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.
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.
White House chief of staff John Kelly has defended Donald Trump's handling of families of US military heroes who died in action.
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.
A Spanish tourist has been killed after he was hit by falling masonry as he visited a church in Florence.
Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has admitted he had known of incidents of Harvey Weinstein mistreating women before the scandal broke earlier this month.
Concerns for the "long-term welfare" of two boys have been raised after they and their father went missing.
Former president George W Bush has launched a thinly veiled but hard-hitting attack on Donald Trump's administration.
Damian Green has condemned abuse against politicians, in a speech in which he also cruelly mocked many of his senior colleagues.
French women have been shaming sexual predators online, replacing the #MeToo campaign with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc – or “expose your pig”.
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 conman who stole thousands of pounds while using a name from the Sherlock Holmes stories has been jailed for five years.
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.
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 may mean instability for businesses and EU citizens living here but an unlikely group of people are eagerly awaiting Britain's divorce from Europe.
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 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.
Angry backbench Tory MPs have accused the Government of "tyranny" after being forced to skip a parliamentary vote on flagship welfare reforms.
There came a point this week when the move to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy became inevitable.
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.
An urgent investigation is underway after a large chunk of stone fell off one of the Parliament buildings and smashed into a car below.
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.
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.
The Maltese Prime Minister has said he "never complained" about being "under scrutiny" from a journalist who was killed in a car bomb attack.
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.
A gang of marauding turkeys has been causing chaos in a small town in Massachusetts, harassing residents and police.