Latest News Headlines UK

BBC

Brexit: Change UK could form partnership with Lib Dems, Heidi Allen says

Change UK leader Heidi Allen has suggested the party could form a partnership with the Liberal Democrats.

Ms Allen said she would like to form a "collective... with like-minded colleagues", although not necessarily a single, centrist group.

Change UK's Chuka Umunna said the two ...

today 19:29 open_in_new
Jesus College Cambridge appoints its first female black master

The first black woman has been appointed to lead an Oxbridge college.

Sonita Alleyne, 51, who has been elected as the next master of Jesus College, Cambridge, will also be its first female appointee and will take up the role from October.

Businesswoman and entrepreneur Ms Alleyne ...

today 18:26 open_in_new
Two men arrested over Castlemilk street death

Police investigating the death of Daniel McGuigan in the Castlemilk area of Glasgow have arrested two men, aged 34 and 37.

Mr McGuigan, 35, was pronounced dead after a confrontation in Stravanan Street at about 10:50 on Friday.

Officers had responded to reports of the man being ...

today 15:17 open_in_new
Radio 1 Big Weekend: Little Mix, Miley Cyrus and Stormzy perform

Little Mix, Miley Cyrus, Mumford and Sons, Stormzy and Lewis Capaldi are just some of the stars who put on a show for the crowd at Radio 1's Big Weekend.

The artists used fireworks and booming speakers to bring the party to Stewart Park in Middlesbrough on Friday, Saturday and ...

today 15:17 open_in_new
Celtic parade halted over safety fears

A parade to celebrate Celtic's treble Treble victory had to be halted due to safety fears, police have said.

Thousands of supporters spilled onto the roads as an open-top bus carried players from Hampden Park after the Scottish Cup final.

The parade made its way to the east end of ...

today 15:17 open_in_new
Cannes: Briton dies following yacht collision

A 29-year-old Briton died following a collision between two yachts in Cannes, in France on Saturday.

The region's maritime prefecture said the vessels, Vision and Minx, collided at around 21:00 local time (20:00 BST).

According to the statement, the man was a Minx crew member and ...

today 14:14 open_in_new
Spitfire in near-miss with light aircraft after stunt

A Spitfire almost crashed into a light aircraft after doing a mid-air stunt near a London airport, a report has revealed.

The near miss happened near Biggin Hill Airport on 29 September last year, the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) report said.

The pilot of the Piper PA-28 said he narrowly ...

today 13:11 open_in_new
Bug hunt: Volunteers needed to spot insect's 'spittle'

Ever seen a blob of foam on a plant and wondered how it got there?

The frothy spittle, sometimes called cuckoo spit, is actually a telltale sign that an insect known as the spittlebug is feeding on a plant.

Scientists are calling for thousands of volunteers to help record sightings ...

today 11:05 open_in_new
Sheffield 'incident': Two charged after children 'rescued'

A man and a woman have been charged after two children died in an "incident" at a house in Sheffield.

Two boys, aged 13 and 14, died, and four children were "rescued" from the property in Shiregreen at 07:30 BST on Friday.

The children cannot be identified for legal reasons.

It ...

today 11:05 open_in_new
Jodie Chesney death: Fourth suspect charged with murder

A fourth person has been charged with murdering a 17-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in a park.

Jodie Chesney was attacked while playing music in a park with friends in Harold Hill in Romford, east London, on 1 March.

Police said the 17-year-old boy was also charged with ...

today 11:05 open_in_new
Can Sir Philip Green save his retail empire?

High Street retail chain Arcadia claims to be in serious trouble, facing what it calls "significant liquidity issues".

The answer, it believes, is a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), a series of proposals to its creditors which is due to be issued on Wednesday.

But critics say it ...

today 08:59 open_in_new
We Are FSTVL: People 'collapse' after hours of queues at the gates

Some festival-goers "collapsed" after long queues led to crowds pushing through security gates at a London festival.

Videos and photos on social media appear to show a rush through the gates and a huge queue of people trying to get into We Are FSTVL.

Some ticketholders told Radio 1 ...

today 07:56 open_in_new
'Why I have lived off-grid since 1942'

Margaret Gallagher has lived off-grid for almost 80 years.

When she was was born - near the Irish border in County Fermanagh in 1942 - it was not unusual for families to live without electricity and running water.

Margaret's neighbours only began to update their homes in the late ...

today 06:53 open_in_new
Cladding tests 'almost certain to fail', experts say

Fire safety experts have warned that 1,700 buildings in England are likely to fail a new round of tests into cladding and building materials.

Hospitals, schools, nursing homes and tower blocks are among buildings which could be "at risk", BBC 5 Live Investigates has learned.

The ...

today 06:53 open_in_new
Craters of the moon, now viewable from Instagram and Reddit
Amateur space photographer Andrew McCarthy, or 'space nerd' as he calls himself on his Instagram account, has a passion for astronomy, thanks to his dad introducing him to the moon through his telescope when he was a child. ...
today 04:47 open_in_new
Tory leadership: Gove will be eighth candidate to enter race

Michael Gove is due to enter the race for Tory leader, challenging his former Vote Leave ally Boris Johnson.

It means the two figureheads of the official Leave campaign will battle for the right to steer the Brexit process to a conclusion.

They previously clashed during the 2016 ...

today 04:47 open_in_new
The violent terms people are searching for online

"Social media has a substantial role in facilitating gang activity."

That was the claim in the Home Office's serious violence strategy, published in April 2018.

The document says threats of violence, gang recruitment and drug dealing are glamorised and promoted, particularly in ...

today 02:41 open_in_new
Why my 93-year-old gran is learning to fly

Mollie Macartney's passion for planes began during her wartime service. Now she's taking to the skies herself - and passing on her appetite for adventure to her 12-year-old granddaughter.

On a bright but slightly cloudy day, 93-year-old Mollie is standing on an airfield near London, ...

today 02:41 open_in_new
NHS bans sale of energy drinks to under-16s in Scottish hospitals

The NHS has banned the sale of high-energy drinks to children in Scottish hospitals.

Shops within hospitals will not be permitted to sell the stimulating drinks to anyone under the age of 16.

The ban applies to drinks with an added caffeine content of more than 150mg per litre in an ...

today 02:41 open_in_new
Storm Hannah uncovers Borth 'sunken' underwater forest

A prehistoric forest which was buried under water and sand more than 4,500 years ago has been uncovered by Storm Hannah.

The petrified trees lie between Ynyslas and Borth in Ceredigion county.

The forest has become associated with a 17th Century myth of a sunken civilization known as ...

today 22:29 open_in_new
Tory leadership: Dominic Raab enters race

Dominic Raab has become the latest Conservative MP to say he will run for Tory leadership.

The former Brexit secretary is the sixth Tory to enter the race after Theresa May said she would resign as party leader on 7 June.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Mr Raab said he would prefer ...

yesterday 21:26 open_in_new