London vote: Labour denies anti-Semitism in its ranks

2016-05-02 07:17

Days ahead of the vote for a new London mayor, senior Labour Party figures are fighting back against charges there is anti-Semitism in the party's ranks.

English junior doctors strike continues

2016-04-26 23:14

Junior doctors in England have staged their first ever all-out strike in a bitter row with Prime Minister David Cameron's government.

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach: Economics strongest motivator for SAs moving to UK

2016-04-26 16:14

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach talks to Alec Hogg about migratory trends, with the latest wave of emigrants leaving for very different reasons to their predecessors.

Life for men who plotted ISIS-inspired attack in UK

2016-04-22 22:06

Two men who plotted drive-by shootings in London of targets including soldiers and police and were inspired by ISIS, have been given life sentences .

UK warns its citizens of possible violence in Zambia

2016-04-22 12:23

The British government has issued a warning to its citizens living in Zambia or traveling to the southern African country, following the political violence that has ensued over the past few days.

UK gives stamp of approval to Ghana's democracy

2016-04-21 15:04

Ghana's democracy has matured over the years and no longer needs financial support from us to sustain the solid foundation it has established, the British government says.

World's oldest message in a bottle discovered

2016-04-20 17:58

A 108-year-old postcard offering a shilling in exchange for its return to an English marine research institute is now officially the world's oldest message in a bottle after being recovered in Germany.

Maddie's parents lose Lisbon libel case on appeal

2016-04-19 20:02

A lawyer for the parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann say an appeals court has overturned the libel conviction of a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance.

Queen marks 90th birthday, as popular as ever

2016-04-19 13:09

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday with a family gathering and a cake baked by a reality television star, as a new poll finds Britain's longest serving monarch is as popular as ever.

Virginity written in genes

2016-04-18 20:09

A DNA study of more than 380 000 people has uncovered a rather surprising role for human genes: helping to determine the age at which you first have sex.


UK police charge 3 with terrorism

2016-04-29 07:27

British police have charged two men and a woman from Birmingham with terrorism-related offenses in a probe that began after the extremist attacks on Paris and Brussels.

UK unhappy about Egypt student murder probe

2016-04-26 20:59

Britain says it is unhappy at the lack of progress in the investigation into the murder of an Italian student studying at Cambridge who was found dead in Egypt.

UK doctors walk off the job in all-out strike

2016-04-26 12:49

Thousands of doctors have posted picket lines outside hospitals around England in the first all-out strike in the history of the National Health Service.

London mayor rapped over Obama claim

2016-04-22 22:06

London Mayor Boris Johnson has claimed that Barack Obama removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office because of anti-British sentiment, earning a rebuke from Downing Street.

Obama wades in to UK's Brexit debate

2016-04-22 11:38

US President Barack Obama has plunged into Britain's poisonous European Union membership debate, arguing strongly against a "Brexit" as he kicked off a visit to the UK.

Britain cheers Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday

2016-04-21 08:28

Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, with her eldest son Prince Charles paying tribute in a special radio broadcast and Prime Minister David Cameron leading a parliamentary homage.

British poet laureate pens ode to gas meters

2016-04-19 20:02

Britain's poet laureate is working on a new poem - about the demise of traditional gas and electricity meters.

Transport security focus at London counter-terror fair

2016-04-19 18:01

The computer screen lights up as a man with a dummy gun in the back of his trousers and a fake suicide vest under his jacket demonstrates a body scanner at a counter-terrorism technology fair in London.

Protesters acquitted of blockading London arms fair

2016-04-18 22:05

A judge has acquitted eight protesters who blockaded the entrance to an arms fair, accepting their argument that they acted to stop illegal weapons trading.

Anti-pollution activists cover London statues with masks

2016-04-18 13:47

British environmental activists have put face masks on famous statues across London including the one of Horatio Nelson on Trafalgar Square to draw attention to the problem of air pollution.

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