There will be no dramatic fall in immigration as soon as Britain leaves the EU, the home secretary has suggested, as she announced the government would consult businesses over plans for an immigration system over the summer. In comments that appeared to back the Brexit secretary, David Davis, when he
Britain is facing a level of threat from Islamic State militants not seen since the IRA bombings of the 1970s, according to Britain’s new terror chief. Max Hill, one of the country’s leading terrorism prosecutors, warned that Islamist extremists were planning “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians
Brexit is the greatest disaster to befall the European Union in its 59-year history but the referendum in which British voters opted to leave the European Union does not automatically signal the country's exit. What is Article 50?
Sir Mo Farah has said that he has "never broken the rules" on drugs in his sport, following the leaking of a report naming his coach. Russian hackers are believed to have been responsible for leaking the report accusing Sir Mo's coach Alberto Salazar of using prohibited drug infusions
Armed police tasered a blind man after they mistook his walking stick for a gun. Greater Manchester Police officers rushed to Levenshulme Station in Manchester after receiving a call that a middle-aged man had been seen holding a firearm. The man was hit with a 50,000 volt stun gun, after he failed
A cabinet minister has rebuffed calls to cancel more than £3.7bn worth of cuts to a disability benefit, setting the scene for a showdown in Parliament. Patrick McLoughlin said ministers had to view the funding, which would go to people with conditions including epilepsy, diabetes and dementia, in the
Jeremy Corbyn has said he is prepared to shoulder some of the responsibility for the loss of Labour’s seat in the Copeland byelection, as his shadow attorney general defended the Labour leader and said “disunity” in the party was the main cause of defeat.
The government will launch a review into Artifical Intelligence (AI) and robotics in an attempt to make the UK a world leader in tech. The government said in a statement on Sunday that it would invest £17.3 million in university research on AI. According to a report by consultancy firm Accenture, Artificial
A bride was upstaged on her wedding day when she was photobombed by a very curious beluga whale. The happy couple were tying the knot at an aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, when the inquisitive animal swam over to see what all the commotion was about. Photoshop experts have had a lot fun with the image
The man credited with brokering the Good Friday agreement has warned that Brexit may threaten “the prospect of peace co-operation” in Northern Ireland. Former US Senator George Mitchell said he hoped the UK’s decision to leave the European Union would not stop the establishment of a new power-sharing
Jeremy Corbyn will plead with supporters not to "give up" following a humiliating by-election defeat in Copeland. Speaking on Peston on Sunday, Tom Watson said: "We can win a General Election with Jeremy Corbyn but things have to change.
Paul Nuttall was today unavailable for an interview on The Andrew Marr Show because he "had a trip booked" following his by-election loss to Labour in Stoke. Ukip leader Paul Nuttall lost out to Gareth Snell by 7,853 votes to 5,233 in Brexit heartlands Stoke-on-Trent Central, where 69 per
Marco Petagna of the Met Office said: "It's going to be a much colder feel across the UK. Scotland, Northern Ireland and hill tops are the most likely to be affected. Night time temperatures are going to drop to just below freezing.
Shadow cabinet member Shami Chakrabarti was mocked on Sunday after blaming Labour’s disastrous Copeland by-election defeat on everything from bad weather to poor public transport... but not Jeremy Corbyn. Baroness Chakrabarti also suggested explanations could include Labour voters being less likely
Mo Farah's coach, Alberto Salazar, is facing fresh allegations of doping after a leaked report alleged he may have abused prescription medicines and used prohibited fusions to boost testosterone levels in his athletes. A report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) leaked to the Sunday
Nigel Farage at the CPAC conference, where he hailed Trump’s election and Brexit as a ‘great global revolution’. Nigel Farage dined out with Donald Trump on Saturday night after managing to secure a last-minute invitation to join the US president for an evening meal. The former Ukip leader was photographed
High street booksellers Waterstones has opened three unbranded stores, sparking accusations of "dishonesty" from rivals. Three shops, including Southwold Books in Suffolk, have opened under different names, with only a handwritten notice in the window stating the owners' true identity.
Britain is facing the severest terror threat since the height of the IRA bombings in the 1970s, the new terrorism watchdog has warned. Max Hill, who has recently taken up the role, claims the UK faces a heightened risk of attacks from Isis, with the ideological group planning “indiscriminate attacks
A man remains in a critical condition after five people were struck by a car in south-east London. Police, paramedics and an air ambulance were called to Bromley Road in Bellingham at 8.20am on Sunday after a Mercedes hit a wall and collided with a group of pedestrians. A 25-year-old man remained in
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has hit back against the drive to alter Theresa May’s Brexit plan, stating that the Government will not accept any compromise on its bill to trigger Article 50. It also comes as Tory grandee Michael Heseltine said he was ready to defy Ms May and vote against her Brexit plan
Nigel Farage has posted a picture of himself dining with Donald Trump in Washington DC. Mr Farage was in the United States to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where he spoke of the “global revolution” that started with Brexit. In the picture, posted on Mr Farage’s twitter
The man, in his 20s, was knifed in Dagenham at around 4pm on Saturday, police said. Several people posted that they had seen a helicopter landing in a nearby park. Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault on Oxlow Lane last night, where a male was stabbed in the neck.
Five people have been injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians in south-east London. The car was travelling along Bromley Road, Bellingham, when the driver reportedly lost control and crashed into a group of pedestrians before hitting a wall. An air ambulance was sent to the scene to deal with
Police rushed to Vauxhall station at 5.20am after reports someone had been knifed inside. A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to Vauxhall Underground station at 5.19am this morning after reports that a man had been stabbed. “A 35-year-old man was arrested away from