German president thanks UK for Nazi camp liberation

2015-04-26 14:14

Germany's President Joachim Gauck has paid tribute to Britain for liberating the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen 70 years ago.

Eccentrics camp out to await royal birth

2015-04-24 21:57

Camped outside St Mary's Hospital in London, eccentrics decked out from head to toe in Union Jack colours are counting down to the latest addition to Britain's royal family.

'Smaller, simpler' mantra rings through banking

2015-04-24 16:36

Deutsche Bank's expected move to sell much of its retail banking business will see it join a growing list of banks choosing to shrink and simplify to survive.

Malaria vaccine offers partial protection: final results

2015-04-24 12:21

The world's most advanced malaria candidate vaccine offers young children partial protection that wanes with time, but could shield millions against the deadly parasite, its developers say.

Scottish collie gets behind wheel of runaway vehicle

2015-04-22 21:05

A border collie inspired a traffic scare and social media gold after he plunged down a hill and onto a highway in his master's vehicle.

UK forces Russian billionaire to sell gas fields

2015-04-22 18:30

UK's energy minister has decided to force Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman to sell North Sea gas fields he recently acquired as part of a $5.4bn takeover deal of DEA.

Sudan won't give visas to US, British, French envoys

2015-04-22 09:28

Khartoum has so far declined to issue visas for senior US, British and French diplomats to conduct a fact-finding mission in Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region, UN diplomatic sources say.

UK supermarkets face possible probe

2015-04-21 10:30

Britain's embattled supermarkets face a probe by competition regulators after a UK consumer watchdog demanded an investigation into grocers' pricing practices.

Asking prices for homes in England hit new high

2015-04-20 10:30

Asking prices for homes on sale in England and Wales have hit an all-time in the month to early April, pushed up by a fall in the number of properties on the market.

Reports of UK Conservatives to sell Lloyds shares

2015-04-19 11:30

British finance minister George Osborne plans to sell government shares in Lloyds Banking Group to small investors at a discount.


Britain's Conservatives take 3 point lead

2015-04-26 07:19

Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party has taken a 3 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of the 7 May election.

UK's richest hedge fund managers

2015-04-24 17:05

Britain's top-25 richest hedge fund managers' wealth has risen by £1.8bn to £14.8bn over the past year, shows the Sunday Times Rich List.

UN rights chief accuses British tabloids of hate speech

2015-04-24 14:51

The United Nations human rights chief has accused Britain’s tabloid newspapers of hate speech against immigrants.

Labour, Conservatives remain tied before election - YouGov poll

2015-04-23 12:49

Ahead of Britain’s 7 May election, the opposition Labour Party and Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives remain locked in a statistical tie, according to a report.

Accused UK 'flash crash' trader gets £5m bail

2015-04-22 18:40

A UK trader accused by US authorities of an illegal role in the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" has been granted bail by a London court after saying he opposed being extradited.

Twittering teenagers swoon over British Labour leader

2015-04-22 16:49

Lampooned by detractors as a socially awkward geek, British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has received a pre-election boost from an unlikely source - hundreds of young, mostly female, Britons who have declared their love for him.

Police detain suspect after fire at British Embassy in The Hague

2015-04-21 14:32

Dutch police have detained a man in connection with a fire at the British embassy in The Hague, they say in a tweet

UK bank tax jump threatens HSBC, StanChart move

2015-04-20 15:00

HSBC and StanChart based in London are looking for a new home in Asia as a big jump in a tax on UK banks makes staying in Britain increasingly painful.

Ex- Top Gear star got false cancer diagnosis before fracas

2015-04-19 19:44

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.

Prince Harry gets airborne and into Australia's Outback

2015-04-18 22:02

Prince Harry is set to complete the first two weeks of a stint with the Australian army, training in bush survival skills, spending time on helicopter duties and playing wheelchair Aussie Rules football.

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