UK News

  • Flying High: Crook Uses Drone To Spot Pot Farms
    Flying High: Crook Uses Drone To Spot Pot Farms Sky News - 49 minutes ago

    Criminals are using drones fitted with heat-seeking cameras to spot cannabis farms that can be raided, it has been claimed. … More »

  • Teachers Subjected To Online Abuse By Pupils
    Teachers Subjected To Online Abuse By Pupils Sky News - 55 minutes ago

    Children as young as seven are posting insulting online comments and threats against their teachers - but many school staff are too afraid to report the abuse, according to a survey. The poll, … More »

  • Leeds Firefighters Tackle Industrial Blaze
    Leeds Firefighters Tackle Industrial Blaze Sky News - 55 minutes ago

    More than 80 firefighters have been battling a huge blaze on an industrial estate in Leeds that sent plumes of thick black smoke across the city. Fifteen fire engines and a number of specialist … More »

  • Recycling plant fire being tackled
    Recycling plant fire being tackled Press Association - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    About 100 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a building used for storing chemicals on the edge of a city centre. … More »

  • Peaches Geldof Funeral To Be Attended By Stars
    Peaches Geldof Funeral To Be Attended By Stars Sky News - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Sir Bob Geldof is expected to pay tribute to his daughter Peaches as a host of stars from the music world attend her funeral. They will gather to remember Ms Geldof in private at the same church … More »

  • Sheep Rustling Gangs Targeted By Police
    Sheep Rustling Gangs Targeted By Police Sky News - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Police patrols have been increased and a new farm watch scheme has been set up after a spate of livestock thefts in North Yorkshire. Robert Cowperthwaite farms the hills near Settle. Other culprits … More »

  • Sir Bob leads tributes to Peaches
    Sir Bob leads tributes to Peaches Press Association - 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Sir Bob Geldof is expected to pay tribute to his daughter Peaches as a host of stars from the music world attend her funeral today. … More »

  • CBI boss defends commission move
    CBI boss defends commission move Press Association - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    The head of the CBI has expressed "considerable regret" at the withdrawal of Scottish Government agencies as members of the business group after it registered with the Electoral Commission backing a … More »

  • George photos taken on Kate stroll
    George photos taken on Kate stroll Press Association - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    The Duchess of Cambridge has been photographed unawares with Prince George in Australia during a day off from official engagements. … More »

  • Skin Cancer Rise Linked To Package Holidays
    Skin Cancer Rise Linked To Package Holidays Sky News - 3 hours ago

    The rise of package holidays and sunbed use have been blamed for a five-fold increase in rates of the deadliest form of skin cancer since the 1970s. Experts say the quest for a "healthy" tan has … More »

  • PM 'Divides' UK Over Christianity Comments
    PM 'Divides' UK Over Christianity Comments Sky News - 5 hours ago

    A group of leading public figures have warned that comments made by David Cameron about the UK being a Christian country could cause "alienation and division". … More »

  • William and Kate set to visit Uluru
    William and Kate set to visit Uluru Press Association - 5 hours ago

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Uluru, one of the Australia's most iconic sites, tomorrow. … More »

  • Father 'scared' for sons in Syria
    Father 'scared' for sons in Syria Press Association - 5 hours ago

    The father of a British teenager killed in Syria has said he is "scared" for his two other sons and urged them to leave the war-torn country where they have gone to fight. … More »

  • British Tourist Killed In Ravine Bus Crash
    British Tourist Killed In Ravine Bus Crash Sky News - 7 hours ago

    A British tourist has died after a double-decker bus skidded and rolled down a ravine in Malaysia, say reports. The victim was identified by the Foreign Office as Harry Christopher Woolhouse, 32, … More »

  • Gun salutes mark Queen's birthday
    Gun salutes mark Queen's birthday Press Association - 7 hours ago

    Traditional gun salutes will mark the Queen's 88th birthday today. … More »

  • Spending power 'set to rise 1.5%'
    Spending power 'set to rise 1.5%' Press Association - 7 hours ago

    Consumer spending power is set to rise by 1.5% this year, according to analysis by an economic think tank. … More »

  • Jenkins to wed filmmaker boyfriend
    Jenkins to wed filmmaker boyfriend Press Association - 7 hours ago

    Classical music star Katherine Jenkins has announced her engagement. … More »

  • Coren Mitchell makes poker history
    Coren Mitchell makes poker history Press Association - 7 hours ago

    Television presenter and journalist Victoria Coren Mitchell went all in to scoop nearly £400,000 and make poker history. … More »

  • Tree Falls Outside Pub In Wigan: Four Hurt
    Tree Falls Outside Pub In Wigan: Four Hurt Sky News - 8 hours ago

    A boy has suffered a suspected broken leg and three other people were injured after a tree fell on top of them near a pub in Wigan The seven-year-old was taken to Wigan Infirmary with a suspected … More »

  • Katherine Jenkins to Wed Film Producer Beau
    Katherine Jenkins to Wed Film Producer Beau Sky News - 9 hours ago

    Classical music star Katherine Jenkins has announced she is to marry her film producer boyfriend. … More »

  • Teachers 'abused by pupils online'
    Teachers 'abused by pupils online' Press Association - 10 hours ago

    Children as young as seven are posting abusive comments and making threats against teachers on social media websites, it has been claimed. … More »

  • UK is a plural society, PM told
    UK is a plural society, PM told Press Association - 10 hours ago

    David Cameron's controversial claim that Britain is a "Christian country" risks sowing "alienation and division" in society, a group of leading public figures has warned. … More »

  • Affordable lenders 'need £450m aid'
    Affordable lenders 'need £450m aid' Press Association - 10 hours ago

    A £450 million levy on the consumer credit industry should be used to create a "new generation" of affordable lenders to take on Britain's legal loan sharks, a leading think tank has said. … More »

  • Flood repairs 'bring peace of mind'
    Flood repairs 'bring peace of mind' Press Association - 10 hours ago

    Flood protection has been restored to over 100,000 homes damaged by extreme winter weather. … More »

  • Move spend '£8,248 with stamp duty'
    Move spend '£8,248 with stamp duty' Press Association - 10 hours ago

    Surging stamp duty costs have helped to push the average expense of moving home to £8,248, a report has found. … More »

  • Monday's National Newspaper Front Pages
    Monday's National Newspaper Front Pages Sky News - 10 hours ago

    The Daily Telegraph reports an alliance of writers, scientists, philosophers and politicians has claimed David Cameron is sowing sectarianism and division by insisting Britain is still a "Christian … More »

  • Firms face 'ownership register'
    Firms face 'ownership register' Press Association - 10 hours ago

    Legislation requiring companies to declare publicly who are their true owners is set to be included in the Queen's Speech in a crackdown on tax evasion and money laundering, Business Secretary Vince … More »

  • 300 new jobs to service provider
    300 new jobs to service provider Press Association - 12 hours ago

    More than 300 new call centre jobs are to be created in Derry to service a mobile phone network provider. … More »

  • Man freed in Crossan murder probe
    Man freed in Crossan murder probe Press Association - 12 hours ago

    A man arrested by detectives investigating the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan has been released without charge. … More »

  • Tribute to 'death penalty' boxer
    Tribute to 'death penalty' boxer Press Association - 14 hours ago

    A British human rights barrister who tried to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of US boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has paid tribute to him following his death at the age of 76. … More »