Bafta award-winning video game composer Jason Graves says he threw out the rulebook when working on the music for new PlayStation 4 horror title, Until Dawn. More »PlayStation 4 horror game Until Dawn composer 'threw out rulebook'
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Britain on Monday awarded 41 licences to drill for oil and gas in the North Sea, the government said, with oil majors Shell and ENI among the successful bidders. The awards marked the end of Britain's Oil And Gas Authority's (OGA) latest licensing round. Britain's North Sea is one of the world's most mature and therefore costly areas to explore for oil and gas. More »Britain awards oil and gas licences in bid to boost exploration
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Payday lender Cash Genie has agreed to put aside 20 million pounds ($31 million) to compensate more than 92,000 customers for unfair practices, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Monday. The watchdog said Cash Genie, part of Ariste Holding Limited, had agreed to provide 10 million pounds in redress after having voluntarily written off 10.3 million pounds of fees and interest. "We have been encouraged that Cash Genie has been working with us proactively and openly to put things right for its customers after these issues were reported," FCA acting director of retail supervision, Linda Woodall, said in a statement. More »Payday lender Cash Genie faces 20 million pound compensation bill
A new mechanism behind cancer spread has been discovered that challenges the conventional view about what drives tumours. More »Protein 'biomarkers' discovery throws new light on what drives cancer
Indian tycoon Yusuffali M.A has agreed a 110 million pounds deal to develop a luxury hotel on the site of the original Scotland Yard Police Station in London, as foreign buyers bet on the resilience of Britain's prime property market. Ali, one of India's wealthiest entrepreneurs and head of Abu Dhabi-based retail and hospitality conglomerate Lulu Group International, has signed up Galliard Homes to complete the project at the former home of the Metropolitan Police Force in London's Whitehall. "London undoubtedly is one of the most happening locations in the world especially from the tourism point of view and we have been actively evaluating investment opportunities that both grow our footprint and contribute to the further development of London," Yusuffali M.A said in an emailed statement on Monday. More »Indian tycoon seals 110 million pound hotel deal at London's Old Scotland Yard
Former chancellor of the exchequer Ken Clarke has said allegations he sexually assaulted a young actor were "off the Richter scale". The Conservative MP said the claims he had plied Ben Fellows with alcohol before groping him in the office of a political lobbyist were "like martians landing". But giving evidence at the Old Bailey where Fellows, 40, is accused of perverting the course of justice by making up allegations against Mr Clarke, the former chancellor said: "It was quite a detailed allegation about place, incident - nothing to do with me. More »Clarke: Sex Assault Claims 'Off Richter Scale'
There are fears of disruption throughout the criminal justice system as barristers begin striking today in protest over cuts to legal aid. Jonathan Black, president of the London Criminal Court Solicitors Association, said: "Hundreds of solicitors' firms around the country will close down, developing instead into mass justice warehouses, legal aid warehouses, where cases will be packed high and sold cheap. The legal aid system - which sees lawyers paid from public funds to provide representation for people facing legal proceedings - has suffered repeated cuts under the past two governments. More »Barristers Strike Over Cuts To Legal Aid
A rail operator had been warned of cows on the track almost an hour before a train hit two of the stray cattle and derailed. More »Cows on line warning before train hit two and derailed in Kent
Payday lender Cash Genie has agreed to refund or write-off £20 million relating to 92,000 customers after admitting to a series of unfair practices, the City watchdog said. More »Cash Genie to refund or write-off £20m after admitting unfair practices
A Russian businessman wanted in Britain over the death of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko was on Monday given a final chance to give evidence to the inquiry into his death. More »Litvinenko suspect given last chance by UK inquiry
The driver of a train derailed by a herd of cows managed to avert a potential disaster by running down the track to halt an oncoming engine. Around 70 people on board were evacuated from the train and taken to a nearby village hall where alternative transport was arranged. More »Train Driver Hailed After Cows Derail Engine
The botched job in Tamworth, Staffordshire has sent the Internet reeling – with some claiming the signs are distinctly phallic More »Residents Fury Over 'Obscene' Road Markings Left After Council Paint Job
Controversial motoring show Top Gear has been cleared of breaching broadcasting rules after it was investigated by Ofcom over the use of the word pikey. More »Top Gear cleared by Ofcom after 'pikey' probe
More than 800 minors -- 84 of them under the age of 12 -- were referred to a British government programme to counter radicalisation over a two year period, official data released on Monday showed. More »One minor a day reported for radicalisation in Britain
Children and teenagers are being referred to the Government's counter-radicalisation programme at a rate of one a day, new figures show. More »One child a day referred to counter-radicalisation programme
"Au pairs are s**t," announces a friend. "Sam has one who doesn't speak a word of English." And there it is. The universal conversation on au pairs. As bad as birth, everyone has a horror story. Au pairs nicking valuables, leaving kids at school gates, weeping hysterically and running off in the middle of the night. More »Gamechangers: How do we solve a problem like Maria?
The boss of Alton Towers owner Merlin said the theme park could take 18 months to recover as the group warned of a £50 million profits hit following a major rollercoaster accident. More »Alton Towers owner Merlin warns of £50m profits hit after Smiler crash
The mystery murderer apparently killed his victims by pushing them onto the tracks More »Police 'Covered Up' Serial Killer Who Murdered 18 On Underground In 1970s
Paul Massey may have spent time in prison for stabbing a man in the groin in a nightclub but within hours of his death one friend described him on Twitter as "a true gentleman". The 55-year-old, once described by a local councillor as "Salford's Mr Big", was shot dead outside his home in the city in a cold-blooded and targeted attack. Police were called at 7.30pm on Sunday after reports of shots being fired at a house on Manchester Road in Salford's Clifton area. More »Who Was 'Salford's Mr Big' Paul Massey?
The Scottish Secretary has demanded clarity on the SNP's position on a second referendum as the party's chairman confirmed that independence will be on the agenda at its forthcoming conference. More »SNP urged to clarify stance on second Scottish independence referendum
Juris Dzjabovic, 22, has been criticised after footage emerged charging the fare for a ten-minute journey along Oxford Street More »London Rickshaw Driver Charged £206 For One-Mile Ride 'Because It Was Uphill'
Some 70 passengers were evacuated from the Southeastern train after it hit the animals between the villages of Wye and Chilham More »Train Passengers Evacuated After Carriage Derailed By COWS
Green-fingered residents at the Quedgeley Show have been proudly showing off their homegrown marrows, carrots and cauliflowers at the village show since 1972 More »Rural Vegetable Competition Allows Shop-Bought Entries Due To 'Low Numbers'
A NHS scheme which aims to share health and social care data begins in Southend today amid concerns from some campaigners over patients' privacy. The trial scheme aims to link patients' health and social care records, with the NHS saying it will allow health workers to develop a single package of care for people with multiple needs. "But this approach is not about improving patient care, or even making patient care stable. More »NHS Data Sharing Trial Begins Amid Concerns