The Scottish government is cracking down on cut-price alcohol sales in a bid to combat drink-related health problems.
It plans to become the first
The Irish superstars U2 marked the release of their first album in more than four years with a rooftop concert in central London in front of
On Monday HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, publishes its 2008 results. Following big losses by other UK banks, investors want to know how HSBC is coping
A Roman Catholic bishop who caused uproar by denying the scale of the Holocaust has reportedly apologized over his remarks. Bishop Richard
Internet fraud is so widespread that British cabinet minister, Jack Straw, set up a special crime squad to tackle it. But know he has become a victim
UK postal workers have denounced plans to sell off part of the publicly-owned Royal Mail. Unions claim the move will mean job losses in a service
The British mobile phone company Vodafone has confirmed that it plans to lay off about 500 people in the UK. That is around five percent of its
He is the first Guantanamo Bay inmate to be freed since US President Barack Obama came to power.
But, as Binyam Mohamed returned to the United
Vivienne Westwood went back to school for her Red Label collection at London Fashion Week, clothing her St Trinians-esque models in versions of the
With ever more consciousness about the increasing amount of greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere, ordinary incandescent light-bulbs are being
The man who gave the world the theory of evolution by natural selection was born 200 years ago today.
Born in Shrewsbury, England in 1809, Charles
British financial regulator Sir James Crosby has resigned as deputy chairman of City Watchdog, the Financial Services Authority.
The move came
British workers have voted to end a week-long wildcat strike in protest over the use of foreign labour at the French-owned Lindsey Oil Refinery
Talks to try and resolve a dispute over the use of foreign workers at an oil refinery in the UK are due to start today.
But tension remains high
It is confirmed, the UK economy is sinking deeper into the doldrums and is officially in recession for the first time in nearly 20 years.
The number of people out of work and claiming unemployment benefit in Britain rose for the 11th consecutive month in December.
The figures confirm
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a second bail-out for the country’s troubled banks.
As part of a package to try to kick-start the
London has given the green light to build a controversial third runway at Heathrow, already the world’s busiest airport.
The decision has been
The British government has announced a scheme to help small and medium-sized businesses get access to credit.
The idea is to stop cash-starved
The British government is to take a more than 43 percent stake in the merged banking group formed by troubled lenders Lloyds TSB and HBOS.
Calls for an end to the fighting in Gaza are growing. Thousands descended on London’s Trafalgar Square urging Israel and the Palestinians to live in
The Bank of England has cut its benchmark interest rate by 0.5 percent to try to prevent the British economy from falling into a deep and lasting