The tens of thousands of soldiers who gave their lives on the first day of the Battle of the Somme have been honoured with a two-minute silence as commemorations get under way in the UK and France. As dawn broke on 1 July, 1916, there was a momentary silence before the whistles blew and thousands of
It’s 100 years since the bloodiest day in British military history.
Customers of Centrica-owned British Gas who have had smart meters installed in Britain will be offered free electricity on either Saturdays or Sundays from this weekend. Under a scheme called FreeTime, smart meter customers will be able to choose which day of the weekend they would prefer to have free
Mr Corbyn, who has been accused of not campaigning hard enough to stay in the EU, has vowed to stay on despite a mass revolt by his party's MPs. The Labour leader has repeatedly said he won an overwhelming mandate from 60% of Labour members in the 2015 leadership election and stepping down would
Britain's Daily Mail newspaper on Friday backed Theresa May's bid to become the next prime minister, saying she was the only one out of five candidates for the Conservative Party leadership who was up to the job. After last week's vote to leave the European Union plunged Britain into its
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to identify in connection with a serious sexual assault on a woman in Leeds. The incident is being investigated as a serious sexual assault and inquiries are ongoing. Detective Inspector Charlotte Hails, of Leeds CID, said: "The CCTV image is
The Maidenhead MP is seen as the favourite to succeed David Cameron.
Theresa May has won the backing of a number of senior Tories in the race to be the next Prime Minister - as Michael Gove prepares to make his pitch for the job. With supporters of the one-time frontrunner Boris Johnson up for grabs for the five contenders, the Home Secretary secured endorsements from
Prostitution laws should be urgently rewritten so sex workers are no longer criminalised for soliciting, a Commons report has urged. They raised concerns that treating soliciting as an offence is having an adverse impact in terms of preventing sex workers from seeking help to leave prostitution and
Tony Blair has called for "serious statesmanship" in negotiations of "extraordinary complexity" to determine the terms of Britain's EU exit. The former prime minister urged the candidates to replace David Cameron to act with "genuine patriotic regard" to the country
The Queen has led a night-long vigil to remember the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of soldiers killed and wounded at the Battle of the Somme. David Cameron, Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will join French president Francois Hollande and other dignitaries at the
The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has the support of half his party's grassroots members, a poll published on Thursday showed, as he faces intense pressure to resign or face a leadership challenge. The YouGov poll for the Times newspaper showed 50 percent of party members would back
Prince William paid tribute to the dead, saying: “We lost the flower of a generation.”
Right-leaning Daily Mail newspaper endorsed Home Secretary Theresa May to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron in an editorial posted online on Thursday, saying she could heal divisions exposed by the country's vote to leave the European Union. Earlier, May launched her bid to replace Cameron, who
Preliminary reports indicate the crash occurred when a lorry made a left turn in front of the Tesla at a junction.
Syed was convicted of murdering his former high school girlfriend.
(Reuters) - Fund manager Fidelity plans to move around 100 jobs from Britain to Dublin as a part of its long-term strategy, a spokesperson said in an email to Reuters. It said it was already recruiting new staff in Dublin but did not say which jobs would shift from London. "Dublin is an important
The Bank of England governor has hinted at interest rate cuts as "monetary policy easing will likely be required" in the summer. In a speech at the Bank of England, Mark Carney said the uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union - which he described as "a major regime
There will be no decision on whether Heathrow or Gatwick get to expand until after the election of a new Tory leader, the Government has said. An announcement on which project was to get the nod was due to be made by David Cameron within weeks. The Airports Commission recommended the building of a
The First World War battle lasted for 141 days and led to more than one million casualties on all sides.
The words recount the actions of individuals and offer personal insights into life in the trenches.
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - The number of hate crimes reported to British police online, including some assaults, has increased by more than 500 percent in the week after the country voted to leave the European Union, a senior police chief said on Thursday. The number of hate crimes reported
By Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Former London mayor Boris Johnson abruptly pulled out of the race to become Britain's prime minister that he was once favoured to win, upending the contest less than a week after he led a campaign to take the country out of the EU. Johnson
It’s just really not his week, is it?