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Schools will be told they must promote “British values” in the classroom in the wake of the Birmingham “Trojan Horse” investigation into allegations of a takeover of the city's schools by hard-line Islamists.
English comedian and actor Rik Mayall died this morning aged 56, sparking an outpouring of tributes from fans of his classic scenes.
Maximum fines imposed by magistrates are set to rise dramatically under new proposals for England and Wales. The top offence level, which includes motorway speeding, could increase from £2,500 to £10,000.
TOPSHOTS-Smoke rises after militants launched an early morning assault at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 9, 2014.
More than one in three adults is now on the verge of developing diabetes amid soaring levels of obesity and couch potato lifestyles, a study has found.
Sewol ferry captain Lee Joon-seok arrives by bus at the court in Gwangju for his trial. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images. Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April with the death of more than 300 people, mostly children, have gone on trial on ...
Key figures behind the Government's flagship academies programme have “benefited personally” from their position by winning lucrative contracts from schools worth tens of thousands of pounds, according to MPs.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will host Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in London next week for an annual summit, Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Tuesday, two months after a human rights row between the two nations derailed talks.
Police are edging closer to understanding what happened to the youngster, a top Portuguese lawyer tells Sky News. 3:24am UK, Tuesday 10 June 2014.
Ministers have said there will be "no let-up" in the drive to reduce waste in Whitehall after £14.3bn in efficiency savings were found last year.
He turns 93 today, but the “indefatigable” Duke of Edinburgh will be putting duty first, as always, by attending a Buckingham Palace garden party in his usual role supporting the Queen.
The Pakistan Taliban have claimed responsibility for a jolting, deadly attack on Karachi's airport that led at least 26 people dead.
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Schhols are to face no-notice inspections after it emerged that those at the centre of the alleged Trojan Horse plot put on "hastily arranged shows of cultural inclusivity" to fool regulators.
The way Greg Cross sees it, a vote for independence in Scotland's referendum could be a killer blow for the British monarchy north of the English border.
Walmart employees hug outside their store after shootings left five people dead - including two Las Vegas police officers - at the store and a nearby CiCi's Pizza in Las Vegas, Sunday, June 8, 2014.
The Coalition's anti-poverty tsar has accused ministers of condemning large swathes of the current generation of children to be left behind in life by failing to come up with a more effective plan to get to grips with poverty.
Lloyds Banking Group is selling a stake in TSB for as little as £1.1bn as it prices the flotation of the challenger bank well below book value to attract investors in a market where the appetite for IPOs is waning.
A significant row over who will become the next President of the European Commission is expected to top the agenda of a high-level meeting later today involving the leaders of Sweden, Britain, the Netherlands and Germany.
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have concluded their search of an area of scrubland in Praia da Luz. Forensic teams are expected to move on to two other sites from Wednesday after a two-day pause in the search due to a ...
Nick Clegg's attempt to reassert his position with a major speech on Monday threatens to be undermined by a call from a senior Liberal Democrat for him to be sacked.
A new search for the body of missing Moors murder victim Keith Bennett will start next week. Also in this Section. Patients 'hit by surgery shutdowns' · No more cuts, warns Army's supremo · Cameron to open business festival · PM and Merkel to hold EU talks.
(Repeats story first filed on Sunday). * Egypt's Sisi sworn in as President. * Unemployment fuelled revolution, calls for change.
BAGHDAD - Authorities in Iraq say a double bombing at a Kurdish party office has killed 13 people in a town northeast of Baghdad. Police officials say the attack took place Sunday morning when a suicide bomber set off his explosive vest at the gate of the ...
Oil rig worker loses job after plane 'sighting' · The search for MH370. The wife of a New Zealander who was aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is "disgusted" at the release of a fictional account of the mystery.
NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding the major irritants in bilateral ties, Asia's two biggest countries India and China on Sunday sought to build a partnership as they decided on a series of high-level contacts in the coming months including Vice President Hamid ...
Police in Quebec are working with airports and other law enforcement agencies across Canada and the United States to track down three inmates who made a daring escape from a prison using a helicopter.
Google algorithm passes 'human' test. A "super computer" has duped humans into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the "iconic" Turing Test, experts say.
Manufacturers across the region have sustained the strong start made in 2014, reporting positives in outputs and orders, according to the latest quarterly figures from the EEF and BDO.
Christine Lagarde has asked whether she needs to grovel on her knees before George Osborne over the IMF's incorrect warnings on the UK economy, as she warned against raising taxes.
(Corrects typographical errors in paragraphs one and seven). * Q1 GDP revised annualised +6.7 pct vs initial +5.9 pct. * Capex revised up to +7.6 pct vs preliminary +4.9 pct.
The last time foreign tourists spent more money in Japan than their Japanese equivalents spent overseas, the Apollo moon landing was still fresh in the memory, Osaka was hosting Asia's first World's Fair and a dollar bought three and a half times more yen ...
England made heavy weather of this. Facing Honduras proved a far more dangerous encounter than they anticipated with lightning, a storm, a 43-minute delay for safety reasons and then some inexplicable roughhouse tactics from their fellow World Cup ...
Ever since Judy Murray started to organise indoor games of tennis for a very young Andy and Jamie, the Wimbledon champion has had a strong female influence on his career.
... * Sponsors signal unease on Qatar 2022 bribe allegations. * Allegations cloud build-up to Brazil tournament this week. * Sponsors, broadcasters would benefit from move to another venue (Adds Kia comment).
The World Cup starts in Sao Paulo on Thursday and finishes in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July. Thirty-two teams will contest the tournament, including hosts Brazil, holders Spain and perennial hopefuls England.
Los Angeles: TV mogul Simon Cowell may quit as a judge on 'Britain's Got Talent', fears fellow judge and singer Alesha Dixon.
The legendary comedy troupe don't seem to have much faith in England's chances at this year's World Cup. The recently united comedy group Monty Python are getting into the spirit of the World Cup, which kicks-off next week.