Murphy backs stadium drinking trial

"Working-class" football fans should be allowed to drink in the stadium before the match, according to Scottish Labour's new leader.

Hartlepool rule out signing rapist

Convicted rapist Ched Evans will not be signed by bottom of the Football League Hartlepool United, the club has said.

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.

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.

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.

UK

Queen attends Sandringham service

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended church without the rest of the royal family as they began their Christmas preparations.

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 ...

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.

11.5m tune in for Strictly finale

More than 11 million people watched Caroline Flack as she was crowned c hampion of this year's Strictly Come Dancing - but this was a million fewer ...

Sir Elton marries David Furnish

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have officially got married - exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.

Apprentice finalists in last pitch

The two remaining Apprentice candidates will go head to head to launch their business ideas in the final of the hit BBC show this evening.

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 ...