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First class stamps to rise 6p to 76p
21/02/2020 | news | business | 612
The Royal Mail is increasing the cost of postage again, with first-class stamps rising 6p to 76p
Households in England 'to face council tax rises'
20/02/2020 | news | politics | 2,388
It will amount to an average rise of up to £69 per home, the County Councils Network says.
Department for the Economy facing 'inescapable pressures'
20/02/2020 | news | uk | 7
The Economy Committee hears that £33m is needed to address salary pressures in further education alone.
Nandy: I would serve under Labour opponents
20/02/2020 | news | politics | 591
The leadership candidate calls rivals Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey "quite good mates".
Prime minister 'read and signed off Stormont deal'
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 915
Former NI Secretary Julian Smith dismisses claims the PM was unaware of the Stormont deal details.
Brexit complicates EU budget plans
19/02/2020 | news | business | 2,697
Leaders are meeting this week to discuss budget plans in challenging discussions.
'Vegans need their own shelf in the office fridge'
19/02/2020 | news | other | 1,660
The Vegan Society has issued guidelines to "help employers accommodate the needs of vegans".
Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,686
The chief negotiator says the UK's "particular proximity" to the bloc rules out a similar agreement.
No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
Asda's Christmas sales hit by 'cautious' spending
18/02/2020 | news | business | 108
The supermarket says festive shoppers cut back on gifts for adults and extended family.
Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels
18/02/2020 | news | business | 1,698
Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.
HSBC signals mass job cuts as profits plunge
18/02/2020 | news | business | 597
Interim chief executive Noel Quinn reveals extensive job cuts and restructuring to shake up the bank.
Brexit negotiator: UK must be able to set own laws
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,285
David Frost's remarks come amid warnings the UK and EU will "rip each other apart" in trade talks.
No putting meat on expenses, says property firm
17/02/2020 | news | business | 1,154
Developers Igloo Regeneration has gone vegetarian to cut its environmental impact.
Tory MPs warn No 10 against conflict with BBC
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,347
No 10 is urged not to pick fight with broadcaster amid reports it wants it "massively pruned back".
Shoe Zone warns 100 stores could close
17/02/2020 | news | business | 204
Its chief executive has told the BBC that it will close shops if business rates do not change.
Laura Ashley appeals for funding as sales fall 10%
17/02/2020 | news | business | 148
The British retailer warns it will "consider all appropriate options" if it cannot raise the extra money.
Coronavirus triggers boom in private jet inquiries
17/02/2020 | news | business | 46
Private jet firms have seen a huge rise in people hoping to hire planes but they can't meet demand.
France warns UK of bitter post-Brexit trade talks
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 4,913
The UK and EU will "rip each other apart" as they vie for advantage, France's foreign minister says.
Norwich City 0-1 Liverpool: Unstoppable charge towards title continues
15/02/2020 | sport | football | 2,479
Liverpool's unstoppable charge towards their first top-flight title in 30 years is "outstanding", says Jurgen Klopp after Sadio Mane's goal gives them victory at Norwich.
Tesco told not to block rival supermarkets
14/02/2020 | news | business | 134
The UK competition authority tells Tesco to stop preventing other supermarkets from leasing nearby sites.
German economy barely grows at end of 2019
14/02/2020 | news | business | 309
According to new official figures, the German economy stagnated in the final three months of last year.
Focus on delivering, PM tells cabinet
14/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,306
Boris Johnson sets priorities for his top team, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation.
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Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
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Julian Smith sacked as NI secretary
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 367
Mr Smith says that serving the people of Northern Ireland was "the greatest privilege".
Cost of repairing Big Ben's tower rises by £18.6m
12/02/2020 | news | politics | 238
A survey of London's famous 177-year-old landmark revealed bomb damage, pollution and asbestos.
Cannabis goods ‘could be off the shelves in a year’
12/02/2020 | news | business | 699
Unapproved goods containing the cannabis extract will be pulled, says the Food Standards Agency.
Poundland sells 40,000 rings by Valentine's Day
12/02/2020 | news | business | 135
The retailer says its £1 engagement rings are a hit, as it taps growing demand for Valentine's Day goods.
Big names sacked in cabinet clear-out
12/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,039
Geoffrey Cox, Andrea Leadsom and Julian Smith are out as Boris Johnson begins cabinet reshuffle.
Inactive children 'more likely to get depressed'
12/02/2020 | news | education | 59
People of all ages should be encouraged to be less sedentary, a study suggests.
Concerns about judges' powers must be heeded - Cox
12/02/2020 | news | politics | 823
The Attorney General says people are right to worry elected politicians are being usurped by the courts.
BBC chairman warns over subscription fee
12/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 2,034
Sir David Clementi says putting the broadcaster's services behind a paywall would have a big impact.
UK's 2021 census 'could be the last'
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 845
The UK's national statistician hopes other data sources could replace the 200-year-old questionnaire.
Sturgeon and Gove make climate summit pledge
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 764
The politicians insist the Glasgow COP26 conference will not be derailed by "squabbles" between their governments.
HS2 go-ahead 'controversial and difficult'
11/02/2020 | news | business | 2,848
The prime minister says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
UK economy saw zero growth at the end of 2019
11/02/2020 | news | business | 1,872
Growth in the services and construction sectors was offset by a "poor showing" from manufacturing.
EU Commission boss seeks 'unique' UK trade deal
11/02/2020 | news | world | 602
Ursula von der Leyen says the EU has big ambitions but any deal must have a "level playing field".
JD Sports in row over Footasylum purchase
11/02/2020 | news | business | 39
The UK competition watchdog says a takeover could hit shoppers, but JD Sports says the view is "flawed".
China launches coronavirus 'close contact' app
11/02/2020 | news | technology | 128
The announcement highlights the high level of Chinese government surveillance of its citizens.
Government considers ownership stake in Flybe
10/02/2020 | news | business | 88
Officials are in discussions with Europe to ensure a deal would not breach state aid rules.
PM pledges £5bn for bus and cycling services
10/02/2020 | news | politics | 663
Labour says the plan "doesn't make up for deep cuts" to services since 2010.
Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems'
10/02/2020 | news | business | 3,198
Warning comes after Michael Gove tells firms to prepare for post-Brexit border checks from January.
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We're worse with food waste than we think
10/02/2020 | news | science | 158
Every person in the world is wasting about 500 calories of food a day, according to a new study.
Government to give High Speed 2 the go-ahead
10/02/2020 | news | business | 1,091
The rising cost of the project and accusations of mismanagement have provoked anger from critics.
Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge idea investigated
10/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,227
Number 10 says "a range of government officials" are looking at the idea of a linking bridge.
Man dies as tree falls on car during storm
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 114
Some areas across England saw a month-and-a-half's worth of rainfall on Sunday and gusts of 97mph.
South Korean film Parasite makes Oscars history
10/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,270
Brad Pitt, Renee Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix are among the other Academy Award winners.
Cancer patients 'missing out on basic information'
10/02/2020 | news | health | 178
NHS staff pressures are leaving 120,000 patients a year "in the dark" about their illness, a charity says.
Salmon producers warn of 'huge' Brexit burden
09/02/2020 | news | uk | 724
The industry says the UK government has told it to prepare for trade barriers with the European Union.
Cycling lessons for all children plan
07/02/2020 | news | politics | 333
The government is promising to make cycling proficiency lessons available to every child in England.
Raab in Australia on Brexit trade mission
06/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,027
The foreign secretary says the UK will be a "force for good in the world" as he begins his Asia-Pacific trip.
Chancellor’s economic growth goal ‘unrealistic’
06/02/2020 | news | business | 963
There is a one-in-five chance of Sajid Javid hitting growth of about 2.8%, say economists at Niesr.
Ban term 'painkiller' to end obsession with drugs
05/02/2020 | news | health | 92
Government adviser calls for change in culture on painkillers with greater focus on social issues.
Tech firms 'need tougher ad-targeting rules'
05/02/2020 | news | technology | 80
Online political ads should be more tightly regulated, a data ethics body says.
Ministers back bill to cut school uniform costs
05/02/2020 | news | politics | 91
The new law, drafted by a Labour MP, would strengthen advice to schools to keep costs down.
Is Tesla really worth $150bn?
04/02/2020 | news | business | 154
The carmaker's market value has grown by about a third in less than a month.
TV licence fee consultation opens
04/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 4,296
The culture secretary says the fee needs to remain "relevant" in a "changing media landscape".
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Minister defends press dealings amid briefing row
04/02/2020 | news | politics | 959
Labour questions whether rules were broken when journalists were turned away from a No 10 meeting.
Ikea announces first big UK store closure
04/02/2020 | news | business | 1,475
The Swedish furniture giant's Coventry branch will close this summer, putting 352 jobs at risk.
PM 'admitted he doesn't get climate change'
04/02/2020 | news | science | 2,049
Boris Johnson has failed to lead over the UK's hosting of a key climate summit, its former boss says.
Aviation 'not the enemy' in climate battle
03/02/2020 | news | business | 323
The Heathrow Airport boss says flying needs to be made more environmentally friendly rather than stopped.
Chinese shares suffer biggest fall in four years
03/02/2020 | news | business | 160
The Shanghai index closes nearly 8% lower as investors weigh the impact of the outbreak.
PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
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Workers blame 'painful jobs' for pulling sickies
02/02/2020 | news | business | 115
Some 8.6 million people threw sick days last year blaming work culture and workloads, a survey suggests.
UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
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PG Tips could be sold as cuppa goes out of fashion
30/01/2020 | news | business | 1,484
Consumer goods giant Unilever says traditional tea sales are slowing as consumers change their habits.
UK rates held as economy shows signs of picking up
30/01/2020 | news | business | 824
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says there are very early signals of economic improvement.
Javid backs HS2 ahead of crunch meeting
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,688
The chancellor is expected to tell Boris Johnson he supports the London to Birmingham rail link.
European Parliament approves Brexit agreement
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,990
MEPs overwhelmingly back the terms of the UK's exit after an emotional debate in Brussels.
Dissatisfaction with democracy 'at record high'
28/01/2020 | news | education | 439
A global study warns of rising levels of discontent with democracy, particularly in the UK and US.
Scotland's most and least deprived areas named
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 467
Research suggests parts of Greenock town centre are the areas with the greatest deprivation in the country.
Migrant salary threshold fall recommended
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
Reducing the minimum by £4,400 would help recruit NHS staff and teachers, says an independent committee.
BBC News announces 450 job cuts
27/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 3,018
There will be cuts to Radio 5 Live and BBC Two’s Newsnight as part of an £80m savings drive.
Big Ben bongs fundraising appeal closes
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,487
Money was donated to get the bell ringing on Brexit day, but it will now go to a veterans' charity.
Watchdog questions 'Get ready for Brexit' campaign
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,237
The £46m publicity blitz did not leave people "significantly better prepared", says the NAO.
Shopping centre facial ID scheme troubles watchdog
27/01/2020 | news | technology | 126
Regulator calls for inspections after details of police tie-up with Meadowhall scheme emerge.
Call for powers to set up 'Scottish visa' system
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,282
Ministers want powers to be devolved for a "tailored" system that could boost immigration to Scotland.
Five big decisions looming for Boris Johnson
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 840
The coming few weeks demand some big decisions from the PM and his cabinet. Find out more.
Football banter at work 'excludes women'
27/01/2020 | news | business | 3,721
A management body says sports chat in the office can be a "gateway" to more laddish behaviour.
Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,272
The Irish PM says it will be "difficult" to reach a deal this year, but Boris Johnson is bullish.
'Almost 10,000' retail jobs lost this year
26/01/2020 | news | business | 178
Tough competition on the UK High Street means there are more job losses to come, say insolvency specialists.
PM unveils fast-track science visas after Brexit
26/01/2020 | news | science | 706
Boris Johnson hails the UK as "open to the most talented minds" with quicker route in for scientists.
Commemorative Brexit 50p coin unveiled
25/01/2020 | news | politics | 435
It comes after the original batch of coins had to be melted down when the Brexit deadline was extended.
Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
24/01/2020 | news | world | 3,608
The deal formally ending UK membership is signed by EU leaders in Brussels.
Morrisons axes 3,000 managers in shake-up
23/01/2020 | news | business | 858
But the supermarket says it will create 7,000 hourly-paid roles as part of a major restructuring.
'Increased likelihood' of China virus reaching UK
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 882
Fourteen people have now been tested for the virus in the UK, including nine awaiting results.
UK has 'crossed Brexit finish line', says Johnson
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,125
The prime minister urges the UK to "move forwards as one" as legislation securing the EU exit passes.
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Brexit bill clears final parliamentary hurdle
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,366
The legislation, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal, now awaits royal assent.
GM's Cruise unveils its first driverless vehicle
22/01/2020 | news | technology | 191
The launch comes six months after Cruise delayed its self-driving vehicle service in San Francisco.
'Mental health issues can break lives'
21/01/2020 | news | business | 95
Antonio Horta-Osario has personal experience of how workplace stress can affect anyone.
Sturgeon: Wellbeing as important as economic growth
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,030
In a speech later, Ms Sturgeon will say Scotland is creating an economy where "collective wellbeing" is as fundamental as GDP.
Labour leadership hopefuls bid for union backing
21/01/2020 | news | politics | 208
The GMB will announce its favoured candidate amid speculation Jess Phillips could quit the contest.
Dixons gets its sales figures the wrong way round
21/01/2020 | news | business | 645
Currys PC World owner reissues its Christmas trading statement to say sales went down, not up.
Facebook creates 1,000 new UK jobs
20/01/2020 | news | business | 162
The firm says the new roles will include adding to its team tackling harmful online content.
Government loses first votes since election
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,526
Ministers are defeated three times over Brexit legislation - on citizens' rights and court rulings.
Workplace bullying: 'Fear is the biggest factor'
20/01/2020 | news | business | 74
A quarter of employees think their firm turns a blind eye to workplace harassment, says a report.
Devolution politicians reject PM's Brexit bill
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,339
Welsh politicians refuse consent to Brexit bill after politicians in Scotland and NI did the same.
'Illegal' plastic waste returned to UK by Malaysia
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,078
Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.
New UK housing 'dominated by roads'
20/01/2020 | news | science | 1,437
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.
Give regions a 'voice' or UK may end, Brown warns
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,021
The former PM says the country is "not at ease with itself" and must change from "top to bottom".
Immigration system to 'put people before passports'
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,419
Boris Johnson says post-Brexit immigration to the UK will become "fairer and more equal".
Lord Hall to step down as BBC's director general
20/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,753
After leading the corporation for seven years, Tony Hall is to become chair of the National Gallery.
Department store Beales falls into administration
20/01/2020 | news | business | 845
The collapse of the company, founded in 1881, puts more than 1,000 jobs at risk
Brexit: UK to decide on Gibraltar-EU travel deal
20/01/2020 | news | world | 512
Gibraltar considers joining the Schengen zone, but the UK government says it cannot decide alone.
Shopping centre owner seeks emergency cash
20/01/2020 | news | business | 162
Intu, owner of the Trafford Centre and Lakeside, asks investors for money to shore up finances.
More precious than gold: Why palladium is soaring
20/01/2020 | news | business | 201
The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.
HS2: Give me the facts, says Shapps
20/01/2020 | news | business | 2,011
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps faces a "massive decision" as a leaked report suggests the rail link could cost £106bn.
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United: Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah goals secure win
19/01/2020 | sport | football | 2,620
Liverpool continue their charge for a first league title in 30 years by beating rivals Manchester United at Anfield.
Ministers 'looking into' relocating House of Lords
19/01/2020 | news | politics | 408
Moving the upper chamber could "reconnect" politics with voters, the Tory party chairman says.
Retail sales fall sharply in December
17/01/2020 | news | business | 879
A fifth straight month without growth adds to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates.
No automatic deportation for EU citizens, says No 10
17/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,824
So far more than 2.7 million EU citizens have applied for settled status after Brexit in the UK.
Tears and relief as the UK's MEPs bid goodbye
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,369
It's been a "grim" last week for some but others are "delighted" to be leaving the European Parliament.
UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade
16/01/2020 | news | business | 1,058
More venues opened in 2019 as more customers opted for food instead of just drinking alcohol.
'Grade inflation' in top degree grades stopping
16/01/2020 | news | education | 330
The sharp rise in first class degrees from universities has stalled after pressure from ministers.
EU reveals clues ahead of post-Brexit talks with UK
16/01/2020 | news | world | 3,056
Presentation slides published online give an insight into how the future relationship might pan out.
Estate agents report 'uplift' in housing market
15/01/2020 | news | business | 138
Expectations of future sales have "risen sharply" according to property professionals.
Health secretary hints at end to A&E target
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 677
Matt Hancock tells BBC Radio 5 Live the government should be judged on "the right target".
NHS criticises betting firms' 'damaging tactics'
15/01/2020 | news | health | 64
Free bets and other incentives should be banned to make gambling safer, a letter to companies says.
Brexit day gathering in London gets go-ahead
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,126
Nigel Farage says the Parliament Square party on 31 January will mark a "big moment" in UK history.
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James Bond's greatest hits - and biggest misses
15/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 603
Billie Eilish is following in the footsteps of some classic Bond themes (and some stinkers).
Greggs picks Just Eat for home deliveries
15/01/2020 | news | business | 275
The High Street food giant chooses its delivery partner as the market for takeaways continues to grow.
Backlash against Flybe's government rescue grows
15/01/2020 | news | business | 2,763
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.
Last decade confirmed as warmest on record
14/01/2020 | news | science | 2,347
Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850.
Citizens' assembly aims to tackle climate change
14/01/2020 | news | science | 639
UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.
PM: Public can fund Big Ben bongs for Brexit day
14/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,727
Boris Johnson said it would cost £500,000 for the famous bell to chime, but crowdfunding is an option.
Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
Gambling on credit cards to be banned
14/01/2020 | news | business | 646
The ban, which starts on 14 April, comes after reviews of the industry by the commission and the government.
Health unions to consider £30m pay offer
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 376
However, unions express concern that the money is coming from Stormont instead of Westminster.
Weak November weighs on UK growth
13/01/2020 | news | business | 741
Official statistics show the economy grew by just 0.1% in the three months to November.
Plan to ban cars through centre of Birmingham
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,109
Private cars would only be allowed in and out of the city in certain places under plans by the city council.
Five Labour leadership hopefuls reach next round
13/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,105
Emily Thornberry gains enough support just before nominations close, but Clive Lewis withdraws.
Stormont financial package 'falls way short'
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,769
Finance Minister Conor Murphy says government must live up to commitments made to Stormont parties.
MPs give final backing to Brexit bill
09/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,570
The Withdrawal Agreement Bill will now pass to the House of Lords for further scrutiny next week.
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Banks told to stop short-changing loyal savers
09/01/2020 | news | business | 244
Millions of savers who leave money in the same account for years should get a better deal, the regulator says.
Tesco sales fall in 'challenging' market
09/01/2020 | news | other | 33
The supermarket's sales in the months around the festive period fell 0.2% compared with last year.
Twitter to test 'block all replies' function
09/01/2020 | news | business | 61
The move comes as social media firms come under pressure to tackle harassment on their sites.
'Worst year for retail in 25 years'
08/01/2020 | news | business | 58
Total sales fell last year for the first time since 1995, says the British Retail Consortium.
Healthy habits 'deliver extra disease-free decade'
08/01/2020 | news | health | 466
Women and men can ward off cancer, heart problems and diabetes, a US study finds.
UK's largest union backs Starmer for Labour leader
08/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,804
Unison says Sir Keir Starmer is best placed to unite the party and take it back into government.
Thousands of Greggs staff to get £300 bonus
08/01/2020 | news | business | 438
The bakery chain says its "now iconic" vegan sausage roll helped boost sales.
Sainsbury's blames toy sales for quiet Christmas
08/01/2020 | news | business | 261
The supermarket revealed that like-for-like sales were down 0.7% in the final 15 weeks of the year.
Full UK-EU trade deal 'impossible' by end of 2020
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,737
The EU Commission president says the sides must prioritise areas of agreement to meet talks deadline.
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Corbyn won't endorse any leadership contenders
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 369
The Labour leader says he won't publicly back any of the six candidates hoping to succeed him.
NHS pressures 'put medical breakthroughs at risk'
07/01/2020 | news | health | 15
The proportion of senior doctors involved in leading research programmes is falling, say academics.
Cost of living 'outstripped house prices in 2010s'
07/01/2020 | news | business | 146
Property values were down by 1% after taking inflation into account, the Nationwide Building Society says.
Quarter of minimum wage workers 'underpaid'
07/01/2020 | news | business | 88
Firms which fail to pay the minimum wage should face tougher penalties, the Resolution Foundation says.
Stormzy visits BBC Breakfast in his slippers
07/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 107
The rapper forgot to change into his trainers before he got in the cab.
Christmas pudding sales burnt out in festive period
07/01/2020 | news | business | 709
Figures show sales of the traditional festive dessert fell by 16% in the UK in the run-up to Christmas.
Plant-based 'pork 'launched by Impossible Foods
06/01/2020 | news | technology | 481
A company that makes synthetic meat has shown off its latest products in Las Vegas.
MPs resume scrutiny of PM's Brexit bill
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,120
Legislation implementing Boris Johnson's agreement to leave on 31 January returns to the Commons.
'Infrastructure revolution' in March Budget
06/01/2020 | news | business | 678
Chancellor Sajid Javid sets 11 March as the date for his first Budget - the first since the general election.
Five crucial decisions facing Boris Johnson
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 732
The fate of HS2, Scotland and social care are some of the issues that could define the PM's tenure.
Funeral costs rise again 'to more than £4,400'
06/01/2020 | news | business | 202
Rising burial fees mean funeral costs went up by more than 9% in a year in some regions, SunLife says.
Running marathon cuts years off 'artery age'
06/01/2020 | news | health | 107
Training for a first marathon delivers more elastic arteries and lower blood pressure, experts say.
Burger King's plant-based Whopper 'not for vegans'
06/01/2020 | news | business | 1,468
Vegans and vegetarians may find the fast food chain's new meat-free burger an acquired taste.
'Exhausted' London bus drivers could strike
06/01/2020 | news | uk | 166
A union says drivers are so tired they are at risk of putting passengers and road users in danger.
British stars enjoy golden night at Golden Globes
05/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 460
Sam Mendes and Olivia Colman win awards at an event where Australia's bushfires were often mentioned.
Russian car with no driver at wheel tours Vegas
05/01/2020 | news | technology | 120
The BBC is offered a ride in a driverless car - without a human safety driver at the wheel.
Restaurant cat robot meows angrily at diners
05/01/2020 | news | technology | 118
BellaBot, which waits on tables, is one among a number of wacky robots at the CES tech show.
Liverpool 1-0 Everton, FA Cup third round: 'Sensationally good' Reds please Klopp
05/01/2020 | sport | football | 2,764
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his team's performance was "sensationally good" as Curtis Jones' stunning winner earned the Reds an FA Cup victory over Everton.
New Labour leader to be announced on 4 April
05/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,287
The party's top body has agreed the timetable for the contest and who is eligible to vote.
Top bosses 'earn average salary within three days'
05/01/2020 | news | business | 1,303
The average wage of a FTSE 100 boss equated to more than £900 an hour, research suggests.
HS2 costs out of control, says review deputy chair
04/01/2020 | news | business | 426
Lord Berkeley says MPs were "misled" about the line's costs, which he says will be more than £108bn.
New car registrations at lowest level since 2013
03/01/2020 | news | business | 1,081
It is the third consecutive year of decline, driven by weak confidence and confusion over new rules.
House price rise 'over 1% for first time in a year'
03/01/2020 | news | business | 478
Slow price growth should help first-time buyers but saving for a deposit can take years, Nationwide says.
Jess Phillips joins Labour leadership race
03/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,016
The third MP to join the contest says Labour members are "ready to try something different".
Energy firms to pay £10.5m over August power cut
02/01/2020 | news | business | 249
The power cut left more than a million people without electricity and severely affected rail services.
Last decade was UK's 'second hottest in 100 years'
02/01/2020 | news | science | 2,291
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.
Northern could lose rail franchise, says Shapps
02/01/2020 | news | business | 874
The transport secretary says he is "not prepared" to tolerate the firm's "unacceptable" performance.
Commuters hit by 2.7% rail fare rise
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,722
Many passengers are facing an increase of more than £100 for annual season tickets.
York to ban cars from city centre
31/12/2019 | news | uk | 758
The measure would ban all "non-essential" private car journeys in the city centre by 2023.
MPs back Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January
20/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,400
The PM says Brexit is "one step closer" after MPs back his EU withdrawal bill by a majority of 124.
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MPs voting on Johnson's Brexit bill
19/12/2019 | news | politics | 3,091
The PM says the legislation, enabling Brexit to happen on 31 January, will allow the UK to "move forward".
Johnson hails 'radical' Queen's Speech
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,537
Seven Brexit-focused bills and plans for extra NHS funding are unveiled in the Queen's Speech.
Brexit bill to give new powers to British judges
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 928
More British judges should be able to depart from previous EU court rulings, Downing Street says.
Thornberry enters Labour leadership race
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,259
The shadow foreign secretary tells the BBC she can win the contest "from the heart of the party".
GPs 'shun full-time work as pressures take toll'
17/12/2019 | news | health | 100
Nearly half of GPs now work part-time with a drive to increase numbers under threat, regulators warn.
Corbyn's 'comic indecision' on Brexit - Blair
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,496
Former prime minister Tony Blair says Labour "let our country down" at the general election.
Brexit bill to rule out extension
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 9,844
The move comes as MPs gather for the first sitting of the new Parliament after the general election.
Thornberry 'warned Labour over Brexit neutrality'
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,652
The shadow foreign secretary told the BBC in September a pro-Remain stance would help its election chances.
MPs' vote on Brexit bill planned for Friday
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,783
No 10 says the government wants to begin the legislation process before Christmas.
Labour prepares for leadership race after defeat
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,019
Labour MPs Clive Lewis and Lisa Nandy say they are thinking about competing to replace Jeremy Corbyn.
Johnson to welcome new MPs to Westminster
15/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,971
A priority will be a vote on the EU withdrawal bill that the PM wants to bring back before Christmas.
Let the healing begin, urges PM after poll win
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,831
Boris Johnson says he hopes his party's "extraordinary" election victory will bring "closure" to years of acrimony.
Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
Pound and shares surge on election result
12/12/2019 | news | business | 1,666
The FTSE is higher while sterling hits its highest level against the dollar since June last year.
Leaders in final push for votes ahead of election
10/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
The party leaders focus on key messages in the critical final hours before polls open on Thursday.
UK growth slowest since early 2009
10/12/2019 | news | business | 2,165
The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade as growth flatlines.
Wetherspoon pub chain 'to create 10,000 jobs'
10/12/2019 | news | business | 338
The chain says it will invest £200m in new pubs and hotels, as well as enlarging existing ones.
Parties focus on key messages as poll day nears
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,986
Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'
09/12/2019 | news | health | 190
Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.
Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,473
The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".
British stars nominated for Golden Globes
09/12/2019 | news | entertainment | 127
Rocketman's Taron Egerton and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge are among those up for prizes.
Exercise calorie labels 'make food less tempting'
09/12/2019 | news | health | 802
Consumers should be told it takes four hours to walk off the calories in a pizza, researchers say.
Johnson's Brexit plan 'presents major challenge'
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,844
A leaked government document says customs plans for Northern Ireland may not be ready in time.
Labour Budget to 'end austerity' in first 100 days
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,011
John McDonnell says Labour would "remake government" in a February Budget if it wins the election.
Negotiators 'playing politics' amid climate crisis
08/12/2019 | news | science | 483
Political posturing is harming attempts to address key issues at the UN climate talks, participants say.
NHS boss says parties 'ducked too many' big issues
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 323
Chris Hopson says election debate has "fallen short" with regard to long-term solutions for the NHS.
PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,130
The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.
Labour pledges more help for smaller firms
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 638
The party says it would set up a new agency to offer support and advice to smaller companies.
Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit in BBC debate
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 11,232
The Tory and Labour leaders faced off in the final head-to-head debate ahead of next week's election.
Farage defends decision not to contest Tory seats
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 168
The Brexit Party leader claims his party are "tearing chunks out of the Labour vote", as three of its MEPs quit.
UK household debts see big increase
05/12/2019 | news | business | 1,089
Debts including credit card debt and personal loans have risen 11% to £119bn in two years.
Farage hits out at MEPs over Tory support
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 674
The Brexit Party leader says three of his MEPs who quit have strong links to the Conservatives.
HSBC to bring in single overdraft rate of 40%
04/12/2019 | news | business | 421
The move will as much as quadruple the rate it charges some customers.
Labour pledges to cap class sizes at 30 pupils
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,512
The party promises to recruit nearly 20,000 extra teachers in England over five years if it wins power.
Tories promise Brexit and Budget in first 100 days
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,641
Boris Johnson's blueprint prompts attacks from Labour, the SNP and Lib Dems.
Swinson sorry for backing coalition welfare cuts
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 325
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson tells the BBC the "bedroom tax" was a mistake and austerity went too far.
McDonnell underlines Labour pledges on inequality
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,659
Ten years of Tory rule has led to injustices, he says, but experts say the sums promised are questionable.
Pound surges to two-year high against the euro
04/12/2019 | news | business | 570
The pound is the highest against the dollar in seven months and the highest against the euro since May 2017.
Conservatives pledge £4.2bn for local transport
03/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,340
The party promises new spending on trains, buses and trams outside London.
Black Friday brings UK retailers 'welcome' boost
03/12/2019 | news | business | 309
Sales volumes over the weekend in the UK rose by more than 7% from last year, Barclaycard says.
Spotify reveals decade's most-streamed songs
03/12/2019 | news | entertainment | 787
Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Drake and Ariana Grande are among the most popular artists of the moment.
UKIP launches 'Brexit and beyond' manifesto
02/12/2019 | news | politics | 720
UKIP promises a "clean-break Brexit" and a cut to net immigration to below 10,000 per year.
'Sugar overload' warning for festive hot drinks
02/12/2019 | news | health | 293
Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates sold by coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls, a study finds.
Lib Dems won't support Labour nationalisations
01/12/2019 | news | politics | 337
Jo Swinson says Labour's plans to take utilities back into public ownership are "not the way forward".
Labour pledges to cut rail fares by a third
01/12/2019 | news | business | 3,699
The party vows to slash rail fares and make travel free for young people under the age of 16.
Climate summit told of nation's 'fight to death'
30/11/2019 | news | science | 2,893
The president of the Marshall Islands tells a summit that rising tides threaten its existence.
Morning-after pill 'should be sold off the shelf'
29/11/2019 | news | health | 140
A report says accessing contraceptives and abortion pills in the UK should be easier for girls and women.
Row over Johnson debate 'empty chair'
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,106
Conservatives say Channel 4 broke impartiality rules while Labour claims the PM is "hiding from scrutiny".
Deadline for UK drone registration approaches
28/11/2019 | news | business | 101
Drone owners in the UK must register them by the end of Friday or face a £1,000 fine.
Tories pledge to boost Ofsted rather than scrap it
28/11/2019 | news | other | 259
Boris Johnson wants to strengthen the education watchdog but opposition parties want a new body.
Lib Dems pledge to end rough sleeping
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 145
The party says it would end no-fault evictions and compel councils to offer emergency accommodation.
Tory and Labour spending plans 'not credible' - IFS
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,069
Both main parties are not being honest ahead of the general election, an influential research group says.
Peacocks set to rescue Bonmarché from collapse
28/11/2019 | news | business | 54
A deal for the fashion chain draws closer, but 30 stores are to shut putting up to 240 jobs at risk.
Labour to change election strategy
27/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,044
The party plans to appeal to voters in Leave-supporting areas, insiders tell the BBC.
Labour promises to plant two billion trees by 2040
27/11/2019 | news | politics | 487
The party sets out its £3.7bn "plan for nature", which includes creating 10 new national parks.
Half of students get degree place with lower grades
27/11/2019 | news | education | 63
Admissions service, Ucas, says 49% of 18-year-olds were accepted with lower grades than those advertised.
Row over Labour's 'NHS for sale' claim
27/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,603
Jeremy Corbyn says he has proof the NHS is part of US/UK trade talks - but the Tories reject his claim.
SNP vote 'will send clear message on indyref2'
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,149
Nicola Sturgeon says her party wants to "escape Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands".
Heseltine: Lifelong Tories should back Lib Dems
26/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,776
The ex-deputy PM says Boris Johnson's claim he can "get Brexit done" by January is "nonsense".
Child poverty 'will rise' under Tory plans
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 2,884
New analysis of election manifestos shows no major UK party's plans would reduce child poverty.
Ex-UK diplomat attacks PM's 'Get Brexit done' vow
25/11/2019 | news | politics | 747
Sir Ivan Rogers describes Boris Johnson's "Get Brexit done" election pledge as 'diplomatic amateurism'.
Cross-party solution 'possible' for social care
25/11/2019 | news | politics | 160
Politicians are urged to work together to find a way of funding services for an ageing population.
Johnson promises 'tide of investment' on Wales visit
24/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,483
The prime minister courts the farming vote at a winter fair before he sets out pledges for Wales.
Labour plans to bring in rent controls
24/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,109
The party is also vowing to "put bad landlords out of business" if it wins the general election.
Tory manifesto 'to forge a new Britain' - Johnson
23/11/2019 | news | politics | 5,641
Boris Johnson promises to unite the country by getting Brexit done and to boost nurse numbers by 50,000.
Brexit Party promises 'political revolution'
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 5,295
Nigel Farage pledges to cut foreign aid, cap immigration and plant trees, as he makes his pitch to voters.
Corbyn: I'd stay neutral in Brexit referendum
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,185
Boris Johnson asks how the Labour leader could agree a new EU deal and then be "indifferent" about it.
Tories pledge extra cash for social care
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 259
But Health Secretary Matt Hancock says a long-term plan will require "cross-party consensus".
Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,578
The PM says he will raise the threshold next year so people do not have to pay until they earn £9,500.
Lib Dems vow £50bn 'windfall' from stopping Brexit
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,333
The "Remain bonus" will go on schools and the low-paid, Jo Swinson says at their manifesto launch.
Tories reject criticism in debate 'fact-check' row
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,950
The party says it is entitled to rebut "nonsense" amid calls for action over rebranded Twitter account.
Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 8,686
Nearly 7 million people watched leaders lock horns over the NHS in the first TV debate of the election.
Income tax rise will boost NHS budget - Lib Dems
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 507
The penny rise would allow it to match Labour's NHS front-line spending plans, the party says.
Green manifesto pledges zero carbon by 2030
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,630
The party wants to spend £100bn a year on tackling climate change - and calls for a new EU referendum.
Lib Dems and SNP lose ITV debate legal challenge
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,361
The parties took the channel to court after their leaders were left out its head-to-head debate.
Staff shortages put 'cancer survival rates at risk'
17/11/2019 | news | uk | 352
A Holyrood committee finds 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target.
Labour promises 'free teeth MOTs'
16/11/2019 | news | politics | 237
Check-up charges in England of £22.70 will be scrapped under a Labour government, the party says.
Lib Dems pledge £100bn 'climate emergency' fund
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,616
Plan to "decarbonise capitalism" would be funded by extra borrowing and tax changes, party says.
Labour pledges free broadband for all
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,603
Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn cost.
Major local electoral changes include votes at 16
14/11/2019 | news | uk | 253
Prisoners could also get the vote in the the biggest changes to Wales' electoral system in 50 years.
Good grades and a desk 'key for university hopes'
14/11/2019 | news | education | 127
High parental expectations and being happy at school are also important factors, a study suggests.
Mercedes to cut jobs amid tougher emissions rules
14/11/2019 | news | business | 117
Reports suggest more than 1,000 jobs will be shed as the carmaker invests more in electric cars.
Germany avoids recession despite trade war hit
14/11/2019 | news | business | 341
The country narrowly avoids recession as it struggles with trade conflicts around the world.
Donald Tusk: Don't give up on stopping Brexit
13/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,356
The outgoing European Council chief says leaving the EU would leave the UK a "second-rate player".
Tories will seek to reduce unskilled migration
13/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,540
The party says it will not set "arbitrary" targets but will aim to reduce immigration if it wins the election.
Herbal pills for cancer 'do more harm than good'
13/11/2019 | news | health | 149
Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says.
Toy sales slump as shops chase Christmas cheer
13/11/2019 | news | business | 463
Parents have cut back on impulse buys and face the threat of shortages of festive favourites, analysts say.
Inflation falls to three-year low in October
13/11/2019 | news | business | 197
Official data shows UK consumer prices rose 1.5% as a new price cap kept a lid on energy prices.
'Berlin rocks,' says Elon Musk as he picks factory
13/11/2019 | news | business | 1,699
Elon Musk tells AutoExpress Brexit made the UK "too risky" for his first major European factory.
Gauke: Tory majority 'bad outcome for country'
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,791
The former Conservative justice secretary will stand as an independent to oppose a "hard Brexit".
PM vows to close 'opportunity gap' after Brexit
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,467
Boris Johnson says the Tories will double funding for research and development if they win the election.
Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS
12/11/2019 | news | health | 3,333
The party says it would tax the "wealthiest" to cut hospital waiting times if it wins the election.
HS2 should happen despite rising cost, review says
12/11/2019 | news | business | 1,815
A draft copy of a review into the project says it might cost even more than its current price of £88bn.
UK wage growth slows as unemployment falls
12/11/2019 | news | business | 378
Average earnings increased by 3.6% over the three months to September, while unemployment fell by 23,000.
Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid veg
12/11/2019 | news | health | 126
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.
Labour and Lib Dems criticise floods response
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 2,801
Boris Johnson is chairing a government emergency committee to discuss how flooding has been handled.
Labour promises free jobs retraining for adults
11/11/2019 | news | education | 1,530
Labour pledges a £3bn increase in adult education investment to update skills for work.
Brexit Party rules out standing in Tory seats
11/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,591
Nigel Farage says the party will not contest seats won by the Tories in 2017, but will stand against Labour.
Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one
11/11/2019 | news | science | 304
Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.
Lib Dems propose £10k 'skills wallet'
10/11/2019 | news | politics | 668
Money for training courses will be made available to adults of all ages, under the Lib Dem plan.
Johnson and Corbyn to face off in live BBC debate
08/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,335
There will also be a seven-way podium debate between major parties and Question Time specials.
Sturgeon lists SNP's conditions for backing Labour
07/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,855
The SNP leader says Jeremy Corbyn would need to back the "principle" of a second independence referendum.
Sainsbury's hit by store closure costs
07/11/2019 | news | business | 99
A reorganisation of the supermarket's stores all but wipes out half-year profits.
Lib Dems, Greens and Plaid agree election pact
07/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,456
The pro-Remain parties have said the agreement will cover 60 seats across England and Wales.
Labour and Tories pledge more borrowing
06/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,899
John McDonnell sets out investment plans, as the Tories also vow to spend on infrastructure.
UK TV's streaming service BritBox goes live
06/11/2019 | news | entertainment | 489
British broadcasters enter the streaming wars, offering shows from Downton Abbey to Love Island.
Students more likely to vote tactically on Brexit
06/11/2019 | news | education | 579
Student voters are ready to target support over Brexit, research suggests.
Poor clothing sales see M&S's profits slide
06/11/2019 | news | business | 747
Demand for clothes was weak in the first half but a turnaround plan is producing results.
Johnson says he had 'no choice' over election
05/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,792
Boris Johnson tells supporters he needed to get Parliament working again, as he launches the campaign.
Universal credit adverts banned as 'misleading'
05/11/2019 | news | education | 184
The Advertising Standards Agency bans adverts claiming people found work faster on universal credit.
Universities 'undermined by overseas autocracies'
05/11/2019 | news | education | 56
MPs warn academic freedom in the UK is under pressure from autocracies.
Labour has clear and simple Brexit plan - Corbyn
05/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,902
But the Tories say his proposal for a new deal and referendum within six months is a "fairy tale".
Election could bring 'seismic change' - Swinson
04/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,129
The Lib Dem leader says a government led by her would "stop Brexit and build a brighter future".
UK drone registration scheme kicks off
04/11/2019 | news | technology | 382
Owners must pass a quiz but will get access to a scheme that seeks to match lost drones with owners.
Mothercare administration threatens 2,500 UK jobs
04/11/2019 | news | business | 711
The parent and baby goods retailer says its 79 UK stores are unable to trade profitably.
Don't use NHS as political weapon - health bosses
03/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,653
Politicians are urged not to make "empty promises" and tell "outright lies" about health funding.
Do your 'plastic-free' teabags contain plastic?
01/11/2019 | news | uk | 148
Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.
PM agrees to Brexit extension - but urges election
28/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,583
MPs vote on a December poll - as Boris Johnson officially accepts a further Brexit delay until 31 January.
Christmas meal treats 'under threat'
28/10/2019 | news | business | 2,369
Pigs in blankets might be scarce this Christmas because of labour shortages, says the meat industry.
'Exploited' workers propping up building sector
27/10/2019 | news | business | 191
The construction industry is trying to crack down on the use of underpaid labour, but it's a huge task.
PM to try for 12 December election
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,356
Labour says it will "absolutely support" an election but only if a no-deal Brexit is "off the table".
Google claims 'quantum supremacy' for computer
23/10/2019 | news | science | 766
The company claims a quantum computer has surpassed conventional devices for the first time.
Brexit bill 'in limbo' as MPs reject timetable
22/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,685
Boris Johnson pauses Brexit legislation after MPs reject plan to get it through Commons in three days.
How liquid air could help keep the lights on
22/10/2019 | news | business | 341
The UK will build the first ever liquid air energy storage plant, based on an idea from a backyard inventor.
Johnson in race to win support for Brexit deal
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,666
No 10 is trying to persuade MPs to back the PM's deal ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.
Court dismisses bid to stop 'illegal' Brexit deal
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,344
Lord Pentland ruled the application by Remain campaigners was "misconceived and unjustified".
Pound's gains erased amid Brexit deal jitters
17/10/2019 | news | business | 268
Sterling jumps at first on news of a deal, but falls back after the DUP reiterates its opposition.
New Brexit deal agreed but DUP refuses support
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 10,941
The prime minister hails "excellent deal" with the EU, but a successful vote in Parliament is not yet certain.
Brexit deal hangs in balance as PM seeks support
15/10/2019 | news | politics | 8,173
Issues between the UK, EU and Ireland are said to be "pretty much sorted", but No 10 is still seeking the DUP's backing.
Corbyn: Voter ID plans 'clearly discriminatory'
15/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,019
The government's plans will "disproportionately" affect ethnic minorities, the Labour leader says.
Brexit talks continue amid claims deal is close
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,088
Downing Street plays down the chances of an imminent breakthrough amid reports the sides are close to agreement.
World growth 'slowest since financial crisis'
14/10/2019 | news | business | 96
The International Monetary Fund warns against "policy mistakes" such as tariffs and a no-deal Brexit.
Sturgeon says indyref2 'must happen next year'
14/10/2019 | news | uk | 6,362
The SNP leader tells her party's conference that Westminster has 'no right' to block a Scottish independence referendum.
Savile Row in firing line as US tariffs hit the UK
14/10/2019 | news | business | 382
British luxury goods are targeted by the US as new taxes on exports take effect.
Career ambitions 'already limited by age of seven'
14/10/2019 | news | education | 96
Young people are often trapped by a lack of knowledge about job options, a report says.
Hundreds of archaeological sites found across NI
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 15
The discoveries from the last four years range from Stone Age farms to 19th Century urban industry.
Family's anger as hundreds hit by Flylolo chaos
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 90
More than 900 people have their holiday plans disrupted by the last-minute cancellations in Glasgow.
Barnier: Brexit like climbing a mountain
10/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,838
The EU's chief negotiator urges patience, as the deadline for reaching a deal with the UK nears.
Johnson and Varadkar 'can see pathway to a deal'
10/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,484
Ireland's PM calls Brexit talks "very positive" and "very promising", with UK-EU meetings set to resume on Friday.
New design for Britain's most-forged banknote
09/10/2019 | news | business | 550
The Bank of England says the new £20 note featuring artist JMW Turner will enter circulation in February.
EU leaders criticise UK Brexit proposals
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,407
They say they are no closer to an agreement, but "with goodwill" there is still a chance a deal can be done.
'Ban snacking on public transport'
09/10/2019 | news | health | 1,136
England's top doctor also wants to see extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity.
Nine MPs make pitch for Bercow's job
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 542
Tory candidates attack his record - and a deputy speaker says he believes Parliament has a drugs problem.
Brexit deal essentially impossible - No 10 source
08/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,572
The source says Germany's Angela Merkel was highly pessimistic in a call with Boris Johnson, but the EU's top official hits back.
PM calls on EU to 'thrash out' Brexit objections
07/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,724
Boris Johnson says EU leaders have not offered specific criticism of his Irish border proposals.
UK overrules block on Drax power station plans
07/10/2019 | news | business | 409
The Planning Inspectorate had ruled against new gas-fired turbines on climate change concerns.
Judge dismisses no-deal Brexit court move
07/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,201
Lord Pentland says he must trust Boris Johnson to write a letter to the EU requesting an extension if no deal is agreed.
Scrap 'pernicious' Home Office, says Green leader
04/10/2019 | news | politics | 637
A new Ministry for Sanctuary should oversee a "fairer" immigration system, Jonathan Bartley says.
PM: Brexit plan 'genuine attempt to bridge chasm'
03/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,497
The PM updates MPs on his Brexit proposals but Jeremy Corbyn says the plans are "unrealistic".
Ted Baker shares plunge 35% as sales slide
03/10/2019 | news | business | 91
The retailer, which issued a profits alert in June, posts a heavy loss and warns of difficult conditions.
Scotland becomes first UK country to ban smacking
02/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,673
The Scottish Parliament votes overwhelmingly to make it a criminal offence for parents to physically punish their children.
Greggs stockpiles pork ahead of Brexit
01/10/2019 | news | business | 817
The bakery chain wants to make sure that ingredients for its sausage rolls are safeguarded.
Corbyn must head 'interim government' - Labour
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,504
John McDonnell also says a no confidence vote is "unlikely" before 17 October's EU council meeting.
'Sadfishing' warning on social media
30/09/2019 | news | education | 363
Schools report growing worries about young people being tricked by emotional appeals online.
Spending on nights out 'hits three-year high'
29/09/2019 | news | business | 140
The average Briton is spending £70.69 on a night out, up 25% since last year, a survey finds.
Minister 'looking seriously' at compulsory vaccines
29/09/2019 | news | politics | 319
Matt Hancock says there is "absolute clarity" on the science and not being immunised puts others at risk.
Japan 19-12 Ireland: Dazzling display gives hosts shock victory
28/09/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,686
Hosts Japan produce the shock result of the Rugby World Cup by beating Pool A favourites Ireland 19-12 in Shizuoka.
MPs reject Parliament recess for Tory conference
26/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,957
It is the seventh vote the government has lost in the Commons since Boris Johnson became PM.
'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees
26/09/2019 | news | science | 806
Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.
Minimum price 'cuts weekly drinking by half pint'
25/09/2019 | news | health | 825
Research shows the amount of alcohol bought by Scots falls 7.6% after new drink laws are introduced.
Angry Commons exchanges over Parliament suspension
25/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,703
Emotions run high as MPs return to work after Tuesday's Supreme Court verdict, ruling prorogation unlawful.
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MPs return after court rules suspension unlawful
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,236
Boris Johnson will give a statement in Parliament later in the wake of Tuesday's ruling.
Johnson faces resignation calls over court ruling
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,098
Jeremy Corbyn leads the condemnation as some opposition MPs say the PM could be removed from office.
Suspending Parliament was unlawful, court rules
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 19,486
Boris Johnson says he "profoundly disagrees" with the judges' decision, but MPs will return on Wednesday.
Wales 'will not back Corbyn' in any Brexit deal
23/09/2019 | news | uk | 302
The Welsh Government would campaign for remain in any Labour-led referendum, Jeremy Miles says.
Corbyn wins party backing in crunch Brexit vote
22/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,246
Members at the party's annual conference vote against a motion which would have called for Remain backing at an election.
Labour vote to 'integrate' private schools
22/09/2019 | news | politics | 634
Party members call for assets to be "redistributed democratically and fairly" through the state sector.
Housing crisis 'affects 8.4 million' in England
22/09/2019 | news | uk | 698
Millions are in unaffordable or unsuitable homes, research for the National Housing Federation says.
British stars among surprise winners at Emmys
20/09/2019 | news | entertainment | 225
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer took home some of the night's major prizes.
Thousands join UK climate change protests
20/09/2019 | news | uk | 4,494
Schoolchildren and workers down tools and walk out of lessons, demanding "climate justice for all".
Brexit secretary: EU and UK share common purpose
20/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,467
Both sides promise to look for an agreement ahead of 31 October, following a meeting in Brussels.
UKIP conference amidst row over leader's no-show
19/09/2019 | news | uk | 298
New leader Richard Braine's non-attendance due to "low ticket sales" is described as "an insult".
Retailers to tackle Gove over Brexit food claims
18/09/2019 | news | business | 1,087
The "clear-the-air" talks follow a recent row over no-deal Brexit's effect on fresh food supplies.
Is UK fashion suffering from Brexiety?
17/09/2019 | news | other | 64
The UK's fashion industry is worth £32bn, so here's what it thinks about Brexit.
Swinson: Being a woman is not a weakness
16/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,530
Jo Swinson vows to "take on" Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage - and says she can be PM.
Lib Dems pledge to cancel Brexit
15/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,298
Members vote in favour of the policy, which would see the party revoke Article 50 if they took power.
Judges rule Parliament suspension is unlawful
11/09/2019 | news | uk | 13,691
Scotland's highest court says Boris Johnson, in effect, misled the Queen over the move.
Labour must unequivocally back Remain, says deputy
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,877
Tom Watson's position puts him at odds with Jeremy Corbyn, who wants a general election first.
There is a way to get a Brexit deal, PM insists
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,030
Boris Johnson also rebuffs criticism of Parliament's five-week shutdown as a "load of nonsense".
Labour manifesto to offer vote on Leave and Remain
10/09/2019 | news | uk | 5,234
Jeremy Corbyn vows a fresh Brexit referendum but arguments continue over which side it should back.
Many hospital patients get no visitors
09/09/2019 | news | health | 29
As well as being socially isolating, having no visitor to help with the "small" things can delay recovery, say NHS nurses.
PM's second attempt to trigger election fails
09/09/2019 | news | politics | 10,714
MPs reject a second call from Boris Johnson for a snap election, before the suspension of Parliament begins.
No-deal Brexit 'would be a failure' - Johnson
06/09/2019 | news | world | 4,784
Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar say "common ground was established" at their meeting in Dublin.