Shops enjoy 'Panic Saturday' boost

20 December 2014 9.01pm.

Shopping centres around Scotland enjoyed a brisk day's trade as people flocked to the stores for Christmas bargains on "Panic Saturday".

Farage's approval rating slips

Nigel Farage's approval rating and the popularity of his party have both slipped according to a poll which gave Labour a seven-point lead over the ...

Plan to send foreign graduates home

Foreign students could face being sent back to their home countries after their courses finish under hardline plans reportedly being considered by ...

Child abuse panel faces axe threat

The troubled child abuse inquiry panel could be disbanded in order for a new, more powerful, body to take over, Theresa May has indicated.

Festive drivers 'drugalyse' threat

A new roadside test could be used by police as part of a Christmas and New Year crackdown on drug driving, a home officer minister has indicated.

Fury over club's move to sign Evans

Hartlepool United Football Club is at the centre of a new row over convicted rapist Ched Evans after its manager announced he would like to sign the ...

Hotel booking site gives assurance

One of the world's biggest hotel booking websites has insisted its customers' details are safe after a whistle-blower revealed how he helped ...

US stocks edge higher after rally

US stocks have edged higher as the market comes off a massive two-day rally.

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GP hours 'failing younger adults'

GP surgeries must keep up with "21st-century lifestyles", a charity has warned, after a survey found young adults head straight to accident and ...

Farage's approval rating slips

Nigel Farage's approval rating and the popularity of his party have both slipped according to a poll which gave Labour a seven-point lead over the ...

Child abuse panel faces axe threat

The troubled child abuse inquiry panel could be disbanded in order for a new, more powerful, body to take over, Theresa May has indicated.

Service held for Lockerbie victims

The 270 people who lost their lives in the Lockerbie bombing exactly 26 years ago will be remembered at a memorial service in the United States ...

X Factor winner hopes for top slot

X Factor winner Ben Haenow said he would love to finish off a "crazy year" by landing the Christmas number one single today.

Welby quizzed on same-sex marriage

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge the split within the Anglican church over the issue of same-sex marriage.

Ambulance times could be lengthened

Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously-ill patients could be lengthened, according to a leaked report.