An off-label drug thought to be commonly prescribed by doctors to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, researchers have said.
US president Donald Trump has backed an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system in the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Florida.
The family of a grandfather who was murdered in his home by an intruder who was out from prison on licence following another killing said the case was “crying out for further investigation”.
The family of a man who went missing after a stag weekend in Hamburg more than a week ago have revealed details of his first confirmed sighting.
David Denton hopes to cap off a dream month by providing the muscle that pounds Scotland to victory over England.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has won a High Court fight with environmental campaigners opposed to the HS2 rail line running through a woodland area in west London.
Owen Farrell is blossoming into a “natural” Test match inside centre, according to World Cup winner Mike Tindall.
Executives at Latvian bank Norvik have claimed the nation’s central bank chief sought to extort money from their firm for years.
Former X Factor winner Leona Lewis will trade talent shows with a guest role on rival programme The Voice UK.
Wales have a clean bill of health for their NatWest 6 Nations trip to Ireland on Saturday.
Chelsea welcome Barcelona to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night for the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.
Britain’s education system needs to be more “flexible and diverse” than it is today, Theresa May has said, warning that the needs of all children are not being met.
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A lawyer has accused Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush in court of touching an actress inappropriately on an Sydney stage three years ago while he was starring in a production of King Lear.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in relation to two alleged robberies in Aberdeen. The incidents took place at A&C Smart, King Street on January 23, and Premier Stores, Union Street on January 27. Detective Inspector Allen Shaw said: “We are grateful to members of the public who have assisted us while enquiries have been carried out.”
Politicians in Northern Ireland are facing calls to be courageous and visionary by pledging to invest in the arts sector.
Long-serving SNP MP Pete Wishart has ruled himself out of the contest to be the party’s new depute leader.
Restoration work has started on a historic former bank building in the south of Glasgow.
Caithness police are investigating two thefts of diesel at a property in Upper Thrumster off the A99 south of Wick.
KFC is still grappling with the closure of 600 stores after a new delivery contract with DHL sparked chicken shortages across the country.