The jury at the Lee Rigby murder trial is told defendant Michael Adebowale will not give or call any evidence in his defence.
The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
Prince Harry and his fellow adventurers in the Walking With The Wounded expedition arrive at the South Pole, organisers say.
A new report highlights a fall in levels of youth violence but campaigners say the government needs to do more to tackle gangs.
A former personal assistant of Nigella Lawson on trial for defrauding the TV cook and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi accuses them ...
The closure of the first failing free school has been ordered by the Department for Education, after inspectors found standards th...
Two men are arrested after posting anti-Semitic tweets following a football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham.
The death of a toddler who drank some of his mother's methadone could have been prevented, a report finds.
Two women are arrested over the death of a baby boy in West Yorkshire.
BT has apologised to its customers after what it called its "poor service" during the launch of BT Sport in August.
Downing Street has strongly condemned university leaders whose guidance endorsed voluntary segregation of men and women at guest e...
The HS2 high-speed rail project is essential for the UK's future, MPs say, but campaigners brand their report a "whitewash".
A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a missing teenage girl was "in a relationship" with her, police confirm.
ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has dropped plans for a £5.4bn offshore wind farm near Tiree, following site studies.
Drug company Novartis is recalling thousands of bottles of Tixylix cough and cold medicines over fears that plastic may have got i...
A man who died after drinking a Caribbean pear juice drink laced with cocaine was "wholly innocent", police say.
Four men, including two non-league footballers, have appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on charges of match-fixing.
James Bond drinks so much he's probably impotent and will die young, according to doctors.
A supermarket's 26-year battle to build a store in a small Suffolk town provides the inspiration for a play.
It has been confirmed that a child brought prescription drugs into a primary school in west Belfast earlier this week, and took so...
The issue of Northern Ireland's troubled past may never be resolved if politicians fail to reach agreement on how to deal with it,...
A 14-year-old boy found hanged at Pembroke school is named as Derek Brundrett.
Tributes are paid to a 23-year-old teacher from Blaenau Ffestiniog who has died after a road crash near Machynlleth.
A report commissioned by the Scottish government says that denominational schools are not the cause of sectarianism.
A man who was found guilty of murdering his wife in a car crash in Aberdeenshire loses his appeal against conviction.
A women's aid charity calls for a poem about rape written by Nottinghamshire Police to be withdrawn over claims it is offensive.
A man whose body was discovered inside an industrial oven at a tyre factory in Cumbria died accidentally, an inquest jury finds.
Steve Smith's unbeaten century helps Australia recover from 143-5 to 326-6 in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth.
The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason and denounced as "despicable human scum". Why is the la...
Virtual currency Bitcoin is attracting increasing media attention and hit $1,000 (£613) in November. Did the hype drive the hike?
On Sunday, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela will be buried in his home town of Qunu. Two potential headaches for newsreaders.
Labour MP Jack Dromey is warned by his party to be careful about his use of language on Twitter after he calls someone "The Pikey"...
Urgent action is needed to boost working class participation in public life, including the expansion of a scheme which saw bus dri...
Immigrants applying for work-related benefits are being tested on the English language skills under a new government programme.
David Cameron and Ed Miliband condemn plans to award MPs an 11% pay increase.
A man who ran through Bedford town centre wielding a hammer and machete was brought down by a police officer's "rugby tackle".
A major clean-up operation is continuing on the east coast of England after 1,400 homes were flooded in the worst storm surge for ...
Ransom payments made to kidnappers are directly fuelling terrorism, the UK Foreign Office has warned.
Scottish Power Renewables is abandoning plans to develop a major offshore wind farm off the coast of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides.
Customers who call companies to complain about faulty goods will no longer have to pay premium rates, the government has said.
Meat meant for dog food is believed to have ended up in the human food chain in an "industrial-scale" fraud carried out in Norther...
Sales of Christmas jumpers are helping to re-establish Leicestershire knitwear brand the Sweater Shop.
A drive to combat gang crime in England's worst-affected areas is "working", the home secretary has said.
Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
Are councils doing enough to ease tensions?
Football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on John Bishop
Sky at Night's Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is looking up
What purchases won’t incur a 5p bag charge?
The mysterious death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
After more bad headlines, are we being fair to the NHS?
Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
Buckingham Palace’s “pilfering police” on the front pages