Britain’s top two banks have reported bumper profits but warned the recession is not over yet. HSBC – which is also Europe’s biggest bank – and
A British soldier who has refused to return to Afghanistan has called on prime minister Gordon Brown to pull UK troops out of the embattled country
The Uk’s domestic security service, MI5 is facing embarrassing questions over whether it inadvertently recruited al Qaeda supporters. The
Did Al-Qaeda try to infiltrate the UK’s domestic security service MI5?
It is certainly a question being raised by a conservative MP who is
Multiple sclerosis patient Debbie Purdy has won her battle to have the UK’s law on assisted suicide clarified. The House of Lords – Britain’s highest
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK are working on a fully automated house which can open and shut the doors, switch the lights
The long-awaited inquiry into Britain’s role in the invasion of Iraq has begun, with the promise that much of it will be held in public. Some 45,000
The long-awaited inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war begins today, with a decision on how it will be carried out. The chairman of the
In the UK, a group of families who claim their children were born with defects caused by exposure to toxic waste have won a legal battle in their
In Guy’s hospital in London, surgeons are using a new state of the art machine to perform surgery such as the removal of the prostate gland of a
The last surviving British soldier to have fought in the trenches of the First World War, Harry Patch, has died. He was 111 and outlived his two
In the UK, one of the country’s best-loved social traditions is seemingly under threat. Latest figures suggest a record 52 pubs closed every week in
Despite an historic visit by a Spanish government minister to Gibraltar, Madrid is making clear that its claim on the British territory has not
It was some time back in 1704 when a Spanish minister last set foot on Gibraltar after Spain ceded the territory to Britain under the Treaty of
Miguel Angel Moratinos will today become the first Spanish government minister to set foot in Gibraltar for more than 300 years.
With an estimated 55,000 cases of the H1N1 virus in the last week, the UK government has announced that a pandemic website will be launched in the
A Sunday ferry service in Scotland has gone ahead despite objections from hardline Christians who say it violates the Sabbath as a day of rest
The world’s oldest man and one of the last surviving veterans of the First World War, Henry Allingham, has died. He was 113.
Seen last November
Trying to secure its future, British Airways is to raise almost 700 million euros though selling bonds and bank loans.
Half of that money is
Britons seem to be changing their shopping habits, nearly halving the number of plastic bags they use. Since 2006 Britain’s biggest supermarkets have