Mixed reaction to cash-for-sex ban

A landmark ban on paying for sex in Northern Ireland has been hailed by Christian groups but denounced by prostitutes' representatives.

UK drones to gather IS intelligence

British aircraft are to fly missions over Syria to gather intelligence on the terrorist threat from Islamic State (IS), it has been announced.

Clarke warns PM over EU 'bigotry'

Veteran pro-Europe Tory Ken Clarke has issued a warning to David Cameron not to pander to "ignorance and bigotry" in an attempt to counter the ...

Scotland's 'mood of reconciliation'

An MSP has said there is a mood of reconciliation in Scotland as the country approaches Remembrance Day.

Fallen 'owed debt of understanding'

A Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) expert has said the First World War dead should be owed more appreciation.

Carpetright founder steps down

Carpetright boss Lord Harris of Peckham has called time on more than 50 years in the carpet trade by announcing he is to leave the business he ...

ASOS upbeat despite profits slide

Online retailer ASOS has posted a 14% fall in profits after a torrid year in which it was hit by a major warehouse fire and tough overseas trading.

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Review over IRA sex abuse claims

Three criminal cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman who insists the republican movement covered up her claims are to be independently ...

Blow to Osborne as deficit grows

George Osborne suffered a fresh blow today as the six-year squeeze on earnings growth was blamed for the latest official figures showing a widening ...

Delivery woes for online shoppers

One in four online shoppers has experienced a problem with a delivery in the last year, new research reveals.

Record number of exams re-graded

Record numbers of A-level and GCSE grades were changed this year, amid growing concerns among schools about marking.

Mixed reaction to cash-for-sex ban

A landmark ban on paying for sex in Northern Ireland has been hailed by Christian groups but denounced by prostitutes' representatives.

Travis suspended sentence backed

Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis's three-month suspended sentence for indecent assault was "neither wrong in principle nor unduly lenient", the Attorney ...

Clarke warns PM over EU 'bigotry'

Veteran pro-Europe Tory Ken Clarke has issued a warning to David Cameron not to pander to "ignorance and bigotry" in an attempt to counter the ...