Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed res...
The UK is to send 1,350 personnel to Poland for exercises as part of a Nato initiative amid tensions in Ukraine, Defence Secretary...
Scotland set a new national record of 12 Commonwealth Games gold medals midway through day five in Glasgow.
A man admits stealing £300,000 intended for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a sta...
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
Families of the British victims of the MH17 crash are to meet David Cameron at 10 Downing Street this week.
An Old Bailey jury retires to consider its verdict in the trial of a father accused of his son's manslaughter who died 12 years af...
EU talks on tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine are "moving in the right direction", No 10 says.
The award-winning architect Sir Richard MacCormac dies aged 75 after a long battle with cancer.
Videos of children in care are to be made available to people approved for adoption as part of plans to speed up the process.
A teacher who punished pupils by making them put ice cubes in their underwear is banned from teaching.
Top Gear's Burma special in which Jeremy Clarkson used a racial term broke broadcasting guidelines, Ofcom rules.
The family of a woman who made 999 calls for help before she was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, seeks a negligence claim again...
A Papua New Guinea weightlifter competing at the Commonwealth Games is to stand trial over an alleged sex attack on a man in Glasg...
Hundreds of passport workers are striking over staffing and pay, with the government saying their action could threaten people's h...
A UK survey of book buying habits finds the fall in people buying books as gifts is a 'concerning trend' for the industry.
The parents of 13-year-old swimmer Erraid Davies speak of their pride after her Commonwealth Games bronze.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) is reviewing its operations after staff shortages led to delays in its 999 response ...
A drug linked to the deaths of 20 people is "principally a Northern Ireland problem", a coroner has said.
Police are seeking video footage of violence which broke out during a protest march in Cardiff opposing Israel's military action i...
A family say they have been left traumatised after their pet dog was killed by another dog in their back garden.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been spotted enjoying the action at Glasgow 2014.
James Sneddon is found guilty of causing Alasdair Dudgeon's death after knocking him off his bike near Kincardine Bridge.
A driver dies after an accident during a classic car race at Silverstone racetrack in Northamptonshire.
Residents of 100 homes in a Somerset town are warned they must evacuate them to allow a suspected WW2 incendiary device to be remo...
Arsenal complete the signing of teenage Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee understood to be about £16m.
In the US, the number of people who chase tornados is growing - why do they put themselves in danger?
Why do some of Germany's wealthiest families dodge the limelight and avoid conspicuous consumption?
What does patriotism mean any more, asks the novelist Will Self.
An independent Scotland would consider introducing a minimum wage that would rise in line with the cost of living, the SNP says.
The best credit unions should be empowered to offer short-term loans that are cheaper than those offered by payday lenders, accord...
Labour would bring in laws on domestic violence to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow home secretary says.
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players who found the Queen had 'photo-bombed' their selfie have tried to have their phot...
Around 500,000 visitors are estimated to have descended on Sunderland for its 26th airshow.
A man who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds form the Help for Heroes charity is facing a lengthy jail sentence after pleading ...
The singer and former X Factor judge, Tulisa Contostavlos has told the BBC she has never been involved in drugs and she has never ...
Three disused cooling towers at Didcot A Power Station have been demolished using more than 180kg of explosives.
The new Director of Public Prosecutions on helping witnesses give evidence in court without the need for new laws.
The BBC Philharmonic is staging the first ever Cbeebies event at the Proms.
A rally is being held in central London to protest about Israel's offensive in Gaza - one protester told the BBC it would boost th...
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