Apple earnings help boost US stocks

US stocks have finished slightly higher, led by the technology sector after Apple reported a big earnings gain.

Shops expecting sales to improve

Retailers are expecting the pace of the high street's recovery to step up a gear in the wake of a significant improvement in trading during April.

UK

Father charged with killing baby

A father has been charged with killing his nine-week-old daughter.

'Self-cleaning' car put to the test

Relief for those reluctant to clean their cars could soon be on the way.

London's Gherkin in a pickle

Famous London skyscraper the Gherkin has been placed into receivership in a move aimed at removing uncertainty over its ownership.

Museums compete for top award

The new venue displaying the preserved remains of Henry VIII's sunken flagship the Mary Rose will compete with arts institutions such as the Hayward ...

Python farewell show on big screen

Cult comedy troupe Monty Python are heading back to cinemas after striking a deal to show their final ever gig on the big screen.

Shareholders question bonus stance

Barclays was given a bloody nose by shareholders today as one in three failed to back its controversial decision to increase its bonus pool despite ...

Debate 'quite encouraging' - Welby

The Archbishop of Canterbury has conceded that Britain is "certainly not" a Christian country in terms of the number of regular churchgoers, but its ...