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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:50:00 GMT
Knife crime reaches record high as prosecutions fall to all-time low
Knife crime has reached a new record high in England and Wales, as prosecutions for all offences hit an all-time low.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:00:00 GMT
Boris Johnson news – live: EU threatens UK with 'sanctions' over post-Brexit border checks, as Bercow hit by fresh bullying claims
Follow all the latest developments

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:17:31 GMT
John Bercow's peerage nomination should be 'reviewed' if bullying allegations upheld, says minister
Bercow says complaint comes at 'curious' time

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:07:00 GMT
Windrush man who served in British army for nine years told there is no record of him
75-year-old who moved to UK from Barbados aged 19 still struggling to find support to claim compensation

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:39:00 GMT
'Jack's Law': Working parents who lose child to be given two weeks' statutory bereavement leave, ministers announce
New measures will come into force in April

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:49:00 GMT
Brexit: EU threatens Boris Johnson with 'sanctions' if he fails to implement controversial Irish sea goods checks
UK could be fined by the European Court of Justice which - to the likely fury of Tory MPs – will retain the power if there is 'any backsliding'

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:24:00 GMT
Labour's Emily Thornberry denies 'sneering' at Brexit voters during Andrew Marr interview
Labour leadership contender hits back in TV grilling by BBC's Andrew Neil

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:20:00 GMT
UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 23:23:18 GMT
Gerald Corrigan: Pensioner shot with crossbow by 'killer hiding behind garden wall'
Prosecutor says suspect set trap for retired lecturer and waited in hiding to kill him

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:51:00 GMT
Boris Johnson's Brexit bill one step away from being finalised after completing passage through parliament
Hard-fought EU withdrawal legislation now needs only royal assent to become law, clearing path for Brexit on 31 January

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:07:00 GMT
Boris Johnson warns Trump both their countries will suffer if US starts trade war over tech tax
Prime minister's remarks come after US Treasury secretary's warning that a tax of tech firms could be met with reciprocal measures on car exports

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:35:00 GMT
Brexit: UK will lose market access if it ditches Brussels regulations, says EU chief Von der Leyen
European Commission president insists trade negotiations will start in February, despite talk of delays into March

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Boris Johnson news - live: Brexit bill one step away from being finalised after completing passage through parliament
Follow all the latest developments

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:55:20 GMT
Flamur Beqiri: Arrest made in Denmark over murder of man in front of wife and child on Christmas Eve
Police suspect father may have been involved in 'criminality' in Sweden before killing

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:30:00 GMT
Terror watchdog says refusing police access to encrypted devices should be a crime
Jonathan Hall QC warns ministers that jailing terrorists is not 'job done'

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:54:00 GMT
This morning, Lisa Nandy skewered Piers Morgan with seven short words
The 'Good Morning Britain' host has become a Borat-like creation of his own imagination, the concept behind the character no more than a calculation as to what positions it can take to maximise attention for itself

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:43:40 GMT
Remarkable photos show 'surreal' fog shrouding Severn Bridge
Images appear to show weather phenomenon known as 'temperature inversion'

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:14:00 GMT
Brexit: MPs vote against protecting rights of child refugees
Amendment to Boris Johnson's legislation tabled by former refugee from Nazis

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:56:00 GMT
Knives being hidden in children's playgrounds amid rise in stop and search
Police say violent criminals are increasingly concealing weapons in open spaces for quick access

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:51:00 GMT
Lisa Nandy attacks Blair's New Labour for maintaining 'Thatcher consensus', in dramatic change of tone
Wigan MP expresses frustration at last Labour government, with praise for Jeremy Corbyn

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:18:00 GMT
Dominic Cummings' think tank called for 'end of BBC in current form' and creation of Fox News equivalent in UK
New Frontiers Foundation blog described public broadcaster as 'mortal enemy', internet archive reveals

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:57:00 GMT
'I'd rather die in a ditch': New Tory MPs told they are not welcome at miners' gala
'We never saw Arthur Scargill invited to the Tory party conference,' he says

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:40:00 GMT
Trump administration threatens trade war with UK over digital tax plan
'If people want to just arbitrarily put taxes on our digital companies, we will consider arbitrarily putting taxes on car companies,' says Mnuchin

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:55:00 GMT
Rupert Cornwell Award 2020: Applications open for The Independent's annual foreign journalism competition
A bursary of £5,000 is being made available to one individual to fund a suitable journalistic project

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:35:00 GMT
London becoming 'off-limits' for non-elites, and idea of moving to city to make fortune a myth, report finds
'So it is that the best plums on the tree are kept for these privileged people,' report says

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:29:35 GMT
Lisa Nandy slaps down Piers Morgan on live TV over comments on Meghan Markle racism: 'How on earth would you know?'
Labour leadership contender says presenter has 'never had to deal with ingrained prejudice'

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:16:00 GMT
Brexit: SNP makes last-ditch bid to stop Boris Johnson's EU withdrawal bill becoming law
Brexit legislation reaches final day of tortuous passage through parliament

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:08:39 GMT
Ministers failing to respond to 'national scandal' of suicides in prison, report finds
Warnings about self-inflicted deaths among inmates being 'systematically ignored' by government as 'dangerous, longstanding failures' continue to persist, says charity

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:01:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Keir Starmer urged to 'stand aside' so party can have first woman leader
'We've got Rebecca Long-Bailey, Baileyism,' says party chairman Ian Lavery

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:11:30 GMT
Cervical cancer rises among young women as progress on deadly disease 'stalls'
'To be told I had cervical cancer took me completely by surprise. My mum accompanied me to the appointment and we just stared at each other in shocked silence,' says young woman

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:10:55 GMT
Boris Johnson's plan to keep violent and sexual offenders in prison for longer 'will increase violence'
MPs to debate moving automatic release for serious crimes from halfway to two thirds through sentence

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:10:32 GMT
Climate crisis: Citizens' assembly to decide tough measures to achieve net zero emissions commitment
A 110-strong cross-section of the public will make ground-breaking recommendations in April – before the government's long-awaited strategy

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:50:00 GMT
Jess Phillips accidentally made clear why Labour is doomed
In quitting the leadership race, she said Labour needs a leader that can 'unite all parts' of the party, even those who are, even now, still desperate to lose

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:33:00 GMT
Brexit: Boris Johnson suffers new Lords defeat over bid to scrap protections for child refugees
Peers vote by 300 to 220 to restore safeguards for unaccompanied minors

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:24:00 GMT
Belgian region of Wallonia vows to block another EU trade deal, in unsubtle Brexit foreshadowing
EU-Mercosur deal in trouble, following Wallonia's previous rejection of EU-Canada deal

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:49:00 GMT
EU says Brexit trade deal needs power to fine UK if it breaks rules
European Court of Justice would also be involved

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:56:00 GMT
Woman gang raped repeatedly by rugby players in hotel appeals for witnesses as image released 40 years on
Victim was just 17 when she was allegedly attacked at Plymouth's Strathmore Hotel in 1978

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:56:00 GMT
Why is Boris Johnson staying away from Davos this year?
Analysis: Chancellor Sajid Javid is only UK government representative at the global gathering which PM once branded an 'orgy of adulation'

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:19:00 GMT
Boris Johnson news: Government suffers fresh Brexit defeat over child refugee protections, as Jess Phillips abandons Labour leadership bid
All the latest developments as they happened

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:39:00 GMT
Trump administration threatens UK with tariffs if Boris Johnson imposes taxes on tech giants
Digital services levy due to be imposed on web-based firms like Facebook and Amazon from April

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:07:00 GMT
Lisa Nandy backed by GMB union in major boost to Labour leadership bid
Lisa Nandy has received a huge boost to her bid to be the next Labour leader after winning the backing of the powerful GMB union, who hailed her as "a breath of fresh air".

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:03:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Jess Phillips pulls out of race after admitting she has no chance of winning
Corbyn critic says his successor must 'unite all parts of our movement' - admitting 'I have to be honest that at this time, that person isn't me'

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:03:00 GMT
Domestic abusers winning time with children by accusing mothers of parental alienation, study finds
'Playing the parental alienation card is proving more powerful than any other in silencing the voices of women and children resisting contact with abusive men,' says former family law barrister

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:35:00 GMT
London Bridge attack victim's father hits out at Boris Johnson's 'cynical' plan for terrorist lie detector tests
David Merritt says longer jail sentences 'will not keep public safe' as prison officers sound warning

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:30:00 GMT
Nora Quoirin: Family of 15-year-old girl found dead in Malaysia sue resort owner
Parents believe their daughter with disabilities was abducted

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:42:00 GMT
Brexit Party MEP complains about not having say on EU law after Brexit
June Mummery said EU rules would still apply to Britain but that it would have no say

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:54:00 GMT
Facebook to hire 1,000 new UK staff as it tries to crack down on spam and abuse
Company has received sustained criticism over misuse of its platform

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:31:00 GMT
Home Office lawyers routinely deploying 'legally unsound' arguments in court, say immigration solicitors
Presenting officers have 'little or no knowledge of applicable law', immigrations solicitors say

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:03:00 GMT
Cover one-fifth of UK in trees to save climate and revive wildlife, government told
Housebuilders must be set strict targets for new developments, says Woodland Trust

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:06:00 GMT
Southwark flooding: Tube station closed as torrents of water flood London street
Footage shows river flowing down road

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:44:00 GMT
Prince Harry 'arrives in Canada' to join Meghan and Archie after couple quit royal duties
Duke of Sussex says he had 'no other option' but to 'step back' and forge new life with family

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:06:00 GMT
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Palace denies Queen considered stripping couple of 'Duke and Duchess of Sussex' titles
A report claims removal of dukedom 'was seriously considered and discussed at the highest level'

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:30:54 GMT
Man arrested over 10-year-old boy stabbed in front of mother
Detectives linking attack to two others involving woman in 30s and man in 70s

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:12:00 GMT
Brexit: Boris Johnson 'leaving UK staring down barrel of no-deal' over future trade agreements
Prime minister set to deliver major address on vision for UK's post-Brexit future – without using the word Brexit

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:44:00 GMT
Boris Johnson defeated in House of Lords as peers vote for EU citizens to be given physical proof of right to stay in UK after Brexit
EU residents fear discrimination by employers, landlords and the state - 'another Windrush' - without documents making clear their rights

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:04:34 GMT
Children in custody forced to go without showers or phone calls in 'harmful' solitary confinement, inspectors warn
Calls for major overhaul of 'horrific and shameful' separation regime

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:01:06 GMT
Kidney transplants on the rise in UK thanks to change to sharing scheme
More altruistic donors are now on kidney sharing scheme, leading to increase in transplants in 2019

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:00:06 GMT
Terrorists to take lie detector tests as part of 'major overhaul' after London Bridge attack
Government announces suite of new laws and proposals after warning that released prisoners are lying to probation officers

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:59:00 GMT
Chicken from UK supermarkets and fast-food chains 'fuelling mass forest loss in South America'
Greenpeace calls for meat-reduction targets by big stores that 'fail to monitor suppliers' but run promotions

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:59:00 GMT
Meghan Markle: Palace 'reconsidering Duchess of Sussex title over punctuation confusion'
Style of title taken on by Prince Harry's wife also used by women who divorced royal men, like Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:54:00 GMT
Brexit: Boris Johnson suffers triple defeat in Lords as peers vote against plans to allow lower courts to overrule EU law
Peers also voted to provide EU citizens with physical proof of their right to stay in UK

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:17:00 GMT
Forty seconds is more than long enough for Labour to be honest with itself. The problem is that it doesn't want to be
The party's leadership candidates have complained that the hustings format doesn't work, but the contest only boils down to one question. Does the party want to accept reality?

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:57:00 GMT
Woman avoids jail after washing up on Jersey with children in dinghy after years on the run
She had evaded capture in England, France, the Netherlands and the Middle East, police say

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:37:11 GMT
HS2: All the other things you could do with £106bn
How does the cost of the controversial rail project compare to the cost of Brexit, funding the royal family, or renewing Britain's nuclear arsenal?

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:38:00 GMT
Keir Starmer nominated for Labour leadership by Usdaw union in major blow to Jess Phillips
Shadow Brexit secretary is first hopeful to make it onto final ballot paper in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:30:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Jess Phillips says party must celebrate immigration and not 'appease' right-wing critics
'Why, when we're asked whether immigration is too high, do Labour politicians so often fumble their response? Let's say what we think – no, it isn't'

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:01:00 GMT
Mr Stop Brexit 'attacked by anti-Remain protesters'
'They're not real Brexiteers or leavers,' says anti-Brexit campaigner of his alleged assailants

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:46:00 GMT
Ilford triple stabbing: Two men arrested after three killed in London in 'fight between Sikh men'
Witnesses describe 'horrific scene' of fight that left three men dead in residential street

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Boris Johnson news: Government suffers first parliamentary defeat since election, as EU warns Brexit trade talks may not start until March
Boris Johnson is under fire over plans to impose strict new restrictions on EU immigration at the beginning of 2021 – two years earlier than promised by Theresa May. Labour said the proposed limits on lower-skilled migrants were "damaging, ill-info...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:18:18 GMT
Trophy hunting fuels 'colonial race and slave injustice', MPs warned as they consider imports ban
Exclusive: Practice perpetuates apartheid-era inequalities, with black workers exploited in low-paid jobs, economist says

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:31:00 GMT
Upgrading existing railways instead of building HS2 would cause 'absurd disruption' for passengers, Network Rail chief warns
Britain could effectively be left without a functioning intercity rail service at weekends for 15 years

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:31:00 GMT
UK government plan to ditch EU regulations means British firms could be locked out, Brussels warns
Tariff and quota free access sought by UK dependent on signing up to 'level playingfield'

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:29:00 GMT
Harry Dunn family calls on UN to review 'outdated' diplomatic immunity rules
Family of teenage motorcyclist killed in crash seeks changes to rules on the protection of diplomats and their families

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:35:00 GMT
John Bercow could be blocked from peerage unless he joins Labour
By convention, Jeremy Corbyn can only nominate representatives of his own party to House of Lords

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:15:39 GMT
UK weather: Highest air pressure recorded in six decades
Highest reading since January 1957 documented in Swansea

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:54:00 GMT
Gibraltar considers joining EU's Schengen open borders area to ease damage from Brexit
Chief minister Fabian Picardo says it does not 'make sense' for the territory to be cut off

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:31:00 GMT
Boris Johnson urged to stop UK aid for fossil fuel projects after announcing ban on coal funding
Prime minister tells Africa summit UK is ending support for coal mines and power plants, but will keep supporting 'green' oil and gas

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:12:00 GMT
'There was no other option': Prince Harry explains decision to quit royal duties in emotional speech
'The media is a powerful force,' says Duke of Sussex in address that reveals unhappiness at new deal with Queen

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:56:00 GMT
Parkside Medical Centre: 'Serious incident' after eight patients and staff attacked
Police arrest man on suspicion of multiple assaults after incident at doctors' surgery

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:56:00 GMT
Pro-Brexit Wetherspoons chief introduces 'friendship' discounts on European drinks to celebrate leaving EU
Tim Martin has been one of the few business leaders to vocally back leaving EU

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:12:00 GMT
Three-year-old boy dies in caravan fire
Child's four-year-old sibling, who escaped with father, left in critical condition in hospital

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:16:00 GMT
Meet the British Orthodox Jew standing up for China's Uighur Muslims
'Nothing on this scale has ever happened before, except once, and that was the Holocaust,' protester tells Evie Breese

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:04:00 GMT
'Once in a lifetime opportunity': Why people are joining Labour's ranks to vote in the leadership contest
Five days into the new year, 52-year-old Juliette Williams submitted an application to join Labour, a party she has supported for most of her adult life, for the first time. The self-declared fan of the former leader John Smith – the "greatest prim...

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:23:00 GMT
Arjun Singh: Murder probe after student attacked near pub in Nottingham
Police hunting for two men who fled on foot after assault

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:20:46 GMT
Sarah Montague: Presenter reveals £400k equal pay settlement with BBC
Broadcaster apologised for underpaying presenter 'for so many years', she says

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:16:53 GMT
Labour leadership: Deadline for voter registration looms, as new poll puts Starmer ahead of Long-Bailey
New YouGov poll says 63 per cent of Labour members would back shadow Brexit secretary in final round

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 GMT
EU nationals who cannot prove 'settled status' being wrongly denied basic rights, report finds
One in 10 Europeans in Britain have been wrongly told to provide proof of settlement despite it not being requirement until after Brexit, research suggests

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:06:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Jess Phillips admits she 'probably won't win' after 'awful' first hustings
Centrist candidate needs backing of shopworkers' union Usdaw later on Monday - or her bid could be doomed

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 01:19:00 GMT
Ilford stabbing: Three men killed near Seven Kings rail station in London
Triple murder investigation comes just days after figures showed knife crime at highest level in a decade

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:07:29 GMT
Twice as many prisoners developing drug problems as five years ago, figures show
More than one in seven inmates becoming addicted to illicit substances as campaigners say Boris Johnson's plans for tougher sentencing could 'heap further pressure' on system

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 20:39:20 GMT
Hull seeks to become first UK city to introduce universal basic income
'Our welfare system is broken, we need to start looking at alternatives,' says councillor

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:47:00 GMT
Harry Dunn: Johnson to raise 'driving habits' of US staff near RAF base with Mike Pompeo
Nineteen-year-old Briton killed last year after being knocked off motorbike outside RAF Croughton

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:37:00 GMT
Manhunt launched after 10-year-old boy stabbed in front of his mother
Residents report living in 'fear' following attack with some scared to open their front doors

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:32:00 GMT
'It's just not going to happen': Boris Johnson accused of making impossible pledge for climate crisis summit
Exclusive: Prime minister's boast that Glasgow talks can deliver 'enforceable limits' on CO2 emissions prompts astonishment and criticism of a lack of understanding

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:28:00 GMT
Netflix boss declares interest in deal with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Ted Sarandos has sights set on working with couple as politicians speak out on royal split

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:45:00 GMT
Jess Phillips says it would be 'embarrassing' for a man to win Labour leadership and suggests Sir Keir Starmer should quit contest
Men should sometimes 'pass the mic' if they truly believe in gender equality, says candidate

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:43:00 GMT
MPs call for unlimited fines for electoral law breaches to stem flow of 'dirty money and dodgy data'
Fines seen by some donors as 'just the cost of doing business', says electoral watchdog

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:50:00 GMT
Brexit: Boris Johnson to impose new restrictions on EU immigration two years earlier than planned
Labour describes proposals as 'ill-informed and reactionary'

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:28:00 GMT
Jewellery thief jailed after smashing car into shop with customers inside
Ben Wegener sentenced to 10 years behind bars for dangerous driving following incident in London

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:42:12 GMT
Boris Johnson tells Putin there will be no normalisation of UK-Russia relationship until 'destabilising activity' ends
Prime minister warns Russian leader that Salisbury attack 'must not be repeated'

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:39:00 GMT
Stalking ban to stop offenders contacting or approaching victims
Offenders risk being jailed for five years if they breach new rules

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:10:00 GMT
Boris Johnson considers moving House of Lords to York
'It's one of a range of things we're looking at. Trust me we're going to be radical,' says party chairman

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:08:00 GMT
Corbyn faces backlash over plans to hand peerages to John Bercow and his former chief of staff
Decision to nominate Ms Murphy prompts fresh antisemitism row

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:22:00 GMT
Brexit: Boris Johnson could face Lords defeat over decision to scrap protections for child refugees
Lord Dubs says Tory peers – including ministers – are unhappy over removal of policy from Brexit bill

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:40:11 GMT
Two charged with murder after body found in drain
Police said victim Marcin Stolarek, 46, had suffered a 'sustained assault'

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:05:15 GMT
UK weather: Temperatures plummet to -7C as fog descends across parts of country
High-pressure weather system brings below-freezing temperatures at night and sunshine in day

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:05:00 GMT
UK's failure to ban far-right groups undermines fight against online extremism, report finds
Islamists jailed for three times as long as far-right extremists for online offences, report finds

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:33:00 GMT
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will drop HRH titles and repay £2.4m as they quit front-line royal duties
The Queen says she is 'proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family'

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT
UK weather: Temperatures to plummet as low as -7C as big chill hits country
'This weekend's freezing temperatures put some of our most vulnerable Londoners at risk,' mayor Sadiq Khan warns

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 23:20:04 GMT
Met Police officer had sexual relationship with 17-year-old girl who had gone missing
Misconduct panel finds former constable pressured teenager to cover up their liaison

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:41:00 GMT
Ministers accused of 'blighting' children's lives with slum homes in rented sector
Shadow housing minister John Healey condemns government rejection of landlord licensing schemes in cities like Liverpool

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:40:00 GMT
Brexit: Boris Johnson orders Trump trade talks to begin the day after UK leaves the EU
No 10 also warns top ministers to focus on briefs and avoid 'touring TV studios' - or face the sack in upcoming reshuffle

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:11:00 GMT
Sadiq Khan pledges to make London carbon-neutral by 2030 if he is re-elected as mayor
Labour politician says he will 'work to make London the greenest city in the world'

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:46:00 GMT
Hove flats death: Murder arrest after woman dies in fall from seventh floor
Sussex Police investigate death at Clarendon House in Hove, East Sussex

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:32:00 GMT
Man who robbed bank wearing pillow case without eye holes arrested after fleeing 'very slowly' then stopping to pat a dog, court hears
Matthew Davies forced to remove disguise after being left unable to see

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:39:00 GMT
Harry Dunn crash: Police investigate new footage of car driving on wrong side of road near US base
Northamptonshire chief constable demands urgent meeting with commander of RAF Croughton

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:50:00 GMT
China virus: Experts fear hundreds of undisclosed cases of mystery SARS-like illness
Official numbers suggest two dead and 41 infected – but report suggests real total could be far greater

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:37:00 GMT
Manhunt sparked after six-year-old disappeared from service station on school trip
Aadil Umair Rahim found safe near roadworks off the northbound carriageway of M1

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:50:47 GMT
Man jailed after calling in bomb threat because he was running late for flight
Rashidul Islam said he panicked because he could not afford another ticket

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:54:00 GMT
'Don't be like Terry, pay the bill!' Disgruntled painter daubs message on side of pub in row over £500 debt
Dean Reeves branded a 'prat' by builder who denies shortchanging handyman

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:10:00 GMT
Labour leadership candidates clash over antisemitism as Jess Phillips accuses rivals of failing to speak out
'I don't remember some of the people here being in that particular room or being in those particular fights,' says Phillips

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:11:00 GMT
Teenagers who 'fist-bumped' after stabbing man to death convicted
'This was a savage and callous attack,' officer says

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:26:58 GMT
Man charged with attempted murder after 12-year-old boy shot
Youth needed surgery for gunshot wound

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 10:09:00 GMT
How Nottingham is racing to be the UK's first carbon neutral city
Transport, housing and energy use all being transformed in bid to hit zero emissions by 2028

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:32:00 GMT
Sajid Javid admits some businesses will be hit by Brexit as he warns firms there will be 'no alignment' with EU
Chancellor's comments prompt warning over price rises after Brexit

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:20:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Candidates clash in Liverpool hustings as Keir Starmer takes early poll lead
Follow how the debate unfolded

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:40:36 GMT
Hospital's 'unfathomable ineptitude' caused mother to bleed to death hours after childbirth, inquest rules
'The biggest tragedy is that Stefania will never know her mummy all because of the failure of others,' said husband

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:31:00 GMT
Boris Johnson announces Brexit day celebrations to distract from failure to make Big Ben bong
Downing Street clock counting down to 11pm on 31 January unlikely to calm Brexiteer anger

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:36:23 GMT
Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace and CND included in police counter-terror document
'We don't consider those groups to be extremist,' top officer says

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:53:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Keir Starmer cements early lead over rival Rebecca Long-Bailey ahead of first hustings
Five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn will battle it out at event in Liverpool

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:26:00 GMT
Pigs 'ate each other alive' at UK farm classed as high quality
Activist brands scenes 'some of the worst neglect and abuse I have ever witnessed in my life'

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:30:00 GMT
Boris Johnson news – live: Government embroiled in row over EU citizens' rights, as Keir Starmer out ahead in Labour leadership poll
Follow all the latest developments

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:29:46 GMT
Terrorist prisoners free to network and radicalise inmates in British jails
Exclusive: Up to 800 prisoners are being considered over extremism concerns at any one time

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:46:00 GMT
Owen Jones' attacker targeted columnist over 'LGBT and left-wing beliefs', judge rules
'Almost every single day I am the subject of an unrelenting campaign [of abuse] by far-right sympathisers,' columnist tells court

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:57:00 GMT
Police officer sacked after regularly having sex while on duty
The woman, known only as Miss X, told a police misconduct hearing 'he didn't even take his pants off properly in case he had to rush off'

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Senior vicar 'considered paying Isis $17,500 to free sex slaves', charity watchdog finds
Canon Andrew White says he never intended to transfer money to the terrorist group

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:36:00 GMT
UK weather forecast: Bright but cold weekend ahead as downpours and wind clear
Conditions will resemble 'typical bright, cold and sunny winter,' according to Met Office

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:58:30 GMT
Huddersfield murder: Five arrested after factory worker 'stabbed to death confronting group'
Second man suffers serious injury in same assault 'while trying to help man who died'

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:57:00 GMT
Lib Dem leadership election: Party set to wait until summer to name Jo Swinson's successor
Lib Dem bosses meet on Saturday to hammer out a timetable for contest

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:25:00 GMT
'Even Trump met us': Harry Dunn's parents say Boris Johnson has no 'wish or intention' to see them
PM has done his level best to steer clear of Harry's parents, lawyer claims

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:39:00 GMT
UK will rejoin EU as younger voters realise Brexit is mistake, says Verhofstadt
'Britain is taking a sabbatical,' says Labour MEP​

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:10:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Starmer won't make rival Long-Bailey shadow chancellor if he wins, ally predicts
Front runners in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn are both calling for party unity

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:44:00 GMT
Rare Edward VIII coin sells for record £1m
UK buyer snaps up sovereign that was never released to public because of king's abdication

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:44:00 GMT
Brexit: Government denies U-turn on giving EU citizens physical proof of right to remain in UK, despite 'new Windrush' fears
Questions raised about EU chief Guy Verhofstadt - after his claim of a partial climbdown is quickly rebuffed

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:26:59 GMT
Escaped horse put on bus after blocking traffic
'A loose horse on the 'mane' A48 Eastern Ave decided it wanted to 'stirrup' a little trouble but in doing so it risked falling 'foal' of the law,' joked police

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:56:00 GMT
Tax social media giants to fund research into suicide, psychiatrists urge
'We will never understand the risks and benefits of social media use unless the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram share their data with researchers.' - report co-author says

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:45:15 GMT
Suffolk murder: Man arrested after woman stabbed to death in Newmarket
Police believe victim was known to murder suspect

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:18:00 GMT
Rebecca Long-Bailey promises to end 'gentlemen's club' of politics in apparent dig at Keir Starmer
Shadow business secretary launches campaign as main rival says party needs 'unifying peace'

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:56:10 GMT
Carillion: New hospitals delayed for years by collapse of outsourcing giant, official report says
National Audit Office predicts two hospitals will now open years behind schedule and hundreds of millions of pounds over budget

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:34:05 GMT
Culture secretary Nicky Morgan suggests end to all-male shortlists after Oscars diversity row
'It's not enough just to wring their hands,' says cabinet minister

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:27:00 GMT
Aidan James: British fighter who battled Isis in Syria jailed for four years
Merseyside father sentenced for three years for drug offence and one for attending place used for terror training

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:42:00 GMT
Five thousand disabled people who were underpaid benefits died before they could be reimbursed, figures show
Government reveals it owes £16m in underpayments to benefit claimants who have already died

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:58:00 GMT
Boris Johnson must deliver 'climate change Budget' say his advisers, telling him to act on crisis now
Prime minister urged to stop delaying measures – after admission that funding strategy to achieve 'net zero' emissions will not emerge until end of the year

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:46:00 GMT
Full Brexit trade deal by end of year 'just not possible', EU trade chief says
Phil Hogan also warns Boris Johnson that 'gamesmanship and brinkmanship are not going to work'

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:41:00 GMT
Today Nicky Morgan was forced to sit in the public gallery for her own department's questions
The secretary of state for culture, media and sport was, as they say, present but not involved

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:46:00 GMT
Boris Johnson backs away from Big Ben Brexit bong extravaganza: 'There are potential difficulties'
PM's spokesman says Johnson is focused on 'events the government is planning to mark 31 January'

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:39:00 GMT
Scores of tower blocks with Grenfell-style cladding have no plan in place to remove it, figures show
Two and a half years on from fatal Kensington blaze, more than 21,000 households still living in flats wrapped in flammable cladding that allowed fire to rapidly spread

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:19:00 GMT
Rebecca Long-Bailey showed 'personal' support for stronger limit on abortions where disability a factor
Labour leadership contender echoed view that 'disability and non-disability are valued equally' but is not believed to be seeking change in law

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:36:00 GMT
Reynhard Sinaga: 'UK's most prolific rapist' could have prison sentence extended, attorney general says
Indonesian student's 30-year minimum jail term challenged under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Harry and Meghan Markle news – live: Prince makes first public appearance since crisis, as Andrew 'faces security downgrade'
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Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:24:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Rebecca Long-Bailey endorsed by Momentum in race to succeed Corbyn
Pro-Corbyn group also backs Angela Rayner for deputy leader

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:38:00 GMT
Knife crime hits 10-year high, figures reveal
Government told to tackle 'root causes' of knife carrying rather than just increasing prison terms

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:10:53 GMT
Extinction Rebellion activists blockade Shell HQ in protest over climate crisis
Group says oil giant's business 'is literally destroying our future'

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 06:41:00 GMT
Television cameras allowed to broadcast criminals being jailed in English and Welsh courts for first time
Barristers' association warns of potential for 'unwarranted attacks' on judges

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:42:13 GMT
Trump threatened UK with 25% car tariffs unless it agreed to accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal
Tehran accuses Britain, France and Germany of succumbing to 'high school bully'

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:06:00 GMT
Brexit is a 'wake-up call' for Europe, says Angela Merkel
German chancellor makes veiled comment that leaving the EU could lead to the UK losing international influence

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:37:00 GMT
Brexit: UK scheme for EU nationals risks creating 'this generation's Windrush', charity warns
Warning of 'ticking time bomb' if businesses do not help EU staff claim their right to remain

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:28:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Lisa Nandy vows to maintain Corbyn's pledge to abolish tuition fees
Leadership contender claims Labour's 2019 policies were 'reasonably popular' but party failed to articulate them to public

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:31:00 GMT
Corbyn allies rail against Remainer southern members as battle for soul of Labour intensifies
Labour must be 'rebalanced' if it hopes to rebuild its fortunes, say Jon Trickett and Ian Lavery

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:34:00 GMT
Brexit: European Parliament has 'grave concerns' about Home Office EU citizen settlement scheme
MEPs says citizens could face discrimination because of lack of protections and certainty

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:10:00 GMT
Lisa Nandy is sharp, articulate, charismatic and clever. Of course the Labour Party members aren't going to vote for her
The membership doesn't want a capable leader like this. How could they then blame their problems on everyone else?

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:10:47 GMT
Leamington Spa stabbing: Man arrested after one killed in double knife attack
Witness describes man 'dripping with blood' yelling 'he tried to kill me'

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:49:53 GMT
British government condemned for offering to repatriate children from Syrian Isis camp but not their mother
Mehak Aslam would have to give up children in order for them to be repatriated to Britain

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:55:00 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn criticises 'racial undertones' in media coverage of Meghan Markle
'He obviously understands how press intrusion can have a negative impact on people and their private lives,' says Corbyn's spokesperson

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:05:00 GMT
Reynhard Sinaga: UK's most prolific rapist could have jail sentence increased after review is called
Request is made to prevent Indonesian national from ever walking free

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:57:00 GMT
Sharon Beshenivsky: Suspect in 2005 murder of police officer arrested in Pakistan
Piran Ditta Khan detained after spending 14 years at large

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:26:00 GMT
Boris Johnson to fast-track plans to curb legal challenges 'in revenge for Brexit defeats'
No 10 to target judicial reviews brought 'for political motives' to 'restore trust' – but a leading critic fears 'a monstrous attack on the courts'

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:35:13 GMT
Murder suspect tortured victim before starting house fire to 'hide evidence', court hears
Prosecution claims motive for attack 'appears to be sexual'

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Boris Johnson news – live: Doctors slam health secretary's 'appalling' A&E comments, as Corbyn says racial undertones to Meghan Markle coverage
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Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:39:00 GMT
London council cuts ties with private firm that deems sick homeless people 'fit' without meeting them
Islington Council decides to axe contract with NowMedical after The Independent revealed it has been paid millions of pounds in public money to produce reports on homeless individuals solely on basis of paper records

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:54:07 GMT
How one teenager's period poverty campaign has sparked change for schoolgirls across Britain
Amika George says girls have resorted to using rags and sleeves of old T-shirts for periods

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:44:00 GMT
Climate crisis: Tory minister tells public to keep flying and denies sacrifices needed to save planet
Matt Hancock says electric planes will cut carbon emissions – then admits he has no idea when they can be brought in

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:55:00 GMT
Crowdfunding pages for Big Ben to ring on Brexit Day raise just £500 of £500,000 needed
Tory MP predicts money will be raised within 48 hours, despite people having pledged only tiny fraction of amount needed

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:20:00 GMT
Labour should have been bold enough to defend free movement, says leadership contender Lisa Nandy
'I believe in free movement,' says the Wigan MP

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:29:00 GMT
Indian man feared being kicked out of the EU after Home Office incorrectly branded him a criminal
'I was paying high taxes, I was contributing to society. And then you see these false criminal charges, and it is completely insane; it is inhumane. If they continue to treat us like this, people will never go to the country'

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:02:32 GMT
Domino's Pizza, Burger King and Pizza Hut chickens 'bred to be in constant pain'
Nando's also slated over birds forced to put on weight so rapidly it's like a baby weighing 47st

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:48:56 GMT
Firefighters' union 'goes against public interest' with influence on services in England, watchdog says
Fire Brigades Union insists it 'fights for the safety of the public, firefighters and control staff'

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:05:00 GMT
HS2 will destroy ancient woodlands and 'huge swathes of irreplaceable' wildlife, report warns
Wetlands, wildflower meadows and historic pasture all set to be lost to new line while species including willow tit and white-clawed crayfish will face localised extinction, study claims

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:21:33 GMT
Home Office launches legal battle to defend 'unlawful and discriminatory' hostile environment policy
Government to challenge High Court ruling which found Right to Rent – a key branch of strict immigration measures – caused racial discrimination and violated human rights law

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:09:13 GMT
UK inflation slips to three-year low after early high street sales
Hotel sector also contributes with 7.5-per-cent accommodation price drop in November and December

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:51:00 GMT
NHS crisis: Health secretary hints at scrapping A&E target in wake of longest waiting times on record
Matt Hancock told axing benchmark will not 'magic away' problem of 'patients left on trolleys in corridors for hours and hours'

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:01:00 GMT
Iran rejects Boris Johnson's 'strange' proposal to strike new Trump deal to replace nuclear pact
In separate comments, foreign minister Zarif admits Iranian people were 'lied to' over plane crash

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:12:41 GMT
More human remains found in Dublin day after limbs discovered
'Partial body remains have been located in this burnt out vehicle'

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:57:09 GMT
'Only for European people': Landlord rejects Gambian tenant because African cooking 'makes the house smell', renter says
Man claims London landlord withdrew offer of viewing after learning he is African

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:31:00 GMT
Almost 200,000 council homes lost in decade since Tories came to power
Labour condemns 'disgraceful' 11 per cent drop in number of homes being rented from local authorities

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 00:01:00 GMT
'There is something very wrong with this system': Stories of sick people deemed 'fit' by doctor they never met
'How have they come to this decision, when they have never met my daughter? It is unjust'

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:28:00 GMT
Boris Johnson is boycotting the difficult interviews – but even the 'easy' ones are an embarrassment
That expanding half-second on BBC Breakfast was the kind of thing movie scriptwriters call a 'beat'. An immeasurable moment in time, in which the cacophonic whirring of the prime minister's brain seemed loud enough to down an aeroplane

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:17:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Lisa Nandy says UK should refuse US trade deal if Trump quits Paris climate accord
Exclusive: 'To take people with us we need to show we're willing to live our values and stand by them,' says Nandy

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:08:20 GMT
Last county in England without McDonald's finally set to get fast food chain branch
Local restaurant should sell 'pheasant nuggets', suggests Duchess of Rutland

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:38:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Momentum faces backlash over 'ludicrous' ballot of members
Organisation asks members to endorse Rebecca Long-Bailey in 'confirmatory ballot'

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:50:57 GMT
UK weather forecast: Heavy rain and 60mph winds to hit Britain in wake of Storm Brendan
South coast of England will bear brunt of bad weather

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:38:45 GMT
Bell-ringers and bishops bash Big Ben bong for Brexit
Body representing bell ringers 'as a principle, does not endorse bell ringing for political reasons'

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:15:36 GMT
Murder investigation after man dies during burglary in Leicestershire
Victim in his 60s was attacked after confronting intruder

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:43:00 GMT
Man admits trying to stab police officer to death in Essex home
Victim was attacked while at home with his wife and two children

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:27:56 GMT
Thieves steal up to 60 koi carp from pond
Depending on size, age, markings and lineage, koi carp can be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 07:20:27 GMT
Meghan Markle's father 'could give evidence against her' in newspaper legal case
Mail on Sunday reveals Thomas Markle is key witness for defence

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:18:20 GMT
Storm Brendan: Roof blown off by strong winds in Slough as flood warnings issued
'It was a miracle no one was killed,' says taxi driver after near miss

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:16:48 GMT
'I was an animal': Self-styled prophet claims devil made him rape children and force them to have abortions
Michael Oluronbi set up a 'cult-like' group and used rituals as cover for sexual abuse, prosecutors say

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:43:00 GMT
EU confirms there will be border checks inside UK under Brexit deal, contradicting Boris Johnson's false claim
Michel Barnier says there will be 'checks and controls' on GB-NI trade after keeping quiet during election campaign

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:14:00 GMT
Fears over race relations affected police probe into child sex grooming gang, report suggests
Investigation identified 57 potential victims and 97 suspects in Manchester – but almost no action taken amid fears of inciting racial hatred

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:41:00 GMT
UK, France and Germany trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute action, paving way for possible UN sanctions
Move comes after Boris Johnson said agreement should be scrapped and replaced with a better 'Trump deal'

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:09:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Lisa Nandy boosted by endorsement from National Union of Mineworkers
While the NUM has a small membership, its endorsement is highly symbolic

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:23:42 GMT
Bus driver arrested after seven-year-old boy dies in crash
Primary school pays tribute to 'lovely' pupil following collision in Monmouth

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:03:00 GMT
Boris Johnson admits solution to social care crisis could still be five years away
Prime minister backtracks on pre-election claim to have ready-to-go rescue package – and warns action could take a full parliament to deliver

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:58:00 GMT
Brexit: Boris Johnson condemned by peers over plans to let courts overrule EU law ahead of Lords clash
Report warn PM's plan would cause 'significant legal uncertainty' as peers prepare for Brexit battle

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:17:00 GMT
Boris Johnson under pressure to block Huawei 5G access as US warns granting access would be 'madness'
PM challenges critics to 'tell us the alternative' as government prepares to make decision on Chinese telecommunications giant

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:12:00 GMT
Lord Lea: Labour peer suspended after harassing two women
Lord Lea found guilty of harassment after telling one woman he kept photo of her on his piano and devising sexual rhyme about another

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:24:00 GMT
EU warns of Brexit 'consequences' amid backlash over PM's 'politically unsustainable' decision to rule out Indyref2
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Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:38:00 GMT
Boris Johnson rejects Nicola Sturgeon's call for Scotland to hold second independence referendum
'Another independence referendum would continue the political stagnation that Scotland has seen for the last decade,' PM says

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:05:00 GMT
UK could trade its fishing rights for financial services access after Brexit, EU trade chief suggests
Fishing is a sensitive issue for Brexiteers

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:30:00 GMT
Boris Johnson says public can 'bung a bob' to crowdfund £500,000 so Big Ben can bong for Brexit
'We are working up a plan so people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong,' prime minister says

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:02:00 GMT
More than 3 million adults in England and Wales were victims of child sexual abuse, new figures show
One in seven adults who experienced child abuse say they hadn't told anyone about it before, prompting concerns about under-reporting of abuses against children today

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:52:58 GMT
'Human limbs' found in plastic bag in Dublin
'How many more deaths and brutal incidents such as this much be inflicted upon local residents?'

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:38:36 GMT
Deliveroo driver murder suspect may have fled to Austria after road rage attack, police say
Detectives fear suspected killer may have left country on morning after killing

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:30:00 GMT
Female apprentices face gender pay gap and are more likely to be illegally underpaid, study finds
'Some of the tutors would laugh and ask 'have you ever heard of a female engineer?'' says apprentice

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:32:26 GMT
Last English county without McDonalds prepares for controversial vote on Golden Arches
Duchess of Rutland says local branch should sell 'pheasant nuggets'

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:34:00 GMT
Mystery solved after £26,000 found in bundles left around former mining village
Good Samaritans with 'emotional connection' to Blackhall Colliery come forward as generous donors

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 17:52:00 GMT
Corbyn name 'toxified' popular Labour policies in general election campaign, poll suggests
Survey participants say party should ditch leader's agenda, even though they like his policies

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:04:00 GMT
Labour leadership: Five candidates through to next round as Emily Thornberry secures backing moments after Clive Lewis pulls out of race
Shadow foreign secretary grabs her vital 22nd nomination from a party MP – as the deadline loomed

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:40:00 GMT
Leadership contender Lisa Nandy says voters found prospect of Labour government 'frightening' at election
Contender insists she would be 'the braver, rather than easier option' as leadership race enters second round

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:04:00 GMT
How to vote for next Labour leader and when the deadline to register is
Five contenders vying to replace Jeremy Corbyn remain in the race after MPs' nominations close

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:00:15 GMT
Police officers filmed punching and kicking suspect after he voluntarily lies on ground during arrest
Lancashire Police referred itself to independent conduct watchdog over incident

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:20:06 GMT
'Absolute unit': Escaped Highland cow delays trains after walking onto tracks
Commuters held up for around an hour after trespasser escapes country park

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:42:00 GMT
Trudeau says 'much to be discussed' on costs of Harry and Meghan living in Canada
Question raised over whether Canadian taxpayers would have to foot couple's security bill

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 07:27:00 GMT
Equality for women is generations away as men dominate every area of public life, warns leading charity
'At this rate, our great-grandchildren will still be producing data that shows women missing from the top of public life and business,' says Fawcett Society chief executive

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:55:14 GMT
Online gamblers will no longer be allowed to use credit cards for betting
Campaigners welcome ban but say new gambling act is needed to protect vulnerable punters

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:50:00 GMT
Iran crisis: Boris Johnson says nuclear pact should be replaced with 'Trump deal'
'Let's replace it with the Trump deal. That's what we need to see – President Trump is a great deal maker'

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:03:00 GMT
Andrea Leadsom rebuked for claiming biofuels can help tackle climate emergency
Business secretary under fire after hailing how UK can 'tackle climate change' by using recycled cooking oil to fuel planes

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:23:08 GMT
Man hit by tram had £10 stolen from his pocket as he lay dying
CCTV shows father stepping back into vehicle's path as serial offender 'lunges' for his pocket

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:39:55 GMT
UK weather: Snow, heavy rain and gales to hit after Storm Brendan brings 87mph winds
Flood warnings issued and airlines forced to divert flights

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Boris Johnson's Brexit trade deal will end frictionless trade, EU says
Brussels rules out 'mutual recognition' of regulations between EU and UK ahead of talks

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:24:03 GMT
Prison with 'worst conditions ever' sees dramatic improvement after population slashed by nearly half
Campaigners welcome improvements but raise concern that 'moving men from one struggling prison to another does not address the issues in the system as a whole; it merely causes pressure to build elsewhere'

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:32:00 GMT
UK weather: Storm Brendan batters Britain with 80mph winds
Wild weather set to sweep inland as gusts lead to power cuts on Ireland

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:44:22 GMT
Probation officers 'failing to investigate if dangerous offenders released from prison are lying'
Warning issued after London Bridge attack and Joseph McCann rapes committed by offenders being monitored

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 23:17:00 GMT
Queen's Grenadier Guards 'carried out seven armed robberies in three days'
Two soldiers serving in the regiment raided businesses in London, court heards

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:42:22 GMT
Julian Assange appears in court as lawyers complain prison has blocked Wikileaks founder from seeing key evidence
'We have pushed Belmarsh in every way - it is a breach of a defendant's rights,' lawyer says

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:03:00 GMT
Queen agrees to back Harry and Meghan stepping away from royal duties after 'constructive' crisis talks
Head of state announces 'period of transition', with Duke and Duchess of Sussex living in Canada and UK

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:13:00 GMT
Buckingham Palace sword attacker described Christchurch mosque shooting as 'win-win', court hears
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury allegedly told officers far-right terror attack would make Muslims 'more angry'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:52:00 GMT
Liverpool jail 'worst inspectors have ever seen' after no improvements made since last watchdog report
Inspectors describe 'abject failure' to provide safe, decent and purposeful regime at HMP Liverpool two years after issuing stark warning that jail was not safe

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:36:00 GMT
Richard Huckle: Man arrested on suspicion of murdering 'one of worst paedophiles' in Britain
Humberside Police await charging decision over death at HMP Full Sutton