Brokenshire returns to lead powersharing negotiations at Stormont

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has returned from Westminster to lead discussions at Stormont.

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Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies following short illness

Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington bear, died at home aged 91 on Tuesday following a short illness, his publisher HarperCollins said in a statement.

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Paolo Nutini cleared of drink-driving charge

Singer Paolo Nutini has been cleared of drink-driving in his home town earlier this year.

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Failure to reach powersharing deal would have serious implications – Brokenshire

Failure to strike a powersharing deal in Northern Ireland would have “profound and serious” implications, the British Government has warned.

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International cyber attack due to ‘updated version of known virus’

Companies and governments are being targeted by an updated version of a known virus, Europol said.

Prime Minister?s Questions

Here’s what you need to know about the Government voting against Labour’s Queen’s Speech amendment

MPs have rejected Labour’s amendment to the Queen’s Speech on day five of the debate, but what does that mean?

Incident at London Bridge

Policeman blinded in one eye by London Bridge attackers fought off all three

A police officer has told how he fought off all three London Bridge attackers with just his baton after being blinded in one eye as they swiped at him with their knives.

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Ex-Court of Appeal judge to lead Grenfell Tower inquiry

Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been appointed to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster, sources have confirmed.

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FTSE 100 falls further into red as pound soars after Carney hints at rate rise

London’s premier index sunk deeper into the red while the pound soared after Bank of England governor Mark Carney hinted at a potential interest rate hike.

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Government defeats Labour amendment to Queen’s Speech

Theresa May’s minority Government has survived its first test of the new Parliament by defeating a Labour amendment to the Queen’s Speech.

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Families applaud as six face prosecution over Hillsborough disaster

Families of 96 Hillsborough victims broke into applause as they were told match commander David Duckenfield and five others are to face criminal charges nearly 30 years on from the death of their loved ones.

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Four arrested over computer software service fraud

Four arrests have been made as part of an investigation into computer software service fraud, thought to cost hundreds of millions of pounds worldwide.

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Co-op Bank’s £700m rescue deal to end relationship with wider group

The Co-operative Bank has secured a £700 million rescue deal with its hedge fund investors in a move that will spell the end of its historic relationship with the Co-operative Group.

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William, Kate and Harry to attend re-dedication service at Diana’s grave

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to attend a private service to re-dedicate the grave of Diana, Princess of Wales at her family home Althorp House.

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Government branded ‘shambles’ over public sector pay cap confusion

Labour has accused the Government of a “shambles” over public sector pay, amid confusion over the future of the 1% cap on annual rises.

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Rail delays costing travellers millions of hours a year

Rail passengers suffer 54 million hours of delays a year because of problems such as signal and train failures, research shows.

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Vote on Queen’s Speech amendment represents test of May’s control of Commons

The vote on Labour’s amendment to the Queen’s Speech represents the first test of Theresa May’s control of the House of Commons since the General Election.

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Tesco axes 1,200 jobs at head office

Tesco is to axe 1,200 jobs at its head office as part of a major cost-cutting drive at Britain’s biggest retailer.

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Mascot Bradley Lowery’s condition ‘deteriorating fast’, says mother

Terminally-ill football mascot Bradley Lowery’s condition is “deteriorating fast”, his mother Gemma has said.

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Boy, 11, dies after getting electrical burns at rail depot

An 11-year-old boy has died after sustaining “awful injuries” from serious electrical burns at a rail freight depot, police said.

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