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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.
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".
Storm Dennis flooding 'is going to get worse'
20/02/2020 | news | uk | 23
The recent flooding is "scary" and "not normal", warns Environment Agency boss Dave Throup.
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.
WH Smith in spat with Telegraph over pricing
19/02/2020 | news | business | 447
The UK retailer has removed the Daily Telegraph newspaper from 120 shops in railway stations.
'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".
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.
UK's cash system 'will collapse without new laws'
18/02/2020 | news | business | 748
British bank notes and coins could disappear much earlier than expected, campaigners warn.
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.
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".
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.
Budget may be delayed, says cabinet minister
16/02/2020 | news | politics | 328
Grant Shapps says the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak, needs "a few days to decide on the date".
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.
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".
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.
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.
Deforested Amazon areas 'net emitters of CO2'
11/02/2020 | news | science | 352
Up to a fifth of the Amazon rainforest has become a net source of CO2, research suggests.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Solar Orbiter: Sun mission blasts off
07/02/2020 | news | science | 408
The European probe will gather some of the most detailed ever pictures and movies of our star.
How much? Six reasons why HS2 is so expensive
07/02/2020 | news | business | 908
The controversial high-speed rail project could potentially cost as much as £106bn.
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.
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.
Johnson rebuked over universal credit jobs claim
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 411
The UK Statistics Authority says a 200,000 jobs boost claimed by the PM was only a prediction.
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.
Clean tech 'won't solve climate change in time'
05/02/2020 | news | science | 628
Breakthrough technologies cannot be relied on to help the UK meet its climate targets, a report says.
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".
Loss of bumblebees driven by 'climate chaos'
04/02/2020 | news | science | 360
"Climate chaos" has caused widespread losses of bumblebees across continents, experts say.
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.
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.
Ban on petrol and diesel car sales brought forward
03/02/2020 | news | science | 3,031
Boris Johnson unveils the plan as he launches a "year of climate action" alongside Sir David Attenborough.
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.
It could be hard cheese for Stilton in name row
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 60
The Cambridgeshire village of Stilton's hopes to make the product following Brexit may be dashed.
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".
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.
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.
Long-Bailey makes Labour leadership final ballot
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 633
She joins Sir Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy after receiving the backing of the Fire Brigades Union.
Tumble in UK car output 'a grave concern'
29/01/2020 | news | business | 435
A 14% fall in output last year underlines the urgency of an EU trade deal, says the industry's trade body.
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.
Most children sleep with mobile phone beside bed
29/01/2020 | news | education | 405
The devices are "dominating" the lives of young people, says research.
Mrs Brown beats Gervais and Fleabag at the NTAs
28/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 609
The sitcom wins for a fifth year, while Ant and Dec, Jesy Nelson and Michael Palin are also honoured.
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.
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.
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.
Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Liverpool: Jason Cummings scores twice in fightback
26/01/2020 | sport | football | 1,435
Substitute Jason Cummings scores twice against Premier League leaders Liverpool as League One Shrewsbury Town earn an FA Cup fourth-round replay at Anfield.
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.
Insurer apologises to mistaken Michaels
24/01/2020 | news | business | 106
Several thousand customers receive an apology from Aviva after they were all wrongly called Michael.
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.
Derbyshire tells viewers 'we don't give up'
22/01/2020 | news | entertainment | 876
Victoria Derbyshire addresses the news that her TV show is coming off air, saying "we're still here".
Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth' says report
22/01/2020 | news | science | 1,226
Taxes may be needed to curb eating meat and dairy in the effort to combat climate change.
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.
Mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change
21/01/2020 | news | science | 848
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.
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.
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.
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.
China to ban bags and other single-use plastic
20/01/2020 | news | world | 94
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.
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.
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.
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.
Fundraising appeal launched for Big Ben Brexit chimes
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,369
A crowdfunding project aims to raise £500,000 by the weekend to pay for the bell to ring on 31 January.
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.
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.
HS2 'threatens' natural habitats, report warns
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 226
Wildlife group says rare species could be wiped out by rail link and calls for a "greener" approach.
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.
Reconnecting with nature 'triggers' eco-actions
14/01/2020 | news | science | 93
People with access to green spaces are more likely to be more environmentally friendly, study says.
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.
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.
Barcelona sack Ernesto Valverde and appoint Quique Setien
13/01/2020 | sport | football | 238
Barcelona sack coach Ernesto Valverde and replace him with former Real Betis coach Quique Setien.
Australia's fires 'will be normal' in warmer world
13/01/2020 | news | science | 485
UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a foretaste of decades to come.
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.
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.
UK nuclear weapons programme £1.3bn over budget
09/01/2020 | news | uk | 377
The MoD's "poor management" of the programme has resulted in growing costs and delays, a watchdog finds.
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.
Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment'
08/01/2020 | news | science | 1,124
Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Army urges young people lacking confidence to join
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 978
Social media addicts, gym junkies and binge-drinkers are all targets of the recruitment drive.
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 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.
Met Office: Warming trend will continue in 2020
18/12/2019 | news | science | 611
Next year is expected to be another warm year, extending the series of the hottest on record.
Climate watchdog urges PM to get back on track
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 473
The comments from the UK's official climate come ahead of a global climate conference in Glasgow.
Wetherspoons hit by pigs in blankets shortage
17/12/2019 | news | business | 390
The problem in its pubs follows meat industry warnings that the treats may be in short supply.
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.
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.
Every major A&E misses wait target for first time
13/12/2019 | news | health | 539
Hospitals in England endure their worst-ever performance against waiting times.
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.
Major emitters accused of blocking progress
10/12/2019 | news | science | 437
Brazil, China, India and Saudi Arabia are criticised as anger grows at a UN climate change meeting.
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.
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.
British power plant promises to go carbon negative
09/12/2019 | news | business | 122
Drax, which generates 5% of UK power, says it will capture more carbon than it produces by 2030.
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".
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.
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.
Bob Willis: Former England cricket captain dies aged 70
04/12/2019 | sport | cricket | 1,095
Former England captain Bob Willis, who took 325 Test wickets and was a hero of the 1981 Ashes, has died at the age of 70.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
EU net migration to UK at lowest for 16 years
28/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,260
Fewer people came to the UK from the EU to work and a record number returned home, the ONS says.
Massive Attack help create carbon-zero tours
26/11/2019 | news | science | 46
Scientists team up with group Massive Attack to create blueprint that will 'transform the music industry'.
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.
Future forests facing climate balancing act
25/11/2019 | news | science | 145
Forests can cope in a warming world only if temperatures increase in line with rises in CO2, a study finds.
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.
'Bleak' outlook as carbon emissions gap grows
25/11/2019 | news | science | 1,664
The UN says nations must "dramatically strengthen" carbon cuts to avoid dangerous climate change.
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 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.
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.
Government borrowing in October highest since 2014
21/11/2019 | news | business | 262
Borrowing climbed to £11.2bn last month, some 25% more than the same time last year.
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".
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.
Labour and Tories push rival housing policies
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 215
Labour wants to build 100,000 new council houses a year, while the Tories vow more help for first-time buyers.
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.
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.
Third biggest UK arena could be in Concorde hangar
18/11/2019 | news | uk | 36
There have been years of setbacks and rows over sites in Bristol's city centre and outskirts.
Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury 2020
18/11/2019 | news | entertainment | 632
The star will top the bill on the festival's Pyramid Stage, one week after his 78th birthday.
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.
Tories promise help for 'left-behind' towns
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 282
A reduction in business rates for small firms is among a raft of measures pledged by the Conservatives.
Thousands of homes to be built in flood zones
14/11/2019 | news | science | 216
Almost 10,000 new homes could be built on some of the most flood-prone areas of England.
Corbyn v Johnson fact-checked
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 794
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed in the first leaders' debate, we've been looking into some of their claims.
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.
'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.
Flood-hit villagers 'could be homeless for weeks'
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,126
Boris Johnson is heckled on a visit to South Yorkshire as 200 Army personnel join the relief effort.
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.
Is the back door being left open to fracking?
12/11/2019 | news | business | 137
The Conservatives are accused of harbouring ambitions to revive fracking after the general election.
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.
KSI v Logan Paul 2: KSI wins on split decision in YouTubers' contest
10/11/2019 | sport | boxing | 450
British YouTuber KSI beats Logan Paul on a split decision at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Arsenal: Unai Emery says Gunners have time to close gap on top four
09/11/2019 | sport | football | 133
Arsenal boss Unai Emery calls for calm after Saturday's 2-0 loss at Leicester leaves the Gunners eight points adrift of the Champions League places.
Black Friday? Why not 'Green Friday' instead?
09/11/2019 | news | science | 66
More than 300 fashion brands pledge to not participate in Black Friday because it's not good for the planet.
Farage makes last ditch plea for pact with Tories
07/11/2019 | news | uk | 918
The Brexit Party leader says he will try "for a few more days" to agree a leave alliance.
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.
Sea ice loss linked to spread of deadly virus
07/11/2019 | news | science | 280
Scientists say the decline of Arctic sea ice is connected to the spread of disease among marine mammals.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Public spending 'to rocket' in next parliament
03/11/2019 | news | business | 733
Government spending will climb to 1970s levels, whichever party wins the election, research claims.
Nuclear fusion: 'A question of when, not if'
01/11/2019 | news | science | 366
Scientists say we are close to making fusion power a reality - but will it arrive in time to combat climate change?
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.
Farage wants election 'alliance' with Tories
31/10/2019 | news | politics | 1,729
The Brexit Party leader hints at a pact but does not reveal how many candidates his party will field.
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.
Remain parties in electoral pact 'negotiations'
30/10/2019 | news | politics | 1,491
Pro-Remain parties are planning to work together to prevent a Conservative majority at December's poll.
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.
Brexit coins 'paused' amid uncertainty
25/10/2019 | news | politics | 608
Production of thousands of coins intended to commemorate the UK's exit on 31 October is put on hold.
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.
A million people's help urged on invasive species
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 721
Train citizens to stop "outbreaks" of non-native species in the UK, a committee urges ministers.
High Street woes mount as 85,000 jobs feared lost
23/10/2019 | news | business | 291
The British Retail Consortium calls for political action as it estimates the scale of job cuts.
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.
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.
Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'
17/10/2019 | news | science | 819
Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.
'Special relationship' won't guarantee UK-US trade
16/10/2019 | news | business | 428
A former US trade chief warns the UK should not expect special treatment when it comes to trade.
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.
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.
IMF boss warns of 'painful' Brexit
08/10/2019 | news | business | 224
Brexit will add to world economic woes, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva says.
UK productivity suffers worst drop in five years
08/10/2019 | news | business | 575
Both services and manufacturing saw a fall in the second quarter of the year, official figures show.
Farmers 'betrayed' by no-deal Brexit tariff plan
08/10/2019 | news | business | 1,350
The farmers' union says the government has "missed an opportunity" by not imposing more import taxes.
No-deal Brexit 'to push UK debt to 50-year high'
07/10/2019 | news | business | 3,130
Government borrowing would reach its highest level in more than half a century, a think tank warns.
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.
UK 'planning concrete Brexit proposals'
27/09/2019 | news | politics | 8,596
Minister Stephen Barclay says the "moment of truth" is approaching, as Brussels asks for new ideas.
Oxford United 4-0 West Ham: League One side pull off shock
25/09/2019 | sport | football | 409
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini takes responsibility as his side are bundled out of the Carabao Cup by superb Oxford United.
Mont Blanc glacier could collapse, experts warn
25/09/2019 | news | world | 583
Global warming is blamed as a huge section of glacier on the Italian side looks set to break away.
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.
Offshore wind expands at record low price
20/09/2019 | news | uk | 499
The UK announces projects to power seven million homes with wind power - and no need for subsidy.
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".
Firms make climate vows as calls for action grow
20/09/2019 | news | business | 138
Amazon and Google are among global firms setting out new green energy plans as climate pressure rises.
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.
Warming to drive 'robust increase' in UK flooding
17/09/2019 | news | science | 174
A new study shows that there's a higher probability for extreme flooding on UK coasts as global temperatures rise.
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.
DUP denies changing position on Brexit
12/09/2019 | news | uk | 1,519
The Times says the party has agreed to drop its objections to regulatory checks in the Irish Sea.
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.
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.