Junior doctors could go on strike for a week every month for the rest of the year, as the row over a new contract being imposed by the Government escalates. Strike action was staged between January and April, after an agreement over Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's proposals was not reached. Earlier this month the junior doctors committee (JDC) of the British Medical Association (BMA) requested a meeting of the BMA Council to authorise a "rolling programme of escalated industrial action", starting in early September.
North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said Wednesday, after reports that he fell asleep.
The ITV soap has apologised for comments made by character Eva Price.
The decision not to press charges in the abuse case against Sir Cliff Richard is being reviewed. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed one of the singer's accusers lodged a challenge to the decision under the victims' right to review scheme at the beginning of August. It is understood a lawyer will look at the evidence before deciding whether to uphold or overturn the original decision made by the CPS in June.
When you’re young it can be agonising waiting for your mum to cook dinner - even if you’re a bear.
A "homeless" man who shared the stage with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards is auctioning the gong he accepted for the singer.
Last night’s episode of EastEnders left viewers picking their jaws up from the floor after Denise discovered that she was pregnant, seemingly after a one-night-stand with her best friend’s son, Kush Kazemi. In case you’ve forgotten, Shabnam Masood let her emotions get the best of her and slept with Kush, who was her boyfriend at the time, before they got married. To make matters even worse for the grieving pair, it was revealed that Shabnam’s best friend, Stacey Branning, was expecting Kush’s son following a drunken night of passion when he and Shabnam had split.
The celebrity chef proudly shared a photo of himself with the royal couple on Instagram on Tuesday, writing: "What a pleasure to have Princess Victoria of Sweden visit @jamiesfifteen today with Prince Daniel and their beautiful newborn baby Oscar.
Six teenagers in a town east of London have been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of killing a Polish man in a suspected hate crime, British police said on Wednesday. Police have reported a jump in hate crime in Britain after the country voted to leave the European Union in June, following a campaign that critics said stoked xenophobia and racism. One line of investigation was that the attack was a hate crime, they said.
Theresa May has ruled out a second referendum on Britain's withdrawal from the EU, and insisted that the country will make a success of Brexit. Mrs May is likely to use the meeting to attempt to resolve a bitter split between senior Cabinet ministers over the deal Britain wants to leave the European Union. It has been claimed she intends to "bang a few heads together" to halt feuding between the so-called "Three Brexiteers": Liam Fox, David Davis and Boris Johnson.
The popular show will return next year, and the first look at its two main characters has fans going crazy.
The New York City manager is one of a number of former Gunners who have been forced to cut their coaching teeth elsewhere rather than be handed roles in north London.
The actor who starred as Charlie alongside Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory has said the star's death is "like losing a parent". Peter Ostrum, who quit acting after playing Charlie Bucket as a 12-year-old, said Wilder had taken him under his wing on the set of the 1971 film in Munich, Germany.
One of the biggest relics left behind by the Nazis, the giant beachfront indoctrination camp, Prora Complex, is being turned into luxury apartments near Binz, north-eastern Germany
Seeking to capitalise on Britons too busy or forgetful to shop for household essentials, retail giant Amazon is bringing its thumb-sized, one-button ordering device to the UK. From Wednesday, British Amazon Prime customers will be able to order supplies of products such as toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, dog food and coffee at the touch of the wifi-connected Amazon Dash button. Some customers thought the U.S. launch on March 31, 2015, was an April Fool's joke, said Daniel Rausch, director of Amazon Dash.
Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear confirmed his relationship status during an appearance on Loose Women on Tuesday. In the course of his stint on CBB, the Ex On The Beach star, 26, simultaneously dumped his former flame Lillie Lexie Gregg and hooked up with Chloe Khan, 25 – in the pool, the bedroom and the toilet (to be precise). Appearing on the ITV daytime show earlier today, Bear announced that he is single amid some banter with panellist Katie Price before opening up about his blossoming romance with Chloe.
A 17-year-old boy who was rescued from the sea off Sunderland is in a critical condition after being airlifted to hospital.
We take a look at what's coming up in Emmerdale this Thursday
US technology giant Apple has been ordered to pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland after a European probe. Apple faces the record bill after the European Commission (EC) ruled that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid. The tech giant's tax arrangements enabled it to pay a tax rate of as little as 0.005% on its European profits in 2014, according to the probe.
Emily Jayne Waters wrote on Facebook: "I honestly couldn't be anymore broken right now ... you will forever be remembered by us all ... RIP Tom Jackson ... I'm so proud to have had a hero like you as a friend. Detectives plan to upgrade a charge of attempted murder against suspect Smail Ayad, a 29-year-old Frenchman, when he appears again in court at the end of October.
British house price rises picked up speed in August and households recovered some confidence which had plunged after June's Brexit vote, according to surveys that added to signs of calm among consumers after the unexpected referendum result. Economists polled by Reuters had expected house prices to rise 4.8 percent. In monthly terms, house prices rose by 0.6 percent, from a rise of 0.5 percent in July.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish minister said on Wednesday that comments by Germany's European commissioner in which he said Turkey would probably not join the EU while Tayyip Erdogan was president showed "cultural racism", the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Turkish European Union Affairs Minister Omer Celik was responding to Tuesday's remarks by Guenther Oettinger. Celik spoke in an interview with Anadolu. Ties between Turkey and the EU have become more strained since a failed coup last month that led Turkey to purge state institutions of suspected coup sympathisers. ...
US singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a daylong standoff with police. Baylee Curran said Brown and another man had become angry when she admired a diamond necklace - telling the LA Times she was chased out of the house and had to hide under a nearby car with a friend.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd said on Wednesday it has signed a code-sharing deal with British Airways (BA) for flights on seven Chinese and seven British routes, a move China Eastern said could boost sales outside its home base. Under terms of the deal, China's second-largest carrier said passengers flying with BA, owned by IAG , to Shanghai's Pudong airport or Chengdu will be able to carry on to cities like Kunming or Hangzhou using China Eastern flights, effective Wednesday. ...
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell Tuesday, with Brent losing nearly 2 percent, as the dollar rallied and glut worries grew amid forecasts for higher U.S. crude stockpiles and Iran's remark that it was on target to reach peak production. News that energy firms in the U.S. regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico had shut some 22 percent of crude oil equivalent output as a precaution to threats from a tropical storm limited some of the downside in crude prices. Brent crude futures settled down 89 cents, or 1.8 percent, at $48.37 (36.9857 pounds) per barrel.