UK News

  • Victim 'would be proud of Gerrard'
    Victim 'would be proud of Gerrard' Press Association - 37 minutes ago

    Hillsborough's youngest victim would have been "very proud" of his cousin, the Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, the inquest into the disaster heard today. … More »

  • UK inflation expectations fall to lowest since late 2009 - YouGov
    UK inflation expectations fall to lowest since late 2009 - YouGov Reuters - 41 minutes ago

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British public's expectations for inflation over the coming year fell to 2.0 percent this month from 2.1 percent in March, its lowest level since late 2009, a monthly survey by … More »

  • Budget Deficit Drops By 6% In Last Year
    Budget Deficit Drops By 6% In Last Year Sky News - 54 minutes ago

    The UK budget deficit has fallen to its lowest level since the financial crisis five years ago. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the shortfall in tax revenues over … More »

  • 'Agoraphobic' benefits cheat jailed
    'Agoraphobic' benefits cheat jailed Press Association - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    An agoraphobic woman who travelled the world while on benefits has been jailed. … More »

  • Paedophile gets his censored laptop
    Paedophile gets his censored laptop Press Association - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Police will remove images of a self-confessed paedophile's young victim from his laptop before returning it to his prison. … More »

  • 'Bucket-list' teenager raises £1m
    'Bucket-list' teenager raises £1m Press Association - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    A 19-year-old man with terminal cancer who set up a bucket-list of things to do before he dies has raised more than £1 million for charity - as he signed off with "a final thumbs-up". … More »

  • Coulson 'shocked at Goodman arrest'
    Coulson 'shocked at Goodman arrest' Press Association - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has described his shock at the arrest of one of his reporters for phone hacking but denied he was involved in a cover-up. … More »

  • Trojan Horse probe schools named
    Trojan Horse probe schools named Press Association - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies has been published. … More »

  • Red squirrel 'wonder-mum' hailed
    Red squirrel 'wonder-mum' hailed Press Association - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    A red squirrel has been hailed as a supermum after giving birth to her 48th kitten in seven years. … More »

  • Primark Sees Profit Up 26% In Last Six Months
    Primark Sees Profit Up 26% In Last Six Months Sky News - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Discount fashion chain Primark has seen its half-yearly operating profit rise 26% to £298m. Owner Associated British Foods (ABF) said its retail arm saw the surge in profit in the 24 weeks to March … More »

  • Data matching 'could help accuracy'
    Data matching 'could help accuracy' Press Association - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    Centrally-held government records could help improve the accuracy of electoral registers across the UK, a report on Northern Ireland's experience said. … More »

  • Dying Teen's Fundraising Page Passes £1m
    Dying Teen's Fundraising Page Passes £1m Sky News - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    A terminally ill 19-year-old's online fundraising page has gone viral, helping him raise nearly £1m for a cancer charity. Stephen Sutton, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, was diagnosed with incurable … More »

  • Woman held over children's 'murder'
    Woman held over children's 'murder' Press Association - 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    A woman is being held by police on suspicion of murder after three young children were found dead at a house. … More »

  • Is Boris On His Bike Back To Westminster?
    Is Boris On His Bike Back To Westminster? Sky News - 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    London Mayor Boris Johnson has insisted he is "getting on with his job" amid renewed speculation he will stand as an MP in next year's general election. Speaking to Sky News outside his home, Mr … More »

  • Violence Falls 12% As Alcohol Prices Increase
    Violence Falls 12% As Alcohol Prices Increase Sky News - 3 hours ago

    An increase in alcohol prices has led to a 12% fall in violent crime in England and Wales, according to a new survey. Researchers from Cardiff University found just under 235,000 people were treated … More »

  • UK economy picking up speed - Bank of England
    UK economy picking up speed - Bank of England Reuters - 3 hours ago

    Britain's economic recovery is gaining momentum but Bank of England policymakers held different views about the amount of slack in the economy and the medium-term inflation outlook, minutes from … More »

  • Top Gear 'regrets' Clarkson remark
    Top Gear 'regrets' Clarkson remark Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Top Gear's producer has apologised after broadcasting a "light-hearted" joke by Jeremy Clarkson that sparked a complaint of racism. … More »

  • CBI factory orders slip in April, outlook strong
    CBI factory orders slip in April, outlook strong Reuters - 4 hours ago

    The total order book balance in the Confederation of British Industry's industrial trends survey fell -1 from +6 in March, well below expectations for a reading of +7 though above the series' long … More »

  • Flat searched in missing Paige hunt
    Flat searched in missing Paige hunt Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Police investigating the suspected murder of a 15-year-old girl have searched a flat less than half a mile from where she was last seen nearly seven years ago. … More »

  • 3 more years in League for Corden
    3 more years in League for Corden Press Association - 4 hours ago

    James Corden is to host comedy sports panel show A League Of Their Own for a further three years after broadcaster Sky extended its deal. … More »

  • Hundreds apply for Mrs Farage's job
    Hundreds apply for Mrs Farage's job Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Hundreds of British workers have come forward to challenge Nigel Farage's claim that only his German wife is capable of doing the job of being his assistant, an employment agency has said. … More »

  • UK debt £10bn higher than expected
    UK debt £10bn higher than expected Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Britain's debt mountain was £10.7 billion higher than expected in the last financial year as it rose to more than three-quarters of gross domestic product (GDP), despite a fall in annual borrowing. … More »

  • Madeleine police await Portugal OK
    Madeleine police await Portugal OK Press Association - 4 hours ago

    British detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are poised to stage operations on Portuguese soil. … More »

  • EDF workers to strike amid pay row
    EDF workers to strike amid pay row Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to go on strike in a dispute over pay, warning the action will lead to delays in fixing and installing meters. … More »

  • Jury out again in Clifford trial
    Jury out again in Clifford trial Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Jurors in the trial of veteran celebrity agent Max Clifford have begun a fifth day of deliberations. … More »

  • Sports Direct Slams £73m Boss' Bonus Rejection
    Sports Direct Slams £73m Boss' Bonus Rejection Sky News - 4 hours ago

    High street retailer Sports Direct has slammed shareholders who failed to support a £73m bonus share scheme proposed for founder Mike Ashley. In early April, the company halted the proposed £73m … More »

  • Blair warns on radical Islam threat
    Blair warns on radical Islam threat Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Tony Blair has urged a deal with Bashar Assad in Syria and further Nato involvement in Libya as part of a "titanic" struggle against radical Islam. … More »

  • Primark seeks to crack US market
    Primark seeks to crack US market Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Primark is to open stores in the United States for the first time as it looks to replicate the success behind a 26% jump in profits in the last six months. … More »

  • Go-ahead for green energy projects
    Go-ahead for green energy projects Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Eight new renewable energy projects have been given Government contracts in a move that will increase household bills by 2%, Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said. … More »

  • UK markets watchdog appoints two senior advisers
    UK markets watchdog appoints two senior advisers Reuters - 5 hours ago

    Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Wednesday it has hired David Saunders and Gunner Burkhart to advise it on competition and investment banking issues. Saunders is a past chief … More »