There were fewer people prosecuted for committing hate crimes last year despite a sharp rise in reported incidents following the EU referendum. The figures reveal a total of 14,480 people were prosecuted for hate crimes in 2016-17 in England and Wales compared to 15,442 convictions completed in the
The chance that Britain leaves the European Union without agreeing a divorce deal has not increased recently and talks have not hit an impasse, British Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Monday. Hammond, who last week apologised for calling the EU "the enemy", described relations with European
British households would have to pay an average of 260 pounds a year more for food, clothing and transport if their government fails to strike a post-Brexit free trade deal with the European Union, a research paper showed on Tuesday. Britain's government has said it would levy World Trade Organization
The constituencies of Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott would be abolished under revised boundary plans. A new map of MPs’ constituencies produced by the boundary commissions for England, Scotland and Wales would boost the Conservative party’s chances of winning an election and do away with Jeremy
In 2016-17, Childline counsellors delivered 22,456 sessions about suicide, up from 19,481 the previous year. A children’s helpline conducted more than 60 counselling sessions on suicide every day last year with children as young as 10 reporting suicidal thoughts, according to the NSPCC children’s charity
European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker sends off Theresa May on Monday. Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, a summary of developments as the UK heads towards the EU door marked “exit”. You can listen to our latest Brexit Means podcast here.
Three people have died and more than 330,000 are without power after Storm Ophelia brought chaos to Ireland. "The rain will become largely confined to Scotland, but there will be a few showers elsewhere, mainly over northern parts.
Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, who led the Panama Papers probe into corruption in the country, has been killed after a powerful bomb blew up her car.
Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered every corner of Ireland on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves. Over 330,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in the Republic of Ireland at 1915 GMT, down from an earlier peak of 370,000
The owner of failed British airline Monarch should, in principle, foot some of the bill for a massive repatriation effort co-ordinated by the country's aviation authority, British transport minister Chris Grayling said on Monday. Monarch collapsed two weeks ago, wrecking the holiday plans of hundreds
A man has been killed and two others injured in a stabbing outside a London Tube station. Police were called to reports of an incident near Parsons Green Tube station in west London shortly after 7.30pm. Witnesses told Sky reporter Olivia Kinsley they saw two people being chased by a man on a moped
Chuka Umunna said MPs are working to ‘ensure we do not jump off a cliff’ with regards to Brexit. Theresa May could face significant defeats over Brexit as Tory rebels agree to coalesce around amendments to give MPs a binding vote on the final deal and to delay Britain’s exit from the EU if a transition
Transport secretary Chris Grayling (left) and Wales Secretary Alun Cairns at the launch of a new fleet of Great Western Railway trains at Paddington on Monday. No one can accuse Chris Grayling of not having his eyes firmly fixed on solutions. On Sunday the transport secretary had outlined his vision
British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union should be stepped up. Announced less than 24 hours before they sat down, accompanied by their
Donald Trump has claimed wrongly that his predecessors at the White House did not call families of fallen military personnel, and faced an immediate backlash from former Barack Obama aides.
Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall of 400,000 cars in the UK over fears airbags could deploy in error. The company's statement said it would be contacting the owners of the models affected shortly, but urged drivers not to use their vehicles as a precaution if the airbag warning light was lit
It's not what you expect from a pregnant Duchess, but Kate has taken a spin with Paddington Bear as she returned to royal duties. The Duchess of Cambridge had an impromptu dance with the cartoon bear after making an unexpected appearance at Paddington station. Crowds had expected to see Prince
Comedian Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51, a representative has confirmed. Comedians and writers shared tributes to Hughes online, many reflecting on friendships with the comic. Actor and stand-up Aisling Bea wrote that Hughes was a "wonderfully silly, anarchic & hilarious comic" and
Mike Ashley has put Newcastle United up for sale, bowing to pressure from many fans who had demanded greater investment in the Premier League club. The company the Sports Direct tycoon set up to take control 10 years ago, St James Holdings (SJH), said the decision was taken to give the team a greater
Victoria Cilliers, 40, sustained multiple injuries after she fell 4,000ft at Netheravon Airfield in Wiltshire in 2015 when her reserve parachute failed. Emile Cilliers, 37, of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps in Aldershot, denies the attempted murder of his wife, a former Army officer. Cilliers
A gifted young scientist has admitted cajoling children and adults into online sex abuse and blackmailing them into performing even more degrading acts. Geophysicist Dr Matthew Falder, 28, led a secret double life during years of study at Cambridge University, where he was known as a fun party-goer.