Scotland's First Minister will have face-to-face talks with the latest Bank of England governor for the first time
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Thursday 29 December 2011
A brainless and faceless fish was one of 15 rare species discovered during a series of marine surveys this year.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
A minimum price for alcohol could be imposed on shops and supermarkets under Government plans to tackle binge-drinking, it emerged last night. David Cameron is understood to have instructed officials to develop detailed proposals to ban the sale of drink at below between 40p and 50p a unit.
Thursday 22 December 2011
The Scottish Parliament has refused to rubber-stamp controversial benefit changes linked to Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reform programme.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Holding the United Kingdom together will be an "enormous challenge", Britain's most senior civil servant has warned.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Health Secretary rejects laws on drink prices, and says he has a plan to sober up some of Britain's drunks
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Thousands of lives could be saved if cheap alcoholic drinks were made more expensive, medical experts said.
Thursday 08 December 2011
Stormy winds battered parts of the UK today, causing widespread disruption to schools and transport, but respite from the severe conditions is expected tomorrow.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
A senior doctor, now chairman of a large NHS trust, described to me a meeting he attended at No 10 of experts advising the Prime Minister on the perils faced by young people in the presence of alcohol. Sir Terry Leahy, the former boss of Tesco, was present, and he ferociously defended the right of supermarkets to charge what they like for alcohol. The price had no bearing on the amount people drank, he said. The doctor was outraged and launched a one man boycott of the supermarket. "I have never shopped in Tesco since," he said.
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Labour outstripped the Tories in party fundraising over the summer by nearly 30%, the latest official figures show.
Friday 28 October 2011
Monday 24 October 2011
Bristol City 0 Birmingham City 2
Saturday 22 October 2011
Ally McCoist yesterday praised Craig Whyte and insisted his Rangers players were unaffected by the media storm which followed allegations made by the BBC about the Rangers owner on Thursday.
Friday 21 October 2011
Thursday 20 October 2011
Blackburn supporters are to stage another protest calling for manager Steve Kean to be sacked at Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham at Ewood Park.
Wednesday 14 September 2011
Instead of this pointless Vickers Report about how to sort out the banks, the investigation should have been carried out by Supernanny. She'd have sorted it.
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site on Friday
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
- 1 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 4 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream