70 police officers to guard one little flame might seem excessive, but the seven and a half thousand Olympic torch bearers still to run will no doubt be glad of the protection, after it has emerged that the torches they will carry have a street value of more than £100,000.
Leader's position secure after difficult spell in charge as more than 800 council seats are won
Tom Daley faces missing out on an Olympic medal unless he reduces his media commitments, according to British Diving's performance director Alexei Evangulov.
It is an afternoon session at Sheffield's council-run Ponds Forge pool, and the usual flotilla of keep-fit swimmers is determinedly groping its way up and down the lanes.
Fighter Command's HQ during the Battle of Britain is being converted – and it's not alone
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston insists that Ian Holloway will still be the club's manager next season.
Labour needs to gain 1,000 seats in next month's council elections in England to show it is back in business under Ed Miliband, experts said yesterday.
Ahead of today's vote, anticipation was building in the cities selected as the host destinations for England's bid.
A decade after the first legal moves to protect them, they are still under attack – and now they could fall victim to spending cuts
Peter Reid has returned to football management after being confirmed as the new boss of League One side Plymouth.
There is one simple target for Gordon Brown and David Cameron (and, in theory, Nick Clegg) on 6 May. It is to secure at least 326 seats in the next House of Commons. With 650 MPs to be elected, that is the number needed to secure an overall majority of two.
Gary Johnson has left Bristol City by mutual consent following a disappointing run of form.
An elderly woman was rescued from her car after she crashed through a garage and into a river, police said today.
Brian McDermott has managed one win during his time in temporary charge of Reading, but the nature of that triumph makes impressive reading on a fledgling managerial CV.
The provinces used to be an after-thought for London venues. But these days a West End run is just the start of it. Arifa Akbar reports on the boom in touring theatre
25 rivers in South-west on 'flood watch' list as water rises as high as four feet