Firefighters escalate strike action

Strikes by firefighters are to be escalated after hopes of a breakthrough in a long running dispute over pensions collapsed.

'Help people build their own homes'

Making it easier for people to get land and build their own home would help ease the housing crisis facing Britain, a Conservative MP has told the ...

Home parties 'kingmakers at polls'

Welsh nationalist leader Leanne Wood insists her party, the SNP and the Greens could be kingmakers at the next general election.

Banana split as Fyffes merger fails

A deal to create the world's largest banana company has collapsed after shareholders of US firm Chiquita rejected a merger with Fyffes.

TSB hails current account boost

TSB hailed an above-target performance in the current account market today but said it was being held back by the low level of switching among UK ...

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Smart drugs worth £200,000 seized

Smart drugs worth £200,000 have been found in the largest seizure of the substances in the UK, officials said.

Universities 'face cash problems'

England's universities are set to face significant financial challenges over the next three years, according to a report.

Men jailed over attack on blind man

CCTV footage of a registered blind man being pushed onto the tracks during a violent assault at a train station has been released by British ...

Brother swindled out of inheritance

A husband who swindled his brother out of a share of a £1.5 million inheritance after his parents died has been jailed for four years and four ...

Jade killer dogs 'were friendly'

A woman whose dogs savaged to death a teenager described them as "friendly, timid and loving" - while a vet described one as being among the most ...

Mother gets more time in care fight

A woman has won the latest round of a fight to care for her 15-month-old daughter after a family court judge said she had not been given time to ...

First woman bishop likely next year

The first female Church of England bishop is likely to be appointed in 2015, a senior official has said.