israeli strike at a UN school in the Jebaliya refugee camp (AP)

10:46am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Prime Minister announced an extra £3 million aid for Gaza today as he again called for an unconditional ceasefire to stop the conflict.

No review over Rolf Harris sentence

Banbury Cake: Rolf Harris's sentence for a string of indecent assaults will not be referred for review, the Attorney General has decided

11:53am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris will not see his jail term challenged by the Government's chief legal adviser for being too lenient.

Gunman guilty of Pc murder bid

Banbury Cake: James Leslie was found guilty of attempted murder

12:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A gunman who blasted a police officer on his doorstep then laughed as he cycled away from the scene has been convicted of attempted murder.

Flames engulf Eastbourne Pier

Banbury Cake: Fire takes hold at Eastbourne Pier in East Sussex (Jake Garnell/PA)

4:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A huge blaze and plumes of thick black smoke have engulfed Eastbourne Pier.

Police marksman on a murder charge

Banbury Cake: Azelle Rodney's mother Susan Alexander (centre) has welcomed the decision to charge a  former police officer with her son's murder.

1:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A former police marksman is to be charged with murdering a robbery suspect in a landmark prosecution.

Ebola spread in UK 'most unlikely'

Banbury Cake: Health professionals have been warned to be vigilant for signs of the deadly ebola virus (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/PA)

7:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has sought to reassure the public over fears that Ebola could spread in Britain as experts met to discuss the "very serious threat" from the largest ever outbreak of the disease.

Usain Bolt hails 'awesome' Games

Banbury Cake: Jamaica's Usain Bolt arrives to watch the netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the SECC

1:35am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said he is having an "awesome" Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after reports he slurred the event.


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