Charlie Gard will be taken to a hospice where life support will be switched off. He is expected to die soon after this has happened. Great Ormond Street Hospital has said it deeply regrets 'that profound and heartfelt differences between' Charlie Gard's doctors and his parents 'have had to be played out in court', after a judge approved a plan which will see Charlie moved to a hospice and have his life support treatment withdrawn. In a statement, his mother Connie Yates said: 'Despite us and our legal team working tirelessly to arrange this near impossible task, the judge has ordered against what we arranged and has agreed to what GOSH asked. This subsequently gives us very little time with our son. I'm not allowed to disclose the time or place but I'm shocked that after all we've been through they won't allow us this extra time.'
Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have 'reasonable grounds' to suspect corporate manslaughter may have been committed by Kensington and Chelsea Council and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation. In a letter to residents, the force said that senior figures from Kensington and Chelsea Council and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation faced being interviewed by police. At least 80 people were killed when the blaze ripped through the 24-storey block of flats in west London on June 14.
More than 1,000 firefighters backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant have been battling wildfires that billowed smoke into the sky over the Cote d'Azur in southern France and forced the evacuation of at least 12,000 people. French firefighters have contained blazes that threatened holiday areas near St Tropez. But they say fresh gusts of wind cause flare-ups in some parched places near the southern coast.
Councils are demanding the Government comes up with billions of pounds in regeneration cash to plug the gap when we leave the EU. The Local Govenment Association wants the Government to pledge to continue EU funding - and they want more of a say on how the money is spent
Today marks the 5th anniversary of the opening of Jordan's Zaatari camp, which holds over 80,000 Syrian refugees. The United Nations estimates that 250,000 people have died since the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, and that 11 million have fled their homes
Police have said there are ‘reasonable grounds’ for corporate manslaughter charges against the Kensington and Chelsea council and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation over the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 80 people last month.
The Charlie Gard judge has approved a timetable for the final period of the terminally ill baby’s life. Charlie will “inevitably” die shortly after being moved to a hospice and having his life-support treatment withdrawn. Charlie’s mum, Connie Yates, said that the hospital had “denied us our final wish”.
A record number of prisoners have been set free by mistake and violent attacks in prisons have risen, new figures revealed. According to reports from the Ministry of Justice, 71 prisoners were released in error in 2016/17.
A mother has been jailed for 16 years for murdering her two-year-old daughter. Cody-Anne Jackson, 20, suffocated her daughter, Macy Hogan, after sending a photo to the child’s father reading: “Sorry, just thought you deserved one last picture and memory of her.”
The Grenfell Tower firefighters have spoken out for the first time and recalled the hellish scenes they encountered during the horrendous blaze last month. Their documentary airs tonight on ITV at 9pm and it describes how the rescue teams were prepared to die during the rescue attempt.
We heard a loud sort of metal cracking sound. Next thing we knew, the car had disengaged from the ride and was headed towards the ground.
A teenager has been killed and several other people seriously injured after a fairground ride dismantled in America, throwing riders to the ground.
Onlookers were left shocked at Ohio State Fair after they saw people thrown from the Fire Ball ride which seriously malfunctioned, despite passing inspections.
Footage was caught of the accident, in which an 18-year-old man was killed - but is too graphic for Good Morning Britain to show in full.
It amazes me how they could even say for loving someone you're being arrested. That completely shocks me.
A 13-year-old boy and 78-year-old man have sat down to talk about their very different experiences of coming out as homosexual - 50 years after gay sex was decriminalised.
Teenager Louis Packham, whose sexuality was immediately accepted by his parents, said he was shocked to learn from pensioner Percy Steven that it used to be illegal to be in a relationship with another man.
"It amazes me how they could even say for loving someone you're being arrested. That completely shocks me," he told Good Morning Britain.
"Now I've learned from Percy how it was back then, I know that I'm a very lucky person, to be living now. Because if I lived when Percy lived, I don't reckon I'd be able to express myself at all and I'd find it very, very hard."
Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 12,000 people, including British holidaymakers. Hundreds of firefighters were deployed to battle the fires near Bormes-les-Mimoses, in the country's Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Meanwhile, more than 3,000 people, including tourists, were forced to take shelter at a beach near the popular south coast resort of Saint-Tropez after a campsite was cleared overnight.
Four in 10 Britons believe that gay sex is unnatural, according to a new survey. Fifty years after homosexuality was partially decriminalised in the UK, a poll carried out for PinkNews found that, of those who have an opinion, 42% of people agreed that personally speaking, gay sex is not natural.
Donald Trump has announced transgender people will not be accepted or allowed in the US military "in any capacity". In a series of tweets, the US president said that he had consulted with military experts and cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption". The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military.
The Duke of Cambridge will today begin his last shift as an air ambulance pilot before moving on to life as a full-time member of the royal family, carrying out more public engagements and charity work. Prince William announced in January he would be ending his career with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Next week his grandad, the Duke of Edinburgh, completes his last official engagement for the Royal Family.
And finally; would you let your company implant a microchip between your fingers if it meant you could log into your computer, open doors and even buy snacks and more with just the wave of your hand? One company is offering the procedure to employees and some are taking them up on it. Last year, a report found that a third of Brits say they would be microchipped at work if their privacy was 100 per cent guaranteed.
• Donald Trump has announced transgender people are not allowed to serve in the US military. In a number of tweets posted this afternoon, he said his decision was made after consulting his “generals and military experts".
Here’s how Trump banned transgender’s from the military in three tweets:
Air pollution is having a huge impact on our health
The sale of new petrol and diesel cars is to be banned in the UK as part of the government's new cleaner air strategy. The ban, which includes vans and hybrid vehicles, will come into place from 2040.
More immediately, the government says it plans to invest three billion pounds into schemes to improve cycle lanes, ease congestion on our roads and retrofit busses and taxis to make them greener.
This morning we were joined by motoring journalist Quentin Willson, Mike Hawes from the The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders alongside Simon Alcock from ClientEarth who took the Government to court over their plans.
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A grandfather from Bridlington who pocketed £2 million for finishing fourth in the world's most prestigious poker tournament has returned to Yorkshire.
John Hesp arrived home from Las Vegas, where he competed in the game's World Series, earlier this week.
The grandfather of seven said playing in Vegas was on his bucket list - and that it makes a change from playing in his local casino in Hull.
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