UK news: Review after further disturbances at jail

A MAJOR review was under way today following a third night of disturbances at a prison complex in South Yorkshire, the Prison Service said.

After two nights of rioting at Moorland Young Offenders' Institution, the disturbances spread to an adult unit on the same site near Doncaster.

Air freight to be 'graded'

Countries sending air freight to the UK will be "graded" according to risk, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said.

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Rules which allowed some freight not to be re-screened if it was passing through the UK were being amended, he added last night in the wake of last week's bomb plot.

Firefighters cancel plans for Bonfire Night strike

A BONFIRE Night strike by thousands of firefighters in a row over new contracts was called off just hours before it was due to start.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union in London were due to walk out for 47 hours from 10am today, leaving staff from a private firm to provide cover.

But following a meeting of FBU leaders, it was announced last night that the union had cancelled the strike after concerns about public safety as well as progress in peace talks.

Key laptops go missing

MORE than 350 laptops and mobile phones went missing from key UK law enforcement bodies in the past two years, new figures reveal.

The Ministry of Justice was hardest hit, suffering the loss or theft of 154 laptop computers and 96 BlackBerry devices since 2008.

A further 24 laptops and 52 mobile devices disappeared from the Home Office, the statistics show.

Bunton expecting baby

Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton, pictured left, is pregnant with her second child.

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The singer, 33, told fans the news on Twitter. She wrote: "So our family grows, we are SO excited to announce we're having our 2nd baby."

Liverpool: Detectives investigating a break-in in which one of Britain's richest businessmen was attacked have arrested a 48-year-old man. The suspect was detained yesterday in connection with the raid on the home of former Phones4U chief John Caudwell.

London: A police marksman accused of inserting song titles into his evidence during the inquest into the death of barrister Mark Saunders has been suspended. The officer was suspended yesterday following allegations that he peppered his testimony under oath with musical references.