A man has been arrested over the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese police official has said. The official said the suspect confessed he had killed Rebecca Dykes, who had been due to...
TV and box office hits, like the Star Wars franchise, flushed a record £7.7bn into the UK economy’s coffers last year, representing an 80 per cent surge from the revenue generated by the industry five years earlier. Official government data published on...
House of Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has spoken of his devastation following the sudden death of his daughter Natalie.  His 28-year-old daughter died suddenly in Essex on Thursday.  The Labour MP for Chorley, Lancashire said: “I am truly devastated by the death of our...
South Korean fighter jets were scrambled after five Chinese military planes entered the country's airspace. The Chinese aircraft entered the Korean Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) from southwest of Socotra Rock. The submerged rock is the subject of a maritime dispute between South Korea and...
When it comes to starting a business, there remains a notable disparity between the sexes. Encouragingly, that gender gap is closing – but the UK is playing catch-up with its global counterparts. Data from NatWest released this year puts Canada at the top of...
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Monday, the vote count showed, but with a reduced margin, which will be a boost for the opposition. A combined opposition led...
This could be a way to spice up boring carol singers at Christmas.  Danish musician and YouTube star Chili Klaus is a maverick who challenges people to eat some of the hottest chilis in the world and films them doing it.  He recently...
One in three gig economy workers juggle at least two jobs at the same time, according to a study by one of the world’s biggest insurance companies. Research conducted by the UK arm of insurer Zurich, found that as well as the...
An ex-Conservative cabinet minister has warned that “something is going badly wrong in our democracy” following a year in which violent threats and abuse flooded political debate. Senior backbencher Nicky Morgan pointed the finger at politicians, newspapers and commentators who do not...
Back in early June 2016, a few days before the referendum was held, I was asked by Newsnight if I would call for a second referendum if Remain narrowly won. I have had a long-standing belief that the UK’s best future...