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UK weather latest: 70 people rescued as heavy rain causes flooding and travel chaos

More than 70 people have been rescued as heavy rain caused widespread flooding and travel disruption across north-west England.

Anthony Hilton: Michel Barnier knows the real meaning of 'taking back control'


The chairman of one of our larger financial institutions said privately the other day that he had no idea what "taking back control" really meant. He thought his confusion was shared by most of the loudest advocates of Brexit in the…

London retail landlords could be sitting on goldmine thanks to Budget


The owners of some of London's High Street buildings could be sitting on a "goldmine" with scope for over 200,000 new homes, thanks to a planning policy quietly mentioned in the Budget, it has emerged.

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Living in London 'poses same risk to health as living in nuclear fallout zone'

Living in the fallout zone from a nuclear disaster would be no worse for our health than living in London, a shocking study from British safety researchers has found.

Missing Argentine submarine latest: Race to save sailors amid fears 'oxygen has run out' as search crews investigate underwater 'blast'

The hunt to find a missing Argentine submarine has entered a critical phase amid fears the crew's oxygen may have run out.


Four cups of coffee a day is perfect amount to help you live longer, study suggests

Drinking up to four cups of coffee a day is safe and could significantly lower chances of early death, a major new study has found.


James Bulger killer Jon Venables 'returned to jail over child abuse images'

One of toddler James Bulger's infamous killers has reportedly been jailed again over alleged child abuse images.


Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa promises 'jobs, jobs, jobs' in 'new democracy'

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to deliver a "new, unfolding democracy" in his first public speech since returning from exile.



Glowing Duchess of Cambridge shows off blossoming baby bump at Aston Villa football club

A grinning Duchess of Cambridge showed off her blossoming baby bump as she accompanied her husband on a visit to the Aston Villa football club.


Grenfell survivors fear 'regeneration' will price them out of the area following £28m Budget announcement

Grenfell Tower survivors fear they may be be priced out of the local area after a "regeneration" of the neighbourhood takes place as part of a £28 million cash injection announced in the Budget.

Sadiq Khan blasts Philip Hammond's UK Budget 2017 as 'most anti-London' in a generation

Sadiq Khan has blasted Philip Hammond's budget as "the most anti-London in a generation".


Budget 2017: Experts attack investment in R&D

The boost for research and development could be only half a billion pounds, an industry body has warned, despite on Wednesday the Chancellor promising £2.3 billion of R&D money, and with an extra year to reach it.

UK budget 2017: Shares in estate agents rise on stamp duty changes

The chancellor on Wednesday unveiled a bumper package of measures to try and boost housebuilding and homes sales, sending shares in estate agency firms higher.

Budget 2017: Hammond hit by borrowing wave and OBR growth gloom


Chancellor Philip Hammond fended off an extra tidal wave of borrowing on Wednesday but took a Budget-day mauling from his official watchdog after slashed growth forecasts.

Kate Middleton steps out in windy Solihull wearing another Goat coat and knee-high boots

The coat and knee-high boot combination is quickly becoming The Duchess of Cambridge's maternity wardrobe staple


Carney 'unlikely' to intervene in row over Rolet's LSE departure


The Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority are said to be highly unlikely to intervene publicly in the spat at the London Stock Exchange between chairman Donald Brydon and hedge fund antagonist Sir Chris Hohn.


Elizabeth line: Row erupts over Crossrail workers' pay as staff to ballot for strike action

Crossrail project workers are to be balloted for industrial action in a row over pay.

Wednesday, Nov 22

Ratko Mladic verdict: Army chief guilty of genocide in Srebrenica and crimes against humanity in Bosnian war

Ratko Mladic, chief of the Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian war of 1992 to 1995, has been found guilty of genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995 and crimes against humanity.

'You're a d***': Piers Morgan praised for calling out 'repulsive' dating guru Richard La Ruina who slated 'unintelligent' British women

Richard La Ruina claimed British women are less intelligent and less attractive than those in Eastern Europe

Budget 2017 UK live: Predictions and updates as Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers make or break Autumn financial statement

Chancellor Philip Hammond will today reveal how the Government will spend the 2017 Budget.

Uber concealed cyberattack that affected 57 million customers and drivers

Uber has admitted concealing a cyber-attack that affected 57 million customers and drivers in 2016.

Tuesday, Nov 21

Mother punched amid fears of Peppa Pig fans being crushed at 'shambolic' Hamley's Christmas toy parade

A middle-aged mother was rushed to hospital after being knocked to the ground in a punch-up with a woman at the Hamleys Christmas toy parade.

Hampstead fire: Dramatic video shows huge blaze tearing through north London flats

This dramatic footage shows a huge fire tearing through a block of flats in north London.

Zimbabwe latest: Robert Mugabe finally resigns as President - as it happened

Robert Mugabe has bowed to the inevitable and resigned as President of Zimbabwe.

UK's Brexit divorce bill 'to double' after crunch Cabinet summit

Cost for UK to leave the EU to rise 'to £40bn' in return for assurances on a future trade deal

Monday, Nov 20

Paul Hollywood announces split from wife Alexandra after nearly 20 years of marriage

The pair announced their separation in a joint statement on Monday

Jim Armitage: Nobody will win in the battle over Xavier Rolet's departure


So, the London Stock Exchange chairman has crumbled under pressure. Having been pushed by activist shareholders angry at his ousting of chief executive Xavier Rolet, Sir Donald Brydon is to publish a document explaining why the Frenchman…

Best Black Friday travel deals of 2017


We all know the best part of Thanksgiving is the 24 hours after...

Sunday, Nov 19

Waddesdon air crash: Three Britons and one Vietnamese man killed in mid-air collision between plane and helicopter

Three Britons and one Vietnamese national were killed in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and plane in Buckinghamshire, police said.

Robert Mugabe told by ruling party 'resign by Monday or we impeach you'

Robert Mugabe must resign as president by midday on Monday or impeachment proceedings will start, Zimbabwe's ruling party has said.

'Mr Smooth': Commuters hail 'Barry White of the DLR' for hilarious silky-voiced train announcements

A train announcer dubbed the "Barry White of London's transport network" has been delighting commuters with his silky voice and daily quips.

Saturday, Nov 18

New portrait released to celebrate The Queen and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary

The first in a new series of portraits of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have been released to mark the couple's 70th wedding anniversary.

Zimbabwe latest: Robert Mugabe 'will be officially dismissed as president on Sunday'

Robert Mugabe will be dismissed as Zimbabwe president at a meeting on Sunday morning, sources have said.

Buckinghamshire air crash: First picture of helicopter pilot Mike Green killed in mid-air crash with plane

One of the four people killed in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a small aircraft on Friday has been named as Captain Mike Green.

Donald Trump backtracks on elephant 'trophy' imports following outrage

President Donald Trump has backtracked on his decision to allow big game hunters to import slain elephants' heads as trophies.