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How social media reacted to Wilder v Fury II
23/02/2020 | sport | boxing | 237
Tyson Fury powered up the Las Vegas lights with a brutal display of boxing - this is how social media and the boxing world reacted.
Northern Ireland growth below UK average
21/02/2020 | news | uk | 29
An initial estimate is for 1.1% growth in 2019, slightly higher than the 0.9% in 2018.
Car sales in China fall 92% as coronavirus hits
21/02/2020 | news | business | 211
Car dealerships remain closed and buyers stay away as the coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on sales.
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.
UK immigration plans 'devastating' for Scotland
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,280
Nicola Sturgeon says proposals to stop giving visas to low-skilled workers is the wrong route to take.
Fuel prices push UK inflation to six-month high
19/02/2020 | news | business | 684
Consumer Prices Index inflation rose to 1.8%, but remains below the Bank of England's 2% target.
'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.
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.
Fears for Severn towns amid fresh flood warnings
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,523
Residents in communities on the river are being evacuated as water threatens to top flood defences.
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.
Queen's nephew the Earl of Snowdon to divorce
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 297
David Armstrong-Jones and his wife Serena are separating after 26 years, a spokesman says.
Scotland's jobless total falls by 14,000
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 138
Official figures show the unemployment rate now stands at 3.5%, compared with 3.8% for the UK as a whole.
Further flooding as Storm Dennis damage continues
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,409
Fresh "danger to life" flood warnings are issued as the UK reels from damage caused by Storm Dennis.
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.
Hundreds warned over coronavirus after bus event
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 736
Two MPs cancel public engagements after attending a summit where an attendee was diagnosed with the illness.
RBS Group to change its name to NatWest
14/02/2020 | news | business | 370
New chief executive Alison Rose calls the bank's latest results the "start of a new era".
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.
'End of contract' rules 'to save consumers money'
13/02/2020 | news | technology | 360
Internet, pay-TV and phone customers will now be offered the best deals when their contracts end.
Billie Eilish's Bond theme is dramatic and audacious
13/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,155
The verdict on the teenager's ballad for Daniel Craig's final outing as 007, which she released overnight.
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".
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".
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.
Plug pulled on 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications
12/02/2020 | news | education | 337
Many courses with few or no students will be scrapped as ministers prepare for T-levels in England.
Petrol and diesel car ban 'could start in 12 years'
12/02/2020 | news | business | 3,335
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the BBC a sales ban could be brought forward again.
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.
Challenger bank N26 to shut all UK accounts
11/02/2020 | news | business | 804
Customers are being told to transfer money out of the app-based bank by 15 April.
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.
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.
Fianna Fáil largest party but Sinn Féin celebrate
10/02/2020 | news | world | 3,096
The final results of the Irish general election show Fianna Fáil on 38 seats, one ahead of Sinn Féin.
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.
England in South Africa: Tourists win third ODI by two wickets to draw series
09/02/2020 | sport | cricket | 259
England secure a 1-1 series draw with South Africa by beating the hosts by two wickets in the third one-day international in Johannesburg.
Energy bills to fall for millions of households
07/02/2020 | news | business | 590
The energy regulator cuts the price cap by £17, a move that will affect about 15 million households.
Crimes unreported as public lose faith in police
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 948
A new report reveals that a suspect is charged in under 8% of recorded crimes in England and Wales.
Veterans guaranteed job interviews
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 845
The move follows the unveiling of a new railcard that will offer veterans discounted train travel.
Last UK flight for Britons in coronavirus-hit city
05/02/2020 | news | uk | 638
Government charter comes after expats were urged to leave China as the outbreak claims more lives.
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.
BBC licence fee to rise by £3 in April
03/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,633
The cost of a television licence will increase from £154.50 to £157.50, from 1 April 2020.
Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone
03/02/2020 | news | technology | 473
A report by Ofcom also found that 3-8 year olds are watching YouTube for eight hours a week on average.
Nearly one million miss tax return deadline
03/02/2020 | news | business | 647
Anyone with a genuine excuse for missing Friday night's cut-off can talk to HMRC to avoid fines.
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".
Ports plan for Brexit Irish Sea checks
02/02/2020 | news | business | 234
Stena Line said that its assumption is that new checks will be carried out in British ports.
France 24-17 England: England lose Six Nations opener in Paris
02/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 2,067
World Cup finalists England fall to a chastening defeat by a resurgent France as their Six Nations hopes wilt in the Parisian rain.
F1 billionaire owner in Aston Martin rescue deal
31/01/2020 | news | business | 623
Racing Point F1 team co-owner Lawrence Stroll's consortium will inject emergency cash into the carmaker.
Nicola Sturgeon calls for patience over indyref2
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 3,037
Scotland's first minister says she still wants indyref2 this year - but acknowledges it may not come until at least 2021.
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.
Secondary school tables: How did your school do?
30/01/2020 | news | education | 768
Use the BBC News postcode search to see how your school has done in this year's secondary league tables.
Wonga compensation 'an insult' to borrowers
29/01/2020 | news | business | 886
Claimants against the payday lender have been told they will receive little in compensation.
Scientists race to develop a coronavirus vaccine
29/01/2020 | news | health | 403
US researchers are already working on a vaccine against the new virus that has emerged in China.
Rail firm Northern to be nationalised
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 2,085
The government is to take control of the troubled train operator after two years of passenger chaos.
Lungs 'magically' heal damage from smoking
29/01/2020 | news | health | 50
The effect has even been seen in people who had smoked for 40 years.
Ovo Energy to pay £8.9m for overcharging customers
29/01/2020 | news | business | 317
More than half a million of the firm's customers received energy bills that were inaccurate.
Britons in China call for more UK coronavirus help
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 878
UK citizens criticise the government response as No 10 says it is finalising plans for their return.
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.
Seriously ill wait more than hour for ambulance
27/01/2020 | news | health | 769
Heart attack and stroke patients are among those facing long delays for crews to arrive, BBC finds.
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.
Wales to bring in smacking ban after assembly vote
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,008
Wales becomes the second part of the UK to ban parents from smacking their children.
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.
BBC red button protest ahead of switch-off
27/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 876
A petition organised by a charity for blind people asks for the BBC to roll back their decision.
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.
Met Police to deploy facial recognition cameras
24/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,274
Police say the short-term deployments will check watchlists of suspects wanted for serious crimes.
Stick to two drinks, Wetherspoons tells parents
24/01/2020 | news | business | 1,531
The pub chain says it wants to deter "unruly behaviour" in pubs by children left unsupervised.
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.
HS2 risks misjudged from the start, says watchdog
23/01/2020 | news | business | 539
No-one took full account of how complex the project was going to be, says the spending watchdog.
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.
Incident team set up as five tested for coronavirus
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 101
The patients are being tested as a precaution in Scotland after returning from China with respiratory problems.
Number of suspects charged with crime hits new low
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 587
Only 7.3% of offences lead to a suspect being charged, figures show, as knife crime continues to rise.
Lloyds joins crowd with new 40% overdraft rates
22/01/2020 | news | business | 490
Customers will be charged "personalised" overdraft rates of up to 49.9% from April, but most will pay 39.9%.
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.
Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs
22/01/2020 | news | business | 2,020
The US has warned it could start taxing UK car exports if UK's tech tax goes ahead.
UK to monitor China flights as virus precaution
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 143
Precautionary measures will apply to flights from Wuhan to Heathrow, the government says.
UK told to 'hold fire' on April tech tax
21/01/2020 | news | business | 783
The OECD has said the UK should wait for a global agreement on taxing technology firms.
More people triggering emergency alarms on trains
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 339
Crowded carriages and lack of help for disabled people would make some rail users press the button.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scottish FA poised to ban kids heading footballs
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 905
Rules could be in place within weeks after a study found ex-players are more likely to die of dementia.
Interest rate cut chances rise as inflation falls
15/01/2020 | news | business | 929
Speculation grows that UK interest rates will be cut after inflation slows in December.
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.
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.
Oscars 2020: Joker leads pack with 11 nominations
13/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 432
The comic book villain movie is up for best film, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix.
Is Scotland leading the way on climate change?
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 302
With a major UN climate conference coming to Glasgow, we ask what Scotland is doing about climate change.
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.
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.
Manufacturers report sharp drop in new orders
10/01/2020 | news | uk | 181
A regular survey of firms also shows that overall business activity in Scotland stagnated in December.
Deal 'holds NI to ransom' over health staff pay
10/01/2020 | news | uk | 823
Unison accuses Julian Smith of trying to infringe on human rights with Stormont deal.
Fatty tongues 'main factor in disrupted sleep'
09/01/2020 | news | health | 150
Fat lost from the tongue was the reason for improvements in a sleep apnoea weight loss study.
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.
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.
MSPs vote to reject UK Brexit legislation
07/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,524
Holyrood votes by 92 to 29 to reject the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after MSPs hit out at Brexit.
Drivers 'may be feeling effects of oil price rise'
07/01/2020 | news | business | 691
Rising tensions between the US and Iran will drive prices higher at the pumps, the RAC says.
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.
Energy customers hit with backdated bills
06/01/2020 | news | business | 326
Householders are getting billed extra for energy they used years ago, despite a ban on the practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MSP says Scottish Labour must split from UK party
03/01/2020 | news | uk | 969
Monica Lennon says the radical move is the only way the party can end its "long-term losing streak" in Scotland.
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".
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.
Talks to end NI devolution deadlock resume
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 506
Irish Deputy PM Simon Coveney says he is hopeful of "a new beginning for politics in NI".
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.
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.
PM to 'carefully consider' indyref2' request
20/12/2019 | news | uk | 1,434
The Scottish secretary insists Boris Johnson will not mark Nicola Sturgeon's letter "return to sender".
What will happen in Scottish politics in 2020?
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 342
After a tumultuous 2019, what does the new year have in prospect for Scottish politics?
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".
Nicola Sturgeon calls for powers to hold indyref2
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 6,002
Scotland's first minister calls on UK government to negotiate the transfer of power to allow another independence referendum.
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.
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".
Fishing quotas will see cod landings cut by half
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 135
Talks in Brussels end with agreement that 2020 will see far fewer fish landed from the North Sea.
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.
Ofcom proposes locked-handset ban
17/12/2019 | news | technology | 417
Several mobile phone providers offer handsets that cannot easily be transferred to a new network.
UK unemployment falls to lowest level since 1975
17/12/2019 | news | business | 877
Employment rises to all-time high, while wage growth slows less sharply from August to October.
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.
Is it OK to call in sick with a common cold?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 438
Should you just crack on with it when you have a cold, or hide under the duvet for everybody's sake?
Is Labour's position on independence changing?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 765
As Scottish Labour seeks to regroup after its election loss, party members are publicly talking about their stance on indyref2.
Rail services cancelled as new timetable starts
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 339
Commuters criticise rail firms Northern and Transpennine Express over the cancellations and delays.
Many at risk of flu this Christmas, experts say
16/12/2019 | news | health | 273
They predict a peak in cases and want people to get immunised now, before visiting friends and family.
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.
Sturgeon: PM has 'no right' to block Indyref2
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,073
Scotland's first minister says the SNP election victory strengthens the mandate for another referendum.
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.
Primary league tables: How did your school do?
11/12/2019 | news | education | 112
New primary school league table data for England has been published by the Department for Education.
Most-viewed mansions of 2019 revealed
10/12/2019 | news | business | 228
Castles and mirrored ceilings attracted clicks among window shoppers on a property website.
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.
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.
Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push
09/12/2019 | news | business | 1,203
Exhaust emissions from new cars have been increasing for the past three years, research suggests.
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.
More wind on the way after Storm Atiyah disruption
09/12/2019 | news | uk | 116
Electricity supplies are restored after gales cut power and bring down trees across Wales.
Tories target Labour Leave seats in final push
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,650
The prime minister tours Labour seats that voted for Brexit, three days before the election.
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.
I'm A Celebrity winner revealed
06/12/2019 | news | entertainment | 196
The winner of the ITV reality show is announced after three weeks in the Australian jungle.
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.
What happens if wintry weather hits the election?
05/12/2019 | news | uk | 155
Scottish councils have been making plans in case adverse weather causes disruption on Thursday.
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.
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.
Scottish party leaders clash in BBC TV debate
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 921
Nicola Sturgeon, Jackson Carlaw, Richard Leonard and Willie Rennie answered questions from voters.
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.
SDLP leader criticises MPs who do not take seats
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 398
Launching his party's manifesto, Colum Eastwood says "decisions are made by those who show up".
Scottish party leaders clash in election debate
03/12/2019 | news | politics | 468
Nicola Sturgeon, Jackson Carlaw, Richard Leonard and Willie Rennie debated on STV ahead of the general election.
Carbon emissions edge up as coal use falls
03/12/2019 | news | science | 1,133
Emissions of CO2 have risen in 2019, say researchers, as oil and gas use continues to grow.
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.
Sinn Féin hits out at DUP's 'crazy Brexit agenda'
02/12/2019 | news | uk | 679
Leader Mary Lou McDonald unveils the party's manifesto ahead of next week's general election.
Sturgeon: 'All options' open if indyref2 blocked
02/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,784
The SNP leader has refused to rule out taking legal action if a second Scottish independence vote is blocked.
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.
Last decade 'on course' to be warmest
29/11/2019 | news | science | 878
Provisional data suggests the decade from 2010-2019 is the warmest yet recorded.
PM pledges help for struggling firms after Brexit
29/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,050
Boris Johnson also says it will be easier for public bodies to "buy British" if the UK leaves the EU.
Energy supplier Npower to axe up to 4,500 jobs
29/11/2019 | news | business | 1,123
Three call centres face closure under a restructuring plan that unions called a "cruel blow".
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.
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".
Johnson claims Scotland 'paralysed' by SNP
26/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,431
The PM rules out allowing a second independence referendum as he launches the Scottish Conservative manifesto.
Andy Murray documentary: Eight things we learned from Resurfacing
26/11/2019 | sport | tennis | 275
Dunblane, retirement tears, and watching videos of his surgery - eight things Andy Murray's new Amazon documentary revealed.
Christmas dinner 'could cost more this year'
26/11/2019 | news | business | 975
Shortages in the turkey market and poor Brussels sprout harvests will mean higher prices, say analysts.
Black Friday sales event 'all hype', says Which?
25/11/2019 | news | business | 477
The consumer group says it found just one in 20 offers were cheaper than at other times of the year.
Alliance says this campaign among worst for 'lies'
25/11/2019 | news | politics | 556
Alliance leader Naomi Long was speaking at the launch of her party's general election manifesto.
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.
Most common Christmas delivery problems revealed
22/11/2019 | news | uk | 221
One shopper found a parcel in her toilet after it was pushed through a window, a survey says.
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.
Tories plan stamp duty hike on non-UK residents
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 690
The party says the money raised would go towards tackling rough sleeping.
Labour calls for free school meals for all pupils
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 615
Scottish Labour says every pupil in Scotland should be able to receive a free school meal 365-days a year.
Greenhouse gas concentrations break records
21/11/2019 | news | science | 3,081
The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.
Labour vows to 'transform' UK at manifesto launch
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 12,168
The party promises to renationalise key industries, end tuition fees and scrap a rise in the pension age.
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.
What is the 'most iconic' Scots word?
19/11/2019 | news | uk | 407
"Glaikit", "scunnered" and "shoogle" lose out to a word commonly used to describe the Scottish weather.
Workers under Labour 'will take back control'
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,469
John McDonnell also says there would be a cap on chief executives' pay in the public sector.
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.
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.
PM shelves business tax cut to help fund NHS
17/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,291
Boris Johnson says public services will benefit as planned corporation tax cuts are put on hold.
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.
Cyprus 1-2 Scotland: John McGinn strike earns successive wins
16/11/2019 | sport | football | 670
John McGinn's fourth goal in two Scotland games secures a morale-boosting victory in Cyprus and moves Steve Clarke's side above the hosts into third in Euro qualifying Group I.
Green Party offers universal basic income by 2025
15/11/2019 | news | politics | 672
Under the plan every adult would get at least £89 per week with extra payments for disabled people.
China's mega-dump already full - 25 years early
15/11/2019 | news | world | 497
China collects hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste a year - and dealing with it is a problem.
No Stormont talks before election - Varadkar
14/11/2019 | news | world | 281
Politicians are in Dublin for a meeting of the British-Irish council.
Sturgeon ridicules Corbyn over indyref2 stance
14/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,212
Nicola Sturgeon has joked Jeremy Corbyn will end up demanding another indyref after further timing confusion.
Motorola revives iconic Razr flip phone
14/11/2019 | news | technology | 439
Device-maker heralds "impossible" engineering as it launches a flip phone with a foldable screen.
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.
Royal Mail wins bid to halt Christmas post strikes
13/11/2019 | news | business | 1,395
The postal union says a decision by the High Court to block industrial action is an "utter outrage".
Corbyn rows back on indyref2 timing comments
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,819
Jeremy Corbyn had ruled out a Scottish independence referendum in a Labour government's first term.
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.
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.
Farage: Tories should stand down in Labour seats
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,117
The Brexit Party leader insists his candidates will run in Labour-held seats in the North and Midlands.
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.
UK growth 'slowest in almost a decade'
11/11/2019 | news | business | 1,551
Official statistics show the economy avoided recession after GDP grew by 0.3% in the third quarter.
Jingye vows to save jobs after British Steel deal
10/11/2019 | news | business | 1,301
The Chinese company says it will invest £1.2bn in British Steel following rescue agreement.
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.
No checks on goods between NI and GB, says PM
08/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,549
Boris Johnson briefed Northern Ireland Conservative members but did he get all the details correct?
Crossrail delayed until 2021 as costs increase
08/11/2019 | news | business | 780
The route, which could cost £650m more than the current total of £17.6bn, was due to open in 2018.
Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad
07/11/2019 | news | politics | 998
The Royal College of Nursing says the proposed "NHS visa" will not do enough to fix staff shortages.
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.
Bank warns Brexit deal would hit economic growth
07/11/2019 | news | business | 897
Interest rates are held steady, but two Bank of England policymakers vote for an immediate cut.
PM says only Conservatives can save 'fantastic' UK
06/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,427
Boris Johnson urges voters to use next month's general election to call a halt to Nicola Sturgeon's plans for indyref2.
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.
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.
Rail workers to hold 27 days of strikes
05/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,048
The stoppage will affect South Western Railway services in December and on New Year's Day.
Climate emergency 'clear and unequivocal'
05/11/2019 | news | science | 2,402
Around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.
None of pledged starter homes built, says watchdog
04/11/2019 | news | business | 579
Government plans to build 200,000 affordable homes in England have come to nothing, the National Audit Office says.
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".
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.
Two left in contest for new Commons Speaker
03/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,299
Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Chris Bryant go through to the final round of voting to find John Bercow's successor.
NHS given extra £10m to ease winter pressures
03/11/2019 | news | uk | 651
The Scottish government says the cash will ease pressure on the health service in the coming months.
England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time
02/11/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 6,058
South Africa overpower England in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama to become champions for a third time.
Farage calls on Johnson to 'build Leave alliance'
01/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,438
The Brexit Party leader says the PM must ditch his EU deal - or he will stand candidates against Tories.
Corbyn launches Labour campaign to 'transform' UK
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 12,072
The Labour leader vows to take on the "elite" in "radical" election pitch, but the PM blames him for delaying Brexit.
Leaders in pre-election clash on NHS and economy
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 9,377
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour offers "real change" but Boris Johnson accuses him of "protest" politics at PMQs.
MPs close to backing December election
29/10/2019 | news | uk | 10,103
MPs approve the principle of a pre-Christmas poll but there is wrangling over the exact date.
Netflix angers film-makers with speed-up function
29/10/2019 | news | entertainment | 400
Director Judd Apatow calls the move "ridiculous and insulting" and actor Aaron Paul also speaks out.
Health bosses' 'serious concerns' over homeopathy
28/10/2019 | news | health | 332
The UK's largest group of registered homeopaths should not be accredited, NHS bosses say.
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.
Rugby World Cup semi-final: Wales 16-19 South Africa
27/10/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 2,909
Wales fall agonisingly short of a first Rugby World Cup final as Handre Pollard's 76th-minute penalty hands the Springboks victory.
Key word 'adequate' removed from Brexit plan
27/10/2019 | news | business | 668
Worker rights: UK negotiators remove “adequate” from employment and environmental standards enforcement.
Archbishop warns MPs to avoid 'dangerous' language
27/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,038
Justin Welby said it was "extraordinarily dangerous" for MPs to make careless comments.
EU agrees to Brexit delay - but no date yet
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 8,978
Ambassadors agree to postpone the 31 October deadline, but will not decide a date until next week.
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".
Brexit is 'chance to grow Scots grocery sector'
24/10/2019 | news | uk | 57
The UK's departure from the EU is an opportunity to buy in more Scottish produce, an industry group says.
No 10 denies government division over Brexit plans
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,592
Ministers are being urged to go for an early election - but some want to get a Brexit deal through first.
Smart motorways 'too confusing for drivers'
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 379
Highways England says it has no plans to build any new smart motorways amid confusion.
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.
Johnson and Corbyn meet amid Brexit uncertainty
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,816
They fail to agree a new timetable to get the PM's deal into law, as the EU considers delaying Brexit.
Scottish and Welsh leaders back general election
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 1,725
But Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford say the risk of no-deal must first be removed before they agree to an early poll.
Brexit factor in 'care jobs emergency'
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 45
Recruiter says Brexit is a key factor in the staffing crisis facing Scotland's care sector.
PM to seek election if EU agrees three-month delay
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,037
It comes as Boris Johnson "pauses" his Brexit bill after MPs reject his fast-track Commons timetable.
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.
NI firms to declare GB-bound goods under new deal
22/10/2019 | news | uk | 865
The Brexit secretary says there'll be no forms to fill in - then reverses his position shortly afterwards.
PM aims to push Brexit bill through in three days
22/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,962
Boris Johnson urges Parliament to approve his intensive timetable but opposition MPs want more time.
MPs' vote on Brexit deal ruled out by Speaker
21/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,735
The government says it is disappointed, but will go ahead with introducing legislation putting the deal into law.
What's the etiquette for selfies with celebrities?
21/10/2019 | news | entertainment | 124
A waiter was suspended for asking Dame Emma Thompson for a selfie last weekend.
Waitrose to stop putting plastic toys in crackers
21/10/2019 | news | uk | 472
The company also plans to ban plastic glitter from its own-brand Christmas range by December 2020.
Andy Murray: Briton beats Stan Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery
20/10/2019 | sport | tennis | 916
Andy Murray wins his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery by beating Stan Wawrinka in the European Open final.
No 10 to push again for Brexit deal vote
20/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,623
The PM wants "a straight up-and-down vote", but it is down to the Speaker to decide whether this happens.
PM vows to press ahead despite Brexit delay defeat
19/10/2019 | news | politics | 1,743
He tells EU Council President Donald Tusk he will send a letter seeking another extension - but warns MPs the EU may reject the request.
Jubilant scenes at 'final say' Brexit protest
19/10/2019 | news | uk | 8,112
Supporters of the "People's Vote" cheered as MPs voted to withhold approval of the PM's deal.
Commons set for knife-edge Brexit votes
18/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,578
Boris Johnson urges MPs to back his agreement with the EU, amid moves by MPs to delay approval of the deal until Brexit laws are passed.
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.
Scientists seek clues to 'birth of cancer'
17/10/2019 | news | health | 37
Cancer researchers from the UK and US are teaming up to search for the very earliest signs of cancer.
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.
DUP says PM 'too eager to get deal at any cost'
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 799
The DUP says it will not support the PM's plan for NI as it has concerns about customs and consent.
DUP rejects Brexit deal 'as things stand'
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 779
It is a blow for Boris Johnson as the PM heads to EU summit for more talks on his draft agreement.
Banning out-of-hours email 'harmful to some staff'
16/10/2019 | news | technology | 480
Stopping staff accessing email outside the office could leave some feeling stressed, research suggests.
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.
UK jobs market 'shows signs of slowing'
15/10/2019 | news | business | 640
The unemployment rate rises unexpectedly to 3.9% between June and August.
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.
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.
Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce
14/10/2019 | news | science | 249
The first figures emerge demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research.
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.
SNP 'winning independence economic argument'
14/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,245
Scotland's finance secretary uses his speech to the SNP conference to argue that the country can "more than afford" independence.
PM sets out 'ambitious' plans in Queen's Speech
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,669
Crime and health take centre stage, but opposition parties dismiss the programme as "election manifesto".
Brexit talks continue ahead of crunch summit
13/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,324
Negotiating teams meet again after all sides warn there is still a lot of work to do to find agreement.
Japan 28-21 Scotland: Gregor Townsend's side out of Rugby World Cup
13/10/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,048
Scotland crash out of the World Cup at the pool stage for only the second time after being beaten by an irrepressible Japan in Yokohama.
Government faces industry backlash on Brexit plans
11/10/2019 | news | business | 1,856
Five industry bodies are concerned a new Brexit deal won't give them a level playing field in the EU.
Brexit: EU and UK agree to 'intensify' talks
11/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,172
Both sides are pushing for a deal ahead of a summit next week, but Boris Johnson says there's "a way to go".
Scale of city's 'urban creep' revealed in study
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 71
Several hectares of green space is being covered over each year by paving or home extensions in Edinburgh.
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.
Typhoon Hagibis: Japanese Grand Prix qualifying postponed
11/10/2019 | sport | f1 | 383
Formula 1 cancels all activities at the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday as a result of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis.
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.
Nissan Europe 'unsustainable' in no-deal Brexit
10/10/2019 | news | business | 1,191
The Japanese carmaker is concerned about the impact of export duties in the event of no-deal Brexit.
Rugby World Cup: Typhoon Hagibis forces England-France off; Scotland wait & Ireland play
10/10/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,050
England's World Cup match against France is called off because of Typhoon Hagibis, but Scotland must wait on their crucial game, while Ireland's fixture is set to go ahead.
What happens to my EHIC card in a no-deal Brexit?
09/10/2019 | news | other | 224
The scheme works in 31 countries but only three have agreed to cover UK tourists if there is no deal.
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.
Special sitting for MPs to decide Brexit future
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,464
Parliament will meet on Saturday 19 October after a key EU summit to approve the next steps for the UK.
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.
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.
Macron: Brexit deal decision 'at end of week'
06/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,621
The EU will evaluate then whether a deal is possible, the French president tells Boris Johnson.
PM will send Brexit extension letter, court told
04/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,756
But Boris Johnson says the UK will still leave on 31 October "new deal or no deal - but no delay".
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".
UK facing 'heightened risk of recession'
03/10/2019 | news | business | 1,068
Closely-watched surveys suggest the UK economy has contracted for the second quarter in a row.
Government publishes new Brexit proposals
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,477
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the EU single market for goods and new customs checks away from the border.
Johnson: No-deal only alternative to Brexit plan
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,571
Addressing his party conference in Manchester, the PM says his offer requires compromise on both sides.
UK Brexit plans to include Irish customs checks
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,406
The PM addresses his party conference in Manchester before submitting the new proposals to Brussels.
'Modest' economic impact of minimum drinks pricing
01/10/2019 | news | uk | 118
Researchers find that drop in alcohol sales was offset by increased prices and a switch to premium brands.
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.
Johnson: Irish customs checks will be 'reality'
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,911
But the PM rejects reports there could be a series of customs posts set five or 10 miles back.
Javid pledges National Living Wage rise
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,210
The chancellor says it will be £10.50 an hour by 2024, with a lower age threshold - down from 25 to 21.
Scots Conservatives would not support Brexit delay
30/09/2019 | news | uk | 852
Interim leader Jackson Carlaw also confirms that the party has dropped its opposition to a no-deal Brexit.
Is red meat back on the menu?
30/09/2019 | news | health | 700
A controversial study says the evidence of health risks is so poor, people should keep on eating it.
Javid promises 'significant response' to no-deal
29/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,888
The chancellor holds out the prospect of tax cuts, as the PM faces more questions about his conduct.
Sturgeon 'open-minded' about interim PM
27/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,000
Scotland's first minister insists she is not pushing for Jeremy Corbyn to become leader of a temporary government.
New bid to help young people break into farming
26/09/2019 | news | uk | 39
A new land matching service pairs landowners with people looking to get a foot on the ladder.
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.
SNP wants confidence vote to remove 'zombie' PM
25/09/2019 | news | uk | 2,794
The party calls on other opposition leaders to unite around a no confidence motion that would remove Boris Johnson from office.
Wrightbus administrators confirm 1,200 job losses
24/09/2019 | news | uk | 1,049
About 50 posts will be kept after the firm, best known for the "Boris Bus", went into administration.
UN panel signals red alert on 'Blue Planet'
24/09/2019 | news | science | 1,780
A top panel of scientists says the oceans and frozen regions are feeling the heat from rising temperatures as never before.
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.
Labour promises 32-hour working week
23/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,533
John McDonnell also vows to eliminate in-work poverty if Labour wins power at the next election.
Are Scots becoming more or less healthy?
20/09/2019 | news | uk | 94
Seven charts from the latest Scottish Health Survey looking at drinking, smoking and exercise.
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.
UK shares Brexit documents with EU
19/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,912
A UK government statement says the written documents "reflect the ideas the UK has put forward".
Parliament suspended 'to stop MPs interfering'
19/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,868
The final day saw a submission from ex-PM Sir John Major - but a decision won't come until next week.
Poorest 'three times' more likely to die young
18/09/2019 | news | uk | 154
The figures show the "massive inequality" between rich and poor in Scotland, researchers say.
Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop
18/09/2019 | news | business | 471
The rate inflation slowed to 1.7% in August as games and download prices fell.
Second day of legal prorogation battle ends
17/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
Judges at the Supreme Court continued to hear arguments over the legality of suspending Parliament.
Tories target over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads
17/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,051
Political parties’ Facebook ad campaigns are gearing up ahead of any election, BBC News research reveals.
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.
Prorogation case 'a difficult question of law'
16/09/2019 | news | politics | 8,830
The Supreme Court hears competing arguments about the legality of the PM's decision to suspend Parliament.
Nurse numbers rise 'eclipsed by jump in patients'
16/09/2019 | news | health | 307
Hospital admissions are rising at nearly three times the rate of the nurse workforce, the RCN says.
Aldi plans to open a new supermarket each week
13/09/2019 | news | business | 689
The discount retailer is taking on its larger rivals as it continues to expand even as profits fall.
PM 'won't be deterred' from Brexit on 31 October
13/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,887
Boris Johnson says the UK will leave by the deadline, but he is "cautiously optimistic" of getting a deal.
Bercow warns PM against disobeying Brexit law
12/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,797
The Speaker says MPs will show "creativity" to avoid being bypassed, but is accused of being "politicised".
PM denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension
12/09/2019 | news | politics | 9,220
Boris Johnson denies lying over his reasons for the shutdown, after Scottish judges rule it unlawful.
Commons recall urged after no-deal papers released
12/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,603
Labour wants MPs to return to Parliament to scrutinise the government's plans for no deal.
No 10 rejects Nigel Farage election pact proposal
11/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,836
The Brexit Party leader is calling on the Tories to make a deal to help "secure a big Brexit majority".
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".
Opposition parties united against PM’s election bid
06/09/2019 | news | politics | 13,614
Labour and other parties vow to block mid-October election, as Lords pass anti-no-deal Brexit bill.