UK News

  • One in five 'admit drink problem'
    One in five 'admit drink problem' Press Association - 55 minutes ago

    One in five young professionals in the UK consider themselves to have a drinking problem, a survey has found. … More »

  • Church urged to end faith selection
    Church urged to end faith selection Press Association - 55 minutes ago

    A group of Anglican clergy and laypeople have issued an open letter urging Church of England schools to stop selecting pupils based on their faith. … More »

  • Party leaders poised for TV debate
    Party leaders poised for TV debate Press Association - 55 minutes ago

    The party leaders will line-up tonight for a high-stakes television debate with the potential to shape the future course of the General Election campaign. … More »

  • Queen set for Royal Maundy day
    Queen set for Royal Maundy day Press Association - 55 minutes ago

    The Queen will undertake the pre-Easter tradition of handing out commemorative Royal Maundy coins today for the 60th time since her accession to the throne. … More »

  • Portable charger for EE customers
    Portable charger for EE customers Press Association - 55 minutes ago

    Mobile network EE has launched a scheme to give a free portable smartphone charger to all of their customers. … More »

  • Watching TV 'link to diabetes risk'
    Watching TV 'link to diabetes risk' Press Association - 55 minutes ago

    Each hour spent watching TV daily increases the chance of developing diabetes by 3.4% in high-risk individuals, research has suggested. … More »

  • Number of takeaway outlets 'up 45%'
    Number of takeaway outlets 'up 45%' Press Association - 55 minutes ago

    The number of takeaway outlets has significantly increased over the last 20 years, particularly in the poorest areas, and is likely to be a factor in why people living in such places are often … More »

  • Appointment 'fundamentally wrong'
    Appointment 'fundamentally wrong' Press Association - 55 minutes ago

    A new body set up to improve the standards and reputation of the banking industry has run into controversy after appointing an "insider" to a list of members who are supposed to be independent of the … More »

  • Sweat makes perfume smell better
    Sweat makes perfume smell better Press Association - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Scientists claim to have developed a perfume that smells better the more the wearer sweats. … More »

  • Row over provision of eye drug
    Row over provision of eye drug Press Association - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    Allowing NHS doctors to offer a "cheap, safe and effective" drug to treat a common eye condition could release up to £102 million a year for other patient services but its access is being blocked by … More »

  • Tories Continue To Chase Down Business Support
    Tories Continue To Chase Down Business Support Sky News - 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    A Labour government would threaten jobs, deter investment and put Britain's economic recovery at risk, according to a letter signed by more than 100 leading business figures. Senior executives from … More »

  • Labour's Counterpunch From 'Working People'
    Labour's Counterpunch From 'Working People' Sky News - 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    Labour has returned fire after more than 100 business leaders came out in support of the Conservatives, with a letter from "working families" calling for a change of government. The letter, signed … More »

  • Nine Britons Arrested 'Trying To Enter Syria'
    Nine Britons Arrested 'Trying To Enter Syria' Sky News - 3 hours ago

    The Turkish army says nine Britons have been arrested after allegedly trying to illegally cross into Syria. The three men, two women and four children under 12 all with British passports were … More »

  • London Fire: Major Incident As 2,000 Evacuated
    London Fire: Major Incident As 2,000 Evacuated Sky News - 3 hours ago

    More than 2,000 people were evacuated from buildings in central London after cables caught fire under a pavement. A major incident was declared in Kingsway, Holborn, as around 70 firefighters … More »

  • Camilla honey for sale in Fortnum's
    Camilla honey for sale in Fortnum's Press Association - 4 hours ago

    Retailer Fortnum & Mason is receiving a royal addition to its celebrated honey collection with the introduction of a new nectar from the Duchess of Cornwall. … More »

  • Tributes after Cynthia Lennon dies
    Tributes after Cynthia Lennon dies Press Association - 4 hours ago

    The surviving Beatles have paid tribute to John Lennon's first wife, Cynthia, who has died from cancer. … More »

  • John Lennon's Former Wife Cynthia Dies
    John Lennon's Former Wife Cynthia Dies Sky News - 4 hours ago

    John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died at her home in Spain, aged 75. Her son Julian Lennon said in a statement she died "following a short but brave battle with cancer". Cynthia Lennon met the … More »

  • Mafia fugitive's sentence dropped
    Mafia fugitive's sentence dropped Press Association - 5 hours ago

    A Mafia fugitive who was set to be extradited to Italy from the UK following a long legal battle has had his sentence dropped. … More »

  • Builder Gets Life For Stabbing Couple To Death
    Builder Gets Life For Stabbing Couple To Death Sky News - 5 hours ago

    Viktoras Bruzas, 39, earlier pleaded guilty to murdering Patrick and Gillian Kettyle at their detached house in Fetcham, Surrey, in November. He carried out the murders because he wanted to take … More »

  • Britons held at Turkey-Syria border
    Britons held at Turkey-Syria border Press Association - 5 hours ago

    Nine British nationals have been detained in Turkey after allegedly attempting to cross illegally into Syria. … More »

  • Hillsborough Survivor Saved By 'Kiss Of Life'
    Hillsborough Survivor Saved By 'Kiss Of Life' Sky News - 6 hours ago

    Survivors of the Hillsborough tragedy have given moving accounts of what happened to them that day. Ian McDermott, who paid £6 for his ticket to attend the match between Liverpool and Nottingham … More »

  • Christians 'viewed with suspicion'
    Christians 'viewed with suspicion' Press Association - 6 hours ago

    Christians in contemporary Britain are being dismissed with a combination of condescension and suspicion, a senior Conservative minister has said. … More »

  • Second £1m seek 'dream home'
    Second £1m seek 'dream home' Press Association - 7 hours ago

    A couple who won £1 million in the EuroMillions lottery for a second time, beating odds of more than 283 billion to one, are finally planning to move out of their static caravan home. … More »

  • Walking easier in high-tech 'boot'
    Walking easier in high-tech 'boot' Press Association - 7 hours ago

    A boot-like exoskeleton has been developed that takes 7% of the effort out of walking. … More »

  • 'Common ancestor cell' identified
    'Common ancestor cell' identified Press Association - 7 hours ago

    A landmark genetic study exposing the roots of advanced prostate cancer in 10 men has uncovered a potential Achilles heel that could lead to new personalised treatments. … More »

  • Terror charge teenager remanded
    Terror charge teenager remanded Press Association - 7 hours ago

    A man was remanded in custody today charged with terror offences after he was arrested at Luton Airport having landed on a flight from Istanbul. … More »

  • Parties trade blows on job policies
    Parties trade blows on job policies Press Association - 7 hours ago

    The big parties exchanged blows on jobs on the third day of the General Election campaign, with Chancellor George Osborne accusing Ed Miliband of "an assault on everyday working people", while the … More »

  • Baby killer jailed for ten years
    Baby killer jailed for ten years Press Association - 8 hours ago

    The father of a "smiley and cheerful" 11-month-old boy convicted over his killing has been jailed for 10 years. … More »

  • Three years for voyeuristic priest
    Three years for voyeuristic priest Press Association - 8 hours ago

    A "voyeuristic" Catholic priest has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a vulnerable teenage boy at a children's home. … More »

  • Couple Scoop £1m Lottery For Second Time
    Couple Scoop £1m Lottery For Second Time Sky News - 8 hours ago

    A couple from Scunthorpe have won £1m on the EuroMillions lottery - for a second time. "All you've got to do is believe you're going to do it," Mr Long told Sky News. … More »