The Transport Secretary has been accused of putting politics ahead of passengers after a leaked letter showed he opposed the devolution of suburban rail services in the London area to keep the network "out of the clutches" of a Labour mayor.
A Scottish football club has said it sacked a physiotherapist in 1992 over an abuse allegation.
Strictly dancer Brendan Cole has admitted he would "love" to take over from departing judge Len Goodman.
Bobble hats with changeable pom poms have helped upmarket clothing brand Joules ring up a double-digit hike in sales as shoppers snapped up its winter warmers.
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More jobs are being created by manufacturing and retail firms but there has been a slump in other sectors including banking, a study reveals.
A pair of Queen Victoria's bloomers are expected to fetch up to £6,000 when they go under the hammer next week.
China has accused Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen of seeking to use a planned transit stop in the US to score diplomatic points.
UEFA has started disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for the behaviour of their supporters during Tuesday's Champions League game at Manchester City.
Kelechi Iheanacho is ready for the challenge of replacing Sergio Aguero as the prolific Manchester City striker takes an enforced break.
Former England boss Roy Hodgson is keen to return to management.
Senior Conservative Brexiteers have urged business to draw up a list of Brussels regulations to be repealed or reformed when the UK quits the EU.
Ken Clarke has led Tory calls for the Government to give MPs a vote on its negotiating strategy before triggering formal Brexit talks.
Former Scottish Conservative politician Allan Stewart has died at the age of 74.
Maintaining freedom of movement is "most important" to Scotland as it bids to stay part of Europe's single market, MPs have been told.
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London's top-flight index was enjoying a heady rise on Wednesday amid reports that Italy may take a controlling stake in troubled banking giant Monte dei Paschi di Siena.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland named his coaching team in Dublin on Wednesday for next summer's 10-match British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.
Justin Rose says he is " making good progress" as he prepares to launch the defence of his UBS Hong Kong Open title this week.
A north-east MSP has died after a short illness.
Aberdeen moved up to third place in the Scottish Premiership following a commanding 5-1 win against Kilmarnock at Pittodrie.
Following the huge success and popularity of Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook over the last 10 years, he is delighted to announce they will be returning once again and this time taking to the road for six shows in Aberdeen, Perth, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh.