Category Archives: UK

Michael Fallon: Standing up to terrorism doesn't make UK less safe

The idea that standing up to terrorism by way of air strikes in Syria has made the UK less safe is "simply wrong", the Defence Secretary has said. Michael Fallon…

Flood-Hit Cumbria Prepares For More Rain

Residents of flood-ravaged Cumbria are being warned to brace themselves for a second weekend of potential flooding, with more rain expected across the county. River levels are still high from…

Paris climate talks: Nations close in on deal as final draft presented

Countries are to be presented with the final draft of an international climate alter deal as two weeks of tough negotiations draw to an end. Ministers from more than 190…

Prison Van Plot: Man Was Shot Dead By Police

A man who died during a police operation to foil an alleged plot to free prisoners was shot by a firearms officer, the IPCC has confirmed. The Independent Police Complaints…

Sir Bradley Wiggins among Today programme's guest editors

Cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins & actor Michael Sheen are among high profile figures who will take control of BBC Radio 4's flagship news programme over the festive period. The Today…

Think-tank warns of 'bleak' future for adult social care

The future of adult social care looks bleak, a leading think-tank has warned as it said not enough money is being spent on the sector. Despite a pledge from the…

Rita Ora's home 'targeted by thieves days before Simon Cowell robbery'

X Factor judge Rita Ora was the victim of a burglary less than a week before a robbery at boss Simon Cowell's mansion, according to reports. Thieves broke into a…

Astronaut Calls For British Mission To Mars

The first Briton in space has urged the Government to continue funding human spaceflight so the Union Flag one day flies on Mars. Helen Sharman, who was part of a…

Jeremy Corbyn vows to repeal trade union reforms if Labour win next election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged his party would repeal Conservative trade union reforms & introduce a "positive charter" for workers rights. With the Tories having a majority in the…

Health and care regulator 'still not fully effective', MPs say

Patients are being denied proper protection over health & care standards because of a regulator's failure to recruit sufficient staff & its error-strewn reports, a Commons spending watchdog said. MPs…