Plea to confront aid corruption

The Government is failing to tackle corruption levels in international aid programmes it is funding, an independent watchdog has found.

Government accused amid fire strike

The Government has been accused of showing "contempt" for public sector workers as firefighters prepare to stage a four-day strike in a bitter row ...

Votes counted in PCC by-election

The new police and crime commissioner (PCC) for South Yorkshire will be announced today, with Ukip hoping it will secure the post, following up its ...

Minister's 'chunky money' for roads

The Government will use the Autumn Statement to set out plans for major road improvement projects, Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has ...

Halloween costumes 'damaging'

Halloween's ghoulish festivities have turned into a "dangerous" culture that brands the mentally ill as "psychos or schizos or freaks", a Government ...

RBS surges amid FTSE 100 rally

Royal Bank of Scotland and the owner of British Airways were at the forefront of a stock market rally today after impressing with quarterly results.

Indian summer hits Superdry profits

Britain's Indian summer took its toll on another major retailer today when the owner of the Superdry brand revealed profits will be lower than ...

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Proposals to repay £2bn WWI debt

Steps to repay the UK's £2 billion in outstanding First World War debt have been unveiled with plans to redeem bonds dating back to the 18th ...

Plea to confront aid corruption

The Government is failing to tackle corruption levels in international aid programmes it is funding, an independent watchdog has found.

Puppy farm killer to be sentenced

An elderly dog breeder will be sentenced today for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm.

Lidl matches Waitrose in taste test

Discount store Lidl has done as well as posh nosh specialist Waitrose in a mass blind-tasting of indulgent Christmas foods.

Praising pupils 'can be harmful'

It is often said that a little encouragement goes a long way, but a new study suggests that lavishing praise on pupils is unlikely to help them ...

Firms 'must reveal drink calories'

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health ...

Votes counted in PCC by-election

The new police and crime commissioner (PCC) for South Yorkshire will be announced today, with Ukip hoping it will secure the post, following up its ...