HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins calls on the government to "accelerate" the northern section of the £50bn high-speed rail project.
Many Ofsted inspectors do not have the skills needed to make fair judgements of schools, a report by the Policy Exchange think tan...
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to overhaul the way it investigates deaths in police custody in England and Wales.
Vodafone agrees to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for 7.2bn euros ($10bn; £6bn), in a deal aimed at expanding its interests in Eur...
The deadline on an export bar to keep a 500-year-old dictionary in the UK has passed, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport s...
British troops have made another move towards their exit from Afghanistan and now just control just two bases, the MoD says.
The route of the Scottish leg of the Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is revealed.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy calls for No campaigners to be "more positive" ahead of the referendum on Scottish ...
Foreign Secretary William Hague calls Crimea's referedendum a "mockery of proper democratic practice" and Downing Street rejects i...
A cross-party group of MPs criticises the government for including a valuable database of postcodes in last year's flotation of th...
Doing at least two and a half hours of vigorous exercise each week cuts the chance of developing flu, new data suggests
A submerged car widely pictured during coverage of the Somerset Levels flooding is put up for sale on eBay to raise money for floo...
Scientists develop a skin-tight spacesuit to try to stop astronauts' spines expanding when they are working in weightless conditio...
A garden city with an initial 15,000 homes will be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent, Chancellor George Osborne announces.
Scientists in Edinburgh are using hi-tech backpacks to study personal exposure to air pollution.
Strathclyde University is to host one of three hubs being developed to bring together key players in the UK's space sector.
Disney is to make its first UK live action production - with a series filmed at a Cheshire country house to be shown on the US Dis...
BBC radio presenters Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq are to reunite for just one week when their Evening Session show returns to celebr...
Football fans got a chance to see the Fifa World Cup trophy up close as it visited Cardiff ahead of this summer's tournament in Br...
Thousands of people are expected at St Patrick's Day parades across Northern Ireland.
An explosive device is found during a security alert in South Belfast on Sunday .
The number of passengers flying from Cardiff Airport is up 9% since it was taken over by the Welsh government last year.
Attacks on fire fighters are "beyond belief" says a service chief as a campaign is launched to raise awareness of the issue.
A continuing surge in demand for staff helped to boost starting salaries for permanent jobs in Scotland last month, according to a...
Scottish retailers express disappointment at new figures showing another fall in the number of people hitting the shops.
A mental health trust planning to close beds spends £1.2m sending patients to a senior consultant's private hospital.
A 21-year-old woman dies after a stabbing in Redditch, sparking a murder inquiry.
Steven Gerrard scores two penalties and misses one as Liverpool beat Manchester United to close the gap on leaders Chelsea.
Adam Rooney converts the winning spot-kick as Aberdeen beat Inverness on penalties to win the Scottish League Cup.
Lewis Hamilton says he is "quite relaxed" about retiring from the first race of the season while team-mate Nico Rosberg won.
Tara Burton reports on the Wing Bowl, Philadelphia's annual chicken wing-eating competition.
Readers share their stories about the social stigma they face being single - even though they are only in their 20s.
Charlotte Ashton reports from Singapore, the country widely regarded as one of the world's gloomiest places.
Chancellor George Osborne and shadow chancellor Ed Balls set out their competing messages ahead of the Budget.
Nigel Farage says his party has got rid of "old UKIP" and is now well placed to take on Labour in future elections.
A Westminster committee says independence would have a damaging effect on higher education and research in Scotland.
The government faces cross-party pressure to halt its badger culling.
Maj Oliver Major takes BBC News through closing down one of the British forces main operating bases, MOB Price, in Afghanistan.
Panorama spent 7 days filming in the A&E department of the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton.
Eighteen-year-olds Aneeta and Ameeta Kumar have been named UK Young Scientists of the Year for their work in diagnosing cancer
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls told Andrew Marr that all of Labour's proposed spending was all "paid for and costed".
A garden city with an initial 15,000 homes will be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent
Conservative MPs have been arguing ahead of next week's budget that the 40p tax band stretches too wide.
Llanfyllin residents have launched an appeal to save a Powys landmark known as "The Lonely Tree."
Investigators trying to establish the cause of a helicopter crash in Norfolk, which killed four people, are expected to remove the...
The British troops scaling down their operation in Afghanistan
The A&E doctors leaving the NHS to work in Australia
How spies lost, but maybe also won, a fight over email encryption
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Just how far along it are we, six years on from the financial crisis?
What goes into keeping York Minster open?
The strange time warp of the 1970s
Potential fallout from referendum makes headlines