Tesco profit slump shows turnaround task ahead

2015-10-05 20:30

Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, is expected to report that operating profit more than halved in the first half of its financial year.

UK govt plans £2bn Lloyds retail share sale

2015-10-05 14:53

The UK finance ministry plans to sell at least £2bn worth of shares in Lloyds Banking Group to retail investors to return the bank to full private ownership.

British PM urges Putin to change course in Syria

2015-10-04 21:06

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "change direction" in Syria and recognise that its President Bashar al-Assad must be replaced.

Cameron: Russian military action in Syria a terrible mistake

2015-10-04 16:30

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that Vladimir Putin's decision to take military action in Syria to support Syrian President Basha Assad is a “terrible mistake”.

Migrants disrupt UK to France train traffic

2015-10-03 19:36

Rail travellers between Britain and France have been warned of delays of up to three hours after a large group of migrants got on to tracks overnight.

UK sentences 15-year-old boy for inciting terrorism

2015-10-02 14:14

A British court has ordered a 15-year-old boy to be detained for a minimum of five years after he was convicted of 'inciting terrorism' in connection with an alleged ISIS inspired plot in Australia.

UK boy, 14, convicted of plotting Aus terror attack

2015-10-01 19:48

A 14-year-old British boy has admitted to planning and organising a major terror plot to kill police officers in Australia that could have left several people dead.

UK bans smoking in cars with children

2015-10-01 15:47

A new British law banning smoking in cars while children are present has come into effect but police representatives said it will be "extremely challenging" to enforce.

UK sees rise in labour costs as Bank of England watches

2015-10-01 14:45

British labour costs have risen in the second quarter at their fastest pace in over two years, reinforcing the view that the Bank of England is likely to interest rates.

UK manufacturers cutting jobs points to concerns

2015-10-01 11:00

UK manufacturing has grown at a sluggish pace and employment fell for the first time in more than two years, indicating concern among executives about the outlook.


England brings in plastic bag charge

2015-10-05 17:59

Shoppers in England face paying a charge for plastic carrier bags in a move aimed at helping the environment.

UK services expand at slowest pace in two years

2015-10-05 11:15

UK services growth has faltered in September, highlighting the breadth of the fallout from weakness in the global economy.

Britain warns it needs robust reforms to stay in EU

2015-10-04 17:45

Britain will vote to leave the European Union in a planned referendum if it does not secure "robust, substantial and irreversible" reforms, warns the foreign secretary.

Cameron: Russia backing butcher Assad

2015-10-03 21:43

Russia is backing "butcher" President Bashar Assad with airstrikes that are often not aimed at Islamic State fighters in Syria, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Sierra Leone athlete refused UK visa

2015-10-03 07:30

Sierra Leone's top athlete, Jimmy Thoronka, who disappeared during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, has been refused a visa to remain in Britain.

World Heritage sites threatened by oil, mining

2015-10-01 21:00

A London report says almost a third of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by mining and oil exploration.

British DIY collective turning architecture into art

2015-10-01 19:46

Assemble, the architectural collective shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize, reckon their nomination has launched a fresh debate about the state of contemporary art in Britain.

2 British women missing in stormy waters off Spain

2015-10-01 14:56

Rescue teams have searched for 2 British women who went missing off a resort in northeastern Spain after they went for a late night swim in stormy waters.

Garden swallowed (w)hole

2015-10-01 13:57

Several families have evacuated their homes in Hertfordshire town in the UK after a 20m wide sinkhole appeared overnight.

Cameron rejects call for slavery reparations

2015-09-30 21:15

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls for Britain to open talks with Caribbean nations on reparations for slavery, saying it was time to "move on".

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