Policeman killed by hit-and-run truck
PC David Phillips died from internal injuries after being struck by a stolen pick-up truck in a hit-and-run in Merseyside yesterday. The vehicle had been stolen during a burglary in Birkenhead yesterday morning.
California enacts right-to-die law
The State Governor of California has signed a law allowing a dying person to end their own life, under medical supervision. Four other US states already have similar laws – Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana – but many groups still oppose the bill.
Ched Evans case goes to appeal after new evidence
Ched Evans, the former Sheffield United player who was convicted of rape in 2012, has had his conviction referred to a court of appeal. After his appeal against the conviction was rejected, Evans applied to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to have his case reviewed. The CCRC said they found "new material which was not considered by the jury at trial and which in [their] view might have assisted the defence".
May to stress threat of mass migration
Teresa May will state today in a speech at the Conservative Party Conference that mass migration makes it "impossible to build a cohesive society," claiming that it makes it "difficult for schools and hospitals and core infrastructure like housing and transport to cope" and leads to reduced wages and unemployment. May will say that the UK must differentiate between refugees and economic migrants, saying that while we must help people in desperate need, "we must also have an immigration system that allows us to control who comes to our country".
39,000 girls are forced to marry every day
Almost 40,000 girls every day are forced into a marriage. A report from CARE International has shown that in 26 countries, girls under 18 are more likely to be in a forced marriage than in secondary school. In Niger, 75 per cent of girls are forced to marry before the age of 18, while only 10 per cent attend secondary school.