Cameron hails recovery ‘milestone’

David Cameron hailed a "major milestone" in the recovery today as official figures showed Britain had finally emerged from its worst post-war downturn. Gross domestic...

Rowsell: Glasgow Games spurred me

Joanna Rowsell added Commonwealth Games gold to a collection that already includes Olympic and world titles after a barnstorming performance in the individual pursuit. The...

US pulling out its Cold War-era plans over Ukraine conflict, top...

The United States military’s top commander said during a security summit this week that the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine has prompted the Pentagon...

68 percent of Britons ‘tricked’ by small print financial fees –...

More than half of Britons say they have been hit with extra fees on their credit cards, bank accounts mortgage or insurance in the...

Israel strike hits UN school compound killed whole family

Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who...

Pope meets death sentence woman

Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing...

Youth Contract ‘to be ended early’

The Government's flagship scheme to get young people back into work is being wound up a month early after failing to help more than...

Mental health services ‘lottery’

Mental health patients are facing an "alarming" postcode lottery in services, Labour has warned. The Opposition made the comments after new figures revealed wide regional...

Social media users ‘feel jealous’

Nearly two thirds of social media users say that sites like Facebook and Twitter make them feel inadequate about their own lives and achievements. According...

Medals hopes on second day of Games

Competing nations will be hoping to boost their hauls of medals today as the second day of the Commonwealth Games gets under way. By the...

‘Revolutionary’ new cancer therapy

Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an "innovative" new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of...

MPs urge more power for registrars

Registrars should be given the power to refuse to conduct marriages they believe are "bogus", MPs said in a warning that more needed to...

US Intelligence: Russia Didn’t Do It

Paul Craig Roberts : After days of placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted US intelligence...

Change of UK Ambassador to Zimbabwe

Ms Catriona Laing CB has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe in succession to Ms Deborah Bronnert, who will be...

Adele’s Son Wins Damages For Paparazzi Photos

Singer Adele's son Angelo Adkins is to get a five-figure sum in damages at the High Court over paparazzi photos. The case was brought against...

US ban on flights to Israel lifted

The US Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for...

Gaza battles rage amid truce push

Prospects for a quick end to the fighting in Gaza were slim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles and the death toll rose to...

Degree costs set to rise to £26,000

Students heading off to university next year can expect to pay more than £26,000 for a three-year degree, as the cost of higher education...

A&E patients ‘will wait longer’

Patients should expect "inevitable" greater waits in A&E departments, two health charities have warned. The Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation said that there is...

Glasgow welcomes world to its Games

Glasgow gave the world a warm, Scottish welcome at a Commonwealth Games ceremony full of humour, music and featuring a major fundraising appeal. The spectacle...