IS fight 'set for Syria eventually'

Cabinet ministers unanimously believe that it will eventually be necessary to take on the Islamic State terror group in its Syrian strongholds as ...

Osborne defends austerity measures

The Chancellor has defended his austerity measures, saying they are necessary to avoid another economic crash which would make the lives of poorer ...

We'll protect NHS spending, vows PM

Spending on the NHS will be protected for a further five years if Conservatives win next May's general election, Prime Minister David Cameron will ...

Lamont defends Better Together move

Labour's decision to campaign jointly with the Conservatives in the independence debate was "the right thing to do", Johann Lamont has insisted.

Brown call on more powers petition

Gordon Brown has called for 100,000 Scots to sign a petition demanding that Westminster keeps its vow on further powers for the Scottish Parliament.

Employers highlight skills gap

Only a third of employers believe academic qualifications prepare youngsters for the world of work, according to a new report.

Wolseley posts sluggish UK sales

Plumb Center and Pipe Center owner Wolseley reported flat UK annual sales today as its key housing repair market remained sluggish.

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Firefighters tackle city blaze

Firefighters are battling a large blaze at a well-known building in Leeds.

DJ Neil Fox bailed over sex claims

DJ Neil Fox has been bailed after he was arrested over alleged sex offences against two women.

Tax disc removed from windscreens

The paper car tax disc becomes obsolete today after being a feature on car windscreens since 1921.

Body found in missing Alice search

A body has been found by police searching for missing teenager Alice Gross, Scotland Yard has said.

EastEnders plans killer live show

Lucy Beale's killer will be revealed live on air during a special week of EastEnders episodes to mark the soap's 30th anniversary.

Spandau Ballet reunite for premiere

Chart-topping '80s band Spandau Ballet reunited on stage for the first time in five years as the band performed at the premiere of a film documenting ...

Sainsbury's facing new sales blow

New Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe is expected to report the supermarket chain's third successive quarter of declining sales when he delivers his first ...