Journalist phone records given to UK police

2014-11-26 11:35

Telecoms giant Vodafone has given British police the mobile phone records of 1 700 people working for News UK, the company that publishes several top UK newspapers.

UK spy agencies 'couldn't have prevented' soldier killing

2014-11-25 19:12

A parliamentary report into murder by Muslim extremists of a British soldier in London last year has pointed to intelligence failures but says the security services could not have prevented the attack.

Defamation case: Google reaches settlement

2014-11-25 06:00

Google has reached a settlement with a businessman over defamatory postings in its search results describing him as a paedophile, a murderer and a money-launderer.

UK banker fit to stand trial in Hong Kong murders

2014-11-24 13:57

A UK banker accused of killing two Indonesian women whose mutilated bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment has been ruled fit to stand trial next year after psychiatric tests.

BT confirms talks with O2, other UK network

2014-11-24 12:49

Britain's BT says it has been approached by shareholders in Telefonica, owner of O2, and another UK network operator about BT buying their British businesses.

Memorial for Briton beheaded by ISIS extremists

2014-11-23 12:00

A memorial service has been held for British aid volunteer Alan Henning, who was beheaded by Islamic State jihadists in Syria.

ISIS recruiting in SA - report

2014-11-23 08:01

An estimated 140 South Africans have reportedly joined the Islamic State insurgency to fight in Iraq and Syria, with at least three already killed in action, according to a report.

500 evacuated from London 5-star hotel

2014-11-22 12:53

Fourteen people have been injured and about 500 evacuated at the 5-star Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel in London after an explosion in the basement, emergency services say.

Cable & Wireless 'helped' UK with internet spying

2014-11-21 13:24

Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless has helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of internet users worldwide, a report says.

UK truck driver shortage threatens Christmas

2014-11-21 12:42

A shortage of truckers on Britain's roads could leave Christmas shoppers out in the cold as tough new rules for drivers kick in.

UK Independence Party wins 2nd parliament seat

2014-11-21 10:52

The UK Independence Party has won a second seat in the British parliament after a by-election in southern England, reports say, continuing a run of success for the eurosceptic party.

UK pledges $1.1bn to UN Green Climate Fund

2014-11-20 16:54

Britain has pledged up to $1.13bn to a United Nations fund to help poor nations cope with global warming, the government says.

UK pledges $1.1bn to climate fund for poor states

2014-11-20 14:18

The British government has pledged $1.13bn toward a United Nations fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change.

Clashes as thousands join London student protest

2014-11-20 09:53

Police and protesters clashed as several thousand students took to the streets of central London to rally against tuition fees, education cuts and debt.

Pick-up artist Blanc banned from UK

2014-11-19 22:31

The British government has banned controversial US-based pick-up artist Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160 000 people signed a petition.

UK real earnings sink to decade-low

2014-11-19 14:15

British workers' real earnings have fallen to levels not seen in more than a decade, but there are also signs of above-inflation wage growth for many employees.

UK: SA mom was overwhelmed

2014-11-18 18:06

A senior UK judge says Tania Clarence, a depressed South African mother, was "overwhelmed" by the challenge of caring for her three disabled children.

First drop in UK grocery sales in 20 years

2014-11-18 15:15

A price war, led by German-based discounters, has pushed Britain's grocery market into its first sales decline in 20 years, industry data shows.

SA mom sentenced in UK for kids' deaths

2014-11-18 14:16

South African mother Tania Clarence, who smothered her three young disabled children as they slept before attempting suicide, has been given a hospital order by a UK court.

UK hammer attacker gets life sentences

2014-11-17 20:51

The man who attacked 3 UAE women sleeping in luxury London hotel with a hammer has been sentenced to three life sentences.

Man guilty in semi-secret UK terror trial

2014-11-17 18:58

A British jury has found a Turkish-born law student guilty of a terrorism-related offence in semi-secret trial.

Nobel peace laureate calls for end to slavery

2014-11-17 17:46

Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has called for global support for a campaign to end child slavery.

Bird flu found at British duck farm

2014-11-17 14:29

A case of bird flu has been found on a duck-breeding farm in northern England, the government says, though the case is not the deadly H5N1 strain.

British duck farm shut over bird flu

2014-11-17 13:19

A duck breeding farm in northern England has been closed after an outbreak of bird flu, although officials say the risk to public health is "very low".

Britain's Cameron horrified by Kassig murder

2014-11-16 15:55

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he was "horrified" after ISIS claimed to have executed US aid worker Peter Kassig, known as Abdul-Rahman after converting to Islam.


UK banks' culture will take generation to fix

2014-11-26 09:45

Bad behaviour that has cost British banks £38.5bn in fines and compensation over the past 15 years will take a generation to fix, an independent think tank says.

British house price boom fading

2014-11-25 16:20

The latest British property boom is fading, more than a year after it got a boost from a stimulus programme aimed at first-time buyers.

BoE gets tough on capital rules

2014-11-24 18:47

Financial firms which settle trillions of dollars of derivative contracts a day may need more capital to stop them requiring a government bailout if they fail.

French, UK banks push EU to revise reform plans

2014-11-24 13:39

French and British banks are urging the European Commission to reconsider plans to isolate high-risk trading activities at big banks.

UK police: Up to 5 terror plots foiled this year

2014-11-23 17:51

The head of London's police force says as many as five terror plots have been foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.

UK health volunteers head to S Leone to tackle Ebola

2014-11-23 08:18

A first group of volunteers from Britain's state National Health Service has left for Sierra Leone to join the Ebola epidemic fight-back.

Family pays tribute to slain hostage Alan Henning

2014-11-22 20:21

The family of slain hostage Alan Henning has paid tribute to his life, gathering for a private memorial service.

Global economic concerns on the rise

2014-11-21 17:02

Stagnation in the eurozone, recession in Japan and geopolitical crises have increased concerns about the global economy, says UK Finance Minister George Osborne.

UK police spied on reporters for years

2014-11-21 13:04

A Lawsuit by a number of UK journalists has provided a series of revelations about the seizure of reporters' phone records and is pulling back the curtain on how the UK police have spent years tracking the movements.

UK accepts defeat in bank bonus limit bid

2014-11-21 11:44

Britain has suffered an embarrassing defeat in its attempt to block the European Union's new limits on bank bonuses.

Wonga acting CEO calls it quits

2014-11-20 17:05

UK's biggest payday lender Wonga's acting chief executive has stepped down, becoming the third person to leave the job in the past twelve months.

RBS gets $88m fine for financial crash

2014-11-20 16:09

The Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £56m by regulators for a system crash in 2012 that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments.

Small volcanoes could slow global warming

2014-11-20 10:29

Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming by spewing sulphur aerosols that reach the upper atmosphere and reflect sunlight away from the Earth, US scientists say.

Erotica galore at London's first study of sex show

2014-11-20 05:00

Scientific discovery mingles with stimulation in Britain's first exhibition about the study of sex, with pioneering sex aids and ancient phallic charms.

Rhino gaffs Brit zookeeper

2014-11-19 22:31

A keeper at a British zoo has been seriously injured during an incident involving a rhinoceros.

Redefine BDL Hotel Group adds to portfolio

2014-11-19 10:05

The Redefine BDL Hotel Group has been appointed to manage a portfolio of 22 hotels on behalf of LRG Acquisition.

'Vape' is Oxford Dictionaries word of the year

2014-11-18 15:38

Oxford Dictionaries picked 'vape', the act of smoking an e-cigarette as their new word of the year, with the affectionate 'bae' and the more pragmatic 'contactless' as runners-up.

Interest likely to stay low - CEO

2014-11-18 14:35

British Land chief executive Chris Grigg does not expect the UK to raise interest rates any time soon, after the company posted strong first-half results.

Women see Harry as ideal driving pal

2014-11-18 13:05

To coincide with the launch of a fashion-inspired special-edition Seat Mii a survey asked British women who they would choose as the perfect travelling companion.

Women see Harry as ideal driving pal

2014-11-17 20:06

To coincide with the launch of a fashion-inspired special-edition Seat Mii a survey asked British women who they would choose as the perfect travelling companion.

Bird flu hits Dutch, British farms

2014-11-17 18:58

Dutch officials have been checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following outbreaks of similar strains of the virus in Britain and Germany.

British man thinks his son is ISIS jihadist

2014-11-17 16:29

British father Ahmed Muthaha says he believes his son, a medical student, is among the ISIS jihadists filmed beheading soldiers.

UK police evacuate building over package

2014-11-17 14:17

A section of the British parliament housing the offices of lawmakers has been briefly evacuated due to a suspicious package.

Still much to do on UK banking reforms

2014-11-17 10:15

An international settlement over allegations of manipulation in the foreign exchange market shows reform of Britain's banking system is still badly needed.

Miliband criticises Sports Direct

2014-11-16 13:45

Britain's opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband has criticised retailer Sports Direct over its policy of hiring most staff on "zero hours" contracts.

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