UK News

  • Becky Watts' Death Was 'Cruel And Inhumane'
    Becky Watts' Death Was 'Cruel And Inhumane' Sky News - 45 minutes ago

    The family of Becky Watts have said she was taken from them in "such a cruel and inhumane way", ending a "beautiful life full of promise". Reading an emotional statement, her uncle Sam Galsworthy … More »

  • Man jailed for trying to join Isis
    Man jailed for trying to join Isis Press Association - 48 minutes ago

    A "radicalised" chemistry teacher whose family hid his passport in a desperate attempt to stop him joining Isis has been jailed for six years. … More »

  • Former City Worker 'Smashing' Islamic State
    Former City Worker 'Smashing' Islamic State Sky News - 50 minutes ago

    A former Young Conservative who gave up his City job to fight Islamist militants in Iraq has told Sky News he has had "amazing success" in fierce battles with Islamic State. 'Macer Gifford', who is … More »

  • Stepbrother Of Becky Watts Appears In Court
    Stepbrother Of Becky Watts Appears In Court Sky News - 58 minutes ago

    The stepbrother of Bristol teenager Becky Watts has been remanded in custody charged with her murder. Nathan Matthews, appearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court, spoke only to confirm his name, … More »

  • Richest live longer in good health
    Richest live longer in good health Press Association - 59 minutes ago

    Children in the poorest areas of England can expect to live nearly 20 fewer years in good health than those in the richest parts of the country, official figures have shown. … More »

  • Inmate wins jail smoking ban ruling
    Inmate wins jail smoking ban ruling Press Association - 59 minutes ago

    A prisoner has won a landmark ruling that the ban on smoking in public places applies to state prisons and all Crown premises. … More »

  • McDonald's acts on chicken medicine
    McDonald's acts on chicken medicine Press Association - 59 minutes ago

    McDonald's is to phase out the use of antibiotics that play a crucial role in human medicine on chicken sold at its UK outlets. … More »

  • Dolly reading scheme loses funding
    Dolly reading scheme loses funding Press Association - 59 minutes ago

    A reading scheme for children backed by country and western star Dolly Parton faces being axed after a council pulled its financial support. … More »

  • Becky 'murder' stepbrother remanded
    Becky 'murder' stepbrother remanded Press Association - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    The stepbrother of 16-year-old Becky Watts has appeared before a court charged with her murder. … More »

  • Women on the Move awards celebrate exceptional contributions of female migrants …
    Women on the Move awards celebrate exceptional contributions of female migrants … IB Times - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Khoury is a Syrian qualified medical doctor who arrived in the UK in October 2011 to do her PhD in Health Sciences. … More »

  • 'Dangerous' Teacher Jailed For Syria IS Plot
    'Dangerous' Teacher Jailed For Syria IS Plot Sky News - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    A chemistry teacher from Manchester has been jailed for six years for plotting to go to Syria to join Islamic State fighters. Jamshed Javeed, 30, was only prevented from joining a group of … More »

  • Dust Off Your Shades: Sunny Weekend Ahead
    Dust Off Your Shades: Sunny Weekend Ahead Sky News - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Sunny spring weather is on the way this weekend, with forecasters saying temperatures could reach as high as 15C (59F) in parts. The Met Office's Simon Partridge said: "We are going to have some … More »

  • Rural Motorists To Get 5p-A-Litre Fuel Rebate
    Rural Motorists To Get 5p-A-Litre Fuel Rebate Sky News - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Motorists in rural areas are set to enjoy discounted prices at the pumps. The EU-approved measure allows forecourts to claim back up to 5p a litre on diesel and unleaded duty, while passing on the … More »

  • Bank of England keeps rates on hold
    Bank of England keeps rates on hold Reuters - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    The Bank of England marked the sixth anniversary of its cutting interest rates to a record low by keeping them on hold once again on Thursday, but an improving economy suggests rates are likely to … More »

  • Recruit More Mum Spies, MPs Tell Secret Service
    Recruit More Mum Spies, MPs Tell Secret Service Sky News - 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    The Secret Service should start recruiting through Mumsnet to attract more women to senior posts, MPs have said. A report by the Intelligence and Security Committee found women at MI5, MI6 and GCHQ … More »

  • Plants light up 'green' bus shelter
    Plants light up 'green' bus shelter Press Association - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    A plant-powered bus shelter that uses vegetation to generate electricity could be the latest contribution to environmentally friendly public transport. … More »

  • Smoking Ban Applies To Prisons, Court Rules
    Smoking Ban Applies To Prisons, Court Rules Sky News - 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    A High Court judge has ruled the ban on smoking in public places applies to all prisons, despite fears it could lead to unrest in jails in England and Wales. Paul Black, an inmate at HMP Wymott in … More »

  • Girls 'lack confidence in maths'
    Girls 'lack confidence in maths' Press Association - 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    Gender stereotypes and a lack of confidence are putting girls off maths and science , according to an international study. … More »

  • Bank Of England Investigated Over Crash Cash
    Bank Of England Investigated Over Crash Cash Sky News - 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    The Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into how the Bank of England injected cash into the money market during the height of the financial crisis. That inquiry was conducted by Lord … More »

  • Cameron rules out head-to-head TV election debates
    Cameron rules out head-to-head TV election debates Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron ruled out a head-to-head televised debate with the opposition Labour leader ahead of the May 7 election, sidestepping a potentially … More »

  • Curbs on holiday antics at Magaluf
    Curbs on holiday antics at Magaluf Press Association - 3 hours ago

    Holidaymakers are set to be banned from drinking on the streets of Magaluf this summer. … More »

  • Bunglebrag: Facebook Boast Robber Caught
    Bunglebrag: Facebook Boast Robber Caught Sky News - 3 hours ago

    Andrew Hennells posted "Doing. Over" on Facebook at 7.25pm on 13 February, 15 minutes before Norfolk Police were called by a member of the public who witnessed a man demanding money at a branch in … More »

  • FA Probes Premier League Spitting Spat
    FA Probes Premier League Spitting Spat Sky News - 3 hours ago

    The FA is reviewing an incident during Newcastle's clash with Manchester United when Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse appeared to spit at each other. United defender Evans and Newcastle striker Cisse … More »

  • UK Bomb Plot Could Have Been As Deadly As 7/7
    UK Bomb Plot Could Have Been As Deadly As 7/7 Sky News - 3 hours ago

    Pakistani student Abid Naseer was plotting a "devastating" bomb attack in Manchester comparable to the 7/7 attacks in London, according to police. Greater Manchester Police's chief investigating … More »

  • Compensation plea over train delays
    Compensation plea over train delays Press Association - 3 hours ago

    Compensation is needed for passengers caught up in severe delays at one of the country's busiest train stations, the Rail Minister has said. … More »

  • Lib Dems offer power to Cornwall
    Lib Dems offer power to Cornwall Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Cornwall would enjoy greater legislative power as part of a devolution law under the Liberal Democrats, party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has outlined today. … More »

  • No dates Aloud for Walliams
    No dates Aloud for Walliams Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Comedian David Walliams has revealed that he once tried to get a date with one of the members of Girls Aloud - amid reports this week that he has split from model wife Lara Stone. … More »

  • UK set for spring temperatures
    UK set for spring temperatures Press Association - 4 hours ago

    The UK could enjoy its warmest weekend of the year with temperatures soaring to 17C (63F) in eastern Scotland and 15C (59F) in London. … More »

  • India condemns BBC rape documentary
    India condemns BBC rape documentary Press Association - 4 hours ago

    A senior Indian government minister has condemned the BBC for screening the controversial documentary India's Daughter. … More »

  • Blair cash for Labour candidates
    Blair cash for Labour candidates Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Tony Blair has donated more than £100,000 to help Labour's election campaign, with the money going to key battleground seats. … More »