News: UK News

Teen's family: Knife crime 'out of control' in London

Friday  14:30,   24 november 2017
Sky News

The family of a teenager stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in London says knife crime is "out of control" in the capital.Jason Isaacs, 18, was going to a party in Northolt on Saturday when he and his friends were targeted by[...]

War hero’s descendant buys Victoria Cross and other medals for record £840,000

Friday  14:30,   24 november 2017
Press Association

The collection, which set a new world auction record for a VC and any group of British medals, will now stay in the UK on public display. Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza said: “These medals have enormous historic value for the UK, as well as personal value [...]

'British jihadis should not be allowed home'

Friday  14:25,   24 november 2017
Sky News

A Briton who has fought Islamic State forces in Syria says British jihadists who travel abroad to fight should not be allowed to return home because of the extreme threat they present. Macer Gifford, 30, from Cambridge, gave up a career as a banker [...]

Briton held in Iran does not have breast cancer

Friday  00:15,   24 november 2017
Sky News

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - the British woman held in an Iranian prison - has said she does not have breast cancer. Richard Ratcliffe told Sky News his wife was examined by doctors after lumps were discovered on her breasts, but said [...]

James Bulger's mum: Venables is vile psychopath

Thursday  18:25,   23 november 2017
Sky News

James Bulger's mother has said she predicted her son's killer Jon Venables would re-offend, after he was taken back into custody. Venables, who was 10 years old when he murdered the toddler in 1993, has been caught with child abuse images[...]

Toddler found seriously injured at house dies in hospital

Thursday  16:31,   23 november 2017
Press Association

A man and a woman arrested when the girl was still alive have been released on conditional bail. The address where she was found has been sealed off while investigations continue, WMP[...]

Hammond denies spending more on Brexit than NHS

Thursday  16:30,   23 november 2017
Sky News

Philip Hammond has denied allocating more money to Brexit preparations than NHS spending in the Budget. The Chancellor has committed £3bn more to provisions for the UK's exit from the EU, with only £2.8bn extra being handed to the NHS in England.It [...]

Seven summonsed over detention centre ‘abuse’ with others under investigation

Tuesday  19:00,   21 november 2017
Press Association

The men aged in their 60s and 70s will face charges of misconduct in a public office and physical abuse.Seven ex-employees of Medomsley Detention Centre in Consett, County Durham, have been summonsed to appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’[...]

The Brexit campaign is being investigated after giving £625,000 to a fashion student days before the EU referendum

Tuesday  14:00,   21 november 2017

BBC Vote Leave gave £625,000 to Darren Grimes shortly before the EU referendum. The Electoral Commission announced on Monday that it was probing whether a £625,000 ($827,000) gift to Darren Grimes, a  24-year-old fashion student, was in[...]

Vote Leave Under Investigation For Breaking Electoral Law During EU Referendum

Tuesday  05:00,   21 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

The official pro-Brexit campaign in the EU referendum is under investigation for potentially breaching strict spending limits, the Electoral Commission has announced.Vote Leave, the organisation fronted by Boris Johnson in the 2016 referendum, is[...]

Gaia Pope: Teenager Had No Injuries To Suggest Murder, Police Say

Sunday  23:28,   19 november 2017
Huffington Post UK

Gaia Pope had not suffered any injuries that would suggest she was murdered, detectives have said. A post-mortem examination “has not identified any injuries to suggest any other person was involved in” the death of the teenager, who was found by[...]

British motorcycle rider killed in China race

Saturday  23:30,   18 november 2017
Sky News

A British racer has died after a horrific crash at the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. Daniel Hegarty, from Nottingham, smashed into barriers and lost his helmet at a sharp bend on Saturday.The race was immediately stopped as the 31-year-old was[...]

Britain to pay 400 million-pound debt to Iran soon, Iranian envoy says

Saturday  11:30,   18 november 2017

Britain will soon repay a decades-old debt of over 400 million pounds to Iran, the Iranian ambassador said on Friday, adding that the payment was not linked to the case of a British-Iranian charity worker jailed in Iran. "An outstanding debt owed by [...]

"More work to be done" on Brexit deal Tusk tells May

Friday  19:00,   17 november 2017

President of the EU Council Donald Tusk today warned Prime Minister Theresa May "there is more work to be done" to break the Brexit talks deadlock. The PM met leaders on the sidelines of an EU summit in Gothenburg, suggesting an increase[...]

First female Black Rod appointed in House of Lords after 650 years

Friday  17:24,   17 november 2017
Press Association

Black Rod is responsible for maintaining order at the House of Lords and bangs on the door of the House of Commons at the State Opening of Parliament.Sarah Clarke will formally take over the position when its current holder David Leakey steps down[...]