Prime Minster David Cameron announces parents dodging truancy fines will lose their child benefit.
The Police Federation is calling for better protection for on-duty officers after the murder of PC David Phillips who was hit and killed by a stolen getaway car in Merseyside on Monday.
Sentimental value of property and the emotional impact on victims will now be taken into account under new sentencing guidelines for theft.
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the United States after shooting his eight-year-old neighbour following an argument about her pet puppy.
Thousands of unnecessary road signs will soon be taken down across Britain. One recently appeared in East London asking motorists to keep to a puzzling nine miles per hour.
Over half a million people living with schizophrenia in the UK aren't getting access to the treatment and care they need, according to Rethink Mental Health
A new survey commissioned by the charity of over 1,000 people with the condition and their carers has revealed for the first time the shocking and widespread impact on recovery and wellbeing of long waiting times for basic recommended therapies.
As part of Schizophrenia Awareness Week, which this year runs 5-10 October, a new campaign video has been released to raise awareness of the fact that one in 100 people are affected and many are not getting the right support.
We talk to Jonny Benjamin, who tried to take his own life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia in 2008.
He was about to jump off Waterloo Bridge when a stranger talked him out of it - and after launching a campaign to find the man who saved his life they were reunited on ITV's Daybreak.
Shop workers in England are being told to prepare for confrontations with angry shoppers today, as supermarkets and some high street stores begin charging for plastic bags. The new rules are so complicated it's likely to cause confusion at the checkout.
In 2013, over 7.4 billion plastic bags were given out at supermarkets across the UK, equating to 133 plastic bags for every person.
Most of us have a carrier bag stash somewhere in the house, but will a 5p charge encourage you to reuse yours? Let us know via Facebook, Twitter or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 8am on Monday 5 October, and if you've got a picture of your plastic bag stash, send it in! You must be 18 or over.
The man who would be Prime Minister - George Osborne makes his pitch to be the next Tory leader
Too hungry to learn - the 2.6 million children who face school without breakfast
Is Klopp heading for the Kop? Liverpool on the hunt for a new manager after unceremoniously dumping Brendan Rodgers.
Almost one in three nurses are looking to quit their jobs because of "intolerable situations" at work. The Royal College of Nursing says nurses feel undervalued, with too many patients to care for.
Bailey is just eight years old and has cerebral palsy. His parents thought he'd never be able to walk, but amazingly he's completed a triathlon. Bailey picked up a Pride of Britain Child of Courage award this week, leaving few dry eyes in the house!
I am just as shocked as everybody at what happened today
Ian Mercer, the father of Chris Harper Mercer, who has been named as the shooter at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, has spoken to reporters outside his home in California.
A 20-year-old gunman has been killed by police after yet another school massacre in the United States.
The shootings have reignited the debate about gun control in the USA. There have been 142 school shootings since 2012, and this was the 45 shooting in a school or collage this year.
Nearly 10,000 people have been killed as a result of gun violence so far this year in the US.
Dan Roberts is a pro-gun lobbyist who joins us from Philadelphia to give his reaction.