British teacher jailed for trying to join ISIS

2015-03-05 22:33

A chemistry teacher has been jailed for six years in Britain for trying to join ISIS in Syria, against the wishes of his family who desperately tried to stop him.

Cameron declines to take part in one-on-one debate

2015-03-05 19:35

Prime Minister David Cameron is refusing to take part in a head-to-head debate with the opposition leader Ed Miliband before the campaign for the general election.

M&S breaks tradition, gets more agile in style

2015-03-05 13:52

After hiring new designers, overhauling its online offering and giving a facelift to stores, Marks & Spencer still needs to take full control of its supply chain.

UK sells Eurostar stake for £757bn

2015-03-04 16:30

The UK government has agreed to sell its 40% stake in the Eurostar International rail operator for £757m to UK and Canadian-based buyers.

UK living standards back to pre-crisis level

2015-03-04 11:00

British living standards are back to pre-financial crisis levels but are still slightly below their peak before the country's last national election in May 2010.

BAT offers to buy out Souza Cruz stake

2015-03-03 15:00

British American Tobacco says it is seeking to buy the 24.7% it did not already own in Brazil's Souza Cruz and to delist the company.

GSK, Norvatis sign deals worth $20bn

2015-03-02 20:00

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis say they had completed a series of asset swaps worth more than $20bn that will reshape both drug makers.

UK govt resists widening banker bonus curbs

2015-03-02 15:18

Rules to prevent bonuses from encouraging excessive risk taking at banks should not be extended to junior staff, says a British government minister.

UK annual house price growth dips

2015-03-02 10:30

British house prices have risen by the smallest annual amount since September 2013 in February, after the first monthly drop in house prices in five months.

Turkey says CCTV show missing British girls

2015-03-01 18:22

A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing the three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal.


Pee powered lights possible

2015-03-05 22:32

British scientists have unveiled a toilet that unlocks energy stored within urine to generate electricity in urine-tricity project.

Virgin Money's profit more than doubles

2015-03-05 14:26

British lender Virgin Money Holdings, which made its stock market debut in 2014, says its full-year pre-tax profit has more than doubled as it sold more mortgages.

Prince William's wildlife speech draws online applause

2015-03-05 09:40

Prince William has won praise from Chinese Internet users after he visited an elephant reserve in the country and condemned illegal wildlife trafficking as 'a vicious form of criminality'.

Australian radio station may face penalties for royal hoax

2015-03-04 15:06

Australia’s highest court has cleared the way for a radio station to face penalties over a 2012 prank call to a London hospital that was caring for the Duchess of Cambridge.

West vow 'strong' response if major Ukraine truce violated

2015-03-04 08:06

Western leaders have called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.

UK classifies child sex abuse as a ‘national threat’

2015-03-03 14:01

Prime Minister David Cameron will make child sexual abuse a national priority on a par with organised crime, as he announces a series of measures to prevent systematic abuse.

US Army head warns of defence cutbacks in UK

2015-03-02 19:17

The US Army chief of staff says cuts in British defence spending may undermine the nation's ability to be an effective ally in future military operations.

Former principal: Jihadi John was a hardworking student

2015-03-02 13:57

The former school principal of the man who became 'Jihadi John' says he was a relatively hardworking student who showed no signs of radicalisation.

One in 10 bankers scraps bids for top UK jobs

2015-03-02 07:00

More than one in 10 people picked for the top jobs in British finance pull out during a regulatory vetting process which has got tougher since the financial crisis.

'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010 - report

2015-03-01 09:18

The man believed to be Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" told a journalist four years ago that surveillance by British security services had left him contemplating suicide.

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