Aircraft based at an RAF base are conducting "activity" off Scotland in response to reports a Russian submarine has been seen nearby, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. It is understood that a Royal Navy frigate and a submarine are also involved in the hunt. It comes days after RAF Typhoons were forced to intercept Russian Tu-160 Blackjack aircraft that strayed into the vicinity of UK airspace. More »'Allied' Aircraft Hunt Russian Sub Off Scotland
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Police fear that a bottle of industrial strength bleach that is being touted as a “cure” for autism is already available in Britain. More »Potentially Deadly Bleach ‘Cure’ For Autism May Have Spread To UK
Piers Morgan clashed with axed X Factor contestant Mason Noise as he took to the sofa for his first full day as host of Good Morning Britain. More »Piers Morgan makes Good Morning Britain debut with awkward Mason Noise interview
Police uncovered a £1.6 million haul of drugs after being called to reports of a man trying to steal herbal tea. More »£1.6m of cannabis found as police probe Basildon tea theft reports
Jeremy Corbyn is fit to hold the office of prime minister, Ed Miliband said, but he would not be drawn on whether he believes his successor as Labour leader will walk through the door of Number 10. More »Ed Miliband insists Jeremy Corbyn is fit to serve as prime minister
Many investors would back HSBC if it chose to move its headquarters from London as a result of continuing regulatory frustrations, one of the banking giant's shareholders has claimed. More »Shareholders 'would support HSBC leaving UK'
A seven-year-old Australian boy who battled through an untimely bout of hiccups as he sang his national anthem at a sports match said he could not shake off the condition before the game, even after his father tried to "scare" them away. More »Boy, seven, hiccups through Australian national anthem
Social services staff asked to make decisions about the future of five children were involved in an attempted "cover-up", a family court judge has said. More »Family court report 'altered in social services cover-up'
A churchyard in London containing the graves of Australians and New Zealanders who died in the First World War has been vandalised for the second time this year. Jane Palmer, who is a councillor in Harefield, west London, visited the cemetery on Sunday and tweeted a photo of the graves covered in blue spray paint. "The ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) graves are a very very big part of Harefield village. More »Vandals Target ANZAC War Graves In London
Nicole Kidman has won the best actress prize at the prestigious London Evening Standard theatre awards for her portrayal of overlooked DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin in Photograph 51. "I did it for my father, who was a scientist - he has been orbiting around this whole thing - and also for Rosalind, who was not recognised in her lifetime. James McAvoy won the best actor accolade for his role in The Ruling Class - beating competition from Simon Russell Beale for his performance in Temple, Kenneth Cranham for The Father and Ralph Fiennes for Man And Superman. More »Kidman Wins Top Award For West End Show
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One Direction have been named artist of the year at the American Music Awards where Celine Dion left some in tears with an emotional tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. It's a testament to how incredible our fans are," Louis Tomlinson said. Key winners on the night included Taylor Swift, who lead nominations with six, won three awards but did not attend. More »One Direction Collect More Prizes Before Hiatus
The Prime Minister will announce the creation of two rapid-reaction 'strike brigades' to deal with the threat of Islamic State when he presents the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) in the Commons later. Ministers hope this paper, which sets out the UK's defence and security priorities for the next five years, will signal the start of the re-building process. Mr Cameron, who will return to Parliament later in the week to make the case for airstrikes against IS in Syria , said the strategy was based around "an understanding that we cannot choose between conventional defences against state-based threats and the need to counter threats that do not recognise national borders". More »PM To Pledge New 5,000-Strong 'Strike Brigades'
The world is uniting in a bid to destroy the "evil death cult" of the Islamic State (Isis) after the terrorist attacks on Paris, David Cameron has declared. The British prime minister, speaking alongside President François Hollande in Paris on 23 November, also said that the UK would do all that it can to help assist France's attacks on the jihadists in Syria. More »War on Isis: David Cameron says world is uniting to destroy evil death cult of Islamic State
By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe. The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions. The prince said in an interview with Sky News, to be aired on Monday and recorded before the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, that such symptoms were a "classic case of not dealing with the problem". More »Prince Charles - climate change root cause of Syrian war
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LONDON (Reuters) - Security-related stocks such as Rolls Royce and BAE Systems rose in early trading on Monday, outperforming Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index, after the country planned to boost its anti-terrorism spending by 30 percent. Britain also plans to increase the number of stealth fighter jets it can launch from aircraft carriers over the next decade, chancellor George Osborne said on Sunday. "There is every likelihood that the defence sector is going to get a larger piece of financing than expected earlier," IG analyst Alastair McCaig said. ... More »Defence-related UK stocks outperform on spending boost plan
MPs will get to vote again on whether Britain can proceed with airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria - but not until the Government is "confident" of getting a majority. George Osborne said losing such a vote for a second time - after a previous defeat in 2013 - would be a "publicity coup" for the extremist group. In 2013, the then coalition government was humbled by 285 votes to 272, majority 13, over a motion which explored the possibility of airstrikes against Syrian president Bashar Assad after his forces used chemical weapons to kill civilians. More »MPs To Vote On IS Strikes When PM 'Confident'
Nicole Kidman and James McAvoy were among the winners at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. More »Nicole Kidman and James McAvoy win top theatre awards
Tributes have been paid to Britons who lost their lives in a "devastating" New Zealand helicopter crash - as bad weather continues to hamper efforts to recover their bodies. Cambridge couple Katharine Walker, 51, and Andrew Virco, 50, were also among the seven people - four of them British - who died in the crash at Fox Glacier off the South Island. More »Tributes For Britons Killed In Helicopter Crash
Two in five (44%) UK consumers have been subject to cyber crime in their lifetime, one in five (22%) in the last year, according to a new survey. More »Figures reveal growing toll of cyber crime on UK consumers
The Prince of Wales has said that climate change may have been one of the causes of the current bloody civil war in Syria. More »Charles: Climate change a cause of Syria's civil war
X Factor presenter Caroline Flack has hit back at "vile comments" about her appearance which were posted online. More »X Factor's Caroline Flack blasts 'vile' online comments