Britain's elite universities represent a "social apartheid" as new figures reveal a privileged background is "still the key" to earning a place at Oxford or Cambridge, a former Labour minister has claimed.
Brexit may mean instability for businesses and EU citizens living here but an unlikely group of people are eagerly awaiting Britain's divorce from Europe.
Conservationists have mounted a rescue mission to save dozens of seabirds trapped in plastic and Sky News was given exclusive access to the operation.
Mobile phone firms are denying they hide charges of more than £1 per day for handsets after fixed-term contracts expire.
Concerns for the "long-term welfare" of two boys have been raised after they and their father went missing.
The UK's former spy chief has suggested Britain might not actually quit the EU - and warned greater spending on diplomacy, defence and intelligence will be needed if Brexit does go ahead.
A warehouse worker is facing jail after he told an undercover police officer he was prepared to blow himself up at “good targets” in the UK.
Theresa May is facing new pressure to order town halls to empty household bins weekly after Government figures revealed fly-tipping incidents topped a million last year.
The man in charge of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council when the Grenfell Tower fire broke out has said he will stand down as a councillor at next year's local elections.
The British Film Institute (BFI) has withdrawn Harvey Weinstein's BFI Fellowship, due to what it calls the "serious and widespread allegations" about his "appalling" conduct.
The way both sexes find partners on dating app Tinder conforms to classical evolutionary psychology, a study has found.
There is further evidence of growing frustration with the pace of Brexit talks in a tweet by one of the most powerful bankers in the United States.
Campaigners say it is time to introduce a ban on smacking in the rest of the UK after the Scottish government said it is prohibiting physical punishment.
Storm Brian will hit the UK on Saturday, bringing gale force winds and rain to the south of the country.
Violent crime has soared in England and Wales in the last year, pushing the number of crimes recorded by police past five million.
Jeremy Corbyn has declined to say that he would honour the terms of a Brexit deal struck by Theresa May, if he succeeded her at Number 10.
Ed Sheeran has told Sky News he believes sexual abuse and harassment is "definitely happening" in the music industry, as well as in Hollywood.
Former US president Bill Clinton has met Theresa May in Downing Street for talks on the political crisis in Northern Ireland.
One of the female football players who gave evidence to MPs about an FA race row says she does not think its bosses are sorry enough.
Low pay is "endemic" in the UK with few workers managing to progress into better paid jobs, according to a new study.
British banks HSBC and Standard Chartered may have been used as conduits for money-laundering in South Africa, a former Cabinet minister has suggested.
Former England football captain Terry Butcher has said he is "devastated" after the death of his son Chris, aged 35.
There has been a big rise in reports of girls self-harming - with experts suggesting digitial media may be to blame.
The Football Association apologised to two England women's players over remarks by their ex-manager - just minutes before top bosses faced accusations of blackmail-like behaviour over a race row.
Police are hunting a potential serial child sex attacker suspected of targeting victims as young as 11.
All call charges for people ringing the Universal Credit helpline will be scrapped from next month, the government has announced.
A mental health crisis caused by super-strength cannabis is being exacerbated by Government policy putting criminalisation ahead of young people's wellbeing, a new report claims.
Sainsbury's has unveiled plans to cut up to 2,000 UK jobs as part of its programme to save hundreds of millions of pounds in costs.
A political decision to reverse Brexit would have a "significant" positive impact on the UK economy, according to a leading global think-tank.
More than three million families would be hit by price rises of more than £500 a year if Brexit happens without the UK reaching a deal with the EU, a study claims.
There were fewer people prosecuted for committing hate crimes last year despite a sharp rise in reported incidents following the EU referendum.
Mercedes-Benz has announced a recall of 400,000 cars in the UK over fears airbags could deploy in error.
Comedian Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51, a representative has confirmed.
A gifted young scientist has admitted cajoling children and adults into online sex abuse and blackmailing them into performing even more degrading acts.
Parts of England have experienced an unusual side effect from Storm Ophelia: a blood red sun.
Storm Ophelia is set to bring "potentially deadly" gusts of up to 80mph from the Atlantic to Ireland and parts of the UK.
Vauxhall has announced plans to cut 400 jobs at its factory in Ellesmere Port by the end of the year - nearly a quarter of the workforce.
The Great Storm of 1987 violently tore through the UK, and exactly 30 years on, the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are on the way.
Medical staff in England will be able to quiz patients on their sexual orientation, under new Government plans.