The California couple who were accused of torturing their 13 children have pleaded not guilty. It is alleged the couple committed years of abuse, leaving their children malnourished, undersized and cognitively impaired. The couple’s alleged acts were brought to light when their 17-year-old daughter climbed out of the window and called 911. She said she had been plotting her escape for two years.
Boris Johnson has raised a prospect of building a second crossing between Britain and France. The Foreign Secretary said "good connections" were important between the two countries, and suggested the Channel Tunnel might simply be "a first step." Johnson went on to say that the countries had agreed to establish a panel of experts to look at major projects.
Former British boxing champion Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging terrorism. The 36-year-old Muslim convert from south east London is accused of encouraging acts of terrorism after posting a video on social media in September 2016, the Metropolitan Police said.
A drone has been used to rescue two teenagers who got into difficulty swimming in rough seas in Australia, in what has been hailed a "world first". The drone dropped an inflatable raft to the pair, which the boys were able to use to get back to safety. The drone was able to reach the two boys in just 70 seconds, compared to the six minutes it would take for a more traditional rescue.
Is it wrong for children to have a ‘besties’ in a playground? Well, that’s according to one psychologist who supports this growing trend in American schools. Prince George’s school have discouraged it pupils from having ‘best friends’ - but is this the right approach to take for young kids? We’ll be discussing this topic during the show.