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Major contactless payment change comes into force tomorrow; The move could help small businesses by in increasing spending, a card payment solutions provider has said. Oct 14, 2021 455
'Highly potent' Covid antibody found that 'neutralises' Delta and other variants; Science may have a new weapon in the battle against the virus. Oct 13, 2021 418
Parole Board psychologist explains why murderers, rapists and paedophiles are released from prison; Boards review life-sentence prisoners -including those serving Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences. Oct 13, 2021 957
Comparethemarket resumes energy switching service as supplier rises price; Service was suspended while spiralling gas prices forced a number of energy suppliers out of business. Oct 12, 2021 620
Clubcard warning over Tesco credit cards used via Apple Pay; Store vows to add any missed points and discounts. Oct 10, 2021 177
Lockdown is unlikely but poorly workers should call in sick, says health chief as 'worst lurgy ever' spreads; Symptomatic staff should 'stay away and be supported to do so'. Oct 10, 2021 591
Children 'risk getting covid herd immunity through infection', says expert; Professor Calum Semple says 'it's not a good way to get to herd immunity'. Oct 9, 2021 190
Isolate if you PCR test negative but have Covid symptoms as 'worst cold ever' sweeps UK; GPs report 'stream of patients' who received positive lateral flow tests, but negative PCR results. Oct 9, 2021 496
Two million people in England have had booster Covid-19 jab; They are being given at least six months after a second dose. Oct 9, 2021 373
Covid test rule change announcement 'in days' says Minister; Ministers says it should be in ready for the half term 'will make a difference' for people. Oct 8, 2021 264
Universal Credit -Labour will scrap it altogether, says Sir Keir Starmer; 'We wouldn't make the cut, we would then replace it with something better'. Oct 8, 2021 435
Moment Gogglebox Is cut off by 'BT Tower' test card at end of show; It would have had some viewers scrambling for the volume control. Oct 1, 2021 177
DWP loses seven out of ten appeals against PIP and DLA disability benefit refusal; More than 293,000 people have overturned a government decision at tribunal. Sep 24, 2021 742
Panic buying plea amid reports of 'more and more petrol stations running dry'; AA and other groups have said that most of the UK's forecourts are working as they should. Sep 24, 2021 1238
Queue chaos at UK airports as e-gates hit by IT failure; Documentary maker Louis Theroux among the 'human logjam' at Heathrow. Sep 24, 2021 219
Energy supplier gone bust? Here's what the experts suggest you do; 'Your energy supply won't be disrupted and your power will not be cut off'. Sep 23, 2021 478
Save £662 on your energy bills with these 11 tips; Some people will face a 'catastrophic' choice of between heating and eating. Sep 23, 2021 1074
Covid-19 vaccines have saved 123,000 lives say Public Health England as latest data released; Previous estimates had put the number at 112,300 deaths. Sep 23, 2021 306
Amazon Prime fraud victims should call 999 if scammer is near or still on phone, say police; Urgent alert issued by police force. Sep 23, 2021 417
Police to get new powers in wake of M25 protests, says Priti Patel; Priti Patel vows crackdown on 'guerilla' activism. Sep 22, 2021 405
M25 protests: Government an seeking injunction to stop Insulate Britain blockades; Priti Patel and Grant Shapps vowed to ensure 'guerrilla' activists 'cannot keep disrupting and endangering people's lives'. Sep 22, 2021 303
CO2 crisis: bailout deal could cost taxpayers 'tens of millions', admits Minister; Government had to act to subsidise CF Fertilisers in order to protect food supplies, says George Eustice. Sep 22, 2021 604
Christmas is safe despite crisis promises Environment Secretary George Eustice; Environment Secretary George Eustice says deal worth 'many millions' will ensure Christmas isn't cancelled. Sep 22, 2021 477
Police could lose access to vital information database, warns official report; National Audit Office has slammed the Home Office over delays and spiralling cost. Sep 22, 2021 1185
National Express and Stagecoach confirm merger talks; Deal would create a transport giant. Sep 21, 2021 238
Universal Credit families could face a 'very difficult winter', warns Minister; 'it's a difficult situation, it could be a very difficult winter'. Sep 21, 2021 289
CO2 crisis: Ten days until shoppers see empty shelves, warns industry chief; 'System which underpins both supermarkets and hospitality industry is under the most strain it has ever been'. Sep 21, 2021 355
Boris Johnson 'discussed tax' in meeting with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos; In separate meeting, Prime Minister discussed Afghanistan with Turkish President and the Amir of Qatar. Sep 21, 2021 429
How much will gas go up? Analysts predict big rise in energy price cap; A 14% rise is now expected. Sep 21, 2021 194
Royal Baby: Queen has a new great granddaughter; Princess Beatrice has given birth to a baby girl. Sep 20, 2021 255
M25 roadblock protests will continue despite arrests vow Insulate Britain; 29 people were arrested in connection with the demonstrations earlier today. Sep 20, 2021 685
Minister gives update on energy crisis and CO2 shortages; Kwasi Kwarteng described a warnings about 'the lights going out' as 'alarmist'. Sep 20, 2021 841
Keep spiders out of your home with plants that taste and smell great; September sees the annual home invasion by our eight-legged friends. Sep 18, 2021 594
Piers Morgan to host new TV show in UK, USA and Australia with Rupert Murdoch media; 'I'm going home and we're going to have some fun'. Sep 16, 2021 210
Dominic Raab no longer Foreign Secretary; He came under fire for the Government's handling of the Afghanistan crisis. Sep 15, 2021 240
Amount your National Insurance will increase under Government proposals to fund social care; Critics argue plan will disproportionately affect younger and lower income workers. Sep 5, 2021 312
Lorry drivers who hit bridges could lose their HGV licences; Incidents 'could cause a catastrophic railway accident' warns chief executive of Network Rail. Sep 5, 2021 366
Covid vaccine passports could prevent another lockdown, suggests Minister; Nadhim Zahawi said he will do 'everything in my power' to avoid another lockdown. Sep 5, 2021 632
Sarah Harding: Stars pay tribute and share memories of Girls Aloud singer; 'I hope u rest In peace Sarah we had some crazy fun times and adventures'. Sep 5, 2021 703
Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has died at the age of 39; Her mum broke the sad news on Instagram. Sep 5, 2021 435
Queen's message to Paralympic competitors as Team GB performances in Tokyo are graded; PA news agency hands out end-of-term grades as the bell rings on the Games. Sep 5, 2021 1838
Operation Warm Welcome: UK Government releases more details of Afghan refugee resettlement plan; Indefinite leave to remain and £12m funding for school places announced. Sep 1, 2021 1033
Hundreds of UK residents still in Afghanistan, says Dominic Raab; Foreign Secretary said there had been "real, tangible" gains from the UK's military action in Afghanistan over the last 20 years. Aug 31, 2021 456
No plans for disposable nappy tax, says Government; An estimated three billion nappies are thrown away every year in the UK. Aug 31, 2021 205
State pensions run out for average pensioner from today; Average retired couples needs an additional £9,384 to cover their spending. Aug 31, 2021 563
Geronimo the alpaca is in now dead, say Defra; The animal was dragged off the farm where he lived earlier today. Aug 31, 2021 519
Katie Hopkins axed from Australia's Big Brother VIP; Controversial commentator reportedly deliberately disobeyed quarantine rules. Jul 18, 2021 478
Magic mushrooms could hold the key to beating depression; Single dose boosts brain cells that become damaged in patients, new research shows. Jul 5, 2021 604
England now clear favourites to win Euro 2020 after Ukraine victory; Harry Kane is now 2/1 favourite to be top tournament goalscorer. Jul 4, 2021 200
Face masks will become personal choice in England after July 19, confirms minister; Robert Jenrick says he won't wear a mask after this date. Jul 4, 2021 826
Expert hopes we can now have a 'flu relationship' with Covid; 'I hope when we move into the autumn we can start to have a little bit more of what I call the flu relationship with Covid'. Jul 4, 2021 450
Wimbledon to have full capacity crowds for finals; 'This marks the first full outdoor stadiums at a sporting event in the UK since the pandemic began'. Jul 4, 2021 242
Risk to human health as dog food recalled due to salmonella; Experts warn that the bug -which can cause serous illness in humans -can be passed from pets to their owners. Jul 4, 2021 615
DVLA issues urgent warning to all drivers over fees; Some websites are charging a premium for DVLA online services that are cheaper or free on GOV.UK. Jul 3, 2021 510
NHS Test and trace app criticised for making too many people self isolate; Epidemiologist so there is no requirement to self-isolate unless there "really is close contact". Jul 3, 2021 678
England are bookies' favourites to win Euro2020 after £5m of bets ahead of Ukraine match; But they need to beat Ukraine first... Jul 3, 2021 361
Matt Hancock's timeline of Covid controversies; Health Secretary has found his actions scrutinised and criticised on a number of occasions. Chronology Jun 26, 2021 594
Emergency alerts will be sent to mobile phones today; Android devices may start making a loud siren-like sound. Jun 22, 2021 398
Euro 2020: More arrests as police break up Scotland fans' late night party in Leicester Square; Video shows Met officers putting an end to the jubilant scenes. Jun 19, 2021 355
Euro 2020 Wembley final under threat due to Covid rules, reports claim; UK Government is said to considering exempting 2,500 VIPS from having to quarantine. Jun 18, 2021 628
Holiday quarantine rules could be lifted for Covid vaccinated countries, claim reports; 'The change would effectively turn amber countries green for vaccinated Britons'. Jun 17, 2021 342
Scientific advice on lockdowns was wrong, says Matt Hancock; 'The clear scientific advice at the time was that there was a need to have these tools like lockdown at your disposal but also that the consequences and the costs of lockdown start immediately'. Jun 10, 2021 421
UK winner claims £111 million EuroMillions jackpot win; 'They have instantly become the ninth biggest winner in UK National Lottery history'. Jun 6, 2021 209
'Plenty of good reasons' to give Covid vaccines to children, says Matt Hancock; 'There are plenty of good reasons to do this but we will also want to be very careful and listen to the scientific advice on exactly what approach to take'. Jun 6, 2021 799
Delta Covid variant hotspot seeing 'a lot younger' people in hospital, says NHS boss; Admitted patients 'were a lot less at risk of very serious complication, less at risk of death'. Jun 5, 2021 409
Delta Covid variant hospital risk makes June 21 restriction easing 'hard to justify'; A 'big number' of people could be admitted to hospital, says epidemiologist. Jun 5, 2021 840
Rishi Sunak announces 'historic agreement' to reform global tax system; Reforms aim to ensure 'the right companies pay the right tax in the right places' says Chancellor. Jun 5, 2021 321
'Negative direction' Covid data casts doubt on June 21 end for restrictions; 'Delta variant, the Indian variant, is doubling across the country about every nine days with some variability place to place'. Jun 4, 2021 559
Most people in hospital with Covid unvaccinated as Delta variant doubles every nine days; 'It's important to say that most people being hospitalised at the moment with this variant, and with any Covid variant, are unvaccinated'. Jun 4, 2021 334
Face mask rules could continue after June 21, admits Minister; 'We're also asking people to continue to exercise caution in their daily lives". Jun 4, 2021 351
Portugal green list removal 'not a last-minute decision', says Minister; Communities Secretary explains why holiday destination has been amber-listed. Jun 4, 2021 652
Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in children; 'No extension to an authorisation would be approved unless the expected standards of safety, quality and effectiveness have been met'. Jun 4, 2021 435
Pressure on Gavin Williamson after education chief quits over 'pitiful' £3.1bn funding; 'The support announced by Government so far does not come close to meeting the scale of the challenge and is why I have no option but to resign from my post'. Jun 3, 2021 857
'Portugal being taken off green list and no countries added'; The Government is expected to confirm the news this evening. Jun 3, 2021 306
Queen to meet President Biden at Windsor Castle after G7 Summit; After meeting the Queen, President Biden is attending a Nato summit in Brussels. Jun 3, 2021 358
Use common sense over foreign travel, says Minister; 'We're very, very, very supportive of the traffic light system'. Jun 3, 2021 343
Apprentice star Ryan Mark Parsons antivaxxers 'have no right to go to pub' and are 'dead wood'; 'If they are not going to go out and get a simple jab to protect others, then they have no right to go to the pub, to go to the theatre, to go to a restaurant'. Jun 3, 2021 231
Hottest day of the year record beaten for the third day in a row; Temperature in London hits 26.6C by 11.30am. Jun 2, 2021 365
School hours being reviewed in England after £1.4bn covid catch up announced; Gavin Williamson says he is 'enthusiastic' about a longer school day. Jun 2, 2021 845
Delay lifting Covid restrictions by a few weeks, says Government adviser; New lockdowns will be needed if vaccines aren't shared with poorer nations, MPs have been told. Jun 1, 2021 1293
Reimposing lockdown would be worse than restrictions lifting delay, says adviser; 'We've still got a lot of people out there who've neither had this virus... nor yet been immunized, and that's why we're in a vulnerable position right now'. Jun 1, 2021 448
This week's game releases reviewed: King Of Seas, An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs, Capcom Arcade Stadium and Outbreak -Endless Nightmares; But Capcom Arcade Stadium is retro gaming bliss. May 30, 2021 767
Cash in the attic? Common clutter in homes could be worth thousands; A thorough search of the attic or garage could end up yielding you a pretty penny. May 30, 2021 760
No body found in Fred West cafe cellar search, say police; Police had been excavating the cellar of the Clean Plate cafe. May 27, 2021 716
NHS in England just weeks away from sharing patient medical records with third parties; Patients have less than a month to opt-out of scheme that could see their data accessed by businesses. May 27, 2021 824
Single Covid vaccine dose 'not particularly protective,' says Nervtag scientist; But 'chances of severe illness and death are markedly reduced'. May 24, 2021 448
'Life is not suddenly going to go back to normal in June', says vaccines expert; 'When we get to June, whatever happens on that date, this global pandemic will not be over. It will still be going on'. May 23, 2021 746
'Looking good' to end all covid restrictions in June, says Dr Jenny Harries; 'I think we all don't want to go back to the sort of lockdowns that we've had'. May 23, 2021 375
'Relatively unlikely' young children will need to be covid vaccinated, says expert; But it is still 'not clear' if older children will need jabs. May 23, 2021 309
Martin Bashir 'scared Diana half to death with MI5 story', claims biographer; 'She was put in a state of fear and trepidation'. May 23, 2021 523
McDonald's Monday deals pulled after arrests at Animal Rebellion protests that disrupted supply chain; Two people were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass, criminal damage and intimidating behaviour. May 23, 2021 375
Dad shares the last message his son sent before taking his own life; Mental Health Awareness Week not enough, says author of viral post. May 20, 2021 491
Matt Hancock to give nation live covid update this evening; There are growing concerns that the spread of the Indian covid variant will derail the Governments 'road map'. May 19, 2021 388
Queen's delight as new Royal baby expected in autumn; Princess Beatrice is pregnant with her first child. May 19, 2021 210
June 21 restriction lifting 'very much in the balance'; 'I think it's very much in the balance and the data collected in the next two to three weeks will determine that'. May 19, 2021 775
Ration your hugs due to Indian covid variant uncertainty, says Government adviser; Epidemiologist says we'll learn more about the new variant over 'the next week or two'. May 19, 2021 436
GMB's Adil Ray fears India covid variant could get 'out of control'; A director of public health has said that rising cases are unlikely to lead to increased deaths and hospital admissions. May 18, 2021 308
Matt Hancock issues 'clear' advice on travelling to 'amber' list countries; 'People should not travel to amber list countries for a holiday'. May 17, 2021 583
BREAKING: 37-year-olds will be offered covid vaccine from tomorrow; 'Vaccines save lives, they protect you, they protect your loved ones and they will help us all get out of this pandemic'. May 17, 2021 723
GWR and LNER agree recovery plan after cracks found on Hitachi trains cause rail disruption; Disruption to rail services had been expected to last 'for weeks'. May 13, 2021 269

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