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A day in high heels (by a man): Why Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
On Thursday evening, I hit the streets of Soho on a mission to find a pair of heels – the higher the better – in a men’s size nine. It took me to the neighbourhood’s southwest corner around Walker’s Court. Old Soho; real Soho; dingy, murky, grubby Soho. The Soho that probably won’t exist in a year.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 00:15:00 +0100)

No more 'golden goodbyes' with public sector redundancy pay-offs to be capped at £95,000
Six-figure "golden goodbyes" for senior public sector staff who are made redundant are be banned in next week's Queen's Speech.
(Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Liz Kendall: Is Labour's smart, articulate rising star the heir to Tony Blair?
In one of the more arresting answers to reporters during her Westminster press lunch on Thursday, Liz Kendall remarked that what “most people want” was “somewhere to live, something to do, something to look forward to and someone to love”. The main point of interest at the time was her afterthought, admitting politicians couldn’t do much about the last of these, and that she in particular was not one to “give advice” about it – a jocular, if poignant, reference to the apparently amicable break-up some months ago of her relationship with the actor Greg Davies.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 21:46:23 +0100)

Tim Farron is front-runner to replace Nick Clegg as Lib Dem leader, survey finds
Tim Farron has emerged as the clear front-runner to succeed Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat leader in a survey of 1,000 party members.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 21:17:52 +0100)

Operation Elveden: Sun journalist found guilty of paying a police officer for stories
A Sun journalist has been found guilty of paying  a police officer for stories, securing a rare success for the Operation Elveden investigation.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 20:46:37 +0100)

Herefordshire's idyllic Golden Valley threatened by plans to build huge broiler-chicken sheds
Set among the rolling hills of west Herefordshire, the Golden Valley is one of the most arresting landscapes in Britain.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 20:40:18 +0100)

Police seek notorious Adams crime gang boss and wife over street shooting
It bore few of the hallmarks of the ruthless professionalism the Adams crime family are notorious for. The attack, in broad daylight on a busy London residential street, took place on a Sunday morning three days before Christmas.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 20:27:56 +0100)

Nicola Sturgeon did want David Cameron to win the general election, report concludes
A leaked civil service memo which alleged the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to win the general election was an “accurate” record of a conversation with a French official, an investigation has concluded.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 20:01:02 +0100)

So who, really, is David Cameron, our re-elected ‘one nation’ Prime Minister?
At 3am on election results night, David Cameron began scribbling the victory speech he had not expected to make. The surroundings were unlikely: a gym in a leisure centre where the votes were counted in his Witney constituency. An unpleasant aroma of smelly socks hung in the air.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 19:55:17 +0100)

Kim Jong-un's brother 'visits London' to watch Eric Clapton concert at Albert Hall
The brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been spotted attending two Eric Clapton concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 19:34:12 +0100)

Wembley Second World War bomb: Army detonates Nazi munition
An unexploded WWII bomb, which caused the evacuation of the Britain’s Got Talent studios after it was found in north west London, has been safely detonated.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 19:06:19 +0100)

Mirror phone-hacking trial: Scotland Yard to find out 'before end of the month' if more work needed on criminal investigation
Prosecutors are expected to tell Scotland Yard before the end of the month if they require more work to be done on the criminal investigation into phone hacking at Mirror Group Newspapers.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 17:58:54 +0100)

Alistair Carmichael: Lib Dem minister who leaked Sturgeon memo should resign, says First Minister
A Liberal Democrat politician who leaked a sensitive diplomatic memo about a conversation involving Nicola Sturgeon should consider resigning, the Scottish First Minister has said.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 17:37:50 +0100)

Black academic claims he was denied university job over his plans to 'put white hegemony under the microscope'
A black academic has claimed he was denied a permanent job at a British university because his plans to “put white hegemony under the microscope” were considered too much of a challenge to white-dominated academia.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 17:26:58 +0100)

Kezia Dugdale says she wants to be Scottish Labour leader
Scottish Labour MSP Kezia Dugdale has announced that she will run to lead her party.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 17:13:40 +0100)

Tobacco companies file lawsuits against UK Government over plain packaging laws
Two of the world’s biggest tobacco companies have filed lawsuits against the UK Government over its plan to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 17:06:44 +0100)

Trident whistle-blower William McNeilly transferred to Portsmouth naval base as Royal Navy disputes his claims about the 'silent service'
Somewhere deep beneath the surface of the Atlantic, one of the Royal Navy’s four Vanguard-class nuclear submarines carrying more than a dozen Trident nuclear missiles is on patrol. Moving at a walking pace, one of these vast vessels is always at sea undetectable, untouchable and armed with enough explosive power to bring on Armageddon.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 16:48:07 +0100)

Labour leadership: Chuka Umunna was in, then he was out and now he can't decide who to back as he seeks help from local party members
First he was running for Labour leader, then he was out and now he can't make up his mind over who to back.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 16:42:31 +0100)

Google Maps directs people searching for 'Ham face Cameron' to 10 Downing Street
Users who search Google Maps for 'ham face Cameron' are directed to 10 Downing Street, it has been discovered.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 16:41:58 +0100)

Three years after Richard III was found in a car park, Henry I could be too
Researchers who discovered Richard III’s remains in a Leicester car park three years ago believe that Henry I could also be underneath a car park in Reading.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 16:21:21 +0100)

David Cameron hints at early EU referendum during Riga visit
David Cameron raised the prospect of an early referendum on European Union membership as he launched a diplomatic whirlwind to renegotiate Britain’s place in the EU.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 16:15:20 +0100)

'We didn't really think we'd get away with it': The astonishing story of how two young Irish men completed an audacious £7m art heist
As Paul Hogan came dashing down the steps of London’s Tate Gallery in 1956 with a £7m Impressionist masterpiece under his arm after coolly unhooking it from its hanging place moments earlier, his picture was taken by a press photographer who happened to be waiting outside.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 16:01:50 +0100)

Hatton Garden heist: Ninth man charged in relation to £60m jewellery raid in London
A ninth man has been charged in relation to the Hatton Garden jewellery heist in London's diamond quarter.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 15:49:18 +0100)

Spanish policeman filmed ‘karate kicking’ handcuffed suspect twice in newly released video
This is the shocking moment a police officer in Spain karate-kicked a handcuffed suspected drunk driver in the head while in custody.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 15:44:35 +0100)

David Cameron admits 'patience and tenacity' will be needed from negotiations with EU leaders, who gave him 'no wall of love'
David Cameron said he had started “conversations” with European leaders over renegotiating Britain’s relationship with Brussels as he warned it would take “patience and tenacity” in the run up to the EU referendum before the end of 2017.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 15:35:01 +0100)

Lib Dem minister Alistair Carmichael ordered leak of Sturgeon conversation with French ambassador
A Liberal Democrat minister ordered a civil servant to leak a memo recounting a conversation between the French ambassador and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, he has admitted.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:59 +0100)

Group of students refused entry to Leicester nightclub 'because they are black'
A doorman has been suspended after a group of Leicester students alleged that they were prevented entering a nightclub on because they were black.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 14:52:08 +0100)

Wembley Second World War bomb: Army removes Nazi munition to be exploded
A Second World War bomb dug up in the shadow of Wembley Stadium is being removed from London to be safely exploded.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 14:47:18 +0100)

Lost dog found on top of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike
A “nervous and petrified” lost dog, who was discovered at the top of England's highest mountain, is being cared for by an animal welfare charity who fear the animal was abandoned by his owners.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 14:42:35 +0100)

David Cameron likened to Vladimir Putin by leading human rights lawyers over treatment of Phil Shiner
The Prime Minister is being likened to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his harsh treatment of critics, by leading lawyers alarmed at attacks on a solicitor who represents Iraqi victims of alleged unlawful killing and torture by British soldiers.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 14:36:40 +0100)

We will rebuild: Twitter reacts to the 4.2 magnitude earthquake in Kent
Twitter has reacted with mock horror to this morning’s earthquake in Kent. From a cracked patio slab to mantelpiece ornaments set askew, the south east of England is making efforts to rebuild.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 14:33:01 +0100)

David Cameron invites Jean Claude Juncker to stay at Chequers - a year after flying around Europe trying to build a 'stop Juncker' coalition
This time last year David Cameron was flying around Europe trying to build a 'stop Juncker coalition' but next week the European President will be the Prime Minister's guest of honour at his stately home - Chequers.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 14:22:57 +0100)

Husband and wife being hunted by police after 'fleeing to Europe following London shooting'
Police are hunting a husband and wife believed to have fled abroad after a man was shot in London.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 14:18:46 +0100)

iPhone saves life of man shot with a shotgun
A man has somehow managed to survive being shot with a shotgun, after his iPhone took most of the damage.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 13:25:40 +0100)

Huge 9ft shark spotted off the coast of Cornwall as bank holiday weekend approaches
Huge 9ft sharks have been spotted by fishermen off the coast of Cornwall as the bank holiday weekend approaches.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:47 +0100)

Ukip porn star Johnny Rockard suspended as vice chair of Bristol branch following row over adult video filmed in public
John Langley, a senior Ukip official who ‘came out’ as an adult entertainer in April, has been suspended from his role as vice chairman of the Bristol party.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 12:56:53 +0100)

UK's second capital should be Manchester, public say
Manchester should be the second capital of the UK, according to a survey of the public.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 12:46:18 +0100)

Former minister Eric Pickles will become a knight, Downing Street announces
Former communities secretary Eric Pickles is to receive a knighthood, Downing Street has announced.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 12:32:38 +0100)

Scottish nationalists are 'behaving like goons' in the House of Commons, says longest-serving MP
The SNP's new crop of MPs are behaving like "goons" and are at risk of "devaluing" their role as elected representatives, the longest-serving MP has said.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 12:32:02 +0100)

Soil Association: 'If we don't take care of our soil, we won't be able to feed people in 50 years'
If the world doesn't take better care of its land then "we won't be able to feed people in 50 years," the head of the Soil Association has warned.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 11:59:12 +0100)

Schoolgirl jailed for filmed attack on young boy 'told magistrate whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever when asked for her address'
A schoolgirl detained for eight months after attacking a boy reportedly told magistrates “whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever” when she was asked to list her address.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 11:58:21 +0100)

London taxi driver jailed for minimum 38 years for killing US soldier in Iraq roadside bombing
A London taxi driver convicted of killing a US soldier in an Iraqi roadside bombing has been sentenced to life with a minimum 38 years in prison.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 11:40:17 +0100)

Police agree to pay rape victim who tried to kill herself after being arrested £20,000
A police force has apologised to a rape victim and agreed to pay her £20,000 after arresting her following a complaint of sexual assault.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 11:07:16 +0100)

How many earthquakes happen in the UK and how powerful do they tend to be?
The earthquake that shook Kent in the early hours of Friday morning was just one of up to 300 tremors that hit the UK every year.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 11:01:02 +0100)

Famous woman wins court injunction to stop details of her affair with high profile married man being leaked by lover
A high profile celebrity woman, who has been described as a “figure of trust”, has been granted a court injunction to prevent her lover from leaking details of her affair with a famous married man to the press.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 10:40:38 +0100)

Wembley Second World War bomb: Army warns of 'genuine risk to life'
The British Army is warning of the “genuine risk to life” posed by an unexploded Second World War bomb being removed from London.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 10:37:29 +0100)

David Cameron warns of 'lots of ups and downs' as he kicks off EU renegotiation but insists he is 'determined to deliver' for Britain
David Cameron spoke of his "determination to deliver" a better deal for Britain in Europe as he began the marathon negotiations which will lead to an EU membership referendum by 2017.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 10:19:24 +0100)

One in four want to quit the Armed Forces 'as soon as they can' new report shows
One in four of Britain’s Armed Forces want to quit “as soon as they can”.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 10:11:26 +0100)

Vicar who contracted HIV in attack tells her congregation in video
A vicar from Hampshire who contracted HIV in an attack has made a courageous video to explain her illness to her congregation.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 08:27:56 +0100)

Kent earthquake: Twitter has a field day after 4.3 magnitude tremor hits the South East
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale has hit Kent  - causing widespread mild peril and spawning a wealth of Twitter jokes.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 07:49:40 +0100)

Drinkers in England consuming 12 million more bottles of wine a week than previously thought
Drinkers in England may be consuming the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine every week than previously thought, according to new research which asked people to record their “special occasion” drinking as well as their regular intake.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 01:02:58 +0100)

Minister warns food industry could face 'sugar tax'
Food companies could be forced to pay a ‘sugar tax’ if they continue to sell unhealthy food, a Government minister has warned.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 00:17:17 +0100)

Labour has 'no God-given right to exist' and could do 'even worse' at next election, Liz Kendall warns
Liz Kendall, the Blairite candidate in the Labour leadership contest, issued a stark warning that the party has “no God-given right to exist” as she warned that it could do “even worse” at the 2020 election than in this month’s “catastrophic defeat.”
(Fri, 22 May 2015 00:17:00 +0100)

Theresa May accused of seeking to introduce state censorship of the media by Cabinet colleague Sajid Javid
Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of seeking to introduce Government censorship of the media by one of her Cabinet colleagues.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 00:14:45 +0100)

EU referendum: Stopping benefits for EU migrants a red line in negotiations, says David Cameron
Stopping EU nationals from receiving benefits will be a red line in David Cameron’s drive to renegotiate Britain’s place in the 28-nation bloc, he said ahead of the launch of discussions leading to a membership referendum.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 00:10:00 +0100)

CCTV cameras secretly being switched off by cash-strapped councils
CCTV cameras in towns and cities across the country are being switched off by councils who cannot afford to keep them running, making it “increasingly difficult” for police to investigate serious crimes, the Government’s surveillance camera watchdog has warned.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 00:09:00 +0100)

Tesco announces plans to cut sugar content of its soft drinks by five per cent every year
Supermarket giant Tesco plans to cut the sugar content of its soft drinks by five per cent every year, in what campaigners described as the first “major sugar reduction programme” of any retailer.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 00:03:35 +0100)

Ministers urge civil servants to start recruiting more working-class graduates into Whitehall
Senior civil servants will be warned by ministers that they must urgently start recruiting more working-class graduates into Whitehall.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 00:03:27 +0100)

Pub landlords are getting younger, new research shows
Bar work has traditionally been the preserve of the penniless student. But young people across the country are trading pulling pints for buying pubs outright, according to new research.
(Fri, 22 May 2015 00:03:18 +0100)

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: With flashes of mischief, Blairite Liz Kendall slayed Labour’s sacred cows
Talk about a week being a long time in politics: Two Shadow Cabinet carriers of the Blairite torch, Chuka Umunna and Tristram Hunt decide not to contest the Labour leadership. And suddenly the new girl in town is announcing: “As prime minister I will restore our position as a nation that protects our citizens.”
(Thu, 21 May 2015 21:05:41 +0100)

Gavin Harding: UK's first mayor with a learning disability appointed in Selby
A council in north Yorkshire has made history by appointing the UK’s first mayor with a learning disability.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 21:00:15 +0100)

Mirror phone-hacking trial: How hacking became 'standard practice' on the showbiz desk
On the 22nd floor of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf two newspapers – the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror – shared the large open space. The People was nearby. There were a few glass-walled offices for the senior editors, but largely everyone was in view.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 20:40:27 +0100)

Mirror phone-hacking trial: 'Hundreds' more claimants expected as court awards damages to eight test-case victims
Trinity Mirror is facing a potential phone-hacking bill running into hundreds of millions of pounds after a court awarded record privacy damages to eight test-case victims – with hundreds more claimants waiting in the wings.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 20:34:24 +0100)

Andy McSmith's Diary: All becomes clear in the library of Osama bin Laden
After they had killed Osama bin Laden the Americans confiscated his private library, in which there were many strange and interesting tomes.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 20:15:04 +0100)

Labour has 'no God-given right to exist' warns leadership contender Liz Kendall as she tells her party to move to the centre after 'epic defeat'
One of the leading candidates to replace Ed Miliband as Labour leader has warned her party that it faces a fight for its very survival, urging her colleagues to move back towards the centre ground.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 20:15:02 +0100)

Nine out of ten male prostate cancer sufferers could be treated after 'game-changing' study
Nine out of ten men with advanced prostate cancer – an incurable and fatal disease – could soon be treated with new or existing drugs following a pioneering study that scientists have called the “Rosetta Stone” of prostate research.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 20:06:02 +0100)

Train strike on bank holiday Monday: National rail strike called off as unions agree to a new offer
Holidaymakers and commuters breathed sighs of relief as the threat of the first national rail strike in a generation was lifted.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 19:54:34 +0100)

Michael Gove’s maths exams are too hard and must be rewritten, regulator says
Exam boards have been ordered to write new GCSE maths papers after an investigation concluded they were too hard for many students.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 19:18:48 +0100)

The 6 reasons why David Cameron's relentless pursuit of fewer immigrants is fundamentally flawed
Net immigration soared to 320,000 in 2014, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics has shown, but David Cameron still insists he wants to see net migration cut to the tens of thousands. 
(Thu, 21 May 2015 18:55:19 +0100)

NHS nurses see their wages fall over the past year - while senior managers enjoy a pay rise
The average pay of an NHS nurse has fallen over the past year, while the salaries of senior managers have increased by nearly two per cent, latest figures show.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 17:36:36 +0100)

Wembley bomb: Unexploded World War II device discovered by builders near national Stadium
Builders have found an unexploded World War II bomb in Wembley.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 17:15:58 +0100)

Three-year-old girl hit by cyclist and dragged for 12ft along the pavement - video
A three-year-old girl was left with cuts and bruises to her face, hands and knees after she was knocked over by a "hit-and-run" cyclist and dragged for 12ft outside her home in Blackpool.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 17:00:38 +0100)

Jane Andrews to be released from prison: Former aide to Duchess of York jailed for stabbing boyfriend to death to be set free
Jane Andrews, the former aide to the Duchess of York who was jailed for stabbing her boyfriend to death, is to be released from prison.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 16:56:54 +0100)

The watchdog that would have scrutinised the end of the Human Rights Act just got quietly scrapped
The parliamentary committee that scrutinises proposed major constitutional changes been scrapped despite turbulent times ahead of the future of the United Kingdon’s governance.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 16:25:11 +0100)

Renters pay landlords £5.6bn every year to live in homes that can make them sick or kill them
Tenants are forced to give landlords £5.6bn a year to live in unsafe homes which do not meet legal standards, according to a new study.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 15:10:15 +0100)

Hatton Garden heist: 'Dad's Army' of 8 Britons accused of £60m jewellery robbery denied bail
The ‘Dad’s Army’ of eight Britons accused of carrying out the £60m jewel heist at Hatton Gardens were remanded in custody after they were refused bail.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 14:49:02 +0100)

Train strike: RMT calls off bank holiday strike action
RMT have called off their strike action, averting the worst rail strike in twenty years.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 14:44:03 +0100)

David Cameron announces plans to set up Immigration Taskforce to cut migration
David Cameron has said he will not “cave in” as he pursues his “relentless drive” to control immigration.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 13:40:43 +0100)

Train strike: TSSA union calls off action after last minute deal reached with National Rail
One of the rail workers unions intending to partake in the worst train strike in 20 years has called its members off after coming to a deal with National Rail.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 13:34:20 +0100)

10 things you need to know about immigration
The Government has unveiled new plans to control the numbers of people coming to the UK, as figures revealed net migration continues to rise. Here, we look at the issue that is again at the top of the political agenda:
(Thu, 21 May 2015 13:25:10 +0100)

8 things you need to know about the train strike on bank holiday Monday
As the most disruptive rail strike in a generation approaches, Simon Calder outlines the implications and options for rail travellers.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 13:10:48 +0100)

Voters don’t actually care about Labour’s attitude to 'aspiration', poll finds
The Labour party’s attitude to “aspiration” and success is not a significant factor in its rejection by voters, according to new opinion research.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 12:33:32 +0100)

Hatton Garden heist: Tenth man arrested over bank holiday jewellery robbery
A 10th man has been arrested in connection with the Hatton Garden heist, police have confirmed.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 12:33:14 +0100)

Network Rail: Only one in 10 trains will run next week should strike go ahead, leaked memo claims
A leaked document has revealed that Network Rail expects only one in 10 trains to run should next week’s strike go ahead.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 12:21:33 +0100)

Siân Berry wants to be the Green Party's candidate for Mayor of London in 2016
Siân Berry is standing to be the Green Party’s candidate for Mayor of London in next year’s capital elections, she has announced.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 11:43:52 +0100)

Nigel Farage mocked by fellow MEPs: 'Welcome, big election loser'
Never a fan of the halls of the European Parliament, Nigel Farage will certainly be looking for as early an EU referendum as possible after his latest interaction with his fellow MEPs.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 11:41:27 +0100)

UK bank holiday weekend weather: Mixed forecast sees sunny spells, showers and frost in parts of the country
Britons are in for a mixed bag of weather this bank holiday weekend.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 11:05:28 +0100)

The SNP unveils the new MPs who will make up its Westminster frontbench team
The Scottish National Party has unveiled its Westminster frontbench team as it stakes claim to its status as the UK’s third biggest party. 
(Thu, 21 May 2015 11:00:16 +0100)

Court rules on pay-outs to celebrity phone-hacking victims
The High Court has ordered Mirror Group Newspapers to pay £1.2 million in compensation to celebrity victims of phone hacking.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 10:28:56 +0100)

New map shows how more and more of London's rail network will be controlled by TfL
A new map has shown Transport for London’s creeping control of the capital.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 10:09:53 +0100)

14-year-old girl a detained for eight months after video of her attacking boy in Croydon goes viral
A 14-year-old girl was sentenced to eight-months in detention today after a video went viral that showed her verbally and physically attacking a boy in south London.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 10:05:24 +0100)

George Osborne says he’s started Tory cuts because it will make the next ones 'smoother'
Conservative spending cuts have already begun, George Osborne has said as he told unprotected Whitehall departments to start cutting back now to make the next five years of austerity "smoother".
(Thu, 21 May 2015 09:59:43 +0100)

Net migration reaches 318,000 – up 100,000 in the past 12 months
Net annual migration to Britain has leapt to 318,000, just 2,000 below the highest figure on record, the Office for National Statistics has announced.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 09:43:20 +0100)

Conservative manifesto plan to reduce immigration is an 'aim' not a promise, says Theresa May
The Conservative manifesto plan to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands is an “aim” rather than a promise, Theresa May has said.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 09:40:46 +0100)

Spice: What is the drug, is it illegal and how does it affect people?
Five Lancaster University students have been hospitalised after they ingested an illegal cannabis substitute known as ‘spice’.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 09:24:03 +0100)

Failed Ukip candidate reveals he is a 'National Socialist' after anti-Semitic tweets
A failed Ukip candidate has revealed that he is a “National Socialist” and spoken of his respect for British fascist leader Oswald Mosley.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 09:19:38 +0100)

Student loan repayment regime 'to get tougher' – but the good news is fees might be frozen at £9,000
Students face a tougher loan repayments regime to avoid a financial crisis over unpaid debts, the head of higher education’s most influential think-tank has warned.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 09:03:16 +0100)

'Illegal immigrants' found hiding in Maserati sports cars
A group of 10 suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after they were discovered hiding in the back of Maserati high-performance sports cars.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 08:48:56 +0100)

Paracetamol during pregnancy may affect male babies, study shows
Using the painkiller paracetamol during pregnancy for prolonged periods of time could contribute to reproductive disorders in male babies, according to scientific research.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 08:48:42 +0100)

Students hospitalised 'after taking synthetic marijuana drug Spice'
Five university students have been hospitalised after they apparently took a synthetic cannabis-like drug known as 'Spice'.
(Thu, 21 May 2015 07:42:53 +0100)