UK to end ancient practice of laws on vellum

2016-02-10 21:07

It's often said some laws aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

Battle royale in Britain's maddest match

2016-02-09 20:33

Britain's craziest game of football has unleashed chaos as several thousand townsfolk tussled for a ball in a heaving melee that can last for eight hours.

Nigeria's most wanted corruption suspect lives in UK - Buhari

2016-02-09 13:51

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that one of Nigeria's biggest corruption suspects is currently residing in the United Kingdom, according to a report.

Tanzania arrests more suspects in UK pilot death

2016-02-08 22:10

Police in Tanzania say they are holding a total of nine suspects over the killing of a British helicopter pilot who was on an anti-poaching mission.

Saudi sheikh in UK has to pay up

2016-02-08 21:13

A former model who was married to a wealthy Saudi sheikh has won the right to seek a payout from him in London, after a court rejected his claim to have diplomatic immunity.

Cameron warns of border issues if UK leaves EU

2016-02-08 17:56

Opponents are accusing British Prime Minister David Cameron of using scare tactics after he said that thousands of asylum-seekers could come to Britain overnight if the country votes to leave the European Union.

UN panel rules Assange's detention illegal: Sweden

2016-02-04 19:39

A UN panel has ruled that WkiLeaks founder Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London amounts to illegal detention, Sweden's foreign ministry says.

Lord ruled dead 40yrs after nanny murder mystery

2016-02-03 16:25

A British judge has declared the infamous Lord Lucan officially dead, four decades after he disappeared following the murder of the family's nanny in a lurid tale that gripped Britain.

Britain's Europe minister says EU deal 'in sight'

2016-02-02 16:59

Britain's Europe minister has told parliament that an EU deal now "appears in sight" following the publication of proposals by European Council president Donald Tusk.

Climate change boosted 'once-a-century' floods

2016-02-01 22:32

Man-made climate change significantly enhanced the risk of the severe winter storms that ravaged southern England two years ago, according to a study.


End 'sorry saga', Cameron urges Assange

2016-02-10 17:06

Julian Assange should leave the Ecuadoran embassy in London and bring to an end the "whole sorry saga", British Prime Minister David Cameron has told parliament.

Man sets himself on fire near Kensington Palace

2016-02-09 16:10

A man who set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, the central London home of Prince William and his wife, has died of his injuries.

'Criminal' reputation has made you unwelcome abroad, Buhari tells Nigerians

2016-02-09 11:57

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has told his countrymen to stop trying to seek asylum in Britain, saying their "criminal" reputation has led to them not being accepted abroad.

Study: Bone tests can ruin migrant kids' Europe chances

2016-02-08 21:13

Among the refugees arriving on Europe's shores seeking sanctuary from war, poverty or persecution, many are children - often orphaned, alone and without official papers.

UK summons N Korean ambassador over rocket launch

2016-02-08 20:07

Britain has summoned North Korea's ambassador to condemn Pyongyang's announcement that it had put a satellite into orbit with a rocket launch.

Assange hopes to walk out of embassy after UN panel ruling

2016-02-05 06:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he hopes a ruling by a UN panel could lead to the end of his self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

Assange to accept arrest if UN rules against him

2016-02-04 10:15

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a UN working group on arbitrary detention decides that the three years he has spent holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy does not amount to illegal detention.

EU chief unveils plans to avoid 'Brexit'

2016-02-03 09:45

EU president Donald Tusk has unveiled proposals to keep Britain in the 28-nation club, firing the starting gun for two weeks of tense negotiations to reach a deal at a summit later this month.

British tourist trampled to death by Thai elephant

2016-02-02 10:29

A British tourist has been trampled to death by an elephant on the Thai tourist island of Koh Samui, police say, the latest deadly attack by animals used to entertain holidaymakers.

British woman who took toddler to join ISIS jailed

2016-02-01 22:31

A judge has sentenced a British woman and mother to six years in prison for going to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

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