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UK government 'well prepared' for coronavirus
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,509
The number of UK cases rose to 13 after cruise ship passengers returned to Britain on Saturday.
Tests fail to find 5G health risks
24/02/2020 | news | technology | 84
Ofcom testing of the UK's 5G network finds radiation is at a "tiny fraction" of safe levels.
Global stock markets plunge on coronavirus fears
24/02/2020 | news | business | 530
The FTSE 100 suffered its sharpest drop in four years as investors worry about the virus spreading.
Scottish budget deal 'may not be made this week'
23/02/2020 | news | uk | 478
However, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes says she is "optimistic" that the budget will be passed.
Voting opens in three-way Labour leadership race
23/02/2020 | news | politics | 895
Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey remain in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
Scotland's parks 'could heat homes and cut carbon'
21/02/2020 | news | uk | 56
Ground heat in urban parks could generate significant energy, according to new research.
Urgent action needed on prison pressures, say MSPs
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 369
A new report calls for more contingency measures to ensure the prison system can cope with "failing" jails.
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.
Erling Braut Haaland: Dortmund's wonder kid cannot stop scoring
18/02/2020 | sport | football | 212
Everyone is talking about Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland - again - after his two goals against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.
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.
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.
Authority warns policing budget is 'unsustainable'
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 73
The Scottish budget allocated an extra £37m to Police Scotland but it still faces a deficit of £49m.
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.
Tories 'totally opposed' to new independence vote
16/02/2020 | news | uk | 801
Jackson Carlaw said there should not be another vote for a generation, even if votes showed support for independence.
Tesco told not to block rival supermarkets
14/02/2020 | news | business | 134
The UK competition authority tells Tesco to stop preventing other supermarkets from leasing nearby sites.
Forecasters set for 'billion pound' supercomputer
14/02/2020 | news | science | 498
A new supercomputer is to be built by 2022 to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting.
Scotland-NI bridge is £20bn 'vanity project'
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 744
Scotland's transport minister criticises Boris Johnson for not consulting Holyrood over the idea.
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.
Britain's race to contain the coronavirus
12/02/2020 | news | health | 241
Health officials are trying to contain the virus after a cluster of cases on the south coast. Can the virus be kept at bay?
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.
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.
Sturgeon and Gove make climate summit pledge
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 764
The politicians insist the Glasgow COP26 conference will not be derailed by "squabbles" between their governments.
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".
China launches coronavirus 'close contact' app
11/02/2020 | news | technology | 128
The announcement highlights the high level of Chinese government surveillance of its citizens.
'No justification' for facial recognition
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 365
MSPs warn use of the software would be a "radical departure" from current policing in Scotland.
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.
Coronavirus labs to begin testing in Scotland
09/02/2020 | news | uk | 86
Two new testing facilities are created in Glasgow and Edinburgh to carry out coronavirus tests.
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.
New Northern trains less reliable than Pacers
07/02/2020 | news | uk | 189
Figures show the new £500m trains have a higher breakdown rate than the ageing Pacers.
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.
OneWeb launches first big batch of satellites
06/02/2020 | news | science | 147
The UK-based firm launches 34 spacecraft for its broadband internet mega-constellation.
Tottenham 3-2 Southampton, FA Cup fourth-round replay
05/02/2020 | sport | football | 728
Tottenham battle past Southampton in a thrilling FA Cup fourth-round replay to set up a home tie against Norwich City.
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".
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.
Coronavirus and oil: Why crude has been hit hard
04/02/2020 | news | business | 93
The world's biggest oil producers are under pressure to cut output as crude prices slump.
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.
How Brexit changed the debate over Scotland and the EU
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 964
The discussion has shifted since the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign.
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".
Dry, hot summers could become 'common' in Scotland
02/02/2020 | news | uk | 324
Researchers say the country should prepare for more summers like 2018, with temperatures of about 30C.
Why did business rates become a battleground?
31/01/2020 | news | uk | 98
A battle is fought at Holyrood over who controls nearly £3bn raised each year in business rates.
Energy firm to build first subsidy-free wind farm
31/01/2020 | news | uk | 37
The 11-turbine project is SSE Renewables' first since UK government support for onshore wind ended.
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.
Bill proposes ban on plastic waste exports
30/01/2020 | news | science | 111
Plastic waste exports to developing countries to be banned or restricted under new law.
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.
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.
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.
Dad's bid to police parent-and-child parking bays
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 120
Simon Harris places flyers on the cars of drivers without children caught using the bays
Apple credits iPhone 11 demand for record sales
28/01/2020 | news | business | 104
The tech giant says it is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, which has made forecasting difficult.
MSPs back new Scottish independence referendum
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 772
The Scottish Parliament votes 64 to 54 to back Nicola Sturgeon's call for a new vote on independence.
'Hidden' plastic chemicals build up in seabirds
28/01/2020 | news | science | 228
Chemicals in plastics can build up in seabirds at levels thousands of times higher than normal.
Alcohol sales fall in first year of minimum pricing
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 333
The volume of pure alcohol sold per person is down 3.6% in Scotland while south of the border it has risen.
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.
Hull City 1-2 Chelsea: Blues edge Tigers to reach FA Cup fifth round
25/01/2020 | sport | football | 112
Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori score in either half as Chelsea beat Championship side Hull to reach the FA Cup fifth round.
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.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Man Utd boss says there is 'no quick fix' at Old Trafford
24/01/2020 | sport | football | 1,514
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there is no "quick fix" to improve his squad.
Unite union backs Long-Bailey for Labour leader
24/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,414
Unite leader Len McCluskey said the shadow business secretary had the "brains and brilliance" for the job.
Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029
24/01/2020 | news | business | 940
The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.
'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.
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.
Ferries are a 'long way off completion', MSPs warned
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 259
Two delayed CalMac ferries are less than half built after an "OK Corral" style stand-off, a Holyrood inquiry hears.
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.
Young people's career aspirations 'disconnected'
21/01/2020 | news | education | 456
Five times as many want to work in art, entertainment and sport as there are jobs, a study suggests.
'Illegal' plastic waste returned to UK by Malaysia
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,078
Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.
New UK housing 'dominated by roads'
20/01/2020 | news | science | 1,437
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.
Zero carbon economy 'still needs good roads'
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 110
Infrastructure minister Michael Matheson says projects such as the A9 dualling were not incompatible with climate targets.
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.
Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge
16/01/2020 | news | technology | 153
The tech giant promises to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975.
Backlash against Flybe's government rescue grows
15/01/2020 | news | business | 2,763
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.
Last decade confirmed as warmest on record
14/01/2020 | news | science | 2,347
Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850.
Citizens' assembly aims to tackle climate change
14/01/2020 | news | science | 639
UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.
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.
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.
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.
Beales boss: 'Councils really don't care'
13/01/2020 | news | business | 727
The boss of struggling department store chain Beales says councils are failing to support the High Street.
Councils 'need extra £1bn' to prevent further cuts
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 380
Local authority lobby Cosla wants the government to act "before it is too late".
Sheffield United 1-0 West Ham United: Oli McBurnie's winner sends Blades fifth
10/01/2020 | sport | football | 781
Oli McBurnie scores the winner as Sheffield United beat West Ham to climb to fifth in the Premier League.
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.
UK's new warmest December confirmed in Highlands
09/01/2020 | news | uk | 27
The data recorded last month at Achfary has been validated by meteorologists and showed a temperature of 18.7C.
Concept cars of the future pile up in Las Vegas
08/01/2020 | news | technology | 93
A wide range of futuristic vehicles, including flying machines, has parked up at the CES tech show.
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.
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.
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.
Last decade was UK's 'second hottest in 100 years'
02/01/2020 | news | science | 2,291
The year 2019 saw several high temperature records in the UK - concluding a record-breaking decade.
Northern could lose rail franchise, says Shapps
02/01/2020 | news | business | 874
The transport secretary says he is "not prepared" to tolerate the firm's "unacceptable" performance.
Rail fares to go up across Scotland
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 183
The average rise will be 2.4% - slightly less than the UK average of 2.7%.
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.
Carlo Ancelotti: Everton appoint Italian as manager on four-and-a-half-year deal
21/12/2019 | sport | football | 595
Everton appoint three-time Champions League-winning coach Carlo Ancelotti as their manager on a four-and-a-half-year contract.
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.
Call to 'scrap CalMac ferries and start again'
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 455
Ex-Ferguson shipyard boss Jim McColl speaks out against plans to spend £110m on part-finished ferries.
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.
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.
Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool: Dean Smith's side overwhelm young Liverpool side
17/12/2019 | sport | football | 1,469
Aston Villa overwhelm Liverpool's youngest-ever starting line-up 5-0 at Villa Park to cruise into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
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.
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.
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.
Scottish independence: Will indyref2 still happen?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 1,881
Nicola Sturgeon has urged independence supporters to be patient - but could indyref2 still happen in 2020?
Scotland must 'walk the talk' on climate change
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 191
The Committee on Climate Change says the 2045 date for net-zero emissions is a "step-change in ambition" for Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
Sturgeon: Scotland 'cannot be imprisoned' in UK
15/12/2019 | news | politics | 960
The Scottish first minister tells the BBC that if the union is to continue, "it can only be by consent".
What does business want from Boris Johnson?
13/12/2019 | news | business | 309
Many firms will welcome an end to the Brexit stalemate but firms want action elsewhere too.
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.
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.
A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'
09/12/2019 | news | health | 190
Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.
Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,473
The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".
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.
Sturgeon: Treatment of Scotland justifies indyref2
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,766
The first minister says an independence poll should be held even if the UK does not leave the EU.
Polluting firms 'will be hit by climate policies'
08/12/2019 | news | business | 216
Which business sectors will be winners and losers when, and if, climate change policies take affect?
Negotiators 'playing politics' amid climate crisis
08/12/2019 | news | science | 483
Political posturing is harming attempts to address key issues at the UN climate talks, participants say.
HSBC to bring in single overdraft rate of 40%
04/12/2019 | news | business | 421
The move will as much as quadruple the rate it charges some customers.
Swinson: SNP victory means 'fresh' indyref2 threat
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 499
An SNP victory will bring the "threat of a fresh Scottish independence referendum", the Liberal Democrat leader warns.
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.
Mixed report for Scots education in world rankings
03/12/2019 | news | uk | 497
Scottish 15-year-olds' performance in reading has improved but it falls in maths and science.
FA Cup third round: Liverpool draw Everton in third round
02/12/2019 | sport | football | 643
Liverpool will host Everton in the third round of the FA Cup, while Championship leaders Leeds United will travel to Arsenal.
'Sugar overload' warning for festive hot drinks
02/12/2019 | news | health | 293
Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates sold by coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls, a study finds.
Quique Sanchez Flores: Watford sack manager after less than three months in charge
01/12/2019 | sport | football | 885
Watford sack manager Quique Sanchez Flores after the 2-1 loss to Southampton on Saturday.
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.
Swansea City 1-2 Fulham: Aleksander Mitrovic double helps Fulham see off Swans
29/11/2019 | sport | football | 52
Fulham move to within two points of the automatic promotion places as Aleksandar Mitrovic's double gives them victory at Swansea City.
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.
Europe's new space budget to enable CO2 mapping
28/11/2019 | news | science | 52
A multi-billion-euro funding package for the European Space Agency is agreed by its member states.
Critical year for climate change begins in Madrid
28/11/2019 | news | science | 183
Delegates from almost 200 countries meet in the Spanish capital on Monday.
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.
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.
How wet has autumn 2019 really been?
27/11/2019 | news | uk | 132
There seems to have been a lot of rain and flooding this autumn but how wet has it really been?
UK 'has the technology' for zero carbon emissions
27/11/2019 | news | uk | 48
"Unproven" future technologies are not needed to eliminate greenhouse gases, a report 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".
Which parties want to tax frequent flyers?
25/11/2019 | news | politics | 123
It's the greenest election campaign ever - but how much are the parties promising on climate change?
Sturgeon: Scotland 'seeking a way back in' to EU
25/11/2019 | news | politics | 830
The Scottish First Minister says Scotland could rejoin the EU "relatively quickly" if independent.
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.
'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.
Pro-yes majority in 2021 is 'mandate for indyref2'
25/11/2019 | news | politics | 982
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard says a Labour UK government would not block indyref2 if there is a yes majority.
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.
Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions
21/11/2019 | news | science | 170
Research ministers meet in Seville next week to approve European Space Agency projects and funding.
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.
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.
Income tax rise will boost NHS budget - Lib Dems
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 507
The penny rise would allow it to match Labour's NHS front-line spending plans, the party says.
Lib Dems and SNP lose ITV debate legal challenge
18/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,361
The parties took the channel to court after their leaders were left out its head-to-head debate.
Staff shortages put 'cancer survival rates at risk'
17/11/2019 | news | uk | 352
A Holyrood committee finds 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target.
Lib Dems pledge £100bn 'climate emergency' fund
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,616
Plan to "decarbonise capitalism" would be funded by extra borrowing and tax changes, party says.
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.
Herbal pills for cancer 'do more harm than good'
13/11/2019 | news | health | 149
Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says.
Toy sales slump as shops chase Christmas cheer
13/11/2019 | news | business | 463
Parents have cut back on impulse buys and face the threat of shortages of festive favourites, analysts say.
Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS
12/11/2019 | news | health | 3,333
The party says it would tax the "wealthiest" to cut hospital waiting times if it wins the election.
Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain'
12/11/2019 | news | science | 169
Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.
Will there be electoral pacts in Scotland?
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 191
In some parts of the UK parties are not fielding candidates, but is that the case north of the border?
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.
Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid veg
12/11/2019 | news | health | 126
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.
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.
Brexit 'puts brakes on UK launch of e-scooters'
11/11/2019 | news | business | 147
Voi Technology says the UK could be left behind by not changing regulations to allow electric scooters.
Deposit return plan 'could increase plastic waste'
11/11/2019 | news | uk | 248
An aluminium recycling body warns a flat rate levy could lead to shoppers switching to plastic containers instead.
Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one
11/11/2019 | news | science | 304
Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.
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.
Tottenham 1-1 Sheffield United: George Baldock salvages point for Blades
09/11/2019 | sport | football | 534
George Baldock cancels out Son Heung-min's opener as Sheffield United stretch their unbeaten run to five games with a deserved draw at Tottenham.
Two cannabis medicines approved for NHS
08/11/2019 | news | health | 245
The drugs, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, are recommended for use by the NHS in England.
Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits
08/11/2019 | news | science | 270
Cutting the speed of ships by 20% can benefit health, protect whales and limit warming, say campaigners.
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.
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.
Labour pledges Scots council house building drive
06/11/2019 | news | uk | 473
Richard Leonard launches the Scottish Labour election campaign with a pledge to build 120,000 homes.
KSI v Logan Paul II: What does YouTubers' professional fight mean for boxing?
06/11/2019 | sport | boxing | 330
As YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul face each other in their professional boxing debuts, BBC Sport speaks to Eddie Hearn, Steve Bunce and Jamie Moore to explore what the fight means for boxing.
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.
Sweeping changes coming to the Brit Awards
05/11/2019 | news | entertainment | 197
Categories are cut and fan votes are cancelled as producers tackle falling ratings.
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.
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.
Council lists £12m cost-cutting proposals
01/11/2019 | news | uk | 54
Cuts to school subjects, road maintenance and increases in council tax are being considered.
Lloyds profits nearly wiped out by £1.8bn PPI hit
31/10/2019 | news | business | 138
The bank reports quarterly profits of £50m following the latest bill from the PPI mis-selling scandal.
Call to unlock billion pound wind potential
30/10/2019 | news | uk | 90
The renewables industry says floating wind farms could deliver tens of billions to the economy.
Smart meters will get to 'Star Trek phase'
30/10/2019 | news | business | 570
The technology will be a "friend" of consumers, a minister says, but he admits problems with the rollout.
'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded
29/10/2019 | news | science | 125
A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.
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.
Pupil background 'should be part of league tables'
28/10/2019 | news | education | 200
Ethnicity, free school meals and special needs should be factored in, Bristol University research says.
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.
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.
West Ham 1-1 Sheff Utd: Goalscorer Lys Mousset 'has to work on conditioning'
26/10/2019 | sport | football | 104
Lys Mousset has to "work on his physical condition" after the substitute scores for a second successive game to earn a point at West Ham.
Man City 3-0 Aston Villa: Champions cut Liverpool's lead to three points
26/10/2019 | sport | football | 686
Manchester City complete a routine victory over Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium to cut Liverpool's lead at the top of the Premier League to three points.
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.
Brexit deal 'a considerable challenge' for economy
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 207
A report by the Fraser of Allander Institute says output in Scotland has already taken a £3bn "hit".
How will Brexit affect the Welsh food industry?
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 75
Some businesses fear the cost of delays but an economist says there could be new opportunities.
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.
How liquid air could help keep the lights on
22/10/2019 | news | business | 341
The UK will build the first ever liquid air energy storage plant, based on an idea from a backyard inventor.
SNP says NI Brexit plan must also benefit Scotland
21/10/2019 | news | uk | 582
The Scottish National Party says special arrangements for NI should not be at Scotland's expense.
Inward migration 'needed to boost population'
21/10/2019 | news | uk | 114
A new government report warns Scotland's population could stagnate over the next 25 years.
Brexit deal acceptable, says top Barclays banker
21/10/2019 | news | business | 356
Sir Ian Cheshire, chairman of Barclays' UK operations, says business leaders want to see certainty.
Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'
17/10/2019 | news | science | 819
Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.
Welsh learners on language app up by a third
10/10/2019 | news | uk | 38
One app saw a 34% rise in people in the UK using its Welsh language course in September.
Sturgeon: 'No shortcut route to independence'
10/10/2019 | news | uk | 1,064
Scotland's first minister insists that a legal referendum remains the only way for the country to win independence.
MSPs approve workplace parking tax powers
09/10/2019 | news | uk | 845
Plans to allow councils to impose a levy on workplace parking spaces are passed as part of the transport bill.
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.
No-deal Brexit data - should firms worry?
08/10/2019 | news | technology | 133
In a no-deal Brexit, the UK will need to prove to the EU that its data protection is up to scratch.
Court asked to consider Brexit delay letter to EU
07/10/2019 | news | uk | 523
Scotland's Court of Session is considering whether it should act directly if Boris Johnson does not.
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.
Divisions continue over opposition Brexit strategy
07/10/2019 | news | politics | 337
Talks continued this weekend, but an opposition ambush planned for Monday is put on ice.
UK overrules block on Drax power station plans
07/10/2019 | news | business | 409
The Planning Inspectorate had ruled against new gas-fired turbines on climate change concerns.
Judge dismisses no-deal Brexit court move
07/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,201
Lord Pentland says he must trust Boris Johnson to write a letter to the EU requesting an extension if no deal is agreed.
Speed limits cut pollution at traffic hotspots
04/10/2019 | news | uk | 177
Introducing limits at five locations has cut nitrogen dioxide gas pollutants, the government says.
Leaders urged to end 'misery' caused by fireworks
03/10/2019 | news | uk | 136
A government survey shows "overwhelming" support for restricting their use, say campaigners.
John Lewis seeks discounts from some landlords
03/10/2019 | news | business | 134
The retailer tells property firms it will withhold 20% of a quarterly service charge.
PM 'can't be trusted' on Brexit delay, court told
03/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,386
Government promises that it is prepared to write a letter seeking an Article 50 extension are contradictory, claim campaigners.
Sturgeon says PM's Brexit plan 'not acceptable'
03/10/2019 | news | uk | 469
The first minister says she cannot support any plan that leaves Scotland outside the EU, single market and customs union.
Biggest NHS flu campaign under way
02/10/2019 | news | health | 101
Nearly half the UK population is being offered a winter flu vaccine - with all primary school pupils eligible for the first time.
Scotland becomes first UK country to ban smacking
02/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,673
The Scottish Parliament votes overwhelmingly to make it a criminal offence for parents to physically punish their children.
Erling Braut Haaland: Is Red Bull Salzburg striker really 'the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic'?
02/10/2019 | sport | football | 234
When Liverpool play Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday, they are set to one of Europe's most potent young strikers - who does not lack confidence.
Tottenham 2-7 Bayern Munich: Mauricio Pochettino faces crisis
01/10/2019 | sport | football | 1,186
Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino face an obvious crisis after their 7-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich, says chief football writer Phil McNulty.
Tottenham 2-7 Bayern Munich: Serge Gnabry scores four in Champions League demolition
01/10/2019 | sport | football | 1,478
Serge Gnabry scores four goals as Bayern Munich demolish Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.
'Sadfishing' warning on social media
30/09/2019 | news | education | 363
Schools report growing worries about young people being tricked by emotional appeals online.
Minister 'looking seriously' at compulsory vaccines
29/09/2019 | news | politics | 319
Matt Hancock says there is "absolute clarity" on the science and not being immunised puts others at risk.
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.
Thomas Cook: 40% of holidaymakers back in UK
27/09/2019 | news | business | 243
The Civil Aviation Authority says it has now flown a total of 61,000 Thomas Cook customers back to the UK.
'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees
26/09/2019 | news | science | 806
Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.
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.
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.
Government urged to bring in 'frequent flyer levy'
24/09/2019 | news | business | 1,009
The Committee on Climate Change says the extra tax would help curb the growing demand for air travel.
Labour cash boost for wind farms and electric cars
23/09/2019 | news | politics | 304
Billions will be spent on public ownership schemes to accelerate the "green industrial revolution".
Pupils 'short-changed' by mixing course levels
23/09/2019 | news | uk | 92
A teaching union wants to curb the practice of teaching Nat 4, 5 and Higher courses at the same time.
'Half as many Britons' vape as smoke
23/09/2019 | news | health | 77
The number of vapers reaches 3.6 million in the UK, as the health consequences come under international scrutiny.
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.
Medical cannabis product approved for epilepsy
23/09/2019 | news | health | 58
Epidyolex is an oral solution of cannabidiol that comes from the cannabis plant.
Corbyn wins party backing in crunch Brexit vote
22/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,246
Members at the party's annual conference vote against a motion which would have called for Remain backing at an election.
Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's late free-kick seals comeback win
22/09/2019 | sport | football | 482
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's stunning free-kick helps 10-man Arsenal come from behind to beat Aston Villa in a pulsating encounter at Emirates Stadium.
Labour vote to 'integrate' private schools
22/09/2019 | news | politics | 634
Party members call for assets to be "redistributed democratically and fairly" through the state sector.
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.
British stars among surprise winners at Emmys
20/09/2019 | news | entertainment | 225
Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer took home some of the night's major prizes.
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 school strikes on climate change
19/09/2019 | news | uk | 524
The demonstrations across Scotland are the latest in a series started by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg.
Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer
19/09/2019 | news | science | 390
Nearly 400 all-time high temperature records were broken over the summer.
Booking.com still duping customers, says watchdog
18/09/2019 | news | technology | 159
The consumer watchdog claims the website is still using 'pressure-selling' tactics.
Scotland's economy shrinks on 'Brexit uncertainty'
18/09/2019 | news | uk | 91
Data released by the Scottish government shows output contracted by 0.3% between April and June.
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.
How has Scotland changed since the indyref?
17/09/2019 | news | uk | 988
Five years on from the independence referendum, how have things changed in Scotland?
Live facial recognition surveillance 'must stop'
17/09/2019 | news | technology | 188
Campaigners say the technology is inaccurate, intrusive and infringes on an individual's right to privacy.
Helium shortage: 'Prices just keep going up'
16/09/2019 | news | business | 164
Why is there a shortage of the precious gas and how is it affecting firms?
Education review ordered amid subject concern
15/09/2019 | news | uk | 337
The review follows concern there has been a narrowing of subject choice for secondary pupils to study between S4-S6.
Faster pace of climate change is 'scary'
13/09/2019 | news | science | 863
The UK should advance its climate targets by 10 years, says the UK’s former chief scientist.
Fine weather means good summer for UK butterflies
13/09/2019 | news | uk | 54
Survey finds many common species of butterfly enjoyed a good summer this year.
World 'losing battle against deforestation'
12/09/2019 | news | science | 100
A historic global agreement aimed at halting deforestation and curbing dangerous carbon dioxide emissions has failed, according to a report.
Could we build a Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge?
11/09/2019 | news | uk | 588
The PM's official spokesman says there is a "proper piece of work" being carried out into the feasibility of the idea.
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.
Bailiffs 'used more to chase unpaid parking fines'
10/09/2019 | news | business | 78
Cases have risen by 21% in two years, analysis suggests, but councils say the use of bailiffs is justified.
Wage growth stays strong as unemployment falls
10/09/2019 | news | business | 489
Earnings continue to outstrip inflation and the employment rate remains at a record high.
UK farms plan for going 'carbon neutral'
10/09/2019 | news | science | 193
Farm union unveils plan to slash emissions and combat CO2 - but critics ask why no mention of meat?
Many hospital patients get no visitors
09/09/2019 | news | health | 29
As well as being socially isolating, having no visitor to help with the "small" things can delay recovery, say NHS nurses.
Climate change: 'Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt'
09/09/2019 | news | science | 301
Global Commission calls for trillions of dollars to help the world adapt to climate change.
Impeach PM if Brexit law ignored, says Plaid Cymru
08/09/2019 | news | uk | 228
No prime minister has ever successfully been impeached but Plaid says opposition parties could try.
Almost one-fifth of Britons are 'non-net users'
06/09/2019 | news | technology | 193
Survey says almost everyone under 50 is online but after that, use declines by about 2% per year.
No-deal Brexit 'would be a failure' - Johnson
06/09/2019 | news | world | 4,784
Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar say "common ground was established" at their meeting in Dublin.
NI economy 'may have already entered recession'
06/09/2019 | news | uk | 175
An economic survey finds a slowdown was seen across manufacturing, construction, services and retail.
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.