The Transport Secretary has been accused of having "contempt" for the North of England as the row over transport links in the region rumbles on. Chris Grayling incensed Northern civic and business leaders by saying the success of transport there depends on themselves rather than the Government
Jon Snow has said journalists were too distracted by Donald Trump and the “political flatulence” of Brexit to focus on the issues surrounding the Grenfell fire, an event that “haunted” him more than wars he has covered.
News of the government’s evolving position on the ECJ sparked a political storm at Westminster. Britain could remain under the direct control of the European court of justice for years after Brexit, it has emerged, and still be forced to implement the court’s rulings on vexed issues such as immigration
Boris Johnson has announced a £9m aid package for Libya to help deal with the problems of migrants risking their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean and a growing threat of terrorist groups from the war-stricken country. The foreign secretary announced the extra funding as he made his second trip
There were tears of joy from Alliston's family when the verdict was read out - 18 months after he struck mother-of-two Kim Briggs on a fixed-wheel bike. Alliston was riding a fixed-wheel bike with no front brake when he collided with Mrs Briggs on Old Street, east London, in February 2016.
By Huw Jones and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - The UK's financial sector is seeking an "ambitious" trade pact between Britain and the European Union to try to prevent a costly shift of jobs and business to the continent once the country leaves the bloc, according to a draft report
The inquests of four people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire were opened at Westminster coroner’s court on Wednesday. Iranian-born sisters Sakineh Afrasiabi, 65, and Fatemeh Afrasiabi, 59, were both identified by their dental records after their remains were found on the 23rd floor of the tower block
Sky News has learned more than 20 million facial recognition images are being held by police in the UK. Public confidence in law enforcement is being undermined by the lack of laws controlling the police's use of facial recognition technology, the independent Biometrics Commissioner has warned.
A man has been jailed for 18 years after a pipe bomb was found in his hand luggage at Manchester Airport. Nadeem Muhammad was convicted of possessing an explosive with intent to endanger life. Manchester Crown Court heard officials initially believed the bomb was not viable as it had no trace of explosives
Universities must stop hiding from public scrutiny over the issue of vice-chancellors’ pay and instead make their policies on rewarding senior staff more transparent, the head of the union representing academic staff has said. Sally Hunt, the general secretary of the University and College Union (UCU
The Supreme Court will be the ultimate arbiter of law in the UK after Brexit, Theresa May has said, as a government paper called for an end to the "direct jurisdiction" of EU courts in the country. The document says "withdrawal from the EU will mean a return to the situation where the
An investigation has been launched after 100 deportation letters were sent in error to EU citizens living in the UK. A Home Office spokesperson said "a limited number of letters" were sent by mistake and the department is "urgently looking into why this happened".
Members of two notorious crime gangs in Birmingham have been banned from making music videos or meeting up with each other. An ongoing feud between the Burger Boys Gang and the Johnson Crew had escalated when the opposing groups started uploading rap videos online to taunt each other. The 18 men affected
A science envoy for the Department of State who resigned his post in response to Donald Trump’s “attacks on core values of the United States” included a none-to-subtle hidden message in his letter.
Alcohol brands are failing to include information on product labels about drinking guidelines and the health issues linked with consumption, according to a charity. Researchers for the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA), examined 315 labels across 27 UK locations and found only one one informed the public
By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday outlined several escape routes from the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's key aims in talks to unstitch 40 years of EU membership. In a government paper on
A high court judge has said she is “deeply concerned” about the behaviour of Amber Rudd for failing to release a survivor of torture from detention despite repeated court orders requiring her to do so. On Wednesday Mrs Justice Nicola Davies DBE presided over an emergency high court hearing to examine
A former courier has been convicted of causing bodily harm to a woman who died after he mowed her down on a bicycle in east London. Charlie Alliston, 20, was a fan of “dangerous” bike racing videos, never wore a helmet and did not have a front brake on his track bike – a legal requirement if ridden
Tesco has opened its £85m compensation scheme for shareholders who lost money after being misled by the company's overstatement of its profits three years ago. Around 10,000 retail investors are expected to qualify for an average pay-out of around £400 each under the scheme. Tesco announced the
A cyclist that knocked down and killed a mother-of-two in London has been cleared of manslaughter following a ground-breaking trial.
The supermarket that unintentionally infected thousands of people with a pig virus which causes and neurological problems has been identified as Tesco.
By Emma Rumney LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has outlined its stance on how disputes with the European Union should be resolved after Brexit, in a politically sensitive paper published on Wednesday. The paper attempts to deal with one of the most thorny issues in divorce negotiations with the EU, and
Britain on Wednesday said it had sent dozens of letters telling European Union nationals to leave the country in error, an embarrassing mistake as the issue of the rights of such citizens in the UK is being negotiated. Britain's interior ministry said it was investigating after around 100 of the
The transport secretary has been accused of an “abdication of responsibility” after telling the north of England to sort out its own transport problems. Chris Grayling angered business and political leaders in the region by writing an article for the Yorkshire Post saying “the success of northern transport