Museums compete for top award

Echo: Artifacts brought from the sea bed of The Solent and preserved on display at the new Mary Rose Museum

7:31pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The new venue displaying the preserved remains of Henry VIII's sunken flagship the Mary Rose will compete with arts institutions such as the Hayward Gallery and Tate Britain for the UK's top museum award.

Shareholders question bonus stance

Echo: Shareholders at Barclays have questioned the bank's policy on bonus payments.

5:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Barclays was given a bloody nose by shareholders today as one in three failed to back its controversial decision to increase its bonus pool despite falling profits.

Debate 'quite encouraging' - Welby

Echo: The Archbishop of Canterbury said he welcomed the debate about the position of Christianity in British society

3:43pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury has conceded that Britain is "certainly not" a Christian country in terms of the number of regular churchgoers, but its society and values had been "shaped and founded on" the religion.

London's Gherkin in a pickle

Echo: The Gherkin was designed by architect Lord Norman Foster

3:43pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Famous London skyscraper the Gherkin has been placed into receivership in a move aimed at removing uncertainty over its ownership.

Bank fraud cyber gang leader jailed

Echo: Cyber gang leader Tony Colston-Hayter has been jailed for a £1.25 million bank fraud (Metropolitan Police)

1:12pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The leader of a cyber gang which plundered £1.25 million from British banks has been jailed for five and a half years.

Mother faces triple murder charge

Echo: Police at a house in New Malden, south London, after a woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children

10:55am Thursday 24th April 2014

A mother been charged with murdering three of her children.

Paedophile teacher's image haul

Echo: William James Vahey worked in schools worldwide for four decades (AP/FBI)

2:17pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Images of between 50 and 60 students at a private school were found on the computer of a convicted paedophile, the school's executive principal has said.

Prison deaths reach record high

Echo: Deaths in prison custody increased to 215 in 2013

3:43pm Thursday 24th April 2014

There were 215 deaths in prison custody in England and Wales last year - the highest number on record.

Python farewell show on big screen

Echo: Left to right: Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese, the five remaining Pythons

6:34pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Cult comedy troupe Monty Python are heading back to cinemas after striking a deal to show their final ever gig on the big screen.

Fall in historic sex crime reports

Echo: The number of reported sexual offences has repeatedly risen since abuse allegations against late DJ Jimmy Savile emerged

10:55am Thursday 24th April 2014

Fewer victims of historic sex crimes are coming forward in the wake of the so-called "Yewtree effect", figures have revealed.






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