UK

UK

Four passengers held after easyJet flight diverted to Bristol following incident

Four passengers have been arrested after a flight from Barcelona to Liverpool was diverted to Bristol Airport.

UK
A ferry beached last week by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, Tortola, the capital of the British Virgin Islands (Freeman Rogers/AP)

Hurricane Maria near British overseas territory, officials warn

The eye of destructive Hurricane Maria which has unleashed devastation across the Caribbean is “now near” a British overseas territory, officials have warned.

UK
Grenfell Tower in west London (Rick Findler/PA)

Grenfell disaster ‘triggered unprecedented mental health response’

The Grenfell Tower disaster triggered a mental health crisis of an “unprecedented” scale, a leading doctor has said 100 days on from the fire.

UK
Rowers train as the sun rises over the River Cam in Cambridge on the day of the Autumn Equinox (Joe Giddens/PA)

Bright autumn with hope for colour crescendo and bumper fruit harvests delivered

The first signs of autumn are appearing as the equinox marks the start of the season, with hopes for a crescendo of colour in late October, experts have said.

UK
Bonnie the baby white rhino is treated to a facial mudpack by Rhino keeper Graeme Alexander in preparation for her first birthday party at Blair Drummond Safari Park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Baby white rhino treated to facial mudpack ahead of first birthday party

A baby white rhino whose birth was hailed as an important step in the drive to save the species from extinction has been given a facial mudpack ahead of her first birthday.

UK
Transport for London said it informed Uber it 'will not be issued with a private hire operator licence' (Laura Dale/PA)

Not fare: Uber slams London licence move as legal battle looms

Uber has vowed to appeal after Transport for London said it will not be issued with a new licence and was “not fit and proper” to operate in the capital.

UK
Volcanic ash causes travel disruption

Norwegian Air eyes Monarch Airlines deal, sources say

The owner of Norwegian Air is understood to have entered the race to secure a tie-up with Monarch Airlines in an attempt to snatch a bigger slice of Britain’s low-cost travel market.

UK
Support for a fully armed police service among the rank-and-file has jumped as forces confront an unprecedented terrorist threat, according to a major staff survey (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Support among rank-and-file officers for fully armed police service growing

Support for a fully armed police service among the rank-and-file has jumped as forces confront an unprecedented terrorist threat, according to a major staff survey.

UK
Conservative MP George Freeman (Chris Radburn/PA)

Tories to mull over election jolt during ‘Ideas Festival’

A festival dubbed the “Tory Glastonbury” will see Conservative MPs and other leading figures on the right aim to plot the future direction of the party.

UK
The decision not to issue Uber with a new licence to operate in London has split politicians with supporters of the move claiming it could be a "game changer for the gig economy" but critics claiming the the capital was turning its back on "free trade and innovation" (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Game changer or Luddite? Politicians split on mayor’s Uber ruling

The decision not to issue Uber with a new licence to operate in London has split politicians with supporters of the move claiming it could be a “game changer for the gig economy” but critics claiming the the capital was turning its back on “free trade and innovation”.

UK
London black cab drivers have to learn The Knowledge

Black cabs v Uber: The Knowledge factor

There are a number of difference between Uber cars, which operate in London as private hire vehicles (PHVs), and black cabs

UK
The arrival into the Caribbean of Britain's biggest in-service warship, dispatched to help with hurricane recovery efforts, has been branded "hugely significant" (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Arrival of HMS Ocean to deliver aid in Caribbean is ‘hugely significant’

The arrival into the Caribbean of Britain’s biggest in-service warship, dispatched to help with hurricane recovery efforts, has been branded “hugely significant”.

UK
Police officers taking part in an operation in Cavendish Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, as part of the investigation into the Parsons Green bombing (Victoria Jones/PA)

Man charged with attempted murder in relation to Parsons Green incident

An 18-year-old man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder over the Parsons Green Tube terror attack.

UK
Almost half of parents polled said they are concerned about the price of school uniforms (David Jones/PA)

More than half of parents worried by school costs, survey finds

Parents are concerned about the rising cost of sending their child to a state school, with many worried about increasing prices of uniforms, dinners and trips, according to a survey.

UK
Chloe Campbell, who was missing and believed to be with a wanted man, has been found (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Missing 17-year-old girl found safe and well

A 17-year-old girl who was missing and believed to be with a wanted man has been found, police said.

UK
Prime Minister Theresa May has told other EU countries that the United Kingdom wants to be their "strongest friend and partner" after Brexit (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Theresa May lays out plans for two-year Brexit transition

Theresa May has set out plans for a two-year implementation period to smooth the Brexit process and promised to honour the UK’s commitments to the EU’s budget as she sought to end the deadlock over Britain’s break from Brussels.

UK
Theresa May will remind European leaders they have a 'profound sense of responsibility' to agree good terms (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

World is watching us for Brexit deal success, PM to tell EU leaders

Theresa May will tell European counterparts their shared political legacies depend on agreeing a good Brexit deal as she seeks to break the deadlock in negotiations over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

UK
Prince Harry speaks to members of the Australian Invictus swimming squad during a visit to the Aquatic Centre at the Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia (Steve Parsons/PA)

Prince Harry set for two-day visit to Denmark

Prince Harry is to make his first official visit to Denmark next month at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Kensington Palace has said.

UK
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick (Victoria Jones/PA)

Met chief warns of ‘hard choices’ as resources focus on counter-terrorism effort

Police chiefs are facing “very hard choices” as resources are increasingly focused on the massive counter-terrorism effort, the head of Scotland Yard has warned.

UK
Santa Maria Novella church in central Florence which is the venue for Theresa May's crunch speech on Brexit (Arj Singh/PA)

Taxpayers funding Theresa May’s trip to Florence, Downing Street says

Theresa May’s trip to Florence for her crunch speech on Brexit will be funded by British taxpayers, Downing Street has confirmed.

UK
Load more