News: UK News

Ken Clarke calls Boris Johnson "nicer version of Donald Trump"

Monday  16:40,   30 may 2016
MSN

Tory grandee Ken Clarke has hit out at the former Mayor of London and Brexit supporter, Boris Johnson, calling him a "nicer version of Donald Trump" and accusing him of turning the Leave campaign into a leadership bid. The comments made on [...]

Sister's Bid To Find Missing Explorer Brother

Monday  10:05,   30 may 2016
Sky News

The sister of a missing British explorer believes he is alive and living in Kenya. Christian 'Chris' Velten, a zoologist from East Sussex, went missing 13 years ago.He was on a journey across Western Africa in 2003, following in the footsteps of a[...]

Birds Killed In Gun Attack At Village Pond

Sunday  12:10,   29 may 2016
Sky News

Most of the birds at a village pond have been shot dead in an attack condemned by police as "disgusting".An air rifle was used to carry out the slaughter of wildlife in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, between Monday evening and Tuesday[...]

Self-Styled Kingpin Jailed For Pensioner Scam

Sunday  10:25,   29 may 2016
Sky News

A fraudster who billed himself as "da real don" - but in fact made his money from a phone scam targeting elderly people - has been jailed for three years. Jahangir Khan boasted in rap lyrics about his lavish criminal lifestyle but failed[...]

Serial Killer Loses Human Rights Court Battle

Friday  09:05,   27 may 2016
Sky News

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy has lost her bid for damages for human rights violations after being put in solitary confinement in prison. The High Court rejected her claim which was brought after she was placed in isolation at HMP Bronzefield near[...]

Riders Rescued From 45ft Up On Rollercoaster

Thursday  21:16,   26 may 2016
Sky News

Fourteen people have been rescued from high above Paulton's Park in Hampshire after the brand new rollercoaster they were riding broke down. The visitors were on the sit-down Velociraptor ride at Paultons Park in Hampshire when it stopped[...]

Brexit would put pensions at risk, David Cameron tells older voters

Thursday  17:50,   26 may 2016
Press Association

Workers should brace themselves for a less comfortable retirement if Britain leaves the EU, David Cameron said as the fight for the support of older voters intensified. A new poll of 8,650 over-50s found the referendum campaign had so far had little [...]

Net migration to UK hit 333,000 in 2015, second highest on record

Thursday  12:50,   26 may 2016
Press Association

Net migration to Britain has increased to the second highest level on record, official figures reveal. The figure - the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving - was estimated at 333,000 for the year ending December 2015.This[...]

Woman aiming to use dead daughter's eggs to have child 'would fulfil dying wish'

Thursday  05:10,   26 may 2016
Press Association

A woman who wants to use her daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has appealed to leading judges to allow her to carry out the dying wishes of her "much-loved and only child".The 60-year-old, whose daughter died[...]

Guide dog owners seek tougher penalties for cab refusals

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

Guide dog owners are calling for stronger penalties for cab drivers who refuse to carry them. The charity Guide Dogs claims owners are being let down because the penalties issued to taxi and minicab drivers who flout the law and refuse to take[...]

One in 10 tormented by 60 nuisance calls a month, research reveals

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

Nuisance calls make up 40% of phone calls, a new report has found. One in 10 people that were part of research by consumer affairs organisation Which? and call-blocking firm TrueCall received more than 60 nuisance calls a month over a three-year[...]

Men 'lagging behind women over charitable behaviour'

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

Men are lagging behind women when it comes to supporting good causes, according to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Three in five women (60%) got involved in some form of charitable behaviour in a typical month in 2015, compared with 52% of men, [...]

Bus drivers to stage one-day strike in dispute over pay and conditions

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

Hundreds of bus drivers are to stage a one-day strike in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions agreements. Members of Unite working for First Manchester Ltd will walk out today, claiming "serious breaches" of long-standing industrial[...]

NHS facing £10 billion black hole by 2020 says new report

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

<p>Analysis by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa) suggests the NHS will exceed its budget by £10 billion a year in four years' time as it struggles to make £22 billion in planned efficiency[...]

Ellie Butler murder accused father's 'bark worse than his bite'

Wednesday  18:00,   25 may 2016
Press Association

The man accused of killing six-year-old Ellie Butler in a violent rage was all bark and no bite, his partner has told jurors. Graphic designer Jennie Gray, 36, insisted she and Ben Butler were not living in a "house of horrors" at the time of their[...]