Airbus unveils £100m R&D investment

Plane manufacturer Airbus is to invest £100 million in research and development following a funding deal with the UK and Welsh Governments.

Osborne set to miss deficit target

Britain's beleaguered public finances caused George Osborne a fresh headache today as new figures left him on course to miss his deficit reduction ...

MP criticises zero-hours contracts

Workers should not be left on zero-hours contracts and face ever greater job insecurity, a Labour MP told the Commons today.

Brown in call to top up benefits

The Scottish Parliament should be allowed to use its funds to top up some benefits payments to tackle poverty and injustice, former prime minister ...

Sturgeon's 'team of talents'

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced her "team of talents", comprising nine cabinet secretaries. They are:

Shares surge as FTSE 100 recovers

Hopes that a fresh barrage of central bank stimulus will boost global economic prospects helped shares surge today as the FTSE 100 Index bounced ...

24 Ulster Bank branches to close

Twenty-four Ulster Bank branches across Ireland are to close early next year as consumer champions warned large areas risked becoming "financially ...

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Evans U-turn hailed by opponents

Sheffield United's decision to retract an offer allowing former player and convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with the club has been welcomed by ...

Pub bombings victims remembered

Relatives of the victims of one of the worst peacetime terrorist attacks on the British mainland are gathering to remember the 40th anniversary of ...

Better cancer fertility care urged

Only one in 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer are being offered the chance to have fertility treatment, despite the disease leaving them ...

Bed-blockers given a week to leave

A hospital is to tell overstaying patients fit enough to go home they will have seven days to leave or face possible legal action, amid fears of ...

Terror threat 'blind spots' warning

British intelligence agencies have "more blind spots" when monitoring potential terrorist threats than five years ago, the country's top anti-terror ...

Inquest into woman's hostel death

An inquest will open today into the death of a young woman who, it has been claimed, was killed in an act of cannibalism at a homeless hostel.

Catatonia's Cerys to collect MBE

Welsh singer and radio presenter Cerys Matthews will be awarded an MBE today for services to music.