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New data reveals 'social apartheid' at Oxbridge

Sky News / UK

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.


Fight to save seabirds trapped in plastic

Sky News

Conservationists have mounted a rescue mission to save dozens of seabirds trapped in plastic and Sky News was given exclusive access to the operation.

Smartphone 'loyalty penalty' of over £1 a day

Sky News / Business

Mobile phone firms are denying they hide charges of more than £1 per day for handsets after fixed-term contracts expire.


John Kelly: Obama didn't call when my son died

Sky News

White House chief of staff John Kelly has defended Donald Trump's handling of families of US military heroes who died in action.

PM urges Brexit deal 'we can defend' to public

Sky News

Theresa May has warned EU leaders of her political difficulties in the UK and urged them to help deliver a deal she can defend domestically.

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Tourist killed at famous Florence basilica


A Spanish tourist has been killed after he was hit by falling masonry as he visited a church in Florence.

Tarantino knew Weinstein mistreated women

Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has admitted he had known of incidents of Harvey Weinstein mistreating women before the scandal broke earlier this month.


Concern for 'welfare' of missing boys

Sky News

Concerns for the "long-term welfare" of two boys have been raised after they and their father went missing.

Bush speaks out against Trump 'bigotry'

Sky News / US News

Former president George W Bush has launched a thinly veiled but hard-hitting attack on Donald Trump's administration.


PM's deputy condemns abuse - but aims at top Tories


Damian Green has condemned abuse against politicians, in a speech in which he also cruelly mocked many of his senior colleagues.

#ExposeYourPig: French women name harassers online

Sky News / US News

French women have been shaming sexual predators online, replacing the #MeToo campaign with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc – or “expose your pig”.

Ex-MI6 chief suggests Brexit may not happen

Sky News / UK

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.

'Sherlock' conman makes elementary mistake

Sky News

A conman who stole thousands of pounds while using a name from the Sherlock Holmes stories has been jailed for five years.


Gamer, 22, faces jail over terror charges

Sky News / UK

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.

Fly-tipping tops one million incidents per year

Sky News / 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.

Councillor quits to end Grenfell 'distraction'

Sky News / UK

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.


Islamic State is gone - but Raqqa lies in ruins

Sky News

Islamic State's brutal reign of terror in Raqqa may be at an end, but as the liberation of the Syrian city is celebrated in the streets the shadow of the group remains.

Brexit could allow us to stay - illegal migrants

Sky News / UK

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.

Toddler probably 'thrown against hard floor'

Sky News

An 18-month-old girl was probably "thrown against a hard floor" and "shaken violently" before she died, a court has been told.


EU leaders play down Brexit talks progress

Sky News

EU leaders have welcomed Theresa May's latest offer to free up Brexit negotiations but talked down chances of them moving on to the crucial trade stage.


Tory anger at Govt 'tyranny' over benefits vote

Sky News / Politics

Angry backbench Tory MPs have accused the Government of "tyranny" after being forced to skip a parliamentary vote on flagship welfare reforms.

What invoking article 155 means for Catalonia

Sky News / World

There came a point this week when the move to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy became inevitable.


BFI withdraws Harvey Weinstein's fellowship

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.

Stone smashes car after falling off Parliament

Sky News / US News

An urgent investigation is underway after a large chunk of stone fell off one of the Parliament buildings and smashed into a car below.

Tinder brings out 'basic mating instincts'

Sky News / Technology

The way both sexes find partners on dating app Tinder conforms to classical evolutionary psychology, a study has found.


Goldman boss signals Brexit shift to Frankfurt

Sky News / Business

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.

NI boss Michael O'Neill admits drink-driving

Sky News / UK

Michael O'Neill, the Northern Ireland football manager, has been banned from driving for 16 months and fined £1,300 after pleading guilty to drink-driving.


Maltese PM 'never complained' about murdered journalist

Sky News

The Maltese Prime Minister has said he "never complained" about being "under scrutiny" from a journalist who was killed in a car bomb attack.

Call to extend Scottish smacking ban to England

Sky News / US News

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.


Fowl play: Turkeys attack police in US town


A gang of marauding turkeys has been causing chaos in a small town in Massachusetts, harassing residents and police.